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LightWork Design Re-Launches End User Website for users of LightWorks-based applications (July 21, 2004)

LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, has announced the launch of their brand new end user website

The new website is a key part of the continuing LightWorks Content Strategy and has been specially designed for the 1 million + users of LightWorks-based applications, providing them with a unique service that enhances the value and power of their LightWorks-based rendering applications. It includes a whole host of features, tools and downloads to make their LightWorks experience better than ever before.

LightWork Design is working in partnership with leading material suppliers to help customers increase the value of their LightWorks-based applications. This is giving users a fast, easy and cost-effective way to access a wide variety of industry specific real-world Content, such as: plastics from GE, UNS Metals, carpets from leading industry suppliers like Mannington and Milliken, lighting, paints from companies including Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams, as well as a wide selection of procedural shaders. The Content downloadable from www. is supplied in the secure, LightWorks Archive (LWA) format which gives users of LWA-Enabled rendering applications the ability to select, accurately visualize, and specify all types of content in their CAD models, for use throughout the art-to-part process.

Andy Fox, Product Content Manager for LightWorks, commented, "Our new User Site has given us the chance to bring together even more news, features, and technological insights, along with our fantastic collection of real world Content, into a single site aimed at anyone involved in the use of LightWorks. It also gives us the opportunity to increase the value of our customers applications, and at the same time work closer with companies in our partnership industries, including high profile companies like Mannington and Marley Floors, to release secure LWA archives containing ever-more realistic real world Content."

Key features of the user website include:
- Articles about the latest technology advances in the rendering industry, like HDRI;
- New, easy to use search function;
- Downloadable Content including AEC materials, light studios and product design materials; and
- News about the LightWorks rendering engine;

All designed to help users get more out of their LightWorks-based applications

To look at the new website 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, 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, 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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