July 16, 2013 -- Lightworks, the world's leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, is pleased to announce the release of Lightworks Author 9, the latest update to its market-leading technology.
The release of Author 9 brings further innovation and efficiency to Lightworks' advanced rendering technology, giving users more control and power at every stage of the rendering process.
Lightworks has made a considerable reduction in render time and enhanced the visual quality of its progressive rendering functionality. The new features in Author 9 offer users exceptional post-processing control, with layer export capabilities accelerating time-consuming post-production tasks. Improvements to Image-Based Lighting in Author 9 allow for faster realtime modelling, speeding up user workflows. The innovative, new Panorama function facilitates greater user interaction with designs, allowing the creation of 360 panoramic views of a scene. Further advances include support for Wrapped Normal Maps, providing a more accurate texture representation. User-controlled scaling of background and foreground images in Author 9 enhances the workflow, saving time in the post-production process.
Dave Forrester, Managing Director at Lightworks commented;"The release of Author 9 comes at an exciting time for Lightworks and reflects our desire to constantly improve rendering technology for our customers. The new features and enhanced functionality in Author 9 will benefit them greatly; faster photorealistic rendering, faster realtime rendering, and the enhanced post-processing capabilities will allow them to create the highest quality of renders.”
More information about Author 9 can be found on the latest release page of the Lightworks website at: www.lightworkdesign.com/latest-release
Lightwork Design (Lightworks) provides world-leading rendering solutions to advanced 3D Computer graphics developers and designers.
Building on 25 years experience, Lightworks is proud to remain at the forefront of innovative, cutting-edge rendering technology, with over 3 million users worldwide. The continual development of our integrated software enables physically accurate visualisation with exceptional efficiency and control, within existing user-workflows. Our dynamic and skilled team thrive on the challenges of meeting 3D designing needs, providing software integration services, and creating market-focused and easy-to-use rendering applications.