NewTek and RealViz have teamed up to offer ImageModeler 4 free with purchases of LightWave 8 for a limited time.

ImageModeler is an application for extracting 3D information from still photos and the resulting models can be exported to LightWave. ImageModeler costs $1,380 in the US.

LightWave provides rendering, modelling and animation tools and costs $1,595 for the full version in the US. ImageModeler 4, on CD with electronic documentation, will be provided free to purchasers of LightWave 3D, including full versions and upgrades.

The offer is available in ‘North America and participating regions’. The offer isn’t specified on the NewTek Europe Web site, and the company hasn’t yet specified exactly where the offer will be valid.