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Artist Spotlight: Oscar Palma

See how this self-taught Spanish artist delivers impressive results for his clients using LightWave 3D

Mon 08 Dec 2014

Oscar Palma is truly a jack-of-all-trades. He works on projects, gives private lessons, and advises studios on their pipeline setups. He is also all about bringing his ideas to life with LightWave 3D. Over the years, Palma has done a bit of everything: info-architecture, stereoscopy, planetarium films, real-time applications, and visual effects for films and TV series, television commercials, corporate videos, video mapping and more.

Digital humans: An interview with Chris Jones

3DTotal talks with one-man band, Chris Jones, about his incredible animated digital human project, involving LightWave 3D

Mon 24 Nov 2014

Chris Jones is a Creative Generalist living in Melbourne, Australia, where he spends most of his days working on personal projects. Freelancing from time to time, illustrating books here and there, and animating for film and TV when time permits, Chris is always up for a challenge - whether it's directing and creating his own animated short film, or creating animated hyper-real humans to blow our minds!

Artist Spotlight: Lorenzo Zitta

An extremely talented digital artist relies on LightWave to deliver incredible (and memorable) results

Wed 01 Oct 2014

Italian Artist Lorenzo Zitta knows how to create 3D art that demands a second look. Whether the still is computer-generated within LightWave 3D, an artful arrangement of digital photos, or a combination of the two, the composition of the scene – with its attention to detail and unusual merging of objects – elicits a closer look. Zitta calls it “photo manipulation,” and it definitely catches the attention of viewers. Learn more about this talented artist and see why we have selected him as our Power Artist for October 2014.

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. 

Studio Spotlight: Cortical Studios & Cyberfish

Two studios come together and use LightWave 3D to create a medical animation that is designed to educate consumers

Wed 27 Aug 2014

To help people understand the mechanism of action (MoA) of its next-generation probiotic CLOSTAT, the manufacturer Kemin AgriFoods commissioned 3D medical animation company Cortical Studios to create a short film illustrating how this probiotic keeps poultry healthier by maintaining a balanced intestinal microflora. To help them create the 3:44 educational, promotional video, primarily using LightWave 3D animation software, Cortical Studios turned to 3D visualization studio Cyberfish.

Online Premiere of Indy Animated Short Film "Abiogenesis"

Artist Richard Mans discussed the making of this gorgeous independent film, and offers the first online viewing of "Abiogenesis" in its entirety.

Thu 14 Aug 2014

During SIGGRAPH Week 2014, LightWave artist Richard Mans offered us an exclusive premiere of the full version of Abiogenesis to share with the world. If by chance you've only seen the trailer and not the full animated short film, it is well worth watching. See how one artist used LightWave to deliver his vision.

Why LightWave?

3D Pros from NBC Universal, MFX, Rogue State and Bohemian Grey discuss how LightWave helps them stay competitive and deliver on deadline.

Wed 13 Aug 2014

Ever wonder why 3D professional choose LightWave? Find out firsthand from industry pros like Chris Zapara, visual effects supervisor and Sean Scott, 3D Artist at MFX; Scott Wheeler, visual effects supervisor at Rogue State; Rich Helvey, head of the graphics department for Access Hollywood, NBC Universal; Kevin Lane, owner/3D Artists, Bohemian Grey.

Studio Profile: Going Viral with Meni Things

Aristomenis Tsirbas goes for the shock factor using LightWave to create viral videos that often surprise innocent bystanders.

Wed 13 Aug 2014

Get a behind the scenes look at Aristomenis Tsirbas of Meni Things Productions and the unique way he uses LightWave to create viral videos for his YouTube channel.