View Full Version : Erikals Rocks! - true Lightwave Cop

07-25-2012, 11:05 PM
Dear wavers, i just wanted to express my gratitude in its own thread... I personally appreciate all your efforts our true Lightwave cop, Erikals.

I ve been living in this forum for years but i never see an user that much active and friendly.

He have filled youtube with crazy amount of plugin tutorials. It is an amazing effort. It deserves alone a huge credit. I watch every day a new update from his channel, man i think i saved a life time because of these tutorials.

Also his contribution to every thread very positive and very informative.

I just wanted to take your time appreciate his great contribution to lightwave community..

Thanks Erikals, because of you and users like you (gotta mention SplineGod, Rebel Hill, Wolf, Cageman, Mark Green, 3DBob. and many others) being Lightwaver is a great privilige.

07-25-2012, 11:21 PM
What tyrot said!!

Ryan Roye
07-25-2012, 11:59 PM
I subscribed to Erkalis a while ago simply because his channel is kinda like a visual plugin browser among other things.

Definitely a service to the community, thumbs up dude.

07-26-2012, 12:17 AM
Yes, great what he do.
Would be nice, if Newtek have people like him in their staff, producing many examples and new inspirations...

07-26-2012, 01:29 AM
newtek could host some clips from him with descriptions of major plugins, or very useful tools, Plus giving him discount on Lightwave major releases, or major third party developers should consider that and let him showcase them.

Some third party vendors like volumedic or lwcad wonīt be needing that thou, since they got much covered anyway.

But turbulenceFD is in need of showcasing tutes etc, that would be more demanding of skills from erikals thou than regular smaller task plugins.

Not sure how exactly since Newtek got itīs own lightwave page now, but otherwise it could be nice to have a third party showcase menu in the lightwave site with links to erikals videos.


07-26-2012, 01:32 AM
When I think about it..In the Lightwave youtube section, Newtek should make a Third Party reel, where they showcase compressed reels of volumedic, turbulenceFD,LWcad and perhaps some more of the major third party tools and edit it nicely with all information to contact the third party developers and the sites.

That is to give extra attention to the work and passion the third party guys have, and of course help selling Lightwave along with it.


07-26-2012, 03:59 AM
Haha...love those videos :thumbsup:


07-26-2012, 04:14 AM
Erikals is a cool and groovy dude :)

07-26-2012, 06:39 AM
Live long and prosper Erikals!!! Woohooo :beerchug:

07-26-2012, 06:44 AM
I agree. Huge effort for the community. It deserves praising.

07-26-2012, 07:16 AM
i gotta say, Big thanks! :]

didn't expect this, but surely this thread is a nice read \ :]

but like you say, there are so many to thank here, Larry, Craig, Wolf, Cageman, Mike, ADK, Bryphi, Bugzilla, Carm, DPont, Eric, Gerardo, Greenlaw, James Busby, Kat, Lee Perry, Jarrod, Jason, Jennifer, Kurt, Lewis, Lino, Matt, MIS, Mr Rid, Ryan, Tobian, William.... and many many more... (people at Lightwiki, Dave school, LA-LW usergroup, LWpluginDB, many more...)

(too long list) :]

but also the other scripters / plugin developers, if it wasn't for them, there wouldn't be any plugin reviews.
so Thank You! to all of these hard working guys.

They do make our daily challenges so much easier.
again, too many to list, but you can find many of them over at the LW plugin database.
http://www.lwplugindb.com/AuthorList.aspx http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/bowdown.gif

also the Lightwave team deserves a crone http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/king.gif they've done a great job, and i'm really exited about the news they will show us at this year's Siggraph  \:]


Waves of light
07-26-2012, 10:57 AM
Yes. You deserve to be up there with the others. Your videos serve as a wonderful visual reference to commands and plugins that we may already use, haven't used or don't even know about.


07-26-2012, 01:57 PM
No kidding erikals, do ever sleep? Do have a job? :D

07-26-2012, 03:45 PM
jobs are on and off over here... :l

sleep...? social activ...what...?...


07-26-2012, 04:08 PM
I love watching Eriks videos, thanks for doing them Erik!

07-26-2012, 04:12 PM
yes, thanks man, you are walking LW plugin bible :D

07-26-2012, 04:15 PM
links or it never happened!



that's okay...thank me later with a beer!

07-26-2012, 06:38 PM
Nice of you to put me on your list too! You also (may have) forgotten xswampyx who's done some cool explanations on nodal stuff of late! :)

anyway subscribed to your channel, nice work!

07-27-2012, 04:27 AM
I'm out of the loop, how do I find these tutorials?

07-27-2012, 04:29 AM
links or it never happened!



that's okay...thank me later with a beer!

Oh, Thanks.

07-27-2012, 04:55 AM
Nice of you to put me on your list too! You also (may have) forgotten xswampyx who's done some cool explanations on nodal stuff of late! :)

anyway subscribed to your channel, nice work!

yeah, forgot xswampyx, also DW-Burman, Pooby, there are so many, impossible to recall each one :]

we're lucky to have them all http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

thank you all again, it makes me happy they are of good use http://erikalstad.com/backup/misc.php_files/smile.gif

Ryan Roye
07-27-2012, 09:25 AM
the cool thing is the channel is searchable too... so if you see a plugin on the LW database but its docs are in Jap or you just want to see it visually before going through the trouble of installing it, just type it in and it'll probably show up as a video.

420 videos is a LOT of coverage.

07-27-2012, 11:09 AM
420 videos is a LOT of coverage.

your telling me! i need to pull them in lwiki

07-27-2012, 11:54 AM
421 :]

07-27-2012, 01:15 PM
Thanks for the mention. :) You've certainly done a good service for the community.

07-27-2012, 02:39 PM
Yahh erikals!

07-27-2012, 03:17 PM
These videos has been a great help for me. Thanks Erikals!

07-27-2012, 08:14 PM
Thanks to Erikals and all the others . I follow you since 2003 on the forum and have learned many things because of your help :)