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.

Artist Spotlight: Steve Mcardle

This sculptor with a passion for CG creates incredible art pieces using LightWave 11.6

Mon 17 Mar 2014

Steve Mcardle is not only a fine artist, illustrator, sculptor, animator and director; he’s also an incredible LightWave 3D artist. While a fan of manipulating things digitally, Mcardle likes to create a foundation in 3D and built upon it with drawing or photography. The results are stunningly beautiful, and a testament to LightWave’s mantra—made by artists for artists. One look at his portfolio and we’re sure you’ll see why we have chosen him as our Power Artist for March 2014.

Educational Pricing of NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6 Now Available

Microsoft Kinect-based mocap and retargeting system easily captures, adjusts and retargets motion to 3D objects and characters in LightWave 11.6

Wed 12 Mar 2014

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).

Competitors leap to replace Softimage

LightWave 3D, Chaos Group first to reach out to Softimage users with special crossgrade deals.

Tue 11 Mar 2014

The Toaster and Tim's Vermeer

Creative Cow's Tim Wilson interviews NewTek founder Tim Jenison on his new movie; credits LightWave in the process

Tue 11 Mar 2014

The inventor of the NewTek Video Toaster was certain that he figured out the secret behind the uncanny realism of one of the world's greatest painters, and certain he could use the same methods to duplicate it. Really? Yes, really. Join us for a conversation with NewTek founder Tim Jenison on the unexpected intersection of art, technology, obsession and the Video Toaster in the wonderfully provocative documentary called Tim's Vermeer. Go behind the story and see why Tim says: "I had a lot more confidence going in because I started in LightWave."

LightWave 3D Group Offers Softimage Artists Special $495 Crossgrade for LightWave 11.6 Software

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 and valid through March 31, 2014.

Inside the Space Shuttle Atlantis Project

LightWave plays a key role in this 2014 VES Award-winning Special Project

Wed 05 Mar 2014

This extremely ambitious project for the Kennedy Space Center teams LightWave veteran John Gross with a group of extremely talented artists to create the richly immersive "Space Shuttle Atlantis" project, bringing the illusion of being in outer space to viewers. Find out how LightWave performed in the pipeline and see for yourself why this stunning project received the 2014 VES Award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project."

Just Add Milk and LightWave

A new blog emerges that offers up everything from cheatsheets to Python tips for LightWave

Wed 05 Mar 2014

Just Add Milk is a new blog for LightWave artists that offers everything from barebone templates and Python tips to scripts, libraries and cheat sheets. Give it a look and check back often. You just might find what you’ve been looking for or something you never knew you needed.