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Blaine_Butcher
01-23-2013, 02:43 PM
Evening, I'm rather new to the forums and I was wondering if you guys could help me out with a few things.

The first time I got to experiment and create with LightWave software was in my high school 3D modeling courses. Now, (2+ years later), I want to get back into 3D modeling and art. I also have been looking into 3D printing and have considered investing in one in the near future.

Currently I am running on a laptop, and my biggest concern is whether or not LightWave could run smoothly on it.

I'm on a Dell Inspiron N5110,
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition
CPU Type: 2x , 2300 MHz
System Memory: 4003 MB
(2x) Video Adapter: Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000 (1853018 KB)

If this is not enough information, please explain what else I should include.

Thank you very much for your time.

Note: if this is in the wrong section of the forum I apologize.

OnlineRender
01-23-2013, 02:49 PM
I have used LW on worse systems , don't get me wrong render times and most apsects of any software will be influenced by your system specs , download the demo and take her for a spin and see how it goes.

XswampyX
01-23-2013, 02:49 PM
Why not see for yourself?

https://www.lightwave3d.com/try/

Blaine_Butcher
01-23-2013, 02:56 PM
Thanks guys. Should have looked into demos and stuff.

I'd also like to note that I'll be doing more modeling than rendering.

One final question:

I plan on purchasing the MakerBot Replicator 2 some time in the future.

Will I be easily able to transfer my creations in lightwave, over to the MakerBot? (sorry for the rather nooby questions, I really appreciate the help)

UnCommonGrafx
01-25-2013, 04:16 AM
Search the forums: people here have them and have entertained conversations about them.