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spartan
04-12-2004, 07:47 AM
I was just wondering...im right into this stuff and I was wondering whats the age difference are there lots of younger people...or all older im 16 and just wanted to know who the users were?

Thanks.

mkiii
04-12-2004, 08:22 AM
On the whole people are going to be quite a bit older than you, especially if they have paid the not inconsiderable sum for the software.

Oh, and I'm a well preserved 42, and that's the age I will remain from now on ;)

Tony3d
04-12-2004, 08:34 AM
I am a ripe 49, but if you include 9 months in the womb I guess I'm over 50.:confused:

spartan
04-12-2004, 10:14 AM
Haha...im just buying DF4 student they liked my work so there giving me a nice deal on it. I mostly do wireframe 3D levels. our school already has Lightwave 7.5 so im all set. Raring to learn.

ted
04-12-2004, 10:34 AM
While I'm 45 years, I feel like 25, (most days).
But I'll always be a newbie in this world of technology!:confused:

meshmaster
04-12-2004, 10:41 AM
;)

WizCraker
04-12-2004, 11:14 AM
24

robk
04-12-2004, 11:31 AM
"50" and finally able to buy most of the toys I want (if they are affordable of course)

Rob Klein
Liquid Light 3D Graphics Inc.

silver fox
04-12-2004, 11:35 AM
:D 60 going on 120!!! That is if my arthritis allows it! :(

kyfsu00
04-12-2004, 11:57 AM
24

MediaSig
04-12-2004, 12:08 PM
32

I had to get in the middle of all this!!! (he he)

;)

Greg

grundgedanke
04-12-2004, 12:19 PM
34 in real 25 in mind, or something like that :D

art
04-12-2004, 12:57 PM
I'm 32 although my wife thinks I'm 12 when she sees me watching all those CGI/Animated movies for kids (toy story, j.neutron etc)

phil lawson
04-12-2004, 01:05 PM
22 Years young. :)

ACLOBO
04-12-2004, 01:20 PM
32 here as well - be 33 this August....

Damn I need a career - tired of just having jobs....

-Adrian

paulfierlinger
04-12-2004, 01:25 PM
I'm 68. I got addicted to aging when I was about 16 and I warn everyone here: Once you start, it's hard to quit.

Paul Fierlinger

spartan
04-12-2004, 01:57 PM
Originally posted by art
....when she sees me watching all those CGI/Animated movies for kids (toy story, j.neutron etc)

Spy Kids 3D takes it by far....that movie was intense in CG with the greenscreen. Its not that it was just done in CG it was that the entire thing was shot on green.

I made the post just so that if i posted my stuff i wouldnt feel outcasted cause of my age that i may suck.

I know its not th place but heres a shot of something ive done. And something with Lightwave and DF4:

ACKNEX:

http://s87497807.onlinehome.us/site/afo_02.jpg

http://s87497807.onlinehome.us/site/final_product2.jpg

DF4:

http://www.etheory.org/AFTER.jpg

Heres the before....im still learning. Im building a green screen next week.

http://www.etheory.org/before.jpg

Nifty! Cheers.

gjjackson
04-12-2004, 02:25 PM
51

And here I thought I was probably much older than everyone else here, and just started a year ago.

Hurben
04-12-2004, 02:44 PM
26.. :D

Into my 4th year now.. and it's just starting to become my work.. the first 2 years were spent in the middle of the bush, by a river in South-West Australia with insomnia; on a mountain in a train carriage in South Australia;

.. now I'm creating a short 3D animation funded by the government!! woohoo!

iharris
04-12-2004, 05:16 PM
21 and on my way out of undergrad into grad school :D

GeorgeDittmar
04-12-2004, 05:48 PM
16

wapangy
04-12-2004, 09:03 PM
21

Alanzh
04-12-2004, 09:04 PM
60.
Just starting.
Waiting for 8 to arrive before I really tackle LW.

