By DE Editors
NewTek is shipping LightWave 11, the latest version of its professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. LightWave 11 incorporates several new features, such as instancing, flocking and fracturing tools, flexible Bullet Dynamics, and Pixologic Zbrush support.
LightWave 11 is designed to support the creative process, providing users 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 (VPR) for onscreen real-time rendering and Anaglyph Stereoscopic Preview for real-time interocular, red-blue anaglyphic separations.
The new instancing feature allows users to duplicate a vast number of objects in a scene without experiencing memory overhead, while flocking allows the animation of realistic motion of grouped objects such as birds, fish, insects, animals, aircraft, spaceships and more using a new motion modifier.
Virtual stdio and interchange tools include support for new controller types, including the Sony Playstation Move, allowing users to easily control and record the item results with a LightWave channel.
For more information, visit NewTek.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.