NewTek, a worldwide leader of 3D animation and video products, today announced NewTek LightWave™ 11, a powerful new version of its Emmy® Award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 fits into any studio pipeline seamlessly, offering support for Autodesk Geometry Cache and FBX, including pixel-perfect camera matching with Autodesk Maya cameras. It also supports the Unity game engine and Pixologic GoZ ZBrush workflow, making it ideal for all production environments, including smaller specialized studios and individual artists.
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Jackson’s latest video blog highlights just how much he and his team are focusing their energies on getting the 3D right for the new films, the first of which arrives next December.
We’re also treated to some techie insight into shooting 3D at 48 frames per second, twice the usual rate for cinema. Apparently this required the film-makers to paint Mirkwood in bright red and yellow so that the final shots of the famous forest ended up with a slightly hallucinogenic effect.
We have lots of entry level HD Cameras for any budding filmmakers!
With the most accomplished consumer 3D camcorder yet, JVC has taken the lead over all other manufacturers. The Everio GS-TD1 can shoot Full HD frames for each eye, giving it the best 3D image quality on the market. Currently, only the software supplied can take full advantage of the resolution, but this is still the best 3D camcorder currently on the market.
LightWave 10.1 delivers more powerful import and export capabilities with FBX, MDD, and integrated Autodesk Geometry Cache support, a new Skin material node, and more.
LightWave 10.1 with integrated Autodesk Geometry Cache Support gives artists the ability to include or exclude models, morphs, animations, cameras and lights upon export. Other workflow features in LightWave 10.1 offer the ability to import joints as LightWave bones for greater compatibility with other programs; multi-threaded mesh evaluation optimization and sub-d mesh freezing acceleration; linear color space workflow improvements, including new support for .ICC/.ICM monitor profiles, and more.
Additional LightWave 10.1 features include:
Virtual Studio Tools Supports InterSense Virtual Camera Tracking System (VCAM) and 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator 3D mouse, allowing interaction with models and scenes in real time.
FiberFX Hair and fur shader now supports VPR and includes improved speed, stability and displacement handling.
Linear Color Space Workflow Supports custom Look Up Tables (LUTs) for more realistic lighting and compositing flexibility, color space correction for HyperVoxels, XYZ, Lab, RGB and CMYK data, and more.
Updated User Interface Interactive channel sliders, added control for custom colors, and numerous workflow enhancements deliver a more dynamic user experience.
LightWave 10.1 will be available to registered users of LightWave 10 in the second quarter of 2011.
In this tutorial we will cover the basics of 3D in After Effects. You’ll learn to turn any layer into 3D as well as create 3D lights and cameras. We will also take a look at depth of field and a 3D particle system.
JVC today announced the availability of a new 3D consumer camcorder, the first on the consumer market that offers 3D video recording in Full High Definition. The new JVC GS-TD1 uses two camera lenses and two imaging sensors – one for each lens – to capture three-dimensional images in much same way that human eyes work.
3D video shot using the GS-TD1 can be viewed in 3D on any 3D TV. What’s more, the camcorder can shoot 3D video that can be burned to a Blu-ray disc or DVD-R for 3D playback on a compatible Blu-ray player.
The camcorder uses a F1.2 JVC 3D Twin HD GT Lens that sets a new standard in high-resolution lenses, with extra-low-dispersion glass for crisp, high-contrast images, as well as multiple aspherical lenses for fine image reproduction. The combination of the fast F1.2 lens and the back-illuminated CMOS sensors provides the GS-TD1 with outstanding low light performance. The GS-TD1 also features round iris diaphragms that enable beautiful bokeh effect (background blurring) shooting of video and stills alike.