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November 4th, 1999

[2:30 PM] NewTek Announces LightWave Support For, Boasts About Performance In, Mac OS 9

The makers of LightWave 3D, one of the premier 3D solutions, have announced that the two most recent releases of LightWave 3D support Mac OS 9. The company also boasts about the performance of the packages when running in Mac OS 9. According to NewTek:

NewTek today announced that LightWave 3D 5.6, and the recently announced LightWave [6], are completely compatible and run seamlessly under Apple's new MAC(R)OS 9.

"The Macintosh is a very important platform for NewTek and LightWave 3D, and the speeds we see on the new machines are incredible," said Brad Peebler, vice president of marketing for NewTek. "The Macintosh has always been a computer for the artist and creator. Just like Apple, we have created LightWave 3D with the artist in mind, making it faster and easier to create stunning works of art.

Mac(R) OS 9, the major new release of the Macintosh(R) operating system, hit retail stores in mass last month. New advantages for LightWave 3D users include:

LightWave 3D 5.6

  • Apple OpenGL 1.1 for faster real-time creation, manipulation and viewing

LightWave [6]

  • Re-written from the ground up to be Carbon compliant for OS X


  • New Floating Windows
  • Input Sprockets for better USB mouse support
  • Quicktime 4 support
  • Apple OpenGL 1.1 for faster real-time creation, manipulation and viewing.

LightWave 3D 5.6 is available now through authorized dealers worldwide for a suggested retail price of $1995.00. LightWave [6] will be available in Q4 1999 for a suggested retail price of $2,495. Registered users of LightWave 3D 5.6 can upgrade to LightWave [6] for $495; upgrades are available through authorized NewTek dealers.

You can find more information on LightWave [6] and LightWave 3D 5.6 at the company's web site.


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