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A Very Special LightWave Holiday Challenge

The 2015 LightWave Holiday Challenge is officially underway

Thu 17 Dec 2015

The 2015 LightWave Holiday Challenge is officially underway! In the spirit of the season, we are looking for one outstanding, original image or animation created with LightWave 3D. This year we are looking for something special from our amazing LightWave community of artists and designers! Follow this link to get the full details. Show us and the world your unique creativity!

Creating Terrain with LightWave 3D

Simon Smalley shows us his amazing talent in this beautiful tutorial video

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Using procedurals, LightWave baked textures and Instancing, Simon Smalley shows us his amazing talent in this tutorial video. Step by step, you will discover the quick process of creating this beautiful grass image and how fast instancing in LightWave can be!

A.ero II, a sci-fi Drone

Italian artist Massimo Zuanazzi created an amazing Drone project in LightWave

Thu 17 Dec 2015

From modeling to animation, LightWave gave the Italian artist Massimo Zuanazzi all the tools he needed to create this stunning Drone project called A.ero II. Read all about his creative process and be sure to check out the video!

Making of Cavius Maximus

Digital Artist Farkas Ekho Zsolt share the making of his latest monumental project. All done in LightWave

Thu 17 Dec 2015

The very talented artist Farkas Ekho Zsolt impressed us this month with an amazing architectural project which we would like to share with the LightWave 3D Community: the creation of an entire ancient city, Cavius Maximus, inspired by the Roman architecture and visualized in LightWave. Watch the video and get ready for some fantastic work! If you are curious about his creative process, you should definitely take a look to his website!

OctaneRender 3.0 plugin for LightWave

New version of the OTOY OctaneRenderâ„¢ plugin for LightWave 3D

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Juanjo Gonzalez released a new version of the OTOY OctaneRender™ plugin for LightWave 3D. This is the first alpha build of the 3.0 plugin and it's available for Lightwave 10.1, 11.6 and 2015.3 Windows x64 (the OSX build will be released as soon as possible). Enjoy!

From 2D to 3D

LightWave 3D Artist Milivoj Popovic details how he used LightWave to create this beautiful 3D image

Thu 17 Dec 2015

LightWave Artist and co-founder of the award winning studio Lemonade3D, which has received over 50 international awards, Milivoj Popovic reveals to the LightWave Community the amazing process of creating his latest 3D work Granny.

PBR workflow in LightWave

Andrew Comb and Umberto Celentano share with the LightWave Community insight into their Substance compound node

Thu 17 Dec 2015

This month, the talented LightWave 3D artists Andrew Comb and Umberto Celentano share with the LightWave Community insight into their Substance compound node, which makes rendering Physically Based materials in LightWave very straightforward. Working together to improve the quality and the performances of the PBR node, they explain how to use the Substance Painter Compound Node in LightWave.

3D Kits in LightWave

See how the talented artist Spooky Pooka create these impressive 3D Kits series using LightWave 3D

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Almost everyone has assembled a toy model kit of an airplane or vehicle at some time in their life. With that in mind the UK-based artist Spooka Pooka shares with us the digital equivalent of model assembly.  Using the power of the LightWave Modeler tools Spooka Pooka created this impressive 3D Kits series. Says Pooka, “The beautiful ergonomics of LightWave Modeler [...] make the Kits a joy to work on. Starting with the intuitive layer system I can very easily experiment with the composition of numerous elements.”