LightWave 3D X
LightWave 3D X Description:
LightWave 3D is the common denominator between an architect in Egypt who brings his building designs to vivid life, complete with furnishings, landscaping and people, a game artist in Croatia who produced the multi-award winning Serious Sam, and an animator in Dallas whose two-minute short gave birth to an Oscar-nominated CGI movie. Bring anything to life from buildings to characters with the broad range of tools included in LightWave right out of the box, ready to go. LightWave’s tools are designed for fast productivity and easy, intuitive use. They are set in an interface that you can customize to your needs, so the tools you use most are right where you want them. Buttons are plainly labeled with the names of the tools so you know what they do instantly, not with cryptic icons that take months to decipher and memorize. Nothing in the industry is faster to learn, easier to use, or more productive. And no other 3D application offers a native renderer of world-class speed, power and beauty with virtually unlimited render nodes.
What's new in this version:
The most noticeable changes for v9 are the addition of a node-based materials system that adds new shading models to LightWave, such as Oren-Nayar, anisotropic, and sub-surface scattering; the greatly improved rendering speed for today's high-demand scenes; and the enhancement of subdivision surfaces in Modeler and Layout, including Adaptive Pixel Subdivision, which gives the user a variety of capabilities for film-quality displacement mapping, normal mapping (including ZBrush support) and level-of-detail control at render time. LightWave now has arguably the most comprehensive toolset for matching real camera lenses, an addition that will greatly enhance the ability of visual effects artists to match 3D elements to live footage.
Operating System Support: Mac OS X 10.1 or later
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