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Deep Rising FX – Group Buy-in!

The next Group Buy-in, organized by is now in effect! PLEASE READ IN FULL AND READ CAREFULLY! This is the one everyone needs to get in on! Through a special arrangement with the developer (Mambo) we are able to bring to the LightWave3D community, Deep Rising FX! With a list price of $249.99USD, Deep Rising FX 2.0 is already an incredible deal, but through this group buy-in effort we intend to get that price down even more! 20%? 30%? 35% 40%? Maybe more! It depends on you! Working offRead More

It’s time for our 8th Annual Back To School Sale!

To properly round out the summer weeks before things get silly again with talk of turkey and Santa, we wanted to launch our 8th Annual Back To School Sale. Back in 2010 we barely had 40 products in our store from which to choose from at this time, but today we have well over 400! That’s pretty awesome. Yup. It is. During our sale, simply use the coupon code: BTSS2018 and get 25% off your purchases until Sept 5th, 2018 Make sure to check out the latest products from: Adam GibsonRead More

New Group Buy-in! LWCAD for LightWave3D!

Finally, after a couple of weeks of email difficulties and some consultation with Viktor of wTools3d, the long-awaited LWCAD group buy-in, organized by has begun! After organizing 3 successful group buy-ins for TurbulenceFD,we wanted to give the modeling side of the users of LightWave3D a bit of love by working with the developer of LWCAD to bring to you its own “must have” power at a reduced price. Just like any of the group buy-ins we have organized in the past, the reduction in price depends entirely on participation, whichRead More

Advanced TurbulenceFD for LightWave Concepts and Projects: Propulsion

In this video (which is actually two tutorials in one) Kelly “Kat” Myers shows you how to create two separate types of propulsion effects using TurbulenceFD for LightWave3D. First up, a PAC-3 Missile launcher effect is produced using a freely available model (included) of a Patriot missile battery system. Second, an afterburner effect similar to that which you would see on an F-18 combat fighter jet. Kat takes it further though by showing you how to convert TurbulenceFD’s native BCF cache data file to OpenVDB so they can be used withRead More

It’s time for our 8th annual Independence Day Sale!

Greetings everyone! It’s almost Canada Day (July 1st) and of course July 4th, the US Independence Day is just around the corner and then Kat’s Birthday after that. This means it’s time for our  8th Annual Independence Day Celebration! Use the coupon code: L3D-ID4-2018 when you visit our store in the check out box and get 25% off your purchase of almost everything we sell including many, already steeply discounted bundles and UberDeals. Don’t miss out on this sale and remember to use that coupon code: L3D-ID4-2018

TurbulenceFD Group buy-in training winner announced!

Yes! It’s time to announce the winner of the TurbulenceFD Group buy-in training package! And the winner is: Erika Eick Congratulations Erika! You will receive all of Kat’s Turbulence FD training for free for participating in the June 2018 TurbulenceFD Group buy in! Happy times!

TurbulenceFD Group Buy-in Round 3~! IGNITE!

Ok kitties! It’s on. Time for the 3rd TurbulenceFD Group buy-in event!   Things are a bit different this time but the premise is the same. A big massive discount on TurbulenceFD from (This discounted opportunity is now open and for the first time to C4D users as well. Please read carefully).   1. You must provide your LW Product Lock ID in advance this time. It will help to speed things up. 2. the email so I can keep easier track has changed for this initiative and youRead More

Practical Production Techniques Vol. 11 – Project Car Commercial

In his latest LightWave3D 2018.x video, Kelly “Kat” Myers returns with a great project based title – Practical Production Techniques Vol. 11 – Project Car Commercial. This tutorial is awesome for LightWave3D users who want to know more about how to create a commercial (in this case for a Chrysler 300C) using LightWave3D 2018.x, working with an older asset and updating it to Physically Based Rendering materials, quickly applying native presets in the new shading system to achieve photo-realistic results easily. But this tutorial goes way beyond that as KatRead More

It’s our 8th Anniversary! Save 25% by using the code: L3D8YEARSSTRONG

A special note from Kelly “Kat” Myers – Co-Founder and Citizen. What may seem like a short time for us and many of you out there, it was really 8 years ago that Larry Shultz, Petter Sundnes, Adam Gibson, Kevin Philips, James Willmott and I, started in 2010. Today we are joined by Chilton Webb, Stephen Burns, Ryan Roye, Dana Burman, Phil Nolan, Tom Roth, Craig Monnis, Luke Whitehorn, Jeremy Hughes and Elvis Blazencic with additional contributions made by many more LightWave3D users and supporters including Jim Talley,Read More

