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Thursday, December 18, 2014

OSCAR PALMA AT LIGHTWAVE3D


Interesting article at LIGHTWAVE3D.COM about my friend Oscar Palma. He is at  this moment looking for a job, so if you are interested in hiring a great LW, this is the moment :)


Demoreel:


reelOP2014 from OP3D on Vimeo.



Nice spot with FX done using Lightwave3D:


ShopClues from OP3D on Vimeo.


Oscar Palma's Facebook site

Sunday, December 14, 2014

SPECIAL OFFER: LWO MODELS



Interesting offer by My3DTools. You can buy 50 models (lwo objects) ready for use in production only for 34.95$  (about 25 euros) if the sales goal is reached (if not, your money will be refund). Take a look

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Interesante oferta por My3DTools . Podéis comprar 50 modelos por 39.95 dólares (unos 25 euros) listos para usar en producción si el objetivo de compras se consigue (si no se os devolverá el dinero). Echad un vistazo


Saturday, December 13, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

HOLIDAY CHALLENGE 2014!!

Winner 2013 David Agüero

The challenge begins on December 2, 2014 and ends at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time on Monday, December 29, 2014. 
All  works in progress (WIPs) can be posted to the LightWave Contest Facebook page  at https://www.facebook.com/3DContest. 
Final entries should be marked "FINAL" and posted to the LightWave Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/LightWave3D.
We will create an album of FINAL submissions on the  LightWave Facebook page to share with everyone. All FINAL entries must be time stamped by 11:59 pm CST on  Monday December 29, 2014 to be officially entered. 
The challenge is open to all LightWave 3D artists worldwide.

Please take a look: more info
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Por favor, echad un vistazo: Más información


Rebellion from OP3D on Vimeo.
One of the 2013 challenge winners, Oscar Palma


 Lightwave 2015,Nevronmotion and Chronosculpt are the prizes

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

FREE NORMAL MAPS CREATION



XNORMAL
Freeware. Here you can get tutorials








SMARTNORMAL
Online normal map creator











SHADERMAP  
Not free but not expensive. Cool interface and nice results. Demo available

LIGHTWAVE 2015 IS COMING!!





Lightwave 2015 TRIAL

More info

'LightWave 2015 is the latest iteration of the world’s easiest and most reliable 3D software. LightWave 2015 provides the tools that you need to solve your animation and design challenges with numerous new workflow enhancements and features designed to streamline your creative process. Top studios to independent artists around the world all agree, some jobs are impossible to deliver with any other 3D package. When faced with tight deadlines and overly complex pipelines, you can count on LightWave 2015 to deliver. LightWave 2015 makes the impossible possible for all kinds of projects with its direct and robust workflow. Whether visual effects, motion graphics, game development, architectural visualization, product design or advertising, simplify your creative process with LightWave 2015.'









Thursday, November 13, 2014

MEDIS NORTE



A Spanish company I worked for: MEDIS NORTE. Nice Lightwave stuff there. You can watch their reel HERE

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Una empresa española con la que colaboro a veces: MEDIS NORTE.

Podéis ver la reel AQUÍ




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

SOMNIART3D: FUSION 7 FREE - GRATIS



Thank you, Andres

SOMNIART3D: ¿FUSION 7 GRATIS?: Aún estoy sorprendico, BlackMagic adquiere,fusion y en menos que canta un gallo Crea FUSION STUDIO por menos de 1000€ y deja gratuito fusion...



You also can get the Manual HERE

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También podéis conseguir el manual AQUÍ

Thursday, November 6, 2014

TUTORIAL: ARM WEIGHTING - WEIGHTS A UN BRAZO






Tutorial about applying weightmaps to an arm using different weights. Spanish language/English subtitles

More rigging tutorials by Newtek

Source files HERE

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Tutorial sobre cómo aplicar weight maps a un brazo siguiendo diferentes métodos.

