April 2016 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Fri 15 Apr 2016
The LightWave artist Riccardo Zema possesses incredible when it comes to creating lovely 3D characters and impressive environments! Expressing his creativity through the power of LightWave 3D, Zema reveals in this great interview the keys of his success: passion and originality. Journey to Riccardo’s rich and unique fantasy world and get ready to discover his inspiring artwork.
If you haven’t already done so, then be sure to check out the Official LightWave 3D Blog! In the latest post, Rob Powers elaborates more on the upcoming performance optimizations in the next LightWave release. A video created by Lino Grandi wonderfully demonstrates some great examples of performance improvements that will help all LightWave users to get their projects done faster.
Muharraqi Studios shows once again his talent through this spectacular project, first of its kind in the world: considered as the most desirable locations in Bahrain at Durrat Marina, Layan simply defines luxury. Working simultaneously on the architectural project as well as the marketing side, these highly skilled LightWave 3D artists bring life to this breathtaking luxury residential waterpark. And each time LightWave plays an extremely important role in their production pipeline. Get ready to be impressed by the talent of Muharraqi Studios!
Looking to expand your 3D bandwidth? Grow the size of your team? Save Big and add LightWave 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. Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to upgrade a seat or add a full license to your studio.
The Annual LightWave Holiday Challenge has drawn to a close! Congratulations to Milivoj Popovic, who wins the challenge with this lovely image! He will receive LightWave 2015, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion software. Thanks to everyone for participating and stay tuned for the next contest! In case you missed it, you can check out the contest here.
Have you ever dreamed about becoming a space fighter pilot and flying through some surreal landscapes? With Voidrunner, get ready for an intense aerial dogfight! Developed by RealityArts, Voidrunner is an innovative multiplayer flight game that introduces FPS (First Person Shooter) controls to the flight game genre and showcases some impressive exotic and epic landscapes. Co-Founder & Project Director, Ismail Kemal Ciftcioglu and Kemal Günel, Lead 3D Artist, explain how they gained a major speed and quality boost from using LightWave. “Like an army waiting to do their creative bidding", LightWave became their greatest weapons in their arsenal.
The Season 3 Episode 13 of the iconic FOX TV series Sleepy Hollow has been showing talent of the award winning animation studio Lemonade3D. The very talented CG artists knew there were several sequences that would directly benefit from using LightWave in the pipeline. Once again, LightWave 3D was their weapon of choice.
Based on the work of the Polish architect and art historian, Janusz Witwicki, Grafo-Mania, a graphic studio specialized in architectural visualizations and real-time visualization, had to rebuild over 180 miniature buildings, including minuscule houses, churches and monasteries using 2 powerful software packages: LightWave and Unity. Thanks to their amazing work people can now immerse themselves and navigate freely in the ancient city of Lviv. A nice virtual way to learn the city’s history!
Three groups of film makers (2 from Argentina and 1 from the United States) have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for their latest project, Ocassus - a Sci-Fi movie. Ocassus, first Science Fiction movie ever been produced primarily in Argentina, delivers plenty of exciting VFX created with LightWave 3D. To showcase the project a trailer has just been revealed to public. Get ready for some fantastic action!