updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon April 24, 2006
NewTek\'s 3D Arsenal
NewTek today announced the addition of 3D Arsenal and the 3D Arsenal suite of products to the NewTek line. 3D Arsenal is a collection of content, plug-ins and training material that simplify the creation of custom motion graphics and logo animations for video editors. 3D Arsenal is based upon NewTek's LightWave 3D software. 3D Arsenal ships with over 750 pre-created scenes and templates. A content-only version of 3D Arsenal is available to current LightWave owners. 3D Arsenal is available at a retail price of $500, while 3D Arsenal content is available to LightWave owners for $300. The 3D Arsenal Wedding and Event Ammo pack retails for $150.
"We recognize the complexity in the creation of 3D graphics, but also know that many video producers want high quality motion graphics and don‚t have the time to fully learn and exploit a 3D application," said Jay Roth, president of NewTek's 3D division. "That's why 3D Arsenal is perfect; it leverages the benefits of LightWave, including the rendering technology, with easily customizable pre-created scenes, a streamlined user interface and dynamic learning materials. You are literally creating in minutes."