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kevman3d
11-23-2012, 11:55 AM
Hey folks

Larry's wife Camilla called me early this morning, and she has asked me to pass the news on to the community that Larry Shultz sadly passed away early this morning (Saturday 24th November 2012) at around 4:00am NZST.

She'll keep everybody updated (I am assuming through her blog (http://pasider.blogspot.com) and Facebook).

Just to let you know the sad news. Larry's been one of the communities most well-known personalities. His creative contributions to the LW community, his sharing and mentoring and friendship to many is a huge loss for us all. He'll be sorely missed. :-(


Kev.

SBowie
11-23-2012, 12:08 PM
This is very sad news.

wesleycorgi
11-23-2012, 12:11 PM
God bless; he fought a hard battle.

Markc
11-23-2012, 12:13 PM
My very deepest sympathy to Larry's family and friends :(
You will be sorely missed.

Oedo 808
11-23-2012, 12:14 PM
Very sad news indeed, my condolences to Camilla.

The Dommo
11-23-2012, 12:22 PM
Wow, that's a crazy shame.
I saw him online in skype the last few days and was going to chat to him but didn't get around to it.

RIP Larry.

cresshead
11-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Just saw this on facebook, really sad news, he was always helpful to anyone and a great inspiration to me and many of my students back when I was teaching 3d in college. I,m gonna miss him. Brilliant chap

RebelHill
11-23-2012, 12:25 PM
Holy heck... And I thought he'd been on the mend... How very sad.

Still, a life well lived, and remembered, that aint no bad thing. I salute you, sir.

vector
11-23-2012, 12:26 PM
Very sad here. He made me love Lw with his amazing tuts. RIP

chco2
11-23-2012, 12:37 PM
Very sad news indeed. Larry will be missed by many. Liked him a lot.
All the best to his family and much strength to get through this.

OnlineRender
11-23-2012, 12:55 PM
gutted!

SteveH
11-23-2012, 12:58 PM
Larry was a great guy - always one to help when asked. Sympathies to Camilla and his friends and family. The Lightwave community has lost a great person.

evenflcw
11-23-2012, 12:59 PM
Very sad indeed. Shocking to read about and hard to grasp (always is). His presence and contribution was/is significant and his later absence clearly noticeable. Condolences.

Lewis
11-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Sad sad day indeed, one of greatest LW artist has gone :(.

My condolences to family.

chrome
11-23-2012, 01:05 PM
The news of the passing away of my personal friend and LightWave Master artist Larry Shultz is something that I did not want to hear today. He will be well missed. Please offer your prayers, support and good thoughts to his Camilla and the entire family.

I will pass on more news as soon as I get more information.

jwiede
11-23-2012, 01:05 PM
Very sad news, he will be dearly missed. My deepest condolences to Camilla and his family!

metahumanity
11-23-2012, 01:11 PM
Very sad, indeed. He helped me out quite a bit with some LW quirks a decade ago....without knowing me at all.

Condolences to his family and friends.

Hail
11-23-2012, 01:14 PM
Ohh noo..
Soo shocking and hard to believe.
I logged into skype a couple of days ago and noticed he d tried to chat with me but I wasnt available,
and I was planing to make it up over this weekend and now this news? :(

Very saddening indeed. He ll be deeply missed.
RIP Larry!

zarti
11-23-2012, 01:15 PM
sad .. RIP Larry .

Vong
11-23-2012, 01:19 PM
RIP Larry. You will truly be missed.

I only had the chance to chat with Larry a few times through email and messaging systems, but he was always helpful. Today the LW world is a little less bright due to Larry's passing.

3dworks
11-23-2012, 01:27 PM
what a sad story with a sudden end. larry's spirit will always be alive in this community. deepest condolences to camilla and all his friends :(

markus

Intuition
11-23-2012, 01:34 PM
Sad to hear.

Larry was a well known name in the LW community and has been around here since I started back in 1995. All the old school people, and new school even, have probably had some good tutorials and tips from this guy.

Had to login here at the ol forums just to say that I regularly watched Camille's blog and had hopes for them. I actually bought a lottery ticket a few times in the hopes that if I hit I would send them some serious cash to help.

MAUROCOR
11-23-2012, 01:40 PM
How sad to hear that!

RIP, Larry! My sinceres condolences to the family!

Bog
11-23-2012, 01:42 PM
This is horribly sad news. Bye, SplineGod...

AbstractTech3D
11-23-2012, 01:42 PM
Very sad news indeed.

Larry recently personally gave me a lot of significant help and advice, spending hours on Skype late into the night.

Larry you will indeed be missed.

jeric_synergy
11-23-2012, 01:52 PM
Ooooof... damn, that's hard news. I thought he was recovering a bit.

Very sad. Larry was always ready to help Lightwavers no matter what their experience. An example to us all.

BokadCastle
11-23-2012, 01:58 PM
G'bye Larry
my condolences to family and friends.

RudySchneider
11-23-2012, 01:59 PM
Sorry indeed to hear of Larry's last render. He put up a good fight, and I always found his posts interesting and helpful to follow.

50one
11-23-2012, 02:00 PM
Sad news!

I think it would be nice to pay some respect to Larry and mention his name somewhere in the upcoming version LW?

insignet
11-23-2012, 02:03 PM
RIP Larry thanks for all your help and patience when I kept pressing the wrong buttons while screen sharing. Always willing to share your knowledge and help others... it was a honour knowing you. My deepest condolences to Camilla and family. A sad sad day.

dandod
11-23-2012, 02:06 PM
My condolences to his family and friends. He helped me learn the ways of the spline and curves and other neat tricks when I needed it.

jasonwestmas
11-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Very admirable gent, I will always love his humor and high level of graphics knowledge. One of the very first people to make me interested in CG.

cresshead
11-23-2012, 02:07 PM
i'll miss his gruff and gravely voice coming over skype and on his training videos...he was a great guy, always helpful and i loved his training style on the lightwave videos...he'd come across a problem and work thru it or show alternative ways to tackle the same thing...not one of those training videos where everything goes to plan...they only teach monkey see money do..

splinegod taught you how to SOLVE problems..that's proper training!

i'll really miss him...currently raising a glass of wine to him.
cheers for all the help over the years.

Ryan Roye
11-23-2012, 02:26 PM
... I can't believe this. Larry had not only inspired me, but spent countless hours with me over skype teaching me some of the tricks he had to share, especially regarding animation. He changed the way I work through one-on-one mentoring which could not be valued. He also described to me a lot about his career as we talked; about his hectic work on Avatar and the interesting folks involved in the production of Tron. "You learn to eat @#%! with a smile when you're making $5000 a week", he said... it gave me a laugh.

I cannot describe just how much his help meant to me. I still have a lot to learn, but to hear that someone who has touched my life is now gone it is hard to think that a good portion of what I know now comes from someone I will never get to talk to again.

I just don't know what else to say. This is painful news and it is killing me just to type this.

Philbert
11-23-2012, 02:28 PM
It was very sad to hear this news over Twitter. I hope things are not too hard for his friends and family.

Carm3D
11-23-2012, 02:30 PM
I feel privileged to have known him and spoken with him for hours each time we talked. He was a kind and generous spirit. He should do alright for himself when he comes back (karmically-speaking). Goodbye, my friend! Much love.

Phil
11-23-2012, 02:37 PM
What a shock. I'd hoped things were getting better.

sellis
11-23-2012, 02:41 PM
My heart goes out to Larry's family and friends. RIP.

meatycheesyboy
11-23-2012, 02:42 PM
Sincerest condolences to Larry's family. This community will miss him.

Mastoy
11-23-2012, 02:53 PM
Very sad day. RIP Larry

ivanze
11-23-2012, 02:55 PM
Sad day :(

korolev
11-23-2012, 02:55 PM
Very sad news. RIP Larry

Matt
11-23-2012, 02:56 PM
Too soon. Larry, thanks for everything, you will be missed. But will live on through the countless people you inspired and will continue to inspire through your training. Rest easy my friend.

mis
11-23-2012, 02:57 PM
Hey Larry
Its been many years since we first spoke
on the old IRC channel but as we all know
time flys by like a rocked

i know you have been troubling with some stuff for a while
ime sad to hear about the new of your loss
i hope you now are in a better place

best regards

Mis // TRH Logos // Denmark

Nicolas Jordan
11-23-2012, 03:12 PM
Thanks for all the great tutorials Larry and for all your opinions and help on the forums. You will be missed by many. :(

oliversimonnet
11-23-2012, 03:12 PM
Goodbye Larry, Thank you for all the help you gave me! You will be sorely missed!

LW_Will
11-23-2012, 03:17 PM
Larry,

Thank-you for being there. Thanks for the advice, the direction, and a few laughs. I hope I gave you some laughs as well.

Later.

DigitalSorcery8
11-23-2012, 03:29 PM
This is terrible news. I feel like when a favorite actor you "know" suddenly leaves us - it's a huge shock! And I think we all thought his health was really improving.

He will certainly be VERY much missed - this community has lost one of its brightest stars.

My prayers go out to Camilla and their entire family.

Thank you Larry for all of your help and inspiration!

*Pete*
11-23-2012, 03:41 PM
I just heard the news...im so sorry.

The loss of Larry is a loss not only for his close family and personal friends, but also a loss for the whole digital arts community.

mav3rick
11-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Hope Larry have moved to a better place! Rest in peace friend! We will miss you till we meet you!

DerRaucher
11-23-2012, 03:49 PM
Sad News :(
RIP Larry
My condolences to family.

DerRaucher

scratch33
11-23-2012, 03:53 PM
RIP Larry
Condolences to family

:oye:

probiner
11-23-2012, 04:03 PM
Sad :( , just today I was telling his ordeals to my coworkers.
Condolences to the family.

THANK YOU LARRY!

