Lightwave Article Archives
December 15, 2006 12:00 am
- Vue d'Esprit
A short simple tutorial on how to export a Vue d'Esprit terrain as a usable object for Lightwave.
Construction Set Z-Buffer Compositor for Lightwave 6.5
3D Nature, makers of World Construction Set, introduces version 5.52.
- LightWave 3D
Forum - March Contest
Creatures animated by the elemental forces of nature. We're looking for finished renders that will knock our socks off!
Lightwave Forum Contest
A new planet is discovered. It's a completely gaseous planet similar to Jupiter, however it is teeming with life! Including a technologically advanced and space faring race. Create a portrait of an interstellar visitor from that planet.
This tutorial focuses on relatively simple techniques that will serve to dramatically improve the lighting in many of your scenes. Suitable for: 2D Graphics, 3DS MAX, AMAPI 3D, Bryce, Carrara / Raydream, Cinema 4D, JASC Paint Shop Pro, LightWave, Maya, Poser, Rhino 3D, Strata 3D, TrueSpace, Wings 3D, Z Brush.
- Vote For
January 2004's Artist Of The Month!
Cast your vote for our first Artist of the Month of 2004!
- Vote For May
2003's Artist Of The Month
Cast your vote for the Artist of the Month for May 2003!
- Spotlight on
Alex and Igor, World Builder makers
March 26th - 30th, Alex Tsaregorodtsev and Igor Borovikov from World Builder are our guest on the spotlight. World Builder is the only standalone 3D landscape tool that can work as a plug-in for 3D Studio MAX, 3D Studio VIZ, LightWave 3D or Maya NT projects. Here are two of the creators.. what questions do you have?
- Vote For
July's 2005's Artist of the Month
Cast your vote for your favorite Gallery Artist Of The Month [AOM] for July 2005! July's AOM will highlight an artist from one of the following Renderosity Art Galleries; ArtMatic, Lightwave, Mojoworld .
- Vote For
February Artist Of the Month - 2006
Cast your vote for your favorite Gallery Artist Of The Month [AOM] for February 2006! February's AOM will highlight an artist from either the 3D Studio Max or the Lightwave Gallery. The AOM will be interviewed and highlighted on the front page for the month of February.
Learn about our new "Communities" section, including what's launching and what's coming down the road...
- NewTek LIVE
Last week I had the chance to catch up with the NewTek LIVE 2006 Tour. I sat down with Don Ballance and had a talk about what's been going on and what's coming up for the creators of Lightwave and 3D Arsenal.
Featured Artist - TBKoen
Thanks to all the members for their feedback in selecting December's Featured Artist. TBKoen's interview can be read by clicking on the article title.
- 10,000 Free
Our community has achieved another major accomplishment. We now have 10,000 Free Stuff Items available at Renderosity! Come join in the fun!
A summary of all the latest news from around the industry.
- pretty3d June
'04 Merchant of the Month!
Congratulations to pretty3d, for being the June'04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview Now Available!!)
- Vue Fusion
Streamlines Vue Integration!
E-ON SOFTWARE TO UNVEIL REVOLUTIONARY PLUG-IN SUITE AT SIGGRAPH 2005
- Pinball Off
A look behind the scences of Platinum Studio and how they produced their latest creative marketing images for one of the worlds leading names. Fasten your seat belts as we take pinball for a drive off road!
- LightWave 3D
Version 9 Software Review
"NewTek began shipping it's latest and greatest version of LightWave 3D Version 9 mid July, 2006. Just in time for industry professionals, hobbyists, and students to get a glimpse of it at Siggraph 2006 in Boston."
- July 2005 AOM
Congratulations to Svenart for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for July, 2005. We invite you to read his AOM interview!
Siggraph 2005 Press Releases
-NewTek Unveils Next Generation of LightWave 3D -NewTek Releases LightWave 64 -NewTek Releases Free Upgrade for VT
Featured Contributor - Catharina Przezak
Congratulations to Catharina Przezak. Catharina has been a top seller in Renderosity's Online Store and provides high quality texture products. Catharina's interview can be read by clicking on the article title.
- MULE 2.0
"The Power of Two"
"I have found a saying that epicsoft has keyed on in their marketing of MULE, If you use LightWave for making a living, then you have to have MULE! I also gave them a quote once, something like, You have saved thousands from Screamer-Net madness! I have found both of these lines to be absolutely true."
Element Displays Complete Product Line
Digital Element Displays WorldBuilder Professional 4.1 and Verdent Plant Mechanic
Merchant of the Month - neftis
Drawing is one of my greatest passions and it is from my father that I have received this amazing talent. I seeing the portraits that he had drawn of her. I was so envious his great skill! And I always will be...
- Rochr - 2004
Congratulations to Rochr for being voted April's Artist of the Month! Read on for our interview with Rochr...
Simulations DarkTree 2.5
Guest columnist Alexander Polsky [crocodilian], reviews Darkling Simulations' DarkTree 2.5; which is a node-based procedural texture editing, rendering and management application. DarkTree 2.5 offers a great interface, portability across applications, with some clever innovations, making it a powerful way to save and reuse textures.
- Julian_J --
February '03 Artist Of The Month!
Congratulations to Julian_J, February's Artist of the Month! Click here to read his interview...
- Vote for
Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... December's AOM will be an artist from those galleries not previously listed.
DAZ Productions, the preeminent producer of 3d content for Poser, announces the release of DAZ Studio...
- Armands --
April's Artist Of The Month!
Congratulations to Armands for being voted April 2003's Artist of the Month! Click here to read his interview...
- Stevie-rae --
October 2003's Artist Of The Month!
Congratulations to our Artist of the Month for October 2003, Stevie-rae...Click here to read the interview!
- Curious Labs
Ships Poser(r) 4.0.3
Award winning 3D-character animation and design tool returns to market under new corporate name-shipping now.
Reaches 1 Million Gallery Images
Renderosity Art Community Reaches 1 Million Gallery Images
- July Merchant
of the Month is wusamah
Congratulations to wusamah! Interview NOW available.
- DAZ Productions
Releases New High Resolution 3D Model
DAZ Productions Releases New High Resolution 3D Model.
- To the RIM and
The fourth and final issue of the Renderosity Interactive Magazine is now available. It's been an incredible adventure that brings us full circle. You won't want to miss the farewell edition that includes interviews with Anne McCaffrey, Joe Jusko, Fantasy Photographer Joseph Corsentino and Scott Kurtz the creator of PvP. Find out what comes next...
Undergoes "Extreme Makeover"
Nashville, TN - May 27, 2004 - Renderosity, the largest digital content brokers on the Internet, announces the major transformation of the Renderosity MarketPlace and Renderosity Magazine.
- SIGGRAPH 2005
If you were unable to visit the SIGGRAPH this year, take a virtual tour of the conference via the amazing photographs from contributing photojournalist, Kirk Dunne [AgentSmith]. Also, revisit SIGGRAPH 2005 conference; articles, interviews, and Industry news.
Productions Releases New High Resolution 3D Model
DAZ Productions (www.daz3d.com), the global leader in 3D figure development and creation for Poser, announced today the release of Michael 2.0, a new high resolution 3D model.
- Issue 4
Renderosity magazine announces issue 4 content!
- Featured Artist
of the Month January
Thanks to all the members for their feedback in selecting January's Featured Artist. Hobbit's interview can be read by clicking on the article title.
- wusamah August
'04 Merchant of the Month!
Congratulations to wusamah, for being the August'04 Merchant Of The Month! (Interview now available!!)
- April 2002
Artist of the Month - Mr. Codini
By popular vote, please meet Renderosity's April Artist of the month: Mr Codini!
- The 'Rosity
Comic Strip - 09-11-06
Welcome to The 'Rosity Comic Strip!Cartoon Highlight - Gordon Syerson (Gordon_S) of FoToonZ. Also introducing The Little Wizard by VM Delor (vdelor). Thank you to everyone that participated in last week's Caption Contest - the winner will be announced inside the comics page.
- UV Mapping And
Our first excerpt from Issue 3 of the Renderosity Magazine is by Lyrra...
- Siggraph 2004
This year Siggraph was held in Los Angeles. It seemed a fitting place for an event that can best be described as Hollywood and Las Vegas collide with technology and art on steroids. Here are the highlights and headlines that emerged from this gathering of creative innovators.
- June's Artist
of the Month - SkoolDaze
I used to paint, draw and doodle as a child and was set to go to school for commercial art when I became a teenager, but life had a very different plan for me (as it so often does) and so it took almost 25 years before I started doing art again.
- As07 -- May
2003's Artist Of The Month!
Congratulations to as07 for being voted May's Artist of the Month! Click here to read the interview...
Featured Contributor - hmann
Congratulations to hmann. He has created some hot products in The MarketPlace at Renderosity. hmann's interview can be read by clicking on the article title.
2006 VOM Thorne
Congratulations to Thorne for being Renderosity's VOM [Vendor Of the Month] for September, 2006. We invite you to read his VOM interview...
- "Bigfoot Rides
A sneak peak at the soon to be released new music video by Jim Ed Brown. Produced by James E. Brown, Gene Kennedy, and Richard Schrand at Broadsword Productions in Nashville, Tennessee. This enchanting and charming video was created using some very familiar products that Renderosity members are sure to recognize!
Akiko Ashley Captures Animation!
Sergio explores the world of award-winning Akiko Ashley. In a video game industry world dominated by males, Akikos creative talent shines brightly, as one of the Partners, and Executive Producer, of Luminetik Animation Studios.
- Lahl -
September 2004 AOM!
Congratulations to Lahl for being voted September's Artist of the Month! Read on for our interview with Lahl...
- Graphic Tales
from the Road: An Interview with Rudy Sarzo
The journey continues as with another Graphic Tale from the Road as we explore the "Dual Expression of the Creative Mind" with infamous bass player: Rudy Sarzo! who has played with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen and is now a member of the multi-platinum Heavy Metal group DIO...
- 2003 Merchant
of the Year
Congratulations to hmann for earning Renderosity's 2003 Merchant of the Year!
- SERENITY A
Digital Matte Painting by Lance Powell
"Dont let the title mislead you. This awesome motion picture from Universal Studios is anything but serene. In 2002, Joss Whedon along with Loni Peristere from Zoic Studios collaborated to create an exciting action thrilled adventure that allowed the loyal fans of the television series Firefly to follow further adventures of the crew of Serenity."
- June AOM
It's that time again... Come cast your vote for Renderosity's June Artist of the Month!
Elements Inc. - WorldBuilder 4
Renderosity WorldBuilder Forum Moderator and artist, Alfons [Alfons Blom], reviews Digital Elements Inc.s WorldBuilder 4. Giving you a look at the program from a WorldBuider's Pro's point of view.
- SoftImage XSI
Master Artist - Kolby Jukes
Renderosity SOFTIMAGE XSI Moderator and guest columnist Teyon Alexander [Teyon] introduces the first in a series of interviews with XSI artists. Starting this month with Master CG Artist and Industry Game Illustrator Kolby Jukes.
Workshop - Creature Design with Aaron Sims
Alex reviews Gnomon Workshop's classrooms on DVDs ... Creature Design with Aaron Sims - Volume 2: Designing with Photoshop, XSI and Deep Paint; where Aaron Sims illustrates the process of designing a full character in a 3D environment.
- The Mighty
Today's victim is [drumroll please], The mighty Februus. And I can just hear all the voices in the background... "Who?"
- The Paula
Sanders Report: Greenbriar Studio's CR2 Loader and Morph Tools for
Cinema 4D 9
This week, Paula shows her findings while working with the CR2 Loader, Morph Tools, and Conformer Software for Cinema 4D 9. Read on to find out more on loading Poser figures into Cinema 4D, through this well-illustrated presentation.
