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Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Vol. Two [KAT]
"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.
Iron Sky Model and Scene Pack Vol. One [KAT]
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.
Lightwave 2018 Bundle- Volumes #1,2,3 [AG]
This bundle includes Lightwave 2018- Volumes #1,2,3 by 3D Instructor Adam Gibson and also includes the same Bonus Content Included if you purchased the volumes separately. Contains 10 hrs. and 53 mins. of Lightwave 2018 training!! Free Bonus Content: Mega Dinosaur Pack-40 Dinosaur 3D Models (Reg. Price $49.95 US).
Fusion for LightWave (2018) Artists - Vol. VII
Kat is back with another installment of the Fusion for LightWave (2018) Artists series! Now in Volume VII (7), Kat walks you through a different workflow that will allow for extremely fast compositing build outs in Fusion 9.02. This method provides artists with an easy way to tackle very complex sets of render passes with multiple buffers in each pass being used, to bring together a photorealistic, real-world VFX shot (although a test)  working with the complete footage and asset package from his upcoming short film, "The Exchange". With over 21GB of additional support materials which include the renders from Lightwave 2018 as well as the footage shot using a RED Scarlet (optional download), the scene and object files, the Fusion comp work-up files and of course the video recordings (primary product download), everything is ready for you to play with, take apart and study. Everything is included. At roughly 266 minutes or just under 4.5 hours in length, this video is jammed packed with helpful workflow techniques for LightWave artists getting into Fusion, working with the new PBR render engine output from LightWave3D 2018 and the "additive/normal" blending mode compositing formula process.
Advanced TurbulenceFD Concepts and Projects: Propulsion [KAT]
In this video Kat shows you how to create two separate types of propulsion effects using TurbulenceFD for LightWave3D. First up, a PAC-3 Missile launcher effect is produced using a freely available model (included) of a Patriot missile battery system. Second, an afterburner effect similar to that which you would see on an F-18 combat fighter jet. Kat takes it further though by showing you how to convert TurbulenceFD's native BCF cache data file to OpenVDB so they can be used with LightWave2018's OpenVDB volume object primitive and rendering system or for use with external rendering solutions such as Octane. With the first project having a run time of almost 120 minutes and the second at approximately 45 minutes this tutorial is jammed packed with useful information for TurbulenceFD users looking to create effects beyond simple smoke or fire while remaining a "get in, get it done and get out" educational experience. Complete project files and work ups are included so you can follow along.
Lightwave 2018- Volume #3- Getting Started III [AG]
In this third volume of 12 volumes 3D Instructor Adam Gibson will not only show you how to get up and started using Lightwave 2018 but will also introduce you to some the new powerful features. A great place to start for beginner Lightwave Users. Some of the Topics Covered: 1) Backdrop Color 2) Gradient Backdrop, 3) SkyTracer 2 Introduction & Basics, 4) Backdrop Images, 5) Spherical Light, 6) Primitive Light *FREE Bonus Content: 1) Free Dinosaur Mega-Pack (Reg. $49.00 US), 2) Free Posed Alien Model.
