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Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love

Interview with Sublimation, the Japanese animation studio responsible for the CG effects of this amazing project

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Considered to be a monumental work of sci-fi animation, the anime series “Space Battleship Yamato” (also known as Star Blazers - 1974) creates excitement even today! After “Space Battleship Yamato 2199”, the remake of the planetary phenomena, “Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love” is now becoming a reality through a seven-part theatrical film project done in LightWave 3D. Japanese studio Sublimation tells us how enthusiastic they are about creating the Battleship Yamato universe with their favorite CG tool, LightWave 3D.

Studio Spotlight: Sublimation, Inc.

This Japanese animation studio really knows how to use LightWave to showcase their talent!

Thu 27 Apr 2017

Founded in 2011 by a team of passionate artists and now with more than 40 CGI projects to their name, Sublimation, Inc. uses all the power of LightWave to produce stunning 3D cel-shaded animations and game titles for a broad range of shows such as  "Hirune Hime", "The Ancient Magus' Bride" and most recently "Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Love Warriors". Check out Sublimation's recent LightWave 3D works and get ready to be impressed by such unique talent!

Create great Cel-Shading look with "YS plug-ins"

The president of Sublimation reveals the secrets behind these amazing cel-shad animation tools

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Have you ever dreamed about learning and using the best cel-shaded animation tools from a top 3D Japanese animation studio? With the YS plug-ins you can add powerful tools created by the Japanese studios, Yamatoworks and Sublimation, to your personal toolkit. Learn how these unique tools could boost your creativity and hear Mr. Atsushi Koishikawa, President of Sublimation, reveal the reasons why they have been developing these in-house LightWave 3D plug-ins for cel-shaded animation!

Cel Shaded Inspirations

LightWave 3D shows its muscles in this MAZINGER Z/Gō Nagai tribute animation!

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Following the latest blog post about the new Cel-Shading features included in the upcoming LightWave 3D release, the well-known LightWave 3D artist Lino Grandi combined his powerful rigging and animating skills with the new Cel-Shading features to create this beautiful example of Mazinger Z tribute animation.

Let's get ready for Black Holes S1!

The animated short series created in LightWave 3D is now finally going into production!

Tue 25 Apr 2017

We are excited to tell you that, Noodles Studio -- who is behind the amazing 3D animated Black Holes short -- has reached their funding goals with their KickStarter campaign.  The LightWave 3D Group would like to congratulate the film makers and the talented LightWave 3D artists on this milestone achievement! We can't wait for the release of Season 1 of BlackHoles so that we can enjoy your work!

Tartarus - Steam Store Page is now live!

The new FPS action/adventure game Tartarus is now available on Steam and reveals a compelling dark sci-fi universe to explore

Mon 24 Apr 2017

Developed using LightWave 3D and Unreal Engine 4 for both PC & MAC platforms, Tartarus –an FPS action/adventure game set in a dark sci-fi universe in the year 2230 -- is now available on Steam. Experience this new text-based adventure game and start exploring the spaceship for yourself! And if you want to know more about their production workflow, check out the interview on the online game magazine “80 Level”!

Get creative with Chris Scalf

Learn how this talented artist relies on LightWave 3D to create amazing 3D animated paintings

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Have you ever dreamed about bringing life to your digital art? With LightWave 3D artist Chris Scalf, learn how to turn your digital art into a 3D painting! This month, Chris Scalf shares his amazing processes for creating his "animated paintings” and he is now making them available so that you can view them on his Gumroad channel. These files will give other artists a deeper look into his project and reveal his special techniques in LightWave 3D used to create one of his stunning animated paintings. Chris also welcomes and encourages users to rearrange/alter and render their own version and share them with the CG community.  Why don’t you have a go at it and share with us?

Free Architectural Scene

Awesome Free LightWave 3D Scene by Peter Waldemar

Fri 03 Mar 2017

The talented LightWave artist Peter Waldemar shows once again his incredible artistic skill and mastery of architectural design and visualization. If you share Peter’s passion for architectural visualization and would like to learn more about his creative process, then you are in luck! Peter has created a beautiful architectural scene which he has made available to the entire LightWave community for free! Download it now for a “hands on” look at this wonderful example of architectural visualization including some very elegant furniture designs all created by Peter with LightWave 3D.

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