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Last Day to save! I’m having a Kat Flash Sale! Get 50% off all of my products until the end of Oct 15th (that’s tomorrow!) Here is the coupon code: KatsFlashSaleOct so make sure to use it in the check out! Act now so you don’t miss out. Evertything from bundles to preset packs, image packs, and my model sets are on sale with the coupon code: KatsFlashSaleOct Check out all the awesome goodies here.


Kat’s DTLV Texture Pack Vol. 1

Kat spent a good while walking around the Downtown Las Vegas area taking these lovely photographs for you that are perfect for textures in use with just about any 3D program on the planet, especially LightWave3D. You get:Brick = 16CamoGrass = 16Cement = 34DirtSan =56Metalics = 115Misc = 9PlasterStucco = 46StoneRocks = 16Woods = 114That’s 422 images ready for you to drop into a program such as Materializer (Materializer example project included!) to create your texture sets from for PBR use in just about any modern rendering engine such asRead More


Kat’s LW 2020 Presets Vol. 1. Glass, Gemstones, General Metals

Get awesome new surface presets covering Glass, Gemstones and General Metals! 55 Presets (.pst files) for Glass and Gems featuring smooth, double sided, opaque settings that range from physically accurate to stylized art deco materials. For metals, (mostly Conductor Material Based) Kat has included 28 amazing metal presets that serve as an amazing basis for your object/scene surfacing needs or are directly ready to go with optimizations for rendering cleanly under almost all scenarios as quickly as possible. All presets were made in LW 2020.0.3 but should load in anyRead More


Get 30% off during our Annual Back to School Sale here at Liberty3D.com!

Back to school with Liberty3D.com has never been better! Save 30% on almost everything in the store from August 26th until September 8th, 2021 by using the coupon code: L3D2021BTSSaving include all titles in the store plus many bundles, assets and more! We have several new things for you to check out plus more coming including LW 2018+ presets and a huge texture library from Kat later today! As we move into the fall, now is a great time to pick up all the tutorials and bits that you mayRead More


PD Howler 2022.1 Joins the Liberty3d.com Family!

PD Howler 2022.1 “Natural media painting, video, animation, 3D, visual effects”Experience breakthrough real-time howling performance in your image painting! We are always wanting to assist in the development and marketing/sales of great CG art tools and the support of developers who make them so we have teamed up with Dan Ritchie, the developer of PDHowler to do just that. One of the things I’ve immediately discovered with PDHowler is just how fast you can paint something out that looks great. Also, it can export to animated GIF, .AVI, WMV formatsRead More


Ultra Bundle! Practical Production Techniques Vol. 1 – 20!

Yes, you read that right. After all we know how much you love bundles from Liberty3D.com. Get all 20 (current total as of August 17th, 2021) video titles of Kat’s Practical Production Techniques Series for the low bundled price of  just $249.00USD which is a massive savings if you bought all of these titles separate which would be $546.25USD! That’s a super awesome deal saving you 300 bucks! How kick ass is that meow? Get The Ultra Practical Production Techniques Vol. 1 – 20 Bundle now for just $249.00USD


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


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!

LightWave 2020 logo

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