June 2014 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 17 Jun 2014
Sometimes a concept is so complex that words alone are not enough to explain it effectively. Or, the design is so revolutionary that it earns a spot on the cover of a well-known technical publication. Graham Hutchings can add these credits to his body of graphic design work—all created with LightWave 11.6.3. Learn more about how Hutchings uses LightWave and see why he’s a LightWave power artist.
The LightWave 3D Group and SketchFab Inc. have teamed up to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to SketchFab, a popular online web platform that you can use to publish, share, embed, and view 3D models interactively in real time. Get all the details and download the plug-in here.
The nominees have been announced and the LightWave 3D Group's suite of products—LightWave 11.6, NevronMotion, and ChronoSculpt—have all been nominated. We're also proud to announce that NewTek Founder Tim Jenison and the LW3DG President Rob Powers have also been nominated for the 3D World Hall of Fame. Cast your votes today and let's bring home the win for 2014!
A new LightWave challenge has been revealed and you're invited to participate! Take the challenge and build a spaceship for the upcoming "Space Command" movie. Two spaceships will be chosen with the winner or winners receiving screen credit, a suite of products from the LightWave 3D Group, and more. Get all the details here. Deadline is July 31, 2014.
This popular animation from Tobias Weisner and Patrick McCue takes the viewer on a visual journey, one inspired by Stanislaw Lem's short story "Golem XIV" of "Imaginary Magnitude" released in 1973. LightWave plays a key role in the creation of this Vimeo Staff Pick. Have a look and prepare to contemplate.
LightWave artist Don Foley shares one of his first 3D printing projects—recreating the Hubble Telescope. While on assignment at the Goddard Space Flight Center to illustrate the project, Foley studied the ground-based replica and has now recreated it in LightWave for 3D printing. View the project and if you want to print a Hubble of your very own, the file is available for $15.
Travel inside the human body with one simple tool—LightWave. Dan Ablan, 3D artist and author of numerous books and videos about LightWave, has announced a new 3D Garage Video Courseware for medical modeling and animation using LightWave. Scheduled to ship July 31, 2014 at a price of $129, 3D Garage is offering a pre-order price of $68.50 for early shoppers.
It's a great time to check out the new and improved Community page on the LightWave 3D web site. Here you can download the free issues of LightWave 3D magazine, read the monthly newsletters, browse the Plugins Database, share with fellow artists in the LightWave 3D Forum, and see what's going on from third party developers.