January 2016 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Thu 14 Jan 2016
While Argentine 3D Artist David Alexander Ary Agüero has always been interested in art and sculpting, when it comes to 3D modeling and animation, his interest rises to the level of a passion. With great attention to detail in creating stunning imaginary landscapes and characters, this extremely talented and well-known 3D artist relies on LightWave to deliver incredible results. If you do not know him yet, after one look at his portfolio we’re sure you’ll see why we have chosen him as our first LightWave Power Artist for 2016!
From modeling to animation, LightWave gives San Diego's investigators all the tools they need to create recontructions of real events and crime scenes, giving them the opportunity to better understand the dynamics of a car accident, a crime scene or the path of a bullet. The investigators are using LightWave 3D regularly to provide judges and juries some in depth look at the scenes. Take a look at this great video from the local San Diego breaking news, CBS News 8.
Many of you have asked us for a little more time to participate to our LightWave Holiday Challenge. We have extended the deadline to March 31st, so time to turn on your creativity! This year the challenge topic is to represent how your favorite movie characters spend their Christmas. The winner will get suite of products from the LightWave 3D Group. Follow this link to get the full details and show us and the world your unique creativity!
Bruce Branit has been interviewed early this month by the american TV Channel 41 Action News about his viral videos & upcoming projects including 1st footage of BULLY MECH! Much of Branit’s work relies upon solid 3D tracking to match visual effects elements with live action back plates. “LightWave 3D lets me produce films and Web serials that use visual effects in a way that’s unexpected for a micro-budget project. That’s why I’m basing the future growth of my company on this platform,” said Branit in his previous interview on LightWave 3D website. Be sure to read the full story!
Widely recognized as a hugely successful animated movie, the talented team at Ficción Producciones saw his first 3D film of Cuban origin Tom Little (Meñique) nominated Best Animation Film for the Goya Awards 2016, the Spain's main national annual film awards. If you missed their story in our last Magazine Issue (p.52), go and check to see how this production studio relies on LightWave 3D software to create this beautiful 3D animated short.
How amazing the LightWave artist Mahmoud Atashi can be when it comes to create some impressive and lovely 3D characters! Expressing his creativity through the power of LightWave 3D, Mahmoud reveals to the LightWave Community the amazing process of creating his latest 3D work, the Octopus Project. Prepare to be boarded!
UK-based Fuzzy Frog has released the trailer of their latest game Hugo Troll Race 2, which was created with LightWave 3D and Unity. Fuzzy Frog is not new to creating unique games, one of its most notable being Real Scary Spiders (created in conjunction with Animal Planet and Toys-R-Us), the team also received the Best Animation and Gaming Project award at the 2014 Digital Entrepreneur Awards. Get inspired to create your own digital gaming with LightWave 3D and don't forget to check their previous interview!
The LightWave artist Fabrice Loyola is not new to create great visual effects for advertising. Playing an important role in his digital artist career, LightWave 3D is his tool of choice and his all-in-one 3D software package. In this interview, he explains why he chose to rely on LightWave to deliver his great results.
The spanish animation studio Digital Mind brings to life the cutest cat in the world using LightWave 3D. Little Kitty was born with the aim of creating a funny character to make short animated videos. From modelling to animation, this studio uses the powerful LightWave Tools and the flexibility of Genoma to create these impressive videos. Four of them have been created already so check these out!
As an artist, your show reel is one of your most valuable assets, it shows and sells your skills. This artist really knows how to use LightWave and After Effects to express his art. Specialized in Motion Graphics, the inspiring LightWave 3D Artist Mark Warner is offering a great overview of his creativity. If you have a reel that you're particularly proud of, be sure to drop us a note with more details and your URL at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see your best work!