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Pixelthekid
08-10-2012, 11:15 AM
Hi guys - I've been using LW 9.6 for a long time and I really love it. After seeing some of the LW 11 videos I'm considering an upgrade but I want to know that if I upgrade to 11 now, will I get 11.5 when it's released? It was my understanding that 11.5 is a paid upgrade so I'm not sure if I should wait or what.

short223
08-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Upgrading to 11 includes free upgrade to 11.5

Lewis
08-10-2012, 11:30 AM
Yep you can upgrade freely now, you'll get 11.5 for free when it's tested/ready :).

So 11.5 is free to 11 owners.


Here is quote from official WEB page:

Pricing and Availability

Purchase or upgrade to LightWave 11 for $1495 and automatically receive LightWave 11.5 at no extra cost when publicly available. Upgrade pricing from earlier versions of LightWave is $695. LightWave 11.5 is expected to ship Q4 2012 at a suggested retail price of US$1495. Educational pricing is also available. Visit www.lightwave3d.com to purchase or locate an authorized LightWave reseller.

Pixelthekid
08-10-2012, 12:34 PM
Thanks guys, I missed that somehow!

lardbros
08-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Yep, Lewis is right... heard them say that a few times. Get in there and buy it :D You won't be sorry!

(Was good to meet you at Siggy Lewis!)

Tim

Cageman
08-12-2012, 01:20 PM
Yep, Lewis is right... heard them say that a few times. Get in there and buy it :D You won't be sorry!

To be honest here... You do not need LW11.5 to justify an upgrade from 9.6 to 11.x... LW11 as of LW11.0.3 is worth that kind of upgrade allready.

Sure, LW11.5 will bring a lot of good stuff... but from a 9.6 standpoint, I am surprised that someone hasn't upgraded allready.

:)

Lewis
08-12-2012, 01:39 PM
To be honest here... You do not need LW11.5 to justify an upgrade from 9.6 to 11.x... LW11 as of LW11.0.3 is worth that kind of upgrade allready.

I agree about upgrade from 9.x to 11.0.X (i couldn't go back render/animate in 9.x anymore :)) but then don't forget that 11.5 is bringing some of modeler advancements which wasn't the case before so i guess now some of users which left not upgrading 'coz of lack of modeling updates finally have good reason to upgrade too ;).

K-Dawg
08-12-2012, 02:10 PM
To be honest here... You do not need LW11.5 to justify an upgrade from 9.6 to 11.x... LW11 as of LW11.0.3 is worth that kind of upgrade allready.

Sure, LW11.5 will bring a lot of good stuff... but from a 9.6 standpoint, I am surprised that someone hasn't upgraded allready.

:)
I agree. But I still run 9.6. Reason, Lack of finances ^^

I'll see how that changes in the next 3-6 Months. Maybe I'll be able to afford LW 11/11.5 then.

lardbros
08-12-2012, 02:28 PM
To be honest here... You do not need LW11.5 to justify an upgrade from 9.6 to 11.x... LW11 as of LW11.0.3 is worth that kind of upgrade allready.

Sure, LW11.5 will bring a lot of good stuff... but from a 9.6 standpoint, I am surprised that someone hasn't upgraded allready.

:)

Couldn't agree more! :)

I'm an early adopter, so if I have the dosh I'll buy into LW early... not ashamed to admit it. Sometimes it works out, others it doesn't... but the LW Team has made it worth my while the last couple of years. :D

Can fully understand why people don't upgrade though... money, recession, unwanted features etc. But after some people moaning about LW10 having just VPR... that was still well worth the upgrade. The texturing and lighting workflow is spot on for me!