Issue: May 1, 2002

Book reveals LightWave 7.0 character tips

PLANO, TX - Wordware Publishing ( and animator Timothy Albee have released "LightWave 3D 7.0 Character Animation," a textbook designed to help LightWave users bring their work up to the feature-film quality level. Albee has been a studio animator using LightWave 3D since 1991. His credits include feature animation for Disney, as well as work on Babylon 5 and Activision projects. The book instructs users how to create powerful and reliable character set-ups in LightWave, as well as offers modification suggestions for custom tailoring the application. "LightWave 3D 7.0 Character Animation" also details the secrets of advanced timing, weight, anticipation, silhouette and follow-through. Priced at $49.95, the book is accompanied with a CD featuring models, set-ups and study scenes that allow for immediate animating.