NewTek Now Shipping Lightwave 11

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Tue, 02/28/2012 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

NewTek is now shipping Lightwave 11 the latest version of its professional 3D modeling animation and rendering software that is designed to let artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features such as instancing flocking and fracturing tools flexible Bullet Dynamics and Pixologic Zbrush support. The company says that LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation—from film and broadcast visual effects production to architectural visualization and game design. Mikael Burman technical supervisor at Massive a Ubisoft Studio based in Sweden says “Our cinematics team works in a mixed 3D pipeline most of the time and the updated I/O tools in LightWave 11 (FBX and MDD/GeoCache) combined with the new Unified sampling; colorspace-aware Adaptive sampling; and updated shaders such as the reflection blur; allows me and my team to deliver fast artistic and adaptable content. LightWave 11 continues to improve and make our work more creative and enjoyable.” Tom Bosschaert managing director of Except Integrated Sustainability based in the United States and the Netherlands says “LightWave 11 adds a set of tools that enables us to push the boundaries of our inventions. Instancing and Bullet Dynamics natively provide possibilities that allow us to massively speed up production. The productivity enhancements throughout the program give us tangible daily improvements in speed workflow and quality.” LightWave 11 is designed to support the creative process providing the artist with the ability to interact in real time with 3D content to work seamlessly with the full range of software applications in production pipelines and to render on unlimited render nodes. LightWave 11 incorporates new technology such as the Virtual Preview Renderer for onscreen real-time rendering and Anaglyph Stereoscopic Preview for real-time interocular ‘red-blue’ anaglyphic separations. LightWave 11 is now available for $1 495. Upgrade pricing from earlier versions of LightWave is $695. Educational pricing is also available. For more information please visit