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VFX Minds Panel of LightWave Luminaries

Variety magazine's David Cohen moderates a lively group of award-winning artists

Thu 10 Nov 2011

On November 10, 2011, NewTek hosted a special discussion with VFX industry icons Ron Thornton, Chuck Comisky, Doug Drexler and Eric Hance. Moderated by Variety Feattures Editor David S. Cohen, the panel discussed the current challenges of producing high-end, award-winning visual effects for television, while juggling increasingly difficult budgets and schedules.

VFX Minds Event in Hollywood Reveals LightWave 11

Special event celebrating Emmy nominees and winners at the Television Academy

Thu 10 Nov 2011

LightWave 11 was unveiled to guests of the NewTek "VFX Minds" event, a powerful new version of the Emmy® Award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 fits into any studio pipeline seamlessly, offering support for Autodesk Geometry Cache and FBX, including pixel-perfect camera matching with Autodesk Maya cameras. It also supports the Unity game engine and Pixologic GoZ ZBrush workflow, making it ideal for all production environments, including smaller specialized studios and individual artists.

LightWave 10 Launch Video

See the new VPR, stereoscopic tools, virtual studio tools and more

Mon 03 Jan 2011

LightWave 10 offers many new features, including Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR), linear colorspace workflow for the most dynamic range possible in renders, virtual studio tools and virtual camera support for the Intersense camera and 3Dconnexion devices, new stereoscopic tools and much more.

The Mechanics of "Repo Men"

Creative Character Engineering turns to LightWave to create the futuristic organs in the sci-fi thriller "Repo Men"

Tue 27 Jul 2010

At the forefront of artificial organ development for Repo Men, is Hollywood-based, Creative Character Engineering (CCE), which used the advanced 3D modeling capabilities of LightWave 3D, to bring the artificial organs from concept to reality.

Cover to Cover

Joe Zeff Design relies on LightWave to create stunning cover art for popular magazines -- from "Rolling Stone" to "Time"

Fri 25 Jun 2010

Leading design studio Joe Zeff Design is well known for its computer-generated illustration for publishing companies, advertising agencies and major corporations, which owner Joe Zeff creates using LightWave 3D® software. Some of his most powerful and highly recognizable images can be found on the covers of magazines such as Newsweek and Time magazines.

Moritz Mayenhofer's Animated Short Film "Urs"

Wed 09 Jun 2010

This ambitious student thesis project was created with state of the art computer graphics tools, including LightWave 3D as a major part of its production pipeline. 

LightWave Production Profile: Cityscape

Behind the Scenes with Cityscape

Fri 21 May 2010

Oliver Treadway of Cityscape explains the importance of LightWave 3D as part of his unique production workflow.

LightWave Production Profile: Darkside Animation

Behind the Scenes with Darkside Animation

Fri 21 May 2010

Simon Percy and Greg Cox of Darkside Animation explain the importance of LightWave in their production pipeline.