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LightWave 3D is the most complete and flexible software solution for 3D graphics and animation.

LightWave 3D is versatile enough to make the transition to and from all kinds of projects. Proven for years in television, film, and games, LightWave 3D is also being used to create graphics for print, web, industrial design, architecture, medical imaging, and anywhere else a 3D package is needed. A full, robust program, LightWave 3D includes many of the tools that other packages require to be purchased separately. Soft-body dynamics, particles, hair and fur, plus unlimited render nodes, to name a few; LightWave 3D ships with more...

What's New

Version 11.5.0:
  • Dongle-Free Licensing: Dongles are no longer required to access the many features of LightWave
  • Bullet Soft Body Dynamics: Soft body effects are now possible with Bullet, including cloth
  • Bullet Forces: Several force types are now available within Bullet
  • Genoma: Fast, modular instant rigging system for Modeler that includes presets for rapid-rigging
  • VPR more...


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IngeMortier3516 Member IconReview+9

For me the best 3D editor and modelling software on the market.
Not cheap though.

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Version 11.0

BTW Lightwave 11.5 is available.

Anonymous Member IconReview

More stable since update, great app.

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Version 8.2.1
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Ironic that Newtek now say on their page 'this update has been thoroughly tested and is stable' yet with every update Lightwave comes with another bucket of bugs and half broken wonky features. Not trying to be a total dis to LW, it has many assets. Unfortunately stability and quality control have never been among them.

One reason perhaps that many designers and animators have moved elsewhere...

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Version 8.2.1
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The updater doesn't work through the Newtek FTP.

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Version 8.0.1
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Still not working!

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Version 11.5.0
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Version 11.0
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Version 10.0
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License Demo
Date 28 Mar 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $1,495.00
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