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NewTek Releases LightWave 3D Trial Edition

NewTek Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, has released a free trial of LightWave 3D version 9.0 for Windows 32-bit, 64-bit and Mac. This free trial version of NewTeks award-winning software provides all of the capabilities of the software unencumbered for a full 30 days.

Students, educators, graphics and animation professionals, and those considering a career in graphics and animation can now evaluate LightWaves capabilities with the help of the extensive tutorial support included. The LightWave 3D Trial Edition is available for download from

"We want to provide everyone with the opportunity to thoroughly experience all of the power and capabilities of LightWave v9, said Jay Roth, president of NewTeks 3D Division. For that reason, we have introduced a free trial version that is based upon the latest 3D version of LightWave, with no restrictions or watermarks. We have also included complete online documentation, an extensive image gallery, interactive tutorials and other educational materials, to make it easy for anyone to get their hands on LightWave to learn, create and produce.

The LightWave Trial Edition includes 42 tutorials, featuring introductions to LightWaves powerful Modeling and Layout programs, along with the latest new additions in LightWave v9, including the Node Editor and Advanced Camera Tools. The Trial Edition also comes with a wide variety of royalty free content including: objects, scenes and animations.

LightWave v9 is available now from resellers and distributors worldwide for a suggested retail price of $795 for full units and $395 for upgrades from previous versions of LightWave. For more information or to purchase, visit or call NewTek sales at (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, live production, presentation, animation and visual effects tools, including LightWave 3D, winner of the 2003 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award, TriCaster and VT[5]. Recent television and film projects using NewTek production tools include ANT BULLY, THE DAVINCI CODE, MR. & MRS. SMITH, SERENITY, SIN CITY, FANTASTIC FOUR, THE 4400, STARGATE: SG1, STARGATE: ATLANTIS, BATTLESTAR: GALACTICA, PRISON BREAK, LOST, CSI, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. Recent game titles include SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS, BLACK, RIDGE RACER 6, BURNOUT REVENGE, DRIVER: PARALLEL LINES, QUAKE IV AND HEROES OF MIGHT and MAGIC 6.