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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

Daz3D Studio 4.9.4 Released

In an age where it seems software is advancing (except for a certain one), DazStudio has received an update with Daz Studio 4.9.4. This is a pretty interesting release for Daz Studio and this version of course now ships with nVidia Iray and is set to work with the next “Genesis” generation of characters that we should be seeing here very shortly. The ability for Daz to take advantage of Iray (and even Octane believe it or not!) has really helped Daz and its artists step up their game over the last year orRead More


Ryan Roye has been busy working to translate and provide documentation in English from Japanese of the YamatoWorks plug-in for LightWave3D. So far, so good! So far he’s completed translation on YamatoWorks Character Management Tool, the YamatoWorks Pose Clip Tool, and the YamatoWorks ChainKey Setter tool. To get YamatoWorks you need to visit the D-Storm Japan website located here and download the appropriate build for your version of LightWave. It is free so enjoy! Check out his videos on youtube!

Deep Rising for LightWave3D Fundementals 1.1 video by Ryan Roye (Free!)

Curious about Deep Rising FX Liquids Simulation tool? Ryan Roye has produced a fantastic video and released it freely on which covers the basics of how to use Deep Rising for LightWave3D. Part tutorial, part review – find out everything you need to know about how to get started with it.

TurbulenceFD Group Buy-in and have teamed up once again to bring you a deal you really shouldn’t pass on. A few years back we organized a group buy-in for TurbulenceFD for LightWave and now we are doing it again. You may have seen Kat post details about this on various facebook LW groups but if not here it is again. Here is how it works. Jawset has a Volume Pricing Discount for TFD, normally reserved for studios who would buy more than one or two seats and as a result getRead More

Fusion for LightWave Artists: Volume 4

Fusion for LightWave Artists: Volume 4 – Curse of the Phantom Shadow Award winning VFX artist and CG Supervisor, Kelly “Kat” Myers is back in his latest installment in the Fusion for LightWave Artists series. This time Kat walks you through a real-world production shot from the low-budget 30+ minute short film written and directed by Mark Ross; “Curse of the Phantom Shadow” With over 396 VFX shots in the current edit of the film, the daunting challenge of completing the task at hand is met through the use of LightWave3DRead More

New Product Alert! VRScientist 1.0 from

For those of you who have been paying attention, Chilton Webb has been hard at work for some time on a new, stand-alone application for VR content creators. Now, after several months of development and testing, is proud to introduce VRScientist This app (for Mac and Windows) works with any stereo or mono 360 panoramas, whether from a render, stitched, or from a 360 camera. The VRScientist lets you quickly and easily look for common problems in VR images, and monitor a lengthy render process by simply bringing the app to the foreground. ItRead More

Vancouver: Unity Certification & VR Roadshow coming April 22nd!

The good folks at Unity are on the road again! This time they are headed to Vancouver with their Unity Certification and VR  Roadshow on April 22nd, 2017. So if you are in Vancouver, BC, Canada and you want to check it out you can purchase tickets for the program. Find out more details here.

New download link!

Doh! Mailchimp mangled the URL for the download to the UberCam link. Use this one instead – remember it will expire quick!

UberCam 2.6 now shipping!

You thought our NAB sale announcement and our 7th Anniversary was just a little email blast? Nope! Wrong! We are happy to announce that UberCam 2.6 is finally available to all registered UberCam 2.x users as a free upgrade and that those users will be receiving an email very shortly about how to download UberCam 2.6 and what has been done to it over the course of the last few months since the release of UberCam 2.5. There have been quite a number of improvements across the board and MacRead More

Our 7th Anniversary sale and NABSHOW 2017 Celebration. Celebrating 7 Years of Computer Graphics Resources for LightWave3D Artists. Ok, first things first… 1. This is a big frakkin’ newsletter, so make sure you read all of it. You may miss something very important if you don’t. 2. We have several new products out now and more coming, including a new tools and a free upgrade to UberCam. 3. It’s our 7th Anniversary and we are celebrating all throughout the month of April (and the rest of March). 4. If you are coming to NABSHOW 2017,Read More

Practical Production Techniques Vol. 10 – Project Smoke Monster

Practical Production Techniques Vol. 10 – Project Smoke Monster! Kat is back with another installment in the highly popular Practical Production Techniques series. In Volume 10, Kat walks you through an entire shot featuring a Daz3D character model, taking the asset from Daz3D into LightWave, surfacing it using the maps from the asset, setting it up with animation applied via MDD, transferring in TurbulenceFD settings from another scene, lighting the character using some nifty tricks for realism in a photographic plate and then compositing the rendered results in Fusion. EvenRead More

Meowy Christmas Sale! On now.

Yes! It’s time for our annual Christmas/Boxing Day/ New Years sale! Use the coupon code: MeowyChristmas2016 and get 25% off your purchases of branded tools and training starting today, December 20th, 2016 until January 5th, 2017!

UberCam 2.5 Update! Now available!

We have updated UberCam for LightWave3D! UberCam 2.5 is now available to all registered customers for download. Expect an email notification later today. If for some reason you don’t receive the email, please contact for a download link. UberCam 2.5

Thanksgiving Sale on now!

Ah yes. Turkey. And savings! Our 6th annual Thanksgiving/BlackFriday/CyberMonday sale is back. Get 25% off your purchases of branded tools and training when you use the coupon code: FlamingTurkeyWings This sale ends soon so don’t wait for second helpings!

The passing of another LightWave3D legend – Ron Thornton

It is with great sadness that we must report Ron Thornton, LightWave legend who each and everyone one of us owes a great debt of gratitude to as we would most likely not have the careers we have today without his groundbreaking vision; has passed away. Godspeed Ron. Say hello to Larry for us.   Your friends at

Who will get their copy of UberCam for free?

We are about to sell our 300th copy of UberCam 2.x for LightWave3D. The purchaser of the 300th copy will get their purchase refunded immediately as a thank you for being our 300th customer! Who will it be?

It’s our Back to School sale! Get 25% off until Sept. 9th!

Yup! It’s that time of year again. We all need to brush up on things from time to time and with the fall quickly approaching we wanted to launch our 6th annual “Back To School” Sale. Use the coupon code: L3DBackToSchool2016 and get 25% off your training and tools purchases from until Sept. 9th, 2016. That gives you plenty of time to get the kiddies packed up with lunches and then take a break learning new stuff while the little ones are off to school. Just remember to enter thatRead More

Star Trek: Discovery – LightWave artists needed!

I was really hoping that the new Star Trek show would be a LightWave show. CBS has it’s own in house VFX team that from what I understand is largely Max based but I think for Discovery they are doing with the tried, tested and true LightWave3D which is essentially “The Star Trek 3D package” or “Space ship show 3D animation software” as established over the course of the last 20+ years and with good reason. This posting on CGMeet up was a releif. Long Live LightWave! So, if youRead More

Sale extended! Last chance….

We’ve extended our Six Years Sale until July 15th. That gives you 36 hours to save big! Use the coupon code: L3DSixYearsSale when you check out with your purchases in the store and get 25% off!