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proton
07-16-2003, 05:58 PM
Just curious as to who would like to test drive with the latest version of LW.

AndyD
07-16-2003, 06:02 PM
Yes please :) - but whats the catch?

Andy

Remi
07-16-2003, 06:04 PM
Sure....catch?...I hope not:)

Castius
07-16-2003, 06:05 PM
You bet your ass i do.

Odrakir
07-16-2003, 06:07 PM
WHAT?

Of course I do!... who wouldn't?

Odrakir.

aurora
07-16-2003, 06:09 PM
I'm assuming this is a beta test? As a programmer I'm used to alpha/beta testing if you need people I have the time and the desire!

Julez4001
07-16-2003, 06:09 PM
Proton..stop teasing.:)


Though, if you need someone to give the lw8 some run-throughts in the character department, I am UR man...i give it the messiah standards test. It passed that..then u got a badass upgrade.

ub52
07-16-2003, 06:12 PM
Count me in. I'm there. I've allready purchased the upgrade w/DFX+, just waiting for the shipment. However, I would love to participate.

-ub52

Qslugs
07-16-2003, 06:13 PM
What another LW pay to play beta? (ala 6.x) No thanks if that is the case.

LNT
07-16-2003, 06:15 PM
I would like to give it a go for the new motion mixer and similar features

milqman
07-16-2003, 06:19 PM
hey... sure! that would be SWEEEEET!



as long is its not a pay to play beta like someone else mentioned... i only pay for the final product

manfriday
07-16-2003, 06:22 PM
umm that would be a yes. :)

I have my first born son right here, ready to hand over to Newtek.
He isnt so great at washing dishes, but he can vaccume and he WILL do windows.

BAROBA
07-16-2003, 06:26 PM
I would like to test it out ,for free ofcourse
I was a professional software tester in the past, and am good in Lightwave :)
Got Linux and windows :)
I think just about everyone wants to test it :D

Todd1
07-16-2003, 06:32 PM
Count me in :thumbsup:

Badllarma
07-16-2003, 06:35 PM
Me , Me, Me:applause:
Already paid for it so seeing would be nice :thumbsup:

iratethemad
07-16-2003, 06:38 PM
I'm going to need to learn it before siggraph so ME!! ME!!

Infinity3d4life
07-16-2003, 06:40 PM
I would love to try it out..

Aquaman
07-16-2003, 06:41 PM
I would love to try it out as well.

PHILL_JAMES2000
07-16-2003, 06:44 PM
nah...i'll give that a miss, thanks... :)


edit:



NOT!!!


of course i'd love to give it a try!! :thumbsup:

jjburton
07-16-2003, 06:48 PM
PLEASE>>>...

if it has spline IK, I can do my animating in my current short in LW instead of Maya. I've been testing with multiple goal IK chains for two weeks and it's just not gonna work. Another thing is I'm a student and will work insane hours on it:)

....PLEASE!

takkun
07-16-2003, 06:52 PM
:D I would be happy with just a couple screenshots... but a test drive... ooooohhh!:drool:

My Fault
07-16-2003, 06:55 PM
Originally posted by proton
Just curious as to who would like to test drive with the latest version of LW.

Are you just toying with us? :p

froggyplat
07-16-2003, 07:01 PM
It's not nice to toy with such sensitive and fragile artists such as ourselves:arteest:

Ibanezhead
07-16-2003, 07:03 PM
Over here! :)...

milqman
07-16-2003, 07:08 PM
proton, do not torture us so! :)

robinson
07-16-2003, 07:10 PM
SURE, count me in too...:beer:
You could send it by mail... :rolleyes:

Looks like we get Lightwave 8 before DFX+, damn I ‘m still waiting for that…:cry:

RobertoOrtiz
07-16-2003, 07:10 PM
I would LOVVE to test drive it!

-R

DaveW
07-16-2003, 07:12 PM
I'd like to try it out. Is NewTek thinking of another Beta Force deal like with 6.0?

Labuzz
07-16-2003, 07:17 PM
Possible for french(customer) people? I would love to try.:love:

Shade01
07-16-2003, 07:28 PM
I would love to test drive Lightwave 8 like anybody else! But do we have to be at Siggraph to do it?



It's like one of those questions- "Ok, who wants a million dollars"? :D

lhermittem
07-16-2003, 07:34 PM
Well...sounds like whenever someone mention the next Lightwave version (6, 7 and now 8) posts tend to get frantic!
OF COURSE, I would love to test Lightwave 8 right now, especialy that I'm writing tutorials for a new VFX and animation course that will open in October in Geneva, Switzerland. Testing and integrating the new LW8 feature in my course right now would be a HUGE time saving for me. Proton, I would even treat you for lunch if you ever come around here!
Marc

Roger Eberhart
07-16-2003, 07:34 PM
Let me at it.

discode
07-16-2003, 07:44 PM
Please count me in too. I would love to do some beta testing with LW 8.

DigiLusionist
07-16-2003, 08:00 PM
Perhaps he means test drive it at SIGGRAPH.

EvilE
07-16-2003, 08:00 PM
Theres nothing i would like more to do :) You send me a beta and i send you my gf *g* is that a deal :scream:

EE

relativity
07-16-2003, 08:01 PM
me, me, me... I'd love to give it a try as well ;)

I bet the catch is, you can test drive it at SIGGRAPH hehe

Limbus
07-16-2003, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by proton
Just curious as to who would like to test drive with the latest version of LW.

Are you kidding??

I would love to test drive LW8 for sure, who woudn`t!!

Florian

paul k.
07-16-2003, 08:26 PM
I don't want to test it I NEED to test it, use it, love it, I have no other friends, none at all.....!:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Zithen
07-16-2003, 08:28 PM
Count me in. I thought LW6 betaforce worked out. I already got the LW8/DFX+ deal. No need in waiting long for LW8. Gimme, gimme, gimme!

