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 LightWork Design provides higher performance photorealistic rendering and enhances multi-threading support with release of LightWorks 7.7

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Date posted: 17/04/2007

(Press Release) LightWork Design, supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, has announced the release of a new version of LightWorks.

"We continue to work closely with our technology partners to ensure that our customers can deliver applications that take full advantage of the latest advancements in computer hardware. Our LightWorks 7.7 multi-processing is designed for the latest generation of multi processor and multi-core systems and it delivers even higher performance photorealistic rendering"; commented Nick Lightfoot, Sales and Marketing Director at LightWork Design.

Key developments within LightWorks 7.7 include:

* Enhanced Multi-threading Support - enhancements have resulted in performance improvements, with considerable speedups in rendering times. For example Ray traced rendering is now between 3 and 4 times faster on a quad-processor than on a single processor and between 1.5 and 1.8 times faster on a dual processor, with a speedup of over 6 on eight processors;
* Advances to LightWorks Final Gather - functionality has been increased meaning that LightWorks can match the fastest and best global illumination solutions. Support for multi-threading has now been included making LightWorks Final Gather noticeably faster than it has previously been on multi-processor machines;
* Support for Microsoft Vista;
* Enhancements to LightWorks Real-time - addition of new shaders, with real-time programmable shading support.

Partners and customers of LightWork Design have been encouraged by the latest developments in LightWorks and are confident of the value which these will add to users of LightWorks-based rendering applications, particularly the enhanced multi-processing support:

Dr. Rainer Zeifang, Director of R&D at CoCreate Software GmbH, commented, "Our recent integration of LightWorks allows CoCreate OneSpace Modeling to take advantage of the new breed of multi-processor systems as well as the latest graphics cards. We are confident that our continuing partnership with LightWork Design will allow us to keep ahead of hardware developments while continuing to deliver state of the art visualisation to our customers."

As Intel pushes the boundaries of chip technology, LightWork Design continues to respond to this challenge with graphics software that unlocks the full power of Intel multi-processor systems for both design professionals and those who need high performance visualisation. "Through its membership of the Intel? Software Partner Program, LightWork Design has been able to capitalise on Intel multi-core platforms to make the latest technology available to application developers," said Andrei Mazanov, EMEA Director, Intel? Software Partner Program, Intel Corporation. The Intel? Software Partner Program (www.intel.com/partner) provides a framework for collaborative solution development around Intel? architecture among the ISV community - from business planning and product development to marketing and sales.

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