George Activated

Artist Steve Clarke uses LightWave and Octane Render to animate a concept image from Jake Parker

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Animated short created by Steve Clarke, based on the concept image by Jake Parker. Clarke says: "This started off as just an idea for an image in 3D. I got carried away. I hope you like it." Created with LightWave and Octane.

Recreating a Masterpiece with LightWave

Artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas walks you through the process of creating Benczúr Gyula's 2D painting Budavár Repossession in LightWave

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Ekho Farkas is no stranger to challenges—he took on the 2013 LightWave 3D Holiday Challenge and his entry emerged as the Facebook Fan Favorite. Recently, he took on a much larger challenge—recreating Benczúr Gyula's 19th century masterpiece "Budavár Repossession,” which hangs in the National Gallery of Hungary. See the shot breakdown Farkas shares for recreating this masterpiece in LightWave.

On the Cover with LightWave

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Artist Graham Hutchings knows how to create 3D that grabs your attention. He recently used 100%  LightWave to create the cover and feature illustrations of the landmark 1000 MPH land speed car featured in the March 2014 edition of Popular Mechanics  magazine. Have a look at the incredible results and stay tuned, we’ll give your more insight into Hutchings’ LightWave design style in a future article.

You Spin Me Right Round

LightWave artist David Aguero uses old school techniques to put a new spin on animation

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Artist David Aguero, winner of the 2013 LightWave Holiday Challenge, has been working his magic yet again with LightWave--this time animating a frog spinning on a turntable of rippling water.  To make this particular animated short, Aguero went old school--creating the water with displacements, procedurals and nulls. The results are stunning.

Cast your Votes in the 2014 3D World CG Awards

It's time to nominate your favorite LWG products and projects for this prestigious industry award

Wed 23 Apr 2014

The 3D World CG Awards returns for the fourth year to discover and celebrate the best the CG industry has to offer. You can vote for the best products, technology and CG content of the past 12 months, nominating, in 16 categories, everything from inspiring innovations and time-saving technology to cool  work you like. Works released between March 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014 are eligible. The contest ends May 25, 2014, so don’t wait! Get your votes in now for LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion. Awards make us very happy!

Taking the Gold

Cortical Studios wins a gold medal at the New York Festival for its scientific information film created with LightWave 3D

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Congratlations to Amsterdam-based Cortical Studios, winners of a prestigious gold medal award at the 2014 New York Festivalsthe equivalent to the Oscars for commissioned films, for its scientific information film on probiotics created with LightWave 3D software. In addition to the gold medal, the film also won a bronze medal in the category Animation, and in 2013 it was a finalist in the Global Awards, with its special focus on science and health care.

3D Weapon Render Challenge is On!

Submit your 3D models and renders for's new 3D weapons challenge

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Who doesn’t love a creative challenge? Especially when it involves using 3D to create weapons for game play? has unleashed a new contest that encourages participants to model and render original 3D weapons and submit them to the gallery for judging. This is your chance to show what you can do with LightWave 3D and its incredible renderer. The contest ends May 27, 2014. Visit the challenge page  for all the details.

Free 30-Day Full Feature Trial of ChronoSculpt Time-Based Sculpting Software Now Available

Offers 3D artists time-based content sculpting and correction of cache animation and dynamic simulations

Tue 25 Mar 2014

The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a free 30-day full feature trial version of ChronoSculpt software is now available. Chronosculpt offers an intuitive way for artists using any professional 3D modeling and animation software on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems to create content with custom morph targets or fluidly sculpt animation performances over time.