Silkrooster
04-12-2004, 10:21 PM
Spartan,
Hey keep up the good work. I wish I was able to do that when I was your age. Don't let anybody steal your dream. You have a bright future in front of you. BTW I am 37.;)

Aegis
04-12-2004, 11:29 PM
34 (35 in June) and counting...

themaxx
04-12-2004, 11:39 PM
34. (i always assumed i was the geezer of the bunch)

Lightwolf
04-13-2004, 02:39 AM
33 ... and still counting :)

danilo
04-13-2004, 04:56 AM
51.
stoped counting last year.

tasmanian
04-13-2004, 06:04 AM
41 Now it seems in this forum that's not even that old :)

Whelkn
04-13-2004, 06:16 AM
25 --- and getting older by the minute

:D

pixelinfected
04-13-2004, 06:49 AM
in our studio we oscillate from 29 to 50 years old.
but we think to have no more then 17 years old

colkai
04-13-2004, 12:56 PM
43 here, only got into it once I was 'old' by young uns definition ;)

Dennik
04-13-2004, 01:19 PM
I'm 28 and i thought i was old! hehe. :D
started about 11 years ago when chrome balls and checkerboards were still in fashion.

Seriously though. The thing about this cool job is that it keeps you young in your mind. You see... Cool mind-freezing job.... Aah nevermind....

Noclar7
04-13-2004, 02:03 PM
24 and hittin a quarter century soon :confused:

cbreton49
04-13-2004, 02:04 PM
Hi, I am 54 and it has been a 12 yr. old that helped me with a few problems. I guess you could say "Lightwave" is for all ages. It's fun, creative, and always a learning experience.

KillWinter
04-13-2004, 03:04 PM
32 :cool:

Trawler
04-13-2004, 03:20 PM
37

nlightuk
04-13-2004, 03:25 PM
34 in May...

Although like many others here, my apparent age to most of my friends is considerably younger ;)

pnelson
04-13-2004, 04:08 PM
I'm kickin' it old school at 32!

Philip

Jim_C
04-13-2004, 04:30 PM
Twice the age I once was..
Half the age I will one day be...
34 and wondering...
"How did I get here?"



The world crashes in, into my living room...

Jim

Dennik
04-13-2004, 04:47 PM
As i mentioned, i'm just 28, and i look at women of my age, and they look sooooo old, specially those with a kid or two. Even friends of mine that are maried, and are younger by 2 or 3 years, look older than me. There must be something wrong with my eyes. Its like when i finished highschool i was abducted to participate in some weird relativity theory experiment, traveling around the galaxy at the speed of light. Now all my friends look older than me... Its freaking me out. This mixture of ultimate seriousness and boredom in their faces... The total absense of eagerness for life, i don't know, it makes me want to shout " But I'm old! I'm as serious as you guys! I'm not a kid anymore!"

I must be getting paranoid.... :(

Psyhke
04-13-2004, 05:17 PM
32 :cool:

Had to post because of the Talking Heads reference. Don't know why!

Retroid
04-13-2004, 07:03 PM
27

At least I'm not the only one here growing old disgracefully:)

John Fornasar
04-13-2004, 10:02 PM
52

Signal to Noise
04-13-2004, 10:50 PM
Wow! I'm surprised at some of the ages posted here. Now I'm not embarassed to state I'm 38.

GruvSyco
04-13-2004, 11:00 PM
pleasantly surprised at the ages ranges... 35, 36 in July

Chris S. (Fez)
04-14-2004, 08:34 AM
I turned 27 yesterday. The girlfriend accused me of being a "geezer" so I was feeling sorry for my ancient self until I saw this thread...haha you guys are a bunch of geezers! :)

cbreton49
04-14-2004, 11:20 AM
Well, I am a women not a man so I can't be an geezer as the dictionary defines a geezer as "an old man". I am, however, probably one of the oldest here at 54, but I am truly young at heart. Besides, one has to be young at heart to tackle lightwave.
I am not growing old disgracefully, just aging and maturing like a fine bottle of wine. At least I haven't given up on life and learning. :p

paulfierlinger
04-14-2004, 11:35 AM
Lightwave??? I thought this was a General Discussion thread. I'm too old at 68 for LW -- scratch me out!!!

Paul Fierlinger

cbreton49
04-14-2004, 11:40 AM
It is "a general discussion" and you're never too old....:rolleyes:

Dave Davies
04-14-2004, 12:50 PM
53. Had Lightwave and Video Toaster since the Amiga days (about 7 years). It just keeps getting better!

Dave Davies

Elemental233
04-14-2004, 02:15 PM
im 20 but will be 21 at the end of may. Noooo Im getting OLD!

Proj
04-14-2004, 02:45 PM
Im 32!! seems to be a popular age for a lightwaver..

Wish they lightwave when i was 16..or did they?... nahh

mamurphy
04-14-2004, 07:26 PM
At 25 I realized I had the rest of my life ahead of me and bought Lightwave.

