February 2014 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 18 Feb 2014
Making art of advertising, artist Jason Allen Lee uses LightWave to create incredibly lifelike advertisements and product videos for Sullivan Branding. One of Lee's most compelling campaigns to date is for Rocky Elements work boots, where his attention to design, detail and texturing really creates a realistic end result. One look at his images and product videos and it's pretty clear why we chose Jason Allen Lee as our artist of the month.
Experiencing the Kennedy Space Center's "Space Shuttle Atlantis" exhibit for the first time can be captivating, but add to it an immersive experience filled with computer graphics and animation, and you're heading toward mind-blowing realism. The creation of the "Space Shuttle Atlantis" recently won the award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project" at the 2014 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. LightWave 3D played a key role in the massive production pipeline of the Atlantis project; it was used for 3D modeling, animation and rendering.
Artist Chris Jones is well known for his independent animated short "The Passenger," but now he has set his sights on replicating human anatomy in CG. Have a look at his latest works in progress (WIPs) and see how he uses LightWave to create some incredibly realistic animations—his latest has over a million views. Now that's a lot of eyeballs on this stunning WIP!
The saying "like father, like son" certainly applies to Abdulla Al-Muharraqi and his son Khalid Al-Muharraqi, two artists whose work will be honored in an art exhibit in Bahrain on March 4, 2014 with His Royal Highness, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain opening the exhibition. A highly skilled LightWave 3D Artist in his own right, Khalid Al-Muharraqi will host the "Muharraqi: Father & Son" exhibition, which will also showcase several new pieces, including an artistic masterpiece created by father and son using a mix of traditional and digital art techniques.
If you've been planning to add LightWave 11.6 to your 3D pipeline, well then you're in luck. The LightWave 3D Group is extending the special $995 price for a full version of LightWave 11.6 through March 2014. Existing LightWave customers can upgrade from LightWave 10 or earlier for the special price of $495. Take advantage of this huge savings and be sure to tell your friends.
Who doesn't love an in-depth LightWave how-to video tutorial? Artist Steve White has answered the call with a dolphin tutorial created with LightWave 11.5/11.6 SubD Surfaces. This video is only the first part in the series, so be sure to watch the remaining chapters in the description below in the YouTube video.
Digital Media World's Adriene Hurst goes behind the scenes of the 2014 VES award winning "Space Shuttle Atlantis" project where she learns how Eden FX and Mousetrappe Studio worked together to create a three-act presentation for the visitors of the exhibit. See how LightWave helped play a role in rendering and animating the project.
The LightWave 3D Group is totally social and would like to invite you to join us on Facebook, Linked In, Google +, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube. Share your tips, tricks, projects, works of art, and ideas with us. We also share special info that you'll only find on these sites. So don't miss out! Join us today!
The LightWave 3D Group is currently putting together its show reel for NAB 2014 and want to see your motion graphics and commercial work videos integrating Lightwave 3D. Deadline for submission is Friday March 7, 2014. Send to Cody Burke for consideration at firstname.lastname@example.org.