LightWave offers Softimage Artists a Crossgrade Deal

Fri 7th Mar 2014 | News

LightWave invites current Softimage artists to adopt LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software at an exclusive price point.


The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD).  The Softimage crossgrade offer is available here and valid through March 31, 2014.


Artists are also welcome to evaluate the software by downloading a full-feature30-day trial version of LightWave 11.6 here.


"The news of Softimage’s retirement displaces an entire community of artists who are passionate about their creativity and the software they use,” said Rob Powers, president, LightWave 3D Group.  “We invite all Softimage artists to join the rebels, the independents, the artists and studios that push their creativity to the limits each and every day with LightWave 3D software.  For more than 20 years, LightWave has been the backbone for everything from award-winning films and television episodics to influential architectural visualization and advertising campaigns. There is no better time than now to ‘Join the Rebellion’ and move to LightWave.”


Created by artists for artists, LightWave 3D is award-winning software that offers an end-to-end production pipeline for artists and designers to model, animate, capture, retarget, render, and input and output to 3D. Some of the many features of LightWave 3D include:


Modeling – Robust polygonal sub-d modeler with real world units

Surfacing – Stunning photoreal layer-based and nodal surfacing tools

Rigging – Instant rigging presets with or without weight maps

Object Referencing – Flexible object referencing architecture or ASCII scenes


Animation – Procedural, nodal, flocking and keyframe animation tools

Rendering – Integrated state-of-the-art renderer with unlimited nodes

Viewport Preview Renderer (VPR) – Interactive shading, raytracing, DOF, motion blur, lighting and GI

Bullet Dynamics – Fast and simple rigid and soft body Dynamics Engine

Industry Standards – Supports Alembic, FBX, Autodesk Geo Cache, Python, DPX, ZBrush Goz, After Effects, MDD, and OBJ


About NewTek


NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.


NewTek is privately owned and based in San Antonio, Texas.  For more information on NewTek please visit:, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr or connect on Facebook.


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