How to Create Normal Maps from Photographs

Contents What are Normal Maps? How to Take Photographs for Normal Maps How to Create Normal Maps from Photographs with DreamLight’s Filter Forge Filter How to Create Normal Maps from Photographs with DreamLight’s Nodal Surface for LightWave 3D How to … Read More

Agile 3D CGI Animation Process Lecture – MIT

Agile 3D CGI Animation Process Lecture & Book Signing for the MIT Animation Group Wilmington, MA — Michael Scaramozzino, DreamLight’s President/Creative Director, was recently invited to kick off the annual guest lecture series for the MIT Animation Group. Michael presented … Read More

Recommended Animation Image File Types

A question I’m often asked is: “What are the recommended animation image file types?” There are many different animation image file types available depending upon which particular software you may be using to create your animation such as LightWave 3D, … Read More

How to create a waving flag with LightWave 3D ClothFX

Happy Independence Day! July 4th – Spirit of 1776 Today I’ll show you how to create a waving flag with LightWave 3D ClothFX. I used this approach to create a 3D animated greeting for Independence Day as a social media … Read More

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

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

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