LightWave 3D Group Launches New Website and Online Store
Lightwave3D.com to connect, educate and empower LightWave 3D artists all over the world
Posted: Thu 02 Aug 2012
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has launched a new LightWave 3D® website and online store at www.lightwave3d.com—the first of many new LightWave-based announcements planned for SIGGRAPH 2012.
See the latest LightWave 3D software and listen to LightWave artists share their production stories at SIGGRAPH 2012 in the LightWave 3D Group Booth #701, Los Angeles Convention Center, August 7-9.
“The new LightWave 3D website highlights all the phenomenal visuals being created by LightWave artists—from independent animators and architects to high-profile studios and production houses,” said Rob Powers, president of the LightWave 3D Group. “When we set out to redesign the website, the first thing we wanted to do was give back to our customers with everything from LightWave training videos and behind-the-scenes interviews to third-party resources and community forums.”
The new website also features an online store offering an immediately downloadable purchase of LightWave 3D software that no longer requires a hardware dongle for use. Customers who want a hardware dongle to run LightWave plug-ins can purchase the device separately and existing users can continue utilizing the LightWave hardware dongle seamlessly without affecting their workflow. Additional merchandise is also planned for the online store, including limited edition LightWave t-shirts, LightWave training DVDs, books, and more.
LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free cross-platform render nodes, support for Windows and Mac UB 64 and 32-bit operating systems, free technical support and more. LightWave is enjoyed worldwide, as a complete 3D production solution for feature film and television visual effects, broadcast design, print graphics, visualization, game development, and Web. LightWave is responsible for more artists winning Emmy Awards than any other 3D application.
Benefiting producers and artists with cost-effective and groundbreaking technologies, NewTek is a worldwide leader in portable live production, video editing, 3D animation and special effects tools, including the TriCaster™ product line, 3Play™ and LightWave 3D®. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards.
Clients include: “The X Factor,” ESPN X Games, New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). NewTek products have been used in feature films and television shows, including “The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Hunger Games,” “Avatar,” “The Adventures of Tintin,” “The Walking Dead,” “Fringe,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and more.