Anyone Willing To Sell Their 10+ Year Old Lightwave License/Dongle?
Starting off, I hope I am posting this in the right area. The support representative said it was okay to ask so I am hoping that there is not a dedicated area for asking questions like this. Anyways, on with the show!
Hello there, I am in the process of creating a youtube series in which I discuss and showcase old hardware and software and their history like these guys:
But with old workstations/hardware and CGI software instead of games (which I will also include). I have been slowly collecting up a small catalogue of older CGI production software from people I know but I lack a copy of Lightwave 3D that could run on Windows 98, 2000, or XP. The end goal being to talk about and/or live stream the hardware and software used 5-20 years ago while giving historic anecdotes of both and using them for short projects to show what could be achieved in each software environment (3DS Max, Maya, Blender, Lightwave, etc) on different hardware with restrictive deadlines.
For a random example: "Modeling, Texturing, Rigging, Animating, and Rendering a Mech In Lightwave 8 on a Dual Opteron 850-XP System In 1 Week"
I would then talk about the hardware, the software, a little bit of history on both, how it is done vs now, problems with the project, and show the end result. I already have copies of 3DS Max, Maya, and Blender that can run on those old Operating Systems but lack anything from Newtek to round out the selection. I have tried to go through Newtek themselves but it appears (and sorry if I misinterpreted your message if you read this) that it will cost 300 dollars to just get the dongle and no copy of the actual software. Even then, only for special circumstances. That is why I am reaching out to the community and asking if anyone is willing to part with their dongles (that sounds so wrong!).
Ideally I am looking for a copy of Lightwave 6.5 (Windows 98 and 2000) and 8 64 Bit (Windows XP). The customer representative said that they can help me with validating the license to make sure that it is authentic and transferring it to me but it will cost 100 bucks (is that even necessary with a dongle?). That is why I am hoping to avoid breaking the bank with this purchase.
I will only use paypal and payment information would be exchanged through private messages BUT I intend for most discussion short of said payment information to be discussed in this forum to make sure it is all on public record for both of our safety. If you have any questions or concerns then by all means ask!
P.S. I will mention you as the provider of said software in any videos that the software is used in.
When the boss gets in I'll ask him. I think we have a few lying around.
Originally Posted by Whelkn
That would be awesome!