March 2016 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Fri 18 Mar 2016
This month we shine the spotlight on the award-winning animation studio Lemonade3D, which has received over 50 international awards. Project manager and co-founder Milivoj Popovic explains how the team achieved such a stunning success with only one secret weapon: LightWave 3D. Let yourself be guided by the strong passion that rules this unique and extremely talented animation studio.
Looking to expand your 3D bandwidth? Grow the size of your team? Save Big and add LightWave to your toolkit or upgrade a seat by taking advantage of the LightWave Add-A-Seat / Upgrade Promotion. For a limited time the LightWave 3D Group is offering a special price of $695 (USD) for a Full License and $395 (USD) for an upgrade of LightWave 2015. Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to upgrade a seat or add a full license to your studio.
After the release of the new Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens” and as great Star Wars fans, LightWave artists Alain Rivard & Andrew March show their love to the most famous space opera saga. From 3D model to render, they use the power of LightWave creating incredible Star Wars tributes. Strap yourself in and board one of the most famous spaceships for an unforgettable experience.
Following on the Star Wars fan tributes, the artist Champ Lein (AKA LookingMercury3D) shows his love to the most famous droid from Star Wars Episode VII. Captivated by BB-8’s unique spherical design, he reproduces this unique little duo-spherical robot movement using LightWave. From modeling to animation, he will show you how to setup and animate the little duo-spherical droid using LightWave 3D!
WTools3D has released an update of their LWCAD plugin software, an amazing architectural design and visualization plugin for LightWave 3D. Watch the LWCAD 5.1 new features in action and get a great overview of what you can do with this new updated version! Learn more at wtools3d.com
Expressing his creativity through the power of LightWave 3D, Ricardo Urbano reveals to the LightWave Community the amazing process to create his latest 3D work: an impressive CGI image of the legendary TV show Breaking Bad. Get ready to enter Walter White's laboratory to discover how this 3D artist relies on LightWave and OTOY OctaneRender to create this photorealistic image.
For Chris Scalf — who was first a digital photo-realist artist — 3D and Animation became for him extensions of his qualities. Using LightWave 3D like a digital canvas, this truly fantastic artist brings life to paintings: “I tried a lot of various respectable software, but LightWave was the only one that seemed to be the fastest most effective one for his technique.” Through this article, you will understand how fascinating this technique is. Prepare to be blown away by his talent!
Getting inspiration from the brilliant opening sequence of the most successful Fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones”, Peter Denys expresses his creativity through this personal project. Still in WIP, IronClaw was born with the goal of experimenting with the power of LightWave Tools. Take a look at the following article to learn the process to create this stunning animated intro.
After 7 years working on this amazing project, the talented LightWave artist Alain Bidard saw his work widely recognized as a hugely successful animated movie in cel shading. Released on May 22nd in Martinique, its country of origin, Battledream Chronicle is now touring festivals: it has been selected in more than 30 festivals and won 5 awards so far. Read the full story and learn how LightWave helped to overcome all the challenges on this production!
BILDzumTON has been working as visual jockey for over 15 years. As a video artist, he is now turning his creative ideas into 3D projections, connecting with audiences in a new way. Adding extra dimensions, optical illusions, and notions of movement on a building of a German public service company, BILDzumTON uses LightWave 3D as a tool to create and map these nice 3D projections.