LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast Graphics at NAB 2013

Powerful new After Effects Interchange gives artists greater flexibility with 2D and 3D elements

Tue 09 Apr 2013

At NAB 2013 (booth SL4610), the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is demonstrating its new LightWave 11.5 3D modeling and animation software, including the new After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics.

LightWave 3D Group Unveils Architectural Design Bundle

Offers everything designers need for3D visualization with industry-leading modeling, rendering and animation tools

Wed 13 Mar 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new Architectural Design Bundle that couples LightWave 11.5 3D modeling, animation and rendering software with WTools3D’s LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools for LightWave. The bundle includes a powerful set of features that architects, set designers and interior designers can use to cost-effectively create professional 3D visualization and animation for the most demanding design projects.

Cooking Up "Ratatouille" Kitchen

Artist Ben Cooper gives a shot breakdown, using LightWave 11 to create the vision

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Artist Ben Cooper is a talented artist working at The Dreamvision Company/Character Matters in South Africa. He took on the challenge of recreating the kitchen in Pixar’s notable “Ratatouille” film using LightWave 11. He offers up a shot breakdown to shares how he made this compelling recreation happen. 

Picture Real-Life, Only Better

Power Artist Eugenio Garcia Villareal creates stunning visuals from deep in the heart of Mexico

Tue 12 Mar 2013

If you read 3D magazines and frequent online galleries, you’ve undoubtedly seen the work of 3D Artist Eugenio Garcia Villarreal. While he’s a relative newcomer to the industry, he’s prolific in the creation of environmental 3D stills and generously shares his techniques and workflow with other LightWave artists in the global community. We are pleased to name him the LightWave Power Artist for March 2013.

Learning Genoma in LightWave 11.5

Lino Grandi shares new Genoma character rigging video tutorials for LightWave 11.5

Tue 12 Mar 2013

The new Genoma character rigging system in LightWave 11.5 opens the door to endless possibilities for character rigging. LightWave's rigging expert Lino Grandi has created several videos to highlight the features of Genoma and how to use them in your workflow. 

Utilizing GoZ for Polypainting

Cody Burke details how to use the GoZ feature in LightWave 11 for polypainting objects in ZBrush

Mon 11 Mar 2013

The GoZ feature for polypainting objects in ZBrush can be used to greatly streamline surfacing in LightWave 11. This powerful feature uses the Spotlight Projection feature to simplify the painting of textures to models from other images. The end result can be anything from cartoon-like to hyper-realistic.  Cody Burke takes you step-by-step through the process in this online tutorial.

From Cars to Cartoons

Power Artist DJ Waterman turns his love of cars to works of art with LightWave

Wed 06 Feb 2013

While most men dream of owning and driving cool cars, Sydney, Australia-based Des "DJ" Waterman likes building them in LightWave. Whether it’s a VW Beetle, Alpha Romeo, or Mini-Cooper, bringing 3D cars to life has been a long-time passion.

LightWave 11.5 First Look

3D World magazine's Rob Redman likes what he sees in LightWave 11.5

Fri 01 Feb 2013

3D World magazine's Rob Redman gives LightWave 11.5 a first look and is impressed -- especially with After Effects exchange and the new modeling tools -- which he says "should be at the top of the feature list."