June/July 2015 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Mon 06 Jul 2015
“I always try to put soul into my characters—some special qualities that you see come across even in a still image.”
While Brazilian 3D Artist Mauro Corveloni has always been interested in art, when it comes to 3D modeling and animation, his interest rises to the level of a passion. Known professionally as Maurocor, this São Paulo artist operates POP Studio de Ilustração (POP Illustration Studio) and he’s amassed an intriguing and impressive 3D portfolio.
In his 15 year professional career, he’s contributed unique and imaginative 3D works—created using LightWave 3D—to diverse projects, including visual effects-intensive TV commercials, a music video, a short film and 3D product shots for advertising.
The opportunity to save money on a crossgrade or upgrade to LightWave 2015 is in full swing! We are offering 2D and 3D crossgrades to LightWave 2015 for only $695 (a $300 savings)—this is a great way to add extra seats in your pipeline for an exceptional price. Need to upgrade from an earlier version of LightWave to 2015? Do it now for only $395. Offer ends July 31, 2015. Don’t miss out!
Studios and pros are coming together on Monday July 20 for Create Expo 2015, a FREE LightWave 3D Event at Vision West Nottinghamshire College in the UK. Top LightWave talent will discuss and share the benefits of using LightWave for everything from gaming and product design to 2D illustrations and tips and tricks, and more. Door prizes from the LightWave 3D Group include LightWave 2015 and all actively enrolled students at the event will receive a FREE copy of LightWave 2015 Educational version. Seating is limited, get details and your free tickets today.
GarageFarm.net is asking the LightWave community to test its new Magic Button solution for rendering LightWave scenes. GarageFarm is a team of technology and self-professed 3D freaks who believe rendering should be inexpensive and fast, so they launched the business in their garage – growing from two employees to 20. Ready to push the button? Get the details here.
The LightWave 3D Group is working on its 2015 Show Reel and would like to see your best LightWave 3D animation, stills, show reels and demo reels from the past year for consideration. We are accepting content from all types of projects created with LightWave 3D—from VFX, Mograph, and Games to Archviz, Product Design, and Medical Visualization. Show us what you’ve got! Submissions from artists, studios, and students are welcome. Get the specifics here.
UK-based Fuzzy Frog has released a new game titled Ronaldo & Hugo: Superstar Skaters, whic was created with LightWave 3D and Unity. No stranger 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. Download the Ronald & Hugo game app and get inspired to create your own digital gaming creation with LightWave.
For the second year in a row, the 3D community has nominated LightWave as a contender for the CG Awards by 3D World magazine. This year, we are excited to announce that LightWave 2015 is nominated in two categories: Software Update and Software Innovation. We would also like to recognize Juanjo Gonzalez for his 3D Hall of Fame nomination in recognition of his work with OctaneRender and LightWave 3D. Judging concludes in a few months and we look forward to the results!
Tricksy Media is moving forward with its animated short Gangoul & Tricksy, which is targeting a Halloween release. Working with LightWave in the pipeline, the team is making progress with the short and has released a new teaser that is both intriguing and creepy at the same time. We look forward to seeing the short and encourage you to check out the teaser for a little inspiration to create your own animated short with LightWave.
We received so many requests to extend the deadline for the Spring Into Summer Challenge that we just had to make it happen. And now, everyone who enters in the challenge is a winner thanks to the generosity of Render4You Renderfarm, which is offering 250 credits to each artist that submits a final entry (or entries) in the LightWave Spring Into Summer Challenge. The top winners in each category stand to win some incredible prizes from our sponsors that are all designed to make the creative process even better! The new deadline is July 31, 2015. Get all the details here.