Lightwave 3D with Powermac Quad using SasLite

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by KnuxTE, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. KnuxTE macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2005
    I haven't used lightwave for more than 2 years, and last time I have used it on my G4 Laptop, and a G5 (which are now gone) The issue I have right now is that I learned how to use the Hair/Fur plug-in called SasLite (Sasquash) from my recent time in college . But this time I own a PC instead, ever since my G4 Laptop killed by my cousin, and my G5 due to a huge power surge. (board, ram, HD, Video----ALL GONE)

    I am now currently using Windows XP Pro 32/64 bit (devided partitions) on a PC rig I built myself a year ago and just opened lightwave and decided to use saslite, but this time rendering a video, I tried AVI, MOV, BMP Sequence, ETC----All formats crash layout when rendering in Lightwave with SasLite. If I went Mac (Agian) would I still have the same problems???? Or I should put it this way- Is it Windows? or is it the program? Im planning on going G5 Quad- is it worth investing in that type of system, or should I go G4 portable so I could show my clients?
  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    I can't answer your questions. Except I think the Quad would be very useful for Lightwave. You can add a PowerBook later on.

    All I can do is recommend you use either a heavy duty filtered power strip or a decent UPS for your electronics. I recommend APC for these products. I've never had a machine fry that was plugged into an APC product.

    [And yes, I keep my stereo plugged into a filtered power strip.]
  3. ndmccormack macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2004
    London, UK
    try for your lightwave woes... their pretty helpful over there...

  4. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    Also a touch more than Bear has said, try getting renters/homeowners Ins. if you get a PM just incase so you don't have to go through the frying thing with another Mac ;) it will be covered.
  5. JesseJames macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    Yeah, Lightwave is a bit of a temperamental program if you don't have it set up just right on your machine.
    I trained with Lightwave 7 back in college and I have 7.5 on my machine right now.
    I really couldn't tell you what might be wrong but the discussion boards at Newtek's website have been helpful for me.
    If I were you, I'd get the most powerful machine I could afford to run this program. The render times on my machine even though it's nice and powerful can get pretty lengthy. My final project for school took 3 days to render and that project was for 15 seconds of animation. At that time my machine was 3 times more powerful than the ones we were using in school.
    If you are making a living with it, it behooves you to get the most powerful machine. Time is money.
    Too bad you can't wait for the changeover to x86 Mactel machines.

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