This topic may have been worn out on other threads but I had an experience yesterday that I wanted to share.
I had an interview for a job as a Multimedia Designer with a large company who is growing strong in graphics production and who are using a lot of After Effects for motion graphics along with Flash, Web dev, and a bit of everything else, including print. They currently use C4D 8.5 (I believe. I know it’s pre-9x). The job description listed Cinema and Lightwave as tools to know, but at the interview I learned that they are just now getting Lightwave which they learned more about at SIGGRAPH. I emailed one of the designers after the interview, (which seemed to go well, so please wish me luck…) and asked about their interest in Lightwave and why they wanted to add it to their toolset, and I got this reply:
“Lightwave was an interest for various reasons… Awesome purchase price versus the upgrade to Cinema4D 9 plus it came with Vue Infinite, and such accolades for the TV and broadcast industry, as well as some great features not in the version of Cinema that we have. Some of our other teams within _______ have it too, nobody has Cinema4D for some reason.”
I haven’t followed up regarding the features he was talking about but I found it a bit disheartening since I am really becoming fond of C4D. In fact the reason that I personally got Lightwave way back before C4D was the price. If Maxon is reading this then I am adding my voice to the already voiced request, “please lower your price (including upgrades!), flood the market, let people know first hand what a great product you have and enjoy more volume sales”
Am I making an accurate statement? Am I missing something else? Other comments/experiences? I know this issue has been brought up but I am trying to present a clear example and a clear suggestion.:shrug: