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Halloween Sale on now!

It’s time for our 7th Annual Halloween sale here at! Use the coupon code: L3DHalloween2017 until November 2nd., and get 25% off your purchases in our store for L3D brand training and tools!

Adam Vs. Chilton Flash sale!

Due to popular demand, we are continuing with our Flash Sale theme here at! This week until Oct 4th Adam “One Poly Punch” Gibson goes head-to-head against Chilton “Bunny of Doom” Webb! Just as before we have two coupons for you to use in the store during this flash sale and you can get 40% off either Chilton or Adam’s goodies (or both but you need to do them as separate purchases as our store system can only use one coupon code at a time in the check out).Read More

3D-Coat 4.8 Released!

We just got the email from Pilgway regarding the latest version of 3D-Coat. Pilgway Studio is glad to inform 3D-Coat has been updated to version 4.8! The new release includes multiple feature updates and new toolsets now available for download! Check out the video demo and a list of key new features below. Important notice! From September 26, 2017 till October 10, 2017 we offer a special launch discount of 100 (US dollars) on Full Professional and the Floating licenses. Enjoy! Key features introduced in V4.8: – Possibility to attach SmartRead More

Kat is having a flash sale!

Get 40% off Kat stuffs when you use the coupon code: FlashKatSale Act now and save big for a very limited time at on all of Kat’s training from bundles to single tutorials and packs. Learn how to do the amazing VFX featured in these shows and much more below, using LightWave3D and Fusion today! But act now before this deal is gone. Now is your chance to grab ’em at a big discount. Check them all out here at! Make sure you use that coupon code: FlashKatSale  

Kat lights? Yup! Get 29,600 IES Lights for free!

A long time ago Kat started collecting IES lights and he’s decided to share his hunting and gathering efforts with the LightWave3D community after a few people seem to have gained a sudden renewed interest in them on a LW oriented FB groups over the past few days. Check it out. Approximately 29,600 IES lights (that’s a guess but it’s pretty accurate) all neatly organized into directories named after the websites they were pulled from and include the PDFs, Word Docs and other tidbits of information that came with them originally soRead More

It’s time for our 7th Annual Back to School sale!

Yup, it’s that time of year again! is happy to present you with our 7th annual Back to School sale where you can save 25% on your purchases in our store of brand tools and training until September 12th, 2017. Simply use the coupon code: BTS2017 and get 25% off the items by entering the code in your cart prior to check out!

Advanced Turbulence FD for LightWave3D – Masks and Fuel Masks

Kat is back in another installment of his TurbulenceFD for LightWave3D series with “Advanced TurbulenceFD For LightWave3D – Masks and Fuel Masks”. Running approximately 182 minutes, this video features great tips on how to take advantage of TurbulenceFD’s mask and fuel functions. One of the big “secrets” to making your scenes with TFD shine is to provide TFD’s simulation engine with more variables. Learn how this makes a huge difference when going for high-end looks of fire and smoke that moves naturally but can be controlled practically anyway you want. This not limited toRead More

LightWave3D Update: Proof of Life

Less than a week after the “LightWave is Not Dead” post here on which was published the same day as the start of Siggraph 2017, we have proof of life. Now do some of you “get the point” we were trying to make? Read this statement and check your head folks. It’s really simple. You may have your issue with an “outsider” saying it’s not dead, and you know, ok, that’s reasonable. It’s also reasonable for people to have doubts about that which is provided for information concerning aRead More

Fusion 9 Released by Black Magic Design

As we stated in our email blast to you two days ago, Black Magic Design has released Fusion 9 and dropped the price of Fusion Studio to just $299.00USD. That’s pretty kick ass considering the features they have plugged into this new updated version on top of the fact that Fusion is already a world class compositing application.In early testing here by Kat, it seems to do what it says on the box and even simply loading a piece of footage, tracking it, doing a solve and then exporting withoutRead More

LightWave is not dead.

LightWave3D first appeared in 1990 on the Video Toaster 1.0 for the Amiga. That means it’s 27 years old as “LightWave3D” but its origins go back a few years prior. Yes, it’s old. Being old doesn’t mean obsolete. Old doesn’t mean useless. Old doesn’t mean dead. It does mean several things. Mature, battle hardened, but more so than anything; legendary. It’s a survivor of over 2.5 decades of massive changes in the industry, having spent much of the first 10 years of that time leading the way in TV visual effectsRead More

Sale ends July 25th! Don’t miss out!

