Newtek announced Wednesday the release of LightWave Free Discovery Edition, a free version of the company’s 3D animation software that features limiting saving capabilities and watermarked renderings, as noted by MacNN. Newtek is also offering a full version of LightWave to students for US$395; retail pricing for the software is $1,595. Alias|Wavefront recently released Maya Personal Learning Edition, a free version of its 3D animation software.