Newtek has released a Mac OS X-compatible preview version of Lightwave 6.5, its 3D application.

The preview is available as a free download for all registered users of the Mac versions of Lightwave 6 and 6.5. The preview is fully optimized for the G4 processor’s built-in Velocity Engine, QuickTime and OpenGL.

The Mac OS X-enabled application adds advanced character-animation tools and improved rendering abilities. It also features improvements and enhancements to its 3D modelling abilities and a more robust software architecture. The working environment has also been refined.