SIGGRAPH: NewTek Upgrades to LightWave 10

NewTek unveiled a new version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software with the announcement of LightWave 10 at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.

LightWave 10 will combine ground-breaking CORE Technology with enhanced modeler and layout to deliver the most extensive upgrade in years to LightWave’s production-proven workflow.

New features include a photoreal real-time version of the award-winning renderer, VPR (Viewport Preview Renderer); and advanced, real-time CG hardware viewport shading.

LightWave 10 will also offer extensive, new immersive real-time virtual cinematography and game development tools.

The software will begin shipping in the fourth quarter with a suggested retail price of $1,495. Information on preview builds, upgrades and educational pricing is available by contact in NewTek, which is online at