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Fusion for LightWave Artists Volume Eight!

Fusion for LightWave Artists Volume Eight is a great tutorial for LightWave artists who want to explore Fusion inside of Davinci Resolve (ver 17.x) as Kelly “Kat” Myers walks the viewer through an entire VFX shot from start to finish.This title makes use of a StoryBlocks stock footage piece of the Las Vegas strip at night (not included, obviously) and is 3D camera tracked using Fusion’s 3D Camera tracking tools.Once in LightWave3D, Kat shows how to set the 3D elements up in the shot and prepares it for lighting usingRead More


It’s time for our ID4 Sale! Get 25% off until July 10th, 2021~!

Yup! Canada Day is in just a few hours and this weekend coming is the July 4th Independence Day celebrations here in the United States! So, like we do every year we are doing our incredibly popular ID4 Sale! Use the Coupon Code: ID4L3DCND2021 and get 25% off almost everything in our store until July 10th, 2021.We have brand two new titles from Kat and Adam Gibson this week and make sure to check out or other products from the rest of the Liberty3d.com Citizens including many of their bundleRead More


Practical Production Techniques Vol. 20!

Now in the 20th installment of the highly popular and much loved Practical Production Techniques series of videos from Kelly “Kat” Myers, this title “Live Action and CG” is a quick get in and get out tutorial that tackles several tasks from tracking to lighting in order to ram through a high quality VFX shot in a morning or afternoon or less (much less) once you get the rhythm going and that’s what this video is about. This 13 part video covers all the bases and walks artists through aRead More


LightWave3D 2020.0.3 Released!

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Ok, so we called it in our newsletter this past weekend and sure enough, NewTek has released a patch update in the form of LightWave3D 2020.0.3. While this is not some huge massive update, it does kill one massive show stopping bug that never should have slipped past the so-called “beta” team last summer with the release of LightWave3D 2020.0.2. That bug, is the play head “infinite loop” issue where in certain circumstances lightwave layout would go into a locked state on the initiation of the play head button. ThisRead More


Practical Production Techniques Vol. 19 – Killing fireflies dead!

Let’s kill fireflies! And noise! Kat walks you through how to eliminate those pesky fireflies and other various forms of noise in Practical Production Techniques Vol. 19 – Killing Fireflies Dead! Since LW 2018 and the introduction of the PBR materials and rendering engine technology, users around the world, old and new have fought with the problems of dealing with noise and fireflies (those evil hot speckles) in their renders. These issues have unfortunately given many users that the new rendering and surfacing materials system is inferior to the oldRead More


Practical Production Techniques Vol. 18 – Bullet Dynamics Ferris Wheel

As we all know, Bullet Dynamics in LightWave3D as with any program that supports Bullet, has a lot of uses beyond smashing and crashing stuff. Or a stupid box and ball demo. While either use can be fun, there is much more to it than that and this title demonstrates a great way to make use of Bullet in a real-world scenario. In Kelly “Kat” Myers’ 18th installment in the Practical Production Techniques series of video training for LightWave3D, the subject is how to take a turbosquid sourced model, quicklyRead More


Practical Production Techniques Vol. 17 – Megascans

In Kat’s Practical Production Techniques Volume 17., Megascans is the subject and how to produce a scene using them quickly, is the goal! This tutorial introduces New and Older LightWave3D users to the Megascan’s assets which are highly detailed photogrammetry sourced 3D objects and high resolution image maps. The objects featured in this title are freely available from https://quixel.com/megascans/free and are thus not included in the package but you can download them, unpack and use Kat’s already premade surface presets that he has included to quickly build out your ownRead More


Practical Production Techniques Vol. 16 – Kitbash3D.com “Brooklyn” to LightWave3D

In this installment of the Practical Production Techniques series, Kat is back with a KitBash3D.com to LightWave3D conversion tutorial dealing with PBR nodal based surfacing using the metalness and roughness shading theory types. This tutorial covers how to work quickly using the Kitbash3D.com “Brooklyn” Kit. Originally built using 3DMax, this kit imports relatively ok, rather than some other kits produced in Maya, Blender or C4D – but with each there are always oddities and things to consider for making their use optimized in LightWave3D easily. Kat covers these issues andRead More


Babylon 5 Legacy Collection For LightWave3D

In an attempt to preserve some of the legacy of LightWave3D’s history in the 3D and VFX world and its contributions to some of the most icon sci-fi television shows of the last 30 years; Liberty3d.com is making an effort archive and make available to the LightWave3D community many fan built assets from the series Babylon 5 (B5). In this free to download collection, there are dozens of objects and scene set ups that will allow you to reproduce many wonderful visuals from the mid-1990s series. This is a greatRead More


Practical Production Techniques – Volume 15

In this 15th volume of the Practical Production Techniques series, which contains approximately 1191 (that’s almost 20 hours!) minutes of video, multiple award-winning VFX artist and CG Supervisor Kelly “Kat” Myers takes on the daunting task of rescuing a model originally created in 3DS Max produced by a “Fivver” artist for the short film “Curse of the Phantom Shadow”. The original model being totally unacceptable for production, turning it from “zero to hero” so as to be ready for action in the film would require taking the original model andRead More


LightWave3D 2020.0.2 Released!

