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System Requirements for LightWave 3D 2018

Minimal and optimal system requirement and technical specifications to get the best out of your LightWave 3D 2018.
Product Name
LightWave 3D 2018 — Educational Upgrade from All Previous Versions
Manufacturer Part #
Product Type
Runs on Windows
Runs on Mac
Shipping Method
Digital delivery
System Requirements
Intel Core 2 or AMD Athlon II (or better)
Memory (RAM)
64-bit System: 4GB minimum
32-bit System: 2GB minimum
Operating System(s)
Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit) through Windows 8.1 (32 and 64 bit)
Additional Info
Graphics Card
NVIDIA GeForce 8400 series or ATI X1600 (minimum)
Minimum Screen Resolution
Installation Requirements
All systems require 750MB available hard drive space (excluding content). Complete Content library is approximately 3GB.

Optical Drive
DVD-ROM for Program and Content installation (for boxed versions of LightWave).
Proof of Academic Status Requirements


Primary school, secondary school, college, university and career state-accredited school students qualify to order a single-user educational license with acceptable form of academic ID. Please provide one of the following:
  • Dated student ID card
  • Official dated current class schedule

Faculty & Staff

Primary school, secondary school, college, university, and career faculty and staff members qualify to order a single-user educational license with acceptable form of academic ID. Provide one of the following:
  • Dated faculty ID card
  • Recent faculty/staff pay stub


Any state accredited school can order single-user educational licenses or lab licenses on a school purchase order or procurement card.

Sending the Proof

Information regarding where to send your Proof of Educational Status will be automatically e-mailed to you upon receipt of your order. You can also check our Educational Orders FAQ.

Technical Support

Novedge does not provide technical support for educational versions of the software. If you need technical support please refer to the manufacturer website for additional information.

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