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New version of LWCAD 5.0!

WTools3D has released its latest version of LWCAD

Tue 10 Nov 2015

WTools3D has released its latest version of LWCAD, a top set of add-on modeling plugins for LightWave 3D. LWCAD 5.0 contains some revolutionary features as a new standardized NURBS curve 2, Smart Mesh and Smart Edit which are absolutely unique in the industry. Also new set of archiviz tools which is specially designed for creating architecture. It allows user to create a complex building in a few minutes. So watch the new features in action and get a great overview of what you can do with this new version!

Let's walk through the WaterBay!

Khalid Al-Muharraqi shows us again his amazing talent in this beautiful architectural project

Thu 08 Oct 2015

Khalid Al-Muharraqi shows us again his amazing talent in this beautiful architectural project. It was created as a marketing tool for the launch of the WaterBay project in Bahrain, a small island country situated near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. This project is fully rendered in LightWave, with over 8 million polygons loaded while rendering! So sit back, relax and watch this amazing video.

Education Spotlight: With Great Power Comes Great Creativity

How Anthony Hall of Vision West Nottinghamshire College in the UK is bringing up the next-generation of LightWave 3D Artists

Wed 16 Sep 2015

At Vision West Nottinghamshire College, affectionately known as West Notts, LightWave 3D Tutor Anthony Hall is fond of telling his Interactive Media/3D animation students, With Great Power Comes Great Creativity, and despite their amusement, they do get it. See how this school teaches its students to succeed with LightWave 3D software.

Student Experiences with LightWave 3D

West Notts Interactive Media Students Reflect on their LightWave Experiences

Wed 16 Sep 2015

With the guidance of  instructor Anthony Hall, we connect with current and former students of Vision West Notthinghamshire College ( affectionately called West Notts) about learning LightWave in weeks and applying  their skills to a variety of projects. This is a showcase of some of the top students at West Notts and a little background on the projects they created using LightWave 3D software.

LightWave Spring into Summer Challenge Winners Revealed

Our most bountiful LightWave 3D Contest to date - with great prizes and impressive entries in the Art and ArchViz categories

Wed 16 Sep 2015

The LightWave Spring Into Summer Challenge is a wrap and everyone who competed was a winner with rendering credits from the Render4U Render Farm. Many thanks to all the sponsors for their generous prizes: 3rd Powers, DB&W, Tool Chefs, VoluMedic, and WTools3D. Check out the winning entries in the Art and Archviz categories and give them props for their wins.

Computer Graphics World Chats with Rob Powers at SIGGRAPH 2015

Chief Editor Karen Moltenbrey interviews Rob Powers about the latest from the LightWave 3D Group

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Computer Graphics World interviews Rob Powers at SIGGRAPH 2015 to gain insight on the latest from the LightWave 3D Group.

LightWave 2015 Update 3 Now Available

Offers fixes and updates to LightWave 2015, including enhanced interchange tools for GoZ, FBX, Alembic and much more

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group  announced today the release of LightWave 2015 Update 3 during SIGGRAPH Week 2015. This latest update  offers numerous fixes and improvements, including interchange enhanements for AE CC2015, FBX, Unity,Alembic, GoZ and more, as well as system updates for Python and support for NVIDIA Optimus technology.

LightWave 3D Group and 3rd Powers Team Up to Offer Powerful Creativity Bundle

During SIGGRAPH Week 2015 buy a full license of LightWave 2015 and receive 3rd Powers Full Suite of Plugins Free - a $600+ value

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group has teamed up with Japan-based software developer 3rd Powers to deliver the “Powerful Creativity Bundle,“ featuring a new full license of LightWave 2015 and a complete suite of plugins for LightWave created by 3rd Powers. During SIGGRAPH Week, August 10-17, 2015, artists who buy LightWave 2015 for $995 (USD) will receive free of charge the entire suite of 3rd Powers plugins for LightWave valued at more than $600 (USD). These include LW Brush, Cage Deformer, Lattice Deformer, Meta Mesh, Boolean Tool, and Heat Shrink Plus. Upgrade from earlier versions of LightWave and receive the 3rd Powers LW Brush plugin (a $169 value) free of charge.