E.Z. Schwartz
07-16-2003, 08:51 PM
Not me.

ursa
07-16-2003, 08:52 PM
Yessir Yessir
I'd be totally prpared for that eventuality.

:buttrock:

sensai2nd
07-16-2003, 08:57 PM
straight up . . . i'll even give you a dollar . . .

ahs
07-16-2003, 08:58 PM
here <jumpup> hello <winkwink> juhuuuu <greatjump>

hallohallo !

i i i i i i want it to testdrive. my life is ... arrrghhh.


andreas

d4rk
07-16-2003, 09:04 PM
Count me in! :D!!!!


are you just going to pic the first 30 or 40 or 50 or less people that responded? I'm thinking this since you haven't responded at all, Proton.

Kroax
07-16-2003, 09:19 PM
hmm....mee tooo:drool:

MattClary
07-16-2003, 09:21 PM
This is just wrong... Why would you do us like that? :drool:

Hellbring
07-16-2003, 09:45 PM
who wouldnt want to test it out. I know the place that I am interning at is trying to beta test as well.

ChristianFischer
07-16-2003, 09:56 PM
maybe if i'd get some money for testing it ;)

RobertoOrtiz
07-16-2003, 10:00 PM
This all will end badly...
<Imagine Beat It by MJ playing loudly>

I can see a HUGE pit fight with swichblades knives in all our futures.

Probably in Tijuana where such things are legal.

-R

Mattoo
07-16-2003, 10:15 PM
Count me in.

ChrisS
07-16-2003, 10:17 PM
At this point I'd be happy just to get my copy of 7.5. :cry:

Willax
07-16-2003, 10:18 PM
Me :)

marcopio
07-16-2003, 10:21 PM
I am extremely interested.
Thank you for the offer.

PhilWesson
07-16-2003, 10:37 PM
ooh me ooh me oooh me
i'd totally be up for testing 8. good lord, my hands are shaking at the thought.

SimonReeves
07-16-2003, 10:48 PM
no thanks, i'm more of a max man

Para
07-16-2003, 10:49 PM
Me! Me! Pick me! :D

uncommongrafx
07-16-2003, 10:59 PM
A tease like that to those of us that pre-ordered it would surely be taken up with zeal and gusto.

Can't imagine this offer wouldn't be met the same from the fanatics among us.

Put me on the list.

gruvsyco
07-16-2003, 11:04 PM
Originally posted by RobertoOrtiz
This all will end badly...
<Imagine Billy Jean by MJ playing loudly>

I can see a HUGE pit fight with swichblades knives in all our futures.

Probably in Tijuana where such things are legal.

-R

I think you mean Beat It... err... not that I would umm... know or anything.

Mike RB
07-16-2003, 11:05 PM
I'm pretty sure this is a fun way to announce that LW8 will be on machines you can test on at Sig, not just a movie clip of it in action.

Mike

Mythigo
07-16-2003, 11:08 PM
Pleeeeeaaase!

Badllarma
07-16-2003, 11:25 PM
From Splingods post

>BTW this is not the same event William posted about.
>More to follow...

So putting my Sherlock Holms hat on there is going to be a "few" Lightwave shows at Siggraph

DOH so you just going to let us all

:drool:

for the one's that cannot go then :annoyed:

there again I could be wrong and you could stream the whole of the events live:thumbsup:

terryford
07-16-2003, 11:26 PM
Hmm, Proton hasn't actually offered anyone the opportunity to use it (yet? :curious: ), just asked who would be interested.

If this does only apply to Siggraph I wish he'd mentioned that in the initial post, then I wouldn't need to keep checking this thread and the one on NewTek's board every five minutes... :)

Regards,
Terry

HowardM
07-16-2003, 11:34 PM
ya, how lame proton, tell us what it is already!!!?

binder3d
07-16-2003, 11:41 PM
Ill skip it-Im waiting to see what Lux has to say. If Lux falls on its face-then LW looks much better.

Chewey
07-17-2003, 12:39 AM
Originally posted by binder3d
Ill skip it-Im waiting to see what Lux has to say. If Lux falls on its face-then LW looks much better.

There's always some ding dong in the crowd that hasn't yet heard that lux has nothing to show.

:rolleyes:

xasteycracker
07-17-2003, 12:56 AM
this sound to good to be ture. but i would like to test drive it.

jproberts
07-17-2003, 12:59 AM
I'm in assuming we don't have to be at SIGGRAPH to do so...I'd planned on going but can't make it unfortunately. So what's up Proton? Any more information about this?

Bytehawk
07-17-2003, 12:59 AM
yeah, right

torture us all you want


Our turn will come

never tease artists, their revenge is sweet :wip:

if only people who paid for the upgrade could dl the beta....

KillMe
07-17-2003, 12:59 AM
oh MEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:drool: :drool: :drool:

hehe dont think many people would say no to the opertunity

zaam
07-17-2003, 01:05 AM
. . . so, a guy walks into a party at Mardi Gras and says "Who want's the last string of beads? Then he disappears leaving a room full of honeys with their shirts pulled up . . . .

OK, WILLIAM, SHOW YOUR FACE.

