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Hooray for Kids and Competitions!

West Virginia high school students create entry for Robotics Competition using LightWave with many tackling the challenge as first time animators

Fri 09 Jan 2015

It takes a village – or in this case a team of high school students and a LightWave savvy instructor – to prepare an animated entry for the Annual First Robotics Competition Safety Animation Contest. These students from Putnam County, West Virginia had little or no previous animation experience, but with LightWave and determination, they were able to deliver an animation with a message – in only two months. Kudos to these kids for making it happen! 

Delivering Impressive Archviz

Artist Clément Ver Eecke models, renders and animates with LightWave for the Calais Port 2015 project

Thu 08 Jan 2015

LightWave artist Clément Ver Eecke created realistic architectural visualization for Calais Port 2015: Future major logistics program. See a standalone video of his design and also how it is integrated in the final movie project.

Annual LightWave Holiday Challenge Winners

The 2014 Challenge is a Wrap and the winners are revealed!

Tue 06 Jan 2015

The Annual LightWave Holiday Challenge has drawn to a close! This year there was a dead heat for the winning image--one traditional, the other futuristic. The judging ended in a tie, which means there are two winners: Lorenzo Zitta (Futuristic) and Nads Ads (Traditional). Both artists will receive LightWave 2015, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion for their winning entries.

LightWave 2015 Unveiled; New Price Announced

New LightWave release adds features for artists, animators and designers for improved creativity and workflow.

Mon 24 Nov 2014

The LightWave 3D Group opens the door to a new era of creativity for artists, animators and designers working in 3D with the release of LightWave 2015 software for Windows and Mac operating systems. Also with the release of LightWave 2015 comes a new pricing structure: $995 (USD) for a full seat and $495 (USD) upgrade from LightWave 11.x or earlier.

New LightWave Video Channel Emerges

Offering LightWave Training and Tips to the artistic communities in Turkey

Wed 29 Oct 2014

Enhancing CT Scans with Winning Results

Students use LightWave 3D and the Volumedic Plugin to enhance CT scans for a medical animation of a mouse lung

Wed 08 Oct 2014

Clarence Wigfall, one of the students working on this  project, discovered the team working on this scientific visualization could vastly improve the imaging lab's results of extremely detailed micro CT scans (down to about 2 microns) with LightWave 3D and the VoluMedic plugin, This particular video, created for the 2014 BioArt Contest, was one of two winners from the United States.

Muppets: Propshop uses LightWave and 3D printing for car to catch Kermit

3D Develop magazine shares an interview of how PropShop uses LightWave to deliver props for the recent Muppets movie

Mon 29 Sep 2014

Special effects is a wonderfully diverse industry, where else could you be crating warrior armour and weapons one day, then sculptures of footballers the next?

Propshop is one such company in the relatively small and interconnected world of effects, and most recently it’s been working on the Disney Muppets movie, Muppets Most Wanted. See how they used LightWave and 3D Printing to deliver props for this particular film. 

Kickstarter Campaign Launches and It's All LightWave

DAVE School Grads seek to turn a class project into a Full Length Feature Film--created entirely with LightWave 3D!

Fri 26 Sep 2014

There’s a new Kickstarter campaign that will surely appeal to LightWave artists worldwide. Jeff Scheetz, founder of the DAVE School, has kicked off a campaign that is designed to help his graduates create a 3D feature length animated film around a former class project called NASA Seals. The best part? This film will be 100% LightWave—and as you might expect, we like that! Check it out, fund it if you’re interested, and let’s see more awesome out of this team of artists!