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NewTek LightWave 3D® Wins Best 3D Product Award from MacUser Magazine

(November 19, 2008)
DMN Newswire--2008-11-19--SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? November 18, 2008 ? NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced that MacUser readers have awarded LightWave 3D® the 2008 MacUser Award for Best 3D Product. MacUser, the most frequently published Mac magazine in the United Kingdom, surveyed more than 3,500 consumers to determine that LightWave® was among the best Mac products across 15 product categories. All MacUser Award winners are listed at:

"We want to thank the 3D graphics community for choosing LightWave as best among all 3D products on the market," said Jay Roth, president, 3D division, NewTek Inc. "Our passion is 3D, and to have those who share our enthusiasm recognize our efforts is beyond rewarding."

"The MacUser Awards have become the United Kingdom Mac industrys most anticipated awards, said Nik Rawlinson, editor, MacUser."It means you dont have to make a buying decision on the trust of one friend ? its like having the support of 3,500 people, providing Mac users with a list of products they should be coveting."

Responsible for more artists winning Emmy Awards than any other 3D application, NewTek LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with intuitive and powerful modeling and animation tools. The version 9 series represents a major upgrade to this award-winning 3D application with new capabilities including FiberFX, a complete hair and fur solution, a new lighting system and many improvements to animation, rendering and workflow. Known for its fast workflow and ease of use, LightWave also integrates well with other popular production tools for 3D and for compositing, with support for a wide range of formats. Tools and support that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including unlimited render nodes, hard- and soft-body dynamics, hair, fur, cloth simulation and more. LightWave is enjoyed worldwide as a complete 3D production tool for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print and web.

Pricing and Availability

LightWave v9 is available now at the suggested retail price of US$895. LightWave v9.5 is available as a free update to registered LightWave v9 owners. Registered owners of LightWave 3D [v8 or earlier] are eligible to purchase an upgrade for US$395. For more information or to purchase, please visit or call NewTek Sales at 800-368-5441, for international inquiries dial +1-210-370-8000.

About NewTek Inc.

Benefiting producers and artists with its cost-effective and ground-breaking technologies, NewTek Inc. is a leader in 3D animation and special effects tools, portable live production and video editing, including LightWave 3D® and the TriCaster? product line. NewTek has won numerous industry accolades, including two Emmy® Awards. NewTek products have been used in blockbuster films and television shows, including "The Dark Knight," "Iron Man," "300," "Hancock," "Tropic Thunder," "Battlestar Galactica," "Lost," "Fringe" and more. Clients include: Fox News, BBC, NHL, NBA Development League, MTV, VH1, the Steve Harvey Radio Show, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information, please visit:

  • LightWave and LightWave 3D are registered trademarks of NewTek Inc.
  • The TriCaster family of products include: TriCaster, TriCaster VM, TriCaster PRO, TriCaster STUDIO and TriCaster BROADCAST, which are trademarks of NewTek Inc.
  • TimeWarp, LiveControl, SpeedEDIT, VT[5], iVGA, LiveSet, LiveMatte, LiveText, 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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