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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.

VFX Minds Panel of LightWave Luminaries

Variety magazine's David Cohen moderates a lively group of award-winning artists

Thu 10 Nov 2011

On November 10, 2011, NewTek hosted a special discussion with VFX industry icons Ron Thornton, Chuck Comisky, Doug Drexler and Eric Hance. Moderated by Variety Feattures 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.

VFX Minds Event in Hollywood Reveals LightWave 11

Special event celebrating Emmy nominees and winners at the Television Academy

Thu 10 Nov 2011

LightWave 11 was unveiled to guests of the NewTek "VFX Minds" event, a powerful new version of the 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.

NewTek Honors Emmy® Winning Visual Effects Artists

Actor Jeri Ryan joins industry icons to celebrate LightWave artists

Fri 21 Oct 2011

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced today Emmy® winning, NewTek LightWave 3D® visual effects artists will be honored at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Actor Jeri Ryan, having achieved cult status early in her career as the character Seven of Nine in the hit series, “Star Trek: Voyager,” will host the evening. She will be joined by special guest, Dick Van Dyke, to celebrate the numerous Primetime Emmy Award-winning visual effects created with LightWave 3D software.