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TreeSketch 2 for iPad to LightWave 3D

The other day I downloaded the TreeSketch 2.0 app for iPad and I’ve just spent some time getting to know it. I’ve used my fair share of tree generating apps over the years. Vue, Onyx and X-Frog comes to mind as well as LightWave plugins like Tree/Leaves generator and DP_Verdure. While all of them good…

Weirdly shaped tree with yellow and red leaves
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Update: The party is over, the Dare to Share Challenge has reached the goal! The price is back to normal again.

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LightWave Core Feature List Revealed

Today NewTek revealed the feature list of LightWave CORE publicly that will be released in Q1 2010. I’m very happy that I joined the beta program of CORE back in march/april and have had the privilege to play, have input, and see this new application develop and take shape during the course of 2009. Very…

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Color Management for CG Artists Update

I’ve made a massive update to the Color Management article I posted about a month ago, now it spans a whopping 8 pages. The article is expanded with a full color managed workflow for LightWave 3D with display proofing, a generic color managed workflow for all other 3D applications that lacks full color management. A…

Color Gamuts
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Color Management: Wide Gamut Displays in a CG Workflow

Everything you always wanted to know about color management but were afraid to ask.
I’ve recently done some extensive research about color management, ICC profiling, “mysterious” color changes when leaving Photoshop and how it applies to a 3D workflow, as well as photo or film workflows…

Color Gamuts
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Modo 401 is Here! Yey!

I just wanted to share my joy, modo 401 was released today. Woohoo! I’m downloading my update as I type and am very excited to take this new baby for a spin. Thank god that Luxology utilizes BitTorrent for a release like this, otherwise I guess the download would take forever… To be honest, I…

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Get Ready – More LightWave Excitement, NewTek Core

LightWave 9.6 has barely left the building (released just 2 days ago), when NewTek drops the next bomb. The excitement builds up at NewTek Core. Guess we’ll soon know more about the next major leap for LightWave. They sure are busy bees over at NewTek these days, and it has never been more interesting and…

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It’s Here, LightWave 3D 9.6

LightWave 3D 9.6… Woohoo! I just wanted to add a shout out that version 9.6 has been released today and are available to download at NewTek. I’m so happy with this release, as about every quirk I had with 9.5 is gone. Actually there is over 600 fixes and feature requests implemented in 9.6. It’s…

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LightWave 3D 9.5 Released

Siggraph is over for this year, and as always there’s been plenty of announcements and releases within our industry this week. Vue 7 and ZBrush 3.5 was announced and I’m looking forward to further information about these releases, especially the new ZBrush release, which I suspect will be awesome, once again! The new Mudbox version…

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P3dO Explorer

I’ve been beta testing a new 3d/image browsing software from Senosoft. It’s turning out awesome with support for all high end formats like OpenEXR, FLX and HDR. Lot’s of things are in the works for it. It’s a very interesting development for coming versions of this software. And Yarp is just the greatest guy, and…

P3DO Explorer
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