A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away - Part I

From Modeling to Animation, artists rely on LightWave to create great Star Wars tributes

Fri 18 Mar 2016

After the release of the new Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens” and as great Star Wars fans, LightWave artists Alain Rivard & Andrew March show their love to the most famous space opera saga. From 3D model to render, they use the power of LightWave creating incredible Star Wars tributes. Strap yourself in and board one of the most famous spaceships for an unforgettable experience.


Digital Artist Peter Denys shares the making of his latest project. All done in LightWave!

Fri 18 Mar 2016

Getting inspiration from the brilliant opening sequence of the most successful Fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones”, Peter Denys expresses his creativity through this personal project. Still in WIP, “IronClaw” was born with the goal of experimenting with the power of LightWave Tools. Take a look at the following article to learn the process to create this stunning animated intro.

Battledream Chronicle

See how this talented artist relies on LightWave 3D to create this beautiful 3D animated feature film

Fri 18 Mar 2016

After 7 years working on this amazing project, the talented LightWave artist Alain Bidard saw his work widely recognized as a hugely successful animated movie in cel shading. Released on May 22nd in Martinique, its country of origin, Battledream Chronicle is now touring festivals: it has been selected in more than 30 festivals and won 5 awards so far. Read the full story and learn how LightWave helped to overcome all the challenges on this production!

The best modeling plugin for LightWave 3D becomes even better

WTools3D has released an update of their LWCAD plugin software

Mon 07 Mar 2016

WTools3D has released an update of their LWCAD plugin software, an amazing architectural design and visualization plugin for LightWave 3D. Watch the LWCAD 5.1 new features in action and get a great overview of what you can do with this new updated version! Learn more at

Tutorials, Plugins and Freebies

A list of new LightWave tutorials, plugins and freebies

Fri 26 Feb 2016

The LightWave Community has been very active this month. So we've created for you a list of new LightWave tutorials, plugins and freebies useful to any LightWave artist. There's lots to see and discover, so sit back and enjoy!

LightWave & 3D Printing

A great example of 3D printed models using LightWave 3D

Fri 26 Feb 2016

Focusing on VFX, 3DCG & Digital Contents, the Japanese magazine published early this month an article about 3D printing. With the help of LightWave 3D, Tsuyoshi Oda and Katsuyoshi Miyazima use the possibilities of 3D printing create innovative pieces of art like these 3D models of anime characters. 8 models have been created so far. "I've been using LightWave 3D since I was a student, so I am familiar with this tool. Besides, LightWave is very intuitive for polygon modeling." says Katsuyoshi Miyazima. Even if the content is in Japanese, this article really deserves to be seen.

LightWave 3D & CSI

San Diego's investigators are able to create recontructions and animations of events and crime scenes using LightWave

Mon 18 Jan 2016

From modeling to animation, LightWave gives San Diego's investigators all the tools they need to create recontructions of real events and crime scenes, giving them the opportunity to better understand the dynamics of a car accident, a crime scene or the path of a bullet. The investigators are using LightWave 3D regularly to provide judges and juries some in depth look at the scenes. Take a look at this great video from the local San Diego breaking news, CBS News 8.

Bruce Branit, the Viral Videos Master

VFX, Viral Videos and latest News from the Amazing Visual Effects Artist Bruce Branit

Mon 18 Jan 2016

Bruce Branit has been interviewed early this month by the american TV Channel 41 Action News about his viral videos & upcoming projects including 1st footage of BULLY MECH! Much of Branit’s work relies upon solid 3D tracking to match visual effects elements with live action back plates. “LightWave 3D lets me produce films and Web serials that use visual effects in a way that’s unexpected for a micro-budget project. That’s why I’m basing the future growth of my company on this platform,” said Branit in his previous interview on LightWave 3D website. Be sure to read the full story!