NewTek - a courtesy LW8 update


#1

I have paid for the DFX LW8 upgrade, so how about a courtesy update on the release of version 8? Thank you ahead of the response-Mark


#2

Gotta say, I feel the same way. This close to release, how about a complete list of what I paid for?


#3

ditto :curious:


#4

I heard that Lw will ship before 2004, I got this info from a mag I was reading, I think it was 3d World. Apparantly it came from Newtek. Anyone care to validate this I hate to spread rumors.


#5

I can’t believe that this close to release (hopefully at least) that they wouldn’t have updated the LW[8] preview page on there site. It’s been the same page for MONTHS with no changes AT ALL. I am waiting to see exactly what I am getting before I go buying it. No sense paying $400-500 for an upgrade that I know virtually nothing about. :shrug: Glad you guys/gals are brave enough to do it though. :applause:


#6

I have that issue of 3D World, and it does very clearly say that they’ll get it done ‘pre-2004’. It was to the tune of “Lightwave has slipped deadlines before, it wont happen this time.” However, that’s not a contract of any sorts that they have to commmit to.

I’m a little annoyed that I’m out $500 and still don’t know what all I’m getting. It’s not very often I spend that much money on a leap of faith. I hope Newtek’ll keep this in mind next time around.

I wish I could just sign an NDA and hear everything about it.


#7

Well, I think we already know what we’re going to have, it was clearly stated. The question is : Will this greatly work ?


#8

Originally posted by Facial Deluxe
Well, I think we already know what we’re going to have, it was clearly stated. The question is : Will this greatly work ?

Newtek has dropped some not so subtle hints that there are things we don’t know about it yet. I’d be a lot more content if they’d just say “Yep, that’s all there is to this one.”

As for your other question, I suspect it’ll be obnoxious, unstable, and some things will need to be modified. I predict plugins won’t work and it’ll crash in odd scenarios. In about 3 months, everybody’ll be used to LW8 and sing its praises. About then, a b patch will be released and new doors will open up.

Who’s with me? :smiley:


#9

No sense paying $400-500 for an upgrade that I know virtually nothing about.
Read this. http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14725 That’s virtually everything that’s going to be in Lightwave 8. And since Lightwave is virtually almost out you might consider getting the upgrade now because you can get DFX+ virtually for free and that deal will end when Lightwave 8 is shipped. :wink:


#10

ditto nanogator

but still I 'd like to get my mits on LW8

as said before I have NEVER EVER given so much money for something I don’t know exactly what it will contain. I hope NT doesn’t forget…


#11

Does it usually work this way? For past versions of LW? It seems very weird that there isn’t any update.

Are they just scrambling to get stuff in by a certain date and whatever doesn’t make it, gets appended in an update?


#12

Originally posted by takkun
Read this. http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14725 That’s virtually everything that’s going to be in Lightwave 8. And since Lightwave is virtually almost out you might consider getting the upgrade now because you can get DFX+ virtually for free and that deal will end when Lightwave 8 is shipped. :wink:

I got all that, plus a subscription to Keyframe!

(though I haven’t recieved any yet…)


#13

Originally posted by Facial Deluxe
Well, I think we already know what we’re going to have, it was clearly stated. The question is : Will this greatly work ?

Folks, hang in their okay…everyone at NewTek is working VERY hard to get LW 8 out the door. Proton has actually worked himself so hard he is sick…literally. They made him stay home today.

LW 8 will be the best release yet of the software. Hang in their okay…support NewTek on this alright :slight_smile:

I know you all have money invested and don’t you want NewTek to release the best product they possibly can for that.

Hang in their…be patient.


#14

Sorry to hear about Proton. :confused:

Just to be clear, I’m not moaning and groaning about when I get it in my hot little hands. I’m not worried about that. If they delay it until January, that’s perfectly okay. I want working software. What I’m moaning and groaning about is I want clearer disclosure about what all will be included with the upgrade. LIft some of the secrecy, ya know? Info’s all I’m interested in. Heck, send me a draft of the manual. :stuck_out_tongue:

Heh. Seriously tho, even if all I get is “yep, that’s all the features we’re implementing”, that’d be cool. It’s just they’ve given the impression that there are still suprises.


#15

kudos to NT for working this hard.

get better soon, Proton.

Any chance to just update that page on the LW8 features though.

You could even put it on a ‘sercret’ link and just tell me about it.

Honestly, I wouldn’t tell anyone…
:bounce:


#16

NanoGator, Bytehawk,

I understand completely and they are trying to do just that with these demos and the post surrounding them.

You’ll see more very soon… :slight_smile:


#17

cheers Wes,

I 'm just a little impatient and would really like to play with LW8 over the christmas holidays


#18

I’m the one maintaing the list above that takkun provided a link for. I emailed Proton recently to ask him to look over the list and remove any misinformation or untruths (Hence, all the disclaimers on the before and after the list). Proton said there was a little misinformation in there and he said that he was going to post another update sometime soon.


#19

ME TOO… Seeing those demos REALLY got me excited… All that free time…sitting around…wanting to play with the new dynamics…wait a minute… NEWTEK!!!

Ehemmm sorry got a little carried away there… :slight_smile:

Hey, trust me I am with you… But they want the software to be rock solid…and so do we. I will poke at William to see if he could post a few features for us :slight_smile:


#20

Originally posted by hrgiger
I’m the one maintaing the list above that takkun provided a link for. I emailed Proton recently to ask him to look over the list and remove any misinformation or untruths (Hence, all the disclaimers on the before and after the list). Proton said there was a little misinformation in there and he said that he was going to post another update sometime soon.

good info :slight_smile: thanks!!