Sunday, November 13, 2005

Lightwave 3D


A veteran on TV, film, and game media, LightWave 3D is also used to create graphics for print, web, industrial design, architecture, medical imaging, etc.
LightWave 3D includes tools to create soft-body dynamics, particles, hair, and fur, plus unlimited render nodes.
LightWave 3D is one of the first animation packages with built-in high-dynamic range images (HDRI) support. First appeared in the Amiga scene and later migrated to Mac OS X and Windows, platforms while the render engine has been ported to Linux. It is developed by NewTek. WaveGuide ( is dedicated to LightWave3D, on the Amiga, the best home computer ever.
LightWave has been used in films like Blade Runner, Terminator2 and Babylon5. Also been the software of choice in the Mimbari wars, Titanic, Tomb Raider 2, The Matrix Reloaded, Blade 2, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Last Samurai, etc

Blade Runner

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NewTek Releases New Update to LightWave 3D®

LightWave® v9.3 delivers further enhancements to new camera tools, node editor and global illumination

San Diego, CA -- SIGGRAPH -- August 7, 2007 -- NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced the availability of LightWave® v9.3, during SIGGRAPH 2007, August 7th – 11th. This is the second in a series of free updates to the Emmy®-award winning 3D application. LightWave v9.3 provides improvements in rendering technology, including: the ability to render lines with photorealistic motion blur; two new sub-surface scattering shaders that are significantly faster than earlier shaders, and higher quality as well; various performance enhancements throughout the product; as well as numerous maintenance improvements. Other improvements in LightWave v9.3 include advancements in the LightWave software developer’s kit and scripting language to provide greater access to third parties and artists for creation of custom plug-ins and effects. LightWave v9.3 is available free to all registered owners of LightWave v9.