View Full Version : Area 51 Creates "Category 6" Visual Effects with LightWave 3D®

11-12-2004, 09:39 AM
Emmy®-winning VFX House Relies on NewTek's award-winning 3D Application to Power Storms and Wreak Havok in CBS Mini-series

NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced that Area 51 FX relied on Emmy®-winning LightWave 3D® to create their portions of the epic storms and destruction in the new CBS mini-series, "Category 6: Day of Destruction." In the mini-series, which is to be broadcast in two parts on Sunday, November 14 and Wednesday, November 17, three weather systems collide over Chicago to form the largest super-storm in the nation's history. Area 51 created 115 effects shots for the mini-series in an incredibly short production schedule of just a few months – a feat that Area 51's artists feel they can attribute to the productivity they can achieve using LightWave®.

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