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Benjamin Moore Colors and Finishes Released in LWA Format

Real-world materials for use within LightWorks-based CAD applications (November 16, 2004)

LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced the release of the complete set of Benjamin Moore colors and finishes in LightWorks Archive (LWA) format - giving users of CAD applications the power to accurately select, render and specify from the range of paints available from Benjamin Moore & Co.

Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is one of the leading paint manufacturers in the United States and Canada has been producing premium quality coatings since 1883. The release of the Benjamin Moore paints material libraries in LWA format follows requests from LWA-Enabled application users who are keen to include real-world materials from Benjamin Moore & Co. within their CAD designs. The paint libraries give users the power to accurately select, render and specify Benjamin Moore products, and are downloadable from

Carl Minchew, director of color technology at Benjamin Moore commented; "The release of Benjamin Moore products in LWA format allows our customers to accurately visualize not only our paint colors but also the gloss levels, further assisting them in selecting the perfect Benjamin Moore finish for their designs, as well as precisely specifying the use of our paints in their final design document."

Woll Newall, LightWorks Product Manager, added; "We are really pleased to be able to release Benjamin Moore paint archives in LWA format. The ability to accurately visualize Benjamin Moore paint ranges will give designers the power to make better design decisions. "

The LWA format is a secure digital format, for use in LWA-Enabled applications, which allows manufacturers and material suppliers to accurately encode the visual and physical characteristics of their products, which enables designers to accurately select, visualize and specify these products during the design, modeling and styling processes.

The new Benjamin Moore LWA archives are available for immediate download from the LightWorks-User website

To view a rollover demo showing some of the Benjamin Moore range, go to:

About LightWork Design
LightWork Design is the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Established in 1989, LightWork Design has continually developed LightWorks to provide customers with innovative and market-focused solutions for the creation of powerful and easy-to-use rendering applications. Renowned for its physically accurate visualization of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Automotive, Industrial and Graphics markets. LightWorks is supplied as a complete solution which includes the SDK, support, training and consultancy services, to give customers fast and efficient access to leading-edge rendering technology, resulting in shorter development cycles, faster time-to- market for new products, and lower software development costs.

LightWorks is embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 1 million users worldwide, far more than any other renderer. Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: Alibre Design from Alibre, ArchiCAD from Graphisoft, ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, Cobalt from Ashlar, Configura and InstantPlanner from Configura Sverige AB, form.Z from auto.des.sys, ICEM Surf from ICEM, Lumen Designer from Lighting Technologies; Madric from CPU, MSC. visualNastran from MSC Software, NX from UGS, Presenter 3D from Digital Immersion, PowerShape from Delcam, Pro/CONCEPT, Pro/DESKTOP and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire from PTC, Solid Edge from UGS, solidThinking from solidThinking Ltd., ThinkReal from Think3, trueSpace from Caligari, VectorWorks from Nemetschek NA and products from many other major CAD vendors.

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