View Full Version : CHICAGO LightWave 8 Seminar

05-24-2004, 10:17 PM
3D Garage and AGA Digital Studios, Inc. is thinking of planning a Chicago area LightWave 8 full day seminar.

Anyone interested? I'm trying to get an idea of people who'd like to attend a classroom style seminar, near the O'Hare / Schaumburg area. It would be a full day seminar, 10 - 5, covering project based lessons with LightWave 8. We're thinking about a $79 price tag for the day - lunch is on your own, and feel free to bring laptops.

Let me know if interested and we might set it up!

05-25-2004, 12:07 AM
very cool Dan, but you could probably get a little more than $79 a head for it. :)

05-25-2004, 12:24 AM
how about the New England area??? 1 day would be fine... i will be there if someone desides to come this way!

05-25-2004, 02:31 AM
Yeah New England or NY area and I'd be there... :)

05-25-2004, 05:22 AM
Depending on the date I would be interested in a Chicago area seminar.


Sadly, no laptop to run LW8

05-25-2004, 05:49 AM
Sounds good to me...

05-25-2004, 07:53 AM
If on the right day and under $100.00 in Chicago area -
I'm 95% sure I can swing it with my wife :)

I'm 45% sure my wife and I will be out of town, June 13 - 15
for our anniversary.

I'm 5% sure I might bring another guy if he is interested.

I'm 100% sure I hope more people want a Chicago-area seminar.

I'm 110% sure I'll alert the Milwaukee guys to this thread.

*note: I'm really only 15% goofy.

Go for it!

05-25-2004, 08:09 AM
I am definatley interested, and the Schaumburg
area sounds like a plan! So count me in!


Anthony Falk
Gryphon Designs Ltd.

"The Right answer is the one that gets the job Done!"

05-25-2004, 08:16 AM
Sounds like a great ides. Depending on the date you can count me in.

05-25-2004, 09:11 AM
Thanks for the feedback -
we're looking at maybe mid to late June. Also, there will be a one day only special on the 3D Garage LightWave 8 courseware, something like $150 off...

The cost of the one day seminar will not exceed $99. It all depends on what kind of deals we can swing with area hotels.

05-25-2004, 09:32 AM
I'll go

05-25-2004, 10:03 AM
DanAbla- I would be interested in travelling to that location only if you explored some of the more advanced concepts.

Personally I would pay more for this. You ought to consider doing a two day deal- one for beginner-intermediate and the second for advanced concepts covering everything from animation channel modifiers to PFX to advanced special effects techniques. If you did something like this I would be happy to pay you two hundred bucks for a day of your time and you can count me in today.

You are a great trainer but I don't want to spend the money and drive 6 hours just to get a rehash of a lot of beginner-intermediate stuff that I have known for some time.

05-25-2004, 10:06 AM
Thanks - I've considered this, so let me figure out what will work best. I'll let everyone know with enough lead time.

05-25-2004, 10:18 AM

05-25-2004, 10:40 AM
Not to be "anal" - hehe - but light travels at 186,282 miles per second, my dear theo! ;)

05-25-2004, 11:07 AM
Well - just to continue feedback:
I'd sure see if I could do a two-day deal.
I can't go to SIGGRAPH in August so perhaps my wife would allow
me two days in Chicago as compensation (I keep my dongle in her purse).

Update to previous post: now 10% sure a friend would attend
a one-day or "beginner-intermediate" the first day.
(just spoke with him - will wait for details)

Not to complicate things but:
A two-day deal - that's a sound investment - Have you [Dan] thought
about any kind of certificate, on line or printed or something?
Just something one could "officially" boast on his resume?

Just a convoluted after-thought.

05-25-2004, 12:42 PM
I have a big project due at the end of June, but I might be able to swing a day off to travel up there.

05-25-2004, 12:50 PM
Harlan... I know that you little punk, tryin' ta start trouble eh?

Who pays attention to floating points anyways-huh? Well, outside of anal retentives anyways...ahem.

05-25-2004, 04:39 PM
Hey, LW8 Seminar?! I'm there! Actually I am over here at Columbia College Chicago and already several of us have agreed we would attend a Lightwave 8 training seminar. You (or we)could even put some flyers up here around the school which I think would encourage a good number of Computer Animation majors here to attend.

05-25-2004, 06:12 PM
Absolutely interested -if- I can get which ever date it would be scheduled for, off. $90.00? Not a problem.
I assume (hope) the location would be within walking distance of the always pleasant scented blue line or Metra (which smells mmm-mmm! just as good!).
End of June, anytime July would be cool. Not too sure I would be able to swing two week days off, but a Friday, Fri and Sat, or Sat and Sun should be no prob.

a quote from actor Jude Law "Chicago has three seasons, burnt, frozen, and construction."

05-25-2004, 06:15 PM
Well, it looks like the LearnLightWave.com launch beat us to it. So, who knows, maybe we'll just do a freebie informal gathering here at the office?

05-26-2004, 05:53 AM

I still love the idea of the 1-day session. I've been looking
forward to a seminar with you (You've been one of my
best teachers through your books since I started w/LW
with the release of LW6). So please don't toss the idea
so quickly.


Anthony Falk
Gryphon Designs Ltd.

05-26-2004, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by Afalk
You've been one of my
best teachers through your books since I started w/LW
with the release of LW6

I think you are far from alone in that respect! :D
the first book I bought was by Dan, and funnily enough, so was the last one! Not to mention waiting for Inside[8], which, and correct me if I'm, wrong here, will be the first LW book to include a DVD with it.

It's just a shame that it's so costly to get over here to the UK and do training. If there is any, it's always in London rather than the North, if it happens at all that is.
I know a few folks "oop North" who'd love to get a more local training, both side of the Pennines, (see - who says there's a Lancashire / Yorkshire feud? ;) )

05-26-2004, 06:43 AM
Well - I'm with you [Dan] and Tony.
Been meaning to meet Dan
been meaning to meet Tony, too :)

Still maybe might bring another friend.
Hey - if not in June - maybe a month or two later?
I dunno - I'll stay open.

Heck - my wife was even willing to bypass our anniversary
so I could do something Lightwave (I have the coolest wife).

I say we get together our gang and then storm that [other]
location and have a dance-off.
We can serve them with our mashed potato and our robot and then
be off to lunch.
Yo, that would be phat.

Well - sooner or later - we'll see.

05-26-2004, 07:32 AM
Originally posted by Bones_3DFC
Heck - my wife was even willing to bypass our anniversary
so I could do something Lightwave (I have the coolest wife).

Wow - It MUST be love ;)
My wife has long since resigned to being a LW widow, bless her.
At least being an artist, she can relate. :p

05-26-2004, 07:53 AM
Ya - my wife wants to take up LScript :) - she wants to make a plug-in to sell.
I told her I'm always plugged in when I'm with her.

I have a solution:
we'll start a rumor that Dick Van Dyke will be at Dan's seminar.
If Dick Van Dyke shows up - he can Beat-Box at our dance-off.
While you guys are doing the cabbage patch - I'll bust in with a rhyme
about how those other guys couldn't speed-model a twenty-minute toilet.
We'll wipe out the competition.

05-26-2004, 08:51 AM
Thanks a lot guys - appreciate the comments.
Yep, Inside LW8 is due out in late June early July, and will have a DVD-ROM with it. I think we're at 1000 pages, and then 5 plus hours of video tutorials on the DVD.

As for the seminar, I'll see what's possible in the coming weeks and let everyone know.