NewTek Inc. will launch its Lightwave Rendition for beta test participation beginning May 2007. The software, created by NewTek’s 3D division, provides photorealistic 3D render output, such as recently used in the feature film â€œ300,â€ and is based upon the Emmy Award-winning render engine native to LightWave 3D.
NewTek said LightWave Rendition gives creative artists the ability to render models imported through Photoshop CS3 and deliver the richness of detail, textures and lighting attributes found in the original 3D object format, all within the Photoshop environment.
LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop will ship with its own 3D model art library and works with models from other sources, such as Google SketchUpâ€™s 3D Warehouse or any of the readily available common 3D interchange formats: 3DS, OBJ, U3D, KMZ, and COLLADA. LightWave Rendition allows each format to be fully rendered in high-resolution with all of their properties, the company said.
Those interested to participate in the beta testing program may sign up at www.LightWave3D.com/renditionps or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441.