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"Ugly Betty" Opener - Arabic Version

Cairo-based O2grafx turns to LightWave to create 3D visuals for "Ugly Betty" Opener

Wed 21 May 2014

"Ugly Betty" is favored around the world. Cairo-based O2grafx used LightWave to create 3D visuals and transitiions for the Arabic version of the popular television series.

Project Spotlight: Creating a "Category 5"

Platinum Platypus turns to LightWave to create over 100 visual effects shots for the STARZ Original Movie "Category 5"

Tue 13 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.

Special $995 Price Ending Soon

Save $500 off the $1495 price of LightWave 11.6 until May 31, 2014

Mon 12 May 2014

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. 

Flora & Fauna Challenge

LightWave 3D Group Sponsors's Flora and Fauna Contest

Tue 29 Apr 2014

The LightWave 3D Group is sponsoring a new 3D modeling challenge at 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!

Recreating a Masterpiece with LightWave

Artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas walks you through the process of creating Benczúr Gyula's 2D painting Budavár Repossession in LightWave

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Ekho Farkas is no stranger to challenges—he took on the 2013 LightWave 3D Holiday Challenge and his entry emerged as the Facebook Fan Favorite. Recently, he took on a much larger challenge—recreating Benczúr Gyula's 19th century masterpiece "Budavár Repossession,” which hangs in the National Gallery of Hungary. See the shot breakdown Farkas shares for recreating this masterpiece in LightWave.

On the Cover with LightWave

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Artist Graham Hutchings knows how to create 3D images that grab your attention. He recently created  the cover and feature illustrations of the landmark 1000 MPH land speed car featured in the March 2014 edition of Popular Mechanics  magazine entirely with LightWave 3D software. Have a look at the incredible cover and feature images and stay tuned, we’ll give you more insight into Hutchings’ LightWave design style in a future article.

You Spin Me Right Round

LightWave artist David Aguero uses old school techniques to put a new spin on animation

Wed 23 Apr 2014

Artist David Aguero, winner of the 2013 LightWave Holiday Challenge, has been working his magic yet again with LightWave--this time animating a frog spinning on a turntable of rippling water.  To make this particular animated short, Aguero went old school--creating the water with displacements, procedurals and nulls. The results are stunning.

Cast your Votes in the 2014 3D World CG Awards

It's time to nominate your favorite LWG products and projects for this prestigious industry award

Wed 23 Apr 2014

The 3D World CG Awards returns for the fourth year to discover and celebrate the best the CG industry has to offer. You can vote for the best products, technology and CG content of the past 12 months, nominating, in 16 categories, everything from inspiring innovations and time-saving technology to cool  work you like. Works released between March 31, 2013 to March 31, 2014 are eligible. The contest ends May 25, 2014, so don’t wait! Get your votes in now for LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion. Awards make us very happy!