NewTek has released a public beta version of
its Shockwave3D exporter. The new plug-in is designed to work with NewTek’s LightWave 6.5b 3D modeling software.
With the plug-in installed, LightWave 6.5b users can create content that can be viewed on the Web using Macromedia’s Shockwave Web browser plug-in software. The exporter provides Shockwave3D settings that are mapped to comparable LightWave features.
NewTek has also created a discussion forum for feedback specifically about the plug-in — more details are available on
the Web site.
NewTek’s David Tracy told MacCentral that most of the company’s demonstrations of the exporter — posted to the Web page above as sidebar links down the right side of the page — were done using a Macintosh.
Separate downloads for Mac OS 9.x and Windows users are available. The site also includes links to tutorials and documentation.