LightWave 3D 7.5b31 Jul, 2003 By: Ron LaFon Cadalyst
Dmitry Savinoff modeled and rendered this cityscape in LightWave 3D from NewTek.
Its hard to imagine a more versatile product right out of the box. LightWave 3D offers radiosity, caustics, animation capabilities, soft-body dynamics, hair and fur, unlimited render nodesa whole slew of tools that other packages require add-ons to produce, if theyre available at all. Add broad extensibility via an interface for plug-ins, and youre covered for almost any modeling and rendering need.
Little wonder that LightWave 3D is used in such a wide variety of disciplines, from television to film to games. LightWave 3D is also used to create graphics for print media, the Web, industrial design, architecture, and medical imaging. Its easy to find tips, models, materials, plug-ins, and information about LightWave on the Internet.
Theres a lot to like about LightWave 3D. Ive been impressed with its capabilities for years. Perhaps what I like best is that when I look closely at how a feature is implemented, I find great attention to detail. LightWave 3Ds remarkable and innovative feature set makes it a great product.