A Tool for ’Toons

Nickelodeon Animation Studio artists create prize animation with LightWave

Thu 07 Jun 2012

In 1998, as Viacom opened the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., college student Ernest Chan was adopting NewTek’s LightWave 3D software for the first time. No one could predict at the time that these innovators and innovations would partner and, in doing so, deliver some of history’s most celebrated animations, which are beloved by millions, young and old, the world over.

LightWave 11 Review

Computer Graphics World reviews LightWave 11

Mon 04 Jun 2012

From CGW: With the release of Version 10 last year, NewTek began showing a new level of refinement to many areas of LightWave, making it the most solid version in years. In just a year’s time since that release, a new update, LightWave 11, has hit the market with new tools and enhancements that continue to show the development team’s focus on refinement. I’d like to highlight some of the new tools and enhancements that have increased my productivity and ability to tackle challenges quickly while in production. 

VFX Minds Panel Discussion

Industry Visionaries and Experts discuss the history and future of VFX--powered by LightWave 3D software

Fri 11 Nov 2011

On November 10, 2011, NewTek hosted this special discussion with VFX industry icons Ron Thornton, Chuck Comisky, Doug Drexler and Eric Hance. Moderated by Variety Feartures Editor David S. Cohen, the panel discussed the current challenges of producing high-end, award-winning visual effects for television, while juggling increasingly difficult budgets and schedules.

The Mechanics of "Repo Men"

Creative Character Engineering turns to LightWave to create the futuristic organs in the sci-fi thriller "Repo Men"

Tue 27 Jul 2010

At the forefront of artificial organ development for Repo Men, is Hollywood-based, Creative Character Engineering (CCE), which used the advanced 3D modeling capabilities of LightWave 3D, to bring the artificial organs from concept to reality.

Cover to Cover

Joe Zeff Design relies on LightWave to create stunning cover art for popular magazines -- from "Rolling Stone" to "Time"

Fri 25 Jun 2010

Leading design studio Joe Zeff Design is well known for its computer-generated illustration for publishing companies, advertising agencies and major corporations, which owner Joe Zeff creates using LightWave 3D® software. Some of his most powerful and highly recognizable images can be found on the covers of magazines such as Newsweek and Time magazines.

Moritz Mayenhofer's Animated Short Film "Urs"

Wed 09 Jun 2010

This ambitious student thesis project was created with state of the art computer graphics tools, including LightWave 3D as a major part of its production pipeline. 

LightWave Artist Profile: Nicolas Crombez

Check out the beautifully disturbing imagery of this LightWave master.

Tue 01 Jun 2010

All it takes is one look at Nicolas Crombez's work and you’ll recognize a true master, diligent in his craft. His beautifully disturbing imagery conjures an emotional experience no viewer will soon forget, as I suppose art should. The pictures speak for themselves, telling stories without text, narration or movement. These static images are snapshots of worlds that exist only in the artist's imagination, becoming real or surreal through amazing talent and the use of innovative tools, such as LightWave 3D.

Unfolding the World of “Bunraku”

Origami Digital blends creative CG, stunning VFX, and true artistry onscreen

Fri 02 Apr 2010

Bunraku, the second film from acclaimed director Guy Moshe, is a unique blend of cutting-edge computer graphics and choreographed live action, comic book and video game styles, gritty reality and fantasy, and samurai and spaghetti western genres.