LightWave 3D
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3D animation software.   Demo ($1,495.00)
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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
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 Update: Depth-of-Field, Motion Blur and Anaglyph Stereo now visible in the renderer
  • Rolling Shutter: Rolling Shutter camera effects are now possible to aid matching footage that has this effect present
  • Edge Rendering Node Control: Control edge opacity, taper and color using nodes
  • Flocking Update: Predator / Prey behavior, new Director types and Node control
  • FiberFX Update: Multiple styles per object - stored with the object, new styling controls, updated UI
  • GoZ™ Fiber Mesh™ Support: Building on the robust GoZ support in LightWave 11. LightWave 11.5 now supports ZBrush Fiber Meshes
  • Adobe™ After Effects™ Support: 'GoZ style' After Effects interchange for Cameras, Lights, NULLs and animation
  • Instancing Update: Per Object control, speed and memory improvements
  • Modeler Tools Update: ABF UV Unwrap, Edit Edges, Place Mesh, Slice, Thicken, Heat Shrink, Tweak, Transform, Axis and alignment tools and more
  • Workflow Enhancements: Many enhancements to streamline and improve workflow
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 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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LightWave 3D User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 11.x:
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IngeMortier3516 reviewed on 28 Mar 2013
For me the best 3D editor and modelling software on the market.
Not cheap though.
[Version 11.0]

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burypromote
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+4
IngeMortier3516 replied on 28 Mar 2013
BTW Lightwave 11.5 is available.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Mar 2005
Thanks,
More stable since update, great app.
[Version 8.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 04 Mar 2005
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...
[Version 8.2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Sep 2004
The updater doesn't work through the Newtek FTP.
[Version 8.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Sep 2004
Still not working!
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nink rated on 22 Mar 2014

[Version 11.5.0]



+180

ylluminate rated on 25 Feb 2012

[Version 11.0]



+29

M-Rick rated on 01 Jan 2011

[Version 10.0]


Downloads:16,836
Version Downloads:1,171
Type:Multimedia Design : Animation
License:Demo
Date:28 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1,495.00
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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 all the tools an artist needs to create.


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