Inside the World of Inhance Digital

LightWave helps artists at Inhance Digital keep projects and budgets under control

Thu 30 May 2013

The artists at Inhance Digital deliver some of the most innovative, interactive and visually compelling visual effects, animation and compositing projects for everything from aerospace and healthcare to broadcast, feature films and games. Go inside the studio to meet the artists and see how LightWave fits into this progressive studio’s robust pipeline to keep quality and budgets in check.

Spotlight on Education: 3D Puppets School

Deep in the Heart of Mexico, Students are getting specialized 3D training with LightWave

Thu 23 May 2013

Advancements in technology and industry throughout Mexico continue to fuel new opportunities for 3D artists, designers and animators in the region. But going rogue and learning the intricacies of 3D modeling and animation software without guidance of a teacher  isn't for everyone. Enter 3D Puppets, a  3D modeling and animation school that specializes in teaching LightWave 3D.  We caught up with Roxanna Blanchet and Carlos A. Dominguez, founders of the 3D Puppets School, to find out  how this school, nestled deep in the heart of Mexico, teaches students the art of 3D modeling and animation with LightWave 3D software. 

Studio Spotlight: Platinum Platypus

From freelance artist to studio owner, Pete Sussi relies on LightWave 3D to deliver the goods

Mon 29 Apr 2013

After years of rising through the ranks as a Senior Creative Director in the advertising industry, Pete Sussi’s moonlighting as a freelance 3D animator became his full-time gig. In 2010, he founded Platinum Platypus, a 3D visual effects and animation boutique based on the LightWave 3D animation system. Moving from LightWave 9 to 11.5, Platinum Platypus continues to impress clients and is on a steady trajectory to ever new and exciting CG projects.

NAB 2013: New Mocap Technology and MoGraph Features

Sneak peek of new Microsoft Kinect mocap technology for LightWave and After Effects features

Fri 19 Apr 2013

NAB 2013 was a huge success for LightWave! Not only did we showcase the newest LightWave 11.5 After Effects interchange for broadcast and motion graphics, we gave a sneak peek at forthcoming technology for LightWave--real-time mocap and puppeteering with a Microsoft Kinect device. LightWave President Rob Powers also gave interviews and presentations about virtual studio tools and the state of the film industry for in the Intel StudioXperience, which was streaming live worldwide.

Laughing at "Normal"

French Artist Sylvain Delmé creates online parodies with LightWave

Thu 18 Apr 2013

In an interview with French Artist Sylvain Delmé, we learn how he creates 3D web parodies that are often based on politics and top of mind situations—like the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. To create these amusing webisodes, which have garnered fans around the world, Delmé relies on LightWave to create and render his comic creations. We caught up with him to get more insight into his creative mind and how he uses LightWave to create entertaining 3D. Recently Delmé moved to LightWave 11.5 to create his parodies and shares his favorite new features with us.

LightWave 11.5 Streamlines Broadcast Graphics at NAB 2013

Powerful new After Effects Interchange gives artists greater flexibility with 2D and 3D elements

Tue 09 Apr 2013

At NAB 2013 (booth SL4610), the LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is demonstrating its new LightWave 11.5 3D modeling and animation software, including the new After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics.

Picture Real-Life, Only Better

Power Artist Eugenio Garcia Villareal creates stunning visuals from deep in the heart of Mexico

Tue 12 Mar 2013

If you read 3D magazines and frequent online galleries, you’ve undoubtedly seen the work of 3D Artist Eugenio Garcia Villarreal. While he’s a relative newcomer to the industry, he’s prolific in the creation of environmental 3D stills and generously shares his techniques and workflow with other LightWave artists in the global community. We are pleased to name him the LightWave Power Artist for March 2013.

Learning Genoma in LightWave 11.5

Lino Grandi shares new Genoma character rigging video tutorials for LightWave 11.5

Tue 12 Mar 2013

The new Genoma character rigging system in LightWave 11.5 opens the door to endless possibilities for character rigging. LightWave's rigging expert Lino Grandi has created several videos to highlight the features of Genoma and how to use them in your workflow.