New LightWorks Real-time for Macintosh Platform
Easy-to-integrate interactive photorealism for Mac application developers!

SHEFFIELD, UK (22 July 2003) – LightWork Design, the world’s leading
supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer
graphics software, has announced a new version of its LightWorks Real-time
product for the Macintosh platform.

LightWorks Real-time gives application developers easy access to high
quality, hardware assisted rendering for increasing user productivity
* 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.

“LightWorks Real-time produces significantly higher quality images at
interactive rates by going beyond direct use of low-level hardware APIs,”
commented Woll Newall, Founder and Product Manager of LightWork Design. He
continued, “Advanced multi-pass techniques enable LightWorks Real-time to
support real-world light intensities, shadows with surface self-shadowing,
visualization of procedural shaders and an unlimited number of lights.
Adding LightWorks Real-time to an existing product based on the powerful API
of LightWorks is very easy – just 3 function calls!”

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.”

LightWork Design has been a major long-term supporter of the Macintosh
platform, supplying the rendering solution for leading Mac applications.
The new release of LightWorks Real-time continues their track record of
providing comprehensive rendering solutions for developers creating cool
applications on the Mac. For more information see
( or visit the
LightWork Design booth 3431 at SIGGRAPH.

About LightWork Design
LightWork Design is the world’s leading supplier of rendering solutions for
developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software. Established in 1989,
LightWork Design has continually developed LightWorks to provide customers
with innovative and market-focused solutions for the creation of powerful
and easy-to-use rendering applications. Renowned for its physically
accurate visualization of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is
the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Industrial and
Graphics markets. LightWorks is supplied as a complete solution which
includes the SDK, support, training and consultancy services, to give
customers fast and efficient access to leading-edge rendering technology,
resulting in shorter development cycles, faster time-to-market for new
products, and lower software development costs.

LightWorks is embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more
than 1 million users worldwide, far more than any other renderer.
Applications that incorporate LightWorks include: Alibre Design from Alibre,
ArchiTrend from Fukui Computer, CDRS, Pro/DESKTOP and Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire
from PTC, Cobalt from Ashlar, Configura and InstantPlanner from Configura
Sverige AB, DigiD from Nihon Unisys, form.Z from auto-des-sys, ICEM Surf
from ICEM, IX Design from ImpactXoft, Madric from CPU, MSC.visualNastran
from MSC Software, Presenter 3D from Digital Immersion, PowerShape from
Delcam, solidThinking from Gestel, ThinkReal from Think3, trueSpace from
Caligari, Unigraphics NX from EDS, VectorWorks from Nemetschek NA and
products from many other major CAD vendors.

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