SIGGRAPH 2013 LightWave Newsletter
Posted: Mon 22 Jul 2013
New Products! Amazing Interviews! Talented Presenters! Show Specials! Super Giveaways!
Anaheim Convention Center
July 23-25, 2013
You don't have to attend SIGGRAPH to take advantage of the many show specials being offering in the LightWave booth this week. Beginning today (July 23, 2013) through July 31, 2013, everyone can save on products by the LightWave 3D Group—including special early-adopter pricing and upgrades to LightWave 11.6®, ChronoSculpt™, and NevronMotion™ for LightWave. We even have a special price on the limited edition LightWave t-shirts. Visit www.lightwave3d.com/buy to get the goods for a great price.
ChronoSculpt is a new standalone sculpting program from the LightWave 3D Group that introduces the concept of Time-Based Cache Sculpting in 3D. ChronoSculpt provides a streamlined timeline-based workspace with focused sculpting and manipulation tools that allow you to sculpt and manipulate deformations or character cache animations over time. Designed for all major 3D software programs (LightWave, 3ds Max, Maya, modo, Cinema 4D and others), ChronoSculpt supports LWO and OBJ files, and imports Alembic, MDD and Autodesk Geometry cache files. Read all about it here – and purchase it at a special price through the end of July 2013.
NevronMotion is a powerful and inexpensive mocap solution that seamlessly pairs LightWave 11.6 Virtual Studio Tools with the popular Microsoft Kinect device to capture motion and apply it using dedicated retargeting toos to a biped character rig. NevronMotion will be available Q4 2013, but you can pre-order today and save $100. To learn more about NevronMotion for LightWave 11.6, click here.
Set to ship Q4, LightWave 11.6 extends the groundbreaking features of LightWave 11.5 software with new animation features like the RayCast Motion Node and Spline Control Nulls. It adds support for 3D printing, VPR performance improvements, a new Color Picker, and plenty more. LightWave 11.6 also adds supports for NVIDIA CgFX shader technology, to preview LightWave assets in real time exactly as they will appear in virtual production or game engines, and NVIDIA 3D Vision, Vision Pro and HDMI stereo devices on Quadro graphics for review and previsualization.
The LightWave 3D Group will once again be streaming live from SIGGRAPH, courtesy the Newtek TriCaster™. Be sure to check out the schedule and tune in for all the amazing interviews and presentations from industry experts working with LightWave—from SyFy's Defiance to SHARKNADO and Iron Sky to UK-2911. You will also see how-to demos and features run throughs for LightWave (including LightWave 11.6) and learn all about ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion, too. Check out the schedule and prepare to JOIN US from the comfort of your own desk!
Our terrific partners have joined us to offer up some pretty amazing giveaways in the LightWave 3D booth (#303) at SIGGRAPH 2013. Attendees will have the chance to win products from companies like NVIDIA, Mushkin, DB&W, Liberty3D, WTools3D, Dosch Design, 3DGarage and more! We will also be giving away LightWave 3D® software and a Microsoft Kinect with NevronMotion for LightWave 11.6. Prepare to join us and you just might walk away a winner!
Can't make it to SIGGRAPH, but need to build up your plugin arsenal? In appreciation of all the amazing LightWave plugins created by developers and individuals, the LightWave 3D Group is pleased to unveil its new LightWave Plugin Asset Database. Now you can easily search through hundreds of free and valuable commercial plugins for LightWave—all categorized, tagged, searchable, and at your fingertips. Give it a Try! We're certain there's something you can't live without!