May 2014 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Thu 15 May 2014
The artists at New-York based Platinum Platypus are no stranger to creating stellar visual effects for television and film. LightWave 3D is their tool of choice and it was used to make 100 visual effects shots for the STARZ Original storm disaster movie “Category 5.” Go behind the scenes and see how LightWave helped create the aftermath of the perfect storm.
The special pricing of LightWave 11.6 full versions and upgrades will be ending May 31, 2014. Save $500 off the $1495 price of LightWave 11.6 and $200 off the $695 price of a LightWave 10 or earlier upgrade. These are the best prices we’ve ever offered for LightWave 11.6, so don’t miss out. Get yours today!
Digital artists need to know how to not only walk on fire; they need to know to create it, too. Mark Hennessy-Barrett shares how to use Turbulence FD plugin for LightWave to achieve explosive results. See how it’s done in this two-part video series, presented at the LA LightWave User Group meeting.
We’re gearing up for SIGGRAPH 2014 and want to feature videos, tutorials, projects, and interviews of 3D artists and studios using LightWave 3D to create amazing things! Third party developers are also encouraged to participate in the stream. Content must be received by June 19, 2014 for consideration. Click here for more details.
Resident LightWave artist Cody Burke explains how to transfer agents from one mesh to another using the flocking system in LightWave 11.6 to create an unusual motion graphic.
A fun animated short created by Steve Clarke, based on a concept image from Jake Parker. According to Clarke, this animation was originally supposed to be a 3D image, but he got carried away and created an animated short using LightWave and Octane Render.
A detailed how-to video tutorial created by Pete Sussi at Platinum Platypus that shows how to do camera matching and camera mapping in LightWave 3D.
The LightWave 3D Group is sponsoring a new 3D modeling challenge at CGtrader.com focusing on creating flora and fauna. Get in on the challenge and you just might win LightWave 11.6 and ChronoSculpt software or other prizes. Join in and show off your LightWave skills!
3D artist Fabio Annunziata has created a tutorial that shows you how to set up a model in LightWave and import it into FaceShift markerless motion capture software to perform face tracking. He then exports the model and brings it back into LightWave.