Más info de rigging en español en SOMNIART

Archivos AQUÍ



Wednesday, November 5, 2014

DPKIT: SPLINE DEFORMER BASICS



Spline deformer basics, from the DPKit by Denis Pontonnier

DPKit can be downloaded from Denis Pontonnier site

You can download the sample files HERE

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Tutorial sobre el uso básico del spline deformer del DPKit de Denis Pontonnier.

El DPKIT lo podéis descargar desde su sitio Web

Podéis descargar los archivos del ejemplo AQUÍ


Sunday, November 2, 2014

PARTS DISAPPEARING - PARTES DESAPARECEN

Thanks Denis Pontonnier



EDIT: Lightwave 9.6 version of this effect. Thanks a lot to Darren Walkers AKA Daforum at NT Forums.

Make an object disappears part by part. Thanks to Denis Pontonnier for helping me to get this effect using DP Kit. I share with you a tutorial explaining it. It's in spanish but with english subtitles. Hope you like it. You can get the source files here

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EDITO: Lightwave 9.6 version de este efecto. Muchísimas gracias a Darren Walkers AKA Daforum en los NT Forums.

Hacer desaparecer un objeto parte por parte. Gracias a Denis Pontonnier por ayudarme a conseguir el efecto usando el DP Kit. Comparto un tutorial explicando cómo hacerlo, en español. Espero que os guste. Podéis conseguir los archivos aquí.




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Garde Impériale: After the Battle

The client allows me sharing some screenshots (thanks, Olivier!) of a VTR from the miniature of a Napoleonic Garde after a battle (that's why he is so dirty :)  )I made for him using LW and Blender for displacements and normals creation.
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El cliente me permite comparir algunas capturas  (¡Gracias, Olivier!) de un VTR de una miniatura Napoleónica de un Guardia imperial "tras la batalla" (de ahí la roña) que me pidió. He utilizado LW y también Blender para la creación de desplazamientos y normales.






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A few screenshots of the model in Modeler and Layout
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Algunas capturas de Modeler y Layout


Basic colback



Pellize and fiberFX parts highlighted.
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Pelliza con sus partes de FiberFX resaltadas.



Three lights (primary,secondary,top)
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Tres luces (primaria,secundaria,top)



Basis model. It was rigged for getting the pose.
Adjusted later as morph since it's not animated
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Modelo básico. Fue riggeado para conseguir la pose.
Después se creó un morph de la misma y se ajustó, ya que no iba a ser animado



FiberFx panel. Very unstable yet.
I used a weight to mix red and green colors
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Panel FiberFX, muy inestable aún.
Usé un weight map para mezclar los colores rojo y verde.



Basic sabre



Sabretache




Wireframe



3DXYZ - FREE PRESETS FOR LIGHTWAVE


 3DXYZ is the site where you will find presets for LIGHTWAVE. Thanks to Lightwiki stuff for doing our life easier.

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3DXYZ es el sitio donde encontrar presets para LIGHTWAVE. Gracias a la gente de Lightwiki por hacer la vida más fácil.




WEIGHTER 2.0 BY LIBERTY3D




Liberty3D is offering WEIGHTER 2.0 as a commercial plugin for manage weights,geometry maps, morph maps even UV's. You can watch below a video where Petter Sundnes from MENTALFISH uses WEIGHTER 2.0




Weighter 2 by Alexandre Labedade from Petter Sundnes on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RENDER OUT MAGAZINE



A Spanish magazine about CG. Free and full of amazing content. You can download all the issues at RENDER OUT SITE

Thanks to the CG artist Marco Antonio Delgado's effort

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 Una revista en español sobre CG. Gratis y llena de contenidos buenísimos. Podéis descargar todos los números en la web de RENDER OUT

Gracias al esfuerzo del artista CG Marco Antonio Delgado

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

ANATOMY FOR EVERYBODY



Nice thread at NT Forums about anatomy. Here you are a few resources links (there are many more in that thread) about that.

