2014 Holiday Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Thu 04 Dec 2014
Oscar Palma is truly a jack-of-all-trades. He works on projects, gives private lessons, and advises studios on their pipeline setups. He is also all about bringing his ideas to life with LightWave 3D. Over the years, Palma has done a bit of everything: info-architecture, stereoscopy, planetarium films, real-time applications, and visual effects for films and TV series, television commercials, corporate videos, video mapping and more.
If you haven’t heard the news, LightWave 2015 is now available with new features and a new price: $995 (USD) for a full license and $495 (USD) to upgrade from LightWave 11.x or earlier. It features the most straightforward workflow on the planet and new features that are designed to enhance 3D modeling, animation and rendering for everything from architecture and visual effects to advertising/marketing and games. LightWave 2015 eliminates the need for complex pipelines, external renderers and unstable workflows. Get LightWave 2015 now!
NESIAC of Seoul, Korea knows how to deliver impressive results with LightWave 3D and Octane Render. The company recently created an incredible animated video for the 2014 Hankook Tire Design Competition "A Great Challenge for Great Change." Watch the video and prepare to be impressed.
The annual LightWave Holiday Challenge is officially underway! In the spirit of the season, we are looking for one original, outstanding image or animation created with LightWave that best represents the holiday season. Here is your chance to showcase your work and win a suite of software products, including LightWave 2015, in the process. Time to turn on your creativity!
Jeff Blythe has created his own animated version of the award-winning blockbuster film Gravity. Using LightWave for modeling, rendering and animation and After Effects for compositing, Blythe makes it clear that "in space, life is impossible," but with LightWave, you can deliver impressive results.
Interested in the new features of LightWave 2015? Try a full-feature version free for 30 days and see how the new workflow enhancements and features make creating in 3D easy. From the new Bullet Constraints and Match Perspective features to Importance Sampling and Genoma 2 modular rigging (with a full rigging development kit or RDK), LightWave 2015 is made to streamline productivity.
Creating a promo video for a new Blu-Ray/DVD from the chart topping band One Direction can be both exciting and challenging. Artist Mark Warner turned to LightWave for 3D elements such as the Polaroid pictures to get the job done. Watch the video and see the mograph magic.
3DTotal interviews Chris Jones, a creative generalist living in Melbourne Australia, where he spends most of his days working on personal projects. Freelancing from time to time, illustrating books here and there and animating for film and TV, Chris is always up for a challenge. Whether it’s directing and creating his own animated short films, or creating animated hyper-real humans with LightWave, Chris knows how to create convincing CG.