The big-beast 3D software Lightwave has been sold to “Real-time broadcast graphics firm Vizrt”, though it seems Lightwave was not the aim of the purchase. According to the trade press, Vizrt were buying the company to get “NDI” which interconnects broadcast hardware and software, for software-controlled real-time broadcast.
Carrara 8 is DAZ Studio's official 'big sister' software.
Carrara loads all DAZ and Poser characters and scenes,
and supports LuxRender for top-quality realistic rendering.