News

FunGoPlay in the World’s First Virtual Sports Theme Park

LightWave helps build a groundbreaking game for children

Tue 02 Aug 2011

An estimated one in three children in America today is overweight or obese, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). To help combat the growing epidemic, FunGoPlay.com has opened the world’s first virtual sports theme park—an innovative online sports world that bridges the gap between online gaming and physical activity among children. FunGoPlay artists relied on NewTek LightWave™ 10 software to create and deliver everything from eye-catching imagery and 3D elements, to customizable assets and interactive environments.

Playing in the World’s First Virtual Sports Theme Park

Innovative gaming company FunGoPlay.com creates a groundbreaking 3D gaming experience for children with LightWave

Tue 02 Aug 2011

FunGoPlay.com has opened the world’s first virtual sports theme park—an innovative online sports world that bridges the gap between online gaming and physical activity among children. FunGoPlay artists relied on NewTek LightWave 10 software to create and deliver everything from eye-catching imagery and 3D elements, to customizable assets and interactive environments.

NewTek Releases LightWave 10.1

Delivers stereoscopic camera rig, VPR functionality, Skin Shader node, and more

Thu 28 Jul 2011

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced LightWave 10.1, the latest version of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation, visual effects and rendering software, is now available. With powerful advanced modeling and animation tools designed to integrate into any production pipeline, LightWave 10.1 offers a new off-axis stereoscopic camera rig option, improved Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR), advanced import and export capabilities, including MDD and integrated Autodesk®Geometry Cache support, a new Skin Shader node, and more. Artists count on the features of LightWave to deliver stunning results.

Abiogenesis: One Man’s Labor of Love

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

Mon 25 Jul 2011

Abiogenesis was a labor of love. A doodle taken to the nth degree,” says artist Richard Mans, describing his first animated short film.

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.


VFX from Start to Finish

Inhance digital delivers Innovative VFX from concept to completion with LightWave

Mon 11 Jul 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.

Avatar: Building a Virtual 3D Art Department

Innovative techniques power groundbreaking virtual workflow

Sun 01 May 2011

As an awe-struck, six-year-old boy watching George Lucas’s Star Wars, Rob Powers dreamt of being involved in filmmaking. He could not have imagined, nor could anyone have predicted, however, that in the years to come, he would join forces with another groundbreaking director to help revolutionize filmmaking forever.

LightWave 10 Launch Video

See the new VPR, stereoscopic tools, virtual studio tools and more

Mon 03 Jan 2011

LightWave 10 offers many new features, including Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR), linear colorspace workflow for the most dynamic range possible in renders, virtual studio tools and virtual camera support for the Intersense camera and 3Dconnexion devices, new stereoscopic tools and much more.

The Mechanics of "Repo Men"

Creative Character Engineering turns to LightWave to create the futuristic organs in the sci-fi thriller "Repo Men"

Tue 27 Jul 2010

At the forefront of artificial organ development for Repo Men, is Hollywood-based, Creative Character Engineering (CCE), which used the advanced 3D modeling capabilities of LightWave 3D, to bring the artificial organs from concept to reality.