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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.

Pixomondo Relies on LightWave for "Terra Nova"

LightWave Delivers Final Pixels Onscreen for Spielberg's "Terra Nova"

Fri 30 Sep 2011

The two-hour premiere of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated "Terra Nova" television series, which aired Monday September 26, 2011 on Fox Television, brings visually astounding science-fiction to prime time television once again—and NewTek LightWave™ software played a key role in the delivery.

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.