Are not the guys who did Iron Sky the same group that did Star Wreck? They used Lightwave for that, so WHY would they switch to Maya when apparently many of their artists are used to LW? I certainly wouldn't. Hell, I want to get out of using Lightwave myself but since I have so many licenses and it's pretty much the only 3D software I know... I'm pretty much screwed for the time being. It doesn't matter HOW good software like Maya, Max or Softimage is - you use what you know. After seeing what Pooby has done using XSI, I have no doubt that the software is allot less important than the artist using it. You take a great Maya artist and a great Lightwave artist and they can BOTH do great things. To say that LW is overall better than these other packages is just delusional. It's the ARTIST, not the package.
After the crap that Kat spued on the LW forums AND during his webinars regarding LW CORE, I don’t care what Kelly Myers says at all. He’s pro “old” LW to the detriment of the community - as were so many others who railed against CORE. And now the rest of us suffer for it.
And to add to this “How to improve LW” thread… simple, Newtek needs to sell Lightwave to a developer that CARES about their customers. The LW developers are excellent and doing a great job with LW - as they were doing with CORE. Management screwed it up. New management that CARES about their userbase will propel LW forward. Keep the same management, LW will continue to lose users. Blender will gain more and more - it’s really looking incredible.