NewTek is pleased to announce that the LightWave v9 Open Beta program is now available for the 32-bit PC and 32-bit Mac (PowerPC) platforms. The 64-bit PC platform will be available later today or tomorrow.
If you have not already, please visit our LightWave v9 Open Beta FAQ before applying for the program. [http://www.lightwave3d.com/lw9_betafaq.php](http://www.lightwave3d.com/lw9_betafaq.php)
If you qualify for the program by qualifying for a free upgrade to LightWave v9 or by pre-purchasing the upgrade to LightWave v9, please log-in to your NewTek product registration account at http://register.newtek.com. Click on the LightWave v9 Open Beta banner at the top of the page and follow the instructions.
If you are registered with NewTek Europe, please visit the NewTek Europe site at [http://www.newtek-europe.com](http://www.newtek-europe.com/) for more information.
If you do not currently qualify for the Open Beta program, but would like to participate, you may still do so by purchasing an upgrade to LightWave  with a free upgrade to LightWave v9, or by pre-purchasing the upgrade to LightWave v9. Both of these offers include e-on softwares Vue 5 Infinite and W-Tools LWCAD until LightWave v9 officially begins shipping.
You can purchase LightWave directly from NewTek online at [http://shop.newtek.com](http://shop.newtek.com/) or by phone at 1-800-368-5441. You may also purchase from your local authorized NewTek reseller. To find the Authorized reseller near you, in North America visit [http://www.newtek.com/dealers/us.php](http://www.newtek.com/dealers/us.php), or outside North America visit [http://www.newtek.com/dealers/international.php](http://www.newtek.com/dealers/international.php).