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RedBull
07-17-2006, 08:21 PM
Hello to all our friends,

A few announcements celebrating SIGGRAPH 2006:

FINALLY -- SYFLEX FOR LIGHTWAVE

Many have asked for it, now it's here. Syflex presents a new cloth
simulation plugin fit for NewTek LightWave 3D. All Lightwave fans are
invited to give it a test drive at our booth in SIGGRAPH.

NEW ITEMS ON OUR WEBSITE

If you happen to not be attending SIGGRAPH, keep tabs on our website
where we will soon have details about our Lightwave version and other
news. Right now, you can already enjoy Attitude Studio's "Galactik
Football", The Mill's lovely penguine-baseball-jerseys (!) and two
commercials from Sparx FX. Coming soon, work from Hydraulx and news
about Superman. If you ARE attending SIGGRAPH, this work will be
viewable in Hi-Res, in our Showreel.

We hope to see you in SIGGRAPH!

The syTeam
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I wonder if it will work with FPrime...... ;)

Kidding!

PS: Coming AT siggraph! Not coming as Siggraph... DOH!

sudac20
07-17-2006, 08:34 PM
YES!:thumbsup:

G-Man
07-17-2006, 09:36 PM
Holy Crap! Yes Yes! I'll stop by the booth!

Thanks so much!

Celshader
07-17-2006, 09:52 PM
SyFlex (http://www.syflex.biz/), VoluMedic (http://www.volumedic.com/), Dynamite (http://www.cantarcan.com/v11/html/main.html), LWCAD2.0 (http://wtools3d.com/), IFW2 Nodes (http://www.shaders.co.uk/ifw2_nodal/about.htm), VertiBevel2.0 (http://www.skstudios.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4&Itemid=5) and InfiniMap (http://www.infinimap.com/)...that's a lot of new stuff coming out in just the past eight months. Good deal.

:thumbsup:

RedBull
07-17-2006, 10:08 PM
that's a lot of new stuff coming out in just the past eight months. Good deal.
:thumbsup:

:agree: Jen! Still a few plugins that have not been announced yet either... ;)

But it's my job to ensure that there are still great plugins being developed for Lightwave in the next 8months, and indeed in the next 8 years too.

;)

loki74
07-18-2006, 12:44 AM
Good God!

So many plugins... so little time.

(erm, make that money)

Exception
07-18-2006, 02:30 AM
Do you work for them Redbull?
Just curious,

awesome development, how nice to have an alternative to the standard cloth! It looks very solid , fast and a pleasure to use.

hrgiger
07-18-2006, 06:06 AM
I really hope there will be some sort of introductory offer. That would be cloth-tastic.

Bog
07-18-2006, 06:21 AM
Oh that looks a bit handy.

ufo3d
07-18-2006, 06:37 AM
this is a great news.
I can't believe it, I have been dreaming about this for so long time.
but, syflex costs $2200, it is quite expensive....

Randog
07-18-2006, 08:03 AM
this is a great news.
I can't believe it, I have been dreaming about this for so long time.
but, syflex costs $2200, it is quite expensive....

Yes. On first review that seems expensive. However, if you need to hire a Maya Syflex/cloth guy for a few days, or a week, you will burn that much.

For the average LW artist that plays with the software, it is not worth it. That being said, this product is not aimed at segment of the user base.

Gregg "T.Rex"
07-18-2006, 09:50 AM
Don't forget P.I.M. !!!!!!!!!!!!

GregMalick
07-18-2006, 11:06 AM
Don't forget P.I.M. !!!!!!!!!!!!
Will Poetry in Motion ever be released? :confused:

hrgiger
07-18-2006, 11:22 AM
I have a question about student licenses. On the Syflex website I see you can get a license of Sy for only $220. It says you have to show a copy of your student ID and get a letter from your school saying you're an active student. I'm in school for computer science. Would I qualify for that price?

EDIT: In the meantime, I sent Syflex Support an email to ask them about the student qualifications and also about any introductory price. I don't have much hope of getting a positive response from either answer but it never hurts to ask.

RedBull
07-18-2006, 01:42 PM
EDIT: In the meantime, I sent Syflex Support an email to ask them about the student qualifications and also about any introductory price. I don't have much hope of getting a positive response from either answer but it never hurts to ask.

Being a student in Computer Science should be fine, as long as it's an accredited training / educational facility.

This also means you could upgrade to the full version for $1100.00
and not $2200...

Maya/Max/XSI plugins do cost $2200...
So it's inline with all the other plugin prices.

hrgiger
07-18-2006, 01:47 PM
Being a student in Computer Science should be fine, as long as it's an accredited training / educational facility.



I will be one happy Lightwaver if this turns out to be true.

Verlon
07-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Well this is cool news indeed, but $2200 is a bit beyond my threshold of pain for a LW plugin (of course, I said that about $600 sasquatch too, and there it is....installed and everything)

Celshader
07-18-2006, 04:13 PM
On the Syflex website I see you can get a license of Sy for only $220. It says you have to show a copy of your student ID and get a letter from your school saying you're an active student. I'm in school for computer science. Would I qualify for that price?

In 1997 I bought a large amount of graphics software at academic price. I, too, was working towards my computer science degree at Michigan State. If they haven't changed the rules since then, you should be fine.

Panikos
07-18-2006, 04:18 PM
Better having options than not having anything
I am happy this quality product is available for LW.
:jam:

hrgiger
07-18-2006, 06:16 PM
In 1997 I bought a large amount of graphics software at academic price. I, too, was working towards my computer science degree at Michigan State. If they haven't changed the rules since then, you should be fine.

Sounds good to me, here's hoping. Thanks Jen.

jimiclaybrooks
07-18-2006, 09:08 PM
I can't believe it!! Are they actually gonna charge that much for this plugin?? Really?? Is syflex that good that they can ask that kind of money for it?? I think I'm gett'n dizzy:screwy:

Digital Hermit
07-18-2006, 10:07 PM
That "Warhammer" Short... sold me! ... err .. as a student, that is...

Speaking of that, do I have to be a Computer Science major to get the student price... or do we "Art" majors get the same deal? ;)

Regards,

Digital Hermit

grafikdon
07-23-2006, 09:57 PM
This has got to be the greatest news ever...IMHO. This sure rocks more that Mountain Dew in a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios...