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akaracquel
08-04-2013, 10:33 PM
Is there an online 3D ladies club out there, somewhere?

I would like to meet and get to know more LW lady-folk. Please feel free to say hi :)

hrgiger
08-05-2013, 06:50 AM
i would like to meet more LW ladyfolk as well.

Hail
08-05-2013, 08:20 AM
Yeah.. same here. :)
It does seem as though the lw community is becoming more of a boys club than anything else:(
So lady folks are a rare breed here:D
Hope they don't go extinct though

hrgiger
08-05-2013, 08:30 AM
well there is Jennifer Hachigan too but i just dont know a lot of women in 3D not just LW.

dsol
08-05-2013, 08:56 AM
The only female LW artist I've worked with is Katrina Ensor-Oxley - http://www.illustratestudio.com/
And yes, sadly, 3D in general tends to be largely male-dominated. Maybe it's just because 3D tends to be a fair bit more tech-y than other graphics tools (like Photoshop, illustrator, After Effects etc.). Not that that should automatically preclude women!

nickdigital
08-05-2013, 09:01 AM
One of my animators is a girl. My two interns are girls.

It would be easier to join a woman's animation club first than find a female LW group. I think we have one in the Los Angeles area.

VonBon
08-05-2013, 09:22 AM
You could start a forum. :)

I'm thinking you could have Traditional Art forms too.
may have more women in those areas (They are also "Tech-y") ;)

We have a Arts and Crafts store here called Michel's and every
time i go in there it's full of women :hey:

You could be the one to introduce them to 3D

VonBon
08-05-2013, 09:27 AM
@Nickdigital - Man i saw a guy on BF3 with your name this weekend, was that you?

nickdigital
08-05-2013, 10:50 AM
@Nickdigital - Man i saw a guy on BF3 with your name this weekend, was that you?

No.

DonJMyers
08-05-2013, 11:11 AM
Unfortunately if you want to meet women in 3D CGI the closest you will get is the occasional effeminate homosexual such as myself :)

Or Jen Hachigan (Celshader on this board).

VonBon
08-05-2013, 11:20 AM
Is there an online 3D ladies club out there, somewhere?

I would like to meet and get to know more LW lady-folk. Please feel free to say hi :)

Well if it don't work out like you want,
you always welcome, in our "Boys Club" :beerchug:

probiner
08-05-2013, 02:07 PM
Raquel, when you find out, come back and guide us :)

Taking the risk of being wrong I would name:
http://forums.newtek.com/member.php?63493-Pamela-G-Juust
and
another one I can't recall that has an native american cartoon indian as her avatar.

Cheers

Waves of light
08-05-2013, 03:54 PM
Jen (as mentioned before) appears on a lot of the Siggraph vids... she knows LW inside and out. There was VK08 over on the F3D forums and I think (but cannot be certain) that Jessica6 was also female. I don't know if the latter are on these forums.

zapper1998
08-05-2013, 08:30 PM
VK08 , Jen..
is at the web site... http://www.3d-rabbithole.com/forum.php

she has here own forum now..

:)

Waves of light
08-06-2013, 02:05 AM
VK08 , Jen..
is at the web site... http://www.3d-rabbithole.com/forum.php

she has here own forum now..

:)

Cool, thanks Michael. Wondered why she wasn't on the F3D forum anymore.

spherical
08-06-2013, 02:59 AM
There's going to be another showing up here at some point. My partner in crime has finally become interested in 3D modeling after seeing the magic I do on our 3D printer for components of stuff she wants to produce in the glass shop. She used to do some mind boggling nested constructs in Bryce, so I tried to get her out of that and into a modeler that was easier and more capable. The LW interface is daunting upon first exposure, so she shied away until something sparked interest. I think that some of the enthusiasm has crept in through osmosis, as I describe a situation I encountered and the solution arrived at. Increasingly, she is more interested and gets the concepts.

We've had a v9.61 seat dormant here for quite a while. She's definitely techy (woodworker, programmer, glass blower, wants a milling machine, her three favorite words are "Power Tool Sale") but things having many choices put her off.

