Invites current Softimage artists to adopt LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software at an exclusive price point
Thu 06 Mar 2014
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD). The Softimage crossgrade offer is available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo and valid through March 31, 2014.
Advanced plug-in software for LightWave 3D takes advantage of the Viewport Preview Rendering (VPR) to offer real-time lighting sessions and instant feedback of HDRI maps
Tue 25 Feb 2014
Software developers continue to create powerful new enhancements that complement the features of LightWave 3D software. The newest to market is HDR Light Studio Live Connection, from the developers at HDR Light Studio, which offers real-time lighting sessions for the creation of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the LightWave Viewport Preview Rendering (VPR).
Artists use LightWave 3D software in the pipeline for Kennedy Space Center Special Venue Project
Fri 14 Feb 2014
Experiencing the Kennedy Space Center’s “Space Shuttle Atlantis” exhibit for the first time can be captivating, but add to it an immersive experience filled with computer graphics and animation, and you’re heading toward mind-blowing realism. The creation of the “Space Shuttle Atlantis” recently won the award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project” at the 2014 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. LightWave 3D played a key role in the massive production pipeline of the Atlantis project; it was used for 3D modeling, animation and rendering.
Powerful time-based content sculpting and correction of cache animation and dynamic simulations for all pro 3D software
Mon 03 Feb 2014
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new ChronoSculpt educational pricing program that offers the full version of ChronoSculpt to qualifying students and educators for the special price of $149 (USD); ChronoSculpt is regularly priced at $399 (USD).
Artist Aristomenis Tsirbas knows how to use LightWave to create viral videos that really grab your attention
Thu 16 Jan 2014
Many careers have been made because a photographer or videographer just happened to stumble upon a major event as it unfolded, and capture it for all to see. The chances of this happening, however, are few and far between – many professionals have gone a lifetime without such luck. But, not so for filmmaker Aristomenis (“Meni”) Tsirbas, who creates lifelike OMG moments for the entire world to see. His tool of choice? LightWave 3D.
Talented artists rely on LightWave 3D software to create the stunning visuals and animation for 2014 Oscar® contender
Thu 16 Jan 2014
Known throughout Japan as Tsukomo, the animated short film Possessions continues to capture the attention of audiences worldwide, including perhaps the ultimate audience—the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences—which has nominated Possessions for a 2014 Academy Award® in the category of Animated Short Film. Possession was modeled, animated and rendered with LightWave 3D software.
Propshop turns to LightWave 3D and 3D Printing to create just the right props for high-profile films
Mon 13 Jan 2014
In the James Bond thriller Skyfall, a Merlin helicopter crashes into a building and is engulfed in flames and smoke. At first, you might think it was a clever CG effect that composited a 3D helicopter with a live-action plate. Or perhaps it was a real helicopter that was sacrificed for the sake of the movie? Or was it a realistic miniature model? The answers to these questions can be found within the walls of the Digital Department at UK-based PropShop, where LightWave 3D and 3D printing play a starring role in prop creation for high-profile films.
Limited time pricing saves artists $500 on a full version or $200 on an upgrade
Tue 19 Nov 2013
Created by artists for artists, the newly released LightWave 11.6 offers many new ways for artists and designers to model, animate, capture, retarget, and input and output to 3D. The special $995 (US) price, which will be offered through November 2013 and possibly into December 2013, makes LightWave accessible to all artists and designers who need a powerful end-to-end production pipeline. Current LightWave customers with LightWave 10 or earlier can upgrade to LightWave 11.6 for $495 (US