A Day in the Life of a Virus

November 2012 Power Artist Brett Murrah creates stunning scientific vis with LightWave

Mon 19 Nov 2012

After all the research, client conferences, and consultations with medical experts and scriptwriters are complete, artist Brett Murrah of XVIVO Scientific Animation turns to LightWave 3D to translate his creative vision of these particular projects to 3D onscreen visuals. Brett has been selected as the LightWave Power Artist for November 2012.

Insights from Visual Effects Pro Doug Drexler

Reflects on workflows past, including “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome”

Mon 19 Nov 2012

Doug Drexler, a television production veteran and longtime LightWave 3D artist, has won Emmy awards and accolades for his inventive visual effects work on myriad science-fiction (sci-fi) television programs, including multiple Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica series. Over the past three decades, he has been an integral part of various art and VFX departments and TV production workflows, some of which worked far better than others. It is the production pipeline on Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome that he credits as the most efficient, creative, fulfilling, and cost effective of his career.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome Takes Off

NBC Universal visual effects artists adopt LightWave 3D to deliver fast-paced VFX

Fri 09 Nov 2012

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome, a new science-fiction drama airing on Machinima Prime's YouTube channel beginning November 9, 2012 for 10 episodes and  airing on  SyFy February 2013, falls on the timeline between Caprica and Battlestar Galactica, in the tenth year of the first Cylon war. To bring this highly anticipated television series to life, the artistic team at NBC Universal relied on a LightWave pipeline  to get the job done.

Architectural Visions from Finland

Render Vision Finland creates compelling visuals for clients using LightWave 3D

Mon 05 Nov 2012

3D architectural visualizations help architects, builders, and interior designers convey to their customers how a finished building or living space will look when the work is completed. Unlike 2D sketches, 3D architectural visualizations let the client view the place—whether it’s a house, apartment building, or room—in 360 degrees and photorealistic detail. Find out how Render Vision Finland creates visuals with LightWave 3D.

The Passenger: The Making of a Seven-Minute Epic

October 2012 Artist of the Month Chris Jones shares his experiences and gives a peek at his newest project

Wed 10 Oct 2012

While audiences were impressed and amused by this very special seven-minute 3D-animated cartoon, little did they know that 3D artist Chris Jones spent eight years of his life and exhausted his savings to make it. Go behind the scenes for more insight on the project and get a sneak peek at Jones's new 3D human project.

Interview with Rob Powers at SIGGRAPH 2012 gets the scoop of LightWave 11.5's new features

Thu 30 Aug 2012

Rob Powers, President of NewTek's LightWave 3D Group, discusses the nuances of the LightWave 11 software featured at Siggraph 2012.

The Engrossing Effects of "The Walking Dead"

Stargate Studios uses LightWave 3D to deliver VFX for AMC's hit "The Walking Dead"

Wed 25 Jul 2012

“LightWave 3D has always been reliable. We know what we can get out of it and, more importantly, we are happy with the way we see LightWave evolving,” Lopez says. “We always check each year to see where our main applications are going. We’re really pleased and excited about where we see LightWave 11 right now and what NewTek is doing with it. It’s definitely going to keep us on track with LightWave.”

A Tool for ’Toons

Nickelodeon Animation Studio artists create prize animation with LightWave

Thu 07 Jun 2012

In 1998, as Viacom opened the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank, Calif., college student Ernest Chan was adopting NewTek’s LightWave 3D software for the first time. No one could predict at the time that these innovators and innovations would partner and, in doing so, deliver some of history’s most celebrated animations, which are beloved by millions, young and old, the world over.