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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.

Abiogenesis: One Man’s Labor of Love

Artist Richard Mans embraces LightWave as he embarks on his filmmaking career

Tue 13 Dec 2011

After spending several years as a freelance animator, Mans wanted more. He wanted to create art with meaning. He wanted to take his work to a new level. He wanted more from his existing software tool set. "I realized that the only way forward for me," he says, "was to make a short film." And Abiogenesis was born and realized with LightWave 3D software.

Inhance Digital Delivers VFX from Start to Finish

Innovative VFX from concept to completion with LightWave 3D

Fri 02 Dec 2011

Inhance Digital is as unique as the computer graphics (CG) and visual effects (VFX) it delivers. Since its inception in 1997, Inhance Digital has delivered innovative, interactive, and visually compelling marketing and communications campaigns to an impressive list of corporate clients, including global Fortune 500 firms. In 2007, the interactive marketing agency extended its talents, technologies, and techniques to the entertainment market, serving up visual effects, animation, and compositing projects for commercials, television programs, and feature films using NewTek LightWave 3D software.

LightWave 11 New Features Video

Delivers instancing and flocking to GoZ for Zbrush and Unity Game Engine support

Mon 21 Nov 2011

This video showcases the many new features of NewTek LightWave 11 software.

NewTek Unveils LightWave 11

Offers instancing, flocking, fracturing, Bullet Dynamics, ZBrush support and more

Fri 11 Nov 2011

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 11, a powerful new version of its Emmy® Award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 fits into any studio pipeline seamlessly, offering support for Autodesk Geometry Cache and FBX, including pixel-perfect camera matching with Autodesk Maya cameras. It also supports the Unity game engine and Pixologic GoZ ZBrush workflow, making it ideal for all production environments, including smaller specialized studios and individual artists.

VFX Minds Panel Discussion

Industry Visionaries and Experts discuss the history and future of VFX--powered by LightWave 3D software

Fri 11 Nov 2011

On November 10, 2011, NewTek hosted this special discussion with VFX industry icons Ron Thornton, Chuck Comisky, Doug Drexler and Eric Hance. Moderated by Variety Feartures Editor David S. Cohen, the panel discussed the current challenges of producing high-end, award-winning visual effects for television, while juggling increasingly difficult budgets and schedules.