Lightworks announced the release of its Lightworks Author 9 rendering solution.
The company says the new release provides a reduction in render time and has enhanced the visual quality of its progressive rendering functionality.
The new features in Author 9 offer users improved post-processing control, with layer export capabilities accelerating time-consuming post-production tasks. Improvements to Image-Based Lighting allow for faster real-time modeling, speeding up user workflows.
The new Panorama function facilitates greater user interaction with designs, allowing the creation of 360 panoramic views of a scene. Further advances include support for Wrapped Normal Maps, providing a more accurate texture representation. User-controlled scaling of background and foreground images in Author 9 enhances the workflow, saving time in the post-production process.
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