Lightworks has released Lightworks Author 9, its rendering software for Mac OS X and Windows.

New features offer users more post-processing control, with layer export capabilities accelerating time-consuming post-production tasks. Improvements to Image-Based Lighting in Author 9 allow for faster realtime modeling.

The new Panorama function facilitates greater user interaction with designs, allowing the creation of 360 panoramic views of a scene. Other enhancements include support for Wrapped Normal Maps, providing a more accurate texture representation. For more info go to .