View Full Version : 3dArtist magazine LW11 review.... 9out10!

05-30-2012, 06:49 AM
What a difference a week makes in journalism a once famous newspaper magnet said. So without prejudice, here the the voting of user reviews nothing tweaked, to encourage some, after 3D World's forray: A great tight review next to Houndini!
3D ARTIST issue 42- June 2012

Review of LightWave 11 Features 8/10

Ease of Use 9/10

Quality of Results 9/10

Value of Money 10/10

The Good &/ the Bad
Quick intuitive dynamics.... Still no UV fix for CC Subdivisions

Renderer better than ever.... Modeler feels some -what unloved
Instancing now native

Fiber FX improved
(All $1,495)

“ An awful lot of bang for your buck
instancing & dynamics and a host of
improvements make LW11 a winner ”


Review of Houdini 12 Features 9/10

Ease of Use 7/10

Quality of Results 9/10

Value of Money 9/10

The Good &/ the Bad
Significantly faster ... Currently a lack of sparse volumes
geometry engine

Extensive Multi-
threading through
out the package

New faster PyroFX2
for fire & smoke Sims

Faster & more accurate
FLIP fluid solver

Production ready CLOTH
Solver in H.Master ($6,695)

Support for Alembic files.


“ With an overhaul of features and
a wealth of upgrades, Side Effects
has taken Houdini to a whole new level ”

05-30-2012, 07:08 AM
That's great news. :thumbsup: I never get 3dArtist as every time I've picked it up the coverage seemed to be nearly all 3dsmax with a sprinkling of Maya and C4D... hopefully they'll have more coverage of LW going forward.

05-30-2012, 04:07 PM
That's great, especially after the fairly good review in 3D World.

05-31-2012, 01:46 AM
"Value of Money 10/10"

Wow! http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif