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NewTek Announces Extra Features for LightWave

NewTek LightWave 10.1

via CGSociety

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.

Pick up a copy of NewTek LightWave 10

Animation in After Effects

The third video in Video Copilot’s After Effects Basic Training Series, Effects, shows how to add basic animations to your videos.

In this tutorial we will cover animating and adding keyframes in after effects. You will learn to use smooth keyframes and add motion blur to animated layers as well as important shortcuts.

Animation

Watch the rest of the series here
Pick up a copy of Adobe After Effects and get started!