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LightWork Design announces new release of LightWorks

(October 01, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-10-1--SHEFFIELD, UK (29 September 2008) - LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, today announced the release of the latest version of LightWorks, the companys industry-leading rendering engine. LightWorks 7.9 focuses on introducing new ambient occlusion functionality to the LightWorks product set as well as improving support for real-world materials in both hardware and software rendering.

Key developments within LightWorks 7.9 include:
Ambient Occlusion
This new feature in LightWorks adds intelligent and predictable ambient lighting to models for greater depth, performance and realism. It is particularly useful for the lighting of interior scenes, giving fast and predictable results.

High Dynamic Range images (HDRIs)
LightWorks has created a wide variety of their own HDR images to enable users to get even more realistic lighting within their scenes. These are included within this release of LightWorks 7.9. LightWorks will be producing further HDR collections in forthcoming releases as part of their on-going development work.

Specular Final Gather
This feature has been refined to optimise workflow so that the smoother the surface, the less work is actually spent in calculating the specular final gather results. This technique makes image rendering much faster.

Complex Reflectance Shaders
LightWorks has created a range of new shaders for their latest release, aimed at providing users with the ability to create a wider range of even more realistic effects. The new shaders include: glossy, blurred and frosted glass, which allow the creation of glossy plastics, brushed metals, car paints, varnished surfaces and lacquered finishes.

CgFX
LightWorks now enables customers to extend effects in real-time rendering by using external CgFX materials.
About LightWork Design

For more information about LightWorks 7.9 contact:

LightWork Design http://www.lightworkdesign.com/our_company/contact
or go to the Latest Release webpage http://www.lightworkdesign.com/features/lightworks_7.9

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 visualisation of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Configuration, and Industrial 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 the de facto standard for integrated rendering in advanced 3D graphics applications, embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 2 million users worldwide.

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