Lightwave 3d – fast, easy and proven 3d computer graphics software [V2019.1]

Lightwave 3d

LightWave 3D is a complete 3D modeling, rendering and animation solution that integrates all kinds of excellent and advanced rendering technologies into one place. Until now, it has become a full-featured and quite mature 3D animation software with various technologies. It comes with a simple operation, is easy to learn and use, and has extremely powerful functions in the aspects of creature modeling and character animation. Besides, its rendering module based on ray tracing, radiosity and other technologies makes its rendering quality almost perfect. With its excellent performance, LightWave has been favored by many film and television special effects production companies and game developers around the world.

LightWave 3D’s modeling capabilities are outstanding, its subdivision surface modeling techniques have been among the best in the past, and comes with high modeling efficiency. That’s why Digital Domain chose LightWave, rather than other software, to build that very detailed, lifelike supertanker model when making the Hollywood blockbuster Titanic. In addition, its layer-based modeling technique has many similarities to Autodesk Maya. And pretty uniquely, LightWave 3D does animation and modeling in two separate programs, and uses the Hub to build a soft connection between them.

LightWave 3D enjoys a high reputation in the world. It has won several international Emmy Awards for technology, and many popular Hollywood movies widely used its software technologies to complete animation and visual effects. Plus, LightWave 3D is also widely used in TV program, video game, architectural landscape, plane printing & drawing, industrial product design and presentation, as well as many other fields. To some extent, it can be said that LightWave 3D is currently the most powerful animation effect tools module with the maximum depth and breadth of application layer.

Lightwave 3d

// Key Features //

  • Real-time Collaborative LightWave to Unreal Engine
  • FBX and New Interchange Bridge
  • Shading Model Customization Tools
  • OpenVDB Content Creation
  • Metamorphic Animated Sculpting/Painting
  • Display Scaling
  • Bone System Improved for Game Development
  • Edge Shader Node
  • Patina Node
  • Procedural Shader Node
  • Image Caching
  • New Compositing Buffers
  • NVIDIA OptiX Denoising
  • Despike
  • Physical Sky
  • Physical Sunlight
  • Enhanced UV and UDIM Mapping Workflow
  • Smoothing Groups
  • Empty Volume Shape Primitive
  • New Tools for Shape Primitives
  • Expanded Layout Undo System
  • Popup Menus
  • Node Graph UI Options
  • Online Documentation
  • License Server Option

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// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2013, 2017 Redistributable Packages
  • Apple Bonjour
  • DirectX 9.0c

// Edition Statement //

vcgsoft provides the LightWave 3D multilingual full installers and all versions universal license files for Windows 64-bit and Mac.

// Installation Notes //

for v2019.1.4 on Windows:

  1. Download and install LightWave 3D, do not run program
  2. Copy the license files to the “bin” folder under program’s installation path
  3. Done

*** If you have ever used fake licenses or unlocked files, you should first delete the license files either in the bin folder or in your user profile folder (like: C:\Users[username].NewTek\LightWave\2019.x\licenses)

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// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
for Windows
v2019.1.4 Download 461 MB
for Mac
v2019.1.2 Download 145 MB

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