Designing 3D Printed Replacement Parts

I had previously refurbished an Orion telescope by 3D printing some parts that were missing. In this post I’ll show how I fixed an above ground pool ladder by designing 3D printed replacement parts for poorly designed parts that kept … Read More

How to Animate Falling Coins with Bullet Dynamics

How to Animate Falling Coins with Bullet Dynamics & Motion Designer MDD Files in LightWave 3D In this month’s blog post I’ll show you how to animate falling coins with Bullet Dynamics, LightWave 3D’s implementation of Erwin Coumans’ Bullet Physics … 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

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

3D Character Design and Animation – Desktop Evolution

The Evolution of 3D Character Design and Animation on Desktop Computers The 3D character design and animation of this particular 3D character is both interesting and instructive due to its long evolution. The character evolved over many years as the … Read More

How to Model for 3D Printing with Modo

This month’s peek behind the scenes tutorial will show you how to model for 3D printing with modo. It will walk you through the major steps I took to create a completely closed watertight mesh for use in 3D printing … Read More

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