Creating interesting and detailed surfaces for objects and characters in 3D, whether they are to appear photorealistic or stylised, is a process that many artists find complex and confusing. LightWave 3D 8 Texturing is targeted at all levels of animators and visual effects artists who wish to create stunning textures for their models. LightWave is among the most powerful, complete, and reliable 3D tools in existence, and has become the visual effects software of choice in the film, television, and broadcast industries. Because of its widespread and historical leadership in the market, LightWave is quickly becoming the leading tool for visual effects and animation as well. CD-Rom included.
3D artist Leigh van der Byl has worked professionally as a texturing artist, modeler, and lecturer in the visual effects industry for a number of years. Experienced with a host of software packages including LightWave 3D, Leigh pursues the quest of photorealism with an increasingly fervent, almost frightening dedica-tion. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.