NewTek has kicked off a viral campaign based around a new name -- Core -- which has left 3D artists speculating about whether this is a brand new product, or the launch of LightWave 10. An email sent to users links to a page on NewTek's website featuring a clock counting down towards 8pm UK-time on February 4.

The only other info on the page are two phrases in an unusual alphabet. A user on NewTek's forum with the username of ncr100 has translated these -- they are apparently a flipped version of a language from Star Wars -- as 'cross the threshold' and 'more to follow'.

More info as we find it.