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NewTek Applauds 10th Annual VES Awards

Groundbreaking VFX productions achieve award-winning results with LightWave 3D

Wed 08 Feb 2012

NewTek congratulates the winners and nominees of the 10th Annual VES Awards for outstanding visual effects artistry in 23 categories of film, animation, television, commercials, special venues and video games.

NewTek LightWave 3D® software seamlessly integrates into the production pipelines of many VES Award winners and nominees, including 2012 VES Award winner Terra Nova for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series."

NewTek Congratulates "The Adventures of Tintin"

LightWave's Rob Powers served as VAD supervisor for Tintin before joining NewTek

Mon 16 Jan 2012

The 69th Golden Globe awards have been announced and Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson’s The Adventures of Tintin was a resounding winner for Best Animated Feature Film. NewTek would like to congratulate Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson, and the entire crew for their win of the acclaimed award.

Abiogenesis: One Man’s Labor of Love

Artist Richard Mans embraces LightWave as he embarks on his filmmaking career

Tue 13 Dec 2011

After spending several years as a freelance animator, Mans wanted more. He wanted to create art with meaning. He wanted to take his work to a new level. He wanted more from his existing software tool set. "I realized that the only way forward for me," he says, "was to make a short film." And Abiogenesis was born and realized with LightWave 3D software.

Inhance Digital Delivers VFX from Start to Finish

Innovative VFX from concept to completion with LightWave 3D

Fri 02 Dec 2011

Inhance Digital is as unique as the computer graphics (CG) and visual effects (VFX) it delivers. Since its inception in 1997, Inhance Digital has delivered innovative, interactive, and visually compelling marketing and communications campaigns to an impressive list of corporate clients, including global Fortune 500 firms. In 2007, the interactive marketing agency extended its talents, technologies, and techniques to the entertainment market, serving up visual effects, animation, and compositing projects for commercials, television programs, and feature films using NewTek LightWave 3D software.

NewTek Unveils LightWave 11

Offers instancing, flocking, fracturing, Bullet Dynamics, ZBrush support and more

Fri 11 Nov 2011

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 11, a powerful new version of its 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.

NewTek Honors Emmy® Winning Visual Effects Artists

Actor Jeri Ryan joins industry icons to celebrate LightWave artists

Fri 21 Oct 2011

NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, announced today Emmy® winning, NewTek LightWave 3D® visual effects artists will be honored at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Actor Jeri Ryan, having achieved cult status early in her career as the character Seven of Nine in the hit series, “Star Trek: Voyager,” will host the evening. She will be joined by special guest, Dick Van Dyke, to celebrate the numerous Primetime Emmy Award-winning visual effects created with LightWave 3D software.

Pixomondo Relies on LightWave for "Terra Nova"

LightWave Delivers Final Pixels Onscreen for Spielberg's "Terra Nova"

Fri 30 Sep 2011

The two-hour premiere of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated "Terra Nova" television series, which aired Monday September 26, 2011 on Fox Television, brings visually astounding science-fiction to prime time television once again—and NewTek LightWave™ software played a key role in the delivery.

FunGoPlay in the World’s First Virtual Sports Theme Park

LightWave helps build a groundbreaking game for children

Tue 02 Aug 2011

An estimated one in three children in America today is overweight or obese, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). To help combat the growing epidemic, has opened the world’s first virtual sports theme park—an innovative online sports world that bridges the gap between online gaming and physical activity among children. FunGoPlay artists relied on NewTek LightWave™ 10 software to create and deliver everything from eye-catching imagery and 3D elements, to customizable assets and interactive environments.