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Snosrap
04-14-2017, 09:42 PM
I guess with 3DS Max 2018 being released - http://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/features- we most likely will see Lightwave Next being called Lightwave 2018. I think it was silly for NT to go the year naming route and I hope they call LW Next - Lightwave 13! Yeah Lightwave 13, now that is noteworthy. :)

tburbage
04-14-2017, 11:16 PM
I guess with 3DS Max 2018 being released - http://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/features- we most likely will see Lightwave Next being called Lightwave 2018. I think it was silly for NT to go the year naming route and I hope they call LW Next - Lightwave 13! Yeah Lightwave 13, now that is noteworthy. :)

My thought as well -- lucky 13! Leave the "year" naming to the annual rental products.

Matt
04-14-2017, 11:20 PM
It's just a version number to identify between releases, don't put too much weight on it!

omichon
04-15-2017, 01:20 AM
It's just a version number to identify between releases, don't put too much weight on it!

It is not "just a version number" anymore, indeed. It has lost its primary function to become a sort of version number under marketing influence.
Its implementation a version preceding a huge and long code rework was an even worse decision.

THIBAULT
04-15-2017, 01:57 AM
Call it as you like, but take it out!

Matt
04-15-2017, 02:39 AM
Yeah, no, it's just a number. It could be LightWave Cucumber.

JohnMarchant
04-15-2017, 03:01 AM
Yeah, no, it's just a number. It could be LightWave Cucumber.

Works for me, then LightWave Tomato

prometheus
04-15-2017, 03:01 AM
I was...Despite my avatar status, not fond of using lw 9-10 or 11.5 etc, and I was one of those suggesting they should change and follow along with the naming convention others have, such as lw 2017..why?
Because it is easier to identify when it was released and says way more of how old or new it is, and you will be able to connect each release with features much easier and even compare notes to other software by simply going for the year Naming.

The problem here seem to be the release date, if the lightwave team had released their software early this year...not much fuzz would it?
mid 2017...could still work, late year..then it becomes a question of re-branding the name to 2018 before 2018 is already there as the year of release, and I think that is what some companies does.
Any Rental or non rental connection to the naming convention is quite irrelevant in my opinion.

if we follow along with version number only, we will still reach 2017 ..some day :) though it will take a bit longer than the current Lw 2015 release to the next upcoming release...I think.:)

so if we would have lightwave 12, what would that bring to the table when trying to figure out when it was released and what it would have in features.?..a version number only is a poor indicator for most people except for a hard core version number lightwave fan.

JohnMarchant
04-15-2017, 03:23 AM
The whole 2015/16/17/20 whatever implies to some people a release yearly as many other companies do, indeed some release before the actual year. I dont care about the number its really just an identifier. If the next LW is 2017/2018 or next i care not a jot as long as its as stable as possible, i prize this far more than the date or name.

shrox
04-15-2017, 07:53 AM
Lightwave Avatos.

hrgiger
04-15-2017, 08:39 AM
First it was 2016, then 2017, now we are talking about LW 2018. Do i hear any 2019 yet? Right now im just hoping this comes out in my lifetime. i really wish they would get on it, i could have less than 50 years left.

ncr100
04-15-2017, 10:08 AM
Lightwave "mr. Splashy pants" 2017.1

wingzeta
04-15-2017, 10:54 AM
Lightwave 13 please. The year has too many implication/expectations, expectations, a small company like LW3DG cannot meet. Keep it simple, don't try to be autodesk, just make the best software you can, and add one number to each major release. This should be 13.

roboman
04-15-2017, 12:13 PM
2020 has a nice ring to it, but bad implications....

MarcusM
04-15-2017, 12:21 PM
LightWeight Under 20

djwaterman
04-15-2017, 12:29 PM
Call it what ever, it's just a name.

prometheus
04-15-2017, 12:41 PM
The whole 2015/16/17/20 whatever implies to some people a release yearly as many other companies do, indeed some release before the actual year. I dont care about the number its really just an identifier. If the next LW is 2017/2018 or next i care not a jot as long as its as stable as possible, i prize this far more than the date or name.