- Paula Sanders
Report - Review - Maxon BodyPaint 3D Release 2.5
Paula Sanders Report: This week Paula reviews Maxon's amazing Bodypaint 3D Release 2.5. Check out the new features in this release, with UV tools that could increase your workflow. product review by Paula Sanders - Sr. Staff Writer
Cooking on Renderosity" - KenG
"What's Cooking On Renderosity" by Sandy Castle. Nature-artist, KenG, has "Gone Birdy," and we are glad he did! Ken Gilliland [KenG], respected Renderosity artist and merchant, joins Sandy in the first of a two-part interview. Join in on the fun, as you get to find out "what's cooking" with KenG.
- An Interview
with Richard Schrand
"I met Richard Schrand at Siggraph first at the e-on software booth and, then, through Syyd Raven. . ."
Magazine Issues 1 through 4
Archive of old magazine link: 456
"Expos4 published by Ballistic Publishing is the latest in a series of computer graphic image showcase publications. Daniel Wade and Paul Hellard came together to produce this fine record of the best of the best of digital images."
Free Stuff Artists: Vanishing Point Team
Each month we showcase a Renderosity Free Stuff artist, in appreciation for their thoughtfulness, and countless hours spent creating free items for the Renderosity community. This month we are proud to showcase the Vanishing Point team, which consists of three main members: JHoagland, mrsparky, and Helgard.
- 3D Nature's
World Construction Set 6
3D Nature's World Constructions Set 6 [a Geographical Information System (GIS) based landscape creation program] is based on a spherical planet using longitude and latitude, and can be used to create still work as well as animations. Paula reviews WCS 6 from an artists viewpoint.
- November 2005
AOM - czarnyrobert
Congratulations to czarnyrobert [Robert Czarny] for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for November 2005. We invite you to read his AOM interview...
- March 2006
AOM - Flak
Congratulations to Flak [David Lloyd] for being awarded Renderosity's AOM [Artist Of the Month] for March 2006. We invite you to read his AOM interview!
- "Let's Talk"
with Joseph Corsentino
Do you remember being told those magical bedtime tales of When Fairies Ruled the World? If those stories are hidden in your childhood dreams, fantasy photographer Joesph Corsentino has the key to unlock those mystical slumbering memories ...
- Paula Sanders
Report - Vue 5 Infinite - Part 2
Part Two - Paula delved deeply into the amazing high-end 3D scenery solution for illustrators, SFX studios, architects, and 3D Computer Graphics professionals ... Vue 5 Infinite by e-on ... and produced a two-part in-depth article that surpasses a mere review, including a few Vue tips and tricks along the way.
- "Let's Talk"
with John E. Hudgens - Award Winning Director of Sith
Held over for a second week by popular demand get to know John E. Hudgens and view his full length award winning Star Wars Fan Film Sith Apprentice . Featuring Darth Vadar, like you have never seen him before!
- "Let's Talk"
with John E. Hudgens - Award Winning Director of Sith
Apprentice - Long Version
Find something that you love to do, then find a way to make a living doing it! That is exactly what award-winning director John E. Hudgens did. John gives us a behind the scene journey into the making of Sith Apprentice winner of the Star Wars Fan Films Audience Choice Award.
- Renderosity "Gallery of the Week" - LIGHTWAVE
- NewTek’s Lightwave 11.6 in Review
- Report from Siggraph 2013 (Part One)
- Report From SIGGRAPH 2012, Part Two
- LightWave 3D 11: A Most Impressive Release for NewTek
- VFX Minds Event Honors Lightwave Users and Introduces LightWave 11
- LightWave 10.1 Review: Making the 3D Artist's Job Easier
- Notes From SIGGRAPH 2011 (Part 3)
- Renderosity Gallery of the Week - "Space"
- Renderosity Gallery of the Week - 3D Modeling