March 2015 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Wed 11 Mar 2015
LightWave is in the pipeline of many studios producingg popular television shows like Sleepy Hollow. Go behind the scenes to see how the VFX artists create visual effects like swarms of locusts and crows using LightWave 3D and its groundbreking VPR.
“LightWave has always been a phenomenal tool when dealing with the demanding schedule of network television.” – Jason Zimmerman, VFX Artist, Sleepy Hollow
The Mirror UK’s Brian Edwards has written a story about Dick van Dyke and his history of CG for Diagnosis Murder (with LightWave of course). A longtime LightWave artist and animator from the Amiga days, van Dyke is an icon in the LightWave community and screen legend in his own right. We are excited to see his talent noted and shared with the world!
Lino Grandi, resident LightWave animator and the force behind Genoma 2 technology in LightWave 2015 has created three new series of Genoma 2 video tutorials all designed to help you better understand the power and flexibility of this robust rigging environment. Check out these videos and see how they can help improve your creative pipeline for games and more.
Afterglow Studios knows how to make the most of LightWave. One of its projects currently in production is Space Next, an educational IMAX film about how the US took to the skies, its race to the moon, and its future in the stars. Have a look of this incredible work (created entirely with LightWave) and see the powerful results that can be achieved with LightWave 3D.
Want to collaborate with clients who need to see an interactive 360 degree version of your LightWave project? Or just want to share your 3D work with the world? SketchFab has a great solution, with an exporter for LightWave that takes your images right into the SketchFab environment for interactive viewing, sharing, and in some cases downloading. Get the LightWave SketchFab Exporter now and show off your skills.
Kemal Günel has crafted a two-part beginner’s video tutorial in LightWave 11.6.3 that shows how to animate a spaceship in Layout. Follow along for some helpful suggestions and get ready to put your own 3D ship model into motion.
Digital model store 3D Squirrel has launched a unique modeling challenge for 3D artists, inviting artists to create either a single 3D model suitable for a remote Outpost or multiple assets that can be placed together to make "an intriguing scene." The winners will not only get prizes, they will be featured in the pages of 3D World magazine. Get the details here.
CGarchitect is working hard to launch what it is calling the Architectural Visualization Event of 2015. The popular archviz website currently has a Kickstarter campaign underway to bring together the most influential, talented and forward thinking artists, studios and evangelists to speak at a three days event in Whistler, Canada. Go to the Kickstarter campaign before March 31, 2015 for all the details.