Just about 1 hour ago, NewTek’s LightWave Group released the latest in the 2020 series of patches. LightWave3D 2020.0.2 corrects for some very interesting bugs, but also some interesting development path errors made by later versions of LightWave3D such a the elimination of the Ambient Light feature in 2018. It’s now back! Woohoo! We really appreciate this one coming back. While someone once said “There is nothing more real than real”, I would counter with features and functions like this are what give “Movies their magic”.  This is one ofRead More


Boeing 737-700 in LightWave 3D

Check out Catherine Smallwood’s awesome Boeing 737-700 in LightWave 3D format (LWO3 2018+ LWS). Modeled to be technically accurate and look good on camera, this model has all the main fixings of an awesome LightWave3D asset. It is essentially “ready-to-render” in LightWave3D 2018+. Use your own paint scheme or use Catherine’s maps as a guide easily giving your shot or demo or whatever you might need a 737-700 for (AR/VR, games, you name it) a sense of reality without compromise.  Click on any of the image below to check outRead More


C-130 Aircraft

Catherine Smallwood’s Lockheed C-130H Aircraft model in LightWave3D 2018+ ready-to-render form.  Consisting of 175,737 polys, props ready to animate and primary control surfaces capable of being animated.  The aircraft model comes painted in Tennessee Air National Guard colors and includes an easy to use Photoshop version of the paint scheme with UV lines for painting in additional colors.  Makes a great asset for military animations/stills from multiple decades, this workhorse has been in service since the late 1950s and looks to continue for the foreseeable future. Just $49.95USD  


Practical Production Techniques Vol. 14

Kat is back with another exciting installment in the Practical Production Techniques Series! Now in the 14th volume of the series, Kat takes on a shot from a set of 3, from a low budget feature film out of Los Angeles that requires a full photo-realistic CG shot of a Boeing 747 flying over clouds in full 4K at 24 frames per second. Not for the faint of heart, but by using a suite of tools that involves Black Magic Designs Davinci Resolve Studio 16, Andressen Technolgies Syntheyes, NewTek’s LightWave3DRead More


Introduction to Davinci Resolve Fusion Volume One

Do you want to get into Davinci Resolve Fusion? Are you a Fusion user now but not sure how to go about adjust your workflow to Resolve Fusion? Well, you are in luck with this new tutorial series from multiple awarding winning CG Supervisor and VFX artist, Kelly “Kat” Myers. In this first installment, Kat takes on a VFX shot from the shot film “Curse of the Phantom Shadow”, directed by Mark Ross, using Resolve Fusion 16 Studio. Originally shot many years ago on prosumer level equipment in 720p atRead More


Major LightForge Render Network Updates!

Over the last couple of weeks we have been very busy working to improve and provide additional compatibility and capacity of the LightForge Render Network. We have produced a number of videos that LightWave3D users can check out below. Getting Started Guide MDD and Color Space Demo LightWave3D 2018 – 2020.x GI Caches demo StarPro 2.2 – 2.3 LightForge Render Network Demo  


Liberty3d.com Anniversary Sale Extended! – Deep Rising 3 Discount!

We have extended our sale! Join us in celebrating 30 years of amazing LightWave3D history and future greatness during our 10th Anniversary special as Liberty3d.com continues to bring you new training, tools, technology and services to the LightWave3D community. Use our coupon code: 30YearsOfLightWave-10YearsOfLiberty3D to get 30% off your purchases off almost everything in our store until May 31st, 2020. As an extra bonus for LightWave3D users around the world, we have teamed up with Deep FX World to bring you a special 15% off coupon code that you will receive from us afterRead More


LightWave3D 2020.0.1 now available! Get special pricing and goodies exclusively from Liberty3d.com

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LightWave3D 2020.0.1 is now out! The quick and much appreciated release of the 2020.0.1 Update to LightWave3D is now available to LightWave3D 2020 users in their accounts at LightWave3D.com Now with Liberty3D.com you can save on the cost of your upgrade or new seat of LightWave3D 2020.0.1, but you have limited time to take advantage of this discount! Our special ends on May 31st 2020! So act now! If you are upgrading from a previous version and facing a $499.00 Upgrade price from NewTek directly, we can save you someRead More


LightWave3D turns 30! We turn 10!

Join us in celebrating 30 years of amazing LightWave3D history and future greatness during our 10th Anniversary special as Liberty3d.com continues to bring you new training, tools, technology and services to the LightWave3D community. Use our coupon code: 30YearsOfLightWave-10YearsOfLiberty3D to get 30% off your purchases off almost everything in our store until May 1st, 2020. LightWave3D 2020? (and a note from Kat) Yes. It’s coming (there was never a doubt in our minds because, we know). We  know the community is looking forward to details from NewTek regarding the release ofRead More


Valentine’s Day Sale!

Do you love LightWave3D but need to get up to speed on all the latest features or brush up on an area that you are interested in mastering? What about loving the idea of learning a great complimentary tool or plug-in that we do training on that will help improve your skills as an artist? Do you love saving money on our products here at Liberty3d.com? Are you loving the idea of picking up some of our latest titles for 25% off until the 15th of February, so you haveRead More