Dodgy
11-23-2012, 04:05 PM
A sad day, we were always chatting about IKB and LW, it's very sad to see him gone.

inquisitive
11-23-2012, 04:11 PM
RIP Larry :(

GregMalick
11-23-2012, 04:12 PM
So sad.
Alice & I will always remember the chats we had on Skype and webinars.
That gravely voice was his hallmark.
A great sense of humor and always so kind.

I miss him.

-EsHrA-
11-23-2012, 04:14 PM
my sincere condolences.

zardoz
11-23-2012, 04:16 PM
man...I thought he was getting better...really sad news. My deepest condolences to his family, and why not to the lightwave family.

Darth Mole
11-23-2012, 04:17 PM
That's really sad. When I saw him back on these boards I thought he might be on the mend. Clearly it wasn't the case. I hope his passing was peaceful.

LightWave lost some of its functionality today.

Davewriter
11-23-2012, 04:17 PM
I too feel shocked and stunned.
No matter how stupid the question asked... and boy did I ever have some dumb ones, Larry would be there with at least three options for me to try. Along with a grin.

My heart cries for Camilla.

She would bring treats to the LA group meetings and was always so nice.
And it was her strength of will that allowed the rest of us to share a bit more time with Larry.
Her determination and LOVE simply would not allow him to give in when he was faced with those moments of fear and dread.

Carmilla you are such a special soul. May God grant you strength and blessings. Our prayers will always be with you.

ArwingXL
11-23-2012, 04:19 PM
Goodbye Larry. Was nice to know I had one project with you.

safetyman
11-23-2012, 04:20 PM
Very sad to hear this. My deepest sympathies to Larry's family and friends.

Liber777
11-23-2012, 04:26 PM
Thank you for everything, Larry. My heart goes out to your wife, family, and friends.

Castius
11-23-2012, 04:28 PM
RIP Larry
It will not be the same without him here.

cresshead
11-23-2012, 04:55 PM
dug my rouchnecks, dan dare and max steel dvd's out -so this weekend is CG by splinegod weekend!...cheers larry!

Pavlov
11-23-2012, 04:56 PM
This is extremely sad... so few things to say.
All my sympathies. Rip, larry.

Paolo

tyrot
11-23-2012, 05:11 PM
oh i cant believe it .........

alexs3d
11-23-2012, 05:15 PM
Sad News ... i can´t believe it ...

My deepest condolences to Camilla and his family!

nomad108
11-23-2012, 05:17 PM
What a terrible loss! Larry was such an inspiration to me. My heart goes out to Camilla and family.

m.d.
11-23-2012, 05:20 PM
terrible....

The way he was coming back into the forums, I thought he was recovering......

All the best to his family

COBRASoft
11-23-2012, 05:21 PM
This is very sad news...

Damn, I also thought he was doing better :(. I hope he's in a better place now.

Andy Webb
11-23-2012, 05:26 PM
Yes, very sad news indeed. My thoughts are with his family.

Iaian7
11-23-2012, 05:31 PM
Camilla you are such a special soul. May God grant you strength and blessings. Our prayers will always be with you.

Well said.

So terribly sorry to hear this news, it was clear they loved each other deeply.

dwburman
11-23-2012, 05:37 PM
Larry will certainly be missed. He was a professional who was always willing to share with people just learning. He was one of the good guys, and it sucks that he won't be around anymore.

PixelDust
11-23-2012, 05:49 PM
What a shame... I thought he was doing better too since he was posting to the forums lately. My condolences to Camilla and to Larry's family.

roctavian
11-23-2012, 06:36 PM
Sad indeed. R.I.P.

Titus
11-23-2012, 06:39 PM
When I thought he was doing better. ˇAdiós, Larry!

VirtualFM
11-23-2012, 07:00 PM
As everybody else, I was thinking everything was much better, specially since Larry re-started to participate in foruns and releasing tutorials, etc

I only have to say that I admire him for his courage and his family for their support and everything they went through.

Dexter2999
11-23-2012, 07:04 PM
Larry will be missed. He was a cornerstone in the LW community and education. He was brilliant, patient, and generous with his time and knowledge.

Beyond 3D please let everyone here learn how important it is, particularly in this industry, to take care of yourself. I personally have lost both my Grandmother and Mother from issues related to diabetes. And on my last birthday I was also diagnosed with Type II Diabetes. Please visit your doctor annually for a physical and blood work. Untreated/undiagnosed diabetes is the number one killer in the US today.

Ryste3d
11-23-2012, 07:04 PM
Very sad newes... My condolences to his family.

OFF
11-23-2012, 07:14 PM
Condolences to the Larry's family on behalf of the Russian LW community.

Magnus81
11-23-2012, 07:19 PM
WOW! Can't believe it.....I actually had the pleasure of talking to him. One day I was on the forums chatting with him, when my phone rang. It was Larry Schultz, calling just to chat. (Still not sure how he got my number??) Incredibly nice guy, and more knowledgeable about LW than anyone I've ever talked to. My condolences to his family, and the entire CG community! RIP my friend, you will be missed!

Areyos Alektor
11-23-2012, 07:25 PM
He spoke to revisit his old videos, it seemed to go better. It's a very bad surprise. Hard to believe it won't be there to catch and pass on his knowledge. A generous and exciting man. I learned a lot thanks to you Larry, I will not forget you.

All my condolences to his family and friends.

geothefaust
11-23-2012, 07:33 PM
It's a real shame to hear this. You will be missed, Larry.

I once had the pleasure of meeting some of his children. They were nice kids. I hope they are doing alright.



RIP Larry.

battery555
11-23-2012, 07:48 PM
I thought he did some posting recently and it seems like he is doing fine. This is really sad indeed. I like his tutorials and I learned much from it. Thank you Larry! You will be missed for sure. My deepest condolences to your family and friends.

mikala
11-23-2012, 07:57 PM
A huge blow to the up and comers in LW.
This gent helped a lot of us learn a lot about LW in his time with us.
All the best to those he has left behind.
You will be missed Mr Shultz.

VermilionCat
11-23-2012, 08:07 PM
I'm shocked...

geo_n
11-23-2012, 08:23 PM
Condolences to his family. Heavy feeling and sad news. I thought he was doing well after all his health problems. I would never have learned lightwave without all his tutorials and his videos are the first things I watch for concepts and tricks in lw. Rest in peace.

Serling
11-23-2012, 08:41 PM
I didn't know Larry well, but what correspondence we did have was always pleasant, encouraging, and very helpful. I bought several of his tutorials when I first got started in LightWave and they are as helpful now as they were then. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family. I believe Larry and I were roughly the same age, and I, too, have Type II Diabetes from years of working long hours at a computer with a bad diet, little exercise, and much stress. Hearing this news confirms that my decision to retire in January from the TV news business after almost 34 years in it is a sound one. A change of life is in order before life passes me by.

Farewell, Larry...You will be missed.

wulfie
11-23-2012, 11:26 PM
Devastating news. I am heartbroken. My heart goes out to Larry's family and the whole community. I wouldn't be able to do what I am doing today (like have an income) without his gracious and precious teaching. RIP Larry. You are deeply missed.

v1u1ant
11-23-2012, 11:57 PM
Very sad news. RIP Larry.

Tranimatronic
11-24-2012, 12:10 AM
Truly saddening news. He was an inspiration to me. My thoughts go to his family

nickdigital
11-24-2012, 12:49 AM
Very sad news. Sympathies to Larry's family.

erikals
11-24-2012, 12:50 AM
No Way! :[ :[ :[

this was REALLY sad! :[

we "typed" a bit on some IKB issues lately, i thought he was doing fine.

a sad day :oye:

Silkrooster
11-24-2012, 01:03 AM
Just saw this post. No words can describe his loss. RIP Larry... and Condolences to the family.

THREEL
11-24-2012, 01:28 AM
Even though I never met you, personally, you were a true cyberspace mentor and friend. R.I.P. Larry Shultz... Lightwave and the forums won't be the same without you. May the Holy Spirit come to comfort your family in their time of loss and sorrow.

Mitja
11-24-2012, 01:30 AM
I thought he won his battle. Life's a b***h sometimes...
It's like to loose a good friend, even if we didn't know each other.

dballesg
11-24-2012, 01:42 AM
Very sad news.

Descansa en paz Larry!!
Mis condolencias a sus familiares y amigos.

jeremyhardin
11-24-2012, 01:48 AM
I saw this on Facebook and logged in to post here.

I am grateful to Larry. He's one of the people that inspired me to choose 3D as a career. He really helped me with his ability to take complex techniques and convey them simply.

RIP, Splinegod. You are missed by a worldwide community, and tonight I'll raise a glass to your memory.

toeknee
11-24-2012, 02:04 AM
One of the best things about the LW community is the community, Larry was and has been the best part of our Lightwave world. I meet him several times and worked hard with him to convince Jay not to kill IKBooster. I agree that his insights, his humor and his brilliant inspiration will be deeply missed. We had many conversations that I remember well. My heart goes out to Camilla. I truly believe we are all better for knowing him.

Netvudu
11-24-2012, 04:28 AM
RIP, Larry.
You´ll be sorely missed around here....every LW user feels a bit empty today...

erikals
11-24-2012, 04:36 AM
"....every LW user feels a bit empty today."

i think that's the best way i too can describe it.

i'll surely raise a glass or two tonight. :l

bazsa73
11-24-2012, 06:27 AM
Oh dear...
Rest in peace Larry.
He was a fix point in the CGI cosmos. Seeing his avatar gave comfort, we all knew that we are still at the same place and not somewhere else among strangers.

dalecampbelljr
11-24-2012, 06:48 AM
My God in heaven I can't believe this is happening! Larry has been my friend and mentor for the last 10 years. He is the reason I use Lightwave 3d. I miss him already. When no one else would listen to my stupid questions he would. When I found out I had cancer we talked on Skype for hours as he encouraged me to of good cheer, all the while in the middle of his own battle. I miss you my friend.

dalecampbelljr
11-24-2012, 06:50 AM
Amen.

