It has been a month since I posted about 3D modeling.
The Turin bell tower model has been progressing rather nicely these past few weeks. I used the LWCad Shingles tool for the first time to excellent effect. My photo references for the roof structure are weak though so I am winging most of this part of the model. I couldn’t have the roof floating in the air though; so I begin working on support beams for the underside.
Fortunately, a member of the LightWiki group on Facebook pointed out an easier way. LWCad provides for some really intriguing options.
The tip worked beautifully! It is a huge time-saving technique. So I made a miniature tutorial to demonstrate how to use LWCad to creating the support beams for a roof.
One point that I forgot to mention in the video is that Modo – and presumably other high-end 3D modelers – have features like LWCad’s UCS baked in.
We LightWavers are still waiting for the next version to be released. It is looking bleak though and the embittered come out in force whenever the topic is raised. I’ve seen this pattern of behaviour with the DAZ-3D treatment of Carrara.
I hope LightWave does not suffer the same fate! But that would be a different blog post.