Why Light Wave 8's code name is Mecca?


#1

Does anyone know why Lw 8’s codename is Mecca?
I could’nt find any information about it. Can it be related to project: “MESSIAH”?:rolleyes:


#2

Highly unlikely…From what I understand LightWave has always had code names for its versions…Version 6.0 had the code name Purple…

Messiah is an entirely different program and I believe it’s stand alone…

Didn’t someone ask this on the LightWave-TR list?


#3

Maybe it’s named “Mecca” because alot of ppl. see Lightwave as religion.


#4

Originally posted by Memodin
Does anyone know why Lw 8’s codename is Mecca?
I could’nt find any information about it. Can it be related to project: “MESSIAH”?:rolleyes:

I think that was a name chosen by Lux when they thought they were the official developers of Lightwave. Newtek has since made it clear that Lux isnt the developer of Lightwave but they themselves are and so now I would assume that Newtek isnt using that name. Im glad too, the last thing Newtek needs to do with the current world situation is choose a name almost guarenteed to piss of somebody from the middle east. :slight_smile:


#5

Originally posted by CIM
Maybe it’s named “Mecca” because alot of ppl. see Lightwave as religion.
Cool, I didn’t know Muslims worshipped Lightwave. :bowdown:

:wink: wink


#6

Main Entry: mec·ca
Pronunciation: 'me-k&
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a destination of pilgrims in the Islamic world
Date: 1850
: a center of activity sought as a goal by people sharing a common interest


#7

It’s just a name. They probably thought it sounded cool and mysterious.

Plus, all the really good names like Maya, Max and Mirai were already taken so they just chose another word that starts with “m”.

:applause:


#8

Lightwave may not be a religion; it may be a cult. Or more correctly, it may be religious cult. :slight_smile:


#9

I brought the grape Kool-aid. Where are my numerous wives?


#10

Legend has it that after LW 7.5b, Newtek needed a place for them to pray - or hide.


#11

Originally posted by manfriday
I brought the grape Kool-aid. Where are my numerous wives?

You mean Mormons!?


#12

WHY NOT !!! :stuck_out_tongue:

It is better than sumatra or magma !!! :smiley:


#13

Religious names maybe interesting for people. We can say, why did the team name that program “Messiah”?


#14

More accurately: Project Messiah. As in a saviour for your projects. :shrug: