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SimbiontLW 2.5 is a powerful plugin for rendering DarkTree shaders and 3D procedurals in Newtek’s LightWave 3D 7.x, 8 and 9SimbiontLW is free and there are lots of shader files you can download from this site and around the internet.


Many shaders and procedurals are available for SimbiontLW through the DarkTree Repository.  Download and use these files just like they were bitmaps ... powerful and dynamic resolution independent 3D bitmaps!

  • .dsts - Shader files load into the SimbiontLW Shader plugin.
  • .dstc, .dstp, .dstb - 3D color, percent, and bump maps load into the SimbiontLW Texture plugin (use these anywhere you find a T button).

If you like the results, consider buying DarkTree so you can design your own shaders.


Download SimbiontLW 2.5 and enhance LightWave’s textures with DarkTree shaders. Don’t forget to download some shaders!

 System Requirements

SimbiontLW 2.5 requires very little memory but lots of CPU power.

  • LightWave 3D 7.0b, 7.5, 8 or 9.
  • Windows 2000, XP Professional or
    Windows XP Home.
  • Intel compatible processor at 500MHz minimum (2Ghz recommended).

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