How to Animate Waving Plants with Displacements

How to Animate Waving Plants with Displacements & Gradients in LightWave 3D’s Node Editor In this month’s blog post I’ll show how to animate waving plants with displacements. This is yet another technique that I used in the 3D animated … 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 Find Missing Frames in an Image Sequence

How to Find Missing Frames in an Image Sequence with a JavaScript Applet on Mac OS X When network rendering with software like LightWave 3D, modo, Blender or others we often wind up with missing frames. I’m often asked how … Read More

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

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

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