Waves of light
11-24-2012, 07:41 AM
I'm totally shocked. I didn't know him personally, but he was one of the reasons I'm able to do what I do today.

LW and the 3D community have lost a truly unselfish representative today.

Rest in peace Larry, condolences to his family.

Lito
11-24-2012, 07:48 AM
I didn't know him personally but I sometimes feel as if I did with his contributions to the Lightwave community, presence here in the forums and the tutorials I have watched from him over the years. Larry, you will be missed.

RIP Larry and condolences to the family.

artstorm
11-24-2012, 07:52 AM
Sad news! RIP Larry.
And the sincerest condolences to Larry's family.

cresshead
11-24-2012, 07:57 AM
http://youtu.be/mrzn8x0j6sQ

digitaldoc
11-24-2012, 08:02 AM
Deepest condolences to Camilla and all his friends. A fighter always, his spirit soars.

souzou
11-24-2012, 08:04 AM
Very sad news, rest in peace Larry and condolences to Camilla and family.

robertoortiz
11-24-2012, 09:16 AM
May Larry rest in peace and condolences to his family.

chrome
11-24-2012, 09:36 AM
In the first part of today's San Diego LightWave 3D meeting I am considering giving microphone rights to anyone who would like to share briefly their Larry Shultz experience so make sure that your computer has a microphone if you would like to participate. Just log in as "Guest" at http://experts.adobeconnect.com/sdlwug/ If you are logging in from oversees then here is a International Conveter: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc.

- - - Updated - - -

In the first part of today's San Diego LightWave 3D (www.sdlightwave.com) meeting at 12 noon PST,I am considering giving microphone rights to anyone who would like to share briefly their Larry Shultz experience so make sure that your computer has a microphone if you would like to participate. Just log in as "Guest" at http://experts.adobeconnect.com/sdlwug/ If you are logging in from oversees then here is a International Conveter: http://www.timezoneconverter.com/cgi-bin/tzc.tzc.

chrome
11-24-2012, 09:41 AM
Some of Larry Shultz last recorded live instruction was at the San Diego LightWave User's group. They are all posted for free here: http://www.sdlightwave.com/tutorials.html

juanjgon
11-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Sad news :( ... Rest in peace Larry and condolences to the family.

EmperorPete
11-24-2012, 10:39 AM
Such terrible news. Larry was always an inspiration, and always more than willing to help with any Lightwave problems I had. A true gent, and a legend to all of us. Rest in peace, Larry. You'll always be missed. Condolences to Camilla, and Larry's family.

LW_Will
11-24-2012, 11:35 AM
I too feel shocked and stunned.
No matter how stupid the question asked... and boy did I ever have some dumb ones, Larry would be there with at least three options for me to try. Along with a grin.

My heart cries for Camilla.

She would bring treats to the LA group meetings and was always so nice.
And it was her strength of will that allowed the rest of us to share a bit more time with Larry.
Her determination and LOVE simply would not allow him to give in when he was faced with those moments of fear and dread.

Carmilla you are such a special soul. May God grant you strength and blessings. Our prayers will always be with you.

Amen to that!

Paul24
11-24-2012, 12:17 PM
My condolences to Camilla, his family and friends.

bbuxton
11-24-2012, 12:36 PM
Very sad news. My condolences to his family and all who shared his passion for Lightwave.
I first got into Lightwave at version 6 and my first impression was WTF!! Larry's videos helped make this my favourite way to create stuff on a computer.

snsmoore
11-24-2012, 01:58 PM
Really sad to hear. My thoughts and prayers to all the family for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

This news is really hitting me harder right now, because for the last couple weeks I've been watching Larry's IKB video series from Kurv. Hearing his passion for this feature, makes me want to honor him by learning and using IKB.

kopperdrake
11-24-2012, 03:27 PM
I have used LightWave since '95, and the name of Larry Schultz is one of those names that crops up day-to-day within many lives in our industry since I can remember. He has touched many of us through his tutorials and work, even if we did not know the man personally - but the fact that someone is willing to share their knowledge, in my opinion, says much about the calibre of that man.

We are all the more poorer for this news, and my thoughts go out to his family and friends.

tyrot
11-24-2012, 03:54 PM
if there is something like "Lightwave Love" well... he created that "love" in me.

he was a true gentleman... He was kindly disagreeing with crap we were reading in this and other forums about Lightwave. Explaining why we should keep our Lightwave dongles when simply things were shattering.. Tutorial after tutorial... Forum fight after forum fight..

This guy had BANNED from CGTALK can you believe it.. Do you remember those days?

Larry fought for NOT just big companies. He fought for us to do more with Lightwave. He said - you can do it within your modeler, your layout. Stop MAYAING around !

Yes i was using .. Lightwave ...but it was Larry who made me understand lightwave and Lightwave's spirit...You can do it - within Lightwave ...

In my book he is the first Lightwave Saint....

God bless your soul .... Larry ... thanks for the "Lightwave Love" you were spreading..

Riff_Masteroff
11-24-2012, 08:15 PM
oh no. this is terrible. its almost as bad as if NT nixed modeler altogether.

akademus
11-24-2012, 11:14 PM
Very sad news indeed. I had some talks with him over skype before and he was a truly remarkable person and will be missed in LW community.

He made a great contribution to all of us and if I had any decision making power in Newtek, I would name the next upcoming build of Lightwave in his honor.

Lightwave 11.5 Larry Schultz a.k.a. Splinegod

Goodbye Larry.

Fadlabi
11-24-2012, 11:19 PM
very sad news... My condolences to his family.

Surrealist.
11-25-2012, 12:02 AM
Speechless, saddened, can not add more than has been said. Sorry to see you go Larry. You'll be missed.

DesertRat
11-25-2012, 12:15 AM
Very sad...my condolences to the family.

I learned so much over the years from his tutorials and forum posts.

battery555
11-25-2012, 12:34 AM
He made a great contribution to all of us and if I had any decision making power in Newtek, I would name the next upcoming build of Lightwave in his honor.

Lightwave 11.5 Larry Schultz a.k.a. Splinegod

Goodbye Larry.
Whatever it is. Something need to be done in honoring him. Perhaps Newtek should dedicate a web page just to do that. He was a passionate & true evangelist for LW. Enough said, due credit must be given.

spigolo
11-25-2012, 01:32 AM
Sad sad news..
He will be loved by Lw community forever, for old user like me he was always a sure place to rescue..
All my sincere condolences to his family, I really appreciate that Newtek on facebook has dedicated him a post.

SaleVonGeist
11-25-2012, 07:12 AM
Very sad news indeed...my condolences to his family and friends. RIP Larry

Axis3d
11-25-2012, 10:45 AM
Terribly sad news. I did not know him personally, but, like many, have benefitted greatly from his teachings and insight. We have lost one of our own. My thoughts go out to his friends and family.

jeric_synergy
11-25-2012, 11:58 AM
The great thing about Larry, to me, was his "no b.s." attitude, and his incredibly fertile powers of invention: he could find uses for features that had mystified or struck every single other LW user as pointless.

He generously gave us so much of his time, and seemed to enjoy every minute.

prospector
11-25-2012, 01:32 PM
A sad day for all of us.
R.I.P. Larry my friend.

He has moved on to a better place, because in heaven IKB never crashes and works perfectly.

Panikos
11-25-2012, 02:55 PM
My condolences to his beloved ones. He was a nice guy, always eager to contribute.
I cant believe that some fellow animators leave.

hrgiger
11-25-2012, 03:06 PM
Larry and I didn't see eye to eye on a lot of things but its a shock and saddening when someone passes so young. He clearly had a passion for LightWave and all the people that he helped and supported over the years. My condolences to his family and friends.

digital verve
11-25-2012, 04:19 PM
Shocked to hear the news. It seemed he was on the road to recovery. Thanks Larry for being helpful to the Lightwave community including myself. Condolences to Camilla and his family.

Carm3D
11-25-2012, 04:35 PM
Hello everybody.

I want to share with you all my final conversation with Larry. Larry and I have had many conversations that would go on for hours. He is a really sweet guy, and generous.. I cannot say enough how great he was, really. I feel very lucky to have been his friend. His last call was interesting to say the least. And I think he would like other people to know this story. So here it is, to the best of my recollections. :)

I talked to Larry a week before he passed away. He and his wife decided to have a relaxing night out at a restaurant. He began feeling a sharp pain in his chest while in the restaurant. It grew worse and worse as time went by. He didn't know if he was having a heart attack or what. So they went to the hospital and they were running tests to figure out what it was. Eventually, the tests were causing him more pain than the original pain. He said that was the single most painful experience of his life. They wanted to do one more test and he said, "I'm sorry, this is more pain than my original pain. I am going to put a stop to this.. If it is not life-threatening, I am going to stop this." And the doctors told him it wasn't and they stopped their tests, never discovering what the original problem was.

So he was resting in his hospital bed when he felt like he was being watched. He opened up his eyes, rolled over and saw a woman in her sixties standing in his room.

He asked her what she was doing there. She said, "God told me to come visit you." He was a bit nervous because he didn't know if she was crazy or what.. It's not like he could do much if she was any kind of threat. He was so weak from his trials.

I said, "Now if she would have said that to me, I would have asked her, "Which god?" Larry Laughed.

"I'm here because I knew you were suffering." she said, "I have a bad kidney. And my son is also dying from kidney failure."

And Larry was thinking to himself, 'Wow, she's got even more problems than I do.'

She said, "I like my name. Because it has Christ's name in it. My name is Christina." She added, "I wanted to tell you that the pain we experience is a refinement process. It helps us achieve perfection. Like when a craftsman takes a lump of raw mineral and carves it into a precious gem." She mentioned a specific green gem that is popular in NZ. I cannot remember what it was. He told me that what she told him there really put things into perspective.

