October 2013 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Tue 08 Oct 2013
Pre-Release Version Now Available! At only $399, ChronoSculpt is changing the way 3D artists are correcting errors in cache animation and dynamic simulations. It's straightforward interface offers 3D artists to correct and fix errors over time on a timeline. It supports all professional 3D software programs, including LightWave 3D and is set to ship Q4 2013. ChronoSculpt is currently available in a pre-release version for both the Mac and Windows operating systems.
Mexico City may still have an evolving 3D animation and visual effects market, but Enrique Sandoval Castro's artistic talent and impressive LightWave skills have catapulted him into the global marketplace as a successful visual effects freelance artist for movies, commercials, videogames and more. Check out his art and story and see why we have selected him as Artist of the Month.
It's not easy to keep an artist out of the studio. LightWave 3D Group President Rob Powers returns to his artistic roots in this video tutorial, demonstrating how to create breaking glass with LightWave 11.6 and ChronoSculpt. The experienced artists in the LightWave 3D Group understand the needs of other 3D artists, including the need for a straightforward 3D workflow that helps you get the job done as quickly and professionally as possible!
Chris Jones continues to amaze us with his 3D human project, which he's creating with LightWave. His latest video update showcases the art of making faces using LightWave and Sculptris. Although Jones considers this a work in progress, it's apparent he really understands how to animate facial expressions in 3D. So go ahead and study this video—it's a great learning tool!
There's a groundswell of LightWave artists sharing their ideas and talent on Vimeo and we encourage you to check it out! You'll not only find great inspiration for all types of LightWave projects—from science fiction to scientific visualization—you'll also see how artists around the world make art with LightWave! So go ahead and join in to show off your shot breakdowns and animation projects. We'll be watching!
In this age of photorealistic CG, anime continues to have a devout group of admirers—including Jennifer Hachigian who has worked on many high-profile projects over the years. See how she uses LightWave to create impressive inking effects for cel shading and then put her tricks to the test.
Kelly "Kat" Myers demonstrates how the Instancing feature in LightWave was used in the indie movie "Iron Sky." A longtime LightWave artist whose work in the sci-fi realm has inspired artists worldwide, Myers is currently working on "Stasys" a new web-based production that is also being produced with LightWave. In the meantime, check out his technique and get to Instancing!
Want to win some really incredible prizes? Well here's your chance. The Space Station Challenge on the LightWave 3D Contest Facebook page has been extended to October 31, 2013. Not only will you have a chance to show everyone what a space station should really look like, you'll have the opportunity to win some pretty amazing prizes, including LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt, NevronMotion, VoluMedic 3.5, LWCAD 4.5 and ShaderMeister. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
It's always exciting to hear about the awards LightWave artists win for their LightWave 3D productions. Kelly Jones is no stranger to winning with LightWave—he recently added a 2013 Telly Award to his list of achievements for a driving safety training video created at CR England. Learn more about Jones' history with LightWave and see how it keeps him a winner!