June 2013 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 25 Jun 2013
The Architectural Design and Visualization bundle featuring LightWave 11.5 & LWCAD 4.5 software is set to end July 4, 2013. This combo has the CAD-like tools you need to create stunning interior and exterior visuals and walkthroughs for your clients.
"Editor's Choice – Pinball League – Dr. Pickaxe is rocking our world on Windows phone." That's the headline on the web site Windows Phone Central, which covers everything related to Windows mobile phones. Go inside Athens-based indie game creation studio Tainicom and see how LightWave was a crucial component of the graphics and gameplay development for this popular Windows gaming app.
The LightWave 3D Group is going big again at SIGGRAPH 2013 (booth 303), July 23-25 in Anaheim, Calif. Using the latest NewTek TriCaster system, we will once again be streaming live from SIGGRAPH, showcasing dynamic artists and new technology from the LightWave 3D Group. In addition to some stellar speakers and presentations, this year we will have some pretty amazing giveaways for some lucky (and attentive) audience participants! This year, we teamed up with leading companies like DB&W, WTools3D, Liberty 3D, Dosch Design, 3D Garage, and Mushkin with more on the way. There will even be chances to win LightWave. So sign up for a free Exhibits Pass today (use code LWAVE11) and we will see you at SIGGRAPH 2013.
The LightWave 3D Group has teamed up with DMALA (Digital Motion and Animation LA User Group) the week before SIGGRAPH to feature LightWave Artist Sean Jackson and his work on the hit Syfy television series "Defiance." Go behind the scenes to see how LightWave 11.5 helped define the VFX production pipeline to meet the demanding deadlines of television production. And, there will be some pretty great door prizes, too. The event is FREE and is being held at the Barnsdale Theater in Hollywood, Tuesday July 16 at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets here and we will see you there!
Japan-based SUNRISE, Inc. certainly knows how to keep an audience entertained with award-winning movies and animated shots that couple the art of traditional anime with 21st century CG technology like LightWave. Now the talented group at SUNRISE has released several free downloadable Windows plug-ins for LightWave that are available at the Dstorm website. If, by chance, you don't know Japanese, we suggest you use Google Chrome to translate the descriptions. You'll be glad you did!
Ballistic Publishing is calling all CG artists to submit their best character art for EXOTIQUE 8: THE WORLD'S BEST CG CHARACTERS book. Ballistic publishes some of the most popular CG art books in the industry, including those for CGsociety, and they are looking for the most stunning CG characters out there, including character work from humans to fantastic creatures. Submit your best LightWave characters by August 30, 2013 and show the world your character(s)! Get the details here.