At 26 I realized it would take the rest of my life to be as good at LW as I wanted to be.

Now at the ripe old age of 27 (28 in May) I realize I play too many video games. Oh well.

Cheers!

mokba
04-15-2004, 03:46 PM
I'm 47, my older sister is now younger than me according to her.

Elemental233
04-15-2004, 04:01 PM
Im 10765440 mins old

winged-cat
04-15-2004, 07:31 PM
young at heart here.... I tell some people I'm only 20h..... no one seems to get it though... guess so I'm a bit of a math head too... 32 isn't too bad.... and last September I was 1 billion seconds old.

retinajoy
04-16-2004, 02:44 AM
I am 31 years old. Only seem like yesterday since I was playing with POVRAY and doing amazing (cough!!!) spinning logos in Imagine 2. Hard to believe that yesterday was 13 years ago.

sjon
04-16-2004, 06:50 PM
Chronologically, I'm 58, Visually, maybe 50 and mentally, somewhere in my late 20's.:p

Ramon
04-16-2004, 10:29 PM
I'm 33. I am also surprised at the age range here. Nice to see a lot of the wiser folks here. :D

DigiLusionist
04-17-2004, 12:21 AM
39. 40 in May.

prospector
04-17-2004, 06:12 AM
2 years older than dirt.

xeno3d
04-17-2004, 06:26 AM
28 :D

-EsHrA-
04-17-2004, 06:27 AM
28 :)

Rich
04-17-2004, 09:01 AM
Just turned 29 last month. Been using Lightwave since I took classes in TV production at a vocational school. We used a Video Toaster which had Lightwave 4. That was back in 94/95

lots
04-17-2004, 01:15 PM
21

art
04-19-2004, 01:35 PM
Interesting,

here is a quick graph from excel.
I wont' do full statistical analysis, we have nicer things to do.
Ok, ok.. only one number:
weighted average: 35.7. Down from 36.3 after updates!

What's up with relatively low number of guys in their 40?

Latest Update: 04/22/04

cbreton49
04-19-2004, 01:47 PM
very good !! I liked the graph work and it's very interesting to see the age scope etc., thanks! ;)

badllarma
04-19-2004, 11:38 PM
32 here

as one mate of mine says, "difficult age to be at, you have to decide whether to go for the mother or the daughter you see in the clubs" :D

Of course I'm taken so would not look at either :D

Alanzh
04-20-2004, 07:52 AM
The 40yos haven't time to post! They are too busy running businesses, solving family life problems, acting as chauffeurs for the kids, worrying about their waistlines etc.
;)

art
04-20-2004, 08:08 AM
That is actually what I thought too. While they might be using lightwave, they probably have too many things on their hands other than "hanging out" on the LW message board.


Originally posted by Alanzh
The 40yos haven't time to post! They are too busy running businesses, solving family life problems, acting as chauffeurs for the kids, worrying about their waistlines etc.
;)

colkai
04-20-2004, 08:14 AM
Originally posted by Alanzh
The 40yos haven't time to post! They are too busy running businesses, solving family life problems, acting as chauffeurs for the kids, worrying about their waistlines etc.
;)

heh - my waistline is way past the worrying stage :p

digimassa
04-20-2004, 10:17 AM
:cool: 51

Jrg
04-21-2004, 02:09 AM
Im 36 years young :)

Its very interesting to see the difference in age ;)

Martin Adams
04-21-2004, 06:29 AM
int age = sqrt(484);

Matt
04-21-2004, 06:54 AM
Looks like I'm the only one so far who's 30! Yay! :)

Oh, and this is me . . .

stib
04-21-2004, 08:25 PM
Originally posted by Elemental233
Im 10765440 mins old

well I'm 28113525000 frames old, give or take

I'm just glad I live in a PAL country. I'd be over fourty if I lived at 30fps now. NTSC just ages you too fast. Especially those drop frames, they're murder on the complexion.

jin choung
04-21-2004, 11:28 PM
30....

doh.

and the future ends with me... muahahahahahahahaha!

i would have expected the mean age to be bouts 30... y'know, the star wars generation.

jin

p.s. but it seems that our cells KNOW how old they are because as they reproduce, they have things on the genes called TELOMERES that get shorter... it is this property that causes health and appearance to change as we get older.

