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Show Reel Spotlight: Nigel Schutte

We love a killer Show Reel! This LightWave artist really knows how to showcase his talent.

Sun 09 Aug 2015

LightWave 3D artist Nigel Schutte knows how to grab your  attention with a Show Reel that really highlights his impressive work. Not only is it a way to showcase his talent, it is a great tool to share with studios looking to staff up for projects or add artists to their mix. Give this reel a look and we think you will see why we like it so much!

Students Join Professionals to Celebrate LightWave 3D at Create Expo

The first LightWave 3D Event at Vision West College inspires and motivates students to explore their creativity.

Fri 24 Jul 2015

The first Create Expo for LightWave at UK-based Vision West Nottinghamshire College was a resounding success! Our own Lino Grandi and LightWave experts throughout the UK (from studios to indie artists) shared their knowledge and excitement of using LightWave for all types of content creation. The brainchild of Interactive Media Tutor Anthony Hall, the goal of the event was to nurture the next generation of 3D artists and students while also bringing together industry professional for a best practice showcase. From what we hear, it was a smashing success! View the photo gallery.

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

The Asylum extends its biting franchise with its third Sharknado movie in as many years. LightWave 3D fills the VFX pipeline.

Thu 23 Jul 2015

The Asylum extends its biting franchise yet again with its third Sharknado movie in as many years. Known for its campy television series and movies The Asylum knows how to create a visual feast for viewers. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!, which aired July 22, 2015 on the SyFy Channel, delivers plenty of exciting VFX created with LightWave 3D along with cameo appearances from notable celebrities and thrilling attractions like Universal Studios. Watch the trailer and prepare for shark-infested everything!

A Gangoul & Tricksy Teaser

Rendered in LightWave, this animated project from Tricksy Media is both intriguing and creepy at the same time.

Thu 02 Jul 2015

Tricksy Media is making progress with its animated short Gangoul & Tricksy, which  is targeting a Halloween release. Working with LightWave in the pipeline, the team is making progress with the short and has released a new teaser that is both intriguing and creepy at the same time. We look forward to seeing the short and encourage your check out the teaser for a little inspiration to create your own animated short with LightWave. Makes Magic Button for LightWave

Artist-driven render farm company needs your help to test is new Magic Button for LightWave 3D

Thu 02 Jul 2015 is asking  the LightWave community to test its Magic Button solution for rendering LightWave scenes. GarageFarm is a team of technology and self-professed 3D freaks who believe rendering should be inexpensive and fast, so they launched the business in their garage – growing from two employees to 20. Ready to push the button? 

Create Expo 2015 - A LightWave 3D Event

July 20 2015: Artists come together in the UK to show off how to use LightWave for everything from gaming to product design.

Tue 30 Jun 2015

Vision West Nottinghamshire College, UK is hosting a FREE event that brings together top LightWave talent in the UK to discuss and share the benefits of using LightWave 3D software for everything from gaming to product design to 2D illustrations. They will also share tips for using LightWave in production, lighting, rendering and more. Great door prizes will be offered, along with an opportunity to see firsthand why LightWave is just what you need to get the job done.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: LightWave 3D Spring Into Summer Challenge

New design challenge kicks into high gear - offers prizes from LightWave 3D Group, 3rd Powers, Wtools3D, Volumedic, DB&W, and Tool Chefs

Mon 15 Jun 2015

The LightWave 3D Group has launched a new design challenge  that offers  a treasure trove of terrific prizes for the winners! LightWave 3D artists will have the opportunity to participate and win in two design areas - ART and ARCHVIZ. The caveat is that all entries must incorporate Mechanical Spring objects into their designs to qualify and be entered in the challenge. There are no limitations to your designs. Use your imagination, be really outrageous or magnificiently realistic. 

The Spring Into Summer Challenge was originally slated to end  June 30, 2015 but due to overwhelming requests from artists, we are extending the deadline to July 31, 2015.

LightWave 2015 Nominated for CG Awards 2015

For the second year in a row LightWave 3D is nominated by the 3D community for Best Of

Fri 12 Jun 2015

For the second year in a row, the 3D community has nominated LightWave as a contender for the CG Awards by 3D World magazine. This year, we are excited to announce that LightWave 2015 is nominated in two categories: Software Update and Software Innovation. We would also like to recognize Juanjo Gonzalez for his nomination for the 3D Hall of Fame in recognition for his work with OctaneRender and LightWave 3D. Judging concludes in a few months and we look forward to the results!