[from the LightWave 3D Group announcement]
LightWave Add-A-Seat / Upgrade Promotion
Looking to expand your 3D bandwidth? Grow the size of your team? Save Big and add LightWave to your toolkit or upgrade a seat by taking advantage of the LightWave Add-A-Seat / Upgrade Promotion.
For a limited time the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a special price of $695 (USD) for a Full License and $395 (USD) for an upgrade of LightWave 2015. Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to upgrade a seat or add a full license to your studio. The Special Add-A-Seat / Upgrade pricing is also available to artists using other 2D and 3D software programs.
More info at LightWave3D.com
LightWave 3D combines a state-of-the-art renderer with powerful, intuitive modeling, and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including 999 free cross-platform render nodes, support for Windows and Mac UB 64 and 32-bit operating systems, free technical support and more. LightWave is enjoyed worldwide, as a complete 3D production solution for feature film and television visual effects, broadcast design, print graphics, visualization, game development, and Web. LightWave is responsible for more artists winning Emmy Awards than any other 3D application.
Major Studios and Post-Production Houses spend years assembling their custom pipelines, often at great expense and requiring large numbers of technical staff to maintain. Those complex pipelines are perfect for companies with hundreds of employees, but can be overkill for the majority of studios around the world with 40 employees or less.
LightWave fits seamlessly into large multi-software pipelines - with its powerful interchange tools including FBX, ZBrush GoZ, Collada, Unity Game Engine Support, and Autodesk Geometry Cache. Unlike other software packages, LightWave offers artists and studios a complete end-to-end solution right out of the box. Robust polygonal and subdivision surface modeling, unique. Interchangeable layered and nodal texturing, along with powerful dedicated node material shaders. Powerful animation and rigging tools. Eye-popping volumetric and dynamic effects systems. A production proven, award-winning Global Illumination render engine - built in. You decide what workflow or pipeline suits you best and LightWave puts all of the tools in your hands.
LightWave has been the choice of countless studios and artists for over 20 years. Chances are LightWave was used to create many of your favorite films, television programs, and games. Download the LightWave 3D trial today and see why so many artists depend on LightWave to get their work done, on time, on budget, and with amazing render quality - it's all in the box!
LightWave 3D 2015 Features Video