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An Interview with Iron Sky Director Timo Vuorensola

Groundbreaking indie film leaves the "dark side of the moon" with LightWave

Tue 01 May 2012

Timo talks about Iron Sky and the important contributions LightWave made in bringing this indie film to silver screens worldwide.

NAB 2012 LightWave Videos

Behind the scenes with the NewTek team and LightWave at NAB 2012

Thu 26 Apr 2012

This video includes a short overview of some of the LightWave 11 demos from NAB 2012 in Las Vegas along with a photo scrapbook of some of the NewTek staff at the show.

"Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers

Radical 3D delivers impressive aerial combat previz with LightWave

Wed 25 Apr 2012

Production of Red Tails proved to be as unique as its subject—a heroic group of black U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) servicemen who painted the tails of their aircraft red and became known as "Red Tails." Like the airmen, the film had a precarious start, but a strong and lasting finish.

Into SUNRISE Studios

Rob Powers Visits SUNRISE Anime Studio in Tokyo, Japan - in Anaglyph 3D Video

Fri 20 Apr 2012

The SUNRISE Anime Studio produces some of the best Japanese Anime in the world including the Blockbuster hit series Freedom. They rely on LightWave in their productions to create 2D  anime-style shaded renders.

"Iron Sky" Conquers the World, One Theater at a Time

Energia Productions delivers a dark sci-fi comedy with LightWave

Tue 17 Apr 2012

From humble beginnings in the Northern European nation known better for angry bird games or mobile phones, Energia Productions has stormed onto the movie scene and stirred up a groundswell of interest and excitement in anticipation of the Finnish visual effects house’s first full-length feature film, Iron Sky.

Premiering at the Berlin Film Festival in early February 2012, Iron Sky became a social media phenomenon, logging more than 5 million YouTube views of the Iron Sky trailer and more than 100,000 Facebook and Twitter fans. The movie premiered in North American in March at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

NewTek Ships LightWave 11 Software

Studios and artists push boundaries, speed up production in their 3D pipelines

Mon 20 Feb 2012

NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy® award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that lets artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, Pixologic™ Zbrush® support, and much more. With its innovative tools and unlimited creative possibilities, LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation—from film and broadcast visual effects production, to architectural visualization, and game design.



NewTek Applauds 10th Annual VES Awards

Groundbreaking VFX productions achieve award-winning results with LightWave 3D

Wed 08 Feb 2012

NewTek congratulates the winners and nominees of the 10th Annual VES Awards for outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.

NewTek LightWave 3D® software seamlessly integrates into the production pipelines of many VES Award winners and nominees, including 2012 VES Award winner Terra Nova for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series."

NewTek Congratulates "The Adventures of Tintin"

LightWave's Rob Powers served as VAD supervisor for Tintin before joining NewTek

Mon 16 Jan 2012

The 69th Golden Globe awards have been announced and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin was a resounding winner for Best Animated Feature Film. NewTek would like to congratulate Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and the entire crew for their win of the acclaimed award.