2016 Summer Edition - LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 19 Jul 2016
For Carlo Cestra—a 3D CG Animator living in Menorca, Balearic Islands—CG was his passion long before it was his job. Working for the biggest TV channels as the U.S. TV channel History or the Italy's national public broadcasting company Rai, Carlo has become a master in doing digital reconstructions for archeological, historical and scientific projects. Through this interview, he shares his vision and explains how LightWave became his tool of choice to speed up his workflow.
Looking to expand your 3D bandwidth? Or add the power of 3D content creation to your 2D tools? Add LightWave 3D to your toolkit or upgrade a seat by taking advantage of the LightWave Add-A-Seat / Upgrade Promotion. For a limited time, the LightWave 3D Group is offering a special price of $695 (USD) for a Full License and $395 (USD) for an upgrade of LightWave 2015. Act now!
LightWave 3D gives you the tools needed to create great visual effects! The very talented digital artist Louis du Mont impressed us this month with this amazing mock documentary about Android's new interplanetary features. All the CG elements were created in LightWave 3D, so check this out!
Relying on LightWave to deliver stunning results, Salif Eric N’diaye—who boasts a thriving freelance career in Paris producing 3D animation for ad agencies and high-profile accounts— is once again showing his talent with the making-of “Le Hangar” for NJR 12, a French television network. This is a great example of 3D logo animation & motion graphics that's been 100% done using LightWave 3D!
Ready for an intense aerial dogfight? Using LightWave 3D as their 3D software solution in their main development pipeline, the innovative multiplayer flight game Voidrunner has opened a free closed beta. Sign up now to have the chance to join Close Beta very soon!
On July 21 2016, Vision West Nottinghamshire College, UK is hosting a FREE event! There's a good mix of design related talks, including 4 on LightWave 3D: top talents are there to discuss and share the benefits of using LightWave 3D software for everything from gaming to product design and 2D illustrations. Book your free ticket to this great event now and get the chance to win the LightWave Production Suite.
FX Guide's Mike Seymour spends time with the Emmy award-winning VFX artist and director Steve Gomez to learn more about the visual effects of the sci-fi action thriller Kill Command. Read the interview on FXGuide's website.
LightWave continues to gain tremendous ground with artists in Japan, as was evidenced by the recent LightWave Wavy Awards 2015-2016 event hosted by the LightWave Reseller D-Storm in Tokyo. Many congratulations to the lucky winners of this year! Watch the recorded live stream presentations to see what you missed!
LightWave artist and lead 3D artist on the epic video game VoidRunner, Kemal Günel has released some pretty useful video tutorials. In these 2 part videos, you will learn how to setup a scene, textures and objects for interchanging assets between LightWave 3D and Unreal Engine 4. Let’s get started!