You've got to be laughing your butt off by now.

carbon8
07-17-2003, 01:16 AM
I'd like to try it on a Dual PIII 2000 Box vs. a PIV 2.4 XP Box. Sounds like an op to not miss. What's the catch though Proton? We don't have to give up our 7.5 for it do we?

richpr
07-17-2003, 01:26 AM
Who doesn't... YESSSSSS!

binder3d
07-17-2003, 01:31 AM
Ding dong? Wow. Im impressed. I thought I was more of a yodel. I like what I saw when Brad showed the inerface on the videos for the new G5. Dont look like vapor ware to me. Might need some polishing but it sure does look good. Now Im going to eat some ding dongs and wait and be happy.

preludian
07-17-2003, 01:32 AM
Man proton, didn't know you could be sooooo cruel to us :cry:

but hey, send every LWer a copy of LW8 and everything is forgiven :beer:

Chewey
07-17-2003, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by binder3d
Ding dong? Wow. Im impressed. I thought I was more of a yodel. I like what I saw when Brad showed the inerface on the videos for the new G5. Dont look like vapor ware to me. Might need some polishing but it sure does look good. Now Im going to eat some ding dongs and wait and be happy.

My bad, given you're a Brad fan maybe "twinkie" works better.

:applause: :scream: :applause:

KOlson
07-17-2003, 01:47 AM
ME ME ME! I DO! I DO! I DO! :applause:

cgwolf
07-17-2003, 02:01 AM
Id be down for a copy of LW 8...of course!

KillMe
07-17-2003, 02:02 AM
much as i dont want to be hauled into the the lux thing as i understood it lux as developing some character anim prog liek motionbuilder? am i wrong as i sure i read that somewhere

Julez4001
07-17-2003, 02:16 AM
6 pages later and nothing. Wow!

MattClary
07-17-2003, 02:23 AM
A pox upon you Proton. :twisted:

isnowboard
07-17-2003, 02:31 AM
Originally posted by proton
Who wants to get their hands on LW8

Sure.
http://www.geocities.com/iggysnowboard/Bullshit/hands.txt

anieves
07-17-2003, 02:33 AM
don't you think this is a silly question in this forum? What's todays date? April 1st? Is this Newtek's way of doing a focus group?:)

FB_Turbine
07-17-2003, 02:50 AM
Sounds Great, I'd love to get a test drive. I'm already sold... and paid for that matter. :eek:

I vote for preferential treatment for those of us who have contributed tutorials to Newtek's site :buttrock:

robinson
07-17-2003, 02:52 AM
Damn guys can’t your find the link on the newtek forum ?
Ok here it is…:p


ftp://ftp.newtek.com/public/LW/Proton/lightwave_betatest_8.04b_alpha_awesome_extreme_blonde.rar (http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=4976&highlight=blonde+joke)

color_trilogy
07-17-2003, 02:57 AM
Me... Please. :drool:

Petrik
07-17-2003, 03:01 AM
Well I'll ad my YES PLEASE to this list... hope I'm gonna be seen way down at the end of the line.

YOOOHOOO OVER HERE!!!!!

hairy_llama
07-17-2003, 03:15 AM
I would love to beta test it.

Mike RB
07-17-2003, 03:19 AM
me too

Sutekh
07-17-2003, 03:20 AM
Yes please ..... with the week or two I've just had I could do with some cheering up ..

Richard.

peanuckle
07-17-2003, 04:14 AM
I sure would like to get in the drivers seat and get my hands dirrty with it :)

pea~

Shade01
07-17-2003, 04:22 AM
I'm amazed at how this post brought out so many lurkers

BlueCougar
07-17-2003, 04:24 AM
One lab rat coming up.....:wavey:

Netvudu
07-17-2003, 04:29 AM
well, seeing how I still work in a PII 350 Mhz Iīm gonna be the first one saying "no"..heh, heh.





...though I dont know why Iīm laughing instead of crying.

:shrug:

Psyhke
07-17-2003, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by Netvudu
...seeing how I still work in a PII 350 Mhz

March on brave soldier. :thumbsup:

Heh, but seriously I have to marvel at folks who don't let Mhz determine their drive to work creatively on a computer.

I remember back in about 1993-4 when my 25Mhz 486 seemed like a screamer. But that slow 350 Mhz is more than ten times the computer than that. (Moral: it could be worse :D).

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled teaser thread...

W Wade
07-17-2003, 04:56 AM
i 2

aurora
07-17-2003, 05:20 AM
Ughhhh!!!!!
Robinson, don't bring that one back up I took it 11 layers before I found the end. :surprised Found some cool new sites though.

Triple G
07-17-2003, 05:24 AM
Guess I'm in the minority here. When LW 8 is finished, stable, and all my plugins/Lscripts will work with it, then sure...I'll take a look at it. Until then, no thanks. I don't have time to be an unpaid beta tester. :shrug:

Memodin
07-17-2003, 05:28 AM
woawww... count me in !!!!!!!
:drool:

tOd
07-17-2003, 05:57 AM
Im with Tripple G. Im not convienced with the great failure of the updates of 7.5 that all the new programmers that had to replace the Lux guys have thier head round the code yet. Ill believe it when I see it.

Hopefully New Tek will prove me wrong. I guess Siggraph may shed some light.

We'll see.

Like tripple G said Im too am too busy creating with tools that work relatively well and stable then to play with a bug ridden app for free.

takkun
07-17-2003, 06:38 AM
This thread reminds me of the seagulls in Finding Nemo:

Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!

milqman
07-17-2003, 06:47 AM
hope proton says something else about this tomorrow.

if he just did this for his sheer amusement then... :surprised

lwbob
07-17-2003, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by milqman
hope proton says something else about this tomorrow.

if he just did this for his sheer amusement then... :surprised

Not amusement, just marketing. He is just trying to get people excited about the LW8 preview. If they wanted anything more than that they would have posted a feature or two by now. They just want people watching for news.

Looks like it worked. This was nothing more than trolling the forum. It is just in a much more positve way than normal. :)

Fasty
07-17-2003, 07:18 AM
Originally posted by takkun
This thread reminds me of the seagulls in Finding Nemo:

Mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine, mine!

