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Special $995 Holiday Pricing for LightWave 11.6 Software

Limited time pricing saves artists $500 on a full version or $200 on an upgrade

Tue 19 Nov 2013

Created by artists for artists, the newly released LightWave 11.6 offers many new ways for artists and designers to model, animate, capture, retarget, and input and output to 3D.  The special $995 (US) price, which will be offered through November 2013 and possibly into December 2013, makes LightWave accessible to all artists and designers who need a powerful end-to-end production pipeline. Current LightWave customers with LightWave 10 or earlier can upgrade to LightWave 11.6 for $495 (US

LightWave 11.6 and NevronMotion Final Releases Now Available

Offers advanced previsualization, production and 3D printing tools in LightWave 11.6; NevronMotion plug-in for the Microsoft Kinect camera captures and retargets motion in LightWave 11.6

Fri 01 Nov 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering is now available worldwide. Also announced today is the final release of the NevronMotion plug-in for LightWave 11.6, which uses the Microsoft Kinect camera to capture motion in real time for retargeting to 3D or live-performance characters. NevronMotion also simplifies retargeting from standard motion capture files directly in the LightWave interface.

ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now Available

Delivers powerful time-based sculpting of geometry cache animation and error correction for cached dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, LightWave 3D, Modo, Cinema 4D software and more

Thu 31 Oct 2013

ChronoSculpt™ software introduces a new concept of error correction to the animation pipeline—sculpting over time. The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of ChronoSculpt is now available worldwide.

Creating a Superhero's Challenging Past

Lost Hero: The Search for Dr. Obsidian moves toward the silver screen with LightWave 3D

Tue 29 Oct 2013

Superheroes are conceived for the realm of myth and might. This is especially true for the masked character Dr. Obsidian, a comic-book hero created by Mark Kochinski in hopes of captivating movie audiences. Shot in a variety of styles—from film noir to psychedelic sixties to high-def—the forthcoming movie Lost Hero: The Search for Dr. Obsidian includes numerous CG shots created with LightWave 3D software.

Meet the Jedi Knights of SyFy’s Defiance

LightWave helps Defiance CG artists create everything from virtual environments to Hellbugs

Tue 27 Aug 2013

With their finely honed LightWave skills, the CG artists of Defiance joke that they’re like Jedi Knights practicing an obscure religion and wielding 3D tools with mysterious powers. Using LightWave 3D, these CG artists moved virtual heaven and earth to create the new world of Defiance.

ChronoSculpt is a Game Changer for 3D Sculpting

Brings revolutionary time-based cache sculpting to all 3D software pipelines

Tue 23 Jul 2013

Interactive 3D sculpting software has forever changed the way 3D modelers, texture artists and designers create and manipulate CG content. ChronoSculpt™ from the LightWave 3D® Group, introduces sculpting over time, a revolutionary way to review and correct cache animation and dynamic simulation using time-based sculpting tools. Its flexible interface supports leading file formats for all professional 3D software programs, including LightWave 3D®, Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, Luxology Modo, and Maxon Cinema 4D.

NevronMotion Transforms Mocap in LightWave 11.6

Powerful new cost-effective Microsoft Kinect based motion retargeting system allows users to easily capture, adjust and retarget motion to 3D objects and characters

Tue 23 Jul 2013

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today unveiled NevronMotion™, an exciting new motion capture retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 that supports the popular Microsoft Kinect camera. With NevronMotion, artists and animators can quickly and easily capture, adjust and retarget motion data to 3D models inside LightWave.

LightWave 3D Group Unveils LightWave 11.6

Artists and designers can animate in new ways, streamline real-time and stereo virtual production, previsualization and game development, support 3D printing, and more

Tue 23 Jul 2013

 The LightWave 3D®Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced new features in LightWave 11.6, the newest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. LightWave 11.6 software offers modeling, rigging, animation, effects, dynamics, and near limitless render nodes in an award-winning integrated LightWave render engine—providing studios and artists with everything they need to create an affordable and powerful end-to-end production pipeline.