View Full Version : LW history lesson

10-02-2003, 04:19 AM
I was just browsing around the web and found this nice page (http://personal.southern.edu/~dascott/lwhistory/index.html#pre) with screenshots of every LW Version since Videoscape and Aegis Modeler back in 1988.

Check it out.


10-02-2003, 05:36 AM
did some spring cleaning yesterday and found the lightwave 4.0 videos and toaster essentials (PAL version) in one of my drawers...

10-02-2003, 07:20 AM
I still have my (Amiga 2000) Video Toaster and its version 2.0 software. Sitting across the room. I think it still works...

10-02-2003, 08:12 AM
You see those Toaster's selling on Ebay all the time, bringing a pretty good price.

10-02-2003, 10:47 AM
Well, I'm an admitted latecomer, but I still have the complete package for MacLightwave 5.0 (the first release of LW on the Mac). It wouldn't run now probably though (if I even wanted it to) since the dongle system has changed so much.

10-02-2003, 10:55 AM
Actually, Videoscape 3D started shipping in 1987, a year before Modeler 3D. In those days, I typed in X,Y,Z and H,P,B coordinates into a text file (with a lot of graph paper handy, of course). That was how to create objects and motions.

Boy, I feel so old now talking about the old days of 3D. At least I didn't have to use punch cards. :)