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PBR workflow in LightWave

Andrew Comb and Umberto Celentano share with the LightWave Community insight into their Substance compound node

Thu 17 Dec 2015

This month, the talented LightWave 3D artists Andrew Comb and Umberto Celentano share with the LightWave Community insight into their Substance compound node, which makes rendering Physically Based materials in LightWave very straightforward. Working together to improve the quality and the performances of the PBR node, they explain how to use the Substance Painter Compound Node in LightWave.

Build Palm Springs’ most-famous house in LightWave 3D

Mon 23 Nov 2015

Oscar Anchondo recently shared a LightWave tutorial on the famous and most architecturally noteworthy home: the Kaufmann House. If you are a passionate architect or just curious about the Art's history, you should definitely check this great tutorial!

New version of LWCAD 5.0!

WTools3D has released its latest version of LWCAD

Tue 10 Nov 2015

WTools3D has released its latest version of LWCAD, a top set of add-on modeling plugins for LightWave 3D. LWCAD 5.0 contains some revolutionary features as a new standardized NURBS curve 2, Smart Mesh and Smart Edit which are absolutely unique in the industry. Also new set of archiviz tools which is specially designed for creating architecture. It allows user to create a complex building in a few minutes. So watch the new features in action and get a great overview of what you can do with this new version!

Motion Graphics Tutorials with LightWave

Incredible series of motion graphics tutorials made by Mark Warner

Thu 08 Oct 2015

Do you want an easy and quick way to learn some Motion Graphics tricks using LightWave? Watch the cool tutorials posted by artist Mark Warner on his Vimeo channel. You'll see some great examples of simple scenes that could help you to express your creativity!

Gardening with LightWave 2015 Instancer and OctaneRender

Nice video from René Falk Thomasius about instancing and rendering in LightWave

Thu 08 Oct 2015

In this video, LightWave Guru,  aka René Falk Thomasius, shows us how fast instancing and rendering (using OctaneRender in this case) in LightWave can be. So let's take a step outside and explore his beautiful virtual natural landscape environment! 

Finite Energy Breakdown

Using LightWave, PhotoShop and Maxwell Render plugin, Juan Manuel Mollevi offers a shot breakdown of a recent work

Wed 16 Sep 2015

Creative Director Juan Manuel Mollevi, who is also a Master Student at FX Animation, showcases a shot breakdown of a LightWave model rendered with the Maxwell Render plugin. He offers up some tips for using PhotoShop and the Maxell plugin to achieve the look you’re after.

It’s a Snail’s Life

Artist Lorenzo Zita gets creative in 3D Artist magazine with a how-to tutorial with LightWave 3D and Zbrush

Mon 18 May 2015

Lorenzo Zita is no stranger to creating amazing (and unusual) characters with LightWave 3D. He recently created a tutorial for 3D Artist magazine issue 79  that details how he modeled and textured a slimy snail with LightWave 3D and Zbrush. He expands the article with a video tutorial that you won’t want to miss.

Understanding OctaneRender for LightWave 3D

Lino Grandi offers a series of video tutorials that detail using the Otoy OctaneRender plugin for LightWave 3D

Mon 18 May 2015

We have a new series of training videos from resident LightWave artist Lino Grandi that are designed to get you up to speed with features such as the Camera, Displacement, Render Target,  FiberFX, and Instancing. See how these videos can help simplify the learning curve when working with OctaneRender and Lightwave 3D.

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