Practical Production Techniques Vol. 11 - Project Car Commercial [KAT]
In his latest LightWave3D 2018.x video, Kelly "Kat" Myers returns with a great project based title - Practical Production Techniques Vol. 11 - Project Car Commercial. This tutorial is awesome for LightWave3D users who want to know more about how to create a commercial (in this case for a Chrysler 300C) using LightWave3D 2018.x, working with an older asset and updating it to Physically Based Rendering materials, quickly applying native presets in the new shading system to achieve photo-realistic results easily. But this tutorial goes way beyond that as Kat shows you how to rig up a steering assembly and proper wheel rotation system that is lightweight and easy to use. In addition, he also demonstrates how to quickly set up volumetric lights for headlights that look great and are accurate using the new volumetrics system while showing you how to light the car as well. Going even further, however, Kat takes you into the world of previs by setting up multiple cameras for a "commercial" setting, animating them using principles found in cinematography and then working with BMD Davinci Resolve to quickly cut together the preview renders into a 30-second car commercial. From there, quick work is made of translating the edit back to LightWave3D for the final scenes and then eventual render so that you understand the process of how previs gets made into a final edit and what factors into the final requirements for an editor as part of the workflow process that LightWave artists will face in the real-world. This video is just shy of 330 minutes long but takes you from end-to-end using a freely downloadable car from http://www.dmi-3d.net/ and flows across 22 video segments
Fusion for LightWave (2018) Artists - Vol. 6 [KAT]
Kelly "Kat" Myers is back once again with the first LightWave 2018 specific tutorial in the Fusion for LightWave Artists series. In "Fusion for LightWave (2018) Artists - Vol. 6" Kat breaks down a huge amount of information regarding the new AOV (Arbitrary Object Value) buffer system in LightWave3D 2018. This 11 part video tutorial contains information not covered in Kat's previous videos in this series or any of his other titles to date. Areas covered include the new coverage buffer and how to make use of it in Fusion and the power of masks. Learn how to relight objects using Normals saved from LightWave3D 2018 while getting up to speed on how to compositing using material generated from the new shading and rendering engine to achieve true, "back to beauty" results exported from exrTrader 2018 and showing how the buffers correspond to the native buffer saving system. Kat takes it even further however with demonstrating different uses for the shadow buffer that many artists unaware of. Learn about the power of Light Groups in LightWave 2018 and how to properly composite them together and why this functionality is so important to the CG pipeline process. Using just a single render pass with buffers, Kat builds out a composite in Fusion that will blow your mind as to what can be achieved in the compositing process! At a runtime of approximately 333 minutes, this title is an essential "must have" for anyone who is looking to take the next step into advanced VFX work using CG imagery from LightWave3D 2018 as well as many other packages that produce AOVs.
Fusion for LightWave Artists Vol. 5 - Curse of the Phantom Shadow [KAT]
In Fusion for LightWave Artists Vol. 5 - "Curse of the Phantom Shadow", Kelly "Kat" Myers takes you through a CG+Live action footage mixed VFX shot from the short film by Mark Ross. This tutorial is rather advanced but even first time users of Fusion can benefit from this title and the massive amount of information that Kat passes onto you while he builds out the composite in Black Magic Designs Fusion 9.02 Every LightWave artist needs to learn how to composite CG footage into a live action shot and this title is a perfect way to get into doing exactly that. But more importantly, is learning how to deal with footage that is not of the best quality, as Curse of the Phantom Shadow was shot on a first generation Panasonic Lumix GH1 Camera at 720p in 4:2:0 MPEG format on a shoe-string budget in Mark Ross' living room. This is where Rotoscoping comes in and some creative problem solving is needed. Rotoscoping is an essential skill all compositors must have in their tool belt and Kat shows you how to work with Rotosplines for masking of shot video as well as still photographic elements and where and how to make use of them correctly in matte control and keying tools. Corner positioner and lens distortion tools are also discussed as they are used in the comp in rather creative ways to compensate for the way the material was shot in order to get it to "line up" with the CG rendered portion produced in LightWave3D. On the CG elements side of the comp workflow demonstrated in full in this video title, Kat shows you how to take a single render pass from LightWave3D rendered with several basic buffers (provided through exrTrader although LW's native solution works just fine) into Fusion and create bitmap masks for use on Surface/ObjectID tagged portions of the rendered image sequence to isolate them for further independent adjustment. STOP TRYING TO GET EVERYTHING PERFECT IN CAMERA! Do it in comp! Save time by making use of LightWave's render buffer technology and Fusion's ultra-powerful compositing engine, leveraging them both to your advantage and making you a better VFX artist as a result. In this tutorial with an approximate runtime of 165 minutes, Kat takes the shot from "Zero to Hero" and you can follow along every step of the way. Provided as an optional download of just over 4GB of bonus content, the rendered image sequence, live-action blue screen footage and photographic elements as well as the Fusion Flow Comp files used to create the final shot are included. As an extra bonus, for those of you with After Effects and Optical Flares from Video Co-pilot is also provided. This is for a small final element requested by the director to finish off the shot.
