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July, 2016


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

Substance Painter- Volume #8- Sci-Fi Detailing II- Painting and Materials

In this eighth volume of Substance Painter for Lightwave Users 3D Instructor Adam Gibson demonstrates how to detail a Sci-Fi Dropship with Materials and Paint Tools. Learn how to add amazing amounts of incredible detail to your 3d models in a short of amount time!!     Table of Contents for Volume #8 Chapter 1- Intro Chapter 2- Project Set-Up Explained Chapter 3- Input Map Baking Order Chapter 4- Importing and Baking Input Maps Chapter 5- Adding a Base Metal and Paint to the Dropship Chapter 6- Color ID MaskRead More

The Daz3d to Lightwave Motion Capture Utility

Daz3d to Lightwave Motion Capture Utility: By Ryan Roye Check out this clip showing how to use the plugin! Daz3d can be a valuable resource for free, high quality human models and accessories, but there are three problems: 1) How do I get content from Daz to Lightwave properly? 2) How can someone actually animate these characters using the rig provided upon export? 3) How can clothing models be made to work with Daz characters with minimal effort? All of these questions are answered in this plugin/video content bundle. 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!