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Dilated Pixels Drives it Home

A Small House Dreams Big with LightWave 3D

Mon 10 Jun 2013

We go behind the scenes with Dilated Pixel to see how they use LightWave in their pipeline and why they rely on LightWave to allow "a small house dream big."

POST TV: Interview with Rob Powers at NAB 2013

CGW Editor Karen Moltenbrey sits down with Rob Powers to discuss the feature announcements in LightWave

Thu 06 Jun 2013

LightWave Group President Rob Powers sits down with CGW Editor Karen Moltenbrey for POST magazine TV to discuss the new features being shown in LightWave at NAB 2013.

Follow Your Vision

Abiogenesis" creator Richard Mans shares how LightWave helped him realize his vision

Fri 31 May 2013

In Richard Man's mind, "Abiogenesis" was a doodle out of control. Over the course of four years, this talented artist learned the ins and outs of LightWave to realize his 3D vision--creating and producing an animated short film that people around the globe just can't quit talking about.

Japanese Inspiration

May 2013 Power Artist Naoya Kurisu brings anime style to life with LightWave 11.5

Fri 31 May 2013

Artists from around the world rely on LightWave to create works of art—for companies, clients and themselves. This month we are proud to feature Japanese artist Naoya Kurisu whose use of LightWave to create anime-style artwork with 3D elements delivers breathtaking results. One look at Kurisu’s stunning artwork and it’s easy to see why this talented artist was selected as our LightWave Power Artist for May 2013. Artist Neil Maccormack offers up a FiberFX tutorial for 3D World magazine, sign up for free SIGGRAPH 2013 Exhibit Passes, and learn more about 3D Puppets Mexico in our Education Spotlight. 

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.

Inside the World of Inhance Digital

LightWave helps artists at Inhance Digital keep projects and budgets under control

Thu 30 May 2013

The artists at Inhance Digital deliver some of the most innovative, interactive and visually compelling visual effects, animation and compositing projects for everything from aerospace and healthcare to broadcast, feature films and games. Go inside the studio to meet the artists and see how LightWave fits into this progressive studio’s robust pipeline to keep quality and budgets in check.

Spotlight on Education: 3D Puppets School

Deep in the Heart of Mexico, Students are getting specialized 3D training with LightWave

Thu 23 May 2013

Advancements in technology and industry throughout Mexico continue to fuel new opportunities for 3D artists, designers and animators in the region. But going rogue and learning the intricacies of 3D modeling and animation software without guidance of a teacher  isn't for everyone. Enter 3D Puppets, a  3D modeling and animation school that specializes in teaching LightWave 3D.  We caught up with Roxanna Blanchet and Carlos A. Dominguez, founders of the 3D Puppets School, to find out  how this school, nestled deep in the heart of Mexico, teaches students the art of 3D modeling and animation with LightWave 3D software. 

Studio Spotlight: Platinum Platypus

From freelance artist to studio owner, Pete Sussi relies on LightWave 3D to deliver the goods

Mon 29 Apr 2013

After years of rising through the ranks as a Senior Creative Director in the advertising industry, Pete Sussi’s moonlighting as a freelance 3D animator became his full-time gig. In 2010, he founded Platinum Platypus, a 3D visual effects and animation boutique based on the LightWave 3D animation system. Moving from LightWave 9 to 11.5, Platinum Platypus continues to impress clients and is on a steady trajectory to ever new and exciting CG projects.