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These Days, Everyone is George Lucas

The Financialist.com profiles VFX and spotlights LightWave

Fri 01 Feb 2013

Thanks to the digital revolution, Hollywood filmmakers are getting more bang for their buck – literally. The Financialist.com's Mara Gay discusses creating visual effects and spotlights the power of LightWave to make it happen.

LightWave 11.5 Now Available

Introduces Genoma Character Rigging System and many new features to streamline workflow

Thu 31 Jan 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available.

3D Art Techniques Revealed: Robert A Brubaker

Robert A Brubaker detals how he creates some of his art images for 3D World

Tue 22 Jan 2013

3D World magazine interviews artist Robert A Brubaker on the creation of his 3D imagery--many of which are created with LightWave and Photoshop.

Blood & Chrome: A Possible VFX Future?

FX Guide's Mike Seymour goes behind the scenes...LightWave and all

Wed 02 Jan 2013

As a new model for production Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a very interesting model, both from a production/virtual production standpoint and distribution. Learn from the leading artists on the project some of the behind-the-scenes production secrets and how this long awaited project has evolved for multiple screens.

Creating a Ghost Train: A Visual Display for Preston Hall

Pollen Studios turns to LightWave to recreate period drama.

Sun 30 Dec 2012

Pollen Studio creates a ghost train audio/visual display for prestigious Preston Hall Museum in Northern England, an eerie effect that smashes out of a bookshelf within a museum room. The LightWave 3D elements blend perfectly with the actors in period costume who portray passengers on the doomed train.

Architectural Trieste

December 2012 LightWave Power Artist Mitja Briščak visualizes architecture in realistic ways

Wed 19 Dec 2012

As a young boy, Mitja Briščak sat transfixed watching JumanjiJurassic ParkToy Story, and other CG blockbuster movies. His passion for feature film animation intensified when he came across a computer magazine that gave a behind-the-scenes look at how CG movies are made, including 3D character rigging, modeling, wire removal, and other magic tricks of animation. Today he creates architectural visualization with LightWave 3D while holding  to his dream of working in a large studio one day.

The "Unsung Heroes" of Character Animation

Cape Town's Character Matters Animation Studios keeps it creative with LightWave

Wed 19 Dec 2012

When you think of the movie capitals of the world, Cape Town, South Africa probably doesn’t come to mind. But that doesn’t stop Character Matters Animation Studios, a Cape Town-based character animation boutique with enormous talent and high aspirations that are achieved with LightWave.

FX Animation Barcelona Inspires Artistry

From visual effects to video games, students turn to LightWave to prepare for real-world production environments

Wed 19 Dec 2012

Xes Vilà, founder and school director of FX Animation, Barcelona, is passionate about his school, its students and the incredible CG they continue to create with LightWave 3D software. Not only is Vilà the school founder, he is also a longtime LightWave artist who first encountered the software on the Amiga. Now he utilizes the many new features in LightWave 11 on a regular basis.

In this Q&A, Vilà offers insight into the FX Animation School’s philosophy and curriculum, its students, and the tools they use to create their impressive work and the school’s highly successful conversion of students to production studios after graduation.