has released a new update to the Mac version of the 3D rendering engine in its LightWorks 7.0 software. The update adds Altivec optimization — changes designed to improve performance using the Velocity Engine registers in G4 chips — that results in a 1.5x faster rendering speed than before.
LightWork Design said that the Altivec optimization provides performance boosts in scenes containing soft shadows, ray tracing and procedural shaders.
The Altivec optimization – built on the new software architecture introducedin LightWorks 7.0 – gives user a performance increase of up to 1.5 times fortypical scenes containing soft shadows, ray tracing and procedural shaders.
The new update is available now as a drop-in replacement for the standard version of LightWorks.