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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.

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.

New Video Tutorials and Studio Reels Released 2014 SIGGRAPH Week

Tue 12 Aug 2014

The LightWave 3D Group put together a SOCIAL SHOWCASE for SIGGRAPH Week 2014. The line up, shared through LightWave social media networks, features a new LightWave 2014 Show Reel,  LightWave video tutorials from leading artists and instructors, artist and studio profiles, and more. Check out the line up, we're pretty sure there is something that you'll find interesting.

Platinum Platypus Studio Profile

Platinum Platypus relies on LightWave to deliver visual effects and 3D projects that clients love.

Tue 12 Aug 2014

LightWave is used in all aspects of Platinum Platypus's pipeline -- from motion graphics to visual effects. "You can be a generalist, dip your hand into everything and learn the whole scope of 3D with LightWave." 

LightWave 2014 SIGGRAPH Week Show Reel Revealed

Showcases projects from some of the top artists and studios using LightWave in 2014

Tue 12 Aug 2014

Showcases projects  from top studios and artists using LightWave 3D to deliver everything from 3D motion graphics to visual effects for television and film.

"RoboCop" Revisited

Ghostlight turns to LightWave to help create a video spoof inspired by the 1987 "RoboCop" movie

Thu 17 Jul 2014

As menacing as ED-209 was on the silver screen in RoboCop, he’s just as menacing in this real life remake of the popular movie, even though he’s made with cardboard, aluminum, springs, Velcro, and bungee cord. Calling ED-209 the coolest movie robot of all time, twin brother David and James Codeglia used LightWave 3D to bring the formidable Enforcement Droid Series 209 to life and visualize the robot as a full-size walking costume, creating the blueprint for the real-world ED-209 prop in the comedic spoof Our RoboCop Remake.

Chainsaws Up! Here Comes "Sharknado 2"

Watch the trailer for the Syfy Channel's follow up to the hugely successful "Sharknado" made for TV movie

Wed 16 Jul 2014

The Syfy Channel and the artists at The Asylum hit a home run last year, using LightWave to help create the wildly outrageous and campy made for TV movie “Sharknado.” A top trending topic for days after it aired, the topic is trending again as audiences ready for even more flying sharks and chainsaw wielding action. Watch for more LightWave assets in the trailer and prepare for “Sharknado 2,” which is set to air Wednesday July 30 at 9pm EST.

Camera Matching in LightWave 3D

Ian Thompson offers a four-part video tutorial for camera matching in LightWave

Tue 15 Jul 2014

Ian Thompson has created a detailed four-part camera matching video tutorial that goes from camera matching directly inside LightWave 11.5 (this tutorial  is not specific to LightWave 11.5)  to a more advanced setup using SketchUp to match the camera before bringing it into LightWave to test a default cube. He goes on to add geometry in SketchUp for use in LightWave, resulting in a final VPR render. Included with the tutorials are downloads to the scripts and scene files.