Your not entitled to enter this discussion regarding naming of lightwave..since you do not care:D, naming is the topic heres ..not wether or not if you care not about the naming or not..and prefer a stable release;D;D
:2guns:

Newtek 3dstudio Max 2019 might be something.

mav3rick
04-15-2017, 01:23 PM
It could be LightWave Cucumber.

hmmm metaphoric or ? :) we know what cucumber look a like :) hey girl look ma cucumber!

TheLexx
04-15-2017, 01:44 PM
Lightwave: The Bugzilla Edition. Okay, okay, I'm logging out now. :)

50one
04-15-2017, 01:45 PM
I vote for Lightwave Bastian.

You know, that dude from Neverending Story.

ernpchan
04-15-2017, 03:23 PM
As long as it doesn't get called Maya, call it whatever you want.

Paul_Boland
04-15-2017, 04:52 PM
Lightwave MMXVII ;)

rustythe1
04-15-2017, 05:03 PM
I vote for Lightwave Bastian.

You know, that dude from Neverending Story.

Call My Name!

Snosrap
04-15-2017, 05:33 PM
It's just a version number to identify between releases, don't put too much weight on it!

Yes, except for the fact you have competition that for the most part uses yearly identifiers and delivers new rental upgrades on a yearly basis. LW is different - capitalize on it.

Chris S. (Fez)
04-15-2017, 05:55 PM
No news is good news I guess

Kevbarnes
04-15-2017, 06:34 PM
I vote for
Lighty-MacLightwave

calilifestyle
04-15-2017, 07:24 PM
Well If they go back to LW 13 that might confuse new users or potential ones, now that LW is 2015. Next number should be LW 16 or lw2017-20.

shrox
04-15-2017, 07:26 PM
Splinegod Unlimited.

Over
04-15-2017, 09:01 PM
Heavywave?

Schwyhart
04-15-2017, 09:34 PM
Darkwave

pming
04-15-2017, 09:53 PM
Hiya!

Lightwave Reborn
Lightwave Risen
Lightwave v12
Lightwave...just...Lightwave
Phill

I'm not picky of the name, with one exception: I also don't like the "year as version number". It just seems...clunky? And it also implies a yearly release. Of the ones I just rattled off the top of my head above, I'm partial to "v12" or "Phill". I like the v12 because it has, to me, the connotation of a v12 engine of a high-end sports car; fast, sleek, smooth, prestige. I also like the name "Phill" because, well, it makes no sense at all, but makes it easy to identify/remember; "Oh, me? I use Lightwave Phill. Looking forward to Lightwave Lucy though! I mean, who isn't? Amiright? ;) ".

Snosrap
04-15-2017, 09:54 PM
So far its VaporWave. :)

jwiede
04-15-2017, 10:48 PM
First it was 2016, then 2017, now we are talking about LW 2018. Do i hear any 2019 yet? Right now im just hoping this comes out in my lifetime. i really wish they would get on it, i could have less than 50 years left.

Remember this post (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?151777-Come-on-LWG3D-show-us-some-nuggets!&p=1490256&viewfull=1#post1490256)?

Greenlaw
04-15-2017, 11:23 PM
TBH, I really liked when I thought it was going to be called LightWave Next.

How about LightWave Forever? LightWave Tomorrow? LightWave Yadda Yadda Yadda?

Oh, I know: LightWave Kitten. :cat:

netstile123
04-16-2017, 12:12 AM
Light wave prime

djwaterman
04-16-2017, 04:01 AM
Rest assure no one at Newtek gives a fig about anyone's ideas about names, they'll call it whatever they want and you'll get used to it.

MichaelT
04-16-2017, 04:04 AM
The problem with having a year in the release, is that if you don't release often.. it will also say your program is old. In those cases using a version number, or a name, is a better choice.

3dslider
04-16-2017, 04:53 AM
It will be Lightwave "The Neo" cause it different from previous version...

Kaptive
04-16-2017, 05:13 AM
Mythical creatures, all the way... starting with Lightwave Phoenix :)

Unicorn
Cyclops
Dragon
Pegasus
Kraken
Chimera
Griffin
Centaur
Athos
Spirit
Typhon

- - - Updated - - -


Rest assure no one at Newtek gives a fig about anyone's ideas about names, they'll call it whatever they want and you'll get used to it.

But it kills 5 minutes to be sure.

hrgiger
04-16-2017, 06:26 AM
Remember this post (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?151777-Come-on-LWG3D-show-us-some-nuggets!&p=1490256&viewfull=1#post1490256)?

