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Old 07 July 2005   #1
Special Offer LW8 + Vue Infinite = $495

LW8 + Vue 5 for only $495!!!

... just bought my LW8 months ago!!!
 
Old 07 July 2005   #2
Great deal
$495 wow thats $104 cheeper than buying Vue on its own!
Humph ... I guess you cant upgrade twice, I upgraded to 8 at the begining of last year to take advantage of the free included DFX compositing package, its still in its box, hav'nt touched it. Hey there's an idea (not expecting any takers .. ). Anyone want to swap a copy of DFX for vue5 infinite? PM me if yor interseted.
Sriously though this is a great deal and I would recomend it to anyone.
cyphyr
ps another option would be to buy an old version leagaly and upgrade from that.
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Old 07 July 2005   #3
Hi,

Where is this offer?

Thanks
Jon
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Old 07 July 2005   #4
http://www.newtek.com/buynow/
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Old 07 July 2005   #5
Hi,

Ah right, I see the price if you are not a Lightwave user is $995, hmm might consider it. Is Lightwave easy to pick up? I currently use Cinema4D and Vue 4.22

Thanks
Jon
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Old 07 July 2005   #6
Originally Posted by Jonj1611: Hi,

Ah right, I see the price if you are not a Lightwave user is $995, hmm might consider it. Is Lightwave easy to pick up? I currently use Cinema4D and Vue 4.22

Thanks
Jon


You'd be going backwards mate. It's not worth it. Buy ZB2 instead or get the R9 upgrade at least if you aren't using it...
 
Old 07 July 2005   #7
Hi,

Yeah, I used to have C4D 9 but had to sell it to create my website, I am currently using C4D CE+(for the love of god!). Anyway on a personal note while the modular system of C4D is good in it's own way, it means that a reasonable setup of C4D, core + AR + TP starts getting expensive. I am trying to explore alternatives, while Vue 5 Infinite is definately on my list. I have never know the problem with LW, some swear by it while others don't like it.

I am just so confused.

Might just get XSI and be done with it

Jon
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Old 07 July 2005   #8
If the buzz is true, 8.5 is gonna keep Lightwave in the game and then some.
 
Old 07 July 2005   #9
Hi,

Yeah, I have seen some fabulous stuff done on Lightwave, I know the person at Digital Blasphemy uses Lightwave a lot.

But can someone tell me if Lightwave is modular, or is it like 1 package, no more addins to buy and I don't mean plugins

Also does the renderer do GI etc?

And back to my original question, is it easy to pick up so to speak?

Jon
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Old 07 July 2005   #10
Here is the feature list for LightWave:

http://www.newtek-europe.com/uk/pro...twave/list.html

You'll note that it can deal with HDRI; Radiosity; hair and fur; hard and soft body dynamics; particles; voxels; cel shading; expressions; subpatches and loads of other things out of the box; and comes with 999 free render nodes for setting up a render farm, plus both Mac and PC licences. You also get unlimited free technical support (by phone or email), and upgrades within a version number are all free (and there have been four so far with LightWave 3D 8. Some have only been bug fixes, but there have been new features added as well, such as new rendering and AA modes, etc.). I'm not a sales person, but I have been a LightWave user for fourteen years so far...

B
PS. There are a huge number of plug-ins for LightWave, a lot of them free, all referenced here: http://www.flay.com
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Old 07 July 2005   #11
LW has a history of being used to do fantastic stuff and recently too. It is one app rather than modular (like C4D). The renderer is the best looking for an inbuilt one (has radiosity, Gi stuff), but not amazing at speed. There again, the standalone Mental Ray renderer is no fast beast either.

It is easy to pick up. At least for me.

All apps have their quirks. LW 8 is behind in some areas due to a 2 year loss in development when some key developers left to form Luxology. If the rumours on the grapevine are true, then 8.5 will play catch up and maybe some more. Plus, every point upgrade is free even when a major one.
 
Old 07 July 2005   #12
Also, you should look at our projects list - I need to update it with some new stuff, but you can see where LightWave has been used: http://www.newtek-europe.com/uk/pro...e/projects.html

B
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Old 07 July 2005   #13
My god, what the hell is that bloody frog doing there!!

Lol, never mind, excellent news, I will have a read-through tonight. I am glad it is just 1 app. C4D is fabulous but the prices of the modules mean that if you buy the whole thing it starts getting really expensive. Others can live with that but I do this for a hobby.

Out of interest does LW do any sort of Net-Rendering?

Thanks
Jon
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Old 07 July 2005   #14
Originally Posted by Jonj1611: Out of interest does LW do any sort of Net-Rendering?

Thanks
Jon


999 free nodes.
 
Old 07 July 2005   #15
Hi,

Ah, right excellent, I don't have 999 computers but I am sure I could make use of at least some of them

Thanks!
Jon
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