SPECapc for LightWave 3D v9.6 is performance evaluation software for systems running NewTek LightWave 3D v9.6 software. LightWave is a complete modeling, rendering and animation solution used worldwide for visual effects in television, film, broadcast graphics, games, visualization, print and web.
The benchmark was released on April 6, 2009.
The benchmark, developed in cooperation with NewTek, provides realistic workloads that simulate a typical LightWave 3D workflow. It contains 11 datasets — ranging from 64,000 to 1.75 million polygons — and representing such applications as 3D character animation, architectural review, and industrial design. Scores for individual workloads are composited under three categories: interactive, render and multitask.
The benchmark puts special emphasis on processes that benefit from multi-threaded computing, such as animation, OpenGL playback, deformations, and high-end rendering that includes ray tracing, radiosity, complex textures and volumetric lighting.