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It's a 10

The LightWave 3D Group sponsors CGsociety's latest CG challenge celebrating 10 years of CG

Wed 17 Oct 2012 is celebrating 10 years of success in the CG industry and has launched its latest contest revolving around the number 10. The LightWave 3D Group is sponsoring the challenge and wants to see how you really rock the 10 in an image or video submission! Contest ends January 11, 2013 so don’t wait to show them what you’ve got. 

"DR0NE" YouTube Channel Series Uses Virtual Studio Tools

Origami Digital delivers film-level visual effects with LightWave 11

Thu 06 Sep 2012

Origami Digital utilized the features in LightWave® 11, including Virtual Studio Tools, to streamline virtual production for the new sci-fi action series “DR0NE,” which premiered August 30, 2012 on the YouTube YouOffendMeYouOffendMyFamily (YOMYOMF) Network.

LightWave 11.5 Revealed at SIGGRAPH 2012

New features create a robust end-to-end 3D pipeline

Tue 07 Aug 2012

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today LightWave 11.5, a powerful new edition of its Emmy® Award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 includes many new features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, interchange support for Adobe After Effects and Pixologic’s GoZ Fiber Mesh, major workflow enhancements, and more.

LightWave 3D Group Launches New Website and Online Store to connect, educate and empower LightWave 3D artists all over the world

Thu 02 Aug 2012

The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has launched a new LightWave 3D® website and online store at—the first of many new LightWave-based announcements planned for SIGGRAPH 2012.

LightWave 3D Group Announced - Powers Named President

New dedicated business division will accelerate product growth worldwide

Wed 01 Aug 2012

NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products for a range of industries—from architecture, computer-aided design and product development to advertising, game development and feature films. NewTek also announced former NewTek VP and Head of 3D Development Rob Powers has been promoted to president of the LightWave 3D Group. Powers will leverage his extensive experience in the visual effects and film production industries to accelerate growth worldwide for the LightWave 3D Group with new product offerings, strategic partnerships, and targeted sales and marketing initiatives.

Evolving Artist(ry): One Man, One Tool

Animator and illustrator Chris O’Riley hones his craft with LightWave

Mon 07 May 2012

Artist Chris O’Riley can never predict what his next project will be, but he is always certain of one thing: the tool he will use to achieve it. For nearly two decades, he has been tackling various animation and illustration assignments from major news outlets and advertisers, growing and expanding as a digital artist, using NewTek’s LightWave 3D.

"Red Tails" Delivers Monumental Maneuvers

Radical 3D delivers impressive aerial combat previz with LightWave

Wed 25 Apr 2012

Production of Red Tails proved to be as unique as its subject—a heroic group of black U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) servicemen who painted the tails of their aircraft red and became known as "Red Tails." Like the airmen, the film had a precarious start, but a strong and lasting finish.

NewTek Ships LightWave 11 Software

Studios and artists push boundaries, speed up production in their 3D pipelines

Mon 20 Feb 2012

NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy® award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that lets artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, Pixologic™ Zbrush® support, and much more. With its innovative tools and unlimited creative possibilities, LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation—from film and broadcast visual effects production, to architectural visualization, and game design.