I absolutely do and I don't see how my sarcasm has anything to do with whether customer can provide any information about future releases or bug fixes.

ConjureBunny
04-16-2017, 06:58 AM
I vote for
Lighty-MacLightwave

This would be a great name for the Mac version :D

stiff paper
04-16-2017, 07:06 AM
LightWave Prong

Edit:

Wait.

It needs a stupider numbering convention than modo. It's the very latest red hot marketing bollocks:

LightWave Prong 2017 r8.7 v4.01b.04 ext2

TheLexx
04-16-2017, 07:17 AM
Lightwave Trump 1st Term Edition, then in 4 year cycles ?

hrgiger
04-16-2017, 07:30 AM
Lightwave Trump 1st Term Edition, then in 4 year cycles ?

Only if lw3DG is working with Russia.

scallahan1
04-16-2017, 07:32 AM
Yes,

The Lightwave Conspiracy Edition! :)

Steve

prometheus
04-16-2017, 07:40 AM
The problem with having a year in the release, is that if you don't release often.. it will also say your program is old. In those cases using a version number, or a name, is a better choice.

I Donīt get that..., a version number will only be neutral until the point where people find out when it actually is released, and those not doing the homework of checking ..well, so once you know the version number ...I am sure people would like o know how old it is anyway, and the fact that it is a version number will not make it less older once the truth is found out.

With a yearly number you have it all open and visible and acountable and comparable to everything, no hiding.
Guess we all have our opinions on what is best, in the end that is something the lightwave team needs to figure out and conclude what is best for their marketing of the product.

prometheus
04-16-2017, 07:44 AM
Mythical creatures, all the way... starting with Lightwave Phoenix :)

Unicorn
Cyclops
Dragon
Pegasus
Kraken
Chimera
Griffin
Centaur
Athos
Spirit
Typhon

- - - Updated - - -



But it kills 5 minutes to be sure.

I was thinking about hacking Lightwave to fit my needs and call it ..LIGHTWAVE-THE PROMETHEUS EDITION.
It would include sculpting tools in both modeler and layout, Native liuqid fluids and Native smoke fluids, a true atmospheric volumetric engine, a skin modifier to let you build meshes based on any polyline which also serves as the rig skeleton so you do not need to pose the rig for a mesh.

roboman
04-16-2017, 10:40 AM
LightWave Next does sound good and imply good things

shrox
04-16-2017, 11:59 AM
42.

prometheus
04-16-2017, 01:16 PM
666 and all hell will break loose with a lot of bugs...might chime in with the bringer of light..Lucifer/lightwave
:devil::lwicon:

gamedesign1
04-16-2017, 08:42 PM
How about LightWave Now ;)

Schwyhart
04-17-2017, 12:37 AM
Apple's OSX went from tiger names to geographical names. This in addition to the version number. It's just something they do for fun.
Lightwave​, being a creative software, could do the same. AFAIK, no other 3D software does this kind of naming, so this could be one more way for Lightwave to stand out.

First release should be Lightwave Next.
Following releases could be synonymous for the word 'next.'

When that's finished, move to another word theme.

And just like OSX, you can still find the version number if you want.

Schwyhart
04-17-2017, 01:18 AM
Lightwave...

Kirk
Picard
Sisko
Janeway
Archer
Riker
Spock
Sulu
Pike

Harrimanhttp://www.listal.com/list/star-treks-captains

kopperdrake
04-17-2017, 02:32 AM
LightWave Rhubarb

samurai_x
04-17-2017, 03:04 AM
Lightwave HC.
Oh its been done.
Lightwave LC. Last chance :D

Wickedpup
04-17-2017, 03:17 AM
Considering the new mesh engine.......Lightwave NewCore....yes, I did mention Core :D

gerry_g
04-17-2017, 05:46 AM
StarTrek ref is kind of lame why not go all the way and just call it 'Lightwave – The Force Awakens' or 'Lightwave – A New Hope', I'me pretty sure Disney wouldn't mind they're not remotely litigious about their intellectual property

Lito
04-17-2017, 07:38 AM
How about "Lightwave Ultra 1337" or "Lightwave IBTMAYKI" (It's Better Than Maya And You Know It) Edition :D

mummyman
04-17-2017, 07:41 AM
Lightwave HC.
Oh its been done.
Lightwave LC. Last chance :D

Ha... ouch..