Shhh, it hasn't even been released in half the world yet. This is relevant because... the wait is suspensful? :shrug:

Valkyrien
07-17-2003, 07:19 AM
hey, I'll take a little LW8!:D:D :beer:

ambassador
07-17-2003, 08:39 AM
The question is not who wants to get there hands on 8, but rather who will be given the opportunity to do so:wip:

takkun
07-17-2003, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Fasty
Shhh, it hasn't even been released in half the world yet. This is relevant because... the wait is suspensful? :shrug: Ack, I didn't think about the rest of the world. That's just me being a stupid fat american. :wip:

Cararan
07-17-2003, 08:55 AM
I'm in.. Let me play with it..

EnergyMan
07-17-2003, 09:05 AM
I'll test too... :curious: :arteest:
Maybe I should learn 7 first... :eek:

Werner
07-17-2003, 09:35 AM
nah, not me...I've decided to migrate to poser. :)


Let us have it allready! :buttrock: I cant wait Mr. Proton :applause:

Fredde
07-17-2003, 09:50 AM
I wanna test it :drool: :applause:

JONO
07-17-2003, 10:03 AM
hmmmmmmm,, uuuuuuuuuuuummmm um um .....

well..... perhaps i....... um.... hmmmm


DO WANT IT RIGHT NOW.

what is this, some sick, twisted demented, crazed prank to turn lightwavers everywhere rabid.

i will kill for it ! :surprised

samartin
07-17-2003, 10:08 AM
How about showing a few screenshots and giving out a feature list ??? I'd be happy with that...

MrWyatt
07-17-2003, 10:12 AM
MEEEEEEEEEE PLEASE. LET ME TESTDRIVE 8 !!!
:drool:
edit:
actually I think some punk hacked protons cgtalk account and is fooling us. but it was a nice thought beeing offered to testdrive LightWave 8.
:hmm:

wozzyke
07-17-2003, 10:40 AM
MEEEEEEEE TOOOOOOOOOOO PLZ

shivacola
07-17-2003, 10:43 AM
any demo after siggraph ???

Jimzip
07-17-2003, 11:10 AM
Looks like somone forgot to check their thread! :applause:

I'll wait for 8.0 though, I don't like seeing bugs.. Expectations are high mind you..
:p

Jimzip :D

MrWyatt
07-17-2003, 11:32 AM
newtek site down . is this a conspiracy here?
:thumbsdow

allaboutkeys
07-17-2003, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by Werner
nah, not me...I've decided to migrate to poser. :)

LOL... that's a good one... I remember someone suspecting you of having used a poser model for your work.

Arte
07-17-2003, 12:12 PM
If and only if there is a direct line to the development team and more specifically the "new" project manager, then I will help out.

Our investment here means I would rather this version of LW did not screw Arte the same as T2/T3 has.

Ben, any idea what Betaing would involve?

X

Memodin
07-17-2003, 12:21 PM
I am afraid that proton's this question will be our disappointment at the end.

:rolleyes:

cyphyr
07-17-2003, 12:25 PM
Hmmm ... Yeah well OK if your gona twist my arm like that then what choice have I got !!

Or should I say

YES PLEASE :applause:

by the way, I'm still pissed off that the LW8 and DFX+ bundle isn't available in the UK:shrug: but to get to test 8 would be a nice panacea!

Werner
07-17-2003, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by allaboutkeys
LOL... that's a good one... I remember someone suspecting you of having used a poser model for your work.

:) yeah, that guy made me see the true power of highest of hi-end applications. lol

he will find out soon enough that it was all but a poser model.

HCompston
07-17-2003, 01:12 PM
Count me in.

red_oddity
07-17-2003, 01:18 PM
RIGHT...GIMME...HERE....I'LL GIVE YOU A KIDNEY...I'M NOT NEEDING IT ANYMORE...HECK I'VE GOT TWO ANYWAY...right?.....GIMME GIMME GIMME...

ThirdEye
07-17-2003, 01:32 PM
What's the purpose of this thread? :shrug:

PHILL_JAMES2000
07-17-2003, 01:34 PM
Originally posted by cyphyr

by the way, I'm still pissed off that the LW8 and DFX+ bundle isn't available in the UK:shrug: but to get to test 8 would be a nice panacea!

it is...check out http://www.onevideo.net

:shrug:

comanche
07-17-2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by ThirdEye_01
What's the purpose of this thread? :shrug:

Exactly my thought.
:beer:

Cheers,
Andreas

red_oddity
07-17-2003, 01:40 PM
Substitute for a social life?

PHILL_JAMES2000
07-17-2003, 01:42 PM
Originally posted by red_oddity
Substitute for a social life?

substitute for getting work done?

propaganda?

:D:D:D

mav3rick
07-17-2003, 01:43 PM
count me in
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proton ..... is that some of your new fatishes? heheh did we turn you on?:) hehe

daviddrbal
07-17-2003, 01:54 PM
Sure. Is there someone who could not agree with this offer?

HCompston
07-17-2003, 02:00 PM
It would have made for a shorter thread to as "Who doesnt want a go with LW 8" ;)

proton
07-17-2003, 02:58 PM
Would you also be interested in having a go with DFX+ on a VT3 machine?

uncommongrafx
07-17-2003, 03:00 PM
Hehehe :applause:

Been there... am there...

Nice...

I await the next piece of genius from your hallowed halls.

terryford
07-17-2003, 03:06 PM
Originally posted by proton
Would you also be interested...

Nah, starting to lose interest now...

This is sounding more like a Siggraph only thing :annoyed:


Regards,
Terry

ChrisS
07-17-2003, 03:30 PM
You know what would be really neat?

Having a go with the copy of LightWave/DFX+ I ordered almost three weeks ago but have yet to see any sign of.

Now that would be something.