He told her "I hear what you are saying. But at the time I am being perfected.. It's not so fun."

She laughed and said "Yes, of course. But compare it to how Jesus was on the cross."

Always the skeptic, I said, "That is a strange analogy. Because Jesus, according to the story, was going through his ordeal to be a sacrifice. But you were being poked and prodded by doctors with primitive tools because they didn't know all there was to know about the body. There was no higher purpose to it." Larry agreed with me but still felt comfort in her words.

She also mention that she had terrible pain in her feet. Meanwhile she was standing there the whole time talking to him. Larry then told her it was really nice of her to walk all this way with sore feet to talk to him. She said, "I don't want to talk about me. I am here to talk about you." She stayed standing there for 20 minutes talking with Larry. Then she said, "I have to go." and she turned and walked out. He did not see which way she went.

The next day he was finishing up the business of getting discharged from the hospital. He asked the staff about the lady who visited him last night. He wanted to find her so he could thank her for her comforting words. The staff didn't know who he could have been talking about, but they investigated. And then they found her records with the name Christina. "That's the one, which room is she in?" Larry said.

They told him that she had passed away on Tuesday, which was a few days ago. I said, "Wow, so you just experienced a real Twilight Zone thing!"

He laughed and said, "Yep! I've heard of other people experiencing these things but now I am living the dream!" (his words) He said he wanted to try to contact her family. To let them know that Christina was still alive.. At least in some form.

I asked him if she was ethereal or hazy, or if she was completely solid. He said she seemed completely real and solid..

A week later Larry passed on. Interestingly, when I talked to another of Larry's friends, he shared the same story with him.. But one detail that he told him but did not tell me, was that Larry said other members of his family have had similar experiences, and they all died a week later. It did not occur to him the gravity of that statement until after they hung up.

I feel it is strange; The message she brought him that pain is necessary for us to be perfected only to have him die a week later. Seems more akin to getting smacked around before getting taken out. Maybe the whole thing should not be taken at face value. A friendly visit to tell him that his time was up but there was nothing to fear. The themes of what was discussed.. Pain, death, transformation, perfection. Sounds like a good explanation as any.

I am a pagan. I believe in reincarnation. Larry believed in the mormon faith. However it works it out I am sure I will see Larry again some day; in one form or another.

Wherever he is, I am certain he is doing better than he was a few weeks ago. He was a great guy. A gentle soul. I will miss him and his IKBooster proselytizing. :) Love ya, Larry.

Carmen

Brötje
11-25-2012, 04:53 PM
Very sad news.
May he rest is peace.

Exception
11-25-2012, 05:44 PM
Goodbye Larry, your artistry, love and friendship will be missed. Much strength to Camilla and the family.

allabulle
11-25-2012, 06:47 PM
My condolences to his family and friends.

I'm sure it was a life worth living. I'm glad he'll be remembered, with sympathy and a smile. I will.

VonBon
11-25-2012, 07:08 PM
I don't even know what to say.

For me, LightWave and Spline God go together.
Want be the same without him.

Mr Rid
11-25-2012, 07:41 PM
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/
Liberty3D now waives the site’s commission on the sale of Larry’s videos. All proceeds from his video sales now go to support his wife, Camilla.
109372

zapper1998
11-25-2012, 08:09 PM
oh wow another great person will be missed

so sad to hear it..

jameswillmott
11-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Wow, so hard to believe he's gone, and I spoke with him not that long ago. Deepest condolences to Camilla, but we'll all feel his loss for a while, he was such a strong presence in this community, up until his illness overcame him. Larry, you'll be sorely missed...

NanoGator
11-25-2012, 08:19 PM
Wow, that was a kick in the gut.

Back in 2004 I was working up in Portland at a software company. I had aspirations of doing 3D work and had spent quite a bit of time working on my portfolio to make that happen, but I really wasn't quite ready to make the leap down to LA. One day I came to work and found that I had been laid off. I posted on the CGTalk forums about it and before long I had gotten a response from Larry. We ended up having a very long phone chat about the industry, what it takes to get in, and a whole lotta other stuff. I made the decision to work on my reel and a couple of months later I was working at Stillwater with Eric Smith. The more I think about it, the more I wonder if I would have made such a bold choice if that phone call didn't happen. It would have been less risky to spend more time looking for local work in Portland!

Larry eventually introduced me to Rob Powers, and that indirectly led to my getting work on Avatar, a move that has solidified my career in Hollywood. I haven't really thought about it until hearing about his passing, but instead of being afraid of what the post-layoff job-hunt would be like, I was confident I would find work in California and even fantasized about what my new office would look like. That man did a lot for me for no reason other than to help. What I'm talking about happened years ago, but his actions are still having positive repercussions on me today.

Farewell Larry. Thank you.

jeric_synergy
11-25-2012, 10:56 PM
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/
Liberty3D now waives the site’s commission on the sale of Larry’s videos. All proceeds from his video sales now go to support his wife, Camilla.
109372

That is awesome. Very classy move, Mr. Meyers. ::hattip::

danielkaiser
11-25-2012, 11:29 PM
Larry, see you in the next round of rebirths!

tudor
11-25-2012, 11:38 PM
Oh no :(
This is very sad news.

jeremyhardin
11-25-2012, 11:44 PM
Thanks for sharing this, Carm.


Hello everybody.

I want to share with you all my final conversation with Larry. Larry and I have had many conversations that would go on for hours. He is a really sweet guy, and generous.. I cannot say enough how great he was, really. I feel very lucky to have been his friend. His last call was interesting to say the least. And I think he would like other people to know this story. So here it is, to the best of my recollections. :)

I talked to Larry a week before he passed away. He and his wife decided to have a relaxing night out at a restaurant. He began feeling a sharp pain in his chest while in the restaurant. It grew worse and worse as time went by. He didn't know if he was having a heart attack or what. So they went to the hospital and they were running tests to figure out what it was. Eventually, the tests were causing him more pain than the original pain. He said that was the single most painful experience of his life. They wanted to do one more test and he said, "I'm sorry, this is more pain than my original pain. I am going to put a stop to this.. If it is not life-threatening, I am going to stop this." And the doctors told him it wasn't and they stopped their tests, never discovering what the original problem was.

So he was resting in his hospital bed when he felt like he was being watched. He opened up his eyes, rolled over and saw a woman in her sixties standing in his room.

He asked her what she was doing there. She said, "God told me to come visit you." He was a bit nervous because he didn't know if she was crazy or what.. It's not like he could do much if she was any kind of threat. He was so weak from his trials.

I said, "Now if she would have said that to me, I would have asked her, "Which god?" Larry Laughed.

"I'm here because I knew you were suffering." she said, "I have a bad kidney. And my son is also dying from kidney failure."

And Larry was thinking to himself, 'Wow, she's got even more problems than I do.'

She said, "I like my name. Because it has Christ's name in it. My name is Christina." She added, "I wanted to tell you that the pain we experience is a refinement process. It helps us achieve perfection. Like when a craftsman takes a lump of raw mineral and carves it into a precious gem." She mentioned a specific green gem that is popular in NZ. I cannot remember what it was. He told me that what she told him there really put things into perspective.

He told her "I hear what you are saying. But at the time I am being perfected.. It's not so fun."

She laughed and said "Yes, of course. But compare it to how Jesus was on the cross."

Always the skeptic, I said, "That is a strange analogy. Because Jesus, according to the story, was going through his ordeal to be a sacrifice. But you were being poked and prodded by doctors with primitive tools because they didn't know all there was to know about the body. There was no higher purpose to it." Larry agreed with me but still felt comfort in her words.

She also mention that she had terrible pain in her feet. Meanwhile she was standing there the whole time talking to him. Larry then told her it was really nice of her to walk all this way with sore feet to talk to him. She said, "I don't want to talk about me. I am here to talk about you." She stayed standing there for 20 minutes talking with Larry. Then she said, "I have to go." and she turned and walked out. He did not see which way she went.

The next day he was finishing up the business of getting discharged from the hospital. He asked the staff about the lady who visited him last night. He wanted to find her so he could thank her for her comforting words. The staff didn't know who he could have been talking about, but they investigated. And then they found her records with the name Christina. "That's the one, which room is she in?" Larry said.

They told him that she had passed away on Tuesday, which was a few days ago. I said, "Wow, so you just experienced a real Twilight Zone thing!"

He laughed and said, "Yep! I've heard of other people experiencing these things but now I am living the dream!" (his words) He said he wanted to try to contact her family. To let them know that Christina was still alive.. At least in some form.

I asked him if she was ethereal or hazy, or if she was completely solid. He said she seemed completely real and solid..

A week later Larry passed on. Interestingly, when I talked to another of Larry's friends, he shared the same story with him.. But one detail that he told him but did not tell me, was that Larry said other members of his family have had similar experiences, and they all died a week later. It did not occur to him the gravity of that statement until after they hung up.

I feel it is strange; The message she brought him that pain is necessary for us to be perfected only to have him die a week later. Seems more akin to getting smacked around before getting taken out. Maybe the whole thing should not be taken at face value. A friendly visit to tell him that his time was up but there was nothing to fear. The themes of what was discussed.. Pain, death, transformation, perfection. Sounds like a good explanation as any.

I am a pagan. I believe in reincarnation. Larry believed in the mormon faith. However it works it out I am sure I will see Larry again some day; in one form or another.

Wherever he is, I am certain he is doing better than he was a few weeks ago. He was a great guy. A gentle soul. I will miss him and his IKBooster proselytizing. :) Love ya, Larry.

Carmen

prometheus
11-26-2012, 12:52 AM
RIP...Larry, and thanks for all the sharing you made to the community, I couldn´t believe my eyes seing this since I thought Larry was recovering, life is fragile..and Larry will be so missed.
a very sad ..sad monday morning.

