Object packs for use in your 3D projects
Practical Product Techniques Vol. 21 VFX Editing and Previs in Resolve Studio and LightWave3D is a 20-part (+ bonus videos) Tutorial on subject matter that Kat has been wanting to teach for sometime. The Art of VFX Editing and Previs within the context of a real production of shots for Curse of the Phantom Shadow as the last sequence in the short film to be tackled is at hand! Over 80 shots to be finished though, makes it on the surface, seem like a daunting task.
Fear not! Kat discussed in detail the process, logic behind VFX editing, shot count systems in popular use with LightWave3D for decades and why they are still used today, and how even a small team of artists needs it to stay organized and not discouraged.
Featuring new tool tips and tricks working in Davinci Resolve 18 Beta2 and LightWAve3D 2020.0.3 This video covers a lot and includes content!
Originally Built in LightWave3 5.6 on my SGI 02 workstation back in 2002, for the Canadian Army via a tech company in Vancouver that I was sub-contracting with, The NATO Alliance Medium Girder Bridge is a standard all aluminum mobile field bridge system for crossing rivers, creaks, gorges, you name it. It is used by all member NATO countries Armies and is typically deployed in theater in under an hour for the Single Stack Configuration and under 3 hours for the Double Stack Configuration depending on conditions by army engineers. It can support everything from APC to Abrams Tanks and its completely assembled if needed, by hand.
Updated for use in LightWave3D 2015 and LightWave3D 2020, you can use this pair of bridges in your military themed production.
It is not UVed and comes only with simply applied projection mapping and minimal texturing. It is provided in “Standard” colors, Weathered and Winter Theme via the Surface Libraries I have included for use in LightWave3D 2020.
Meet ViC-B1, your multi-functional household robot and new best friend! Whether it’s helping with chores or just keeping you company, this mechanical marvel does it all! Okay, it’s just a simple-to-assemble 3D printed resin model kit that brings to mind some retro-futuristic robot designs.
This is a .zip file with several .stl files in it including separate pieces both with and without supports for resin printers.
Notice: This is NOT a toy! This contains small parts that could be a choking hazard and is breakable.
This is for personal, non-commercial use. If you would like to produce these for others for money, contact us and we will work out a deal.
DOWNLOAD STL files for 3D Printing
Includes pre-supported version for resin 3D printers
Stands about 3 inches tall with the full canopy and antenna
Not a toy – Contains small parts and can be delicate.
Please note, this product was designed and produced for 3D Printing. While you could load the stl files into animation/rendering software there are no textures included. Furthermore, the license prohibits resale and distribution of the files, selling completed models (without first contacting dwburman), and using this as a main or speaking character in any digital media.
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 great collection for anyone with a copy of LightWave3D going back to version 5.6 (if not earlier but we haven’t tested this) to LightWave3D 2015.3. Later versions of LightWave3D may cause some pretty serious breakage of certain textures, and – volumetric engine or weapons fire effects rigs, so be warned! This doesn’t mean that they cannot be reproduced using later versions of LightWave3D. They can, it just takes a bit of work.
While we can’t list everything here, these are some highlights.
Included in this collection:
EA Badger StarFury F3D Release
big flying saucer
These and many more are included in this collection. They are provided “As Is” and where possible as they seem to be preserved from their original states produced by fans, credit for the authors is included in readme.txt files for most.
Boeing 737-700 in LightWave 3D [Cat]
Catherine Smallwood’s Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
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.
C-130H Hercules for using LightWave3D. Made of 175,737 polygons, this detailed replica of the Lockheed C-130H Hercules has the major control surfaces separated but not animated, propellers are in their own layers with pivot points set for rotation in your animations or still images. The model comes painted in the Tennessee Air National Guard color scheme. For repainting the model easily, a Photoshop PSD file is included with the basic layers and the UV Mapping images. The rear door edges are modeled into the aircraft, but not separated and a simple interior is placed inside if you wanted to finish the cargo doors.
Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Vol. Three, features two very special ships from the feature film “Iron Sky”.
First up, the Russian “Mir” which is a proverbial kit bash if there ever was one in science fiction, the “Mir” from Iron Sky is it. A reflection of the horrific (if not always fully of surprises) state of Soviet and later Russian Federation space programs this ship combines what was supposed to the “burn up and splashdown” re-entry disposed of space station of Taco Bell publicity stunt fame fa few years back. That and spare parts of just about anything the Soviets and later the Russian Federation space programs shot into orbit. Meticulously detailed in many places, while head scratching in a few others where details could have been really been driven towards, the “Mir” in Iron Sky is a border line capital ship and the direct opposite of the USS George W. Bush scene in the film. It’s primary weapon is in effect, a Particle Projection Cannon with its power source said to be re-purposed nuclear material from failed Mars missions, or orbital nuclear weapons platforms. Take your pick. With the “Mir” you probably would be right with both. “It came in pieces” so to speak, and the primary weapon system is a frontal assault type, more than likely intended to strike at ground based targets such as ICBM silos, power plants, critical infrastructure or ocean faring weapons platforms such as American Aircraft Carriers and their support ships.
Fully rigged, this model and scene set up for LightWave 2015.3 (and previous versions going back to 10.1) has been checked and ready for you to play around with and study. It includes the original engine system and PPC weapon rig used in the feature film. Please note, the final effect was treated heavily in post and color corrected to the final result one sees in the picture.
Next up is the controversial, almost lost to several hard drive crashes and idiots with lawyers and market courts with no concept of reality… the Japanese “Banzai” Ship. This ship has seen work in 4 different 3D packages. Originally built in 3DSMax, then modified and cleaned up in Modo, before being completely overhauled again in LightWave3D in order to get it it to hero level as picture ready requirements needed to be upped to the best level possible after several shots were added to the feature film shot list with close ups of this ship being called for (because its that’s cool). This meant final work completed including the volumetric engine system and laser bank weapons rigging by Kat himself who also prepared it for destruction/ramming duties in shots found at the end of the picture. A combination of LightWave3D Modeler (mostly Modeler working on the fly during shot set ups) and 3D-Coat was used to produce the damage morphs needed to finish the job. 3 highly skilled VFX artists contributed to the design, construction, and “flight” of this model and it was produced completely independent of the “Production Designer” on the show who interfered constantly, with the VFX process. Maybe that’s why it’s so cool? Yes, because it’s an absolutely original design.
Seb, Tuomas and Kat say “banzai!” mofos!
“The Commonwealth Ships”
Three “Earth Fleet” ships, specifically those from the British Common Wealth as we referred to them on the show are included in Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Volume 2. You get some really awesome craft in this one!
The British “SpitFire”, the Australia “Rooketer” (roo as in kangaroo) and the Canadian “CanadArm3”. Each of which includes their appropriate volumetric engine set-ups and feature animated moving parts with the exception of the CanadArm3 ship which didn’t have any moving parts. These are all “Hero” models, meaning they were the ones used for close up shots and later the base for downres or proxy objects used for shots where they appear in the distance or for previs. These models are an essential starting point to the series of packs being released later where entire shots will be made available to LightWave3D users with the goal of pretty much the entire work done in LightWave3D for the original film, being released. 4K, 6K and even 10K resolution texture maps are included where applicable, matching exactly the way they were used on the show.
After 7 long years, Liberty3D.com is proud to announce the availability of the Iron Sky LightWave3D assets library. Kat has opened up the “vault” and begun to prep each of the main Earth and Moon NAZI ships featured in the first film. These are not baked down, neutered versions of the originals. They ARE the originals! Used in the show!
Initially produced using LightWave 10.1 and early beta versions of LighWave 11, all of the scenes have been pulled forward to LightWave 2015.3 for maximum compatibility. LightWave users from LightWave3D 9.6 to LightWave3D 2015.3 can load these scene files up along with the objects almost by default. Only two 3rd party plug-ins are required; DP Kit and DP Light which are both free to download and use. DB&W’s Material Booster Node may be required for some scenes to load correctly but is not required should you not have it. It is optional but we encourage you to support DB&W by picking up their tools.
LightWave3D 2018 Compatibility is not entirely possible (at least out of the box) due to the massive changes in the rendering, shading and lighting systems in the new versions of LightWave3D. However, Kat is working on that. Most of the basic surfacing will come in with some adjustments using the emulated “layer” system but really it should be rebuit for the new PBR technology in LightWave3D 2018 and beyond. The lighting on the ships, specifically the volumetric lighting systems such as those for the engines of most craft will also have to be adapted to the new render and volumetric technology in Lightwave3D 2018.
These incredibly rare and detailed assets represent thousands of hours of effort to produce and we are offering them exclusively to the LightWave3D community in their original form as an educational initiative. LightWave3D users new and old can study them and learn while also adapting them to their own scenes or making use of them as they see fit for their own reasons. Kat is granting a limited license for use by individual users of LightWave3D and options for commercial use as well.
Several packs are planned and in the works. First up is Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Volume 1.
Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Volume 1.
Three iconic ships are included in Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Volume 1. The USA’s George W. Bush, the Moon NAZI “Tanhauser” Zeppelin and the Moon NAZI Valkyrie. Each of which includes their appropriate volumetric engine set-ups an in the case of the Valkyrie the volumetric gun system which are able to be animated and aimed for firing. These are all “Hero” models, meaning they were the ones used for close up shots and later the base for downres or proxy objects used for shots where they appear in the distance or for previs. These models are an essential starting point to the series of packs being released later where entire shots will be made available to LighWave3D users with the goal of pretty much the entire work done in LightWave3D for the original film, being released. 4K, 6K and even 10K resolution texture maps are included where applicable, matching exactly the way they were used on the show.
This is a set of High Quality Traffic signs objects for LightWave 3D version 11.
Mega-Uber Deal (Contains 55 Video Titles, 2 Texture Packs, 1 Model Pack)
The Mega-Uber Deal is a collection of 55 Video Tutorial Titles by Adam Gibson as well as 2 Texture Packs and 1 Model Collection. It contains 31-LightWave 3D titles, 12-3D Coat titles, 7-ZBrush titles, 4 Modo titles and 2-Photoshop titles. This offer will be available for a Limited Time only.
3D Coat titles
- Dinosaur Sub-D Modeling
- Dinosaur UV Mapping
- Spacecraft Modeling
- Surfacing for Beginners Volume #1
- Surfacing for Beginners Volume #2
- Surfacing for Beginners Volume #3
- Advanced UV Mapping Volume #1
- Advanced UV Mapping Volume #2
- Modeler Volume #1
- Modeler Volume #2
- Modeler Volume #3
- Modeler Volume #4
- Modeler Volume #5
- Modeler Volume #6
- Rigging a T-Rex with Skelegons
- Rigging a T-Rex with Bones
- Animating a Tyrannosaurus
- Sci-Fi Modeling-Interiors Hallways and Corridors
- LW CAD 3.6 Modeling Tools Volume #1
- LW CAD 3.6 Modeling Tools Volume #2
- LW CAD 3.6 Modeling Tools Volume #3
- LW CAD 3.6 Modeling Tools Volume #4
- LW CAD 3.6 Modeling Tools Volume #5
- LW CAD 3.6 Modeling Tools Volume #6
- Rigging a Human
- Animation Essentials-Vol. #1
- Animation Essentials-Vol. #2
- Camera Essentials
- ZBrush 3.1 for Lightwave Users-Volume #1-How to Paint Color
- ZBrush 3.1 for Lightwave Users-Volume #2-Normal Maps
- ZBrush 3.1 for Lightwave Users-Volume #3-Displacement Maps
- 3D Coat -StarFighter Detailing Volume #1 -Normal Maps
- 3D Coat -UV Mapping a StarFighter -Quick Method
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Photo Painting I
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Photo Painting II
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Painting Color
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Normal and Displacement Maps
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Voxel Sculpting:Project Dragon
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-UV Mapping
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Retopology I
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Retopology II-Project Suchomimus
- 3D Coat 3.5 for Lightwave Users-Auto-Retopology
- ZBrush 4 for Lightwave Users-Painting Color
- ZBrush 4 for Lightwave Users-Normal Maps
- ZBrush 4 for Lightwave Users-Displacement Maps
- ZBrush 4- ZApp Link Plugin
- ZBrush 3.1 Creature Sculpting
- ZBrush 3.1 Creature Head Detailing
- ZBRUSH 3.5 -UV Unwrapping-“Mastering UV Master”
- Modo 501 Painting Color-The Essentials
- Modo 501 Modeling Tools(Volume #1)
- MODO 501-Retopology
- MODO 501-Dinosaur UV Mapping
- Photoshop CS4-Basic Training
- Photoshop CS4-Seamless Textures
- Creature Eye Packs- Volume #1
- 2D Sci-Fi Alpha Brush Collection Volume #1
- Dinosaur Mega-Pack (Over 40 Dinosaurs)