EvilE
07-17-2003, 04:12 PM
Hey Proton could you please tell us if this is a Siggraph only thingy :)

EE

HowardM
07-17-2003, 04:16 PM
maybe its a new contest they are going to have?
win a new VT boxx with lw8/DFX+!
:)

Bytehawk
07-17-2003, 04:21 PM
Originally posted by HowardM
maybe its a new contest they are going to have?
win a new VT boxx with lw8/DFX+!
:)


signed by proton !!!

Chuck Baker
07-17-2003, 04:32 PM
Originally posted by ChrisS
You know what would be really neat?

Having a go with the copy of LightWave/DFX+ I ordered almost three weeks ago but have yet to see any sign of.

Now that would be something.

eyeon is sending us daily shipments, and we're shipping those out in turn just as fast as we can. Just how successful this special would be took both NewTek and eyeon by surprise. :eek:

Please rest assured we're filling orders as quickly as possible!

ChrisS
07-17-2003, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by Chuck Baker
eyeon is sending us daily shipments, and we're shipping those out in turn just as fast as we can. Just how successful this special would be took both NewTek and eyeon by surprise. :eek:

Please rest assured we're filling orders as quickly as possible!

I know you are. eyeon really seems to be the bottleneck.
Some poor fellow who posted in the "Just Curious" thread has been waiting almost five weeks for his order.
We're just getting a little antsy is all.:drool:

Remi
07-17-2003, 04:48 PM
I truely hate this thread...more so than any other. :annoyed:

It's time's like this I wish CIM was around

marcopio
07-17-2003, 04:48 PM
Yes, I would be interested in the LW 8 and DFX+ on a VT3 machine.

peanuckle
07-17-2003, 04:54 PM
Man ill be exicited over a screenshot of lightwave 8 or VT[3]

pea~

Triple G
07-17-2003, 05:02 PM
Originally posted by Remi
I truely hate this thread...more so than any other. :annoyed:

Seriously...what is the point of this thread? I've never seen a thread this long with absolutely no point to it whatsoever, other than teasing the end user and whipping the masses up into a frenzy...give us a break, Proton. What gives? :hmm:

Badllarma
07-17-2003, 05:08 PM
LW 8 DFX & VT 3 woohooooo cool

this is going to really suck if it's just to do with Sigggraph or are we just trying to have a record thread here:)

If is is Siggraph then how about
LW 8 DFX & VT 3 AND an AIR TICKET:applause:
BUT I'll be happy with a screen shot or two :)

Badllarma
07-17-2003, 05:17 PM
Originally posted by Chuck Baker
eyeon is sending us daily shipments, and we're shipping those out in turn just as fast as we can. Just how successful this special would be took both NewTek and eyeon by surprise.

Please rest assured we're filling orders as quickly as possible!


I'd love to have been a fly on the wall in Eyeon's office when the orders started coming in.......

"Oh My God what have we done" :applause:

I bet Adobe and maybe discreet (but I dout it) are thinking "Why didn't we think of that!" and Eyeon are saying "Bloddy hell look how quick we have just increased our market share!"

Now back to the thread LW 8 SCREEN SHOTS PLEASE!!!

yog
07-17-2003, 05:45 PM
I think this is a really good move on Eyeon's part.
These licences are mainly going to people who probably wouldn't have bought DXF+ in the first place, but they now have the potential of sales for extra modules and upgrade fees.

Looks like winners all around :thumbsup:

Badllarma
07-17-2003, 06:36 PM
have to agree with you yog to be honest never really heard much of DF or DFX before the offer, now after playing with the demo while waiting for mine my DFX to arrive just love it!:D
Top piece of kit!

icedeyes
07-17-2003, 06:42 PM
I would looovvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeee to test drive lw 8 before i buy it.... So i would really be interested in a beta test.....:thumbsup:

MattClary
07-17-2003, 06:55 PM
zzzzzzzzzzz..... zzzzzzzzzzz....

Lame plug for SIGGRAPH.

:thumbsdow

takkun
07-17-2003, 07:02 PM
Originally posted by MattClary
zzzzzzzzzzz..... zzzzzzzzzzz....

Lame plug for SIGGRAPH.

:thumbsdow Yeah, Proton knows how to fire everyone up and how to let everyone down. Sorry to say but Newtek's gotta work on their marketing techniques.

milqman
07-17-2003, 07:16 PM
I can just hear Proton's next message that we get to wait till tomorrow for..

Would you also be interested in having a go with Lightwave 8 and DFX on a VT3 machine... at SIGGRAPH?

Mwuahahahaha

lwbob
07-17-2003, 07:29 PM
Originally posted by terryford
Nah, starting to lose interest now...

This is sounding more like a Siggraph only thing :annoyed:



OR sound like the stuff Larry got accused of as spam.

tOd
07-17-2003, 08:02 PM
Originally posted by takkun
Yeah, Proton knows how to fire everyone up and how to let everyone down. Sorry to say but Newtek's gotta work on their marketing techniques.

Takkun, preach on my borther. This stuff is so lame. Just tell us the deal from the begining. If you cant say now then wait until you can then post. Its real easy.

Im beginging to feel like thier marketing plan was written by a 6 year old.
"Nanny Nanny Boo Boo, I know something you dont know."

:thumbsdow

robinson
07-17-2003, 08:20 PM
WOOOW

I can fell the love again !!!

Oh no wait, I’m getting tired again !!! :hmm:

Seriously guys don’t you feel like a six year old when you read this thread ? http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=68180

proton
07-17-2003, 09:33 PM
How many of you like to play video games?

terryford
07-17-2003, 09:38 PM
Evil

:)

Shade01
07-17-2003, 09:40 PM
How many of you like to breathe?

carbon8
07-17-2003, 09:42 PM
Proton, who pooped in your wheaties?
Where are you going with this?
Ok, Who doesn't like video games, even if they do give you motion sickness.

tOd
07-17-2003, 09:46 PM
How many of you like ice cream? :rolleyes:

manfriday
07-17-2003, 09:47 PM
WHAT is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

tOd
07-17-2003, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by manfriday
WHAT is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

European or African?

Shade01
07-17-2003, 09:52 PM
Now this is turning into a good thread!


What did a Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?












Make me one with everything. :p

terryford
07-17-2003, 09:54 PM
That's not the Proton we know!

"I need a young priest and an old priest!" :D

takkun
07-17-2003, 09:55 PM
Originally posted by proton
How many of you like to play video games? How many of you like to be teased with vague questions that may or may not lead to something?

Come on proton, you're killing us! There's a point when mystery and hype turns ugly.

Soeren Nielsen
07-17-2003, 09:59 PM
guys calm down, its a piece of software, you need to relax.

ClingFree
07-17-2003, 10:11 PM
Just put me down for a yes to all 3 questions, unless I have to be at SIGGRAPH. Can't do it this year... :annoyed:

Remi
07-17-2003, 10:12 PM
Try this.....

This thread is (http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_sounds/lb/waste.wav)

Para
07-17-2003, 10:19 PM
Originally posted by proton
How many of you like to play video games?

That's the only thing I do at this time of year. :)

tOd
07-17-2003, 10:23 PM
Originally posted by takkun
How many of you like to be teased with vague questions that may or may not lead to something?


Yeah I feel like Im in a strip club. "Would you like a lap dance?"

If to test drive LW8 I have to give Proton a dollar so he will take off his pants cause LW8 is down his pants then I definatley pass!


:D

EsHrA
07-17-2003, 10:25 PM
a testdrive would be indeed really nice.


Cheers,

-EsH-

carbon8
07-17-2003, 10:26 PM
Ok tOd, that's not a picture I needed burned into my mind...
But I agree.

Rogue
07-17-2003, 10:37 PM
Originally posted by proton
Just curious as to who would like to test drive with the latest version of LW.

You talking about 7.5d or 8? I'll be happy to test drive LW8, so long as I don 't have to pay for it when it crashes. :eek:

iratethemad
07-17-2003, 10:38 PM
I love playing video games but where is this going?

HowardM
07-17-2003, 10:41 PM
NOWHERE! SO EVERYONE STOP REPLYING!

tOd
07-17-2003, 10:45 PM
Originally posted by HowardM
NOWHERE! SO EVERYONE STOP REPLYING!

Oh ok since YOU said so we'll stop. :rolleyes:

Odrakir
07-17-2003, 10:47 PM
I would like to test Lightwave
I love videogames (even though I'm affected by motion-sickness)
I would like to do all other things you'll write on this thread Proton... well... maybe not all of them.

But I wont go to Sigggraph unless you get a me a very cheap flight from Oviedo, Asturias, Spain to San Diego, California, USA and someone to take care of the bussiness while I'm away... so... if that's all the deal, stop playing with us, please!

Odrakir.

Shade01
07-17-2003, 10:54 PM
I guess my question would be why plug LW8, Siggraph and all this other stuff to current Lightwave users? These are no brainer questions to us. Seems like it would do more good trying to get people who don't use Lightwave excited.

Triple G
07-17-2003, 10:56 PM
Originally posted by Remi
Try this.....

This thread is (http://www.intriguing.com/mp/_sounds/lb/waste.wav)

:applause: Couldn't have said it better myself.

froggyplat
07-17-2003, 10:58 PM
Originally posted by proton
How many of you like to play video games?

me! except my computer sucks so i can't....:hmm:
but i will make an exception for you....:love:

Wycoff3d
07-17-2003, 11:01 PM
I think this thread is bordering on the absurd. If there is a way to test drive 8 then give us a link instead if asking us. Its like asking who wants $100. Evrybody does-whats the catch? I think Proton needs to respond. Jeez.

manfriday
07-18-2003, 12:34 AM
ok, who wants to get thier hands on Proton?

;)

tOd
07-18-2003, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by manfriday
WHAT is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?

I dont know but I know the ari-speed veolcity of my foot kicking Proton in the pants if he doest tell us soon.

;)

Just kidding of course.

This type of thing is really a silly way to market. No wonder LW is considered a non professional app. Its marketed that way.

milqman
07-18-2003, 01:52 AM
this thread is making me somewhat disgusted...

at any rate, i'm giving proton till tomorrow morning to explain himself... if he doesn't... I'll probably go watch TV.

Wesball
07-18-2003, 01:54 AM
Well...

Why did the chicken cross the road?!

milqman
07-18-2003, 01:57 AM
He seems to be asking these same questions on the Newtek forum, even about the videogame one.... so... I'm guessing he's going somewhere with all this.

He coulda saved people the anger though by posting it all at once.

I'm sure he has a purpose... of course if he doesn't... then...

The guys at the NewTek forums appear to be taking this teasing a little lighter though...

:shrug:

Sutekh
07-18-2003, 02:07 AM
If all this is indeed about Siggraph then I think a few people (usually with the initials WV) need to remember that half the people here are not even in the same flaming country as the damn event let alone in a nearby city.

Obviously I was not alone in thinking it was a request for testers or anouncing a demo or something. In hindsight it was probably a silly assumption but either way some clarification would have been wise to minimise the bad blood that is obviously developing. After all with all the negativity flooding this place of late, adding to it is definately not the smartest move...

Richard.

Cman
07-18-2003, 02:11 AM
Nope - can't. None of it. :shrug:
I'll be glad to read other's experiences though!

robinson
07-18-2003, 02:14 AM
Originally posted by carbon8
Proton, who pooped in your wheaties?
Where are you going with this?
Ok, Who doesn't like video games, even if they do give you motion sickness.

I hate video games, LW is my video game...

proton
07-18-2003, 02:27 AM
What about free drinks?

