LightWork Design at Siggraph 2008

SHEFFIELD, England—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 31, 2008— LightWork Design, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, will be exhibiting at this years SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Exhibition in Los Angeles, California. Visitors to the Companys booth 1160 will be able to see some of the latest new product developments:

LightWorks SE

LightWorks Studio Edition is a new approach to integrated rendering. It draws on a wealth of rendering development and implementation experience, to bring you the easiest to use toolkit ever, whilst giving you access to some of the most powerful rendering available in the market today. LightWorks will be announcing the latest version of SE, V2.0, which includes new functionality for enhanced exterior and interior rendering performance.

LightWorks 7.9

Siggraph 2008 sees the announcement of the 7.9 LightWorks release, including these key features:

  • Ambient Occlusion adds intelligent predictable ambient light to images for greater depth and realism.
  • New Complex Reflectance Shaders - targeted at the generation of a wider range of realistic material effects; new colour and reflectance shaders including Glossy Reflections and Frosted Glass, Enhanced Car Paint, Plastics and Metallic effects.
  • CgFX - Extends the number of effects in real-time rendering with external CgFX materials
  • Specular Final Gather - refined to concentrate work dependent on the properties of a material: the smoother the surface, the less work will be spent calculating specular Final Gather results, which gives faster image rendering.

LightWorks will also be demonstrating its new Progressive Rendering technology, which is currently in development.

New LightWork Design website

In addition to the wide-ranging technical developments and enhancements to its product set, LightWorks will also be unveiling a new look LightWork Design website 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 visualisation of real-world objects and environments, LightWorks is the ideal choice for applications targeted at the AEC, Configuration, and Industrial 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 the de facto standard for integrated rendering in advanced 3D graphics applications, embedded in over 80 software applications and used by more than 2 million users worldwide.

LightWorks, the LightWorks logo, LWA and LWA-Enabled and the LWA-Enabled logo are registered trademarks of LightWork Design Ltd.

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