NewTek at NAB

NewTek unveiled many improvements to its line of products and showed them to attendees at the National Association of Broadcasting convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. In addition to updates to LightWave 3D, NewTek also demoed TriCaster Pro, VT[5] Live, and the world ?s fastest editing system.

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Blowing Things Up

Hard body dynamics in LightWave 8.5

Is there an action movie out there that doesn ?t have at least one dynamic explosion with the world crumbling down around our hero? Real life demolition is a scary and dangerous thing. Thanks to worlds generated in 3D applications, blowing things up is a piece of cake. In this tutorial I ?ll show you how to blow apart an object and have it react realistically with the environment.

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