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Un interesante post en los foros de Newtek sobre anatomía. Ahí abajo quedan unos cuantos enlaces (aunque en el tema hay algunos más) con recursos sobre anatomía.



ANATOMY ATLASES

ANATOMY EN PINTEREST

ANATOMY IMAGES (...and textures,references,etc)

ANATOMY FOR SCULPTORS











Wednesday, September 10, 2014

FLOW, FLOW, FLOW!



Digital Modeling is one of my favourite books. Written by William "Proton" Vaughan it helps you to get a correct mesh in your models: a nice flow.

You can read an article about the modeling flow in this pdf at PUSHINGPOINTS.COM

Don't forget to visit the site Hippydrome I use to recommend in this blog.

I have created also a Pinterest page where I share the most interesting topologies I find in the web

And combine them with the other Pins about modeling




Digital Modeling es uno de mis libros favoritos. Escrito por William "Proton" Vaughan te ayuda un montón a afrontar tus modelos vigilando siempre el flow o fluir de la malla.

Podéis leer (inglés) un artículo sobre el flow en modelado en este artículo en pdf en PUSHINGPOINTS.COM

No olvidéis visitar Hippydrome que siempre recomiendo en este blog.

También he creado Una página en Pinterest donde comparto los mejores wireframes o mallas que encuentro en la web

Podéis combinarlos con esta otra página de Pins sobre modelado


Monday, September 8, 2014

NEW TRAILER "TOM LITTLE"

Lighting, shading,fx and rendering using Lightwave 3D
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Iluminación, shading, fx y render usando Lightwave 3D


Sunday, September 7, 2014

UV CREEPER



More Japanese Magic: UV Creeper, to create UV from tube-like objects. Take a look to the tutorials below.
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Más magia Japonesa: UV Creeper, para crear UV's de objetos cilíndricos o similar. Echad un vistazo a los tutos de abajo.



By DJ Waterman





By Erikals

Saturday, September 6, 2014

EYES CREATION TIPS



Not LW but easily LW applicable in this 3DTOTAL tutorial by Krishnamurti Martins Costa

And below "Proton" Vaughan tutorials about rigging  and oval eyes creation, 100% LW

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Sin ser LW directamente, fácilmente trasladable, un tutorial de 3DTOTAL por Krishnamurti Martins Costa

Y ahí abajo tutoriales de "Proton" Vaughan sobre rigging y creación de ojos ovales.




Thursday, September 4, 2014

BOAT IN THE SEA - BARCO FLOTANDO

Copyright by LINO GRANDI

"How could I get that effect??" A few links:

Tutorial by NT forums user Cageman using H.O.T

H.O.T plugin

An interesting plugin by Segelson:  SP_Floater
(By the way, take a look to their site)

Here, at NT Forums you can find a sample scene developed by MUNKY based on an old Benjamin Smith tutorial

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"¿Cómo consigo ese efecto?" Unos links


Tutorial por el usuario de los foros NT Cageman usando H.O.T

H.O.T plugin

Un interesante plugin de Segelson:  SP_Floater
(Echadle un vistazo a su web)

Aquí en los NT Forums podéis encontrar una escena creada por MUNKY basada en un viejo tutorial de  Benjamin Smith

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

LWER: ERNEST CHAN



Ernest Chan is not only a great artist but also an active member of NT forums that helps anybody when you are in trouble using LW. This is his reel.

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Ernest Chan no solo es un pedazo de artista sino que también ayuda a todo aquel que se pasa por los foros de NT con problemas. Esta es su reel



Ernest Chan Animation Reel from Ernest Chan on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HURLEY WORKS' ADVANCED PLACEMENT



Probably you can get the same result using other techniques, but not so fast: HURLEY WOTKS' ADVANCED PLACEMENT (commercial, not free) place the objects you want where you want. Take a look to the videos below.

