LightWave 11.5 Wins CGW Silver Edge Award

Computer Graphics World takes note of new features at SIGGRAPH 2012

Mon 01 Oct 2012

SIGGRAPH 2012 was the official reveal of of LightWave 11.5. Its many new features like the Genoma rigging system, After Effects support, Virtual Studio Tools, and more, excited artists and journalists alike.

"DR0NE" YouTube Channel Series Uses Virtual Studio Tools

Origami Digital delivers film-level visual effects with LightWave 11

Thu 06 Sep 2012

Origami Digital utilized the features in LightWave® 11, including Virtual Studio Tools, to streamline virtual production for the new sci-fi action series “DR0NE,” which premiered August 30, 2012 on the YouTube YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily (YOMYOMF) Network.

Interview with Rob Powers at SIGGRAPH 2012 gets the scoop of LightWave 11.5's new features

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Rob Powers, President of NewTek's LightWave 3D Group, discusses the nuances of the LightWave 11 software featured at Siggraph 2012.

Lightwave 3D Group takes on virtual production

Rob Powers has the industry cred to take on Autodesk and Lightstorm

Mon 27 Aug 2012

One of the newest companies to appear on the scene is Lightwave 3D Group. The Lightwave team has spun out from Newtek and is ready to stand on its own. It is being headed by Rob Powers, who led the Lightwave team within Newtek. Dominick Spina has joined the com­pany from Nvidia. He’s taking the role of chief marketing officer.

Build Surfaces in LightWave

3D World Magazine: Andrew Comb creates paint chips and blended surfaces in LightWave 11

Thu 23 Aug 2012

This tutorial will cover a number of techniques focused on building complex surfaces and simulating mixed materials, as well as showing you some more exotic tricks to get pretty lighting effects.

LightWave Brings Virtual Production Tools to Everyone

Groundbreaking performance capture with Playstation Move in LightWave 11.5

Tue 14 Aug 2012

The LightWave® 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today it is making  virtual production available to everyone with LightWave® 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture for virtual cameras, character puppeteering, and virtual lighting tools. Demonstrated publicly for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2012, actors used five individual Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Move controllers concurrently to capture and play back live performance in real-time using LightWave 11.5 Virtual Studio Tools.

LightWave 11.5 Revealed at SIGGRAPH 2012

New features create a robust end-to-end 3D pipeline

Tue 07 Aug 2012

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, a powerful new edition of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 includes many new features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, interchange support for Adobe After Effects and Pixologic’s GoZ Fiber Mesh, major workflow enhancements, and more.

LightWave 3D Group Launches New Website and Online Store to connect, educate and empower LightWave 3D artists all over the world

Thu 02 Aug 2012

The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has launched a new LightWave 3D® website and online store at—the first of many new LightWave-based announcements planned for SIGGRAPH 2012.