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LightWork Design Releases LightWorks for Mac OS X

Rendering System Delivers Speed, Flexibility and Photorealistic Output (October 17, 2001)
LightWork Design announced that LightWorks - the industry's fastest rendering engine - has been released for Mac OS X.

"The Mac is an important platform for our customers and it is essential that we support their next generation operating system, " said Dr. Gordon Oliver, LightWork Design CEO. "Mac OS X offers LightWorks users improved overall performance, with greater speed and stability for their applications."

"By featuring powerful graphics capabilities, such as Quartz and OpenGL, Mac OS X is quickly becoming the platform of choice for 3D design applications," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations. "With the addition of LightWork Design's advanced toolkit solutions, even more developers can now take advantage of Mac OS X's superior technology."

LightWorks Mac OS X release Support of LightWorks® on Mac OS X is a major part of LightWork Design's commitment to providing its customers with cross-platform toolkit solutions to their end-users' needs. This new version will enable LightWorks licensees to easily introduce high quality photorealistic rendering applications that leverage Mac OS X's power, stability and graphics capabilities.

Customer reactions LightWorks customers are already successfully using this new release for Mac OS X:

auto.des.sys. David Kropp, Senior Vice President of Development at auto.des.sys said, "LightWork Design continues to deliver state of the art technology with support for Mac OS X. We were able to integrate LightWorks into our Carbon version of form*Z in only a matter of hours. Our customers are looking forward to the combination of full featured rendering and the new features of Mac OS X."

Nemetschek North America Richard Diehl, CEO at Nemetschek North America added, "Support from LightWorks® for Mac OS X means that our Mac users can now produce even more creative and outstanding images as they benefit from the improved features of Mac OS X combined with the quality rendering offered from LightWorks®. We are delighted to be working alongside LightWork Design as they continue to introduce important new technology within their LightWorks® product. LightWork Design released their Mac OS X product very quickly without changing their API which meant that we were able to develop our Carbon version of VectorWorks for Mac OS X in rapid time."

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