my theory is this:

since there is a genetic condition called PROGERIA that causes kids to age extremely fast (they have physical characteristics of senior citizens by the time they're 10), i'm CERTAIN that it should be possible to either SLOW the telomere shortening or stop it altogether.

it would have to be a genetic fix that would have to be effected by a modified virus that 'attacks' every cell or perhaps just targeted at bone marrow cells.

anyhoo, this technology should see the light of day in a few hundred years at most. perhaps sooner.

when that happens though... viola, no more aging... no more natural death.

although if the virus gets loose on kids, that would be a horrible fate.... forever trapped as a child. so we'd have to make sure it is not easily communicable.... although... if we get that advanced, would could probably create a treatment to undo that which we have done.

in any case, i'm gonna jump in my freezer to hang on until that day, stepping out every decade or so to check the internet for progress reports.

ta ta.

art
04-22-2004, 07:02 AM
Originally posted by stib
well I'm 28113525000 frames old, give or take

I'm just glad I live in a PAL country. I'd be over fourty if I lived at 30fps now. NTSC just ages you too fast. Especially those drop frames, they're murder on the complexion.

At 30fps it gives me just under 30... ?

Martin Adams
04-22-2004, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by stib
well I'm 28113525000 frames old, give or take

I'm just glad I live in a PAL country. I'd be over fourty if I lived at 30fps now. NTSC just ages you too fast. Especially those drop frames, they're murder on the complexion.

That means I am about 34,689,600,000 interlaced PAL frames.

Whoa ... which means I'm 7,193,235,456,000,000 pixels at 720x576 per PAL frame.

Now I feel really old :(
Ah, keep it simple, I'm 22 years old :).

Alanzh
04-22-2004, 08:16 AM
Don't get compressed that's all.;)

hp69
04-22-2004, 08:32 AM
Hi

I'm 34 years old and use LW since 34 days :D

HP

firstsingle
04-22-2004, 08:47 AM
I'm 31. I bought my first computer at 29. purchased LightWave at 30. Life has just begun for me it seems.

Barred
04-22-2004, 08:49 AM
44 and getting younger every day, well that is what the wife says :D
As for my waist, as long as I am not taller laying down than standing I am OK !

Been Waving since Ver4 and still learning my way around.

ChristopherCBET
04-22-2004, 09:14 AM
44. Bought an Amiga 2000 and a Toaster 12 years ago to do live switching. Been buying and upgrading Newtek stuff ever since.

Avenger
04-22-2004, 12:19 PM
Well guys seems like u all got a lot of years on me :rolleyes: hah. Im 15 (almost 16) and I recieved lightwave almost 2 years ago. I was lucky enough to have a teacher at my school who did animations with lightwave for the jumbotrons at sports events. Other than this though i was pretty much self motivated and have done everything with nothing more than lightwave, these forums, and a few nice tuts :D

All the best,

Avenger:D

emoboy83
05-27-2004, 05:45 PM
emoboy83; 2004 - 1983 = 21. well it would if i was born in january so im only 20.

knuckles644
05-27-2004, 06:21 PM
Just turned 15 in February so I got you all beat:p

Skunk
05-27-2004, 06:34 PM
17

SKUNK

androidmaker
05-28-2004, 10:43 AM
i will turn 30 for the 11th time in september.

sbrandt
05-28-2004, 11:21 AM
I THIS MANY.

sbrandt
05-28-2004, 11:22 AM
So...what's the average?

art
05-28-2004, 12:12 PM
I placed this graph earlier in this thread, here is updated version.
It includes all earlier as well as later posts.

cbreton49
05-28-2004, 12:27 PM
wouldn't androidmaker be 30 + 11 = 42??

art
05-28-2004, 12:32 PM
he said: "i will turn 30 for the 11th time in september."
looks more like multiplication to me, but maybe you are right.

cbreton49
05-28-2004, 12:37 PM
oops, meant 41 - but no matter, liked the graph, that's pretty cool!!

art
05-28-2004, 12:43 PM
thanks, I went through every post in this thread and collected all ages (some of them I had to deduct, something like in androidmaker's case). Then I created a nice graph in excel, and it is easy to update

J Martin
05-28-2004, 04:54 PM
40

Rather than buying a convertable Corvette and having an affair in Italy for my mid-life crisis, I ended up buying Lightwave.

Skunk
05-28-2004, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by J Martin
40

Rather than buying a convertable Corvette and having an affair in Italy for my mid-life crisis, I ended up buying Lightwave.

lol. good choice.