Cararan
07-18-2003, 02:33 AM
Originally posted by proton
What about free drinks?


What the.... Free drinks i already see where this is going? I was getting hyped up like the Matrix.

milqman
07-18-2003, 02:43 AM
Here's my thinking.
There's two possibilities here

A. This is all in reference to SIGGRAPH

B. Proton is messing with our minds, making us think its in reference to SIGGRAPH, and then at one point, he'll tell us all about the open Lightwave 8 beta. :)

Triple G
07-18-2003, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by milqman
Here's my thinking.
There's two possibilities here (duh)

A. This is all in reference to SIGGRAPH

B. Proton is messing with our minds, making us think its in reference to SIGGRAPH, and then at one point, he'll tell us all about the open Lightwave 8 beta. :)

Or, C. We'll get fed up with this nonsense and unsubscribe from this thread. :thumbsdow

takkun
07-18-2003, 02:50 AM
Ahh, I'm starting to think that this is for a Lightwave user meeting before Siggraph. (I just hope it doesn't overlap with the Luxology/Desktop Images meeting, that would be very evil.)

robinson
07-18-2003, 02:51 AM
Originally posted by ChrisS
I know you are. eyeon really seems to be the bottleneck.
Some poor fellow who posted in the "Just Curious" thread has been waiting almost five weeks for his order.
We're just getting a little antsy is all.:drool:

are you talking abou me ?:rolleyes:

milqman
07-18-2003, 03:09 AM
i'm afraid proton might be alienating more people than actually getting them excited about something.

lwbob
07-18-2003, 03:15 AM
Originally posted by Sutekh

Obviously I was not alone in thinking it was a request for testers or anouncing a demo or something. In hindsight it was probably a silly assumption but either way some clarification would have been wise to minimise the bad blood that is obviously developing.


Maybe Luxology will have something to play with.

DigiLusionist
07-18-2003, 03:22 AM
Gads, what a Pavlovian response from some of you guys. Proton's a star when he gives out free models and sends links to cool stuff, but one lousy thread, and you're forming a lynch mob.

Grow the hell up, already. I've had my fill of the negative crap that's been polluting thses forums for the past few months. This is a forum for PROS. Act like pros...

takkun
07-18-2003, 03:34 AM
Gads, what a Pavlovian response from some of you guys. Proton's a star when he gives out free models and sends links to cool stuff, but one lousy thread, and you're forming a lynch mob. Dude! I'm not forming a mob, I love proton (you know, in a manly kind of way.. not romantically or anything (but Irene's a different story :drool:, but I'm not a stalker, just a fan... a very lonely fan that dreams how perfect our lives together could... umm.... nevermind.))

I just thought this thread is silly, what was Proton thinking?... he must be under a lot of stress and been drinkin' a bit too much of the firewater. :)

Triple G
07-18-2003, 04:06 AM
No lynch mob here, either. I too generally like Proton...he's a great guy and does a lot for this community. But for crying out loud, if you've got something to say, say it already! I agree that this is supposed to be a board for industry professionals, but toying around asking vague questions to get everyone all riled up...tell me, how is that professional?

I really think that this thread is turning off a lot of people...getting everyone all excited and then leaving us out to dry is not cool...the emotional state of this forum has been shaky at best lately, and toying with people's emotions is not a good idea.

So like I said...Proton, if you've got some news to announce, we'd all love to hear it. But if not, say so. In the meantime, let's all get back to work and stop replying to this ridiculous thread.

Chewey
07-18-2003, 04:11 AM
What were you folks expecting Proton to be offering here anyway? A link to a save disabled version? A pay to play beta tester ala LW6?

I never thought that this was anything more than a coy tease of sorts so why get all flustered over such a vague query?

I'll probably end up waiting months before I'll be having a shot at whatever gets released anyway just to be safe.

Cman
07-18-2003, 04:18 AM
Originally posted by Chewey
I never thought that this was anything more than a coy tease of sorts so why get all flustered over such a vague query? :wise:

Sometimes these threads turn into natural disasters. They start as a simple summer breeze, then before you know it that breeze has fed upon itself and whipped up into a category 5 hurricane of destruction.

Badllarma
07-18-2003, 07:29 AM
Games free drinks this has got to be Siggraph

:annoyed:

unless the next one is "Who wants a free air ticket from the UK to Siggraph"

I'll answers that one now
MEEEEEEE
:thumbsup:

DimitrisLiatsos
07-18-2003, 07:47 AM
I have preordered LW 8 ..so i hope i will see it as soon as possible :drool:

richpr
07-18-2003, 07:58 AM
Send them over... ;) Preferably Xbox or PC games, any drink will do ;)

Don't get TOO impatient, people! :shame:

Joviex
07-18-2003, 08:47 AM
I hate to be the one to sound like CIM,


but is this a lame ass attempt to market something??

I would have expected more from A) a Mod of this forum and B) a representative of a supposedly grownup software company.

Practice what you preach.

Jimzip
07-18-2003, 09:01 AM
Hey people, calm down. You still have lives yes? Not to be rash but I think some of you are taking this a little too far.
I agree it's a tease, we get a lot of them around here. (Sheesh I should think of being a psychologist :surprised ) But that's no reason to start shouting about someone's professionalism.

Maybe Proton found Elvis. ;)

Jimzip :D

(Oh, and P.S. Come back Proton! Your thread is becoming the largest in this forum!!)

eben
07-18-2003, 09:31 AM
LOL well, i think we are more learning about human nature rather than LW ! ;)

regards,

Eben.

Wesball
07-18-2003, 09:31 AM
I agree.

If your lives are so severly disprupted by two little enticing questions... well, its.... its.... I don't know what it is... but its something.

Chill yall.

