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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

NewTek Announced LightWave v 8.5 Release


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LightWave v8.5 Release Announcement
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-NewTek is pleased to announce the upcoming release of version 8.5, the fifth free update for LightWave [8]. This new update will include the following enhancements:
  • New OpenGL Hardware shader option using the hardware renderer in OpenGL video cards to display many of the render functions in real-time. Lights, light falloffs, blending images on surfaces, per-pixel lighting will all be available in real-time, with an option to turn this feature on and off.
  • New Parts-to-Surfaces tool allows for easier integration of 3D objects created in other applications.
  • New Multi Shift allows the user to do multiple shifts in a single edit with a history profile that can be saved and applied to other meshes.
  • Dynamics now launch a control window that allows you to switch to other applications while calculating dynamics in LightWave.
  • Particle dynamics have been improved for accuracy, including interaction with collision planes. A new algorithm also allows large dynamic scenes to load up to 10x faster.
  • 104 new configurable keyboard shortcut options.

LightWave v8.5 will be available as a free download for registered owners of LightWave [8] in Q3 2005. For More information please visit newtek.com !!


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