You know, it’s funny how one person can impact so many others…even by a single post. What do mean by that? About 5 or 6yrs ago, some folks were talking about ZBrush and Mudbox on the Newtek (Lightwave) forums…and such. Along comes Larry, and he brings up this obscure little software that nobody had ever heard of. I mean nobody.
It was called 3D Brush, and it was relatively cheap. It had a wonky interface, but it actually did a pretty decent job at 3D texture painting. More and more LW users embraced this little thing. Andrew was very responsive, and included a number of LW integration features.
The name was changed to keep from clashing with ZB’s, and is now known as 3D Coat. It has come a long, long way since then; but I’m convinced it would still be a small, unknown app, if Larry had never mentioned it on the forums.