reprinted from a NewTek press release:
NewTek Announces Free Trial of Latest Version of LightWave 3D
Fully functional 30-day free trial of LightWave v9 is now available for download.
San Antonio, Texas December 7, 2006 — NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, today announced the release of the LightWave 3D Trial Edition, for Windows 32-bit, 64-bit and Mac. This free trial version of NewTeks award-winning software provides all of the capabilities of the software unencumbered for a full 30-days. The Trial Edition enables anyone with an interest in the powerful 3D graphics and animation capabilities of LightWave v9 to test-drive the product. Students, educators, graphics and animation professionals, and those considering a career in graphics and animation can now evaluate LightWaves capabilities with the help of the extensive tutorial support included. The LightWave 3D Trial Edition is available for download from www.LightWave3D.com. "We want to provide everyone with the opportunity to thoroughly experience all of the power and capabilities of LightWave v9, said Jay Roth, President of NewTeks 3D Division. "For that reason, we have introduced a free trial version that is based upon the latest 3D version of LightWave with no restrictions or watermarks. We have also included complete online documentation, an extensive image gallery, interactive tutorials and other educational materials, to make it easy for anyone to get their hands on LightWave to learn, create and produce. The LightWave Trial Edition includes 42 tutorials, featuring introductions to LightWaves powerful Modeling and Layout programs along with the latest new additions in LightWave v9 including the Node Editor and Advanced Camera Tools. The Trial Edition also comes with a wide variety of royalty free content including: objects, scenes and animations. Pricing and Availability LightWave v9 is available now from resellers and distributors worldwide for a suggested retail price of $795US for full units and $395US for upgrades from previous versions of LightWave. For more information or to purchase, visit http://www.newtek.com or call NewTek Sales at 1-800-368-5441, international callers dial +1-210-370-8000.