TFD Advanced Concepts and Projects: Engine Fire [KAT]
Kat is back with a new installment in the TurbulenceFD Advanced Concepts and Projects Series. This time in “Project Engine Fire”, Kat shows you what goes into setting up a WWII era USAF B-25 with an engine fire effect. This is a real-world shot from the upcoming feature-film (direct-to-video) “Behind the Lines” which is currently in post-production. With a run time of approximately 105 minutes, you get all the info you need to recreate such an effect using LightWave3D (works in 2015.x and 2018.x) and TurbulenceFD from Jawset.com You also get the renders and the Fusion composite flows from Kat for this project so you can play with the render results instead of having to render out things on your own (which can take a wee bit of time). Don’t worry though, if you want to play around with things in LightWave3D and tweak settings and sim things for yourself, we have you covered there, too. The basic geometry and the scene files are included so you have everything you need to follow along and get the exact results you want using the provided materials as a guide! You get almost 4GB of content and learning material, ready to go for just $24.95USD
Lightwave 2018- Volume #2- Getting Started II [AG]
In this second volume of 12 volumes 3D Instructor Adam Gibson will not only show you how to get up and started using Lightwave 2018 but will also introduce you to some the new powerful features. A great place to start for beginner Lightwave Users. Some of the Topics Covered: 1) Autofit Items, 2) Parenting Scene Items, 3) Cloning Scene Items & Hierarchies, 4) Keyframing Basics for Animation, 5) Glow Filter, 6) Volumetrics Lights Node Introduction, 7) New Lightwave 2018 Light Features!! FREE Bonus Content: 1) Environment Maps- Volume #1 (40 Environment Maps)- 4096 x 2048 pixels, 2) Environment Maps- Volume #2 (10 Environment Maps)- 4096 x 2048 pixels.
AR Portfolio 2.2 [CW]
A pre-configured platform to rapidly build an augmented reality app around your 3D models.
Adobe Fuse for LightWave Artists [PN]
Phil Nolan walks you through the finer points of creating a character in Adobe Fuse and how to export and make them work in LightWave3D (2015.3 and prior). This is a great tutorial for artists who want to dabble in Character Animation without having to drown themselves in the process with creating custom rigs or sets ups. Adobe Fuse does it for you while working with Miximo for adding animations to the characters you create! This is complete tutorial providing end to end project details so you are up and running fast!
AR-Showcase-Factory
Augmented Reality Showcase construction kit for Android, using LightWave 2018, Unity3D, and ARCore.
Lightwave 2018- Volume #1- Getting Started I [AG]
In this first volume of 12 volumes 3D Instructor Adam Gibson will not only show you how to get up and started using Lightwave 2018 but will also introduce you to some the new powerful features. A great place to start for beginner Lightwave Users. Some of the Topics Covered: 1) User Interface Basics, Viewports, Image Editor, Importing Models, Item Animation Tools, PBR (Spec/Gloss & Metallic) Node Basics, VDB Import, Volumetric Primitives, Shape Primitives, Buffer Drop Down List, Surface Noise Removal, Creating an Asteroid, Making Rocky Terrains, and Render Basics. Running Time: 4 hrs. 23 mins., High Quality (Screen-Res 1920 x 1080 pixels) , Video Format: MP4 (.mp4), Level: Beginner. Topics Covered: 1) User Interface Basics, Viewports, Image Editor, Importing Models, Item Animation Tools, PBR (Spec/Gloss & Metallic) Node Basics, VDB Import, Volumetric Primitves, Shape Primitives, Buffer Drop Down List, Surface Noise Removal, and Render Basics. Running Time: 4 hrs. 23 mins., High Quality (Screen-Res 1920 x 1080 pixels) , Video Format: MP4 (.mp4), Level: Beginner.
ARKit - Augmented Reality for LightWave 2018 [CW]
Augmented Reality introduction for iPhone and iOS devices, using LightWave 2018, Unity3D, and ARKit.
