Create Expo 2015 - A LightWave 3D Event

July 20 2015: Artists come together in the UK to show off how to use LightWave for everything from gaming to product design.

Tue 30 Jun 2015

Vision West Nottinghamshire College, UK is hosting a FREE event that brings together top LightWave talent in the UK to discuss and share the benefits of using LightWave 3D software for everything from gaming to product design to 2D illustrations. They will also share tips for using LightWave in production, lighting, rendering and more. Great door prizes will be offered, along with an opportunity to see firsthand why LightWave is just what you need to get the job done.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 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

Mon 15 Jun 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 was originally slated to end  June 30, 2015 but due to overwhelming requests from artists, we are extending the deadline to July 31, 2015.

Call for Content: LightWave 3D 2015 Show Reel

Send in your best LightWave 3D animations and reels for an opportunity to be featured in the upcoming LightWave 2015 Show Reel

Thu 28 May 2015

The LightWave 3D Group has announced a call for LightWave 3D content for its 2015 show reel. Work artists, students, and studios is welcome. All the details of how to submit your work for consideration is inside. All content must be received by Monday August 31, 2015 to be considered for inclusion. 

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.