Lightwave 3D 8 Cartoon Character Creation, Volume 1: Modeling & Texturing by Jonny Gorden
Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.; Bk&CD-Rom edition (November 1, 2004) | ISBN: 155622253X | PDF | 26,6 Mb | 496 pages
The first of 2 volumes explaining proven methods of creating 3D cartoon characters for animation.
This book is a great one to have in your Lightwave library, and even if you use another software package you will be able to follow his techniques to help you master the fascinating and technical aspects of animation. Jonny does assume you have basic knowledge of Lightwave 3D and have the ability to move around and understand it's interface. What I loved about this book is that doesn't tell you to do this and do that, He actually explains why! This is from setting up the interface to why he works the way he does. this book goes into great detail explaining how to create a character (and why you create it in a certain way) and how to texture it in a realistic way. I bought also his companion book Volume Two,because as he explains, there is just so much information you NEED to know!
It's great reading and chock full of information, includes a disc with all the files and screen shots to help you along the way.