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Graphisoft Licenses LightWorks Rendering For ArchiCAD 9LightWork?s rendering engine enhances ArchiCAD core rendering (September 07, 2004)
LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced that Graphisoft have licensed the LightWorks rendering solution, for integration into ArchiCAD.
Graphisoft, a world leader in intelligent 3D building modeling and Virtual Building Solutions, is including LightWorks functionality as an integrated part of their core ArchiCAD product and the first LightWorks-based release - ArchiCAD 9 - gives users access to the powerful, high-quality rendering of LightWorks from directly inside the standard ArchiCAD user-interface and environment.
The signing of Graphisoft as a customer is a major addition to the LightWork Design customer base, reinforcing the significant lead that LightWorks has over other rendering engines, and adding to the increasing stream of application developers licensing LightWorks as the solution to their rendering needs.
The LightWorks solution lets Graphisoft improve both the quality and performance of their core rendering whilst also providing the potential for additional advanced lighting and rendering functionality in the future. The integration of LightWorks offers ArchiCAD users a number of features, including:
* Higher quality rendering as part of the core ArchiCAD product;
* Full integration within the existing ArchiCAD workflow and user-interface;
* Integration of LightWorks within GDL;
* Identical support on both the Windows and Mac platforms.
Bence Kovacs, VP of Product Management at Graphisoft, commented, "We chose LightWorks because it is the rendering engine that best matches our requirements, enabling us to create a powerful and extensible rendering solution that is very closely integrated within ArchiCAD and GDL. The unique close integration capability of LightWorks gives our users access to high- quality rendering right within their familiar ArchiCAD environment." He added, "We have just completed the first phase of the implementation of the LightWorks rendering engine into ArchiCAD, and our beta testers have consistently given us glowing feedback. I feel that LightWorks will give us the decisive edge over the competition!"
Nick Lightfoot, Sales and Account Manager at LightWork Design, said, "The Graphisoft development team has done a wonderful job of integrating LightWorks closely into the ArchiCAD environment and we are glad to see that our unique focus on providing component rendering technology has helped them to release a customized product in such a short time."
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it," Alan Kay(1). Graphisoft is the pioneer and leader in developing Virtual Building solutions. It is widely acknowledged as the worlds #1 supplier of model-based software and services for the building industry. Our clients are at the forefront of the industry - delivering projects that are better designed, more predictable to construct and less expensive to operate. For more information go to www. graphisoft.com
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 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.
1. Alan Kay. Inventor of Smalltalk - the inspiration behind subsequent windowing-based systems.
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