NewTek has released LightWave 10 — the latest version of its 3D software — offering new capabilities for 3D producers and studio pipelines.

The upgrade includes: Viewport Preview Renderer for rendering in real time with the ability to limit the render region; Anaglyph Stereoscopic Preview, or real-time interocular red-blue separation allowing users to view changes as they happen; Virtual Studio Tools, for interaction with models and scenes in real time; Linear Color Space Workflow to maximize compositing flexibility; new tools for moving data from one application to another; and an updated user interface.

“Our goal with LightWave 10 is to deliver workflows that best serve the artist and support their creative discovery process, allowing them to interact with their 3D content like never before,” said NewTek VP Rob Powers. “Technology should serve the artist, and not the other way around.”

The upgrade price is $495. A full license for LightWave 10 costs $895.