As many of you know we extended our ID4 sale until July 25th so some people who were in between paycheques could take advantage of saving that they would have missed out on with the original sale end-date of July 10th. With that said, there are only 3 days left in our 7th Annual ID4 sale, so get on it! Use the coupon code: L3D-ID4-2017 and get 25% off your purchases in the store. Again, the sale ends July 25th and that’s driven by the time on the server theRead More

Introducing….The Ultra-Camera Bundle!

What is the Ultra-Camera bundle? Simple! It is the ultimate triple threat of tools for LightWave3D artists who take pictures seriously, especially those venturing into the realm of VR! Get everything you need to do the job and do it right! You get UberCam 2.6, RRCam and VR Scientist 1.0 for $80 dollars off what it would cost if you bought them separately. Why you need this bundle? If you are going to do a VR project with LightWave, making use of Immersive 360 format material, then there is simply noRead More

Introducing Unity 2017.1

Ok, so some idiot at Unity needs to be shot for calling it “2017.1” as yearly naming conventions generally are a really bad idea. (Hello LightWave?!) BUT, it does have a lot of really cool looking stuff going for it other than the unfortunate name change. Unity has evolved so much, so fast in the last 4 years, largely driven by the explosion of mobile gaming and AR/VR markets. It’s no wonder it’s the world’s most popular game engine (sorry Epic). While currently still in beta this is looking toRead More

New Video from Ryan Roye – Current Rigging Concepts

Current Rigging Concepts teaches the entire character rigging workflow from end to end, forget skelegons, forget making hold bones, do away with modeler (mostly). With new tools like Auto IK, weight painting in Layout, and more, it is easier than ever to bring life into your digital creations, and this content shows how they all integrate into the best of what Lightwave has to offer. IMPORTANT!! THIS CONTENT REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING 3RD PARTY TOOLS: – RR TOOLS – 3rdPowers Weight Painter – LWBrush (Optional, but highly recommended, used to createRead More

What is Talon?

Talon Code Mapper is a very interesting project that our very own Chilton Webb has been working on for several years. It’s a revolutionary technology/product solution for code engineers that has a VR kick to it allowing for a visual representation of code in a way that makes things easier to understand, even for mear mortals. Talon Code Mapper is a utility that reads software code, learns how it works and shows the developer a 3D rendering of what they created. It also solves problems of technological debt; like whenRead More

VDB Splicer v1.0 released from DeepFX

Our buddy over at DeepFX has released a very interesting new tool this week that is certainly something that is going to get a lot of use soon if not already for those of you who work with Houdini and or Blender and Open VDB VDBSplicer is a geometry processing tool built on top of the industry standard OpenVDB library, that allows you to quickly process your objects in Lightwave 3D layout. VDB Splicer gives you powerful constructive geometry tools that work on the volumetric level. This will allow you toRead More

Practical Production Techniques Vol 1 – 10 Super Bundle

Kat has put together 10 of his Practical Production Techniques videos into a Super Bundle just in time for July 4th! Get up to speed fast on everything from surface baking to polygon reduction for games and VR/AR production as well as how to construct your shots for big space battles or mysterious nebula scenes and much much more in this bundle for a great low price! Here is a list of the videos you get! Practical Production Techniques Vol. One Practical Production Techniques Vol. Two Practical Production Techniques Vol.Read More

It’s time for our 7th Annual ID4 Sale!

Yup! And some other celebrations packed into the next week or so. Canada Day (July 1st), American Independence Day (4th of July of course) and Kat’s Birthday (July 9th) are all right around the corner! So we are having a sale here at as we celebrate those special days as well as the launch of our new website. Get 25% off your purchases of brand tools and training until July 10th when you use the coupon code: L3D-ID4-2017 Oh and a cool thing we have done is made itRead More

Kat’s Disco In-Fur-No Bundle for TurbulenceFD has been expanded!

*Newly expanded in June 2017!* The Disco In-Fur-No bundle is now better than ever! It’s been expanded to include three more videos not previously included in this bundle for a total of 7, kick ass, tutorials for TurbulenceFD for LightWave3D. This bundle now includes the top-selling and highly acclaimed titles: Introduction to Turbulence FD Advanced Concepts and Projects: Fireball Advanced Concepts and Projects: Atmospherics The Nuclear Weapons Pack (includes a training video, and of course the dozens of pre-built nuclear weapons detonations made with TurbulenceFD and LightWave3D) Advanced Concepts and ProjectsRead More

The rise of a legend? AtariBox!

Some of you may have taken notice of this a few days ago. The anticipation of a 4th game console platform has been out there for many years now to rival Nintendo, MicroSoft and Sony’s systems and finally, it seems the legendary Atari will rise again to challenge them all. Check out the interesting little sneak peek video at So many questions surround this right now that speculation is running wild on the net but according to multiple sources, the system will be PC technology based. Does this mean itRead More