August/September 2014 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Thu 28 Aug 2014
Two studios in the Netherlands come together to create an award-winning short that educates people about the probiotic CLOSTAT. Using LightWave, the two studios worked together to present a captivating explanation of how, when added to poultry feed, this probiotic contributes to healthy gut flora offering a healthy alternative to antibiotics.
We love extreme rendering results and performance, which is why we have teamed up with OTOY to bring you a really sweet Bundle Up and Save promotion! Find out more about how you can save up to $500 and walk away with a creative bundle that will appeal to the artist in you!
We've gone digital with our LightWave 3D magazine (and it is still free!) Now you have the option of reading a digital version online (with links to content, videos and web sites) or downloading a PDF and reading it at your leisure. In this issue we feature stories such as Sharknado, Space Station 76, Amazon's TumbleLeaf, Mob City and more, highlight artists and schools, and include many in-depth LightWave tutorials and put all the scene files at your fingertips.
We have been fortunate to work with top-notch LightWave artists to bring you several new video tutorials that are designed to help you work in new ways with LightWave 3D. From CG water and Light Painting Effects to working with Sub-Ds and Lighting for Concept Art, they all offer tips and techniques that are useful and inspiring.
Go behind the scenes with Aristomenis Tsirbas of Meni Things Productions to see how he uses LightWave to create viral videos for his YouTube channel that will make you look twice or maybe three times.
One of the coolest challenges we have ever put out in the universe has to be the LightWave 3D Space Command Challenge—where LightWave artists submitted LightWave spaceship models for different categories for a chance to have their ship featured with screen credits in the upcoming Space Command movie. The winners also received a suite of software from the LightWave 3D Group. There were so many excellent submissions for this challenge that the judges had a hard time narrowing them down—naming nine honorable mentions in addition to the top three winners.
During SIGGRAPH Week 2014, LightWave artist Richard Mans offered us an exclusive premiere of the full version of Abiogenesis to share with the world. If by chance you've only seen the trailer and not the full animated short film, it is well worth watching. See how one artist used LightWave to deliver his vision.