SPECapc releases new Lightwave 3D® benchmark

WARRENTON, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 6, 2009— SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) project group has released new performance evaluation software for systems running NewTek LightWave 3D® v9.6 software. LightWave™ is a complete modeling, rendering and animation solution used worldwide for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print and web.

SPECapc for LightWave v9.6, developed in cooperation with NewTek, provides realistic workloads that simulate a typical LightWave 3D workflow. Models ranging up to 1.75 million polygons represent such applications as 3D character animation, architectural review, and industrial design. Scores for individual workloads are composited under three categories: interactive, render and multitask.

The benchmark puts special emphasis on processes that benefit from multi-threaded computing, such as animation, OpenGL playback, deformations, and high-end rendering that includes ray tracing, radiosity, complex textures and volumetric lighting.

“We at NewTek are proud of being chosen as a standard to determine the actual performance of any hardware system and to have LightWave included in the respected SPECapc suite of benchmarking tools for computationally intensive applications,” says Jay Roth, president, 3D Division, NewTek. “Congratulations to all – this is great work and provides a valuable industry metric.”

“We are excited to deliver a benchmark with such a complete representation of a LightWave v9.6 workflow,” says Dan Bennett, SPECapc chair. “Our thanks to NewTek for its cooperation and input throughout the development process.”

Available now

SPECapc for LightWave 3D v9.6 is available for free downloading on the SPEC web site: www.spec.org/gwpg. It is available currently for Microsoft Windows XP and Vista 32- and 64-bit platforms. A Mac OS X version is planned for the near future.

The SPECapc group also provides free benchmarks for systems running Autodesk Maya 6.5 and 3ds Max 9, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 2.0, SolidWorks 2007, and Solid Edge V19 and NX 4 from Siemens PLMS.

About SPECapc

SPECapc was formed in 1997 to address performance evaluation based on popular workstation applications. Current members include AMD, Autodesk, Dell, Fujitsu Limited, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lenovo, NEC and NVIDIA. SPECapc is part of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corp. (SPEC), a non-profit corporation formed to establish, maintain and endorse a standardized set of relevant benchmarks that can be applied to the newest generation of computers. For more information, visit: www.spec.org.

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