Feb 24, 2012 NewTek LightWave 3D 11 released

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NewTek LightWave 3D 11 released

NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy® award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that lets artists broaden their creative exploration. LightWave 11 incorporates many new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, Pixologic™ Zbrush® support, and much more. With its innovative tools and unlimited creative possibilities, LightWave 11 is ideal for all genres of 3D content creation-from film and broadcast visual effects production, to architectural visualization, and game design.

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 groundbreaking technology, such as the Virtual Preview Renderer (VPR) for onscreen real-time rendering and Anaglyph Stereoscopic Preview for real-time interocular, ‘red-blue’ anaglyphic separations. Some of the many new features in LightWave 11 include:

Instancing

  • Duplicate a vast number of objects in a scene without experiencing memory overhead
  • Scale, position, rotate and surface randomly cloned objects for realistic detail

Flocking

  • Animate realistic motion of grouped objects such as such as birds, fish, insects, animals, aircraft, spaceships and more using a new motion modifier
  • Calculate crowd avoidance of neighboring objects, target alignment and cohesive attractions with the motion modifier

Fracture

  • Pre-fracture objects that are ready for destruction with a new Modeler tool that is designed to  complement Bullet Dynamics in Layout
  • Animate explosions without using dynamics and control the density of fractures by applying weight maps to objects

Bullet Dynamics

  • Deliver physics-based animation with the Bullet Dynamics engine in Layout and  the new Fracture tool in Modeler
  • Collapse buildings, create explosions or quickly place objects in a natural-looking random pattern

Virtual Studio and Interchange Tools

  • Support for new controller types, including the Sony Playstation Move, allow users to easily control and record the item results with a LightWave channel
  • Import and export model and texture data to Pixologic Zbrush software with GoZ™ technology

Additional LightWave 11 features include powerful new render buffer capabilities, robust Python™ scripting functionality, FiberFX enhancements, user interface improvements and more.

 

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Zbrush 4R7 Has Been Announced
Aug 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA
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Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry
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Matrox MicroQuad Software Update
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V-Ray 3.0 Now Supports 3ds Max 2015
May 28, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is now available for download. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, Chaos Group has added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material. This is a free update for current V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users.

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