Apple is hosting two events in the coming months - a LightWave event at its UK headquarters in Uxbridge on November 28, and a DVD Authoring Simplified event held in Warwickshire on December 6.

Other companies at the LightWave event, which is free of charge, will include Gomark and NewTek.

NewTek will showcase new features in LightWave 3D version 7.0 for Mac, including Digital Confusion, Motion Mixer, Spreadsheet Editor, real-time HyperVoxels, Sasquatch Lite and SkyTracer 2.

3D fur LightWave 3D is a photorealistic 3D-animation system that features non-linear animation, subdivision surface modeller, hair and fur renderer, radiosity and caustics.

Integration with Apple’s DVD-authoring and video-editing tools will be a key theme at this event, as well as the compatibility of LightWave 3D version 7.0 for Mac and Mac OS X.

Attendees will receive a free NewTek pack including a LightWave Tips and Tricks DVD, a LightWave goodies CD-ROM packed with sample models and plug-in tryouts, and discount certificates for Desktop Images training videos. To attend the event register online.

DVD authoring The DVD Authoring Simplified Event will be held on Thursday December 6 at the Heritage Motor Museum, Gaydon , Warwickshire. This event gives attendees the opportunity to try the latest state of the art hardware and software tools for video production.

iDVD, Final Cut Pro and DVD Studio Pro digital-video authoring apps will be demonstrated. The event is free to attend.