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 Lightwave Feature Films

Chao-xing Mui Lightwave Artist

 By Hi Chao-xing Mui, Lightwave Artist.

Ok, here goes, pretty much off the top of my head.  This is a list of movies that used Lightwave 3D software to achieve amazing VFX results.  Some of the titles might surprise you (they did me). Especially titles that don’t seem like VFX films at all. 

 Well, that’s just part of the power of Lightwave 3D. It can do awesome SiFi, fantastical robots, future cityscapes, spaceships in one film like Star Wars and then more organic realistic just fantasy material like Lord of the Rings and yet produce totally, photo realistic images blended seamlessly with actually 35mmm film footage like Black Hawk Down

 Note:  this is not a complete list of Lightwave feature films.  Just the ones I’ve personally seen.  I bolded the titles that I’m fond of and would recommend.  

 Note: The battle of Red Cliff is actually two fantastic Chinese features.  You can see it with subtitles and get it on Netflix.  Just do it and let me know what you thought.

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  Lightwave Feature Films

  1. 1.     300
  2. 3000 Miles to Graceland
  3. 3.     A.I.: Artificial Intelligence
  4. A Sound of Thunder
  5. Avatar
  6. 6.     Batman Begins
  7. 7.     Battle of Red Cliff  (awesome Chineese epic)
  8. 8.     Black Hawk Down
  9. 9.     Black Knight
  10. Blade
  11. Blade 2
  12. Blade: Trinity
  13. Blood Diamond
  14. Blues Brothers 2000
  15. Bones
  16. 16.   Brotherhood of the Wolf
  17. Bunraku
  18. Deep Blue Sea
  19. Deep Impact
  20. Defiance
  21. Devil’s Advocate
  22. Die Another Day
  23. 23.   Dogma
  24. Dracula 2000
  25. Dungeons and Dragons
  26. Eagle Eye
  27. Elektra
  28. Enigma
  29. Fantastic Four
  30. Final Destination
  31. Final Destination 2
  32. Final Fantasy
  33. Finding Nemo
  34. From Dusk Till Dawn 2
  35. Ghost Rider
  36. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
  37. Gladiator
  38. Goldeneye
  39. Gothika
  40. Green Lantern
  41. Gulliver’s Travels
  42. Halloween: Resurrection
  43. Harry Potter 3: Prisoner of Azkaban
  44. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  45. Hellboy
  46. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass
  47. I Am Number Four
  48. 48.   I, Robot
  49. 49.   Iron Man
  50. Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees (Imax)
  51. Jason X
  52. Jimmy Neutron, Boy Genius – Oscar Nominee
  53. Jumper
  54. Jurassic Park
  55. Jurassic Park III
  56. K19 The Widow Maker
  57. 57.   Kate and Leopold
  58. 58.   Kung Fu Hustle
  59. Lara Croft Tomb Raider
  60. Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2: Cradle of Life
  61. Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde
  62. Legend of Zorro
  63. Lord of Illusions
  64. 64.   Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  65. Lost in Space
  66. Master of Disguise
  67. Memoirs of a Geisha
  68. Men in Black
  69. Miami Vice
  70. Mission Impossible III
  71. Monster House
  72. Monsters, Inc.
  73. Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation
  74. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  75. Mr. Brooks
  76. My Favorite Martian
  77. Nanny McPhee
  78. Nim’s Island
  79. Nixon
  80. No Good Deed
  81. O Brother, Where Art Thou?
  82. Octopus
  83. Old Dogs
  84. Oliver Twist
  85. Pan’s Labyrinth
  86. Panic Room
  87. Paycheck
  88. Peter Pan
  89. Phantoms
  90. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  91. Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End
  92. Pitch Black
  93. Poseidon
  94. Public Enemies
  95. Queen of the Damned
  96. Race To Space
  97. Racing Stripes
  98. Red Corner
  99. Red Planet

100.Repo Men


102.Rules of Engagement


104.Scary Movie

105.Scary Movie 2

106.Scary Movie 4

107.Scooby Doo



110.Shakespeare in Love

111.Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

112.She’s Out of My League

113.She’s the Man

114.Shipping News

115.Sin City

116.Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow


118.Something Borrowed



121.Spider-Man 2


123.Spy Kids

124.Star Kid (aka The Warrior of Waverly Street)

125.Star Trek (J.J. Abrams Version)

126.Star Trek: Nemesis

127.Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

128.Star Wars Epsiode II: Attack of the Clones


130.Superman Returns



133.Tale of the Mummy


135.Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

136.The Adventures of Pluto Nash

137.The Astronaut’s Wife

138.The Avengers

139.The Aviator

140.The Big Hit

141.The Cell

142.The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

143.The Core

144.The DaVinci Code

145.The Dark Knight

146.The Day after Tomorrow

147.The Dust Factory

148.The Fifth Element

149.The Flight of the Phoenix

150.The Guardian

151.The Hot Chick

152.The Italian Job

153.The Jackal

154.The Kite Runner

155.The Last Mimzy

156.The Last Samurai

157.The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

158.The Manchurian Candidate

159.The Matrix Reloaded

160.The Matrix Revolutions

161.The One

162.The Others

163.The Perfect Score

164.The Pianist

165.The Ruins

166.The Siege

167.The Sixth Day

168.The Thomas Crown Affair

169.The Time Machine

170.The Triplets of Bellville

171.The Woman in Black

172.The World Is Not Enough


174.Titanic – Visual Effects Oscar Winner


176.Toy Story 2

177.Training Day

178.Tropic Thunder

179.Undercover Brother


181.Van Helsing


183.We Were Soldiers

184.Winx – The Secret of the Lost Kingdom




188.X-Men 3: The Last Stand

189.X-Men: First Class


Here is a bit more information:



Hollywood blockbusters are now touting the power and influence of 3D graphics. And the demand for artists to create these mind-blowing visual effects is growing. LightWave™ has the modeling and rendering capabilities to make it a key player in the production pipeline of major motion pictures. Movies such as She’s Out of My League, Avatar, Cargo, Battle for Terra, Angels and Demons, Dark Knight, 300, Iron Man, Serenity, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, all host graphic aspects created in LightWave.

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Go see at least one of Lightwave Feature Films

Lightwave 3D Feature Films

by | Jan 2, 2012 | Virtual Sets

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