Michael

Netvudu
11-26-2012, 04:01 AM
Carm3D´s is one of the best posts to ever grace this or any message board. Thanks Carm3D. (for the record, I´m an atheist).

ZE_COLMEIA
11-26-2012, 04:26 AM
My condolences to the family, Larry touched many members of this community with his good humor, awesome tips, tricks and opinions, he was one of the most important members of this community.

Goodbye, Larry.

Dinart Filho.

erikals
11-26-2012, 04:38 AM
a bit information from Camilla's blog - http://pasider.blogspot.com

a nice read. thank you.

3DGFXStudios
11-26-2012, 04:43 AM
My condolences... :(

silviotoledo
11-26-2012, 04:56 AM
Amazing story Carm. May God bless his familly. Rest in peace Larry. We all from LW comunnity will miss you a lot.

kosmodave
11-26-2012, 05:05 AM
Very very sad news indeed, my thoughts go out to all Larry's family. A big loss to the community.

Dave

silviotoledo
11-26-2012, 05:30 AM
Carm

After I had some really painfull attacks and did emergency surgery, I had opportunity to talk to Larry at skype ( inflamed gallbladder is similar to kidney pain ), around July and we discussed a few lines about how glad we are with God while discussing how to acquire some trainning videos. The pain came to refine was my immediate conclusion we had at that time.

Silvio Toledo




Hello everybody.

I want to share with you all my final conversation with Larry. Larry and I have had many conversations that would go on for hours. He is a really sweet guy, and generous.. I cannot say enough how great he was, really. I feel very lucky to have been his friend. His last call was interesting to say the least. And I think he would like other people to know this story. So here it is, to the best of my recollections. :)

I talked to Larry a week before he passed away. He and his wife decided to have a relaxing night out at a restaurant. He began feeling a sharp pain in his chest while in the restaurant. It grew worse and worse as time went by. He didn't know if he was having a heart attack or what. So they went to the hospital and they were running tests to figure out what it was. Eventually, the tests were causing him more pain than the original pain. He said that was the single most painful experience of his life. They wanted to do one more test and he said, "I'm sorry, this is more pain than my original pain. I am going to put a stop to this.. If it is not life-threatening, I am going to stop this." And the doctors told him it wasn't and they stopped their tests, never discovering what the original problem was.

So he was resting in his hospital bed when he felt like he was being watched. He opened up his eyes, rolled over and saw a woman in her sixties standing in his room.

He asked her what she was doing there. She said, "God told me to come visit you." He was a bit nervous because he didn't know if she was crazy or what.. It's not like he could do much if she was any kind of threat. He was so weak from his trials.

I said, "Now if she would have said that to me, I would have asked her, "Which god?" Larry Laughed.

"I'm here because I knew you were suffering." she said, "I have a bad kidney. And my son is also dying from kidney failure."

And Larry was thinking to himself, 'Wow, she's got even more problems than I do.'

She said, "I like my name. Because it has Christ's name in it. My name is Christina." She added, "I wanted to tell you that the pain we experience is a refinement process. It helps us achieve perfection. Like when a craftsman takes a lump of raw mineral and carves it into a precious gem." She mentioned a specific green gem that is popular in NZ. I cannot remember what it was. He told me that what she told him there really put things into perspective.

He told her "I hear what you are saying. But at the time I am being perfected.. It's not so fun."

She laughed and said "Yes, of course. But compare it to how Jesus was on the cross."

Always the skeptic, I said, "That is a strange analogy. Because Jesus, according to the story, was going through his ordeal to be a sacrifice. But you were being poked and prodded by doctors with primitive tools because they didn't know all there was to know about the body. There was no higher purpose to it." Larry agreed with me but still felt comfort in her words.

She also mention that she had terrible pain in her feet. Meanwhile she was standing there the whole time talking to him. Larry then told her it was really nice of her to walk all this way with sore feet to talk to him. She said, "I don't want to talk about me. I am here to talk about you." She stayed standing there for 20 minutes talking with Larry. Then she said, "I have to go." and she turned and walked out. He did not see which way she went.

The next day he was finishing up the business of getting discharged from the hospital. He asked the staff about the lady who visited him last night. He wanted to find her so he could thank her for her comforting words. The staff didn't know who he could have been talking about, but they investigated. And then they found her records with the name Christina. "That's the one, which room is she in?" Larry said.

They told him that she had passed away on Tuesday, which was a few days ago. I said, "Wow, so you just experienced a real Twilight Zone thing!"

He laughed and said, "Yep! I've heard of other people experiencing these things but now I am living the dream!" (his words) He said he wanted to try to contact her family. To let them know that Christina was still alive.. At least in some form.

I asked him if she was ethereal or hazy, or if she was completely solid. He said she seemed completely real and solid..

A week later Larry passed on. Interestingly, when I talked to another of Larry's friends, he shared the same story with him.. But one detail that he told him but did not tell me, was that Larry said other members of his family have had similar experiences, and they all died a week later. It did not occur to him the gravity of that statement until after they hung up.

I feel it is strange; The message she brought him that pain is necessary for us to be perfected only to have him die a week later. Seems more akin to getting smacked around before getting taken out. Maybe the whole thing should not be taken at face value. A friendly visit to tell him that his time was up but there was nothing to fear. The themes of what was discussed.. Pain, death, transformation, perfection. Sounds like a good explanation as any.

I am a pagan. I believe in reincarnation. Larry believed in the mormon faith. However it works it out I am sure I will see Larry again some day; in one form or another.

Wherever he is, I am certain he is doing better than he was a few weeks ago. He was a great guy. A gentle soul. I will miss him and his IKBooster proselytizing. :) Love ya, Larry.

Carmen

Kuzey
11-26-2012, 05:48 AM
My condolences to all his family and friends..sad..very sad indeed.

Kuzey

Serling
11-26-2012, 05:51 AM
Pain has a way of stripping away all the junk we think is important in our lives and forces us to focus on those things which matter most: faith, family, and friends. I think that's at least one lesson we can all take from Carmen's story.

wolfiboy
11-26-2012, 05:55 AM
I learned a lot from Larry by his skype-sessions. But one thing was the most important for me: The spirit of the Lightwave-community: Willing to help and not looking down on newcomers but helping them to get on the same level - with patience. Thank you Larry!
My condolences to family from Austria (NOT Australia)

lardbros
11-26-2012, 06:21 AM
SUCH SUCH sad news... learnt a lot from Larry over the years... never met him in person, but always admired his unbelievably creative solutions to problems that seemed impossible at first!

Who on Earth knows how to use IK Booster now????!


All my thoughts and condolences to Larry's family and closest friends!! A tough time for all!

erikals
11-26-2012, 07:08 AM
Who on Earth knows how to use IK Booster now????!

some of us have learned a bit about IKBooster, basically from Larry himself.
it's quite possible that if it wasn't for Larry's tutorials IKB would have been forgotten.

but not only did he teach IKBooster, Larry had a lot of other cool techniques too.
things that you wouldn't normally think of.
i recommend getting some of his tutorials from Liberty3D.
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/larrys-videos
(income from these goes to Camilla and the kids)

drako
11-26-2012, 08:13 AM
Sad very sad news to LW Forum .....My condolences to all his family....

ecsegar
11-26-2012, 08:50 AM
I'm sorry to hear such bad news, rip Larry

Julez4001
11-26-2012, 09:32 AM
Rest in Peace Larry "Splinegod" Shultz.
You will be greatly missed.

moc
11-26-2012, 09:33 AM
Larry, we'll miss you!
And thanks to your tutorials.
God bless you!!
"祝一路走好!感謝你多年熱誠的付出!"from china.

MentalFish
11-26-2012, 09:34 AM
I can only agree to what has been said about Larry so far. A great mentor, including lengthy chats on Skype, and an overall amazing guy to get to know. Thank you Larry!

jeric_synergy
11-26-2012, 11:24 AM
It's hard not to keep chiming in....

When I talked to non-LWers about Larry, I'd always say that EVERYBODY agreed that the handle "Splinegod" was fully deserved. :)

And I've repeatedly said, and mean it literally: Larry had forgotten more stuff about LightWave than I ever knew.

++++
Anybody reading this with diabetes, PLEASE take care of yourself! :(

zarti
11-26-2012, 11:38 AM
a bit information from Camilla's blog - http://pasider.blogspot.com

for me personally , the worst aspect of death ( as a phenomenon ) is the separation .

the moment when you may be able to do anything in this world , but .. meet and talk with the person you miss .


hard days for Larry's family and friends ..

lardbros
11-26-2012, 11:51 AM
some of us have learned a bit about IKBooster, basically from Larry himself.
it's quite possible that if it wasn't for Larry's tutorials IKB would have been forgotten.

but not only did he teach IKBooster, Larry had a lot of other cool techniques too.
things that you wouldn't normally think of.
i recommend getting some of his tutorials from Liberty3D.
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/larrys-videos
(income from these goes to Camilla and the kids)

Oh of course, I agree... I already own most of his tutorials from Kurv Studios... or from before that even. Like I said, he would often find the most obscure, yet simple, and perfect resolution to some really tough problems!

Genius! And will be sorely missed!

Darth Mole
11-26-2012, 01:14 PM
I don't know if this has been broached, but how do the LWers on this forum (and anywhere else) feel like making a donation for his wife and family. They've been through financial hell to keep Larry alive, with money from friends and family. I've no idea how they are coping but I assume not brilliantly.

This forum has 82,000 members, allegedly (and yes I'm sure that number has dwindled of late), but if every LW user offered a dollar or five or ten, we could raise a useful amount of money for them. Just think of it as payment for all the stuff Larry did for free to help the LW community. And maybe NewTek would like to offer a donation too?

