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Chuck
08-24-2010, 03:28 PM
Announcement is here!

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=111749

Discuss here!

rsfd
08-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Congratulations, Matt!
It only was a matter of time, I guess ;)

CG Addict
08-24-2010, 03:37 PM
bout time! Congrats to Matt and NewTek.

OnlineRender
08-24-2010, 03:53 PM
Does that mean you get forum MOD privileges now?, if so please change forum icons :P

WellDone

Dexter2999
08-24-2010, 03:56 PM
Congratulations, Sir!

MooseDog
08-24-2010, 04:08 PM
Out-effing-standing!!

well deserved and earned, and a great addition for newtek. congratulations to all involved.

Tobian
08-24-2010, 04:28 PM
Congratulations Matt, fabulous news, and I look forward to your efforts. based on what you have done already, it should be outstanding! :D

COBRASoft
08-24-2010, 04:33 PM
Congrats Matt (again :D)!

Netvudu
08-24-2010, 04:45 PM
Way to go! The right person for the job. Congrats Matt.

Iīm so happy youīre gonna make all that UI stuff I couldnīt care less about :D

hazmat777
08-24-2010, 04:59 PM
Super! Good move NewTek! :)

Congrats Matt! :thumbsup:

speismonqui
08-24-2010, 05:34 PM
:thumbsup:

oliversimonnet
08-24-2010, 06:40 PM
congrats matt :)

btomer
08-24-2010, 06:53 PM
Congratulations, Matt!

JeffrySG
08-24-2010, 07:13 PM
Congrats to both Matt and NT (and us too!) We all win with this one! :D

jameswillmott
08-24-2010, 07:26 PM
Don't pressure the guy too much! :)

(congrats Matt!)

Zane Condren
08-24-2010, 08:00 PM
Welcome to the Family Matt! Hope you like BBQ....

nickdigital
08-24-2010, 09:11 PM
congrats to both matt and nt (and us too!) we all win with this one! :d

+1!

GandB
08-24-2010, 09:14 PM
Congratulations Matt!

I would like to be the first to ask you for a "make cool model" button in the new UI. ;)

-Keith

Jockomo
08-24-2010, 09:23 PM
That's awesome! Congrats Matt!:thumbsup:

DragonFist
08-24-2010, 11:59 PM
Awesome! Congrats! :thumbsup:

biliousfrog
08-25-2010, 12:57 AM
Yay!

As one of the guys that put your name forward on the jobs board I just wondered when I can expect my commission? :D

Congratulations Matt

archijam
08-25-2010, 01:34 AM
*stops biting tongue*

Finally I can congratulate you!

Congrats! :thumbsup:

Salv8or
08-25-2010, 01:46 AM
Thats really good news. Mattīs excellent UI "feel" with the newtek gang is a better combo than Batman and Robin. =)
Watch out AD! =)

Massive congrats Matt!

MentalFish
08-25-2010, 02:04 AM
Congrats Matt! Hope you have a blast over there :thumbsup:

Nemoid
08-25-2010, 02:49 AM
Congrats Matt you deserve it ! Now we are sure Lw and CORE will have a great UI. NT did the right choice.

Phil
08-25-2010, 03:47 AM
I wonder if this also goes for the docs as well. Some consistency there is sorely needed, as well as a realisation that pictures can explain concepts much more rapidly and efficiently compared to three pages of text.

bobakabob
08-25-2010, 04:20 AM
:lwicon: Very good news for Lightwave. Congratulations, Matt! :thumbsup:

artstorm
08-25-2010, 04:30 AM
I find this very exciting, Matt has skills! I see a fresh LW look coming in the future. Good move NewTek, real good move! :)
And congratulations again, Matt!

-EsHrA-
08-25-2010, 04:42 AM
congratulations m/\tt!! :)

now make sure you say what needs to be said...
and don't go soft on them! ..


mlon

colkai
08-25-2010, 05:19 AM
Meh,
It's not like he's any good at interfaces.
<GD&R>
:p :p
Seriously, congrats Matt, well deserved and indeed, long overdue. :D :D
Should make a lot of people very happy I'd wager.


... don't go soft on them! ..
mlon

Heh, somehow, I'm doubting that will ever be the case. :thumbsup:

lardbros
08-25-2010, 05:35 AM
Big congrats Matt!! You are much needed at Newtek, and they've made a mighty fine decision yet again!