We'll see what happens and I'm going to be answering a lot of questions for a while. Problem for me will be stepping back to v9 vintage and figuring out where stuff is found and what is and is not available, compared to v11.6, and the fact that I have some plugins that are tied to my hardware lock.

I'll show her your avatar. Looks like you may be a costumer.

akaracquel
08-07-2013, 02:02 AM
Thank you for the awesome feedback/input. It was great to connect Jennifer's 'name' to the tutorials that I've seen as well (absolutely *love* 'em, brilliant!) :thumbsup:

If the demographics of my mother's group were anything to go by …[ ;D ]... I know the shape of that statistical landscape well. The probability of running into very cool, like-minded ladies within a more niche field like CGI, is very high compared to how things panned out in my local area, even tho the mother's group still ended up being a very strong magnet for many 'techy-style' women. Agree with it probably being easier to cruise for wider circles. At the same time, worth keeping the door open for LW-specific contact in here as well ..just on that casual "please feel free to PM & say hi" level ;)

@spherical
> her three favorite words are "Power Tool Sale"
:thumbsup: :rock: lol - yes :D This is a very common denominator amongst my lady-friends, if not The Norm :cool: \m/

> Looks like you may be a costumer.
Good punt :) Leaning more towards the pragmatic side with garment making, but yeah - theatrical veins do exist in the repertoire. Whenever my family needs to move house, having a garage or 'workshed' is mandatory too. Was mesmerised by the glass/blowing craft as a child, LOVE the gorgeous designs on your site :thumbsup: Was getting a life signal that I'd need to connect with someone who works in that field very soon, just the other day :)

spherical
08-07-2013, 03:18 AM
@spherical
> her three favorite words are "Power Tool Sale"
:thumbsup: :rock: lol - yes :D This is a very common denominator amongst my lady-friends, if not The Norm :cool: \m/

> Looks like you may be a costumer.
Good punt :) Leaning more towards the pragmatic side with garment making, but yeah - theatrical veins do exist in the repertoire. Whenever my family needs to move house, having a garage or 'workshed' is mandatory too. Was mesmerised by the glass/blowing craft as a child, LOVE the gorgeous designs on your site :thumbsup: Was getting a life signal that I'd need to connect with someone who works in that field very soon, just the other day :)

Hi Akaracquel,

Well, here we are! Funny how that works out. Showed Joy your post this morning and she promptly registered for the forum. Don't know if she has posted anything as yet. Probably will lurk for a little while, other than responding here (once I re-point her to where we are talking--the forum is pretty big).

Thanks for the compliments! As all of our stuff is cross-linked, you may have found these already, but Joy's blog is here (http://joysblog.glassnebula.com/) and her personal site of her reverse glass painting and costume work is here (http://glassnebula.com/). Don't know if you're a cat person, but this (http://bengalmania.org/) is a site we've started to get more word out about our Bengal and Maine Coon rescue efforts.

Maybe we'll get to Oz one day. Who knows?

Virtualkey08
08-07-2013, 08:10 AM
her three favorite words are "Power Tool Sale"



Aren't those everyone's favorite three words?

Nicolas Jordan
08-07-2013, 09:41 AM
There seem to be a good number of ladies that are members of the "Lightwave Professionals" Linked In group that can be found here http://www.linkedin.com/groups?viewMembers=&gid=140481&sik=1375889996562

Danner
08-07-2013, 10:25 AM
I know 2 of them, and they are quite good too. They don't visit the forum because of their weak english language skills.

Kryslin
08-08-2013, 12:06 PM
Aren't those everyone's favorite three words?

Define "Power Tools". :) For me, 30% off Xeon E5-26xx processors would be a "Power Tool Sale". :)

DogBoy
08-08-2013, 02:52 PM
There seem to be a good number of ladies that are members of the "Lightwave Professionals" Linked In group that can be found here http://www.linkedin.com/groups?viewMembers=&gid=140481&sik=1375889996562

Yup, I've worked with a bunch of them in London and they are good folks.