Newtek has released LightWave 3D 7.5, an upgrade to its 3D animation and video product. The new version enhances several animation tools and improves character animation tools, lighting, and rendering; details can be found here. The upgrade is available free of charge to version 7 users and for US$395 to owners of previous versions. LightWave 3D 7.5 sells for US$1,596.