This Rob Powers bloke is great.

Powers by name, Powers by nature!!

safetyman
08-25-2010, 06:16 AM
OMG -- we are gonna have the coolest interface out there thanks to Matt! Congrats, man.

Titus
08-25-2010, 08:23 AM
Congrats Matt! it's time to get some VX in LW.

manholoz
08-25-2010, 09:12 AM
My heartiest congratulations. Lightwave's future is bright indeed.

zardoz
08-25-2010, 09:27 AM
congratulations Matt. Good news for everybody

adamredwoods
08-25-2010, 04:37 PM
This is great news as it is SOOOOOOOOO important that great software invests in proper designers who understand UI and can create efficient workflows.

Matt
08-25-2010, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the kind words everyone (and those who replied in the HardCORE announcement thread).

This is a fantastic opportunity, one I'm very excited about as you can imagine, and I will certainly do my very best for you all.

LightWave has been a big part of my life, going back to the Amiga days, to have the opportunity to work with a great team to help define the future for LightWave, along with your help is going to be an amazing journey, and I can't wait!

Thanks for the support you've all given me over the years, it has been very much appreciated, I will do all I can to return the favour!

:)

oliversimonnet
08-25-2010, 07:36 PM
haha i can imagine how happy you are :) its a very big opurtunity
again congradulacions :)

metahumanity
08-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Congrats to all, including us LW users!

ivanze
08-25-2010, 09:05 PM
Excellent news!! Congratulations!!

caesar
08-25-2010, 10:06 PM
Great !!! Now you could hire these guys too:
-Worley
-Dennis Pontonier
-Lewis for a modeling DVD - The Lino Grandi one looks very desirable
-Jim Choung...maybe not...wheres is he anyway? Banned again?

Silkrooster
08-25-2010, 10:48 PM
Hey maybe we can bug Matt for Chucks recipe. :lol:

Congrats...

Matt
08-26-2010, 01:20 AM
Hey maybe we can bug Matt for Chucks recipe. :lol:

My lips are sealed, it was part of the contract! ;)

biliousfrog
08-26-2010, 01:59 AM
neat little addition to the avatar ;)

silviotoledo
08-26-2010, 09:08 AM
Wow!

Lightwave will have the beautier interface of all the softwares now! Congratulations!


Now, please hire this guy too:

REBEL Craig HILL - > For better Character Animation Tools!

Tobian
08-26-2010, 10:08 AM
Or maybe Craig Revel Horwood for better choreography? :D

VicMackey
08-26-2010, 10:16 AM
Congratulations. I misread the headline first time around and thought it was referring to that guy from The Simpsons :D

Exciting times indeed.

Samus
08-26-2010, 03:13 PM
Geat News!!! Matt had me drooling on that LWx interface.
Love to see how you handle Core. Cheers and Congrat.

Now next on the List.... hmm

--Sarah Connors.. Ahem!!

--Pooby

--Mister Rid

--Moi

--Brad Peeler..Lol

inquisitive
08-26-2010, 07:48 PM
Congratulations

Gui Lo
08-26-2010, 08:45 PM
Congratulations Matt.

It's great news for everyone.

andrew_y
08-26-2010, 08:57 PM
Welcome aboard... we'll have to go out for a few beers when your in town. =D

moussepipi2000
08-26-2010, 09:02 PM
hey matt , i like the gradient backdrop ala modo!;)

tyrot
08-26-2010, 10:42 PM
matt... finally! ..congr. I would even use MAX if it were designed by MATT :)

wow. Great news!

Matt
08-27-2010, 03:24 AM
Welcome aboard... we'll have to go out for a few beers when your in town. =D

Definately! Question is, who is the designated driver, I hear things are quite spread out there!

:D

pixelranger
08-27-2010, 04:04 AM
Congratulations Matt, but mostly: congratulations all of us :)
I guess, over the years, this (you joining Newtek and helping out with the UI) has been the most reoccuring 'feature request' for LW, at least on this forum.

SBowie
08-27-2010, 04:09 AM
Definately! Question is, who is the designated driver, I hear things are quite spread out there!I'll drive, if I'm in town. But we have to bring Graham along ... :beerchug:

ianr
08-27-2010, 09:08 AM
Happy Trails 2 Matt!
(A Toggler would be good)

Matt
08-27-2010, 10:01 AM
I'll drive, if I'm in town. But we have to bring Graham along ... :beerchug:

The more the merrier! :)

pmwhite
08-27-2010, 10:08 AM
Hello Mat. Congratulations on your new appointment! You are a great asset to the Forum, I can only imagine what you will do as part of the development team. Well done!!:thumbsup:

phillydee
08-27-2010, 10:11 AM
Hey Matt, I've been a lurking troller way back when you were VX'ing in the old LW forums... this is fantastic news for guys like us who have been sticking with Lightwave through thick and thin. To get you in on LW at the dev stage can only bring about good things!

deg
08-27-2010, 01:30 PM
Alright, good to hear, and congrats, Matt :)

deg

cresshead
08-27-2010, 02:06 PM
congrats Matt!

i'll be inspecting each and every pixel you place in the U.I LOL!

Lewis
08-27-2010, 02:09 PM
Let the Power(s) be with you :D :D.

Congrats Matt and NT :).

Jim M
08-27-2010, 02:49 PM
Matt, watch out for this fickle bunch, they will be lynching you in 6 months :)

Tobian
08-27-2010, 02:56 PM
They'll wait THAT long? Wow they must REALLY like him then :D

speismonqui
08-27-2010, 03:42 PM
Matt, watch out for this fickle bunch, they will be lynching you in 6 months :)

:agree:

hehehehehehe

Matt
08-27-2010, 06:38 PM
Matt, watch out for this fickle bunch, they will be lynching you in 6 months :)

I'm expecting it, remember, I was one of you once! (Well, still am) ;)

monovich
08-27-2010, 11:39 PM
FINALLY!
Nice move, NT.
Congrats Matt!

akademus
08-28-2010, 08:38 AM
YES,

thats a great news. Finally, we'll get a great looking 3d app!

Congrats!!!

kosmodave
08-28-2010, 09:01 AM
Happy times indeed.

Dave

prometheus
08-28-2010, 09:42 AM
Finally:thumbsup: and cudos for newtek to listen to our wishes regarding matts UI interfaces.

Absolutly great.

Michael

geothefaust
08-28-2010, 10:21 AM
I leave for a few months and NT, and I come back to see NT making a wise decision and addition to their team. Good see.


Congratulations Matt, I know you'll do great things. :)

Jim M
08-28-2010, 12:35 PM
Matt, just go for the blender GUI, then we will all be happy.

safetyman
08-28-2010, 12:48 PM
Yeah -- go for the "Max" method: Make it as confusing as hell, with no rhyme or reason to the placement of obscure icons and menus, which creates an impossibly steep learning curve, and people will pay double what they should be paying.

speismonqui
08-28-2010, 03:55 PM
Yeah -- go for the "Max" method: Make it as confusing as hell, with no rhyme or reason to the placement of obscure icons and menus, which creates an impossibly steep learning curve, and people will pay double what they should be paying.

:agree:
hehehehehe... very funny.

maybe it'll make Lightwave as "successfull" as Max, and the entire world will be using :lwicon:

akademus
08-29-2010, 10:23 PM
No... Just make it like LW but slightly better ;)

probiner
08-29-2010, 10:56 PM
so this means things won't just work well... they will look neat too? Nice :thumbsup:

phillydee
08-30-2010, 12:35 PM
Don't forget to grab the "EASY BUTTON" and put it in the UI somewhere...

evolross
08-31-2010, 02:46 PM
This just may be the push I needed to buy into CORE now as opposed to later. Newtek is making some really sound decisions.

*Pete*
08-31-2010, 03:02 PM
Yeah -- go for the "Max" method: Make it as confusing as hell, with no rhyme or reason to the placement of obscure icons and menus, which creates an impossibly steep learning curve, and people will pay double what they should be paying.

yeah...Matt can make LW look "Advanced and difficult"

the simple, easy to understand LW way of doing things with names instead of icons makes lw look...uh..."Simple and easy" and as such, not worth half as much as "Advanced and Difficult"

*Pete*
08-31-2010, 03:03 PM
oooh....MATT, MATT!!!!

make sure you place the "make pretty render" button somewhere easy to find....i been looking for it for ages without finding it, but i know it is there becouse i see other guys use it.

