Force of the Will – “L.S”
Determination, talent and LightWave 3D enabled the impressive Tokyo-based animation studio Yamatoworks to create this stunning animation
Wed 15 Feb 2017
Force of Will Co., Ltd., the company in charge of planning, developing, and selling the world-famous trading card game Force of Will, have decided to work on an anime adaptation project. Aiming for a 2018 release, the first step in this project is Force of Will the Movie. Along with the announcement of this project, six Japanese companies are working on their own animations, each approximately 15 minutes long. The Oscar-nominated director Shuhei Morita and his team at YamatoWorks have been working on “L.S”, a project based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Using the creative power of LightWave 3D, the team was able to work on this important project and bring Shuhei Morita’s stunning animation to life. Check out this video and get ready to be impressed by the unique talent of Morita-san and his team of talented artists.
Testing DOF techniques
After a series of tests, Louis du Mont shares several handy techniques for speeding up depth of field rendering in LightWave 3D
Wed 15 Feb 2017
Testing several possible solutions for speeding up the rendering process of depth of field has given LightWave artist Louis du Mont a deeper understanding of rendering depth of field in LightWave 3D. Louis has been sharing several useful techniques gained from his process on his website to help fellow LightWave artists. He uses primarily Lightwave 3D and After Effects as his main tools but of course, the theories apply to multiple applications. Check out the full breakdown on his website.
Ted’s Tech Animation
LightWave artist Louis du Mont gives the inside scoop on creating this funny 3D animation
Tue 14 Feb 2017
Through this cute animation of a fake mock technology review, UK-based artist Louis Du Mont show us once again his incredible talent. Using his sculpting and animation skills, Du Mont walks us through the process of creating this 3D animated video, explaining how rewarding it felt to bring this stylized character to life.
Project Spotlight: Not Humans, Just Robots
Digital Artists Massimo Zuanazzi & René Falk Thomasius team up to create a beautiful tribute to the French electro music duo Daft Punk
Mon 13 Feb 2017
Coming straight out of a science fiction universe, each project from the Italian digital artist Massimo Zuanazzi demonstrates his great ability to create entertaining and inspiring projects using LightWave 3D. Massimo’s most recent work consists of modeling a highly-detailed 3D robot inspired directly by the universe of the French electronic music duo Daft Punk. With the help of his good friend and LightWave user René Falk Thomasius, they bring together an amazing tribute to the multi Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo. Take a closer look and see their fantastic work for yourself.
Artist Spotlight: Fumito Ueda
Interview with the creative genius behind the hit video game “The Last Guardian.”
Thu 26 Jan 2017
By creating games that deliver emotional impact, stunning artistic design, and extend far beyond mere entertainment, Fumito Ueda has greatly influenced the history of video games. Tokyo-based LightWave reseller D-Storm interviewed Fumito Ueda - director and lead designer of the video games masterpiece Ico (2001), Shadow of the Colossus (2005), and The Last Guardian (2016) - to learn more about his creative inspirations and how he has used LightWave 3D extensively in his video game pipeline throughout his amazing career history. Get ready to be inspired!
Fasten your seat belts please!
A great example of 3D illustrations created with LightWave 3D for the popular GQ Magazine
Tue 17 Jan 2017
From concept to cover, digital artist Graham Hutchings uses LightWave 3D to create revolutionary images for many of today's popular magazines. His most recent work consists of several beautiful illustrations for the February 2017 edition of the popular GQ Magazine. Mostly done in 2 days from sketch, concepts to rendering, these impressive images were entirely created with LightWave 3D. Take a closer look and see Graham’s fantastic work for yourself.
Saudi Bahrain Bridge Project
Another great project from Bahrain Artist Khalid Abdulla al-Muharraqi, founder of Muharraqi Studios
Tue 17 Jan 2017
Brahain-based Muharraqi Studios impresses us once again with this great example of 3D animation created for the famous King Fahd Causeway bridges. Connecting Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, these series of bridges and causeways were built to improve the links and bonds between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Working on a traffic simulation to improve the efficiency of controls and vehicles maneuverability, the team used the power of LightWave to create this compelling 6-minute animation which includes an amazing environment, realistic cars/trucks’ rigs, and traffic flow simulation using Flocking.
Delivering Impressive Archviz
LightWave artist Peter Waldemar gives the inside scoop on creating top-quality architectural visualization for the furniture industry
Tue 17 Jan 2017
Peter Waldemar—an extremely talented Polish artist—visualizes architecture and furniture in very impressive ways. Working alone or with a team of creative people, Waldemar creates top-quality archviz images for the furniture industry. Using the power of LightWave 3D and Kray together, Peter seamlessly blends photography into his 3D environments to create realistic and stunningly beautiful 3D interior designs. Teaming up with other brilliant LightWave artists—such as Janusz Biela—Peter’s architectural visualization also include fully immersive walk-throughs of virtual 3D interior designs. Just one look at this extremely talented artist’s work and you will recognize a true master.