LightWave 2015 Update 3 Now Available

Offers fixes and updates to LightWave 2015, including enhanced interchange tools for GoZ, FBX, Alembic and much more

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group  announced today the release of LightWave 2015 Update 3 during SIGGRAPH Week 2015. This latest update  offers numerous fixes and improvements, including interchange enhanements for AE CC2015, FBX, Unity,Alembic, GoZ and more, as well as system updates for Python and support for NVIDIA Optimus technology.

LightWave 3D Group and 3rd Powers Team Up to Offer Powerful Creativity Bundle

During SIGGRAPH Week 2015 buy a full license of LightWave 2015 and receive 3rd Powers Full Suite of Plugins Free - a $600+ value

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group has teamed up with Japan-based software developer 3rd Powers to deliver the “Powerful Creativity Bundle,“ featuring a new full license of LightWave 2015 and a complete suite of plugins for LightWave created by 3rd Powers. During SIGGRAPH Week, August 10-17, 2015, artists who buy LightWave 2015 for $995 (USD) will receive free of charge the entire suite of 3rd Powers plugins for LightWave valued at more than $600 (USD). These include LW Brush, Cage Deformer, Lattice Deformer, Meta Mesh, Boolean Tool, and Heat Shrink Plus. Upgrade from earlier versions of LightWave and receive the 3rd Powers LW Brush plugin (a $169 value) free of charge.

Free 90-Day LightWave 2015 Full Feature Trial Available SIGGRAPH Week 2015

fully test the robust features of LightWave 2015 for 90 days without any limitations. We also kick off a new series of free Quick Start LightWave 2015 videos

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group wants to get LightWave 2015 in the hands of all 3D artists. During SIGGRAPH Week 2015, August 10-17, 2015 artists can download a no-cost full feature 90-day trial version of LightWave 2015 3D software to explore the software’s flexibility and performance in the pipeline. To fully unlock all the features of the 90-day free LightWave 2015 trial, users must register the software when downloading at the LightWave 3D website

Artist Spotlight: Bruce Branit

Visual Effects Artist Bruce Branit uses LightWave 3D to create extremely credible imaginary scenes and events for film, television and the Web

Sun 09 Aug 2015

The combination of LightWave 3D and ready access to powerful IP networks enabled Bruce Branit to become a World Builder in his own personal life. Rather than continue living in Los Angeles—where he moved to work on visual effects for Star Trek Voyager and Deep Space Nine, among other shows—he was able to move his young family to Kansas City, MO where the cost of living is substantially lower. “LightWave 3D lets me produce films and Web serials that use visual effects in a way that’s unexpected for a micro-budget project. That’s why I’m basing the future growth of my company on this platform,”  says Branit.

Show Reel Spotlight: Nigel Schutte

We love a killer Show Reel! This LightWave artist really knows how to showcase his talent.

Sun 09 Aug 2015

LightWave 3D artist Nigel Schutte knows how to grab your  attention with a Show Reel that really highlights his impressive work. Not only is it a way to showcase his talent, it is a great tool to share with studios looking to staff up for projects or add artists to their mix. Give this reel a look and we think you will see why we like it so much!

Aliens in Space Challenge

LightWave 3D Group Sponsors's Aliens in Space Challenge - get in on the fun and you may be a winner!

Sun 09 Aug 2015

Who is ready for an ultra creative alien challenge? The LightWave 3D Group has teamed up with CGTrader to sponsor its latest 3D CG challenge focusing on what else? Aliens! Inspired by alien-focused discussions, this challenge sets out to see how CG designers imagine aliens—from fictional creatures on existing planets to aliens imagined, here is your chance to make your own fantastical creatures, spacecraft and worlds.

Students Join Professionals to Celebrate LightWave 3D at Create Expo

The first LightWave 3D Event at Vision West College inspires and motivates students to explore their creativity.

Fri 24 Jul 2015

The first Create Expo for LightWave at UK-based Vision West Nottinghamshire College was a resounding success! Our own Lino Grandi and LightWave experts throughout the UK (from studios to indie artists) shared their knowledge and excitement of using LightWave for all types of content creation. The brainchild of Interactive Media Tutor Anthony Hall, the goal of the event was to nurture the next generation of 3D artists and students while also bringing together industry professional for a best practice showcase. From what we hear, it was a smashing success! View the photo gallery.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

The Asylum extends its biting franchise with its third Sharknado movie in as many years. LightWave 3D fills the VFX pipeline.

Thu 23 Jul 2015

The Asylum extends its biting franchise yet again with its third Sharknado movie in as many years. Known for its campy television series and movies The Asylum knows how to create a visual feast for viewers. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, which aired July 22, 2015 on the SyFy Channel, delivers plenty of exciting VFX created with LightWave 3D along with cameo appearances from notable celebrities and thrilling attractions like Universal Studios. Watch the trailer and prepare for shark-infested everything!