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LightWave 2015 unveiled, new pricing announced

NewTek LightWave 2015 new features video The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., released LightWave 2015 for Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. LightWave 2015 offers many new workflow enhancements and features that are designed to streamline a variety of pipelines. With the release of LightWave 2015 also comes new pricing: $995 US for a full license and $495 US to upgrade from LightWave 11.x or earlier. LightWave 2015 introduces new features that include: Bullet Constraints allowing to take control of dynamic simulations with new constraint types such as Point-to-Point, Hinge, Slider, Cone Twist, Spring and six degrees of freedom (DOF); Importance Sampling that improves the quality of scenes lit by GI and HDR images or background lighting by intelligently concentrating rays into important areas and eliminating the noise and splotches that arise from highly differing light intensities; Match Perspective Tool that can quickly sync the LightWave camera to an original photo or plate; Genoma 2 character rigging system enabling to create expert rigs and generate custom presets that perfectly fit into any character animation pipeline; Edge Rendering functionality for drawing intersection edges allowing for more creative control over cell rendering; 64-bit QuickTime support; and more. Users can download a no-cost 30-day full-feature trial of LightWave 2015 at lightwave3d.com/try. [source]

Carbon Scatter 2015 trial version available
S catter millions of instances in seconds, create wind-swept forests or animated crowds and render them directly inside 3ds Max, Maya and CINEMA 4D, using the new Carbon Scatter 2015 plug-in. [more]
Major upgrade to Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite
The Tiffen Company released the highly-anticipated version 4 of the award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. [more]
PlantFactory and VUE 2014.6 PLEs
The "Personal Learning Edition" of PlantFactory and Vue, e-ons virtual nature products, are now updated for the recently announced 2014. [more]
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.2
Adobe released a 2014.2 (13.2) update for After Effects CC. [more]
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max SP1 available for download
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. [more]
Boris FX Graffiti 6.6
Boris FX updated Grafitti, its 2D/3D title animation plug-in. [more]

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