His wife sounds like an amazing character and he leaves a little girl with no dad. I'm not expecting miracles - but hey, what if we actually made one happen? Wouldn't that feel pretty ******* good?

stobbs
11-26-2012, 02:14 PM
I've been a lightwave user off and on since 2004 and Larry's helped me out countless times thanks to his wonderful tutorials and posts on here and spinquad. He will be sorely missed and I hope all these messages provide at least a crumb of comfort to his family. RIP Spinquad.

jeric_synergy
11-26-2012, 02:36 PM
Someone with an appropriate account should point out this thread to Camilla on her blog, she might take some comfort in hearing all the testimonials to Larry.

adk
11-26-2012, 03:37 PM
This is very, very sad news. My condolences to Camilla and his family.

Skonk
11-26-2012, 04:09 PM
Damn :(

hrgiger
11-26-2012, 04:21 PM
This forum has 82,000 members, allegedly (and yes I'm sure that number has dwindled of late), but if every LW user offered a dollar or five or ten, we could raise a useful amount of money for them. Just think of it as payment for all the stuff Larry did for free to help the LW community. And maybe NewTek would like to offer a donation too?



It's a nice thought but you're a little high on the number in the members list (which is around 78,000) and if there were even a tenth of those who still participated in the forums I'd be surprised.

battery555
11-26-2012, 06:03 PM
This forum has 82,000 members, allegedly (and yes I'm sure that number has dwindled of late), but if every LW user offered a dollar or five or ten, we could raise a useful amount of money for them. Just think of it as payment for all the stuff Larry did for free to help the LW community. And maybe NewTek would like to offer a donation too?

His wife sounds like an amazing character and he leaves a little girl with no dad. I'm not expecting miracles - but hey, what if we actually made one happen? Wouldn't that feel pretty ******* good?This is great! I'm in but transparency accountability its a concern. Anyone who is familiar in this please advise?

Darth Mole
11-27-2012, 12:52 AM
This is great! I'm in but transparency accountability its a concern. Anyone who is familiar in this please advise?

I'd be happy to let NewTek organise it - or there are charitable donation websites that can handle such matters.

@hrgiger Yes I know the numbers aren't great, but if we get the entire LW community to chip in, I think we could make a difference. If anyone wonders why I'm keen on doing this you should check Camilla's blog posts for the last year or so. They make tough reading.

DigitalSorcery8
11-27-2012, 01:14 AM
I don't see why not.

We did something similar (ie. collecting money) for Denis Pontier a couple years ago so why not this?

IMO, definitely a worthy cause - I'm in. Not a great deal, but a few dollars can be spared.

Perhaps something can be set up at Liberty3D? I would trust Kelly Myers to do this. Selling a $1, $5, $10 etc. downloadable thank-you card (as the selling item) might work. Just a thought...

alexs3d
11-27-2012, 01:30 AM
that´s a great idea...



I don't see why not.

We did something similar (ie. collecting money) for Denis Pontier a couple years ago so why not this?

IMO, definitely a worthy cause - I'm in. Not a great deal, but a few dollars can be spared.

Perhaps something can be set up at Liberty3D? I would trust Kelly Myers to do this. Selling a $1, $5, $10 etc. downloadable thank-you card (as the selling item) might work. Just a thought...

bearfoot
11-27-2012, 02:56 AM
my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

toeknee
11-27-2012, 03:55 AM
Darth Mole, you can count me in. I am sure that his family could use the help.

Waves of light
11-27-2012, 04:03 AM
that´s a great idea...

Darth Mole, yep I'll be up for that. @DigitalSorcery8 - good idea. Keep us posted on here.

munky
11-27-2012, 05:38 AM
Just read the news. I am deeply saddened to hear of Larry's passing and my heart goes out to Camilla and family.

Paul

daforum
11-27-2012, 05:43 AM
Only just read the news, and very sad to do so.

My deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this time.

Twisted_Pixel
11-27-2012, 06:04 AM
Such a loss. Sad day indeed.

ianr
11-27-2012, 09:44 AM
A LightWave Knight passed into the Light.

Condolences.

Empedokles
11-27-2012, 11:39 AM
I am shocked. Will always remember his voice.
Rest in Peace

Imatk
11-27-2012, 11:42 AM
Sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family.

chco2
11-27-2012, 12:30 PM
Darth Mole, yep I'll be up for that. @DigitalSorcery8 - good idea. Keep us posted on here.

Count me in as well!

stevecullum
11-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Tragic news indeed - very sad to hear this.

djlithium
11-27-2012, 01:13 PM
This is great! I'm in but transparency accountability its a concern. Anyone who is familiar in this please advise?

Hi Everyone.
I'm sorry if I have been a bit quiet on this subject, but I wanted to take the time out to say something here.
I briefly chatted with Camilla yesterday, through Larry's skype account. Right now she doesn't have the heart to turn off his machine and I don't blame her. So for those of you who have larry on skype and see him pop on and off line, its Camilla shaking the mouse to wake up the computer to check email. She has been flooded with them and at the moment its a bit overwhelming as you can probably try to imagine.
In a few days, maybe a week she has asked if she can post a note to the LightWave community somewhere on L3D. Once that's up we will make sure everyone is made aware of it so you can read it.

Larry co-founded Liberty3D with me and the other Citizens of the site and for us its very, very devastating and we do need some time with this.

We want to help Camilla out as much as possible and its been discussed among the other citizens how best to do this. For now the best way is to purchase the videos of Larry's available on Liberty3d.com. We will be sending the entire sale price after whatever paypal takes off the top, directly to Camilla. If anyone is concerned about transparency/accountability - I can say only this... In the time we have been operating L3D, everyone has received their money for sales and the products for their purchases in a timely manner if not almost instantly - Yes, we've had some glitches from time to time, but nothing even remotely experienced by Larry and others including myself in the past before L3D was started. The reason for this is simple. Each of the citizens has the ability to verify and check sales numbers. We set it up this way specifically to ensure transparency among ourselves and that if anything happened we could sort it out and make sure it came out right for our customers. Furthermore if anything ever happened to any of us, the site would be able to continue to operate and live on.
KevMan3D, Petter (MentalFish), James Willmott, Dana Burman, Jim Talley, Jeremy Hughes, RebelHill, Adam Gibson, Charlot Cobben, Kiko Sato and more are all incredibly upstanding people. Any one of them can verify sales numbers. So transparency really isn't an issue. But if anyone ever felt it to be an issue anyone of these community members and Liberty3d citizens, including Camilla herself can check it at any time.
Making donations in the past has caused complications. For those of you who remember - there was an issue with Paypal not allowing for it in New Zealand unless you were a registered Charity. This resulted in their original paypal account being shut down. So even if you have Larry's videos already and you want to help out, the best way is to buy them over again.

When I chatted with Camilla, I let her know that we want to gather up as much of Larry's material and get it out there for two reasons which are equally important. The first is so that Camilla continues to have some source of extra income, the second is to make sure Larry's legacy continues. His legacy being that Larry always wanted to help people and the best way he could do that was through sharing his knowledge of LightWave3D with those who wanted to learn.
When enough time has passed for Camilla we will see what we can do with sorting through his files and computer and getting these videos out in full. KevMan3d and his wife were very close to Larry and Camilla and live not too far away - So that task, although incredibly sad will fall to Kevin I think. There are probably gaps in what Larry put out for video material over the years for reasons I won't get into but im sure a lot of people here will understand (the move from LA for example) so if anyone has a lot of his material from his early years of training please let us know. It's important that it survives.
We are not laying claim to Larry's training by any means. Let me make that absolutely clear. Our goal is to ensure it remains his so that the LightWave3D community can continue to benefit from his knowledge for the rest of time. I'm absolutely positive this is what Larry would have wanted but ultimately the decision now is Camilla's and we will respect whatever choice she makes.

The LightWave community has lost an icon, a mentor and most importantly we have lost a dear friend.

My hope here is that we have all gained a renewed purpose and reason to enjoy and cherish life like Larry did, be encouraged to help others and become stronger together in support of each other.

Because of the efforts of the LightWave3D community, Larry and Camilla were able to have the time together that they might not otherwise have had. For that I personally thank you, because I got to share in that time as well.

I miss him very much.

Kat

djlithium
11-27-2012, 02:08 PM
Selling a $1, $5, $10 etc. downloadable thank-you card (as the selling item) might work. Just a thought...

That's a very good idea, I know Camilla would also appreciate that.

sandman300
11-27-2012, 02:47 PM
Very sad. He was a huge inspiration for me.

erikals
11-27-2012, 02:47 PM
i know he was working on a IKB video that was to launch this week or so,
(just informing on that to you guys at Liberty3D)

didn't find the old tutorials, but he created Tips and Tricks vol 1 and 2 that aren't posted at Liberty3D. (anyone have it?) he also used to have a few files and short videos on SplineGod.com some time back i think.
edit > he also made Getting Started with Splines - Getting Started with Weight Maps.
but as you say, it should be up to Camilla to decide, when the time is right.

too soon Larry... :/

adk
11-27-2012, 03:50 PM
I've got a bunch of CD's (from an Aussie training tour around 8-10 years ago) that I'm sure are all his Kat. I'll dig em up and send you a list of what's on them.

Carm3D
11-27-2012, 04:15 PM
Thanks guys, I'm glad you could get something from it. But it's not really my story.. It's Larry's story. :)


Carm3D´s is one of the best posts to ever grace this or any message board. Thanks Carm3D. (for the record, I´m an atheist).

Haha.. That's a bit much. But thanks. :)

m.d.
11-27-2012, 04:26 PM
I have 3 of his old CD's

Might have to get in contact with Lee Stranahan, as he may be co-author

Here is the index of 2
109439109440

Areyos Alektor
11-27-2012, 06:40 PM
It's too late here so I make a list now, but tomorrow I'll post here. I have those Erikals talks as well as Relativity, Real Time Asset, etc... In short I think I have all of his Kurv time's recorded videos. It will be a great "pleasure" which I will put at disposal.

