View Full Version : Will LW go with a UB version ?

02 February 2006, 12:48 AM

Just got a new iMac Intel Core Duo and found that render and performance is
very fast compared with an older iMac using C4D.

Any chance LW will provide a UB version ?


02 February 2006, 03:21 AM
Can't remember where I read it (Newsletter?), but they're working on it and that it'll be a while.

02 February 2006, 01:33 PM
lw work fine with rosetta, and when newtek release a native version for new os i think will be faster than now. if i remember correctly i read in a newtek forum that they work on.

02 February 2006, 09:18 PM
Have you seen LW work through Rosetta? What about the dongle driver?

02 February 2006, 11:08 PM
i install driver eve
and work fine, it find corretly dongle.

good thing of rosetta is that is invisible help, only some application not work, like aperture, for example, but probably be cause it search g4-g5 processor, be cause it not start in install step, it tell me that there isn't minimal requirment. i need to attend update.

02 February 2006, 01:20 AM
I think thats the problem with rosetta.
Because it works apple made it too good and thus is buys time for Newtek and Adobe to not rush to get a UB version out.
If Apple, by chance made their new comps not run LW, Newtek would have to get to work on it. I dont see a UB version coming out till 9.5, just like no xcodewas ever released.

02 February 2006, 07:51 PM
From the LightWave v9 FAQ at

Is there news with regard to the port to XCode and compatibility with Intel Macs?
NewTek is in progress on a port to XCode so that we can provide Universal Binaries to support both PPC and Intel-based Macintosh computers. We will discuss this in more detail as the process unfolds.

02 February 2006, 03:48 PM
There's been a promise of an Xcode version for years. I guess Apple's move to Intel now forces the issue, which is good. Also, the bulk of the LW rewrite has taken place (right?) so NT can start to entertain the idea of a UB. The last few years the idea of xcode optimization had to be waaaaaaaaay far down on the 'to do' list, let's face it.

Hopefully it will emerge during the 9.x cycle.

02 February 2006, 11:27 PM
Thanks to everyone for the comments and
the quote from LW via Kurtis.

Just as a point of interest, Maxon ported C4D v9.5 over to UB
without any additional cost for the present version of the app.

It'd be nice not to have to upgrade to get UB ..... any chance
of that happening Kurtis ?

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