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August, 2017


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