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August, 2012


Save 30% now through Labor Day!!! (with coupon code)

It’s Labor Day and here in North America, and to celebrate we’re selling all our training and supplies* for 30% OFF your entire order. Be sure to use coupon code: L3DLABOR when you check out to claim the discount. This sale ends on Monday, Sept 3, so don’t wait too long to save! *3D Coat, Reference Image, AE Link and QuadPanels are not included in this sale, and have been made unavailable for the duration of the sale.

LWCAD 4.2 Released

Victor over at has updated the incredibly popular LWCAD package to 4.2. Pricing for this release is as follows: $149 – LWCAD 4.2 upgrade from LWCAD 3.x $225 – LWCAD 4.2 upgrade from LWCAD 2.x $299 – LWCAD 4.2 full version Here are a couple of videos showing off its new features. For more details hit up the website.

Fracturing without plug-ins or LW11!

SplineGod (Larry Shultz) never ceases to amaze. Here is a great tutorial series in 3 parts that show you how to bust up a piece of geometry and then use endomoprhs to control its “shattering”. While we very much encourage you to get LightWave 11 (because it rocks!) for those of you who haven’t upgraded yet, Larry gets into some interesting ways and techniques you can use to produce similar effects that you would need Fracture and or Bullet to get if you are not a HardFX expert. This isRead More

D. Drexler and others pull out of Space Command

I am not going to speculate on the reasons why Doug Drexler and others associated with the VFX creation for Space Command have distanced themselves from the project, some rumored to have pulled out all together. I will take them at their word as Doug and others have stated online via facebook and youtube that it’s really about creative differences. My only concern is that this was a LightWave show and we need more LightWave shows out there. Having had the privilege of working with Doug on BSG from 2005 to 2007,Read More

LightWave 11.5 Announced at Siggraph 2012

For those of you who are not paying attention – well here we go! LightWave3D 11.5 has been announced and demos are going all at the brand new LightWave3D group website. Go here and pay attention – Yes yes!  

In case you blinked: Big LightWave News

Usually, there isn’t a lot of news surrounding LightWave. Sure, there’s the occasional plugin release or update, but in the run up to the 2012 Siggraph conference (August 5-9), Newtek has made several announcements about its flagship 3D product, and a couple of them are quite significant,