IMI
08-31-2010, 09:04 PM
Oh wow, cool!
In the past 6 months I've made my transition to Softimage complete and haven't used LW more than a handful of times, but I came here and saw this thread and just wanted to give a big CONGRATULATIONS to Matt!

And to Newtek as well for taking him on!

Congrats, Matt - you deserve this job big time - and I hope it all works out even better than you expect! :)

*Pete*
09-01-2010, 08:14 AM
IMI!!...i was wondering where you dissappeared.

so, you didnt want to join the hardcore and went instead to do soft....eh...yeah.

anyway, i heard lots of positive talk about Softimage...you satisfied with it?, easy to learn?

IMI
09-01-2010, 09:12 AM
IMI!!...i was wondering where you dissappeared.

so, you didnt want to join the hardcore and went instead to do soft....eh...yeah.

anyway, i heard lots of positive talk about Softimage...you satisfied with it?, easy to learn?

Heya there Pete - I've missed you, man! You and all the other guys on my friends list. :)
I'd have been around more, but since they cracked down on the political and religion discussions, I kinda started running out of things to say. :D
I guess I could have continued on about LWHC, but I got bored with that - not being in the loop and all, plus all the delays, I just kinda lost interest in it.

Softimage easy to learn?
Probably for some people, but not for me. ;)
The Digital Tutors account and some videos from I3D has made it accessible at least. Softimage's modeler has a whole lot of outstanding features that I had wished LW had, but also is really convoluted compared to LW in some respects too. I guess it's all a trade-off in the end - nobody will ever make the all-around perfect for everybody 3D app.
Rigging, on the other hand, is very cool. Steep learning curve, but really intuitive once you get past that. That's pretty much all I've learned to any capacity, because that's all I've really been interested in. I'm working with some other people on a project and all I'm doing is some basic modeling and rigging.
Texturing too in SI kinda gets annoying - LW definitely has it beat there.

Anyway though, this thread is about Matt and his joining Newtek, which is huge and very cool, so I don't want to do a bunch of SI talk. ;)

I'll try to pop in and say hello every now and then, but I'm extremely busy these days, and barely have time for anything... even the things I HAVE to do. ;)
Take care, Pete!

Weetos
09-01-2010, 10:05 AM
Yeah definitely great news ! Congratulations Matt ! ( I guess this means you're moving to the US ? Cool ! you gotta love their BBQs !)

*Pete*
09-01-2010, 11:10 AM
Anyway though, this thread is about Matt and his joining Newtek


well...make an official return to the nt forums and we will throw in a huge "welcome back" thread for you :D


and Matt...yeah, it was obvious he would be picked as soon as NT put that announcment for a free job as a GUI designer..had they picked anyone else, we would have burned the site down...

he has a lot of dedicated fans around here (all of them still hoping for Matt being "one of us" and stealing Chucks barbeque recipy for us).



ah..yeah, now as we arent so political and religious anymore (wtf happened to the world?, nothing to whine about?...i blame Obama) on the NT forums, i spendt more time actually making pictures with LW.

StereoMike
09-01-2010, 01:36 PM
Great news! I can't think of a better man for the job. All the best, Matt!

Matt
09-02-2010, 06:00 PM
You are all too kind! :)

Very humbling, I'll certainly do my best, just go easy on me if I don't get some things right!

:D

janoverust
09-03-2010, 01:32 AM
Congrats Matt. Thatīs excellent news. :thumbsup:

LW 10 looks good, and now it will look even better. I just might have to upgrade. Way to go :newtek:

safarifx
09-07-2010, 05:08 AM
@matt

:beerchug:

snip safx

ThriJ
09-08-2010, 07:11 PM
Congrats Matt! That’s awesome!!!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:



Although, I still have a conspiracy theory he has been working for Newtek undercover as a spy for awhile and they thought his cover was about to be blown! Wake up people! :eek: :screwy:

sampei
09-09-2010, 07:25 AM
nice one Matt :thumbsup:

Bitboy
09-11-2010, 04:23 AM
Congratulations Matt! Truly well deserved and hope to see great things coming from you in the future :)