This definitive guide to LightWave's hidden power provides a breakdown of functions and some of the most popular plug-ins. LightWave Power Guide focuses on the most powerful functions of LightWave, highlighted by examples of those functions in use. Topics such as LightWave's plug-in architecture, character animation, inverse kinematics, and advanced modeling are covered in depth and accompanied by tutorials that teach real-world skills. LightWave Power Guide also presents valuable information on third-party resources and how to succeed in the business of animating. Whether you are a beginner looking for an easy-to-understand guide or a professional wanting to explore new levels of creativity with the true power of LightWave, LightWave Power Guide will inspire you to create stunning 3D animations.