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Karl Hansson
03-04-2003, 12:13 AM
Does anyone know how many Lightwavers (users) there are? And how many of those are 7 - 7.5 users?

Beamtracer
03-04-2003, 05:06 AM
Best estimate (from Brad Peebler) is around 80,000 Lightwavers. That's enough to make a small city!

mattclary
03-04-2003, 07:00 AM
And what a cool city it would be!

Trulsi
03-04-2003, 08:30 AM
We would need someone to take away pizza boxes and beer cans away. I say we hire Discreet sales reps and make them drive around in pink garbage-trucks.

kevin3d
03-04-2003, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by mattclary
And what a cool city it would be!

"The City of Lightwaveville!":D

"The Lightwaveville Polygons take on the Maxtown Nurbs in the quarter finals!":p

Would there be a black-out if everyone tried to render at once?:eek:

mattclary
03-04-2003, 08:45 AM
I guess we would elect Chuck mayor? William would be, what, City Manager? :)

Trulsi
03-04-2003, 08:48 AM
Since the city obviously is situated in the middle of a large rural district with many renderfarms, we will need a lot of power. I say we go nuclear.

Yes, Matt, that is a good idea. I vote for Chuck.

kevin3d
03-04-2003, 11:22 AM
Originally posted by Trulsi

Yes, Matt, that is a good idea. I vote for Chuck.

How about "Chuck for City Moderator". We can have bumper stickers that say "Honk if you Love Chuck" (The racket in Lightwaveville would be too much though...).

And what about "Moderator's Day"? There is a Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Presidents Day (USA)...shouldn't there be a "Moderators Day"?

Ok...I admit it...I'm trying to see how far I can get this thread to swerve from its original theme. Otherwise I would say something like, "What % of installed 3d apps are LW?". ...but I won't....:cool:

Karl Hansson
03-04-2003, 12:30 PM
WOW 80,000 thats a staggering amount:eek:. I was expecting something like 2000-3000 people. Looking at the lightwave forum one can easily get the idea that theres only a few hundred users. ;)

Max Wolf
03-04-2003, 12:36 PM
the city would have the very clean air because every one would be at home on there computer..

also the gas stations would have new computers and softwere on the shelf too.......
::starts looking for a land to start the city:::D :D :D

mattclary
03-04-2003, 02:01 PM
Karl, this forum has 3446 registered users. I imagine this is a small fraction of all LW users.

rabid pitbull
03-05-2003, 08:55 AM
man that number sounds very large to me, i remember reading somewhere that there were only 200,000 - 250,000 total 3d artists in the world.

now that i think about it probably is correct. 30-40 % nice!:D

mattclary
03-05-2003, 12:10 PM
Pretty sure we have more than our share of Warez kiddies hanging here too....

pixelmonk
03-05-2003, 12:12 PM
Some are closet LWers. They've been living a lie with Max their whole lives... they need to come out of the closet!

kevin3d
03-05-2003, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by rabid pitbull
man that number sounds very large to me, i remember reading somewhere that there were only 200,000 - 250,000 total 3d artists in the world.

now that i think about it probably is correct. 30-40 % nice!:D

many 3d folks use more than one app