LIGHTWAVE 8 IS HERE

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  1. robotrenegade macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered LW7 a while ago and got LW8 for free. The disc came today. WOW is all i can say!!! this is a great day for newtek.
     
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    yeah, that app has really improved in the past couple of years.

    i'm interested in 3D... so i'll say 'sweet! :D' to Lightwave 8.. but mostly because i'm looking forward to seeing what everyone produces with it. :p
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Woohoo!!!!!

    I ordered it as well - looking forward to getting my disk soon!!!

    How long ago did you order it? I ordered mine a couple months ago and haven't received the shipment. They'll probably send then off to the people who ordered first....

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  4. kbonnel macrumors 6502

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    Man, I remember using lightwave on my old Amiga 500/2000. Those where the days. I think I still have that version somewhere. Now that I think about it, I think I still have a copy of lightwave for windows... I gotta dig that up..

    Kimo
     
  5. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure I got it the first week they talked about the free upgrade.
     
  6. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its still not here - I probably am way down on the list. I ordered it when they had the RealViz promo deal. The imageModeler is cool stuff.

    So what do you do with Lightwave? Got any samples?

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  7. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    So I went to Newtek's home page and there was no announcement of Lightwave 8.0 shipping.....what's up with that?


    D :confused:
     
  8. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have no idea I showed my copy to my old teacher and he flipped out that i have it. I've tried rendering out anything and found out i need a new number lock code. Maybe I'll call them today.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe?

    Damn, I wouldn't have wasted any time - I'd love to see what speed improvements they've managed. Its got a whole load of features upgrades/additions as well. Its going to be fun to figure it all out.

    I'll need to be getting that G5 to really put it through its paces, though...:D

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  10. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

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    Please let us know how it is. Is it worth the 500 dollar upgrade?
    It is a great program though. But a bit clunky sometimes.
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I'd be interested in your opinion on how it performs.

    I've got a couple nice projects I'll be using it on when it arrives - I'm really looking forward to the improved IK and character animation setup.

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  12. robotrenegade thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Here are some of the thing i have seen. I use lightwave for print work, AF and flash.

    1) Everything runs great in 10.3.3. nothing is chunky at all.
    2) Apple Z(undo) works with camera moves, lights, etc..
    3) Modeler has a new window option, to zoom in a window you like and go back to the 4 windows again, kinda like expose.
    4) It loads all the plug-ins on loading the app.
    5) Built in help.

    I'm running it on a Powerbook 1.33 17in G4 with 1.5GB ram 4200rpm drive
     
  13. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I still haven't received it yet and the Newtek website still is offering the 7.5 upgrade to 8.0....

    You're one lucky person :D

    Any samples of work/screen shots?

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