LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6

Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more

Tue 23 Jul 2013

 The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.

LightWave 11.6 Supports Full Stereoscopic 3D Review with NVIDIA 3D Vision Solutions

Provides a powerful new way for artists and studios to review and share 3D content on the desktop or multi-projector wall displays

Tue 23 Jul 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced LightWave 11.6 3D software now supports NVIDIA® 3D Vision®, NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro and HDMI stereo devices with NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics cards. LightWave 11.6 is the newest update to NewTek’s award-winning LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for the creation of everything from architectural visualizations to explosive visual effects for television and film.

SIGGRAPH 2013 LightWave Show Reel

Amazing 3D visual effects for television and film brought to life with LightWave 3D

Tue 23 Jul 2013

LightWave artists from around the globe have submitted their creative works created in LightWave 3D. We've compiled our favorite submissions this year and created the 2013 SIGGRAPH LightWave 3D Show Reel, which was featured in the LightWave 3D booth during the show. Enjoy!

Great Giveaways @ SIGGRAPH 2013

From NVIDIA, Mushkin, DB&W, Liberty 3D, WTools3D, Dosch Design, 3DGarage and more!

Fri 19 Jul 2013

Our terrific partners have joined us to offer up some pretty amazing giveaways in the LightWave 3D booth #303 at SIGGRAPH 2013. Attendees will have the chance to win products from companies like NVIDIA, Mushkin, DB&W, Liberty3D, WTools3D, Dosch Design, 3DGarage and more!  Come watch the presentations and you just might walk away a winner!

Studio Spotlight: Game on at Tainicom

Mobile gaming and LightWave come together for Pinball League: The World of Dr. Pickaxe

Tue 25 Jun 2013

“Editor's Choice - Pinball League - Dr. Pickaxe is rocking our world on Windows Phone.” That’s the headline on the web site Windows Phone Central, which covers everything related to Windows mobile phones. The game, created by Athens, Greece-based Tainicom finds that the precise tools for low polygon model creation in LightWave are crucial for game graphics and smooth gameplay on mobile GPUs.

Dilated Pixels Drives it Home

A Small House Dreams Big with LightWave 3D

Mon 10 Jun 2013

We go behind the scenes with Dilated Pixel to see how they use LightWave in their pipeline and why they rely on LightWave to allow "a small house dream big."

Japanese Inspiration

May 2013 Power Artist Naoya Kurisu brings anime style to life with LightWave 11.5

Fri 31 May 2013

Artists from around the world rely on LightWave to create works of art—for companies, clients and themselves. This month we are proud to feature Japanese artist Naoya Kurisu whose use of LightWave to create anime-style artwork with 3D elements delivers breathtaking results. One look at Kurisu’s stunning artwork and it’s easy to see why this talented artist was selected as our LightWave Power Artist for May 2013. Artist Neil Maccormack offers up a FiberFX tutorial for 3D World magazine, sign up for free SIGGRAPH 2013 Exhibit Passes, and learn more about 3D Puppets Mexico in our Education Spotlight. 

From Rome to Barcelona with 3D

LightWave President Rob Powers visits schools in Rome and Barcelona to share the latest on LightWave

Thu 30 May 2013

In May 2013, LightWave President Rob Powers  visited students and artists in Italy and Spain to discuss everything from real-world production tips to upcoming technology advancements  from the LightWave 3D Group. Students at the Università di Tor Vergata in Rome, Italy and FX Animation School in Barcelona, Spain turned out in droves to meet Powers. He in turn, had the opportunity to see the exceptional student projects being created with LightWave, making the trip all the more rewarding.