NewTek Announces Latest Release of LightWave 3D® 2018
Tue 12 Dec 2017
San Antonio, TX – December 12, 2017 – NewTek, Inc., announced availability of LightWave™ 2018, the new iteration of their comprehensive 3D animation system. The software for Windows® and Mac® operating systems will be available on January 1, 2018 at 12:01am GMT. LightWave 2018 introduces new features that are ideal for physically based rendering, VR rendering, and more. It also extends the functionality of popular features like the buffer system, FiberFX, cel-shading, object deformations, and others.
Cel Shaded Inspirations
LightWave 3D shows its muscles in this MAZINGER Z/Gō Nagai tribute animation!
Tue 25 Apr 2017
Following the latest blog post about the new Cel-Shading features included in the upcoming LightWave 3D release, the well-known LightWave 3D artist Lino Grandi combined his powerful rigging and animating skills with the new Cel-Shading features to create this beautiful example of Mazinger Z tribute animation.
Let's get ready for Black Holes S1!
The animated short series created in LightWave 3D is now finally going into production!
Tue 25 Apr 2017
We are excited to tell you that, Noodles Studio -- who is behind the amazing 3D animated Black Holes short -- has reached their funding goals with their KickStarter campaign. The LightWave 3D Group would like to congratulate the film makers and the talented LightWave 3D artists on this milestone achievement! We can't wait for the release of Season 1 of BlackHoles so that we can enjoy your work!
Black Holes – Kickstarter Campaign
Let’s see more awesome work out of the Noodles Studio team of talented LightWave 3D artists!
Fri 03 Mar 2017
A new Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a project called “Black Holes” which many worldwide LightWave artists may find very appealing. Noodles Studio has designed the campaign to help support production efforts for Season 1 of the stunning 3D animated “Black Holes” short! Check it out, fund it if you’re interested, and let’s see more awesome work from Noodles Studio's team of talented LightWave 3D artists!
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.
Black Holes at Sundance Film Festival 2017
A 12 minutes’ 3D animated short created in LightWave 3D was finally revealed to public during this year's festival
Tue 17 Jan 2017
This year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival ended last night and Black Holes—a 12 minutes’ 3D animated short created in LightWave 3D—was finally revealed to public during the 10-day festival. According to the independent filmmaking news IndieWire, Black Holes was one of the 10 Must-See shorts at this year’s festival. The LightWave 3D Group would like to congratulate the filmmakers on their success! Watch at the Black Holes official trailer and find out more reading our previous Black Holes article here.
Tartarus, a new text-based game adventure
Turkish company Abyss GameWorks discussed the production of their new adventure game
Tue 17 Jan 2017
Developed using LightWave 3D and Unreal Engine 4, Tartarus is a new FPS action/adventure game set in 2230 in a dark sci-fi universe. Targeted for PC & MAC, this first-person adventure with text-based elements is expected to be released on Steam in 2017. Turkish-based company Abyss GameWorks discussed the production of their new adventure game on the online game magazine 80 Level.
Black Holes, a new 3D Animated TV Series
See how Noodles Studio relies on LightWave 3D to create this incredible animated TV Series
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Directed by French artists David and Laurent Nicolas (Noodles California), "Black Holes" is a 3D Animated TV Series based on "Pierre le Cosmonaute" project (2000). With a unique graphic style, "Black Holes" revolves around an astronaut overwhelmed by frivolous insecurities while preparing for the most important mission of his life: the conquest of Mars. Selected at 2017 Sundance Film Festival for the Animated Short Films Category, the pilot will be presented during the festival. The team gives us an insight into their creation process and how they used LightWave 3D in their pipeline to create this animated series.