Yesterday at NAB 2013 in Las Vegas, the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., was demonstrating its new Adobe After Effects Interchange feature and workflow enhancements for broadcast and motion graphics. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show is the biggest in the industry in the US and is always hosted in Vegas.
LightWave as Go-To Solution
“LightWave remains a go-to solution for the 3D motion graphics and broadcast markets–its ease of use, extensive features and affordability make it an essential tool for 3D graphics and visualization in television and film,” said Rob Powers, President, LightWave 3D Group. “With the new After Effects (AE) Interchange tool in LightWave 11.5, we’ve improved the flexibility of the pipeline by allowing artists to easily share elements between the two programs.”
Cameras, Nulls and Lights
Artists can easily select elements in a scene such as animation, lights, and cameras and move them between After Effects and LightWave to achieve identical real-life camera movements inside LightWave.
- Cameras — Combine 2D footage and 3D elements by tracking the cameras of live-action footage in After Effects to cameras in LightWave. Move the cameras between After Effects and LightWave to achieve identical real-life camera movements inside LightWave.
- Nulls — Send nulls from After Effects to LightWave and place them in 3D space for compositing.
- Lights — Achieve the desired look by moving lights, including spotlights and point lights, between LightWave and After Effects for multiple test scenes.
To learn more about LightWave 11.5 visit them online here.