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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. 

LightWave 3D Group Offers the Ultimate Creativity Bundle: LightWave 11.6 and OctaneRender 2.0

Teams with OTOY to save 3D artists and designers up to $500 by pairing leading 3D modeling, rendering and animation software with a high-performance GPU-based rendering program

Tue 12 Aug 2014

We love extreme rendering results and performance, which is why we have teamed up with OTOY to bring you a really sweet Bundle Up and Save promotion! Find out more about how you can save up to $500 and walk away with a creative bundle that will appeal to the artist in you!

Swimming with the Sharks in "Sharknado 2: The Second One"

Thu 31 Jul 2014

When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with Sharknado 2: The Second One, which delivers even more excitement than the original Sharknado of 2013. The creative team at The Asylum turns to LightWave 3D software to deliver 99% of the visual effects for the sequel to the Syfy Network’s popular Sharknado franchise.

"RoboCop" Revisited

Ghostlight turns to LightWave to help create a video spoof inspired by the 1987 "RoboCop" movie

Thu 17 Jul 2014

As menacing as ED-209 was on the silver screen in RoboCop, he’s just as menacing in this real life remake of the popular movie, even though he’s made with cardboard, aluminum, springs, Velcro, and bungee cord. Calling ED-209 the coolest movie robot of all time, twin brother David and James Codeglia used LightWave 3D to bring the formidable Enforcement Droid Series 209 to life and visualize the robot as a full-size walking costume, creating the blueprint for the real-world ED-209 prop in the comedic spoof Our RoboCop Remake.

Artist Spotlight: Graham Hutchings

From concept to cover, Hutchings uses LightWave to create revolutionary images for many of today's popular magazines

Sun 15 Jun 2014

Sometimes a concept is so complex that words alone are not enough to explain it effectively. Or, the design is so revolutionary that it earns a spot on the cover of a well-known technical publication. Graham Hutchings can add these credits to his body of graphic design work—all created with LightWave 11.6.3. Learn more about how Hutchings uses LightWave and see why he’s a LightWave Power Artist.

New LightWave to SketchFab Plug-in Now Available

The LWG teams up with SketchFab to create a new exporter plug-in to share, embed and view interactive 3D models online

Thu 12 Jun 2014

The LightWave 3D Group has teamed up with Sketchfab Inc. to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed, and view interactive 3D models in real time.

LightWave 3D "Space Command" Challenge Takes Off

The ultimate LightWave challenge is underway—spaceship designs to be featured in the upcoming “Space Command” movie

Thu 05 Jun 2014

The LightWave 3D Group  has teamed up with Marc Scott Zicree’s “Space Command” franchise to deliver the ultimate sci-fi challenge to the LightWave 3D community—the opportunity to have your spaceship(s) featured in the upcoming Space Command movie, with screen credit to the winning artists. Winning artists will also receive an array of prizes from the LightWave 3D Group, including LightWave 11.x, ChronoSculpt, and NevronMotion software.

Free 30-Day Full Feature Trial of ChronoSculpt Time-Based Sculpting Software Now Available

Offers 3D artists time-based content sculpting and correction of cache animation and dynamic simulations

Tue 25 Mar 2014

The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a free 30-day full feature trial version of ChronoSculpt software is now available. Chronosculpt offers an intuitive way for artists using any professional 3D modeling and animation software on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems to create content with custom morph targets or fluidly sculpt animation performances over time.