View Full Version : What have been the top LW Projects of 2004?

01-02-2005, 02:02 PM
I am curious to see what has been the top LW
projects (animations, stills, games etc) of the past year.
Looking forward to your list.


01-02-2005, 04:45 PM
Here is my top 4 for 2004.

1. Release of Lightwave 8
2. FPrime
3. Kaze Ghost Warrior
4. Doom 3

01-02-2005, 04:46 PM
*Ignore, double post*

01-03-2005, 03:16 AM
(shameless self-promotion)
The new Mars Rover graphics on NOVA's Welcome to Mars (this Tuesday at 8PM on PBS in the US) ;)

Others - pretty much anything from Digital Domain that involves their Lightwave group. Like the shoe commercial with the robot legs...

01-03-2005, 12:58 PM
Yeah, I think I heard of that animation....

Hell I have even seen Tshirts at the smitsonian of it.


01-03-2005, 02:33 PM
Burnout 3 without any doubt. Every aspect of the visuals is made in LightWave (apart from textures that is), modeling, level creation and videos.

01-04-2005, 12:36 AM
Les triplettes de Belleville.

01-04-2005, 05:01 PM
Doom 3 for certain, and burnout. Haven't checked Fprime out but heard great things about it.
To bad whe have to wait for 8.2 still:D

01-06-2005, 03:36 AM
Ark, Zoic and the guys who do Andromeda were all good moments of 2oo4.

Nice work on the Mission to Mars series. I would have missed that had you not posted. Accurate mechanical animation is way underated.

01-06-2005, 05:41 AM
It's hard to argue with the Mars spot or the shoe commerical. Even more spectacular...wasn't the Mars spot done with Lightwave 6? DMaas?

Fprime had a lot of buzz, and was a nice step in the right direction, but how quickly can competition catch up. There's something very similar availble for Maya now..for free. I don't think Fprime could be considered a top LW project.

01-07-2005, 06:00 AM
Most stuff by the Embassy is pretty hot - Take that Citroen Advert for example. I also saw something they did with Robot cops patrolling the streets of South Africa that was pretty impressive also... I believe they're mainly a LW house.

01-07-2005, 03:41 PM

01-08-2005, 05:35 AM
The early Mars Rover stuff was all done in LW 5.6. More recently I am using LW 7.5 for modeling and animation and RenderMan for rendering.

01-08-2005, 05:48 AM
Curious, StarTrek Enterprise? :O Okay, this sounds dumb lol! :rolleyes:

01-08-2005, 05:51 AM
Curious, StarTrek Enterprise? :O Okay, this sounds dumb lol! :rolleyes:

Not at all. Lotsa good LW artwork on that show. :)

01-08-2005, 07:16 AM
I checked out Japan's Appleseed site, i don't know if it's the biggest project done in lightwave, but it has some pretty impressive modeling with the mechanics.


01-08-2005, 09:08 AM
@NanoGator: Oh, I wasn't sure it was the same 'Enterprise' you were referring to. Actually, I loved that show! Especially after watching Scott Bakula in "Mr and Mrs. Smith". Didn't know that was LW work.

01-08-2005, 09:04 PM
Like Appleseed, some parts of Ghost In the Shell 2 were done with LW and looked fantastic.

Other nice Anime DVD productions done with LW also include:

Last Exile ( http://www.jvcmusic.co.jp/m-serve/last-exile/ )
Yukikaze ( http://www.yukikazenet.com/home.htm )


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