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Thread: LightWave v9 Now Available

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    Seeing red Kurtis's Avatar
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    LightWave v9 Now Available

    NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced the availability of the latest release of LightWave 3D version 9.0, the next generation of the Emmy-winning 3D application. The new release is the first in a series of major rewrites and restructuring of LightWave 3D's core with the addition of comprehensive new features such as a node-based materials editor, optically correct cameras, adaptive pixel subdivision, Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces, sub-surface scattering and vast render speed improvements.
    Full Press Release

    For those who have pre-purchased LightWave v9, the upgrade will be available in a number of different configurations:

    • The FREE LightWave v9 electronic upgrade will be available through the NewTek registration system by download. The downloads will include: LightWave v9 Program, Online Help, Content and PDF Manuals.
    • The LightWave v9 Program CD along with the Content & 3rd Party Bonus DVD will be available for a nominal fee of $19.95US, for those who prefer to have the media. This $19.95 Media Convenience pack comes in the LightWave v9 CD case.
    • A full LightWave v9 Convenience Upgrade with Program CD, Content & Third Party Bonus DVD and the 3-manual set in the LightWave v9 box is available for $99US.

    If you reside in North America you may acquire the LightWave v9 Media Convenience Pack or Full Convenience Upgrade through our online shop at or by calling customer service at 1-800-862-7837. NewTek Europe customers may purchase through the NewTek Europe website at or contact NewTek Europe customer service by phone. If you purchased your upgrade through a distributor or reseller we recommend that you contact your distributor or reseller to inquire about receiving the LightWave v9 media.
    Kurtis Harris - NewTek 3D Marketing

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    Congratulations to the NewTek Team!

    Great job.

    Somewhere, over the rainbow....

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    Rasterbator Bog's Avatar
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    Woohooo! Great job, guys (and girls!) It's been great being on the Beta, and I hope you're all feeling proud as punch, like new parents.
    Mark Hennessy-Barrett
    ...and then I was on fire.

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    I bought an upgrade for lw9 from lw8 a few months ago, does that mean
    I won't get a box now it's out ? and only a download?

    I would have to pay to get the cd or pay even more to get the box ?

    am I understanding this right? - Online Portfolio - Work

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    Kurtis has said that unless you bought ver 8 with a free upgrade to 9 (download only) you will get the media in the mail.

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    Javis Jones: Night Crew geothefaust's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by JML
    I bought an upgrade for lw9 from lw8 a few months ago, does that mean
    I won't get a box now it's out ? and only a download?

    I would have to pay to get the cd or pay even more to get the box ?

    am I understanding this right?

    That is correct. That's how it's been presented from the begining.

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    Doodler BazC's Avatar
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    Congratulations, you've all done an amazing job! I've thoroughly enjoyed the beta testing too. LW is looking good for the future!
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    Still learnin' da wave! Steve Reeves's Avatar
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    Congratulations and thank you Newtek!

    LW rocks
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    Ahead of the "curve"
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    Just a reminder to those who purchased LW8 from us and got the free upgrade to 9... this will be shipping to you on CD from us, not from NewTek. At this point in time, it is not available via download. Should something change we will update you.

    We will be getting the CDs from NewTek next week and your upgrade will ship as soon as we can.
    Tiffani Banaszak
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    Dreamer MooseDog's Avatar
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    quite a job by the entire team

    open beta was brilliant, loved it.

    the art coming from this will be fantastic.

    to everybody
    We are pirates, we are artists...


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    Glad to see it finally rolling. Thanks for all the hardwork Newtek!

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    I don't see lw9 available on the downloads page inside your profile.

    Just lw8-64 and regular 8 (plus updates). All registration is there...

    not up yet?


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    D a r t h W a v e r Nemoid's Avatar
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    woo hoo !! congrats to the whole team !!
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    Partially Baked blabberlicious's Avatar
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    Jolly good show, NT!

    I have a fresh key via NT Europe - but nothing to download!
    Steve Williams | d i g f r e a k | UK

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    Europe not 'up' either

    Dear All,

    registration process works fine (generating license numbers and inviting you to get your LW9) until you get to the 'my downloads' section and the file (or in fact anything at all) is not there. Newtek Europe is on holiday tomorrow! I hope they're working hard to get the download ready otherwise people will have a frustrating weekend. Final version is rc23 (corrected by Moderator).

    Keep hoping, Mark.

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