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Ma3rk
01-15-2019, 07:53 PM
The time has come & I'm jettisoning many things.

Came across these tonight though & thought I'd post here in case there was anyone interested in filling up some shelf space:

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Nicolas Jordan
01-15-2019, 10:18 PM
I remember seeing a guy who collects all that old vintage Lightwave stuff but I can't remember where I saw him. It might have been on Facebook. I will do some searching to see if I can find him although it's possible he might already have some of this stuff.

Ma3rk
01-15-2019, 10:45 PM
Sure. I don't do Facebook butI'll hang on to them for a few more days just in case.

Sensei
01-16-2019, 12:10 AM
You will regret it. After 50 years they could be worth fortune.. ;)

3rd Powers
01-16-2019, 03:36 AM
May I have something to drink? :cool:

Let me show you my collection of memories.
These will be on my shelf even today in fifty years time.

OnlineRender
01-16-2019, 05:12 AM
I think this is the biggest collection / docs of memorabilia

https://www.facebook.com/notes/lightwave3d-support-group/lightwave3d-memorabilia/1453788938060434/

Ma3rk
01-16-2019, 07:33 AM
I think this is the biggest collection / docs of memorabilia

https://www.facebook.com/notes/lightwave3d-support-group/lightwave3d-memorabilia/1453788938060434/

I'm sure I'll find a couple of those in the nxt couple of weeks as well.

gdkeast
01-17-2019, 12:13 AM
Personally, I love all these old LW books and manuals. You can private message me if you want.

Actually, just got an old copy of LightWave 6.5 MAGIC and it's fun to see the exercises then and how they stack up now.

Ma3rk
01-17-2019, 10:36 AM
Personally, I love all these old LW books and manuals. You can private message me if you want.

Actually, just got an old copy of LightWave 6.5 MAGIC and it's fun to see the exercises then and how they stack up now.

Sure. Even found Dan Ablan's Inside Lightwave [6].

jbrookes
01-26-2019, 07:07 PM
The LightWave 4 and 5 manuals are the best-written manuals NewTek ever made (and on the highest-quality paper stock).

That and the way the Modeler tools explanation section is organized is second-to-none. A lot of it still applies today.

Definitely don't trash those manuals.

gdkeast
01-28-2019, 01:23 PM
I was going to say that one thing that drew me to LW more than any other program, including Blender, were a series of phenomenally well-written books, especially around LW 9's time. I have a little background in book publishing and know that an incredible amount of work went into developing some of these tomes. And now, sadly, it simply isn't profitable to write books given the market. However, as a testament to how great these books are, many of them are still worth reading today and much of the info still applies. Many of the books were forward thinking and included DVDs with video tutorials as well. I am so encouraged to see LW users such as Rebel Hill, erikals, and others putting out some really great and current content on YT for free. Maybe someday someone will find the time to put out some print material, which I still like referring to and using. Despite all the ebooks and video streaming, there's nothing quite like a book, IMHO.

jbrookes
01-29-2019, 04:42 PM
That's nice to hear, since I helped overhaul the manuals from version 8 to LW ver. 9.

And I agree. Nothing quite like a paper manual.

JohnMarchant
01-29-2019, 05:46 PM
I have all of mine from LW 6 onwards, cant beat a paper manual for quick browsing or on a plane or train to read. The online manual is also very good and can easily be kept up to date, but i do miss the ability to not have it with me in places where i cant go online.

Ma3rk
01-29-2019, 06:32 PM
I was originally supposed to leave tomorrow but that got pushed two days, but this has turned into quite a saga simply mailing some books. Won't go into details now & I think it'll have a good ending, but won't know until Friday when I'm heading north. Once I'm back up & running (a week or so), I'll post a detailed account. It's truly... head shaking.

BeeVee
01-30-2019, 04:55 AM
If anyone can provide images to update this page, I'd really appreciate it: https://docs.lightwave3d.com/display/LW2019/LightWave+History

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Ma3rk
01-30-2019, 11:12 AM
OK. There will be a happy resolution to the saga.

The short version is the box I sent via the USPS, that they looked at & accepted, got intercepted by HazMat!!! Apparentl;y someone got paniced by water stains as I simply recycled an old cardboard box that was the best size.

Just got a call from them (finally) & have made arrangements to drop by their facility to pick the box up & take it with me, literally as I'm leaving town Friday.

So Greg at Kahala Press (who's giving them a good home), I'll rebox & resend after I get settled & add the others I found in the meantime.

Ma3rk
02-10-2019, 10:50 PM
Ok, finally got semi settled up North, got the new FIOS 100 MbPS up & flying splendidly :D, and can now relate the saga of the "Scary Box".

I took the box of manuals into the P.O. in Pasadena on a Tues. Sat. am, I'm walking back to my place from the bakery and notice my carrier parked out front and waves to me but continues to stand by the truck. As I get near enough to talk, she tells me l\that she just left a certified letter. Turns out its from the Santa Clarita (just before the I-5 Grapevine), HAZMAT division. My box has been "isolated".

The letter gives two phone numbers and hours they're open; Tues - Sat, 8a-3P and that I have 5 days to respond otherwise they'll dispose & bill me. No problem, it's Satudray 10:30 AM. Except there's no answer or message machine for either number. All day. Letting it ring 5-10 minutes for each number. My carrier tells me she used to work that division & that sometimes it could ring for 45 mins. Your tax dollars at work.

My moving truck is scheudled for 9AM Tues. Just peachy.

Fortunately in an odd sort of way, my original movers tried to pull a fast one saying that they can't get the truck close enough & will have to use a secondary shuttle. At an extra $900. Try to pull that crap wit hme less than 24 hours before deadline? I don't think so. Fortunately my guy who I'd working with ( a Poker buddy), had personally inspected the site & had no qualms so set me up with one of his regulars. Anyway, that bought me two extra (much neeeed) days & saved me nearly a grand.

So on Friday on my way out of town, I stopped by the Santa Clarita HAZMAT div., & picked up the "scary box".

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And what it looked like as originally given to the PO:

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I suppose one can say that "they're just doing their job", but the point I want to make is that this would NEVER have happened just a few years ago. Yes, the box had stains BUT the tape was OVER them indicating that they weren't from another package, & the box was dry indicating it wasn't from the current contents. Most anyone who had more than two brain cels to rub together could instantly tell that this was simply just an old box.

But no, common sense has pretty much been bred out of the populace, & beaten out of government employees in particular for the most part, so this is what we're left with.