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NewTek Announces Open Beta Program for LightWave Rendition for

New Plug-in Provides Photo-Realistic 3D Render Output Within the Photoshop® CS3 Extended? Environment (April 03, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-4-3--NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products today announced the start of an Open Beta program for LightWave Rendition for Adobe® Photoshop® on the opening day of Photoshop World in Orlando. Based upon the rendering engine of Emmy® Award-winning LightWave 3D®, LightWave Rendition for Adobe® Photoshop® gives creative artists the ability to render models imported through Photoshop® CS3 Extended. The resulting output delivers the richness of detail, textures and lighting attributes found in the original 3D object format, all from within the Photoshop Extended environment.

"With the wide popularity and general high regard the graphics community has for LightWave and Adobe Photoshop, we felt it was important to make the products compatible and extend the high performance and functionality of each," said Jay Roth, president, NewTek 3D division. "Producers of Photoshop content will now be able to bring an unprecedented measure of 3D quality and flexibility to their 2D artistry."

"I am very excited that the huge community of Adobe Photoshop users will now be able to take advantage of LightWave`s impressive rendering tools," said Stephen Burns, author of ?Advanced Photoshop CS3 Trickery & FX`.  "They will find themselves well served by LightWave`s extended texture and lighting options that will bring an elevated degree of realism to their projects."  

LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop will ship with sample projects and a 3D model art library. It works with models from other sources, such as Google SketchUp`s 3D Warehouse or any readily available 3D interchange formats, including LWO, 3DS, OBJ, U3D, KMZ, and COLLADA, allowing each to be fully rendered in high-resolution.

LightWave Rendition for Adobe® Photoshop® includes:
  • Slider Controls for Render and Anti-Alias Quality: Allows for quick preview renders up to photo-quality images.
  • Material Preset: You have the option to apply preset or selected Photoshop materials to the surface of your 3D object for complete flexibility in design.
  • Light Environment: Use the default Photoshop Extended lighting environment or add the power of LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop by using any 2D layer as a light map for complete control of the final light environment.
Pricing and Availability
Open Beta participants in North America can purchase and download LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop now by visiting Open Beta participants will be able to purchase the plug-in for $99US for a limited time and will recieve the final release at no additional cost. The final release, LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop, will have a retail price of $149US and will be available for purchase worldwide. For more information visit:

About NewTek
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is an Emmy® Award-winning and leading provider of full-featured video editing, live production, presentation, animation and special effects tools including LightWave® Rendition for Adobe® Photoshop®, LightWave 3D®, 3D Arsenal, TriCaster, TriCaster PRO, TriCaster PRO FX, TriCaster STUDIO, VT[5] and SpeedEDIT,


? LightWave and LightWave 3D are registered trademarks of NewTek.
? The TriCaster family of products include: TriCaster, TriCaster VM, TriCaster Pro, TriCaster Pro FX and TriCaster STUDIO which are trademarks of NewTek, Inc.
? SpeedEDIT, VT[5], iVGA, LiveSet, LiveMatte, 3D Arsenal and LightWave Rendition are trademarks of NewTek, Inc.
? All other products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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