April 2017 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Fri 28 Apr 2017
Studio Spotlight: Sublimation
Founded in 2011 by a team of passionate artists and now with more than 40 CGI projects to their name, Sublimation, Inc. uses all the power of LightWave to produce stunning 3D cel-shaded animations and game titles for a broad range of shows such as "Hirune Hime", "The Ancient Magus' Bride" and most recently "Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Love Warriors". Check out Sublimation's recent LightWave 3D works and get ready to be impressed by such unique talent!
Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love
Considered to be a monumental work of sci-fi animation, the anime series “Space Battleship Yamato” (also known as Star Blazers - 1974) creates excitement even today! After “Space Battleship Yamato 2199”, the remake of the planetary phenomena, “Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love” is now becoming a reality through a seven-part theatrical film project done in LightWave 3D. Japanese studio Sublimation tells us how enthusiastic they are about creating the Battleship Yamato universe with their favorite CG tool, LightWave 3D.
Create great Cel-Shading look with “YS plug-ins”!
Have you ever dreamed about learning and using the best cel-shaded animation tools from a top 3D Japanese animation studio? With the YS plug-ins you can add powerful tools created by the Japanese studios, Yamatoworks and Sublimation, to your personal toolkit. Learn how these unique tools could boost your creativity and hear Mr. Atsushi Koishikawa, President of Sublimation, reveal the reasons why they have been developing these in-house LightWave 3D plug-ins for cel-shaded animation!
Cel Shaded Inspirations
Following the latest blog post about the new Cel-Shading features included in the upcoming LightWave 3D release, the well-known LightWave 3D artist Lino Grandi and the amazing 3D animator Angelo Caramanica combined their powerful rigging and animating skills with the new Cel-Shading features to create this beautiful example of Mazinger Z tribute animation.
Get creative with Chris Scalf!
Have you ever dreamed about bringing life to your digital art? With LightWave 3D artist Chris Scalf, learn how to turn your digital art into a 3D painting! This month, Chris Scalf shares his amazing processes for creating his "animated paintings” and he is now making them available so that you can view them on his Gumroad channel. These files will give other artists a deeper look into his project and reveal his special techniques in LightWave 3D used to create one of his stunning animated paintings. Chris also welcomes and encourages users to rearrange/alter and render their own version and share them with the CG community. Why don’t you have a go at it and share with us?
Let's get ready for Black Holes S1!
We are excited to tell you that, Noodles Studio -- who is behind the amazing 3D animated Black Holes short -- has reached their funding goals with their KickStarter campaign. The LightWave 3D Group would like to congratulate the film makers and the talented LightWave 3D artists on this milestone achievement! We can't wait for the release of Season 1 of BlackHoles so that we can enjoy your work!
Tartarus - Now Available on Steam
Developed using LightWave 3D and Unreal Engine 4 for both PC & MAC platforms, Tartarus –an FPS action/adventure game set in a dark sci-fi universe in the year 2230 -- has been Greenlit by the Steam community and the game’s Steam page is now live. Add it to your wish list and if you want to know more about their production workflow, check out the interview on the online game magazine “80 Level”!