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March 2014 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Fri 07 Mar 2014

We head into spring 2014 highlighting the work of  LightWave Power Artist Steve Mcardle. Not only is Mcardle a fine artist, illustrator, sculptor, animator and director; he’s also an incredible LightWave 3D artist. Check out his work and we think you'll agree. We also go behind the scene of the 2014 VES award winning "Space Shuttle Atlantis" project to see how LightWave played a key role in the creative pipeline of this istunning project. Filter Film also shareshow it used LightWave in the creation of the heavy metal animated video for Messugah's "I am Colossus" music video. In the news, the HDR Light Studio Live Connection plugin for LightWave is released along with video tutorials DJ Waterman created for the program. We also discovered "Just add Milk," a new blog that offers up everything from barebone templates and Python tips to scripts, libraries and cheat sheets for LightWave. WTools3D offers a 20% discount this month on LWCAD 4.5.1 and David Aguero goes into space with a LightWave tutorial.

February 2014 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Tue 18 Feb 2014

February has been a month of sheer greatness for the LightWave community. We have extended the $500 off the full version of LightWave 11.6 promotion through March 2014; existing LightWave customers can upgrade for $495 (a savings of $200). We also shine the artist spotlight on Jason Allen Lee and his use of LightWave to create some pretty incredible advertisements and product videos for Rocky Elements work boots. Next we send out our congrats to the LightWave artists who worked on the 2014 VES Award winning "Space Shuttle Atlantis" project, follow the win with a behind the scenes story of the "Atlantis" project from Digital Media World and you understand why it was a winner. Get inspired with LightWave artist Chris Jones's latest WIPs, his newest video garnering more than one million YouTube  views, and Steve White's in-depth video tutorial for creating a dolphin using SubDs in LightWave. Speaking of inspiration, longtime LightWave artist Khalid Al-Muharraqi and his father artist Abdulla Al-Muharraqi will be honored at the "Father and Son" art exhibition opening in Bahrain next month. We round out the month with a call for social activism and motion graphics reels for our NAB 2014 show reel.

January 2014 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Fri 17 Jan 2014

We ring in the new year with news of educational pricing for ChronoSculpt and NevronMotion for LightWave 11.6 software. Follow that news with news of a 2014 Academy Award® contender "Possessions," by Shuhei Morita created using LightWave 3D, and the year is off to a terrific start! Then we shine the Artist Spotlight on Paolo Zambrini whose incredible architectural visualizations created in LightWave are designed to evoke emotion in clients. We go viral with Artistomenis "Meni" Tsirbas and his love of using LightWave to make people gasp on YouTube. Our 2013 Holiday Challenge winners are revealed and extra winners are announced, PropShop delivers props for high-profile films with LightWave and 3D printing. and 3DTotal publishes a LightWave tutorial for creating and lighting products. We close out the month with a video tutorial from jennifer Hachigian that shows how to use the new Raycasting feature in LightWave 11.6.

December 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Wed 18 Dec 2013

We close out 2013 with wishes for a wonderful holiday and prosperous 2014 to you all. The limited time $995 LightWave price is still in effect, so if you've been on the fence about buying or upgrading, now's the time, before it all comes to an end. This month, our Artist Spotlight  shines on Sebastian Smolak, whose self-taught LightWave skills keep him extremely busy creating architectural designs and renders for clients around the world. We also head to Tokyo for the annual LightWave Winter Creator's Session where you can watch our own Rob Powers and Lino Grandi share the latest and greatest from the LightWave 3D Group. We also kick off a Holiday Design Challenge that offers up a suite of products form the LightWave 3D Group to one lucky winner. We also unveil a new Architectural Showreel that highlights some amazing architectural designs and renders with LightWave 3D. You can also get inspired with an incredible product video created in LightWave and After Effects by Jason Allen Lee for Rocky Elements Boots, anjd we close out the issue with an invitation to join and participate in the LightWave 3D Forum to share with and be inspired by other LightWave artists.

November 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Thu 14 Nov 2013

This month we have  several major announcements and great deals to share! We kick off the holiday season with a special limited time offer of LightWave 11.6 for $995; upgrades from earlier versions of LightWave are $495. Next we  turn the spotlight on two talented LightWave artists: Mark Kochinski and his upcoming "Dr. Obsidian" indie film utlizing LightWave and the legendary Ron Thornton whose pioneering visual effects for television using LightWave still garner praise today. Dstorm in Japan is hosting a LightWave event in Tokyo that you won't want to miss, The "Possessions" animated short created with LightWave makes the short list for Oscar nomination contenders, CGChannel reviews LightWave 11-11.6, Liberty3D offers 25% discount on a variety of products and the LightWave Spacestation Contest winners are revealed.

October 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Tue 08 Oct 2013

Lots of treats this October! We begin by announcing the Mac version of ChronoSculpt software for correcting 3D cache animation and dyamic simulations from all professional 3D software programs. The Artist Spotlight is turned on Enrique Sandoval Castro who is making a career in visual effects with LightWave. The LightWave 3D Group President Rob Powers gets back to his roots as an artist in a "Shattering Effects" video tutorial using LightWave 11.6 and ChronoSculpt. Chris Jones continues making faces in his Human Project work, we find a great place on Vimeo where LightWave artists showcase their work, Jennifer Hachigian shows you how to ink in LightWave, Kelly "Kat Myers" shares how instancing was used in "Iron Sky," and more.

September 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Thu 05 Sep 2013

Marching straight into autumn, what better time than now to bundle up and save on LightWave 11.6 with Chronosculpt and NevronMotion. Haven't made the leap to LightWave 11.x yet? Upgrade to LightWave 11.6 through the end of September 2013 and save $200 (save even more with bundle offers). This month shines the Studio Spotlight on Animaj Studios in Istanbul and its first stereo 3D feature film created in Turkey, which happens to be created with LightWave. Additionally, we offer up some amazing tutorials and LightWave videos, including Mocap retargeting in LightWave 11.6, shock and awe viral videos created with LightWave, a SubDivision Surfaces tutorial featured on a popular 3D portal and much more.

August 2013 LightWave Newsletter

A Roundup of LightWave Community and Industry News

Fri 16 Aug 2013

SIGGRAPH 2013 was a phenomenal success for the LightWave 3D Group as we surpised the industry with several new products: LightWave 11.6, NevronMotion plugin for LightWave 11.6 and ChronoSculpt. We begin with a gallery of images from the show that highlight the many amazing artists, speakers, attendees and technology in the booth this year. Next we tout ChronoSculpt's shiny new CGW Silver Edge Award for Best of Show at SIGGRAPH 2013, followed by a link to the new downloadable feature and tutorial filled LightWave 3D Magazine. Then it's on to plenty of hands-on demos and how-to video tutorials that highlight NevronMotion, Bullet Dynamics Body Horror, Spline Control, 3D Printing and RayCast Geometry in LightWave 11.6.