GandB
11-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Just reading this now. Very sad to hear this, as I thought he was on the mend. My thoughts and prayers go out to his Family. I agree with proposed efforts to help them. Possibly piece together a Collection called "The Ultimate Larry Shultz", or some such thing. With proceeds going to his Family. Lost a great one people. RIP Larry; you'll be missed but NOT forgotten.

cresshead
11-28-2012, 12:18 PM
i have some of his training videos, i'll collect them up over the weekend and let you know what i have and if they are something your missing from his archive.
I'll skype you once i've sorted through my training lib.

note that newtek included a couple of his training videos when releasing lightwave 8 on cd's in the pack.

bobakabob
11-28-2012, 01:03 PM
Very sad news. Larry was extremely generous with his knowledge and there probably isn't a single Lightwaver he hasn't helped or had a lively debate with. As a teacher he was always positive and encouraging. Many of us have our memorable encounters with Larry on the forum. Ages ago, now somewhere in the archive he responded to my dodgy animation: "Welcome to the world of mocap". Followed by a ton of advice.

rdolishny
11-28-2012, 02:46 PM
The Lightwave community will miss Larry. He was a kind, intelligent and generous friend to us all.

pooby
11-28-2012, 04:01 PM
I don't think I ever had anything but 'lively debates' with Larry and I'm quite sure he wasn't my biggest fan, but I'm really sad to hear this news.
One cant deny his commitment to lend a helping hand to the Lightwavers on this forum and share his knowledge and techniques.
My sincere condolences to his family.

Areyos Alektor
11-28-2012, 05:14 PM
I'm not about to have all recovered, but here is my list. There are 29 :

Tips & Tricks Series Vol 1 - Next Dimension
Tips & Tricks Series Vol 2 - World Wide Tour
Tips & Tricks Series Vol 4 - Bubbles & Waves
Tips & Tricks Series Vol 5 - Pyro FX

Water Visual Effects

Introduction to HyperVoxels


Foundations of Character Rigging - Rigging a Quadruped

Basic Rigging (Thanator)
Advanced Rigging (Thanator)

Bone Tools
Facial Animation
Importing Mocap Data
Rigging & Animating with IK Booster
Rigging - The Definitive Guide


Displacements & Endomorphs Vol I
Displacements & Endomorphs Vol II
Get in to Weightmaps (Weightmaps and Endomorphs)


Cartoon Character Modeling
Advanced Cartoon Series Modeling - Modeling a head

Industrial Modeling Series Product Modeling
Logo Design & Creation
Modeling a Head with Spline's
Realtime Asset (Avatar)

Introduction to Modeling and Special FX
Get in to Modeling with Splines

Introduction to Character Modeling
UV Texturing


Get in to Expressions
Relativity

rednova
11-29-2012, 09:56 AM
Dear Friends:
I am very sorry about Larry's passing.
God bless him !!!

dalecampbelljr
11-29-2012, 08:26 PM
I'm not about to have all recovered, but here is my list. There are 29 :

Tips & Tricks Series Vol 1 - Next Dimension
Tips & Tricks Series Vol 2 - World Wide Tour
Tips & Tricks Series Vol 4 - Bubbles & Waves
Tips & Tricks Series Vol 5 - Pyro FX

Water Visual Effects

Introduction to HyperVoxels


Foundations of Character Rigging - Rigging a Quadruped

Basic Rigging (Thanator)
Advanced Rigging (Thanator)

Bone Tools
Facial Animation
Importing Mocap Data
Rigging & Animating with IK Booster
Rigging - The Definitive Guide


Displacements & Endomorphs Vol I
Displacements & Endomorphs Vol II
Get in to Weightmaps (Weightmaps and Endomorphs)


Cartoon Character Modeling
Advanced Cartoon Series Modeling - Modeling a head

Industrial Modeling Series Product Modeling
Logo Design & Creation
Modeling a Head with Spline's
Realtime Asset (Avatar)

Introduction to Modeling and Special FX
Get in to Modeling with Splines

Introduction to Character Modeling
UV Texturing


Get in to Expressions
Relativity


I have a lot as well, what are we missing?

Dexter2999
11-29-2012, 08:38 PM
Was the spline modeling tutorial "Get into Modeling with Splines" the one with the Dolphin? Because there was a separate one about "Spline Modeling a Human Head".

toeknee
11-30-2012, 12:17 AM
Here they are. They have been on Youtube for a long t
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo6XM_cGvLk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOcyliN80sI

SubDProxy
11-30-2012, 10:23 AM
Larry was always helpful when I asked a question about Lightwave. He was very kind and generous with his words. Thanks for your help Larry, you will be missed.

battery555
11-30-2012, 07:55 PM
When I chatted with Camilla, I let her know that we want to gather up as much of Larry's material and get it out there for two reasons which are equally important. The first is so that Camilla continues to have some source of extra income, the second is to make sure Larry's legacy continues.Thanks Kat for rendering your help to provide an avenue for the donation. I'm certainly confident with your suggestion and the well regarded artists. The reason I mentioned about transparency and accountability is to encourage more people to donate. In fact you took a step further by bringing it to your online store so that it could provide a continuing donation to his family. OK, I went to your store and I'm a little lost there. Could you provide a link to the donation page?

djlithium
11-30-2012, 08:49 PM
Thanks Kat for rendering your help to provide an avenue for the donation. I'm certainly confident with your suggestion and the well regarded artists. The reason I mentioned about transparency and accountability is to encourage more people to donate. In fact you took a step further by bringing it to your online store so that it could provide a continuing donation to his family. OK, I went to your store and I'm a little lost there. Could you provide a link to the donation page?

There is no Link to a "donation" page. The best thing here is to buy one of Larry's videos found on the site, even if you have them already. He more than likely would have wanted it like that anyway - Larry was never very comfortable with the idea of donations. He was always a very independent guy in that respect and I totally understand his reasons for it. We are trying to add more of his stuff soon. It's been a week today since he passed away and I still am having a really hard time believing he's gone as are many other people who knew him personally.

battery555
12-01-2012, 02:17 AM
Larry was never very comfortable with the idea of donations. He was always a very independent guy in that respect and I totally understand his reasons for it. We are trying to add more of his stuff soon. It's been a week today since he passed away and I still am having a really hard time believing he's gone as are many other people who knew him personally.My apologies if I sounded improper. It's never my intention to cause any uneasiness. I understand your grief and definitely respect his will. Sorry.

Darth Mole
12-01-2012, 03:25 AM
Ok so if donations are frowned upon it would be great to have some visibility on the deals at Liberty3D - maybe put together some nice bundles to drive sales? At least have a Larry Schultz section which explains what the aim is and where the proceeds will be going...

DerRaucher
12-01-2012, 04:11 AM
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/larrys-videos/

this is the link you maybe search for

jeric_synergy
12-01-2012, 10:57 AM
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/larrys-videos/
this is the link you maybe search for

Indeed. And just to drive the point home: "All proceeds from his video sales now go to support his wife, Camilla."

battery555
12-01-2012, 08:24 PM
http://www.liberty3d.com/citizens/larry-shultz/larrys-videos/

this is the link you maybe search for

Thank you for the link. Just purchased and downloading the video now.

djlithium
12-01-2012, 09:15 PM
Thank you for the link. Just purchased and downloading the video now.

Three sales came in roughly at the same time for Larry's videos, last one came in about 4 minutes ago. The money is already passed onto Camilla.

Chris S. (Fez)
12-01-2012, 10:48 PM
What a shock. In the middle of a prolonged Photoshop/Illustrator phase, taking a break from the 3D boards. Popped in to see how 11.5 was coming along and...wow. What a loss for the community. Got to meet Larry at Siggraph San Diego years ago. A great, hilariously gruff guy.

djlithium
12-02-2012, 12:41 AM
We all miss him.
Mreoowwww! So say we mew.

Waves of light
12-02-2012, 03:07 AM
Just picked up a couple of the videos. God bless you Larry. My extended condolences to Camilla.

Ryan Roye
12-03-2012, 06:07 PM
Just picked up a couple of the videos. God bless you Larry. My extended condolences to Camilla.

I decided to put some funds I've gotten from my projects to buy his quadraped rigging tutorial. I know Larry always preferred to avoid weight maps so I got it as much for handling deformations as I did the actual bone/null setup. Though the tutorial is mainly on quadraped critters, there's a lot of tips on modeling/rigging that can be applied to any mesh. I'll also be looking at his modeling/visual tutorials at some point, that's an area i've always felt I needed some help on.

Areyos Alektor
12-03-2012, 07:42 PM
Was the spline modeling tutorial "Get into Modeling with Splines" the one with the Dolphin? Because there was a separate one about "Spline Modeling a Human Head".

Yes it's that one with the dauphin. And there are well 2 differents.

T-Light
12-04-2012, 06:44 PM
Dreadfull news.
Only chatted with him a couple of times on these forums yet I'm still physically shocked by this. One of those famous waver names you always expect to be there.
We've lost a very decent man.

Davewriter
12-05-2012, 08:50 PM
I'm feeling pretty sure that I have all of these... but I just bought a few more. THANKS to Liberty3d, and Kat, who had been there skreetching loudly for what Larry shoud have gotten - and Thanks to all of you who have given help of many kinds as well as their moral support when most needed. This entire sharing group of crazies and trouble makers (in all the best of ways) is one of the reasons I had turned to Light Wave in the first place.
Camilla - there will be a special star on our tree this year for you. God will share with and look after you!

JamesCurtis
12-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Really really saddened by this - didn't see the post until now! What can I say that hasn't already been said here. He will be missed.

shrox
12-10-2012, 10:23 PM
I've been away from the forum for a awhile. I just found out about this. I'm sad.

