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Educational Pricing of NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6 Now Available

Microsoft Kinect-based mocap and retargeting system easily captures, adjusts and retargets motion to 3D objects and characters in LightWave 11.6

Wed 12 Mar 2014

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).

LightWave 3D Group Offers Softimage Artists Special $495 Crossgrade for LightWave 11.6 Software

Invites current Softimage artists to adopt LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software at an exclusive price point

Thu 06 Mar 2014

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD). The Softimage crossgrade offer is available at and valid through March 31, 2014.

HDR Light Studio Live Connection Plug-in Supports HDRI Maps in LightWave

Advanced plug-in software for LightWave 3D takes advantage of the Viewport Preview Rendering (VPR) to offer real-time lighting sessions and instant feedback of HDRI maps

Tue 25 Feb 2014

Software developers continue to create powerful new enhancements that complement the features of LightWave 3D software. The newest to market is HDR Light Studio Live Connection, from the developers at HDR Light Studio, which offers real-time lighting sessions for the creation of HDRI maps with instant feedback in the LightWave Viewport Preview Rendering (VPR).

LightWave 3D Group Congratulates “Space Shuttle Atlantis” 2014 Visual Effects Society Winners

Artists use LightWave 3D software in the pipeline for Kennedy Space Center Special Venue Project

Fri 14 Feb 2014

Experiencing the Kennedy Space Center’s  “Space Shuttle Atlantis” exhibit for the first time can be captivating, but add to it an immersive experience filled with computer graphics and animation, and you’re heading toward mind-blowing realism. The creation of the “Space Shuttle Atlantis” recently won  the award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project” at the 2014 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. LightWave 3D played a key role in the massive production pipeline of the Atlantis project;  it was used for 3D modeling, animation and rendering.  


Educational Pricing Now Available for ChronoSculpt Time-Based Content Sculpting Software

Powerful time-based content sculpting and correction of cache animation and dynamic simulations for all pro 3D software

Mon 03 Feb 2014

The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new ChronoSculpt educational pricing program that offers the full version of ChronoSculpt to qualifying students and educators for the special price of $149 (USD); ChronoSculpt is regularly priced at $399 (USD).

Going Viral, Getting Gasps

Artist Aristomenis Tsirbas knows how to use LightWave to create viral videos that really grab your attention

Thu 16 Jan 2014

Many careers have been made because a photographer or videographer just happened to stumble upon a major event as it unfolded, and capture it for all to see. The chances of this happening, however, are few and far between – many professionals have gone a lifetime without such luck. But, not so for filmmaker Aristomenis (“Meni”) Tsirbas, who creates lifelike OMG moments for the entire world to see. His tool of choice? LightWave 3D.

The LightWave 3D Group Congratulates Sunrise Inc. for "Possessions" 2014 Academy Award® Nomination

Talented artists rely on LightWave 3D software to create the stunning visuals and animation for 2014 Oscar® contender

Thu 16 Jan 2014

Known throughout Japan as Tsukomo, the animated short film Possessions continues to capture the attention of audiences worldwide, including perhaps the ultimate audience—the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences—which has nominated Possessions for a 2014 Academy Award® in the category of Animated Short Film.  Possession was modeled, animated and rendered with LightWave 3D software.

Hero Props That Save the Day

Propshop turns to LightWave 3D and 3D Printing to create just the right props for high-profile films

Mon 13 Jan 2014

In the James Bond thriller Skyfall, a Merlin helicopter crashes into a building and is engulfed in flames and smoke. At first, you might think it was a clever CG effect that composited a 3D helicopter with a live-action plate. Or perhaps it was a real helicopter that was sacrificed for the sake of the movie? Or was it a realistic miniature model? The answers to these questions can be found within the walls of the Digital Department at UK-based PropShop, where LightWave 3D and 3D printing play a starring role in prop creation for high-profile films.