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Get creative with Chris Scalf

Learn how this talented artist relies on LightWave 3D to create amazing 3D animated paintings

Tue 28 Mar 2017

Have you ever dreamed about bringing life to your digital art? With LightWave 3D artist Chris Scalf, learn how to turn your digital art into a 3D painting! This month, Chris Scalf shares the amazing processes used to create these "animated paintings” and he is now making them available on his Gumroad channel. These files will offer users the chance to take a deeper look into his project and observe the techniques used in LightWave 3D to create his stunning animated painting. Chris also welcomes and encourages users to rearrange/alter and render their own version and share them with the CG community.

Hurley’s work: New Plugin Preview

Steve Hurley reveals a new dynamics plugin for LightWave 3D

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Steve Hurley recently published several new exciting videos on his YouTube channel that reveal a new plugin that he is developing for LightWave 3D. Seeing NVIDIA's Flex real time dynamics running inside LightWave 3D is just amazing! We can't wait to know more!

VFX for “All The Best” movie

Digital artist Sasa Budimir shares the amazing process used to create his CG cockroach visual effects for a movie project

Wed 15 Feb 2017

LightWave artist Sasa Budimir created some simply amazing VFX shots for the Croatian comedy movie “All The Best”! Expressing his imagination through the power of LightWave 3D, Budimir reveals to the LightWave Community his amazing process of creating several CG cockroach visual effects. Read the full breakdown on his Behance profile.

Low Poly Motion Graphics

Mark Warner relies on LightWave 3D for everything from modeling to animation to create his beautiful Low Poly style Motion Graphics

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Once again, the inspiring LightWave 3D Artist Mark Warner is offering another great overview of his creativity. From modeling to animation, LightWave 3D provides all the tools he needs to create these nice Motion Graphics for an (unreleased) music video. If you are interested in learning how to create this cute kind of animation, you can look for all the tutorial videos needed to recreate these effects in LightWave 3D on his YouTube channel.

Force of the Will – “L.S”

Determination, talent and LightWave 3D enabled the impressive Tokyo-based animation studio Yamatoworks to create this stunning animation

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Force of Will Co., Ltd., the company in charge of planning, developing, and selling the world-famous trading card game Force of Will, have decided to work on an anime adaptation project. Aiming for a 2018 release, the first step in this project is Force of Will the Movie. Along with the announcement of this project, six Japanese companies are working on their own animations, each approximately 15 minutes long. The Oscar-nominated director Shuhei Morita and his team at YamatoWorks have been working on “L.S”, a project based on the Cthulhu Mythos. Using the creative power of LightWave 3D, the team was able to work on this important project and bring Shuhei Morita’s stunning animation to life. Check out this video and get ready to be impressed by the unique talent of Morita-san and his team of talented artists.

Testing DOF techniques

After a series of tests, Louis du Mont shares several handy techniques for speeding up depth of field rendering in LightWave 3D

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Testing several possible solutions for speeding up the rendering process of depth of field has given LightWave artist Louis du Mont a deeper understanding of rendering depth of field in LightWave 3D.   Louis has been sharing several useful techniques gained from his process on his website to help fellow LightWave artists.  He uses primarily Lightwave 3D and After Effects as his main tools but of course, the theories apply to multiple applications. Check out the full breakdown on his website.

Ted’s Tech Animation

LightWave artist Louis du Mont gives the inside scoop on creating this funny 3D animation

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Through this cute animation of a fake mock technology review, UK-based artist Louis Du Mont show us once again his incredible talent. Using his sculpting and animation skills, Du Mont walks us through the process of creating this 3D animated video, explaining how rewarding it felt to bring this stylized character to life.

Saudi Bahrain Bridge Project

Another great project from Bahrain Artist Khalid Abdulla al-Muharraqi, founder of Muharraqi Studios

Tue 17 Jan 2017

Brahain-based Muharraqi Studios impresses us once again with this great example of 3D animation created for the famous King Fahd Causeway bridges. Connecting Saudi Arabia to Bahrain, these series of bridges and causeways were built to improve the links and bonds between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. Working on a traffic simulation to improve the efficiency of controls and vehicles maneuverability, the team used the power of LightWave to create this compelling 6-minute animation which includes an amazing environment, realistic cars/trucks’ rigs, and traffic flow simulation using Flocking.

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