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March 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Tue 12 Mar 2013

The LightWave 11.5 momentum continues to build! This month you'll find several ways to take advantage of LightWave 11.5's  many new features with a FREE 30-day full feature version of LightWave 11.5, which is now available for download. We have also teamed up with WTools3D, creators of LWCAD to introduce a new Architectural Design Bundle that includes LightWave 11.5 and a brand new version of LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools for LightWave. It offers everything architects, set designers and interior designers need to create stunning visualizations and animation. The March Power Artist Eugenio Garcia Villareal, based in Monterrey, Mexico, shares his  incredible visuals and story of breaking into 3D. LightWave's rigging expert Lino Grandi takes you through a wealth of new LightWave 11.5 Genoma tutorials and Cody Burke shares how to use the GoZ feature in LightWave in a polypainting tutorial. We also highlight the many videos for Beginners in the OfficialLightWave3D channel on YouTube. We round out the month with Ben Cooper recreating the "Ratatouille" kitchen with LightWave and a new LightWave contest kicks of on Facebook that utilizes the VoluMedic plug-in

 

February 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Wed 06 Feb 2013

In our first newsletter of 2013, we are proud to announce the availability of LightWave 11.5—showcasing its robust features with a new video created by the LightWave 3D Group. Keeping with the LightWave 11.5 theme, we also highlight how to upgrade from LightWave 11 to LightWave 11.5 and offer a first look from 3D World magazine on its favorite LightWave 11.5 features. Wrapping up our LightWave 11.5 focus is a refresher course on how to use the Genoma character rigging system. Our Power Artist of the month is DJ Waterman, an Australian artist whose love of cars is brought to life with LightWave. We also highlight an 1957 Aston Martin model that artist Paul Hutchens is offering as a free download, along with free downloadable architectural fixtures models from MX 3D Models. We close out the issue with a recent story from TheFinancialist.com which highlights LightWave in its story “These Days, Everyone’s George Lucas.”

December 2012 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Sun 09 Dec 2012

In the final 2012 edition of the LightWave Newsletter, meet December Power Artist Mitja Briščak whose love of effects-rich movies inspired him to pursue a career in 3D visualization. We also head to South Africa for the making of “Unsung Hero” and “Hooked” animated shorts at Character Matters Animation Studios. Learn how LightWave paired with Photoshop inspires Artist Neil Maccormack to create fantastical worlds like Gate54. Meet FX Animation Barcelona’s founder Xes Vilà and gain insight about how LightWave aids students in the creation of gorgeous 3D imagery. Then it’s off on a mission to Mars with Bohemian Grey and the creation of the pre-landing NASA Curiosity animation. We travel to Japan for an interview with leading anime artists at SUNRISE, Inc about award-winning anime. We end the year by honoring Larry Schultz (aka Splinegod) an industry great whose tireless devotion to the LightWave community will never be forgotten. We offer you a can-crushing LightWave tutorial he created for us to share with you earlier this year.

November 2012 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Mon 19 Nov 2012

In this edition of the new LightWave Newsletter, meet Brett Murrah, November 2012's "LightWave Power Artist" and see how his 15 years of LightWave experience help him create impressive scientific and medical visualizations for XVIVO Scientific Animation.  Get the inside scoop on Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome and find out  how LightWave dominated the VFX pipeline for the highly-anticipated series. Read an interview with VFX Pro Doug  Drexler and find out why LightWave remains his software of choice. Discover impressive architectural visualization from Render Vision Finland. View a video tutorial designed to help you transition to LightWave from other 3D programs. Download a FREE  60-day  full-feature version of LightWave 11 trial software and much more.

Fall 2012

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Tue 16 Oct 2012

The LightWave Newsletter has returned!  Read our interview with October "Artist of the Month" Chris Jones, creator of the animated short "The Passenger," and learn about what he's working on now.  Find out why LightWave 11.5  won the CGW Silver Award at SIGGRAPH this year.  Discover the benefits of the new Genoma rigging system in LightWave 11.5 and prepare to upgrade.  Read all about how LightWave was used to create the impressive VFX in  "Iron Sky"  and much more!

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