Newtek Integrates LightWave 10 with InterSense VCam to Create Complete 3D Solution

NewTek and InterSense have announced LightWave 10 with VCam, the industry’s first off-the-shelf 3D virtual production system. By integrating NewTek’s LightWave 3D software with the InterSense virtual camera technology, creators of 3D content are able to model, animate, render, scout and set shots using a single solution.

Being demonstrated at SIGGRAPH 2010, in NewTek’s booth H#337, LightWave 10 with VCam lets users 3D content in a real time virtual environment by combining physical camera moves within a model to render software solution.

NewTek LightWave 10 provides modeling, rendering and animation capabilities with new interactive display and rendering functions, data interchange enhancements, immersive real-time and game capabilities, Bullet rigid body dynamics, and new UV mapping tools.

“There’s no question that 3D technology is one of the hottest topics in film and game making, but accessibility continues to be an issue,” says Rob Powers, VP, 3D development, NewTek. “NewTek and InterSense have changed that with LightWave 10 featuring VCam integration. I’m excited to bring my knowledge and experience in virtual production for films like “Avatar” and “Tintin” to help create a solution that takes 3D to the next level by making this technology available to everyone. We’ve done that with LightWave 10.”

InterSense’s VCam delivers organic, real-time virtual camera tracking, making it easier to scout virtual locations, frame shots, and quickly shoot, re-shoot and produce virtual content. VCam helps artists achieve immersive real-time visualization results that are difficult to create using traditional methods. The system avoids tedious pre-programming and key framing for 3D productions.

“With LightWave and VCam, we can put more control and creative freedom back in the hands of directors, producers and VFX supervisors while ensuring that more of the production budget stays on the screen,” says Dean Wormell, director of applications marketing, InterSense. “Together, we hope to open up a new world of immersive virtual production for independent filmmakers and game developers worldwide.”

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