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korolev
03-14-2006, 03:28 AM
A month passed since the launch of LW9 beta and still the LW community has no news about the product, a roadmap or something else. Its too bad for a product announced in last year's SIGGRAPH.....

badllarma
03-14-2006, 03:36 AM
While I totally understand your frustrations if you have not paid for the product yet at least your money is still in your pocket if you have paid for the update then why not join in on the beta team.

In either case Beta testers are all under NDA's and so unable to give anyone outside the beta testing any information at all I'm afraid.

hrgiger
03-14-2006, 10:04 AM
A month passed since the launch of LW9 beta and still the LW community has no news about the product, a roadmap or something else. Its too bad for a product announced in last year's SIGGRAPH.....

When you say a product announced at last years Siggraph, are you talking about the new release of Modo which has yet to be released?

Anyway, here is some news for you: http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47779

Chuck
03-14-2006, 10:42 AM
A month passed since the launch of LW9 beta and still the LW community has no news about the product, a roadmap or something else. Its too bad for a product announced in last year's SIGGRAPH.....

No news about the product? We've released several videos each week during the Open Beta. Each video previews a feature or a feature set of the LightWave v9 release. That's news almost daily. You can keep up with that here:

>>>> LightWave Demo Videos <<<< (http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lw9_demos.php)

We've also posted a news update on v9 when we launched Open Beta and again today, with the release of Build 4 for Open Beta. Link to the new message:

>>>> Public Announcement - News of Open Beta, now in Build 4 <<<< (http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=47779)

No Roadmap? A roadmap is a description of the direction of the product (and can be very general or very detailed), and that was provided when we announced v9 at SIGGRAPH. Beyond a roadmap, we have a feature list that tells precisely what is in LightWave v9. On the other hand, maybe you are asking for a release date estimate. We really can't be precise but we're getting pretty close. As we announced today, we do expect to continue the Open Beta program for a few more weeks. We'll release when the software is rock solid and ready to roll.

Something Else? Many of the Beta and Open Beta folks have done some pretty cool stuff with the new tools in LightWave v9, and if you keep an eye on the forthcoming videos and on the feature list pages, we'll be putting in some of the cool images they've created! :)

>>>> LightWave v9 Open Beta Launch <<<< (http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lw9_letter.php) <<< Links to all the latest LightWave v9 information

>>>> LightWave v9 Feature List <<<< (http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lw9_features.php) <<< Look for new images and video links here that show the new features and what they can do

>>>> LightWave v9 FAQ <<<< (http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lw9_faq.php) <<<< Keep an eye on this for updated questions and answers