Newtek’s Lightwave 6.5 has won the race to release the first professional 3D modelling, animation and rendering suite on Apple’s OS X – released last Saturday. Owners of the OS 9 version of the package can download the OS X version from the NewTek Web site. A registered version of LightWave 6.5 for OS 9 is required. Although the full OS X version – rather than an updater – needs to be downloaded from the NewTek Web site, the dongle and serial number from the OS 9 version is required. A boxed version of LightWave 6.5 for OS X will be released soon for £1,595 – the same as current Windows and Mac OS 9 versions.