May 2016 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Fri 20 May 2016
Founded in 2006, FX Animation (Barcelona) became one of Europe's top 3D and VFX schools. From visual effects to video games, students rely on LightWave to prepare for their careers in real-world production environments. Through this interview, the student and LightWave artist Moisés Rejano Arjona shares his own path to become a real professional with a very unique skillset.
As an artist, your showreel is one of your most valuable assets and shows the world your skillset. At FX Animation (Barcelona), students learn how to become real professionals: Dani Folch and Albert Ribas have combined their creativity and skills in this final project, giving us an example of some prodigious achievement!
Master in the art of creating impressive Sci-Fi artworks, Neil Maccormack shows us his amazing talent again in these stunning Digital Painting & Concept Art videos. Using LightWave 3D and Photoshop, Neil Maccormack describes in these 4 parts video tutorials how to create and set up your scene in LightWave to create a great sci-fi concept art. Prepare to be blown away by his talent!
Bringing Ocassus to the “Big Screen” was a pretty ambitious project. For Cesar Turturro—Producer, Director and CG Generalist—this challenge couldn’t be faced without the help of LightWave 3D. First Science Fiction movie ever been produced in Argentina, Ocassus is at a halfway point of being done and the hope is to release it by the Summer of 2017. Discover some of the background VFX and see how LightWave 3D was used to create all the CG scenes.
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. Act now!
The amazing artist Oscar Anchondo recently shared with the LightWave Community a stunning Architectural scene for free. Created with the latest version of LightWave, Anchondo offers an incredible setup of a lovely modern loft with luxurious interior style. So if you want to be able to analyze how to create such gorgeous scene, make sure to grab this freebie! And don’t forget to share with him your scene’s improvements!
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Want a quick way to create displacement effects in LightWave? Check out the cool tutorials posted by LightWave artist Dan Ritchie on his Vimeo channel. You'll see some great examples of displacement effects that could help you to express your creativity!