Battlestar Galactica Wins 2009 TCA Program of the Year Award, Uses NewTek LightWave 3D
October 9, 2009

Battlestar Galactica Wins 2009 TCA Program of the Year Award, Uses NewTek LightWave 3D

San Antonio, Texas - NewTek Inc, manufacturer of industry-leading 3D animation and video products, congratulated “Battlestar Galactica” as the recipient of the 2009 Television Critics Association (TCA) Award for Program of the Year. The program, which relied on NewTek LightWave 3D to create award-winning visual effects, was recognized at the 25th annual TCA Awards in Los Angeles after its final season.
"NewTek commends the creators and artists of ‘Battlestar Galactica'. These visual effects artists are longtime members of the LightWave community," says Jay Roth, president, 3D division, NewTek Inc. "The program leaves behind a rich history of advancements in storyline, structure and visual effects, as well as unforgettable characters and performances. It will be missed by fans everywhere."

NewTek LightWave 3D combines a renderer with modeling and animation tools. Tools that may cost extra in other professional 3D applications are part of the product package, including unlimited render nodes, hard-body and soft-body dynamics, hair, fur, cloth simulation, and more, says a representative. LightWave is a complete 3D production solution for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print, and Web.

“Battlestar Galactica” won Emmy Awards for visual effects in 2008 and 2007, as well as a Visual Effects Society (VES) award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series earlier this year.

LightWave v9 is available now at the suggested retail price of $895. LightWave v9.6 is also available as a free update to registered LightWave v9 owners. Registered owners of LightWave 3D [v8 or earlier] are eligible to purchase an upgrade for $495.