Fusion for LightWave (2018) Artists – Vol. 6

Kelly “Kat” Myers is back once again with the first LightWave 2018 specific tutorial in the Fusion for LightWave Artists series. In “Fusion for LightWave (2018) Artists – Vol. 6” Kat breaks down a huge amount of information regarding the new AOV (Arbitrary Object Value) buffer system in LightWave3D 2018. This 11 part video tutorial contains information not covered in Kat’s previous videos in this series or any of his other titles to date. Learn how to break down your buffer selections so you get exactly what you need inRead More

3D Scanning with Reality Capture (Free Tutorial from Phil Nolan)

Over the years, Phil Nolan has been doing amazing work using Photogrammetry. He’s got it down to a science! Using a simple, inexpensive setup the results he’s able to achieve are very impressive. Combining the power of Reality Capture a green screen a few lights and a Galaxy Note 8 phone check out how he scans an object and processes the images to produce a great looking photorealistic model of his subject. Check out his free tutorial here  

Fusion for LightWave Artists Vol. 5 – Curse of the Phantom Shadow

In Fusion for LightWave Artists Vol. 5 – “Curse of the Phantom Shadow”, Kelly “Kat” Myers takes you through a CG+Live action footage mixed VFX shot from the short film by Mark Ross. This tutorial is rather advanced but even first time users of Fusion can benefit from this title and the massive amount of information that Kat passes onto you while he builds out the composite in Black Magic Designs Fusion 9.02 Every LightWave artist needs to learn how to composite CG footage into a live action shot andRead More

TurbulenceFD Advanced Concepts and Projects: Engine Fire

Kat is back with a new installment in the TurbulenceFD Advanced Concepts and Projects Series. This time in “Project Engine Fire”, Kat shows you what goes into setting up a WWII era USAF B-25 with an engine fire effect. This is a real-world shot from the upcoming feature-film (direct-to-video) “Behind the Lines” which is currently in post-production. With a run time of approximately 105 minutes, you get all the info you need to recreate such an effect using LightWave3D (works in 2015.x and 2018.x) and TurbulenceFD from You also get theRead More

Fusion and Davinci Resolve merged into Resolve Studio 15

We have known about this for some time now but Blackmagic has made the official announcement which came out earlier this morning at NAB 2018 on opening day. Fusion is now part of Davinci Resolve 15. A full report will be coming tomorrow from NAB as we are here in Las Vegas (it’s where we are based now btw) but if you want to find out some right now, Blackmagic has a great video online detailing what is new in this massive, (and we mean freaking huge) game-changing upgrade. The priceRead More

AR Portfolio

A pre-configured platform to rapidly build an augmented reality app around your 3D models. Great for any 3D artists who want to show off their own work to prospective clients, friends, fellow artist or turn into an app they can produce and sell to a customer. This kit contains: A secret webpage just for ARPortfolio users that will contain tips, videos, and additional features. This will walk you through all of the hard / tedious / obscure parts of setting up your environment.  A Unity project preconfigured for deployment toRead More

Kat Flash Sale!

Use the coupon code: FlashKatSale and get 45% off Kelly “Kat” Myers videos and bundles! While Kat has several new videos in the works including a new TurbulenceFD title (Project Engine Fire) for LightWave3D 2015.3 and 2018.0.3 as well as new installments in his popular Fusion for LightWave Artists series, we wanted to let you know about this sale. Get 45% off all of his titles for a limited time only. Use that coupon code and save! The code is: FlashKatSale Make sure you enter it in the check out onceRead More

Deep FX World Releases Colorida Motion FX for mograph artists working in LightWave3D

Even more LightWave3D news today! This time from 3rd Party Developer, Deep FX World. Mambo, who is on fire at the moment with his tools for LightWave and has been really rocking it over the last year or so, has just released a great plug-in that is very affordable and it comes in the form of Coloria Motion FX. You can find out more about this awesome tool including a demo version here.  

LightWave3D 2018.0.3 Released.

In a flurry of activity we have not seen since the LightWave3D 9.x development cycle, the LightWave Group has released yet another patch for LightWave 2018! Go to your accounts at and download the latest patch now. For those of you who have no upgraded, you must upgrade by March 31st to save on your upgrade. Don’t hesitate. The price is going up on April 1st! Here is the changelog for the new patch (2018.0.3) if you are interested in finding out what they have been up to sinceRead More

Spring Training Sales event! Get 30% off until March 31st!

That’s right! Get 30% off almost everything in the store including bundles for extra big savings until March 31st, 2018! Use the coupon code: L3DSpringTraining2018 in the checkout and get that big saving today! Hit the store and start shopping!

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