San Antonio, Texas - NewTek, manufacturer of 3D animation and video products, extends congratulations to all the 2010 Visual Effects Society (VES) Award winners who pushed the limits of technology to deliver outstanding visual effects in film, animation, television, commercials, and video games. Of the many prestigious VES Awards winners, more than 10 are distinguished LightWave artists and technical directors whose artistic contributions helped make “Hollywood magic” for broadcast and cinema, reveals a NewTek representative.
The 2010 VES award-winning LightWave 3D artists are:
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
"Battlestar Galactica" – Season Four, Episode 421: Daybreak
Michael Gibson, Gary Hutzel, Dave Morton, and Jesse Toves
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" – Episode 1001: Opening Sequence
Sabrina Arnold, Steve Meyer, Rik Shorten, and Derek Smith
Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
"V" Pilot: Atrium and Ship Interiors
Trevor Adams, Chris Irving, David Morton, and Chris Zapara
NewTek LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with intuitive and powerful modeling and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including unlimited render nodes, hard- and soft-body dynamics, hair, fur, cloth simulation and more. LightWave is used worldwide as a complete 3D production solution for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print, and Web.
LightWave v9 is available now at the suggested retail price of $895. LightWave v9.6 is also available as a free update to registered LightWave v9 owners. Registered owners of LightWave 3D [v8 or earlier] are eligible to purchase an upgrade for $495.