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Project Spotlight: Creating a "Category 5"

Platinum Platypus turns to LightWave to create over 100 visual effects shots for the STARZ Original Movie "Category 5"

Tue 13 May 2014

The artists at New-York based Platinum Platypus are no stranger to creating stellar visual effects for television and film. LightWave 3D is their tool of choice and it was used to make 100 visual effects shots for the STARZ Original storm disaster movie “Category 5.” Go behind the scenes and see how LightWave helped create the aftermath of the perfect storm.

Recreating a Masterpiece with LightWave

Artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas walks you through the process of creating Benczúr Gyula's 2D painting Budavár Repossession in LightWave

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Ekho Farkas is no stranger to challenges—he took on the 2013 LightWave 3D Holiday Challenge and his entry emerged as the Facebook Fan Favorite. Recently, he took on a much larger challenge—recreating Benczúr Gyula's 19th century masterpiece "Budavár Repossession,” which hangs in the National Gallery of Hungary. See the shot breakdown Farkas shares for recreating this masterpiece in LightWave.

Artist Spotlight: Steve Mcardle

This sculptor with a passion for CG creates incredible art pieces using LightWave 11.6

Mon 17 Mar 2014

Steve Mcardle is not only a fine artist, illustrator, sculptor, animator and director; he’s also an incredible LightWave 3D artist. While a fan of manipulating things digitally, Mcardle likes to create a foundation in 3D and built upon it with drawing or photography. The results are stunningly beautiful, and a testament to LightWave’s mantra—made by artists for artists. One look at his portfolio and we’re sure you’ll see why we have chosen him as our Power Artist for March 2014.

Inside the Space Shuttle Atlantis Project

LightWave plays a key role in this 2014 VES Award-winning Special Project

Wed 05 Mar 2014

This extremely ambitious project for the Kennedy Space Center teams LightWave veteran John Gross with a group of extremely talented artists to create the richly immersive "Space Shuttle Atlantis" project, bringing the illusion of being in outer space to viewers. Find out how LightWave performed in the pipeline and see for yourself why this stunning project received the 2014 VES Award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project."

Mixing Noir and Heavy Metal

Filter Film Turns to LightWave to create "I am Colossus" Heavy Metal Music Video

Tue 04 Mar 2014

The heart-pumping music in Meshuggah’s heavy metal song “I am Colossus” is hard to ignore. But when accompanied by a symphony of noir imagery, created by the artists at Filter Film using LightWave 3D, the resulting music video becomes an explosion for the senses. Get an inside look at how they delivered what the client was looking for using LightWave.

Artist Spotlight: Jason Allen Lee

Using LightWave to make advertising magic for Rocky Outdoor Gear and more

Mon 10 Feb 2014

Making art of advertising, artist Jason Allen Lee uses LightWave to create incredibly lifelike advertisments and product videos for Sullivan Branding. One of the most compelling campaigns to date includes Rocky Elements work boots, where Allen's attention to design, detail and texturing really creates a compelling end result. One look at his images and product videos and you'll see why we chose Jason as our artist of the month.

An Eye for an Eye

Artist Chris Jones

Mon 10 Feb 2014

Artist Chris Jones is well known for his independent animated short “The Passenger,” but now he has set his sights on replicating the human anatomy in CG. Have a look at his latest works in progress (WIPs) and see how he uses LightWave to create some incredibly realistic animations—his latest with over a million views. Now that’s a lot of eyeballs on this stunning WIP!

Going Viral, Getting Gasps

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.