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Detailing Ed

Artist Chris Jones relies on LightWave, Scuptris and Krita to create an incredibly realistic human WIP.

Fri 26 Sep 2014

3D Artist Chris Jones continues to astound audiences with his incredible animations. His latest work in progress is Ed, a stunningly realistic human animation that uses LightWave mixed with Sculptris and Krita to delivers stunning results. Thankfully this one includes shot breakdowns—otherwise you might find it hard to believe it is CG. 

Modeling a Lifelike Creature

Lorenzo Zitta uses LightWave 11.6 to model a creature for 3D World magazine issue 187

Tue 16 Sep 2014

Italian artist Lorenzo Zitta is no stranger to creating amazing creatures in LightWave. He recently used LightWave 11.6 and Zbrush to create a lizard creature tutorial for 3D World magazine (issue 187). Watch his video tutorial and see how this talented artist makes it all come together.

3D Artist Creates Digital Book all About LightWave

Discover how to make the most of LightWave with this collection of tutorials and tips from 3D Artist magazine

Tue 16 Sep 2014

3D Artist magazine has create a digital book available on iTunes that is devoted completely to LightWave! Discover how to make the most of LightWave with our new definitive guide! Learn how to how to create everything from photoreal renders and futuristic landscapes to better interior designs and dynamic sport vehicles from industry experts like Neil McCormack and Eugenio Garcia Villarreal. And much more!

LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists

Add the powerful, easy-to-use modeling, rendering and animation tools in LightWave 3D to any creative pipeline

Fri 12 Sep 2014

The LightWave 3D Group is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014. 

Studio Spotlight: Cortical Studios & Cyberfish

Two studios come together and use LightWave 3D to create a medical animation that is designed to educate consumers

Wed 27 Aug 2014

To help people understand the mechanism of action (MoA) of its next-generation probiotic CLOSTAT, the manufacturer Kemin AgriFoods commissioned 3D medical animation company Cortical Studios to create a short film illustrating how this probiotic keeps poultry healthier by maintaining a balanced intestinal microflora. To help them create the 3:44 educational, promotional video, primarily using LightWave 3D animation software, Cortical Studios turned to 3D visualization studio Cyberfish.

LightWave Space Command Winners Revealed

First ever Space Command contest announces winners whose spaceships will be featured in the Space Command Movie

Tue 19 Aug 2014

The first ever LightWave Space Command Challenge received entries from around the world -- and after long and careful review of all the entires, the Space Command Judges have chosen the winners! Because there were so many stellar entries, they added an extra winner and many honorable mentions. The winners' spaceships will be featured in Space Command, along with screen credit. They will also receive a suite of software from the LightWave 3D Group.

Online Premiere of Indy Animated Short Film "Abiogenesis"

Artist Richard Mans discussed the making of this gorgeous independent film, and offers the first online viewing of "Abiogenesis" in its entirety.

Thu 14 Aug 2014

During SIGGRAPH Week 2014, LightWave artist Richard Mans offered us an exclusive premiere of the full version of Abiogenesis to share with the world. If by chance you've only seen the trailer and not the full animated short film, it is well worth watching. See how one artist used LightWave to deliver his vision.

Why LightWave?

3D Pros from NBC Universal, MFX, Rogue State and Bohemian Grey discuss how LightWave helps them stay competitive and deliver on deadline.

Wed 13 Aug 2014

Ever wonder why 3D professional choose LightWave? Find out firsthand from industry pros like Chris Zapara, visual effects supervisor and Sean Scott, 3D Artist at MFX; Scott Wheeler, visual effects supervisor at Rogue State; Rich Helvey, head of the graphics department for Access Hollywood, NBC Universal; Kevin Lane, owner/3D Artists, Bohemian Grey.