From Rome to Barcelona with 3D

LightWave President Rob Powers visits schools in Rome and Barcelona to share the latest on LightWave

Posted: Thu 30 May 2013

LightWave President Rob Powers recently visited students and artists in Italy and Spain to discuss everything from real-world production tips to upcoming technology advancements in the works from the LightWave 3D Group. Students at the Università di Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy and FX Animation School in Barcelona, Spain turned out in droves to meet Powers and see the latest advancements in LightWave. Powers, in turn, was impressed by the exceptional projects these talented students and artists are creating with LightWave, making the trip all the more rewarding.

"I was blown away by the amazing talent the students at both these schools possess," explains Powers. "It was so incredible to be able to share the latest features of LightWave with them and to get their enthusiastic feedback. The students in Italy were so excited about LightWave 11.5, it was hard to get them to stop applauding.

"The energy and enthusiam from the students and artists in both Rome and Barcelona was contagious. This was a trip that will stay with me for a long time. I learned so much from these talented artists and look forward to following their work as they move through their professional careers."

Below Rob is interviewed by a media team at FX Animation in Barcelona. 

Images from Rob's visit to the FX Animation School in Barcelona

A photo op with the talented FX Animation students and instructors in Barcelona .

Rob shares how to create a virtual art department, like the one he helped create for Avatar and Tintin,   before sharing the new features of LightWave 11.5.

Rob does a press interview with beautiful Barcelona in the background.

Images from the meet up in Università di Tor Vergata in Rome

Group shot of students working with LightWave at the university in Rome.

Highlighting the new capabilities of Genoma rigging in LightWave 11.5.

A full house of students and LightWave artists listen intently about the new features in  LightWave 11.5.

Discussing the workflow and object referencing in LightWave 11.5.

LightWave artists meet with Rob Powers at the university event in Rome.

LightWave's Lino Grandi talks about Genoma in LightWave 11.5.