Just like to say it feels good to be a Lightwave user at the moment. It was only a couple of years ago that at the grass roots level Lightwave was relatively unknown in this country (UK). At times it felt like us UK wavers were the eccentrics of the 3D scene, but things have turned around dramatically in the last year. A couple people that deserve a shout out are :
Ben Smith from 3D World magazine for letting non-LW people know how good Lightwave is through his tutorials and Lightwave related product reviews. Theres now hardly a 3D artist in the country who doesnt know how versatile Lightwave is.
What the heck, heres a shout out to all the people at 3D World mag.
Proton for making being a Lightwave user fun again. It really feels like being part of a community rather than just a user. Also thanks for teaching us a new form of Zen patience, i.e. the weekly teasers.
There have been numerous individual users that have been a big help in spreading understanding of Lightwave. I was going to mention a few, but on reflection I wouldnt like to leave anyone off the list and my posts are generally too long anyway.
So if your a plug-in developer, tutorial writer, somebody who is good at answering questions, or just someone who asks good questions, you have my thanks.
Id also like to thank the people from the company that cant be mentioned (without starting a conspiracy war), as they have also given me increased optimism for the future of Lightwave.
Let the good times roll.