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jds580s
04-09-2004, 12:50 PM
Just got my Computer Graphics World April 2004 issue, and on page 23 there is a full page ad stating
"LightWave 3d [8]
Secret Weapon of the Most Productive Pipelines in the World!"

at the bottom

"Lightwave 3d 8 is shipping now! To learn more, visit www.newtek.com or call 1.800.843.8934 or 210.370.8000 In Europe call: +33 (0) 5 57 262 262"

I wish that was the case...

Beamtracer
04-09-2004, 03:00 PM
We know that LW8 has gone Gold Master. I think it's just a matter of coordinating CD pressing, printing of manuals, and fine tuning of the release date for marketing. I wouldn't be surprised if Newtek adjusts the release date +/- a week or so to coincide with a major trade show.

Because of the hyper sensitivity about missed release dates, I would expect Newtek not to publicly name the exact release date until it is only a few days away.

If all goes well, I think the official LW8 release will be very soon.

mkiii
04-09-2004, 05:20 PM
How do we 'know' that it's gone gold?
I have not seen anything but unconfirmed rumours.

TyVole
04-09-2004, 06:08 PM
I believe the only thing Newtek has said officially is that the first showing of v8 in Europe will be at the 3d Festival in May. Ben Vost, though, was careful to state that this didn't mean that it would be released by then.

Ade
04-09-2004, 07:44 PM
June...in my hands..u watch.

xeno3d
04-09-2004, 08:15 PM
I believe the only thing Newtek has said officially is that the first showing of v8 in Europe will be at the 3d Festival in May. Ben Vost, though, was careful to state that this didn't mean that it would be released by then

That stinks :( ..... oh well.. bigger and better things to do with my time ... no sense in "expecting" day after day at this point

T-Light
04-09-2004, 08:51 PM
It's not so bad Kevin, Ben also said it didn't mean we wouldn't have it by then either :)

xeno3d
04-09-2004, 08:52 PM
I guess anything could happen from this point on...

riki
04-09-2004, 09:09 PM
I have no idea anymore. It's kind of pointless getting excited about the rumours.

prospector
04-09-2004, 10:15 PM
Just another rumour to get my blood boiling

dwburman
04-11-2004, 06:51 PM
If it doesn't come early this week I won't be able to play with it until May 10. NAB followed by a 2 week cross country road trip :D

delayed LW8 gratification is a small price to pay.

Ade
04-11-2004, 09:33 PM
June...in my hands, as with many other Aussies...

Even Ablan said he expects his book out May, June...I am not very impressed about these delays cause we arent kept informed o what stage it is at, nor do we even KNOW what we are waiting on..

new Maya is rumoured to be released at NAB, that will take away alot of the shine. What newtek needs to do is release it 1 week before to ordered customers, theyll create excitement on the net and officially when its released at NAB we would already be playing with it touting its newer features..While other apps will be officially demoe'ing theirs.

Original1
04-12-2004, 03:36 AM
There is another posscibilty, maybe killer new features have been added that will be launched at NAB. with a worldwide coordinated collective thump on Worldwide doormats the same weekend:D

retinajoy
04-12-2004, 05:37 AM
Originally posted by Original1
...maybe killer new features have been added that will be launched at NAB. with a worldwide coordinated collective thump on Worldwide doormats the same weekend:D

I wish! :rolleyes:

mattclary
04-12-2004, 05:58 AM
NAB starts the 17th, they will probably announce it then. I bet we'll here more about MODO come SIGGRAPH....

Tony3d
04-12-2004, 08:36 AM
This is just a joke!

cgolchert
04-12-2004, 10:19 AM
Originally posted by Ade
Even Ablan said he expects his book out May, June...

I don't know that basing one companies release date on a third party with a different product is the best way to pinpoint a release date.

Verlon
04-12-2004, 04:11 PM
I agree. Using third party products is not the best way to pinpoint a release date. However, our options are limited at this time.

Newtek has been very tight-lipped about the whole thing. Our network of spies has proven inneffective. I think Darth Proton caught up with the princess, and our only hope is that she managed to somehow smuggle the plans off her ship before she was captured.

We are using what we can to guess. It is the best we can do. So practice those jedi modelling skills and be ready when the new secret weapon shows in a system near you.