Strider_X
04-17-2017, 08:56 AM
Lightwave ∞

Oedo 808
04-17-2017, 10:21 AM
LightWave (.)(.)

jperk
04-17-2017, 11:17 AM
Lightwave Resurrection or Rise of the Lightwave. Maybe Lightwave Reborn?

hrgiger
04-17-2017, 11:45 AM
LightWave Finally has a nice ring to it.

50one
04-17-2017, 11:50 AM
LightWave (.)(.)

Lightwave hungry eyes?
I'm a huge Dirty Dancing fan too.


How about Lightwave RickRoll?

You know, it's not gonna give up on you and all that.

ActionBob
04-17-2017, 11:55 AM
L4D..... Left 4 Dead. ;-)

Just kidding. It will come out sometime.

-Adrian

bazsa73
04-17-2017, 12:17 PM
Lightwave Excitement

hypersuperduper
04-17-2017, 02:58 PM
DarkWave

Mastoy
04-18-2017, 03:47 AM
I like Latewave :D

kolby
04-18-2017, 04:02 AM
Lightwave Resurrection or Rise of the Lightwave. Maybe Lightwave Reborn?

So "Lightwave 3D R1"

MarcusM
04-18-2017, 04:48 AM
LightWave Theory

Zerowaitstate
04-18-2017, 06:14 AM
Australian sense of humor at work here ... 13 13 13 !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLhAhsObnn0

Kevbarnes
04-18-2017, 06:23 AM
Lightwave Splashy Pants

gamedesign1
04-18-2017, 06:47 AM
LW3DG must be so happy to have this forum, really motivational for them haha
Im not having a go at peoples comments by the way. Im just being sarcastic/funny ;)

pinkmouse
04-18-2017, 06:57 AM
"Lightwave Eventually"...:)

Kaptive
04-18-2017, 07:14 AM
All the light has withdrawn and everyone is like "where did all the waves go?" Then woosh, a Lightsunami.

Lightsunami... the Only choice for a new generation.

samurai_x
04-19-2017, 12:58 AM
"Lightwave Eventually"...:)

Lightwave Now would be nice before people have spent all their software budget.

MarcusM
04-19-2017, 01:04 AM
Lightwave Now would be nice before people have spent all their software budget.

Hey samurai, you should propose "LightWave Seppuku" ;p

Mastoy
04-19-2017, 01:40 AM
All the light has withdrawn and everyone is like "where did all the waves go?" Then woosh, a Lightsunami.

Lightsunami... the Only choice for a new generation.

"And then the 2 girls ... start makin' out with each other" :D

Oedo 808
04-19-2017, 03:16 AM
Lightwave hungry eyes?
I'm a huge Dirty Dancing fan too.


How about Lightwave RickRoll?

You know, it's not gonna give up on you and all that.

Amazing, that's exactly what I was thinking, I am a fan of huge.. I mean I am a huge fan of Dirty Dancing.

Nobody puts LightWave in a corner.

blackmondy
04-19-2017, 07:16 AM
What about "Lightwave Finally" ?

50one
04-19-2017, 07:18 AM
"And then the 2 girls ... start makin' out with each other" :D

And third one is there, holding the camera and eating some Taco.

erikals
04-19-2017, 11:49 AM
so, all this time he was singing about LightWave...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

chikega
04-20-2017, 12:03 PM
LW Bonzai edition ... it's do or die and the best plugins are from Japan.

Revanto
04-21-2017, 09:27 PM
I was kinda hoping for "Lightwave 13 - Lightning Returns"... :p

Revanto :p

Asticles
04-22-2017, 05:27 AM
Since there is a major internal change, I would change also the name convention. Like they did with Softimage|3D->Softimage|XSI or 3D Studio->3D Studio Max.

The problem is that recently they already changed to years numbering.

bazsa73
04-22-2017, 06:19 AM
Wightlave.

MarcusM
04-22-2017, 06:50 AM
LittleLate 3D

VermilionCat
04-22-2017, 08:33 AM
LightWaveZ: Only this time, it's different.

Snosrap
04-22-2017, 07:15 PM
Since there is a major internal change, Huh?

