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Ade
03-02-2004, 08:31 AM
I know I did...

Been using LW in studios, now with this new deal and Newteks commitment to macs as seen in their posts and xcode announcment, I did my part!


Hope they finally got the HUB to actually work?!

wapangy
03-02-2004, 10:33 AM
Going to order it any day now...

danilo
03-02-2004, 11:07 AM
I did.
danilo

munky
03-02-2004, 01:07 PM
I got my realviz discs and a 7.5 upgrade disc yesterday. And I can wait for 8 as I'm off snowboarding.


yeeehaaah!!!!!!!!ooooh Medic!


paul

sculptactive
03-02-2004, 11:52 PM
Are the realviz discs in there original Boxes?

Or are you simply sent the discs along with the LW upgrade disc and all manuals are electronic?

Ade
03-03-2004, 12:55 AM
Chuck???u know i like boxes...

BTW who of u preferred the realviz deal over the DFX deal?

riki
03-03-2004, 01:42 AM
My copy of Realviz arrives tomorrow. :D

Ade
03-03-2004, 01:59 AM
Same..as Im told... tekMahine is delivering it courier to my home, thats service. I better lock up Brutus.

munky
03-03-2004, 02:57 AM
Hi there,

I'm assuming all manuals are electronic as the deal came in a lightwave box with just the lw 7.5 disc and three realviz discs. I like to have the manuals to hug and cherish by the fire,in the garden, but you can't have everything and it is a great deal.

thanks Newtek


regards

paul

riki
03-03-2004, 03:38 AM
Hey I have a dog called Brutus as well. He's on holidays at the moment with his girlfriend.

Ade
03-03-2004, 04:19 AM
All Hail King Brutus.....


A self portrait by my friend..James.

A small plug for him, he paints dog portraits, Melbourne based.

Beamtracer
03-03-2004, 04:29 AM
Originally posted by munky
all manuals are electronic as the deal came in a lightwave box with just the lw 7.5 disc and three realviz discs. I thought the distributor was charging $100 postage because the package weighed "6kg" (13 pounds). That's the weight of about 3 large house bricks. Very heavy to lift!


Originally posted by Ade
I better lock up Brutus.Maybe there really were paper manuals, but 'Brutus' ate them.

riki
03-03-2004, 05:37 AM
I paid a 100 bucks for a box. I think you can get arrested for that ;)

He Ade cute pup.

Ade
03-03-2004, 05:44 AM
Riki did u get a box for realviz?

I told Mark at newmagic i want a box and paper manual for lw8 when its out, a box for realviz would be great too!

danilo
03-03-2004, 05:54 AM
Hi,this is my KILLER.
danilo
(hope image is attached,coz I don't see it in preview)

riki
03-03-2004, 08:10 AM
Hey Ade, your mailbox is full.

BTW your site is looking good. I use FSCommands in Flash to control the size, make it non stretchy. Also some of your links are loading swf files that aren't embedded in a html page. I use a base.swf file which is blank, I embed that into the html page as level 0 and then I use it to load subsequent swf files into different layers. I always make sure my top layer is a giant black square with a 640x480 hole in the middle which acts as the mask.

If that makes sense.

Hey danilo cute pup also.

vfxguru001
03-03-2004, 09:14 AM
I was all over the RealViz deal- right away!
I ordered within 1/2 hour of getting the promo e-mail. Nice to see Newtek be Mac-User friendly. Can't wait to mess with Image Modeler!!! So cool, so cool!

Dr.Who
03-03-2004, 11:39 AM
I wonder if the Realviz deal is valid in europe too, didn't get a email about it. Of course I could order it online but what did they charge sending the brick -err box to Germany?

The Doctor

riki
03-03-2004, 02:22 PM
Just check with your local reseller. I think you have to be on the mailing list to get the Newsletter. So you should be okay.

riki
03-03-2004, 02:56 PM
Just recieved my copy of Realviz, 3 CDs. Wish I had time to play, but deadlines are tight.

Ade
03-03-2004, 03:28 PM
Mail box emptied....

riki
03-03-2004, 03:36 PM
Maybe courier

Ade
03-03-2004, 03:44 PM
Riki u have mail...let me know asap how long it would take to do it? And how much u charge.

riki
03-03-2004, 07:38 PM
Check my first Realviz Forum Post. re Registration Problems

http://www.realviz.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=1165

GaryLW
03-04-2004, 12:18 AM
Me too!

Apparently I was the first in Europe & Middle East to order it!

Oddgit
03-04-2004, 04:48 PM
I just ordered it a few minutes ago! now with my luck Alias will decide to do something like Maya 5.5 optimized for the G5 and charge like 400, then i will really have no money :)
Lets hope LW8 kicks butt!
I am looking forward to imageBuilder too! i have a class in it next semester, i guess this up date bundle is working out great :)

ArneK
03-05-2004, 06:32 PM
I got my package on Thursday from NewTek Europe. Four days. Pretty fast. Haven't had time to play around with the Realviz prog's yet but they seem sweet! In the box was also LW 7.5 discs. Dunno why as I ordered a 8 upgrade.