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Posiblemente puedes conseguir los mismos resultados usando otras técnicas, pero no tan rápido. HURLEY WOTKS' ADVANCED PLACEMENT (de pago/ no gratuito) colocará lo que tú quieres donde tú quieres. Para comprenderlo mejor echa un vistazo en los vídeos de abajo.



Friday, August 29, 2014

FREE APARTMENT MODEL





Another amazing thread at NT Forums!

FREE APARTMENT MODEL by Jordi Van der Meer at Nvusdesigns

A bunch of links (THANKS, "MAGICIAN" ERIKALS!!!) like resources,tutorials,more models,etc

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¡Otro increible tema en los foros de NT!

MODELO DE APARTAMENTO GRATIS por Jordi Van der Meer en Nvusdesigns

Un montón de links (GRACIAS, "MAGO" ERIKALS!!!) como recursos, tutoriales, más modelos, etc


Thursday, August 14, 2014

RENDERMAN FOR LIGHTWAVE



UPDATED: Some facts about the LiRis project:
- RenderMan/RIS plugin for LightWave3D is a personal project to support the Pixar new RIS rendering technology inside the LighWave3D Layout application using the same external render technology used by the Arnold and Octane plugins.
- It is designed to support the new RenderMan/RIS technology, not the old "scanline" RenderMan.
- The plugin is going to be released as commercial product along 2015. Commercial details and prices are not decided yet. Demo and perhaps non commercial plugins are also scheduled to be released along 2015.
- The plugin is currently under development, and there aren't beta or demo versions yet.


Yeah, Renderman for LW is coming. Thanks, Juanjo González
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Pues sí, RENDERMAN en camino. Gracias Juanjo González


LiRis RenderMan/RIS renderer for LightWave3D. Alpha version preview. from juanjgon on Vimeo.



LiRis RenderMan/RIS renderer for LightWave3D. Alpha version preview. from juanjgon on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

LIGHTWAVE 2014 SIGGRAPH WEEK IMAGE CONTEST DAY



The top three artists with the highest number of likes in a single image TODAY, WINS THEIR CHOICE of LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt or NevronMotion software! 

Upload up to 5 of your best LightWave 3D images (MUST BE YOUR ORIGINAL WORK) to our page and we will transfer them to this album during Day 2 of LIGHTWAVE SIGGRAPH 2014 WEEK.

The top three artists with the highest number of likes in a single image, wins their choice of LightWave 11.6, ChronoSculpt or NevronMotion software.

IMAGE SUBMISSIONS CLOSE AT 8:00 PM (Central Standard Time) today Wed., August 13.

VOTING CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT tonight (Central Standard Time) - Wed. August 13

All images that are transferred from our page stream will be credited with the number of likes they have received up to that point.

BRING ON THE AWESOMENESS!

OK, I'm there with the "Just for fun" but, please, vote what you like it, of course :)

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

LIGHTWAVE3D MAGAZINE # 3

Copyright Lorenzo Zitta


The LIGHTWAVE 3D # 3  magazine it's online now.  You can read about tutorials, Sharknadoo 2,  nice pictures like the amazing octopus by Lorenzo Zitta and more...

 By the way, interesting article about the production of the animation feature film "Tom Little" in which I worked :) at Ficcion Producciones.


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El número 3 de la revista LIGHTWAVE 3D ya está on line.  Tutoriales, Sharknadoo 2,  imágenes varias como el pulpo de Lorenzo Zitta y más.

Y de paso, comentar que también se habla de "Meñique" producción en la que he colaborado :) en Ficcion Producciones.

LIGHTWAVE 3D - SIGGRAPH 2014



From Lightwave3D site:

"The LightWave 3D Group will be unveiling to the 3D community its very own LightWave Showcase the week of SIGGRAPH, August 12-14, 2014. It will feature stellar how-to LightWave tutorials from top artists, outstanding new interviews with studios and artists, and of course, the debut of our LightWave 2014 show reel!"

More info here. You can get a Lw, Chronosculpt or Nevronmotion license wit your artwork :)