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LightWave for Mac Outsells Windows VersionNewTek credits OS X 10.1 report from MacCentral today, NewTek is quoted as saying that, for the first time, LightWave for the Macintosh has outsold the Windows version. MacCentral's report covers a number of developers who are getting behind the platform, including several in the creative space, such as Corel, Deneba and Macromedia, all of whom have released OS X versions of some or all of their creative applications.
NewTek credits Mac OS X 10.1 for the reversal in the company's Macintosh business. If you'd like to see what NewTek had to say, please read the story at http://maccentral.macworld.com/news/0110/22.osx.php.
We named NewTek as one of the "champions of OS X" earlier this year. They were the first company to release a port of a major 3D application to OS X?actually any major application?even before OS X was in final release. Since then, every major Macintosh 3D developer (including Electric Image and Maxon) has ported its 3D products to OS X. The new OS has also brought Alias|Wavefront into the fold. Last month we reported that the company's Maya Complete product had received more preorders for the Mac OS X version than any other platform release in the company's history.
For more information on NewTek LightWave, visit http://www.newtek.com. For more information on Electric Image Universe, visit http://www.electricimage.com. For more information on Maxon Cinema 4D XL, visit http://www.maxoncomputer.com. For more information on Alias|Wavefront Maya, visit http://www.aliaswavefront.com.
Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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