The update also provides a
true 3D motion blur that mimics live-action film, along with new modeling and
selection tools for improved workflow.
Registered owners of LightWave V.9 can update to the new
release for free.
Version 9.2 includes: improved depth of field, which offers
more realistic results and realtime preview; a new photoreal, 3D motion blur,
which mimics the blur captured on live-action film; Global Illumination and
Radiosity improvements to provide faster and higher quality renders, including
the new Final Gather mode; and new material nodes that duplicate real surfaces
in a simple one-step manner. Improvements have also been added for creating
accurate glass, liquids, metals and skin.
New anti-aliasing technology is featured in V.9.2, including
a new pass technique and sampling patterns that allow an artist to produce
better results in less time.
Registered owners of LightWave 3D  or earlier are
eligible to purchase an upgrade to LightWave V.9 for $495. On July 1st, the
suggested retail price for a full license of LightWave V.9.2 will increase to
$895 with PDF documentation and $995 with the printed manual set.