LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6

Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more

Tue 23 Jul 2013

 The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.

SIGGRAPH 2013 LightWave Show Reel

Amazing 3D visual effects for television and film brought to life with LightWave 3D

Tue 23 Jul 2013

LightWave artists from around the globe have submitted their creative works created in LightWave 3D. We've compiled our favorite submissions this year and created the 2013 SIGGRAPH LightWave 3D Show Reel, which was featured in the LightWave 3D booth during the show. Enjoy!

Great Giveaways @ SIGGRAPH 2013

From NVIDIA, Mushkin, DB&W, Liberty 3D, WTools3D, Dosch Design, 3DGarage and more!

Fri 19 Jul 2013

Our terrific partners have joined us to offer up some pretty amazing giveaways in the LightWave 3D booth #303 at SIGGRAPH 2013. Attendees will have the chance to win products from companies like NVIDIA, Mushkin, DB&W, Liberty3D, WTools3D, Dosch Design, 3DGarage and more!  Come watch the presentations and you just might walk away a winner!

From Rome to Barcelona with 3D

LightWave President Rob Powers visits schools in Rome and Barcelona to share the latest on LightWave

Thu 30 May 2013

In May 2013, LightWave President Rob Powers  visited students and artists in Italy and Spain to discuss everything from real-world production tips to upcoming technology advancements  from the LightWave 3D Group. Students at the Università di Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy and FX Animation School in Barcelona, Spain turned out in droves to meet Powers. He in turn, had the opportunity to see the exceptional student projects being created with LightWave, making the trip all the more rewarding.

NAB 2013: New Mocap Technology and MoGraph Features

Sneak peek of new Microsoft Kinect mocap technology for LightWave and After Effects features

Fri 19 Apr 2013

NAB 2013 was a huge success for LightWave! Not only did we showcase the newest LightWave 11.5 After Effects interchange for broadcast and motion graphics, we gave a sneak peek at forthcoming technology for LightWave--real-time mocap and puppeteering with a Microsoft Kinect device. LightWave President Rob Powers also gave interviews and presentations about virtual studio tools and the state of the film industry for in the Intel StudioXperience, which was streaming live worldwide.

LightWave 11.5 Wins CGW Silver Edge Award

Computer Graphics World takes note of new features at SIGGRAPH 2012

Mon 01 Oct 2012

SIGGRAPH 2012 was the official reveal of of LightWave 11.5. Its many new features like the Genoma rigging system, After Effects support, Virtual Studio Tools, and more, excited artists and journalists alike.

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.