TFD for LightWave3D - Conventional Weapons Pack [KAT]
The long-awaited Conventional Weapons Pack for TFD for LightWave3D Volume 1. is now available! Check it out... Priced at just $39.95 this package is a great deal. Over 40 individual and unique examples plus the work up files are included in this pack and that's less than a dollar per scene. Most are render/sim ready for you to load up and make use of as you see fit in your own scenes. Included in this package are scene file folderscontaining the scenes categorized ccording to the type of explosion or effect. Description of their contents listed as follows: - Abrams (Tank cannon barrel demo example) - FlakBursts (Ranging in style from conventional Anti-Aircraft flak guns to "Galactica style" flak, even though that was all done with HVs. A total of 11 are included plus the work up files so you can learn from them and the process that went into creating them) - FlashBang (Simple flash bang example, simply add your own point or spherical light in the center of the detonation, animate it to go "Off" with the explosion and you are good to go! BREACH! BREACH!) - Grenades (Fragmentation type although your interpretation of that may vary. These can easily be repurposed for RPG impacts or other weapons). - IEDs (Five IED examples constructed from reference material of real combat video from Iraq and Afganistan. These range from small to hurt locker level.) - LandMines\Anti-Personnel (Similar to the IED examples, these are also built from reference video from actual combat and are built off of two real-world mine types that are anti-personnel in purpose. M-14AP and M-16AP mines are standard US arsenal mines and used by militaries around the world. They can be used any way you see fit though so don't limit your imagination. 11 mines are included in this package.) - Smoke Grenades (Several smoke grenades are included in this package which includes one for tear gas, RGB colors each and a basic generic setup as well.) MP4 videos have been included for easy reference and can be found in the "Renders" folder. They are listed as follows: FlakBurst_One_R03 FlakBurst_Two_R02 FlakBurstEight_R02 FlakBurstEleven_R02 FlakBurstFive_R01 FlakBurstFour_R01 FlakBurstNine_R02 FlakBurstSeven_R02 FlakBurstSix_R01 FlakBurstTen_R01 FlakBurstThree_R01 FlashBang_R01 FragementationGrenadeThree_R01 FragementationGrenadeTwo_R01 FragmentationGrenade_R01 FragmentationGrenadeThree_R02 FragmentationGrenadeThree_R03 IED_Five_R03 IED_One_R01 IED_Four_R02 IED_Three_R03 IED_Two_R10 M1AbramsTank_BasicSetUp_R09 M-14AP_Mine_Five_R02 M-14AP_Mine_Four_R02 M-14AP_Mine_R04 M-14AP_Mine_Six_R01 M-14AP_Mine_Three_R01 M-14AP_Mine_Two_R01 M-16AP_MineFive_R01 M-16AP_MineFiveR01 M-16AP_MineFour_R01 M-16AP_MineOne_R01 M-16AP_MineOneB_R01 M-16AP_MineThree_R01 M-16AP_MineTwo_R01 M-16AP_MineTwoB_R01 SmokeGrenade_Green_R01 SmokeGrenade_TearGas_R01 SmokeGrenade_Two_R01 SmokeGrenadeBlue_R01 SmokeGrenadeOne_R03 SmokeGrenadeRed_R01
Lightwave 2015- Getting Started in FiberFX- Volume #1 [AG]
Hey Kids!! Things are about to get very Hairy!! and Furry!! In this four volume training series 3D Instructor Adam Gibson will show you how to add Hair, Fur, Grass, and other cool Fibrous detail to your 3D Characters and 3D Models using Lightwave 3D's powerful Fur & Hair System!! FiberFX is a fairly deep package with a lot of great features/options. Lots of Buttons and Controls to tackle. With that being said it can very scary and confusing to get started without getting lost or frustrated. This four volume course is specifically designed to help beginner 3D students get started quickly through easy to follow tool-based and small project-based video chapters!! FREE Bonus Content: 3D Practice Character Models are included in the digital download. *(Free Tiger, Elephant, Rhino, Human Female and Puff-Ball character models included!!) Learn the tools to make all sorts of traditional, wild and messy hairdos!! Easily create that "Bed-Head" look!!
