DreamLight Constellation 2.1 – Render Missing Frames Feature Update

DreamLight Constellation 2.1 – Feature Update Commemorating DreamLight’s 30’th Anniversary We recently released our newly upgraded DreamLight® Constellation™ 2.0 network render controller for LightWave 3D to commemorate DreamLight’s 30th anniversary. We’ve now released a new requested feature update to render … Read More

DreamLight Constellation 2.0 Released

DreamLight Constellation 2.0 – Upgrade Released Commemorating DreamLight’s 30’th Anniversary In celebration of DreamLight’s 30’th anniversary we’re pleased to announce that our newly upgraded DreamLight® Constellation™ 2.0 network render controller for LightWave 3D has been released and is available immediately. … Read More

3D CGI Animation Production Process

One of the most common questions I receive from prospective clients is: “What does the 3D CGI animation production process entail?” 3D CGI animation has become so widespread these days that people sometimes think it is a quick and simple … Read More

DreamLight Constellation 2.0 Pre-release Sale

DreamLight Constellation 2.0 – 30’th Anniversary Pre-release Sale In celebration of DreamLight’s 30’th anniversary we’re pleased to announce that our newly upgraded DreamLight Constellation 2 network render controller has entered final beta testing for an impending version 2.0 release. All … Read More

Lighting Instances with Global Illumination Glowing Surfaces in LightWave 3D

Behind the Scenes Production of Director’s Cut HD version of 3D CGI Short Film – Fault Effect™ This Lighting Instances with Global Illumination Glowing Surfaces post is another in a continuing series of behind the scenes blog posts. They follow … Read More

Detailing the Instance Generator for HD

Behind the Scenes Production of Director’s Cut HD version of 3D CGI Short Film – Fault Effect™ This Detailing the Instance Generator post is one in a continuing series of behind the scenes blog posts. They follow the production of … Read More

LightWave 3D Nested Instancing – Creating an Army of 800K Marching Robots

To celebrate DreamLight’s 30th anniversary as we enter 2017 I’m resuming production on a new director’s cut HD version of our 3D animated CGI short film – Fault Effect™. The preliminary low-resolution version of the short film was pushed to … Read More

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Sale!

For a limited time only we’re offering a 50% discount on new purchases and/or upgrades of DreamLight Constellation & DLI_SNUB-Launcher bundle licenses. DreamLight® Constellation™ is a drag-and-drop network render controller for LightWave 3D’s network rendering system – ScreamerNet. LightWave 3D … Read More

How to Import Solidworks Files into Modo, LightWave 3D Modeler & Blender

We often work with clients that have 3D Solidworks models of their products or devices that they wish us to bring to life with 3D CGI animation. Our normal 3D animation pipeline uses Modo for 3D modeling and LightWave 3D … Read More

3D Printing Missing Thumb Nuts to Refurbish a Telescope

This post documents a recent project about 3D printing missing thumb nuts that we used to refurbish a telescope. I recently had the opportunity to pick up an old Orion SkyQuest Intelliscope XT6 Classic Dobsonian Telescope for free. It looked … Read More

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