A Concise source for creating your first / second character rig,
This review is from: LightWave 3D (8) Cartoon Character Creation: Rigging and Animation v. 2 (Wordware Game and Graphics Library) (Paperback)
I have been delighted with this book. I am using Lightwave 10 now but it is still relevant.
my ONLY concern is that during the basic rigging phase although he goes into A LOT of detail about what to do down to every finest detail and mouse click, it doesn't always explain WHY you do particular things. So there is a fair bit of working out to do on your own if you want to be able to rig characters by yourself. I would use this as a quick start study guide, and then work on my own project using for reference and hopefully after a few characters and trial and error shots have it all memorised and understood.
If you are interested in rigging and Lightwave when BUY THIS BOOK! You will not be disappointed. It covers absolutely tonnes. There is also a large section on advanced rigging which I have yet to cover but looking forward to it!
All the best.
LightWave 3D (8) Cartoon Character Creation: Rigging and Animation v. 2 (Wordware Game and Graphics Library)(1 customer review)