A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 16 Oct 2012
The LightWave® 3D Group and Smith Micro have teamed up to bring you a software bundle that has plenty of character. Starting today, and while supplies last, purchase a full version of LightWave® 11 or upgrade to LightWave 11 from an earlier version of LightWave and receive Smith Micro’s Poser Pro 2012 software free (a $499 savings). As an added bonus, purchase the LightWave/Poser bundle and get a free downloadable upgrade to LightWave 11.5 software when it’s available later this year. The combination of LightWave 11 and Poser Pro 2012 is a powerful way for professional artists and production teams to easily add pre-rigged textured 3D characters to their projects. With more than 3GB of content libraries, Poser Pro 2012 is the perfect complement to LightWave. Quantities are limited so don’t wait—get yours today!
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Let's go behind the scenes of "The Passenger", the award-winning animated short created by artist Chris Jones for a sneak peek of how he used LightWave to bring this animated project to life. Also get a sneak peek at his latest 3D project—modeling and animating a realistic 3D human. Jones's outstanding artistic skills are inspiration to us all and definitely worthy of the October 2012 LightWave Artist of the Month Award, which is being featured on the front page of LightWave3d.com this month.
SIGGRAPH 2012 was the official reveal of LightWave 11.5 software. With its many new features like the Genoma rigging system, After Effects support, expanded Virtual Studio Tools, and more, excited artists and journalists alike—so much so that Karen Moltenbrey, chief editor of Computer Graphics World magazine, awarded LightWave 11.5 the prestigious CGW Silver Edge Award for Innovation at SIGGRAPH.
Many powerful new features are in the works for the forthcoming LightWave 11.5, including Genoma, a powerful new rigging system for Modeler.
LightWave's resident rigging guru Lino Grandi has created a Genoma tutorial that is designed to help you better understand the many benefits of this new rigging technology in LightWave. Get started here and get ready to rig.
Want to find the latest training videos from the LightWave 3D Group? Visit our YouTube Channel: OfficialLightWave3D and get up to speed on the latest features and techniques in LightWave.
We have many LightWave videos that are being updated regularly–everything from intro to advanced—as well as artist interviews, studio spotlights and events videos like the VFX Minds and SIGGRAPH 2012 presentations featuring LightWave 11.5.
The first in a series of limited edition LightWave t-shirts have arrived—yes, the tee that people stood in very long lines to score at SIGGRAPH 2012. Get yours today because once these limited edition tees are gone, they're gone forever.
"Iron Sky", the highly talked about indie film that is well on its way to becoming a cult classic, is now available on DVD and touring theaters around the globe.
The movie recently landed in Los Angeles where the LightWave 3D team spent an evening being entertained and amazed by the impressive CG in the film—most of which was created in a LightWave 3D pipeline. The prequel and sequel are still years away, but until then, go behind the scenes of Iron Sky to learn more about the role LightWave played in the production pipeline and get inspired.
CGsociety.org is celebrating 10 years of success in the CG industry and has launched its latest contest centering on the number 10.
The LightWave 3D Group is sponsoring the challenge and wants to see how you really rock the 10 in an image or video submission! Contest ends January 11, 2013 so don't wait to show them what you've got. Learn more about the CGSociety challenge here.