NewTek today announced the availability of LightWave 6.0b, a new update to its 3D application that received a major upgrade last month. One of the key upgrades was faster render times, which the company says have been improved "drastically" through code optimization.
"All software products require periodic service revisions, which generally consist only of bug fixes and minor optimizations," said Brad Peebler, vice president of 3D graphics tools for NewTek, in a released statement. "With the 6.0b upgrade for LightWave , we decided to go beyond these traditional fixes to also add dozens of new features and even more incredible performance. This 6.0b update also provided a great test of our new architecture in LightWave : We were able to add features rapidly and get them to customers faster than ever, which bodes well for our next major release."
Other improvements include:
The new version is available for the Macintosh as a free download for LightWave  owners and as a full retail package priced at $2,495. For more information, visit http://www.newtek.com. To download the upgrade, visit http://www.lightwave6.com.
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