KevinL
12-14-2012, 04:27 PM
:(

ApacheDriver
12-14-2012, 10:06 PM
Always helpful. Always remembered.

Hail
12-15-2012, 04:16 AM
:( :( :(

Digital Hermit
12-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Although I did not know him personally, I knew of him.

As I look through all the responses, one can easily see why he would want to be a part of this community, to the last.

My condolences to his wife and may he rest in peace.

jimiclaybrooks
12-19-2012, 12:22 PM
I've been away for a good while, and I've missed this forum, and the Spinquad forum too. Those were really good times for me. I just wanna say that I've been working on my video animation for almost eight years now, and its close to finished. I can say that, no matter how long it takes to finish, I'll be dedicating it to a very special person. Without Larry, I don't know where I would've ended up. But I'm a waver because if him, and those like him, who have taken the time to help guys like me who are "technologically challenged". The last time I spoke to Larry on Skype, he was helping me, cause that's just the kind of guy he was. I'll always remember u dude, and I'll always love you for who you were. I'm just mad at myself for not giving you more of your flowers while you were here to smell em. Please know that my prayers are for you and your family Camilla, God bless you and your daughter. You'll see Larry again, in that Great gettin up mornin. Count on it!

Lor
12-19-2012, 01:10 PM
I am....shocked, devastated, grief-stricken. This is very sad news, indeed. I was fortunate to have known Larry for many years; since I first started using LightWave back in the 90's actually. It was really cool to meet and hang out with him at SIGGRAPH and listen to his wild stories. He was an amazing story-teller. On top of this, Larry gave selflessly to the community as long as I knew him. Several times, during production insanity, I emailed Larry with a particularly difficult technical problem and he always, and I mean ALWAYS, had an answer that saved my butt and taught me things I never would have guessed. He became my defacto go-to guy for impossible problems, and he never, ever asked for anything in return. I owe Larry more times than I can say, and I am devastated that the world, the community, has lost such a talented, brilliant and generous person. Larry, you will be missed by so many. How will we ever get along now? :(

Nicholas Boughen (aka lor)
Visual Effects Supervisor
CG Artist, Lighting/Shading specialist
Owner CG Masters School of VFX

Ty Catt
12-19-2012, 01:24 PM
Very sad news.

I too haven't been on the forums for a while and am just finding out about this now.

Years ago, I had a question for Larry regarding one of his tutorials via email. He asked for my phone number, and actually CALLED ME from overseas. We spoke for over an hour, and not just about the problem- he asked about me, what the project was, how I approached, etc. How nice of this man to take the time out of his busy day and to share his profound knowledge and help a guy like me. Truly amazing.

I am deeply sorry and offer my sincerest condolences to his family.

Thanks for everything, Larry.

mac
12-19-2012, 01:59 PM
:oye: Condolences to his family

Sekhar
12-19-2012, 02:25 PM
Nice blurb in today's NT newsletter on Larry. Still tough to think he's gone.

Derrick_SA
12-19-2012, 03:13 PM
It is sad news. Thanks for teaching us Larry. I remember I got myself into a project with a 2 day later deadline, could for the life of me not sort something on a model, desperate I messaged him, knowing I'm screwed, not chance he would help someone he never heard of before.

lo and behold. My work was in on time, ALL thanks to Larry spending time on someone he has never talked to or anything, explained to me what he did to fix my model, so I could learn from it.

People like Larry, you don't have the privilege to meet often. Thanks to the person you were to all of us, and my condolences to the Shultz family in this time.

- Derrick

omeone
12-19-2012, 03:18 PM
Terribly sad news :'-(
Larry gave so much, but more than anything he was pure inspiration. He was pure lightning, not just for lightwave but for life. There will never be another like him.
Rest in Peace, Larry

edit: just read the whole thread, thanks for sharing Carm

JMCarrigan
12-19-2012, 03:54 PM
there are no words...........................................

Ambival
12-19-2012, 07:01 PM
So sorry to read this, Larry was such a fun, lively and amazingly generous guy. Everything from the classes he taught to the smallest advice he gave was infused with such friendliness and encouragement, he will be sadly missed. My life and so many others' have been made far better for knowing him. RIP Larry.

shrox
12-19-2012, 09:10 PM
I've been reading Camilla's blog, she's so hurt and lost. I am greatly moved by their love.

AmigaNewTek
12-20-2012, 03:00 AM
I haven't noticed this thread. I'm really sad for this news. My condolences to his family.

Surrealist.
12-20-2012, 05:32 AM
I love the hell out of Larry, in the same sense that I am sure most people do in whatever capacity they have come in contact with him. He was never my friend, I had not been fortunate. But like many other people who have been touched by him, I feel a kinship with him.

I have a request out of respect for Larry and his wife and family. And this comes from an intimate understanding of what it is like to have this kind of thing happen in my own family, my son and my niece within a year.

I think we should do one of two things.

Put a time limit on this thread and close it. After which we can open a new thread titled something like "Remembering Lary" or something to that effect. Basically shifting to a more positive sounding title and subject.

Or simply change the title of this thread. It is just depressing to continually see it and be reminded. And I can't imagine it is that pleasant for people even closer to him. If it were my family, that is how I'd react. Grief takes a long long time to get over and everything in your environment reminds you of the loss. The last thing you need is a constant "depressing" reminder such as this. And I think we as a community also feel this same sense of loss. However on a much less intense level as close friends and family.

I think it is time to respectfully move away from the theme of "loss" and shift our focus on a more positive message.

NewTek has been fantastically honorable in it's handling of this matter and I am very glad to see the mentions of Larry and all that he means to this community in the news letters.

Changing the title of this thread is not going to change anything. But out of respect, perhaps we can lessen the pain even just a little by shifting our focus to a more positive note. And it would still serve the purpose of informing people of what has happened.

I hope this does not come off as off base, and I hope you can understand the spirit in which I say this.

I can speak for myself. What Larry has given me over the years in inspiration and knowledge is something that I'll always have and be thankful for. And I think we should continue to remember and honor him in our own way and in what he meant to us. And think this should continue.

But the theme of loss I feel is counter productive IMHO.

DarkLane
12-20-2012, 06:55 AM
I´d like to add my admiration for a man whose passion was an inspiration. He gave an artist aspiration and continually provided renewed purpose in an often deflating world. He will be missed.

RudySchneider
12-20-2012, 02:17 PM
...But the theme of loss I feel is counter productive IMHO.

I agree. There's no denying that Larry's passing is a terrible loss, but I also think that celebrating his life and being happy about what he contributed to his family, the forums, and to the 3D modeling and animation community in general is warranted. Several posts have been along those lines, with remembrances of what Larry did and how he did it. It's time for more of those kinds of positive posts and fewer of the downer posts.

Surrealist.
12-20-2012, 02:54 PM
Yeah, I hear you.

I guess I am not trying to say anything regarding what people have said. I think everyone has said what they needed to say and I don't have a problem with that at all. Just to be clear so there is no misunderstanding of my meaning.

I guess to put it succinctly, I just don't think it is appropriate for the General Discussion page to have an every day downer in a thread title. (maybe it is just me but it is disturbing to see every day, to have it read that way) That is the thing about the internet and forums. A thread like this is going to be long. And it should be and it will be here for a while. A little foresight by the original post could have seen that this thread would be here for months maybe even longer. And a better title could have been chosen that over time would be more appropriate. Hence my proposal to either change the title or lock this off and start another thread, or both.

And I don't want to derail this thread. I just wanted to clarify that point. I don't have a problem with anything said. How could I? That is not my place. I have notified the moderator and NT can do what they think is best.

shrox
12-20-2012, 03:20 PM
Let people feel how they want to feel. This is not a chin up, best face forward situation, it's sad occasion.

MDSPECIFIC
12-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Just saw a black banner on NewTek/LightWave section and I need to come here.

Fragile life, now you're here, tomorrow who knows.
I'm truly sad.
I learn a lot from him, always willing to help and teach. A good example of one man willing to pass on knowledge to others, especially the last couple of years with his own personal life struggle.

You have my respect.
Larry, good man, rest in peace.

PS: My internet radio station playing: Eric Prydz - Every Day.
Keep struggling for better tomorrow everyday.

Thad
12-29-2012, 09:20 PM
I cannot express how saddened I am by the loss of someone who truly was an inspiration to so many. He helped me out when I needed it and we had long conversations about IKB as well as a world of other things. I'm sure he would be moved by the number of people that have commented here. I am also struck by the number of people who have "Larry" stories so similar to mine. He is a guy who was there to help anyone who needed it and I think we can all learn something from that alone. The tributes and testimonies here stack up to a life well lived. He was a generous soul. I must post one of Larry's last skype messages to me here: "the ride was sad, the end was a happy one :)" He was truly blessed by his family & church and I think he was a blessing to all of us.

Thank you Splinegod.... for everything.

Sincerely,
Thad Cutsinger

AbnRanger
01-04-2013, 03:52 AM
Really saddened to hear about this news recently, and I can't help but think about how Larry had a big hand in helping 3D Coat get off the ground (without ever realizing it). Years ago, here on the forums, he mentioned this obscure, unknown little 3D Painting app. that had some sculpting ability...called 3D Brush. Absolutely no-one...including myself....had ever heard of it. Was kind of wonky, with practically no tutorials...but it was cheap. A lot of forum members here really took a liking to it, and Andrew reciprocated. He visited the forums and implemented a number of LW integration features. For most of it's existence, it has looked like a 3rd Lightwave app., and has come very, very far. It all started here, and with Larry.

I think with LW 11.5 nearing release about the same time 3D Coat V4, maybe some cross promotion may be in order, both honoring Larry in some way...maybe a small fund to help his wife. Giving buyers the option to donate $5-$10. Cause they were struggling with medical bills there for a while. Just an idea.