It’s a Snail’s Life

Artist Lorenzo Zita gets creative in 3D Artist magazine with a how-to tutorial with LightWave 3D and Zbrush

Mon 18 May 2015

Lorenzo Zita is no stranger to creating amazing (and unusual) characters with LightWave 3D. He recently created a tutorial for 3D Artist magazine issue 79  that details how he modeled and textured a slimy snail with LightWave 3D and Zbrush. He expands the article with a video tutorial that you won’t want to miss.

HurleyWorks Releases Advanced Placement Plugin

For LightWave 11.6.3 and LightWave 2015, this plugin

Mon 18 May 2015

The Advanced Placement plugin by Hurleyworks inc. is an interactive physics-based tool for placing scene items and their instances or clones into a LightWave 11.6.3 or LightWave 2015+ scene. The company is offering a limited time $149 launch price (a savings of $50). Click to view videos and get more details about this new plugin.

Get to Know "Tokyo Ghoul"

Oscar Nominaee Shuhei Morita delivers popular anime TV series with LightWave 3D

Mon 18 May 2015

We love anime - especially when created with LightWave 3D. Discover "Tokyo Ghoul," a popular anime television series created with LightWave 3D by Oscar Nominee Shuhei Morita.

Understanding OctaneRender for LightWave 3D

Lino Grandi offers a series of video tutorials that detail using the Otoy OctaneRender plugin for LightWave 3D

Mon 18 May 2015

We have a new series of training videos from resident LightWave artist Lino Grandi that are designed to get you up to speed with features such as the Camera, Displacement, Render Target,  FiberFX, and Instancing. See how these videos can help simplify the learning curve when working with OctaneRender and Lightwave 3D.

Tool Chefs Unveils Free Deformation Plugins for LightWave

New Harmonic Deformer and V-Deformer plugins available for creating deformations in LightWave 11 and LightWave 2015

Thu 14 May 2015

The Tool Chefs Harmonic Deformer is a free form deformer plugin for LightWave 11 and LightWave 2015 that uses a closed mesh (cage) to deform a high-resolution mesh. Its implementation is based on the SIGGRAPH Paper from Pixar about Harmonic Coordinates for Character AnimationBased on an earlier plugin by Daniele Federico, V-Deformer can be used to deform a mesh using multiple magnet handles, a polyline, or a spline curve and is particularly useful for morph creation and combing hair. 

LightWave 3D Spring Into Summer Challenge

New design challenge kicks into high gear - offers prizes from LightWave 3D Group, 3rd Powers, Wtools3D, Volumedic, DB&W, and Tool Chefs

Fri 24 Apr 2015

The LightWave 3D Group has launched a new design challenge  that offers  a treasure trove of terrific prizes for the winners! LightWave 3D artists will have the opportunity to participate and win in two design areas - ART and ARCHVIZ. The caveat is that all entries must incorporate Mechanical Spring objects into their designs to qualify and be entered in the challenge. There are no limitations to your designs. Use your imagination, be really outrageous or magnificiently realistic. The Spring Into Summer Challenge ends June 30, 2015.

Artist Spotlight: Zsolt Ekho Farkas

While his art is diverse – running the gamut from realistic, to painterly, to cartoony – his tool set is not. He chooses LightWave 3D.

Tue 07 Apr 2015

Every artist dreams of one day creating his or her own masterpiece – a work that will be admired by many and talked about far into the future. But one 3D artist, Zsolt Ekho Farkas of Budapest, Hungary, did in fact create a masterpiece (actually, a re-creation of one) as well as a range of other digital pieces. And while his art is diverse – running the gamut from realistic, to painterly, to cartoony – his tool set is not. For all his projects, Farkas uses LightWave 3D.

Swarming in Sleepy Hollow

See how the popular Fox Television show uses LightWave and its VPR to create swarming effects.

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Sleepy Hollow is a US police drama series from the writers and producers of Star Trek, created for 20th Century Fox Television. The story, based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, twists the 1820s plot to include the supernatural/horror genre, which keep audiences engaged and coming back for more. See the role LightWave 3D and its VPR plays in the creation of swarms of locusts and murders of crows for believable visual effects.