April 2014 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 22 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 finished 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.
The 3D World CG Awards returns for the fourth year to discover and celebrate the best the CG industry has to offer. You can vote for the best products, technology and CG content of the past 12 month, nominating, in 16 categories, everything from inspiring innovations and time-saving technology to cool work you like. Works released between March 31 2013 to March 31, 2014 are eligible. The contest ends May 25, 2014, so don't wait! Get your votes in now for LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion. Awards make us very happy!
Amsterdam-based Cortical Studios recently walked away winners of a prestigious gold medal award at the 2014 New York Festivals—the equivalent to the Oscars® for commissioned films—for its scientific information film about probiotics, which was created with LightWave 3D software. In addition to the gold medal, the film also won a bronze medal in the Animation category.
Artist Graham Hutchings knows how to create 3D images that grab your attention. He recently turned to LightWave to create the cover and feature illustrations of the landmark 1000 MPH land speed car featured in the March 2014 edition of Popular Mechanics magazine. Have a look at the incredible cover and feature images and stay tuned, we'll give you more insight into Hutchings' LightWave design style in a future article.
3D Artist David Aguero, winner of the 2013 LightWave Holiday Challenge, has been working his LightWave magic yet again. His latest project involves animating a frog that leaps onto a spinning turntable of rippling water. To make this particular animated short, Aguero said he decided to go totally old school—creating the water with displacements, procedurals and nulls. The results are impressive!
CGSociety.org has put out a call for artists to join their community online portfolio. We have received so many talented submissions to the LightWave 3D Gallery that we want to encourage you to go ahead and show off to the CGsociety community all the fantastic work being created with LightWave. And if you haven't submitted your work for consideration to be featured on the LightWave 3D Gallery, click here.
Who doesn't love a creative challenge? Especially when it involves using 3D to create weapons for game play? Humster3d.com has unleashed a new contest that encourages participants to model and render original 3D weapons and submit them to the gallery for judging. This is your chance to show what you can do with LightWave 3D and its incredible renderer. The contest ends May 27, 2014. Visit the challenge page for all the details.