Invites current Softimage artists to adopt LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software at an exclusive price point
Thu 06 Mar 2014
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD). The Softimage crossgrade offer is available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo and valid through March 31, 2014.
Advanced plug-in software for LightWave 3D takes advantage of the Viewport Preview Rendering (VPR) to offer real-time lighting sessions and instant feedback of HDRI maps
Tue 25 Feb 2014
Software developers continue to create powerful new enhancements that complement the features of LightWave 3D software. The newest to market is HDR Light Studio Live Connection, from the developers at HDR Light Studio, which offers real-time lighting sessions for the creation of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the LightWave Viewport Preview Rendering (VPR).
CG Society's Mike Hepburn goes behind the scenes to see how LightWave is helping Dr. Obsidian reach the silver screen
Tue 18 Feb 2014
The world is filled with tales about superheroes who overcome tragic backstory pasts to win the hearts of fans and followers everywhere. Batman struggled with the loss of his parents, as did Spider-Man, who lost his father figure, his uncle Ben, and Daredevil, who also became fatherless at the hands of a criminal. There are also the antiheroes who come to grips with their mutant capabilities to help others: The Hulk, Wolverine and his X-Men buddies…the list goes on. While each has his or her own challenges, perhaps none compares to those incurred by Dr. Obsidian. See how LightWave helps Mark Kochinski bring the superhero to the silver screen.
Digital Media World's Adriene Hurst goes behind the scenes for the Space Shuttle Atlantis Project
Mon 17 Feb 2014
Digital Media World’s Adriene Hurst goes behind the scenes of the 2014 VES award winning Space Shuttle Atlantis project where she learns how Eden FX and Mousetrappe Studio worked together to create a three-act presentation for the visitors of the exhibit. See how LightWave helped play a role in the process, including the role LightWave played in rendering and animating the project.
Artists use LightWave 3D software in the pipeline for Kennedy Space Center Special Venue Project
Fri 14 Feb 2014
Experiencing the Kennedy Space Center’s “Space Shuttle Atlantis” exhibit for the first time can be captivating, but add to it an immersive experience filled with computer graphics and animation, and you’re heading toward mind-blowing realism. The creation of the “Space Shuttle Atlantis” recently won the award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project” at the 2014 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. LightWave 3D played a key role in the massive production pipeline of the Atlantis project; it was used for 3D modeling, animation and rendering.
LightWave artist Mark Kochinski discusses workflow for the indie film Dr. Obsidian
Thu 13 Feb 2014
Mark Kochinski has been navigating the visual effects landscape with LightWave for more than 20 years, starting with his VFX-infused television work in the 1990s. for 'Babylon 5.' Now he discusses LightWave workflow for his latest indie film 'Dr. Obsidian' with ACM Computers in Entertainment.
Artist Steve White shares how to use Subdivision Surfaces for Organic Modeling
Thu 13 Feb 2014
Who doesn’t love an in-depth LightWave how-to video tutorial? Artist Steve White has answered the call with a dolphin tutorial created with LightWave 11.5/11.6 SubD Surfaces. This video is only the first part in the series, so be sure to watch the remaining chapters in the description below in the YouTube video.
Dual Exhibition Honors LightWave Artist Khalid Al-Muharraqi and his Father Artist Abdulla Al-Muharraqi
Wed 12 Feb 2014
The saying “like father, like son” certainly applies to Abdulla Al-Muharraqi and his son Khalid Al-Muharraqi, two artists whose work will be honed in an art exhibit in Bahrain on March 4, 2014 with His Royal Highness, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain opening the exhibition. A highly skilled LightWave 3D Artist in his own right, Khalid Al-Muharraqi will host the “Muharraqi: Father & Son” exhibition, which will also showcase several new pieces, including an artistic masterpiece created by father and son using a mix of traditional and digital art techniques.