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Lightworks announces Lightworks Author 2011

Lightworks in England has updated their rendering technology, adding more realism to software developers tapping their rendering engine.


Lightworks, the world’s leading supplier of rendering solutions for developers of advanced 3D computer graphics software, has announced the release of Lightworks Author 2011, which adds additional functionality to their range of rendering technology.

New Technology – New Product Names

“We’ve changed the format of our product names for our latest release which reflects our goal to continue offering enhanced new functionality to our customers,” said David Forrester, Manager Director of Lightworks. “We already know how important new features are to customers and our new Perceptual Tone Mapper and Real-time Image Based Lighting will be of tremendous benefit to them as they strive to add that extra touch of realism to their work.”

01 - Example of Image Based Lighting in Real-Time, with Lightworks Author 2011.

The key developments in Lightworks Author 2011 include:

  • Perceptual Tone Mapper – This latest shader technology closely mimics the action of the human eye in converting the real-world luminance levels calculated by Lightworks Global Illumination (GI) to those which can be displayed and viewed on a computer screen.
  • Image Based Lighting – Support for environmental lights in image based lighting has been added to the Lightworks Real time product.

To learn more about all the new technology in Lightworks Author 2011 visit them online here.

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