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frontjibi
08-04-2005, 03:30 PM
I have found some videos of guys working on movies( star wars, mummy, ect.). Well they were using MAYA. These videos can be viewed at Alias's offical website.

But since i work in lightwave, I really want to see movies made in lightwave. Like special effects, animation and modeling kind of stuff. So please if you know any, tell me?

jdtiX
08-04-2005, 04:17 PM
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/projects.php

SovereignKnight
08-04-2005, 05:18 PM
Watch "Firefly" the TV show, or "Battlestar Galactica". The new one.

Crook
08-04-2005, 05:47 PM
Or Babylon 5. The effects from that show still hold up today, which I still find amazing.

Valkyrien
08-04-2005, 06:15 PM
anything by Foundation Imaging....they worked on later eps of ST: DS9 and VGR

Heber
08-04-2005, 06:24 PM
i know digital domain uses lightwave as their main 3d package, might of changed now. They have done alot of vfx for major films.

http://www.digitaldomain.com

Bonedaddy
08-04-2005, 07:24 PM
DD uses LW for their broadcast (commercial) work, but I think they use Maya and Houdini for the rest.

kemijo
08-04-2005, 07:42 PM
i know digital domain uses lightwave as their main 3d package, might of changed now. They have done alot of vfx for major films.

http://www.digitaldomain.com

Lightwave is used in their commercials division. But like many studios, they use a multitude of tools. They recently completed the new NIN video, "Only", which is an almost completely CG video, animated with 3D Studio Max and rendered using Vray. But their film pipeline is primarily Maya and Houdini, with Houdini being the centre of their FX pipeline and Maya handling characters.

For Lightwave film work, CafeFX, Zoic, and Rainmaker are good places to look into.

superhooman
08-04-2005, 09:31 PM
I do not think that zoic and Rainmaker do a lot of film work. I think that most of their work is for TV and stuff. And I think cafefx use maya and XSI for most of their work (apparently).

Danimator
08-04-2005, 10:14 PM
As a person who has worked at CafeFX, I can tell you that their primary tool has been Lightwave over the years. However they are integrating more XSI and Maya into the pipeline where it makes sense too. Almost all studios use whatever tool is best for the job and talent they have. Software is irrelevent really. As much as I love Lightwave it lacks the high end talent pool needed for film work. Thus you find more peeps using Maya in film. TV production has alot of Lightwave being used as well as commercial work.

superhooman
08-04-2005, 10:47 PM
From what I hear (from people working there at cafefx now), it is not their "primary" package at all. But some people still may be using the modeler.

Perhaps one of their artists who come here could clarify this, if they are allowed to.

mannix8
08-05-2005, 07:21 AM
lightwave was used in the first movie of "blade" i think five years ago. they used the particle effects similar to that of maya when the main character wesley snipes strike the vampires and they get brittled or melt into several pieces- kind of thing.

Cronholio
08-05-2005, 01:53 PM
lightwave was used in the first movie of "blade" i think five years ago. they used the particle effects similar to that of maya when the main character wesley snipes strike the vampires and they get brittled or melt into several pieces- kind of thing.


If I'm not mistaken that was done in Houdini. I remember talking to the guy who wrote the ash shader for that effect.

MattClary
08-05-2005, 03:32 PM
The official CGTalk mod response is "It doesn't matter what tool they are using" just before they close the thread. ;)

mummey
08-05-2005, 03:38 PM
The official CGTalk mod response is "It doesn't matter what tool they are using" just before they close the thread. ;)

You forgot the "Why did you post this in general discussion when you would have gotten better responses in the Lightwave Forum?" response.

Speaking of which: http://forums.cgsociety.org/forumdisplay.php?f=5

hrgiger
08-05-2005, 05:19 PM
If I'm not mistaken that was done in Houdini. I remember talking to the guy who wrote the ash shader for that effect.

Yes, you are mistaken. It was done in Lightwave.

R-6
08-06-2005, 07:29 AM
How about "HellBoy" and "Sin City" :thumbsup:

red_oddity
08-06-2005, 01:39 PM
Don't forget The Embassy Visual Effects company, they use LW alot if i'm not mistaken.
I have seen enough material coming from the Mill that i've also seen on plenty of LW reels.

http://www.theembassyvfx.com
http://www.the-mill.com

kemijo
08-06-2005, 06:07 PM
Yes, you are mistaken. It was done in Lightwave.

Not that it matters, but he is partly right. Blade 1 ashes were Lightwave, wasn't it done at Flat Earth or Netter or some other company that is now gone? The ash effects in Blade 2 were done in Houdini at Framestore CFC.

Oh, and getting back to the original post...Jimmy Neutron was done entirely in Lightwave I believe.

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