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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.

Cover to Cover

Joe Zeff Design relies on LightWave to create stunning cover art for popular magazines -- from "Rolling Stone" to "Time"

Fri 25 Jun 2010

Leading design studio Joe Zeff Design is well known for its computer-generated illustration for publishing companies, advertising agencies and major corporations, which owner Joe Zeff creates using LightWave 3D® software. Some of his most powerful and highly recognizable images can be found on the covers of magazines such as Newsweek and Time magazines.

Moritz Mayenhofer's Animated Short Film "Urs"

Wed 09 Jun 2010

This ambitious student thesis project was created with state of the art computer graphics tools, including LightWave 3D as a major part of its production pipeline. 

LightWave Artist Profile: Nicolas Crombez

Check out the beautifully disturbing imagery of this LightWave master.

Tue 01 Jun 2010

All it takes is one look at Nicolas Crombez's work and you’ll recognize a true master, diligent in his craft. His beautifully disturbing imagery conjures an emotional experience no viewer will soon forget, as I suppose art should. The pictures speak for themselves, telling stories without text, narration or movement. These static images are snapshots of worlds that exist only in the artist's imagination, becoming real or surreal through amazing talent and the use of innovative tools, such as LightWave 3D.

LightWave Production Profile: Cityscape

Behind the Scenes with Cityscape

Fri 21 May 2010

Oliver Treadway of Cityscape explains the importance of LightWave 3D as part of his unique production workflow.

LightWave Production Profile: Darkside Animation

Behind the Scenes with Darkside Animation

Fri 21 May 2010

Simon Percy and Greg Cox of Darkside Animation explain the importance of LightWave in their production pipeline.