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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists

The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.


“Defiance“ image created with LightWave 3D software by artists at NBCUniversal. Image courtesy NBCUniversal and SyFy Network.

Details of the offer are available at Safe Harbor.

Crossgrade pricing is available to all artists using other 2D and 3D software programs such as Autodesk Maya, 3ds Max and Softimage, Houdini, Cinema 4D, Modo, Unity, Zbrush, Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, Flash, and more.

The LightWave Advantage
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 11.6 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

Artists are invited to test drive the software by downloading a full-feature 30-day trial version of LightWave 11.6 at


2014 Oscar Nominee for Short Film (Animated) created entirely with LightWave 3D – “Possessions” by Shuhei Morita.

For pricing and more information, please visit Safe Harbor.

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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists