LightWave 3D Group Offers the Ultimate Creativity Bundle: LightWave 11.6 and OctaneRender 2.0

Teams with OTOY to save 3D artists and designers up to $500 by pairing leading 3D modeling, rendering and animation software with a high-performance GPU-based rendering program

Posted: Tue 12 Aug 2014

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the Ultimate 3D Bundle, a special promotion pairing a new license of LightWave 11.6 with OTOY’s OctaneRender 2.0 software for the price of $1595, a combined savings of up to $500. Registered users of LightWave 10 or earlier can save up to $300 when upgrading to the bundle, which is priced at $995. The Ultimate Creativity Bundle is set to end September 30, 2014.

LightWave 11.6 3D modeling, rendering and animation software paired with OTOY’s OctaneRender 2.0, the world’s fastest GPU-based renderer that is both unbiased and physically-based, gives artists and designers a powerful, intuitive way to quickly create, animate and deliver projects with amazingly photorealistic detail. With LightWave 11.6 and OctaneRender 2.0 users can:

• Create stunning 3D images and animation of the highest possible quality, for everything from architectural visualization and product design to visual effects and motion graphics for television and film

• Experience up to 50x faster rendering speeds compared with traditional CPU-only rendering

• Integrate OctaneRender 2.0’s intuitive workflow seamlessly with LightWave

• Use OctaneRender’s real-time scene editor to change camera viewpoints, lights, materials and object positions for immediate viewing in the viewport

• OctaneRender 2.0 is included as both a plugin for LightWave and a standalone program

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Above: Mechaquad creature  modeled inn LightWave 11.6 and rendered with OctaneRender 2.0.

Below: MicroPoly Displacements and the Iterative Preview Renderer in OctaneRender 2.0.

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The LightWave 3D Advantage

Created by artists for artists, LightWave 11.6 offers a complete end-to-end production pipeline for artists and designers to efficiently model, animate, capture, retarget, render, and input and output to 3D.

It features a robust set of 3D modeling and animation tools, including many award-winning, industry-first features like Sub-D modeling, Global Illumination, Geometry Cache (MDD), and Embedded Morph Targets (Endomorphs). LightWave also includes a full suite of artist-friendly tools that can be used to create an endless variety of 3D models, visual effects, and animation for all projects large and small.

Studios in Hollywood and around the world rely on LightWave to help deliver 3D content and visual effects under the most grueling deadlines. It is completely scalable—from single artist to teams—and its robust interchange tools and supported formats such as Alembic, Autodesk Geometry Cache, OBJ, Unity3D, ZBrush and more, make it easy to integrate into any 3D software pipeline.

Some of the many features of LightWave 3D include:

• Modeling – Robust polygonal Sub-D modeler with real world units

• Surfacing – Stunning photoreal layer-based and nodal surfacing tools

• Rigging – Instant rigging presets with or without weight maps

• Object Referencing – Flexible object referencing architecture or ASCII scenes

• Animation – Procedural, nodal, flocking and keyframe animation tools

• Rendering – Integrated state-of-the-art renderer with unlimited nodes

• Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR) – Interactive shading, raytracing, DOF, motion blur, lighting and GI

• Bullet Dynamics – Fast and simple rigid and soft body Dynamics Engine

• Industry Standards – Supports Alembic, FBX, Autodesk Geo Cache, Python, DPX, ZBrush GoZ, After Effects, MDD, and OBJ

For more information about LightWave 3D software or the LightWave 3D Group, please visit www.lightwave3d.com. Follow us on social media at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+ or Pinterest. For the latest LightWave video tutorials and artists/studios profiles visit the OfficialLightWave 3D page on YouTube and Vimeo.

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