SKUNK

sbrandt
05-28-2004, 09:11 PM
I make him out to be 330 years old. :D

Stewdent101
05-29-2004, 01:27 AM
49

Andyjaggy
05-29-2004, 11:55 AM
Wow I am a youngin, 22 baby

J Martin
05-29-2004, 08:19 PM
Originally posted by sbrandt
I make him out to be 330 years old. :D

Pht! Sure as hell feels like it. To quote Bill Bryson: "At my age, sex is just a good opportunity to lie down."

:p

Zarathustra
06-01-2004, 01:09 PM
"You're only as old as the woman you feel."
- Marx (Groucho, that is)

Now in my 4th generation of LW (started with 5.0)
8th year LW exposure

Currently 34. Younger when I squeeze my fiancee:D

Tiger
06-03-2004, 12:42 PM
I`m happy 8 now :p

My body is 41 years old.
I, the soul (I, me) is forever young.

ViperGT
06-03-2004, 01:48 PM
Ha, got you beat there knuckles; 15 in May. How about updating the chart there Art? ;)


-Viper

art
06-03-2004, 03:13 PM
Viper,

Updated! (look a few posts back for the updated graph)

nsolo
06-04-2004, 07:23 AM
Just turned 51:(

jimmyboy1
06-04-2004, 03:04 PM
37 and holding.....

Heimhenge
06-04-2004, 03:57 PM
28.2 (in Mars years).


Save you some research, Art, that's 53 in Earth years.

One year into LW and still learning ...

satya
06-04-2004, 07:37 PM
I am half-of-two-fat-ladies??? Those dark ages, art has been wondering about ...

started using lightwave in ninteen ninty two
on the amiga 4000 with a motorola processor
made logos and tricky space animations too
with tvpaint, lightwave and character generator

;) Satya;)
Never too far away from the truth!

cc3d
06-06-2004, 08:40 PM
38 and life is great...never complain about getting older, I know people who haven't gotten older!

art
06-07-2004, 06:56 AM
satya, a very wild guess... are you 33?

John_Berrier
06-08-2004, 12:09 AM
80 years young. NewTek is the best!
John

John_Berrier
06-08-2004, 12:09 AM
80 years young. NewTek is the best!
John

cbreton49
06-08-2004, 01:32 AM
satya, my guess would be 44 ?

John, really 80? My hat's off to you - that's great!!

LAV
06-08-2004, 03:59 AM
I'm 44 - just touched!;)
But really not well preserved :mad:

-------------------------

LW is a young way to zen

otacon
06-08-2004, 06:29 PM
19, but the days seem shorter now that im out of school.:(

satya
06-08-2004, 06:44 PM
Art, you vertically cut the two fat ladies (nice ...) but I'd prefer cbreton49's call though!

Yep, I'm 44 - losing hair faster than its growing back and just got my first fat lady upgrade (LW8)!

Cheers! I'll probably burn a lot of mid-day oil.

Satya
Truth is never sweet!

sleiron
06-11-2004, 01:37 AM
Turned 29 this year!

I admired LW since the old Amiga days.
(and about everything that has to do with 3D and those people who have the craft to model and animate)

This year I finally started with LW myself, altough I already bought it back in 2002.
(but then I had the chance to visit the US
with my company and so pursued that
career...)

cheers to all Lightwave users!

sleiron

tonyg
06-14-2004, 08:22 AM
36

We need a statistical analysis based on this data...

Blasterface
06-14-2004, 08:52 AM
I'm 54 and loving life!!

And lightwave.

-EsHrA-
06-14-2004, 11:43 AM
just got 29 :)



mlon

tfrank
06-14-2004, 01:38 PM
50. Still trying to figure out if the amount of hair leaving my scalp is porportional to to the hair appearing elsewhere in/on my body!

sbrandt
06-14-2004, 05:44 PM
I'm this many!

Andrew Sweet
06-16-2004, 06:41 AM
29!!!! 30 end of year!! big 30....grim, still very happy with my lot and skill leval

Andy

art
06-16-2004, 07:53 AM
Originally posted by tonyg
36

We need a statistical analysis based on this data...

TonyG

try this:

http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&postid=182558#post182558

Only average is shown. No full analysis.

Parallax
06-19-2004, 09:38 PM
a very new newbie to CG and animation and of course LW...at the age of 2^6 - 1......:cool:

am loving the learning process and LW8....and building my computer geek skills at the same time..