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LightWave Spring into Summer Challenge Winners Revealed

Our most bountiful LightWave 3D Contest to date - with great prizes and impressive entries in the Art and ArchViz categories

Wed 16 Sep 2015

The LightWave Spring Into Summer Challenge is a wrap and everyone who competed was a winner with rendering credits from the Render4U Render Farm. Many thanks to all the sponsors for their generous prizes: 3rd Powers, DB&W, Tool Chefs, VoluMedic, and WTools3D. Check out the winning entries in the Art and Archviz categories and give them props for their wins.

Free 90-Day LightWave 2015 Full Feature Trial Available SIGGRAPH Week 2015

fully test the robust features of LightWave 2015 for 90 days without any limitations. We also kick off a new series of free Quick Start LightWave 2015 videos

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group wants to get LightWave 2015 in the hands of all 3D artists. During SIGGRAPH Week 2015, August 10-17, 2015 artists can download a no-cost full feature 90-day trial version of LightWave 2015 3D software to explore the software’s flexibility and performance in the pipeline. To fully unlock all the features of the 90-day free LightWave 2015 trial, users must register the software when downloading at the LightWave 3D website

LightWave 3D Group and 3rd Powers Team Up to Offer Powerful Creativity Bundle

During SIGGRAPH Week 2015 buy a full license of LightWave 2015 and receive 3rd Powers Full Suite of Plugins Free - a $600+ value

Mon 10 Aug 2015

The LightWave 3D® Group has teamed up with Japan-based software developer 3rd Powers to deliver the “Powerful Creativity Bundle,“ featuring a new full license of LightWave 2015 and a complete suite of plugins for LightWave created by 3rd Powers. During SIGGRAPH Week, August 10-17, 2015, artists who buy LightWave 2015 for $995 (USD) will receive free of charge the entire suite of 3rd Powers plugins for LightWave valued at more than $600 (USD). These include LW Brush, Cage Deformer, Lattice Deformer, Meta Mesh, Boolean Tool, and Heat Shrink Plus. Upgrade from earlier versions of LightWave and receive the 3rd Powers LW Brush plugin (a $169 value) free of charge.

Students Join Professionals to Celebrate LightWave 3D at Create Expo

The first LightWave 3D Event at Vision West College inspires and motivates students to explore their creativity.

Fri 24 Jul 2015

The first Create Expo for LightWave at UK-based Vision West Nottinghamshire College was a resounding success! Our own Lino Grandi and LightWave experts throughout the UK (from studios to indie artists) shared their knowledge and excitement of using LightWave for all types of content creation. The brainchild of Interactive Media Tutor Anthony Hall, the goal of the event was to nurture the next generation of 3D artists and students while also bringing together industry professional for a best practice showcase. From what we hear, it was a smashing success! View the photo gallery.

Create Expo 2015 - A LightWave 3D Event

July 20 2015: Artists come together in the UK to show off how to use LightWave for everything from gaming to product design.

Tue 30 Jun 2015

Vision West Nottinghamshire College, UK is hosting a FREE event that brings together top LightWave talent in the UK to discuss and share the benefits of using LightWave 3D software for everything from gaming to product design to 2D illustrations. They will also share tips for using LightWave in production, lighting, rendering and more. Great door prizes will be offered, along with an opportunity to see firsthand why LightWave is just what you need to get the job done.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: LightWave 3D Spring Into Summer Challenge

New design challenge kicks into high gear - offers prizes from LightWave 3D Group, 3rd Powers, Wtools3D, Volumedic, DB&W, and Tool Chefs

Mon 15 Jun 2015

The LightWave 3D Group has launched a new design challenge  that offers  a treasure trove of terrific prizes for the winners! LightWave 3D artists will have the opportunity to participate and win in two design areas - ART and ARCHVIZ. The caveat is that all entries must incorporate Mechanical Spring objects into their designs to qualify and be entered in the challenge. There are no limitations to your designs. Use your imagination, be really outrageous or magnificiently realistic. 

The Spring Into Summer Challenge was originally slated to end  June 30, 2015 but due to overwhelming requests from artists, we are extending the deadline to July 31, 2015.

LightWave 2015 Nominated for CG Awards 2015

For the second year in a row LightWave 3D is nominated by the 3D community for Best Of

Fri 12 Jun 2015

For the second year in a row, the 3D community has nominated LightWave as a contender for the CG Awards by 3D World magazine. This year, we are excited to announce that LightWave 2015 is nominated in two categories: Software Update and Software Innovation. We would also like to recognize Juanjo Gonzalez for his nomination for the 3D Hall of Fame in recognition for his work with OctaneRender and LightWave 3D. Judging concludes in a few months and we look forward to the results!

Call for Content: LightWave 3D 2015 Show Reel

Send in your best LightWave 3D animations and reels for an opportunity to be featured in the upcoming LightWave 2015 Show Reel

Thu 28 May 2015

The LightWave 3D Group has announced a call for LightWave 3D content for its 2015 show reel. Work artists, students, and studios is welcome. All the details of how to submit your work for consideration is inside. All content must be received by Monday August 31, 2015 to be considered for inclusion.