Lightwave 2015 Bundle Pack (12 Volumes) & Bonus Content- [AG]
This Lightwave 2015 Bundle Pack includes 12 Volumes on various Lightwave topics by 3D Instructor Adam Gibson. Products Included in the bundle: Lightwave 2015- Volume #1-Getting Started I, Lightwave 2015- Volume #2-Getting Started II, Lightwave 2015- Volume #3-Getting Started III, Lightwave 2015- Volume #4-Getting Started IV, Lightwave 2015- Volume #5-Getting Started V, Lightwave 2015- Volume #6-Getting Started VI, Lightwave 2015- Volume #7-Particles & HyperVoxels I, Lightwave 2015- Volume #8-Particles & HyperVoxels II, Lightwave 2015- Volume #9-UV Mapping, Lightwave 2015- Volume #10-Surfacing, Lightwave 2015- Volume #11-Character Rigging for Beginners, Lightwave 2015- Volume #12-Modeling for Beginners, Dino 3D Model Pack, Creature Eyes Pack, & 100 Sci-Fi Alpha Brush Collection- Volume #1.
Lightwave 2015- Volume #12- Modeling for Beginners [AG]
This course is designed specifically for those who are beginners in 3D modeling and also for those who may have had some difficulty in understanding the concepts of 3D modelling.  Lightwave has a massive set of great modeling tools but most beginners are overwhelmed and don't know where to start. In this video training course 3D Instructor Adam Gibson takes you through the most important modeling tools to get you up and running fast for your own projects. Polygonal and Sub-D Modeling tools/concepts will be a covered along a with a full project-based creature modeling journey from concept art to a finished modeled beast. Tips and tricks on how to quickly Sculpt and Shape Sub-D Body Parts (Torso, Arms, Legs, Claws, Tails, Heads, Teeth), Importing Reference Concept Art, Mastering the Use of Basic Tools (Move, Rotate, Drag, Stretch, Knife Tool, Band-Saw Pro, Extender Plus). *Bonus: Content Folder Included that contains the Creature Model files and Reference Concept Art from the video tutorial. Running Time: 14 hrs. 5 mins., High Quality (Screen-Res 1920 x 1080 pixels), Video Format: MP4 (.mp4), Level: Beginner.
Advanced TurbulenceFD For LightWave3D - Masks and Fuel Masks [KAT]
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 Fuel mask 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 controlled in any way you want. Featuring 5 example scenes that you can breakdown and then apply the techniques in your own shots, "Advanced TurbulenceFD For LightWave3D - Masks and Fuel Masks" is a great value to anyone looking to step up their game with TurbulenceFD and or need ideas of how to go about taking what they have learned so far in the series and rounding out their knowledge so they can take on any challenge head-on.
Current Rigging Concepts [RR]
Character rigging is faster and easier than it has ever been, Current Rigging Concepts teaches the entire character rigging workflow in a single convenient learning product.
Practical Production Techniques Vol  1 - 10 Super Bundle
Kat has put together 10 of his Practical Production Techniques videos into a super bundle! Get up to speed fast on everything from surface baking to polygon reduction for games and VR/AR production as well as how to construct your shots for big space battles or mysterious nebula scenes and much much more in this bundle for a great low price! Here is a list of the videos you get! Practical Production Techniques Vol. One Practical Production Techniques Vol. Two Practical Production Techniques Vol. Three Practical Production Techniques Vol. Four Practical Production Techniques Vol. Five Practical Production Techniques - Vol. 6 Advanced Surface Baking Practical Production Techniques - Vol. 7 Advanced Surface Baking Part II Practical Production Techniques - Vol. 8 Capital Ship Combat Techniques Practical Production Techniques - Vol. 9 Polygon Reduction Practical Production Techniques Vol. 10 - Project Smoke Monster
Adam's Crazy (Summer 2017) 3D Bundle Pack [AG]
This Massive 3D Bundle contains: Lightwave 2015 Bundle Pack- (Volumes #1 to #11), DDO for Lightwave Users- Bundle Pack (Volumes #1 to #7), 3d Coat 4 Ultimate Bundle- 23 Volumes, Substance Painter for Lightwave Users Bundle- Volumes #1 to #8, Sci-Fi Alpha Brush Collection Volumes #1 & 2, Dinosaur Mega-Pack.
Lightwave 2015 Bundle Pack- (Volumes #1 to #11)- [AG]
This Lightwave 2015 Bundle contains: Volumes #1 to #11 and Bonus Content.
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