November 2013 LightWave Newsletter
A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News
Posted: Thu 14 Nov 2013
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Artist Spotlight: Mark Kochinski
Mark Kochinski created the Dr. Obsidian comic-book hero and the character’s mythology several years ago in hopes of captivating movie audiences. What’s unique, though, is that Dr. Obsidian was never meant to exist – in reality or fantasy. See how LightWave plays a role in this forthcoming documentary-style movie and why the spotlight shines on Kochinski’s creation this month.
2013 LightWave Creators Winter Session in Tokyo
LightWave will be back in the spotlight in Tokyo this month! LightWave reseller Dstorm is hosting the LightWave Creators Winter Session that will feature some of the most talented LightWave artists in the region—including Kamikaze Douga and YAMATOWORKS.The event will also cover the latest trends in 3DCG production with LightWave and our own Rob Powers and Lino Grandi will be there to discuss the new features in LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion. The event is scheduled to stream live November 30, 2013.
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Meet LightWave Legend Ron Thornton
Ron Thornton has been pushing the boundaries of CG in the television industry for years. His tool of choice? LightWave 3D. See what motivates and inspires this talented 3D artist, whose pioneering efforts blazed new trails for visual effects in the 90s with popular television shows like “Babylon 5.” Thornton credits his success as an artist to LightWave and relies on LightWave 11.6 today to deliver incredible results.
CGChannel Reviews LightWave 11 to 11.6
Darkside Studios founder Andy Bishop looks back over the entire LightWave 11 series up to the newly released LightWave 11.6. Not only does Bishop discuss the new features in the LightWave 11 series, he also shares his wishlist for LightWave 12. See if you agree with his findings…
“Possessions” Moves Closer to 2013 Oscar Nomination
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on November 7, 2013 that it has selected 10 animated short films to advance to the voting process for the 86th Academy Awards. Originally, 56 pictures had qualified for the category, Shuhei Mortia and Sunrise’s “Possessions” short, also known as “Tsukumo,” which was created with LightWave, is among the 10 to advance. The list will be narrowed further to three to five films for the final nominations, which will be announced on January 16, 2014.
Save 25% at Liberty3D.com
Liberty3D is celebrating its new LightWave reseller status by offering up an incredible discount to the LightWave community. And you don’t have to wait until Black Friday to shop. From now until December 12. 2013, receive 25% off all Liberty3D’s objects, textures, training and tools. Use the CODE: LWGNOVEMBER at checkout.
Who’s Your Dr. Who?
Aspiring animator Xander David-Hugh has designed his own titles for the 50th anniversary “Doctor Who” special airing on the BBC. Hugh is one of a growing number of fans who have created sequences for the popular BBC sci-fi drama—but this one really stands out because it was created with LightWave 3D software. Watch the video featured on the BBC website and see what you think!
And the Winners Are…
The LightWave Space Station Challenge hosted by Rendering.de has wrapped, the judges voted and the winners have been announced. The competition was fierce as six contenders rose to the top to win a bounty of prizes including LightWave 11.6, Volumedic 3.5, ChronoSculpt, NevronMotion, LWCAD 4.5 and ShaderMeister software. Many congratulations to these talented artists for their winning entries!