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Well, that's fine if you're displaying an image that was created with the assumption that it would be viewed on a monitor like yours. Most images on the internet, for example, are gamma corrected for the average PC monitor. But in LightWave, we're generating synthetic images. Specifically, LightW...
Here's how easy it is to make a cartoony hand with metanurbs and my QuadSew plugin.
What if Photoshop had a separate tool for every variation of every option? What if there was one Crop tool to create 4x6 inch images at 240 dpi, another Crop tool for 8x10 at 300 dpi, an...
QuadSew is a great little plugin for Modeler that "sews" pairs of quads together, kind of like Skin does, except that it uses quads instead of triangles to do the sewing and it deletes the original two quads. Plus, unlike Skin, QuadSew knows which way around the ski...
How can I make bevels without screwy corners? Here's a simple way to make perfect bevels every time. Here's a happy R. It looks just fine. We want it beveled, and still looking fine. Step 1 - Select the polygon and surface it with an "EDGES" surface. Step 2 - Bevel it....
What the heck is a Buckyball? A Buckyball, or Buckminsterfullerene, is really a carbon-60 molecule. It is the most symmetrical molecule possible. The 60 atoms are arranged like the vertices of a truncated icosahedron. An icosahedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 fa...
HD Random is a little plugin for Modeler that lets you move polygons around randomly, without their points going all mishy mashy. You can see here I made a many-segmented box and beveled the segments a little. Then I selected the top polys and applied a little HD Random. Just ...
I'm sick of the "Fractal Reflections" look. How do I make realistic chrome? First let's think about why the Fractal Reflections image looks fake. The Reflection Image effect is also called Environment Mapping. That means it's supposed to simulate reflections of...
How can I make realistic glass in LightWave? Refraction in Lightwave - To make realistic refractive objects, you have to understand how Lightwave handles refraction. As a light ray bounces around in your scene, Lightwave keeps track of the refractive inde...
Furrify.lsc is an Image Filter LScript that applies random fur-like lines to a rendered image. This is not a full-blown fur plug-in. Since the lines are random, it's meant for stills only. Also, the lines are not antialiased. But it can give quick results in a snap, and...