Farhad_azer
04-23-2017, 02:08 AM
HeavyWave

50one
04-23-2017, 02:11 AM
Since there is a major internal change, I would change also the name convention. Like they did with Softimage|3D->Softimage|XSI or 3D Studio->3D Studio Max.

The problem is that recently they already changed to years numbering.

LIGHTWAVE 3D XR Turbo Pronto Black Edition 5000?

samurai_x
04-24-2017, 12:41 AM
Modo 11 just got released. That's 901, 101, 11 in the span between Lightwave 11 - 2015.
And except for 11, which is too new, 901 and 101 were strong releases.

Lightwave NOW not NEXT year while some people haven't spent their dough on Modo 11 :D

Niko3D
04-24-2017, 02:51 AM
lightwave 3d xr turbo pronto black edition 5000?

uahahahahhahahahhhah!!!!!

Asticles
04-24-2017, 03:57 AM
Pronto xDDDDD

shrox
04-24-2017, 08:00 AM
42.

prometheus
04-24-2017, 08:08 AM
Lightwave-Black hole edition, the light didnīt get anywhere.. and Itīs probably sucked in somewhere, andit might show up somewhere...sometime :)

Alperian
08-04-2017, 02:58 AM
What is Wrong with your MARKETING DEPARTMENT Newtek???
Put into Google "Next Lightwave release date" and on the first pages you see:

-CGTalk - Is Lightwave dead?
-What Killed Lightwave? - Blender Artists Community
-Lightwave 2016 - do we still exist? - NewTek Discussions
-Release date for new Lightwave anyone??

then some rubbiish about features that are being worked on which mean little and give even less comfort to your customers:

-Upcoming Performance Optimizations in The Next LightWave Release!

You marketing guys at Newtek need to give yourself a good kicking , you are responsible for the way the brand appears and it looks like your product is in the tank. Is this a self fulfilling prophesy? Are our concerns justified?

This is not a game. People are not waiting for a fad here. Artists and animators need this tool for their businesses.

50one
08-04-2017, 03:49 AM
This is not marketing dept fault, in fact this is no one's fault and since there's no one to blame, there's no point in whining.

3dworks
08-04-2017, 04:34 AM
If it will be really a totally new generation of LW (UI changes, modeler/layout integration, new file formats etc), it would make sense to express it in the name: LightWave Next 2017. If it is more evolutive, them just LightWave 2017. Or 2018 (let's not hope for that).

50one
08-04-2017, 04:40 AM
If it will be really a totally new generation of LW (UI changes, modeler/layout integration, new file formats etc), it would make sense to express it in the name: LightWave Next 2017. If it is more evolutive, them just LightWave 2017. Or 2018 (let's not hope for that).


From the screens posted the UI pretty much looked the sameas always, apart from few tweaks there doesn't seem to be any sort of integration in this version too.

gar26lw
08-04-2017, 05:23 AM
What is Wrong with your MARKETING DEPARTMENT Newtek???
Put into Google "Next Lightwave release date" and on the first pages you see:

-CGTalk - Is Lightwave dead?
-What Killed Lightwave? - Blender Artists Community
-Lightwave 2016 - do we still exist? - NewTek Discussions
-Release date for new Lightwave anyone??

then some rubbiish about features that are being worked on which mean little and give even less comfort to your customers:

-Upcoming Performance Optimizations in The Next LightWave Release!

You marketing guys at Newtek need to give yourself a good kicking , you are responsible for the way the brand appears and it looks like your product is in the tank. Is this a self fulfilling prophesy? Are our concerns justified?

This is not a game. People are not waiting for a fad here. Artists and animators need this tool for their businesses.

Yeah replace lightwave with coke or bmw or Apple or autodesk or ..... Would they do that? No, are lwg insane?

50one
08-04-2017, 05:53 AM
Yeah replace lightwave with coke or bmw or Apple or autodesk or ..... Would they do that? No, are lwg insane?

I wouldn't go as far as calling anyone insane.
There are two problems here AFAICT

-LWG is understaffed, like a lot, like seriously understaffed
- The real management has some serious issues re.managing this very specific business in today's world - this is a long standing issue that started around 2008 or possibly earlier.

PS. Don't replace LW with coke, alcohol seems to be cheaper and better solution :D

Asticles
08-04-2017, 06:12 AM
-LWG is understaffed, like a lot, like seriously understaffed


Does anyone know how many coders are currently working on it?

