LightWave 3D Reviews & Product Details

NEWTEK LightWave 3D
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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LightWave 3D has been used in film, television, motion graphics, digital matte painting, visual effects, video games development, product design, architectural visualizations, virtual production, music videos, pre-visualizations, and advertising. The platform offers a Noise Filter option that uses the NVIDIA OptiX™ library for AI-accelerated noise elimination when rendering still images. It also offers Online Documentation, that fits on any device that the users intend to use. The solution's OpenVDB Content Creation tool kit enables live Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG) operations. Request NEWTEK LightWave 3D Pricing to get more information.


NewTek LightWave 3D enables organizations to excel 3D animation. This totally out-of-the-box 3D animation solution delivers real-time combined 3D interactivity through a bridge to Unreal Engine. It focuses on driving unreal changes iteratively. Numerous LightWave seats connect to the same Unreal Editor simultaneously to allow real-time collaboration among artists. It helps artists by providing them with Shading Model Customization Tools all updated with new nodes. The product also offers Display Scaling, which supports artisis in scaling multiple UI elements for HiDPI and large-screen displays. The product comes equipped with smart caching enabling artists to use them for textures and other uses, regardless of the memory in the computer system.

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  • +9 Flexibility
  • +8 Innovative features
  • +7 Capable to implort open Vdb
  • +6 Constructive Solid Geometry (CSG)
  • +5 Update the Material Tool Group
  • +9 3D Modeling
  • +14 3d animation
  • +5 3dModelling
  • +6 3d Rendering
  • +11 Digital Painting
  • +9 Dynamics and Effects
  • +8 Motion Graphics
  • +14 Rigging
  • +5 Sculpting
  • +12 Shading
  • +7 Simulation
  • +13 Texturing
  • +6 Other Software features offered
  • +13 Mac OS X
  • +12 Windows
  • -14 Separate Feature
  • -13 Software support
  • -10 Pipeline Integration
  • -14 Linux
  • -5 Others(AmigaOS, AROS, MorpOS, FreeBSD, Android)
  • -10 On-Site Support
  • -7 Consulting Services
  • -14 Integration & Deployment
  • -13 Other Softwares
  • -12 Special Effects
  • -9 Dedicated Account Manager (DAM)
  • -6 Hosted / On-Cloud
  • -6 Software Requirement Specification (SRS)
  • -7 Full Time Equivalent
  • -8 Subscription / Licensing
  • -6 Any other frequency of support services
  • -5 Frequency of Support Services - Annually
  • -14 Frequency of Support Services- Bi-Annually
  • -12 Frequency of Support Services - Monthly
  • -13 Frequency of Support Services- Quarterly
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NEWTEK LightWave 3D presence in 3D Animation Software

NewTek’s LightWave 2015 offers enhanced rendering quality and speed, with major upgrades to the sampling system and interpolated modes. The company formed a LightWave 3D Group, which functions under NewTek’s top management. The major aim of the company is to accelerate its growth worldwide with newer product offerings, strategic partnerships, and targeted sales & marketing initiatives. LightWave 3D software caters to game developing, motion graphics, special effects, architecture, and advertising industries. NewTek is also expanding its business to extend its offerings to its clients with the help of third-party distributor’s community which provides plugins and assets for sale. In February 2017, NewTek signed an agreement with Force of Will Co. Ltd to use LightWave 3D software in production of its upcoming movie in a Tokyo-based studio called YamatoWorks. LightWave 3D Group continues to innovate and develop new products. For instance, in 2013, the company released ChronoSculpt offering 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solutions to production studios. Thereby, building and promoting an ecosystem for creativity and technology.

NEWTEK LightWave 3D Reviews



Sep 23, 2019

“ Enhances the creativity process”

Newtek includes LightWave 3D, NevronMotion, and ChronoSculpt. It offers motion plugin, network software, and rendering tools to enhance the creativity process
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Buyer, Media & Entertainment, SME

May 24, 2019

“Surfacing Capabilities”

Lightwave 3D animation software has one of the best surfacing capabilities such as nodal editor, renderer and modelling. I personally like the separate screen for modelling and layout. The other thing which I like about the tool is the customization options.
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Buyer, Healthcare, SME

May 24, 2019

“Best Feature”

One of the best feature I like about lightwave was it has a distinct platform for rendering and animation. You can simultaneously work on different programs rather running the scene in one window. It make the entire editing process simple by drag and drop the model into an animation editor.
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Buyer, Manufacturing, SME

May 24, 2019

“Support Third Party Software”

The best part about the Lightwave 3D software is it supports third party software and addition of LW CAD tools as built-in tools.
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Buyer, Finance, SME

May 24, 2019


I like the simple process of creating and setting scenes. It allows a flexibility to work, one can apply different methods in order to complete the work quickly specially for visualization.
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Buyer, Education, SME

May 24, 2019

“Easy and Simple”

Lightwave 3D animation software is easy and simple to learn for a new user. It is very flexible and versatile and have a wide range of tools to convert your thoughts into reality.
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James Smith

Feb 14, 2019

“Easy to use and flexible”

Let me start by saying that though LW is not compatible with other 3D rendering software, that seems to be the only drawback for it. Because its own rendering is not very strong. And you have to convert files. Everything else works like a charm for me. It is simple to understand and use, especially for a beginner to 3D modelling. This is because, since you can work on different functions in different windows, you can get a better and clearer idea of your work.
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Buyer, Finance, SME

Feb 14, 2019

“If budget is your concern, Lightwave is the product for you”

Truth be told, I did consider switching to programs with better features and more all round benefits. But I could not seem to be convinced to shell out a high price for them. With LW, I get all the features that I actually need, at 1k. Would I like to have more? Of course! But not at such high a cost, definitely.
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