- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 23 July 2003
LightWork Design Expands 3D Technologies for Macintosh Platform
LightWork Design has made two significant announcements this week ahead of the SIGGRAPH 2003 show in San Diego, California.
Macintosh 3D Technologies Get Bolstered
LightWork Design has announced a new version of its LightWorks Real-Time development product for the Macintosh platform. LightWorks Real-time gives application developers easy access to high quality, hardware assisted rendering for increasing user productivity through:
- Fast positioning of lights with real-time feedback
- Interactive editing of materials
- Accurate pre-visualization of final software rendered scenes
- Interactive photorealism
The new version brings the benefits of LightWorks Real-time to the Mac community, and makes it possible for software developers to integrate high-quality, interactive rendering into their applications without having to become experts in using low-level hardware APIs.
Robert Bou, President of Ashlar added, "I've been watching LightWorks Real-time since it's introduction. This is exciting technology. Now with the release of Real-time for the Mac we can seriously evaluate its implementation into our products on both the Mac and Windows platforms."
To read the full press release, please go here.
RPC Content Gets Cross-Platform Support
LightWork Design Announces Cross-Platform Support for RPC Content RPC functionality integrated within world's leading rendering engine! The new RPC Content functionality now enables Macintosh and cross-platform developers to support RPC people, trees and other objects.
Andy Chapman, CEO of LightWork Design said, "This new functionality is closely integrated into the standard LightWorks API, providing customers with the quickest and most cost-effective way to add RPC support to their applications." The implementation of RPC in LightWorks is intelligent, extremely efficient and supports the rendering of RPC objects in both software and interactive rendering modes. It allows users to enhance the realism of their images by easily adding the RPC content available from ArchVision.
Alexandra Yessios, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at auto-des-sys, Inc. added, "We are excited to hear about the support for RPC within LightWorks. The opportunity to include RPC content within images will be particularly useful to our customers and will let them create even more realistic designs. Using LightWorks will make it much easier for us to offer this technology to our users and we hope to implement this within form.Z very soon."
To read the full press release, please go here.
To learn more about LightWork Design go to: www.lightworkdesign.com
Architosh Analysis: Wow! This is very exciting news for the Macintosh CAD and 3D professional and developer community. LightWork Design produces superb rendering technologies for integration into leading developer applications, and this announcement firmly places the Macintosh platform on equal footing with respect to LightWork Design's most important 3D kernel API technologies.
This news before the big SIGGRAPH show is all pointing towards increased Macintosh focus in the 3D and CAD industry. Another important milestone event was the PTC announcement regarding Pro/CONCEPT 3D software for Mac OS X.
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