The LW package also has a new serial number. Do we have to register this new number in order to get 8? When I try to register it to get the LW8 Bonus, I get an error message: "We're sorry! The serial number you entered does not show up as an eligible purchase..." ??

riki
03-05-2004, 06:41 PM
Some more info here

http://register.newtek.com/Upgrade7To8Valid.aspx

scnorman
03-07-2004, 08:01 AM
the registration alphanum code of realviz is case sensitive. 3 cds no printed documentation or box included - still a great deal

Zarathustra
03-08-2004, 08:19 AM
I'm jealous of all of you! I did that DFX+ b u l l s h i t deal last summer. I got less the $250 on ebay for it, I think. Damn.

Who knew NT was going to become so Mac friendly? ugh.

Well, I guess I can look forward to a great deal upgrading to 8.5.



Oh yeah, here's my dog:
Elsa (http://magicanimation.com/Elsa)

riki
03-08-2004, 03:31 PM
Cute dog Zara, it's a shame you missed out on the Realviz deal. Sceneweaver looks like it could be good for matching geometry to a background matte.

GaryLW
03-09-2004, 12:29 AM
PLUS! NewTek have just emailed me with an additional gift with this RealViz offer...

D-Storm's UV Edit Pro to download (normally 100 euros!) for either Mac or PC!

I want NewTek's babies! :D

Jimzip
03-09-2004, 02:39 AM
Just PM'd you Ade.

Jimzip :D

Ade
03-10-2004, 02:20 AM
Jimzip u have PM...

I just got my Realviz and want to know if I can use it to help me place CG into real world compositions?

3dworks
03-11-2004, 10:41 AM
i will buy the realviz offer, but i'm wondering if it will be possible to sell a single element of the suite - stitcher - because i'm already owner of this (very useful and well working) app.

anyone knows something about this? anyone eventually interested? :-)

markus

sculptactive
03-11-2004, 01:44 PM
Only RealViz can tell you this.

Before buying I would call them.

wapangy
03-11-2004, 02:00 PM
Yeah call realviz.
I imagine its possible because its on its own CD with its own SN and CID and all. Seems like any body could register it.

turbo
03-11-2004, 02:18 PM
I did, I did!
On me way to pick it all up. :D

riki
03-11-2004, 02:58 PM
Originally posted by 3dworks
i will buy the realviz offer, but i'm wondering if it will be possible to sell a single element of the suite - stitcher - because i'm already owner of this (very useful and well working) app.

anyone knows something about this? anyone eventually interested? :-)

markus

Check with Zarathustra (see post above) he might be interested.

Miles
03-13-2004, 05:41 AM
I thought I saw a thread somewhere here that asked if the RealViz bundled apps are working with OSX3. I've yet to dig into the apps, but upon just a quick installation Boot Up and then Shut Down check [email protected] v1.0.1 under OSX3.2 seems to have issues right off the cuff. When resizing the main window with built-in GUI controls at the bottom of the window the controls oval base (graphic) will scramble and then reappear upon different window resizing. Also, the app will cause an Apple Crash Report to be generated at every Quit. Hopefully OSX3.3 will correct those and any other yet unknown issues since I will not be going back to OSX1.5 and never had OSX.2. Just thought some here would like a quick heads-up...

wapangy
03-13-2004, 09:47 AM
10.3.3 does seem to fix the graphic scrambling thing. It does not fix the crash report, but I've seen that in other apps too and it does not seem to cause any real problems.
Also, in stitcher when it finishes rendering certain formats (quicktime vr) it crashes, although it does save the render, so just be sure the save the scene before rendering and you won't lose anything.

Miles
03-14-2004, 09:26 AM
FWIW, I started a >RV/LW Forum Poll (http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?threadid=19552)< in the LW Comunity forum. I put it there since the RV bundled apps are both Mac and PC and some PC users may have waited to do the LW8 upgrade and taken the RV package instead. The poll has all of 5 :rolleyes: votes thus far with 10 times the number of views so I thought I should post a heads up here as well.

firstsingle
03-16-2004, 01:12 PM
Just got my RealViz Package today. Looks awesome. I'll post my experiences with the apps soon.

Miles
03-18-2004, 01:41 AM
Originally posted by wapangy
10.3.3 does seem to fix the graphic scrambling thing. It does not fix the crash report, but I've seen that in other apps too and it does not seem to cause any real problems.FWIW, I'm still seeing the same issues with [email protected] and OSX 3.3. I filed a report with a RealViz support rep and sent them screen shoots, etc... We'll see if something can be done about them. I hope this isn't the tip of issues to come - so far I've only had time to install and start/quit the apps.

I still think we need a LW/RV forum here in the NT-BBS, the RV forums are dead - IMHO.

Oddgit
03-18-2004, 02:11 AM
i thought i ordered it, but it turns out there was a billing issue and i had to re-order! i hope i dont loose my spot in line! i cant wait for Image Modeler.

enggass
03-18-2004, 01:04 PM
Has anyone else upgraded from version 6.5 to 8.0 taking advantage of this offer?
It says we get 7.5 as an electronic upgrade(download) + the RealViz CDs...

I just upgraded, and according to that info, I should be able to get the LW update immediatley - if it is indeed a download?!?

Shed any light? Anyone?
Thanks,
Steve

firstsingle
03-20-2004, 06:55 AM
http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/downloads/index.html

Go to this link and download your heart away!