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LightWave 11.6 Supports Full Stereoscopic 3D Review with NVIDIA 3D Vision Solutions

Provides a powerful new way for artists and studios to review and share 3D content on the desktop or multi-projector wall displays

Tue 23 Jul 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced LightWave 11.6 3D software now supports NVIDIA® 3D Vision®, NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro and HDMI stereo devices with NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics cards. LightWave 11.6 is the newest update to NewTek’s award-winning LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for the creation of everything from architectural visualizations to explosive visual effects for television and film.

The Day Dragons Attacked the World

Rogue State turns to LightWave 11.5 to conquer CG dragons and 220 visual effects shots for Dracano

Tue 23 Apr 2013

In the  indie film Dracano, a volcanic eruption in the Pacific Northwest spews lava, steam and fire—along with eggs that hatch ancient, menacing, winged dragons that prey on man. Dracano viewers, however, would never suspect that three visual effects animators at Burbank-based Rogue State completed the movie’s 220 visual effects shots in just six weeks using LightWave 11.5 3D software.  See how this story is inspiration for indie film visual effects artists around the world.

The Creation of "Shabyat"

Artist Khalid al-Muharraqi turns to LightWave to create the popular UAE TV show "Shabyat"

Mon 22 Apr 2013

Bahrain Artist Khalid Abdulla al-Muharraqi, founder of Muharraqi Studios, relies on LightWave throughout his production pipeline for countless projects, including the creation of a Ramadan-themed cartoon environment for the television show Shabyat, which aired in the UAE and GCC. in fact, Muharraqi and his nimble team of six artists managed to create the 3D scenes for the entire Shabyat project in as little as 20 days.

Laughing at "Normal"

French Artist Sylvain Delmé creates online parodies with LightWave

Thu 18 Apr 2013

In an interview with French Artist Sylvain Delmé, we learn how he creates 3D web parodies that are often based on politics and top of mind situations—like the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. To create these amusing webisodes, which have garnered fans around the world, Delmé relies on LightWave to create and render his comic creations. We caught up with him to get more insight into his creative mind and how he uses LightWave to create entertaining 3D. Recently Delmé moved to LightWave 11.5 to create his parodies and shares his favorite new features with us.

LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast Graphics at NAB 2013

Powerful new After Effects Interchange gives artists greater flexibility with 2D and 3D elements

Tue 09 Apr 2013

At NAB 2013 (booth SL4610), the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is demonstrating its new LightWave 11.5 3D modeling and animation software, including the new After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics.

LightWave 3D Group Unveils Architectural Design Bundle

Offers everything designers need for3D visualization with industry-leading modeling, rendering and animation tools

Wed 13 Mar 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new Architectural Design Bundle that couples LightWave 11.5 3D modeling, animation and rendering software with WTools3D’s LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools for LightWave. The bundle includes a powerful set of features that architects, set designers and interior designers can use to cost-effectively create professional 3D visualization and animation for the most demanding design projects.


LightWave 11.5 Now Available

Introduces Genoma Character Rigging System and many new features to streamline workflow

Thu 31 Jan 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers, is now available.

LightWave 3D Helps Deploy “BSG: Blood & Chrome”

NBCUniversal’s visual effects artists use LightWave 3D software to create stunning visuals for the highly-anticipated sci-fi series

Fri 09 Nov 2012

Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome is a new science-fiction drama from NBCUniversal premiering  on Machinima Prime’s YouTube channel for 10 episodes until February 2013 when Syfy, a division of NBCUniversal, is expected to televise the pilot and also offer it on DVD, Blue-Ray, On Demand, and digital download. Throughout the history of the Battlestar Galactica franchise, LightWave 3D® software has been a constant in the show’s production pipeline for everything from otherworldly atmospheres to earth-shattering visual effects. Blood & Chrome continues the tradition, adding Cylon robots, snake creatures, and more than 20 sets constructed entirely in LightWave 3D.