March 2014 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Fri 07 Mar 2014
Artist Spotlight: Steve Mcardle
Steve Mcardle is not only a fine artist, illustrator, sculptor, animator and director; he’s also an incredible LightWave 3D artist. While a fan of manipulating things digitally, Mcardle likes to create a foundation in 3D and build upon it with drawing or photography. The results are stunningly beautiful, and a testament to LightWave’s mantra—made by artists for artists. One look at his portfolio and we’re sure you’ll see why we have chosen him as our Power Artist for March 2014.
Inside the Space Shuttle Atlantis Project
This extremely ambitious project for the Kennedy Space Center teams LightWave veteran John Gross with a group of extremely talented artists to the create richly immersive "Space Shuttle Atlantis" project, bringing the illusion of being in outer space to viewers. Find out how LightWave performed in the pipeline and see for yourself why this stunning project received the 2014 VES Award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project."
Just Add Milk and LightWave
Just Add Milk is a new blog for LightWave artists that offers everything from barebone templates and Python tips to scripts, libraries and cheat sheets. Give it a look and check back often. You just might find what you've been looking for or something you never knew you needed.
HDR Light Studio Live Connection Plugin Supports HDRI Maps in LightWave
Software developers continue to create powerful new enhancements that complement the features of LightWave 3D software. The newest to market is HDR Light Studio Live Connection, which offers real-time lighting sessions for the creation of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the LightWave Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR). Give it a look and download the demo here.
Go Inside HDR Light Studio for LightWave
With the release of the new HDR Light Studio plugin for LightWave 10 and higher, artist DJ Waterman has created two videos designed to show you the ins and outs of the new HDR Light Studio plugin with LightWave.
Mixing Noir and Heavy Metal
The heart-pumping music in Meshuggah's heavy metal song "I am Colossus" is hard to ignore. But when accompanied by a symphony of noir imagery, created by the artists at Filter Film using LightWave 3D, the resulting music video becomes an explosion for the senses. Get an inside look at how they delivered what the client was looking for using LightWave.
WTools3D Offers 20% Off LWCAD 4.5.1
If you've been contemplating adding LWCAD to your LightWave 3D arsenal, March 2014 is the month to make it happen. WTools3D is offering 20% discount off its popular LWCAD plugin software until March 31, 2014. Learn more at WTools3D.
The Making of Aurora Space station
The 2013 LightWave Space Station contest winner David Agüero offers up a video of how to make an asteroid field in LightWave, along with a shot breakdown of his winning entry. See how this talented artist uses LightWave to deliver out-of-this-world results.