Black Holes at Sundance Film Festival 2017

A 12 minutes’ 3D animated short created in LightWave 3D was finally revealed to public during this year's festival

Tue 17 Jan 2017

This year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival ended last night and Black Holes—a 12 minutes’ 3D animated short created in LightWave 3D—was finally revealed to public during the 10-day festival. According to the independent filmmaking news IndieWire, Black Holes was one of the 10 Must-See shorts at this year’s festival. The LightWave 3D Group would like to congratulate the filmmakers on their success! Watch at the Black Holes official trailer and find out more reading our previous Black Holes article here.

CREATE EXPO 2016, a LightWave Event in Nottingham

July 21 2016: Artists come together in the UK to show off how to use LightWave for everything from gaming to product design and 2D illustrations

Mon 13 Jun 2016

On July 21 2016, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, UK is hosting a FREE event! There's a good mix of design related talks, including 4 on LightWave 3D: top talents are there to discuss and share the benefits of using LightWave 3D software for everything from gaming to product design and 2D illustrations.

LightWave Wavy Awards 2015-2016 Live Streaming Event

View the archived live stream from D-Storm's 2015-2016 LightWave Wavy Awards Event

Mon 13 Jun 2016

LightWave continues to gain tremendous ground with artists in Japan, as was evidenced by the recent LightWave Wavy Awards 2015-2016 event hosted by the LightWave Reseller D-Storm in Tokyo. Many congratulations to the lucky winners of this year! Watch the recorded live stream presentations to see what you missed! And also take a look at the event’s web gallery.

We have a Winner!

The LightWave Holiday Challenge 2015/2016 is a wrap and the winner is revealed!

Fri 15 Apr 2016

The Annual LightWave Holiday Challenge has drawn to a close! Congratulations to Milivoj Popovic, who wins the challenge with this lovely image! He will receive LightWave 2015, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion software. Thanks to everyone for participating and stay tuned for the next contest! In case you missed it, you can check out the contest here.

A Very Special LightWave Holiday Challenge

The 2015 LightWave Holiday Challenge is officially underway

Thu 17 Dec 2015

The 2015 LightWave Holiday Challenge is officially underway! In the spirit of the season, we are looking for one outstanding, original image or animation created with LightWave 3D. This year we are looking for something special from our amazing LightWave community of artists and designers! Follow this link to get the full details. Show us and the world your unique creativity!


Thu 29 Oct 2015

A Japanese competition organized by D-Storm and LightWave 3D, the Wavy Awards 2015-2016 is celebrating his 10th Anniversary this year! Dedicated to recognizing exceptional Japanese LightWave artists, this competition is there to help users and give them the chance to present their amazing 3D CG works to some of the famous LightWave legends and professionals from the CG industry. This event is also there to help studios to create the next generation of talented 3DCG artists. So if you are a LightWave 3D artist in japan, don't miss the chance to show your talent! This competition is made for you!

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.

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.