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Underwater Creature Project

Learn how this talented artist relies on LightWave 3D to create amazing underwater scene

Wed 24 May 2017

Expressing his creativity through this personal project, UK-based artist Gary Mellor used LightWave 3D to deliver his own vision. With a combination of MDD's, Bones, Instancing, Hypervoxels, Fogs and Volumetric Lighting, this talented artist shows all his power in this amazing underwater creature project.

Studio Spotlight: Ghostlight

See how this talented team relies on LightWave 3D to create impressive visual effects

Wed 24 May 2017

Run by David and James Codeglia -- twin filmmakers whose clients have included Warner Brothers, Paramount, Disney, and LucasFilm -- Ghostlight is offering creative filmmaking services like Directing, Cinematography, Editing as well as creating Visual Effects for major studios and independents alike. With LightWave as their weapon of choice, this studio has collaborated on hundreds of projects of any type and budget, from independent productions to major studio projects like Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VIII. LightWave managed to play a key role in their VFX pipeline. Check out Ghostlight 's recent VFX works and get ready to be impressed by such unique talent!

Looping Waves

Learn how Simon Smalley created this lovely animated scene in LightWave 3D

Wed 24 May 2017

Summer is here and with temperatures raising up what is better than watching the superb work of Simon Smalley on the looping waves around this lovely desert island? Let's go behind the scenes and see how LightWave 3D enabled him to create this appealing project.

Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love

Interview with Sublimation, the Japanese animation studio responsible for the CG effects of this amazing project

Thu 27 Apr 2017

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.

Studio Spotlight: Sublimation, Inc.

This Japanese animation studio really knows how to use LightWave to showcase their talent!

Thu 27 Apr 2017

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!

Create great Cel-Shading look with "YS plug-ins"

The president of Sublimation reveals the secrets behind these amazing cel-shad animation tools

Wed 26 Apr 2017

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

LightWave 3D shows its muscles in this MAZINGER Z/Gō Nagai tribute animation!

Tue 25 Apr 2017

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 combined his powerful rigging and animating skills with the new Cel-Shading features to create this beautiful example of Mazinger Z tribute animation.

Let's get ready for Black Holes S1!

The animated short series created in LightWave 3D is now finally going into production!

Tue 25 Apr 2017

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!