50one
08-04-2017, 06:43 AM
Does anyone know how many coders are currently working on it?


Coders? Just a wild guess but I think around 5?
I think those guys from TLU and two or three other, but I might be wrong.

They defo struggling whether by choice or by force, no idea.

rubberman
08-30-2017, 05:07 PM
I'm sure it's been answered but should I bother waiting for the next version? Have there been any clues as to the release date?

hrgiger
08-30-2017, 05:26 PM
There's been nothing but silence on a release date.

jeric_synergy
08-30-2017, 05:38 PM
I'm sure it's been answered but should I bother waiting for the next version? Have there been any clues as to the release date?

No, do not wait: move ahead with your career and life.

rubberman
08-30-2017, 06:35 PM
Well. Okay. Now the question is 50 bucks a month for Modo or 185 for Maya? Not saying something and letting it die is probably easier than making an announcement.

jeric_synergy
08-30-2017, 07:04 PM
Well. Okay. Now the question is 50 bucks a month for Modo or 185 for Maya? Not saying something and letting it die is probably easier than making an announcement.

Or $99 for Silo and zero for Blender. Or $379 for 3d Coat and... etc etc...

Snosrap
08-30-2017, 07:46 PM
I'm sure it's been answered but should I bother waiting for the next version? Have there been any clues as to the release date?

Obviously this has turned out to be more complex than first thought, but I think we should see something by this years end. :)

samurai_x
08-30-2017, 08:33 PM
Well. Okay. Now the question is 50 bucks a month for Modo or 185 for Maya? Not saying something and letting it die is probably easier than making an announcement.

Maya of course.

Verlon
08-30-2017, 09:50 PM
Star TreK references are for scientific-fi lightweights.

Lightwave Sinclair
Lightwave Sheridan
Lightwave Ivanova

jasonwestmas
08-30-2017, 10:22 PM
Well. Okay. Now the question is 50 bucks a month for Modo or 185 for Maya?

You get more out of maya, but the question is what exactly do you need to do? Maya might be overkill.

50one
08-31-2017, 12:13 AM
Get maya, latest release is very good, modeling and uv improved, mash mograph tools are awesome and brings a lot of stuff that I wish was there without using some jacked up MELs, easy to ise as MODOs deformers.

hrgiger
08-31-2017, 01:52 AM
If you're doing character animation, Maya. Maybe even Maya LT if that meets your needs for even less. If modeling, UVs, creating game assets or rendering is a lot of what you do, Modo. And skip the subscription and for less than a year of Maya you can have a permanent license of Modo. If VFX, then Houdiini. If mograph, C4D. If you're making a choice between LW and something else based on cost, you're just a cheapskate. LW is dirt cheap. Especially since you only have to upgrade every 3 or 4 years.

Zerowaitstate
08-31-2017, 02:32 AM
Call it what ever, it's just a name.

MMMM... Lightwave Ruprect ... im not sure about any name

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P5qJAI9BIc

gerry_g
08-31-2017, 05:27 AM
Lightwave DD, no not mega huge as in bra sizes but as in Dead Duck

08-31-2017, 08:12 AM
Chuckle, It should simply be called,

"Released"

50one
08-31-2017, 08:56 AM
Lightwave "to whom it concerns"

jperk
08-31-2017, 09:54 PM
Newtek should just do a reboot and call it Lightwave.

pbaroque20
08-31-2017, 10:18 PM
LightWave Reach: Coming to you in the speed of light (from a 1000 light years away...)

Chris S. (Fez)
09-01-2017, 06:53 AM
Looks like another month without a newsletter.

jperk
09-01-2017, 10:42 AM
With what program? The subscription based options...:screwy:

Wickedpup
09-01-2017, 10:54 AM
Lightwave Oblivion :D

DrStrik9
09-01-2017, 12:10 PM
Yeah, no, it's just a number. It could be LightWave Cucumber.

I like "Lightwave Finally" :+)

prometheus
09-01-2017, 02:33 PM
Fadeawave?

pbaroque20
09-01-2017, 09:37 PM
We might be a little too harsh, call it LightWave Maybe?

hrgiger
09-01-2017, 09:52 PM
Light Wave Goodbye.

