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NewTek Taps H2MW for LightWave 3D Scripting LanguageH2MW to work with NewTek on the enhancement of LScript (September 07, 2004)
NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced that an agreement has been reached with the software team of H2MW to collaborate in the management, further development and support of LScript, LightWave 3D's powerful scripting language. LScript provides the ability for users to easily create scripts that automate all functionality of LightWave, ranging from simple and repetitive tasks to highly specific and complex applications. H2MW will work closely with the LightWave 3D development team to advance the current capabilities of LScript and provide a wide variety of support services to the LightWave community including: online troubleshooting, regular participation in NewTek's LScript mailing list, updated LScript documentation and new example scripts posted on the NewTek web site each month.
The LScript capabilities of Emmy Award-winning LightWave 3D make it possible for LightWave users across the spectrum from high profile Hollywood film and television visual effects producers, to game developers, motion graphic artists and print graphic designers to customize the software to meet their particular needs.
"We have a long history of working with LightWave and the LightWave community and are very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of LScript," said Art Howe, H2MW chief operations officer. "With LScript, the capabilities of LightWave 3D can be tailored to exactly what a LightWave artist or facility needs on a day-to-day basis."
H2MW, founded in 2002, has been providing contract support engineering services for LightWave-based production facilities. Art Howe, former LightWave product manager, Brian Marshall and Scott Wheeler, founding members of H2MW are responsible for the development of a wide variety of LightWave LScript tools currently available, in addition to the creation of the present LScript documentation.
"We are very excited to have the caliber of talent provided by H2MW to work with us on the advancement and support of LightWave's LScript," said Andrew Cross, NewTek senior vice president of software development. "LightWave users, particularly those in high profile television and film visual effects production, will benefit from the resources and support that the H2MW team provides for the development of custom LightWave scripts."
Pricing and Availability
LightWave 3D  is available for a suggested retail price of $1595US. Registered owners of LightWave 3D [7.5] or earlier are eligible to purchase a LightWave  Electronic Upgrade Pack for $495US. To locate the nearest authorized reseller or distributor, see our reseller locater at http://www.newtek.com. For more information on the items offered and to purchase direct from NewTek, visit: http://www.newtek.com or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441, overseas callers dial +1-210-370-8000.
With headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, NewTek is a leading provider of full-featured video editing, animation and special effects tools including VT, and LightWave 3D, winner of the 2003 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award. NewTek launched the desktop video revolution in 1990 with the release of the legendary Video Toaster. The company's products are used worldwide on projects ranging from home video to feature film. Recent television and film projects using NewTek software include "I, Robot", Spiderman 2, The Manchurian Candidate, Exorcist: The Beginning, Garfield, Hellboy, Van Helsing, Triplets of Belleville, The Last Samurai, Torque, Children of Dune, Battlestar: Galactica, Firefly, Taken, Smallville, Star Trek: Enterprise, Matrix Reloaded, Collateral Damage, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Agent Cody Banks, Daredevil, Spy Kids II, Oscar-nominated Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Final Fantasy, Blackhawk Down and Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Director's Edition DVD. Recent game titles include: Doom III, Unreal Tournament, Serious Sam for XBox, Age of Mythology, Civilization III, Dead to Rights, Baldur's Gate II, EverQuest and Escape From Monkey Island.
H2MW was founded with the mission to provide custom tools for LightWave artists and facilities from the largest visual effects houses to the independent producer. The combination of years of experience in practical production environments ranging from Netter Digital to UFO Films and product management and development experience as part of the NewTek LightWave development team, make H2MW the leading providers of custom engineering resources to the LightWave community.
For more information visit: http://www.h2mw.com/
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