updated 02:30 pm EDT, Mon October 10, 2005
LightWave 8.5 released
NewTek today released , providing 64-bit support to leverage the increased memory and computational power available to Mac OS X G5 systems. Features includes support for OpenGL 2.0, a new "Multishift" tool with an editable history, Photoshop-style texture blending modes, improved dynamics, and easier integration of third-party file formats. A new "Parts-to-Surfaces" tool eases integration of 3D objects created in other applications, while improved particle dynamics increase accuracy. The software also offers 78 new configurable keyboard shortcut options. LightWave 8 3D full standard requires Mac OS X 10.3.3 or later, and is priced at $900, the upgrade is free for registered users.