Wireframex
09-02-2017, 07:52 AM
Lightwave phantom

50one
09-02-2017, 08:32 AM
vapourwave:D

dsoell
09-02-2017, 08:54 AM
Out-of-sight-wave :D

ELinder
09-02-2017, 09:23 AM
Lightwave: The Final Cut

Mastoy
09-02-2017, 10:00 AM
Lightwhat ?

Hail
09-02-2017, 10:45 AM
Wavenight... Late party edition

erikals
09-02-2017, 10:47 AM
LateWave ?

Hail
09-02-2017, 10:48 AM
WSM (Waves of smoke and mirrors)

jwiede
09-02-2017, 12:49 PM
Lightwhat ?

:thumbsup:

It is what most people say already when you mention LW in public, probably worth trademarking on that alone.

Kaptive
09-02-2017, 02:54 PM
http://cdn.images.dailystar.co.uk/dynamic/1/281x351/134112_1.jpg

Endearing.

MarcusM
09-02-2017, 03:41 PM
LightWave Final Knockout

SteveH
09-02-2017, 03:45 PM
LightwaveYouRememberRight? or LYRR for short....

MarcusM
09-02-2017, 03:50 PM
BlackHole 3D ver. NoLight

Kryslin
09-02-2017, 04:51 PM
Lightwave 2018 "Are We There YET?" edition. :)

jeric_synergy
09-02-2017, 09:02 PM
This may be intended to be lighthearted, but it's just depressing.

JamesCurtis
09-02-2017, 10:22 PM
Agreed.

probiner
09-02-2017, 10:54 PM
You guys made me google images for "Multiple stab" to make a joke. But the results were nasty...

Here's the only light humorous thing I've found, eh!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQ7J7UjsRqg

Chris S. (Fez)
09-03-2017, 12:10 AM
Yup. Been a Lightwave guy for a long time...not since the beginning but 5.5. Not happy with how this is all going down.

Hail
09-03-2017, 01:29 AM
This may be intended to be lighthearted, but it's just depressing.

The silence is more depressing.

hrgiger
09-03-2017, 01:52 AM
The silence is more depressing.

Yeah this.

Lito
09-03-2017, 06:49 AM
Lightwave Falloff (Inv Distance^2)

Yeah this is kind of depressing.

Surrealist.
09-03-2017, 11:28 AM
LightWave: Eat Your Words

LightWave: Silence is Golden

MichaelT
09-04-2017, 12:31 PM
Yeah this.

I can tell you who wasn't silent.. a certain company beginning with M, and a certain developer creating a certain renderer for M's 3D package. Who went out of his way to contact me via mobile while travelling. Just saying... There is a time and place for staying quiet.. but as things are now...

erikals
09-04-2017, 01:31 PM
http://i.imgur.com/XTk3hq4.gif

https://i.imgur.com/eiTA62H.gif

Wickedpup
09-04-2017, 02:29 PM
Is that the new hypervoxels and volumetrics? :jester:

erikals
09-04-2017, 03:09 PM
i was strongly considering making that a .lws render.

heck, why not, but alas, doing other things right now. looking at cpus on aliexpress.com

http://www.iconhot.com/icon/png/nuvola/128/ksim-cpu.png

hrgiger
09-04-2017, 03:32 PM
I can tell you who wasn't silent.. a certain company beginning with M, and a certain developer creating a certain renderer for M's 3D package. Who went out of his way to contact me via mobile while travelling. Just saying... There is a time and place for staying quiet.. but as things are now...

Not sure who or what you're referring to. Maxon? ProRender? The same one that's coming to Modo also?

MichaelT
09-05-2017, 05:18 AM
Not sure who or what you're referring to. Maxon? ProRender? The same one that's coming to Modo also?

Maxon.. VrayForC4D

hrgiger
09-05-2017, 06:32 AM
Oh right, Modo has that one too.

TheLexx
09-05-2017, 07:07 AM
Could anyone please share any insight on VRay, particularly VRay GPU. I find VRay very confusing in terms of their licencing (like does it come with a dongle or not, or is it nodelocked or tranferrable, etc), and which software is supported by the GPU option. Is it true that Modo has a fully capable VRay GPU rendering plugin ?

hrgiger
09-05-2017, 08:10 AM
Not sure, I haven't used VRay, you can see more about it for Modo here. https://www.chaosgroup.com/vray/modo

Marander
09-05-2017, 08:55 AM
Could anyone please share any insight on VRay, particularly VRay GPU. I find VRay very confusing in terms of their licencing (like does it come with a dongle or not, or is it nodelocked or tranferrable, etc), and which software is supported by the GPU option. Is it true that Modo has a fully capable VRay GPU rendering plugin ?

