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LightWave 11.5 Wins CGW Silver Edge Award

Computer Graphics World takes note of new features at SIGGRAPH 2012

Mon 01 Oct 2012

SIGGRAPH 2012 was the official reveal of of LightWave 11.5. Its many new features like the Genoma rigging system, After Effects support, Virtual Studio Tools, and more, excited artists and journalists alike.

"DR0NE" YouTube Channel Series Uses Virtual Studio Tools

Origami Digital delivers film-level visual effects with LightWave 11

Thu 06 Sep 2012

Origami Digital utilized the features in LightWave® 11, including Virtual Studio Tools, to streamline virtual production for the new sci-fi action series “DR0NE,” which premiered August 30, 2012 on the YouTube YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily (YOMYOMF) Network.

Interview with Rob Powers at SIGGRAPH 2012

ProductionHub.com gets the scoop of LightWave 11.5's new features

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Rob Powers, President of NewTek's LightWave 3D Group, discusses the nuances of the LightWave 11 software featured at Siggraph 2012.

Lightwave 3D Group takes on virtual production

Rob Powers has the industry cred to take on Autodesk and Lightstorm

Mon 27 Aug 2012

One of the newest companies to appear on the scene is Lightwave 3D Group. The Lightwave team has spun out from Newtek and is ready to stand on its own. It is being headed by Rob Powers, who led the Lightwave team within Newtek. Dominick Spina has joined the com­pany from Nvidia. He’s taking the role of chief marketing officer.

Build Surfaces in LightWave

3D World Magazine: Andrew Comb creates paint chips and blended surfaces in LightWave 11

Thu 23 Aug 2012

This tutorial will cover a number of techniques focused on building complex surfaces and simulating mixed materials, as well as showing you some more exotic tricks to get pretty lighting effects.

The Engrossing Effects of "The Walking Dead"

Stargate Studios uses LightWave 3D to deliver VFX for AMC's hit "The Walking Dead"

Wed 25 Jul 2012

“LightWave 3D has always been reliable. We know what we can get out of it and, more importantly, we are happy with the way we see LightWave evolving,” Lopez says. “We always check each year to see where our main applications are going. We’re really pleased and excited about where we see LightWave 11 right now and what NewTek is doing with it. It’s definitely going to keep us on track with LightWave.”

Staying the Course with "Stasys"

A new indie project is fueled by artists, audiences and LightWave 3D

Wed 25 Jul 2012

A new trend is emerging for artists—one that bypasses Hollywood, studio execs and creative restrictions to deliver truly independent productions for both the silver screen and the Internet. One such indie project utilizing LightWave throughout the production pipeline, is Stasys—an action adventure sci-fi thriller web series from Kelly “Kat” Myers, creator, writer, director, VFX supervisor and artist for the series.

The production of Stasys is ambitious, but Myers’ extensive background with leading sci-fi productions like Battlestar Galactica and the recent independent film Iron Sky gives him the knowledge and confidence to launch the project. Add to it a dynamic team of artists and volunteers from around the world, all working together via the Internet, and the stage is set.

Su Song Astronomical Clock Tower

Gregory Glezakos recreates an ancient Astronomical Clock Tower with LightWave 3D

Wed 13 Jun 2012

Created by Gregory Glezakos, for his client Yafka, this is an accurate representation of the Astronomical Clock Tower, also known as Cosmic Engine. It was built in the Su Song Dynasty of ancient China on January 16, 1089A.D, and at the time, was a powerful instrument of astronomy. It has been revered as one of the most important scientific and technological achievements of ancient China.

Created using LightWave, Photoshop, Fusion and Realflow. Music by Nan Er Dang Zi Qiang (Drunken Master theme)