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Carpet & flooring materials available in LightWorks Format

Mannington, Milliken and Westbond materials available free (June 09, 2004)

LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, has teamed up with Mannington, Milliken and Westbond to announce the release of a comprehensive set of material libraries for accurately visualizing a stunning range of carpets and carpet tiles. These new material libraries give users the power to accurately select, render and specify a vast range of flooring designs, and are freely downloadable in LightWorks Archive (LWA) format from

"Being able to release such a superb range of floor coverings as those contained in the Mannington, Milliken and Westbond LWA Archives is fantastic;" commented Andy Fox, Product Content Manager at LightWork Design. "The LightWorks LWA format gives us an unprecedented opportunity to show off the vibrancy and colour of the different flooring possibilities from three of the worlds leading carpet and flooring manufacturers, whilst using the capabilities of LightWorks to really bring out the realism of each texture no matter what the design specifications. "

Tracey Blunsdon of Mannington added, "Working with LightWork Design on this project has given us the opportunity to get our award-winning flooring products in front of designers worldwide, at the specification stage, giving them the perfect opportunity to be utilised in a realistic digital form which was simply not possible before now".

"It is important for us to be at the forefront of new technology if we are to show off our carpets in the best possible way;" said Morten Hansen of Westbond. "By teaming up with LightWork Design, we believe that our carpet range can be shown off in a way befitting the quality of the product and in a variety of situations that the client can choose. We are confident that this will lead to even more great designs using the flexibility that Westbond and LightWorks offer."

To view samples of each of the ranges available for download, go to: Mannington <> Milliken <> Westbond <>

Mannington Mills has been in business since 1915 and been privately owned for four generations. Working from Corporate headquarters in Salem, New Jersey, Mannington today continues to successfully produce high quality flooring products that have received numerous awards for their outstanding style and design.

Milliken Carpet is one of the worlds leading suppliers of sustainable contract carpet tile solutions. Their new generation Comfort Plus cushion backing system and Millitron Imaging enable them to offer industry-leading performance and styling, with proprietary technology offering increased flexibility.

Westbond has produced high quality carpet tiles for the contract market since 1982. Westbonds products have always been characterised by their amazing colours and flexibility, with over 160 standard colours available from 1m2.

The LWA format is a secure digital format, for use in LWA-Enabled CAD 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, modelling and styling processes.

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, ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, Cobalt from Ashlar, Configura and InstantPlanner from Configura Sverige AB, form.Z from auto.des.sys, ICEM Surf and ICEM Style from ICEM, IX Design from ImpactXoft, 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, 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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