Artist Spotlight: Sebastian Smolak

Getting the most out of LightWave 3D for architectural visualization

Wed 11 Dec 2013

When commercial developers and architects want to see what their new building will look like once it’s built, it would be nice to photograph it from all angles or allow them to tour the place day or night. Problem is, the property doesn’t exist. It hasn’t been built yet. 3D Artist Sebastian Smolak gets around this problem by creating photorealistic 3D architectural visualizations and animated clips that show in extraordinary detail what a building will look like when it’s finished. 

LightWave 2013 Holiday Challenge is Underway

It's our first holiday challenge with a twist; winner will get suite of products from the LightWave 3D Group

Fri 06 Dec 2013

The 2013 Holiday Challenge is underway! In the spirit of the season, we're looking for one outstanding image or animation created with LightWave that best represents the holiday season... with one special twist: The "Join the Rebellion" logo must be incorporated into the design. The contest is being held on the LightWave Facebook page, where participants will be able to upload their WIPs and final renders for consideraion. The winner of the challenge will receive a suite of products from the LightWave 3D Group that includes LightWave 11.6, NevronMotion and ChronoSculpt software. The challenge ends December 31, 2013 at 11:59 pm CST.

Special $995 Holiday Pricing for LightWave 11.6 Software

Limited time pricing saves artists $500 on a full version or $200 on an upgrade

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Created by artists for artists, the newly released LightWave 11.6 offers many new ways for artists and designers to model, animate, capture, retarget, and input and output to 3D.  The special $995 (US) price, which will be offered through November 2013 and possibly into December 2013, makes LightWave accessible to all artists and designers who need a powerful end-to-end production pipeline. Current LightWave customers with LightWave 10 or earlier can upgrade to LightWave 11.6 for $495 (US

Artist Spotlight: Mark Kochinski

Six years in the making, LightWave plays a key role in the upcoming "Dr. Obsidian" film noir to HD adventure

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Mark Kochinski created the Dr. Obsidian comic-book hero and the character’s mythology several years ago in hopes of captivating movie audiences. What’s unique, though, is that Dr. Obsidian was never meant to exist – in reality or fantasy. See how LightWave plays a role in this forthcoming documentary-style movie and why the spotlight shines on Kochinski’s creation this month.

Liberty3D Offers 25% Savings to LightWave Community

Popular video training and add-on software site extends generous discounts to artists worldwide

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Liberty 3D is in the mood to save you money. From now until December 12, 2013, it is offering a 25% discount on all its LightWave software plug-ins, training, textures, and objects, including 3D-Coat and Fusion training. Use Code: LWGNOVEMBER.

"Possessions" Moves Closer to 2013 Oscar Nomination

Shuhei Morita's stunning animated short created with LightWave is a contender for this prestigious award

Tue 19 Nov 2013

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on November 7, 2013 that it has selected 10 animated short films to advance to the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. Originally, 56 pictures had qualified for the category. Shuhei Morita and Sunrise's "Possessions" ("Tsukumo") short, created with LightWave, is among the 10 to advance. The list will be narrowed down to three to five films for the final nominees, which will be  announced on January 16, 2014.

LightWave 3D Space Station Contest Winners Revealed

Mon 18 Nov 2013

Who doesn't love a contest? Especially one that with a subject matter that involves science fiction. The LightWave Space Station contest, hosted by has come to an end. The judges reviewed all the entries, giving each a score from one to 10. The totals were tallied and the winners are revealed here,  Many congratulatiosn to these talented artists for their winning entries!

CGChannel: Review of LightWave 11 to 11.6

Darkside Studios co-founder Andy Bishop looks back over the entire 11.x series

Tue 12 Nov 2013

Darkside Studios co-founder Andy Bishop looks back over the entire 11.x series of releases up to the most recent release of LightWave 11.6. Bishop also offers up his own personal wishlist for LightWave 12