So... how 'bout them bears? :D

iratethemad
07-18-2003, 10:29 AM
close this thread before it gets out of hand

Nemoid
07-18-2003, 10:40 AM
Just can't stop laughing about this thread!!

Proton will tell us when time has come..:thumbsup:

j3st3r
07-18-2003, 10:55 AM
It looks a desperate attempt to get attention from the public...It looks like Proton hadn`t even read the responses from the users...

A screenshot...that would be more exciting than this silly thread. Seriously, I spent almost half an hour with this thread to find out information of LW8, but I found nothing. That doesn`t serve the community, I became a bit angry, and very disappointed. I`m in a middle of software purchasing, and haven`t decide to buy Maya or Lightwave. And this silly attempt gave a minus to LW...:thumbsdow

I hope that soon LW`s gonna get pluses...

MrWyatt
07-18-2003, 11:09 AM
lousy thread.
Iīm dropping LW instantlly and become a Maya fanboy ( allthou I like both) if this thread either gets some turn in a now-I-know-whatīs-going-on-direction or gets closed, which is unlikelly to happen as Proton is moderator of this forum. Funny he started a thread like this while all others that where not half as useless got deleted.
Donīt missuse your power proton. not allowing others to post useless, teasing or simply annoying threads, but on the other hand doing it yourself, is not the best way to show things like respect, friendship or teamspirit. and is this thread helpfull? donīt think so, and so do all the others, so please knock it off.
:thumbsdow

Pengy
07-18-2003, 11:42 AM
hehehehehe... Keep it up Proton... I just love this thread. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It`ll probaby turn out to be something pretty silly in the end but it`s certainly getting a few peoples backs up.. :)

Take it easy
AndyP

faulknermano
07-18-2003, 12:22 PM
Originally posted by MrWyatt
lousy thread.
Iīm dropping LW instantlly and become a Maya fanboy ( allthou I like both) if this thread either gets some turn in a now-I-know-whatīs-going-on-direction or gets closed


so you admit you dont use lightwave for its capabilities? ;)

Wesball
07-18-2003, 12:35 PM
Hey Proton,

I love you man. :love:

anakinskywalker
07-18-2003, 12:39 PM
since no body has been saying this word for last few pages in this thread...

ME ME ME ME ME ME ME .... lol

:D

red_oddity
07-18-2003, 01:09 PM
Aaaaahhhh...i know where this is going...

It's the new summer deal...

Pre-order Lightwave 8 and get a XBox and a keg of beer for free...

Whahooo...:beer: :applause: :beer:


imagin the shipping and handling costs for that one...

MrWyatt
07-18-2003, 01:35 PM
Originally posted by faulknermano
so you admit you dont use lightwave for its capabilities? ;)
I do use LW for its capabilities, but who doesnīt. I donīt know anyone who uses LW because he thinks itīs wack, do you? But I also use it because of the obvious lacks in Maya, which is by the way not animation and dynamics. I use the tools that get the job done. thatīs all. I just donīt like this kind of thread, as it implements something worth reading and after you read the whole thing you must admit that you just successfully wasted half an hour of your precious time. thatīs all Iīm saying . I actually wonīt drop LW, I just wrote that to make clear how stupid I find this thread and how dissapointed I am that this kind of thread is coming from a moderator. once and for all.
1. I do really really love LW for its strengths.
2. Yes, I also use other Software to compensate on LWīs weaknesses. So what?
3. I still use LW for most of my work, allthou I donīt know why you should bother if I didnīt.
4. Treads should be informative, at least on , say page 3 there should be some information, something that makes everybody go: AHH THAT`S COOL NEWS!!
5. In order to try staying polite and not pushing this hype thread any further than that, I shall now dissmiss and say goodbeye.

See you all in the next helpfull and informative thread guys.
:wavey:

duncandes
07-18-2003, 01:43 PM
I want IT too !!!!!

proton
07-18-2003, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by MrWyatt
lousy thread.
which is unlikelly to happen as Proton is moderator of this forum. Funny he started a thread like this while all others that where not half as useless got deleted.
Donīt missuse your power proton. not allowing others to post useless, teasing or simply annoying threads, but on the other hand doing it yourself, is not the best way to show things like respect, friendship or teamspirit. and is this thread helpfull? donīt think so, and so do all the others, so please knock it off.
:thumbsdow

You should check your facts before making statements like this....to date I have maybe closed 2-3 threads and none of them have been like what you are saying....I leave thread closing to teh other moderators.....say the word and I will be more then happy to drop my "Moderator" status here at CGtalk....it seems that it leads to nothing more then incorrect assumptions in your and other members minds.

AT the end of the day I'm a LightWave user that loves working with the community.....nothing more ...nothing less....

comanche
07-18-2003, 03:21 PM
Originally posted by proton


AT the end of the day I'm a LightWave user that loves working with the community.....nothing more ...nothing less....

Hm, not more? You're not at NT? Come on, Proton!

Do you think the LW community is waiting impaciently for threads like your's and Larry's? It'S not me, I don't like such lame acting, sorry.

Cheers,
Andreas

proton
07-18-2003, 03:23 PM
No worries...I have put in the request to drop me as Moderator.....CGtalk should be safe from Big Brother now...:thumbsup:

ChrisS
07-18-2003, 03:26 PM
Originally posted by red_oddity
Aaaaahhhh...i know where this is going...

It's the new summer deal...

Pre-order Lightwave 8 and get a XBox and a keg of beer for free...



Now there's a deal!
Mmm... Free drinks. Aaaacgghhh...:drool:

Probably a good thing I can't get to SIGGRAPH. Keeping me in free drinks might wipe out a quarter's profits! ;)
:beer: :argh:

lildragon
07-18-2003, 03:27 PM
This is enough, I posted a warning and people just choose to ignore it, expect drastic changes to this forum in the coming days.

thread closed

-lild