LightWave 6 keeps on getting bigger. Not content with adding a whole host of new features with the recent free 6.0b update, NewTek has also announced that anyone who purchases the product will also get a free copy of Motion Designer 2. This soft body dynamics engine, acquired from Daisuke, was previously available for around £330.
Motion Designer 2 allows animator to simulate any flexible surface from cloth and hair to rubber and flesh. It can also work with real-world effects such as wind (both local and area), turbulence and gravity (with multiple axes). Other features include object collision detection, and preset materials to speed up the creative process. It runs within the LightWave interface.
The application is now included in the 6.0b update, downloadable from the NewTek Web site.