I have Vray for C4D and I'm beta testing the oncoming version.

Vray for C4D is only bound to the C4D serial number (no node locking, dongle or online activation required). You get a key file to copy into the installation folder, that's all.

Render via C4D TeamRender is unlimited I think (but I could be wrong) and rendering via Vray DR (Distributed Rendering) limited to 5 render nodes by default where you can install the official Vray Standalone installer from Chaos Group.

For other applications Vray might be nodelocked.

I haven't used GPU rendering much in Vray yet, it still has some limitations.

jwiede
09-05-2017, 10:44 AM
Could anyone please share any insight on VRay, particularly VRay GPU. I find VRay very confusing in terms of their licencing (like does it come with a dongle or not, or is it nodelocked or tranferrable, etc), and which software is supported by the GPU option. Is it true that Modo has a fully capable VRay GPU rendering plugin ?

Vray (as in, from ChaosGroup) doesn't always require a dongle anymore -- MODO Vray is an example of a dongle-less license option case. Also, MODO Vray does includes VrayRT (GPU/CPU renderer). On MODO, VrayRT still has a few limitations (https://docs.chaosgroup.com/display/VRAYMODO/MODO+Compatibility) compared to Vray (CPU-only), but they've done an excellent job bringing VrayRT into parity in most areas.

Hope that helps.

TheLexx
09-05-2017, 02:32 PM
@ hrgiger, Marander, jwiede, many thanks for those responses, which did help. I will definitely keep an eye on VRay (though good to know that Octane is still there and will play with all of them).

pixeltek
11-04-2017, 11:50 PM
Yup. Holding my breath, but I do believe the new LW will be here before J RR Martin's next book of the Fire and Ice series (GOT).

jasonwestmas
11-06-2017, 10:57 AM
Yeah, no, it's just a number. It could be LightWave Cucumber.

you don't seem to understand the Lightwave crowd. ;)

Bitboy
11-09-2017, 03:44 PM
I'll chime in with suggestions:

Lightwave Forever (you can't upgrade it - it'll just change the year in the titlebar as soon as it's january 1st and give you a 'Welcome' popup requester so you think you got a new release via the Interwebs automatically)
SlightWeave (not as good as we hoped and FiberFX got buggier - is that a word?)
Wave McLightboat
Lightwave Forum Edition (changes it's name to a random out of the suggested names on the forum on each startup - also touted as the most wanted feature) :D
Jennisons Lego Toolbox (they gave up and made a Lego modeler instead)

I'm also waiting for any news but sadly I'm not feeling hopeful anymore. I feel like the one left on the island after everyone else got rescued from the crash.. But hey, at least the weather is better on that island. But I'm still using Lightwave as long as I can since I can't afford anything else but Blender seeing that I'm doing is as a hobby.

Let's hope for a good name and a great release - whenever it surfaces.

Norka
11-09-2017, 03:58 PM
I posted the following way the hell back in January, and thought it funny enough to post again:

So many possible outcomes when LightWave Next/2017 comes out... Probably a hell of a lot riding on this release. I am not like a Resident Evil Guy, per se, but depending on where this all goes, it could be something like:

LightWave: The Final Chapter (or LightWave: Extinction, I guess) - The final LW version.

LightWave: Afterlife - The LW version that gives itself somewhat of a new lease on life, so that it is is able to hold on to enough folks to eke out an existence, for at least another handful of years.

LightWave: Retribution - The version that is so revolutionary, so totally badass, it completely smokes all others, and makes huge gains in market share.

LightWave: Apocalypse - The version that comes out, and we all get to enjoy it, so very, very much, for one day, before The Apocalypse happens.

jwiede
11-10-2017, 08:33 PM
Lightwave3D: Heliopause.

3dslider
11-11-2017, 07:26 AM
Lightwave Xio

or Lightwave ReCore

Calu
12-16-2017, 04:52 PM
For me thats name is cood...

50one
12-16-2017, 05:42 PM
Lightwave "naeundo"