NewTek, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products today announced the release of LightWave Rendition™ for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CS3 Extended. Based upon the rendering engine of Emmy ® Award-winning LightWave 3D ®, LightWave Rendition™ for Adobe ® Photoshop ® gives creative artists the capability to render models imported into Photoshop ® CS3 Extended™ with the ability to deliver the richness of detail, textures and lighting attributes found in the original 3D artwork. The resulting output delivers a high-quality, photo-realistic image, all from within the Photoshop Extended environment.
“For us, LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop is working great and saves us crazy amounts of time between conveying comps to agencies and being used in the real work place for print,” said Robert Calandriello Graphic Communications Manager Cordis Corporation, a Johnson & Johnson Company. “Either way, I’m a huge fan because it makes my life here so much easier. I don’t have to rework a 3D scene for someone; I just send them my 3D model and textures, and they can go from there in Photoshop.”
LightWave Rendition ships with sample projects and a library of 3D model art. The product also includes support for 3D models from a variety of applications, including LightWave 3D, Google™ SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse or many readily available 3D formats.

LightWave Rendition™ for Adobe ® Photoshop ® CS3 Extended includes:
– Slider Controls for Render and Anti-Alias Quality, allowing for quick preview renders up to photo-quality images.
– Material Presets for the option to apply a preset material or any selected Photoshop materials to the surface of your 3D object for complete flexibility in design.
– Light Environments open the use of the default Photoshop Extended lighting environment or users can add to the power of LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop by using any 2D layer as a light map for complete control of the final light environment.

Pricing and Availability

LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop is available for $149US by download in the U.S. For more information or to purchase, please visit the NewTek Store .