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Hurley’s work: New Plugin Preview

Steve Hurley reveals a new dynamics plugin for LightWave 3D

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Steve Hurley recently published several new exciting videos on his YouTube channel that reveal a new plugin that he is developing for LightWave 3D. Seeing NVIDIA's Flex real time dynamics running inside LightWave 3D is just amazing! We can't wait to know more!

The Monster Project 2016

Based on a child’s drawing, LightWave artist Riccardo Zema participated in this amazing project by creating this lovely 3D character

Wed 15 Feb 2017

By collaborating with Elementary students and finding inspiration from their imaginings, a passionate collection of artists bring together a unique concept: “The Monster Project”. The concept for the project is to invite children to freely express their creativity by drawing their favorite monster, then artists from all over the world bring the children’s designs to life in their own artistic styles! LightWave artist Riccardo Zema participated in this amazing project creating this lovely 3D character from one of the children’s drawings.


VFX for “All The Best” movie

Digital artist Sasa Budimir shares the amazing process used to create his CG cockroach visual effects for a movie project

Wed 15 Feb 2017

LightWave artist Sasa Budimir created some simply amazing VFX shots for the Croatian comedy movie “All The Best”! Expressing his imagination through the power of LightWave 3D, Budimir reveals to the LightWave Community his amazing process of creating several CG cockroach visual effects. Read the full breakdown on his Behance profile.

Force of the Will – “L.S”

Determination, talent and LightWave 3D enabled the impressive Tokyo-based animation studio Yamatoworks to create this stunning animation

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Force of Will Co., Ltd., the company in charge of planning, developing, and selling the world-famous trading card game Force of Will, have decided to work on an anime adaptation project. Aiming for a 2018 release, the first step in this project is Force of Will the Movie. Along with the announcement of this project, six Japanese companies are working on their own animations, each approximately 15 minutes long. The Oscar-nominated director Shuhei Morita and his team at YamatoWorks have been working on “L.S”, a project based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Using the creative power of LightWave 3D, the team was able to work on this important project and bring Shuhei Morita’s stunning animation to life. Check out this video and get ready to be impressed by the unique talent of Morita-san and his team of talented artists.

Testing DOF techniques

After a series of tests, Louis du Mont shares several handy techniques for speeding up depth of field rendering in LightWave 3D

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Testing several possible solutions for speeding up the rendering process of depth of field has given LightWave artist Louis du Mont a deeper understanding of rendering depth of field in LightWave 3D.   Louis has been sharing several useful techniques gained from his process on his website to help fellow LightWave artists.  He uses primarily Lightwave 3D and After Effects as his main tools but of course, the theories apply to multiple applications. Check out the full breakdown on his website.

Project Spotlight: Not Humans, Just Robots

Digital Artists Massimo Zuanazzi & René Falk Thomasius team up to create a beautiful tribute to the French electro music duo Daft Punk

Mon 13 Feb 2017

Coming straight out of a science fiction universe, each project from the Italian digital artist Massimo Zuanazzi demonstrates his great ability to create entertaining and inspiring projects using LightWave 3D. Massimo’s most recent work consists of modeling a highly-detailed 3D robot inspired directly by the universe of the French electronic music duo Daft Punk. With the help of his good friend and LightWave user René Falk Thomasius, they bring together an amazing tribute to the multi Grammy Award-winning electronic music duo. Take a closer look and see their fantastic work for yourself.

Artist Spotlight: Fumito Ueda

Interview with the creative genius behind the hit video game “The Last Guardian.”

Thu 26 Jan 2017

By creating games that deliver emotional impact, stunning artistic design, and extend far beyond mere entertainment, Fumito Ueda has greatly influenced the history of video games. Tokyo-based LightWave reseller D-Storm interviewed Fumito Ueda - director and lead designer of the video games masterpiece Ico (2001), Shadow of the Colossus (2005), and The Last Guardian (2016) - to learn more about his creative inspirations and how he has used LightWave 3D extensively in his video game pipeline throughout his amazing career history. Get ready to be inspired!

Fasten your seat belts please!

A great example of 3D illustrations created with LightWave 3D for the popular GQ Magazine

Tue 17 Jan 2017

From concept to cover, digital artist Graham Hutchings uses LightWave 3D to create revolutionary images for many of today's popular magazines. His most recent work consists of several beautiful illustrations for the February 2017 edition of the popular GQ Magazine. Mostly done in 2 days from sketch, concepts to rendering, these impressive images were entirely created with LightWave 3D. Take a closer look and see Graham’s fantastic work for yourself.

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