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Captain Obvious
08-29-2006, 06:02 AM
I was borrowing a copy before; now I've bought it. Along with Fprime and a bunch of other stuff.

Yay! :D

katsh
08-29-2006, 06:15 AM
why "8"? not 9?

Captain Obvious
08-29-2006, 06:16 AM
Because I got LW8 + Fprime + bunch of tutorials and books for $250.

kmaas
08-29-2006, 06:22 AM
Where in the world did you get that kind of deal!?!?

Captain Obvious
08-29-2006, 06:27 AM
Where in the world did you get that kind of deal!?!?
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55053

Right here. :)

Educational version, but still. Even with an edu -> commercial & 8 -> 9 upgrade, I still saved a lot of money.

cresshead
08-29-2006, 06:47 AM
excellent news!:)

your going to love the nr realtime lighting feedback of fprime!:devil: :devil:
it's uber nifty!:D

hey we need a worley icon to paste in here!....okay a newtek one is around so that's cool:lwicon: :newtek: :agree:

Earl
08-29-2006, 07:06 AM
Congrats Captain!

walfridson
08-29-2006, 07:24 AM
Nice deal capo!
But hmm, can you sell an EDU version?

katsh
08-29-2006, 07:39 AM
omg what that deal!
neway ur so lucky.:D

Captain Obvious
08-29-2006, 09:05 AM
Nice deal capo!
But hmm, can you sell an EDU version?
Yep. I talked to a NewTek sales representative, and she said it was ok.

Chuck
08-29-2006, 09:47 AM
And $395 takes you to v9 and converts you to full commercial license. :)

Nemoid
08-29-2006, 09:48 AM
great buy captain ! :)

Intuition
08-29-2006, 04:33 PM
Man, holy cow!

Makes me think of Lightwave's price when I bought it for the pc back in 1995, was alot more then a full copy is now.

You got a huge STEAL on that one. Great find.

F-Prime alone is almost double that price right?

kmaas
08-29-2006, 07:37 PM
Ah, I see. But doesn't that mean you also have an educational version of F-Prime?

Mr Big
08-29-2006, 09:01 PM
Welcome aboard captain!

ShawnStovall
08-29-2006, 09:42 PM
How much would it cost for me to just upgrade to commercial seeing as I already own 9?

Congrats on that great deal Captain!

androidmaker
08-29-2006, 11:02 PM
$ 395? right?

T-Light
08-30-2006, 12:17 AM
$ 395? right?
Right :)

What a bargain, you have LW for aproximately 1/10th of what I've paid, amazing :)

Captain Obvious
08-30-2006, 01:30 AM
And $395 takes you to v9 and converts you to full commercial license. :)
Yeah, I know, but I need to spend my last money on a new computer. Fprime is really fast and all, but it's not as fast as I'd like it to be on a 1.33 GHz G4. I love my iBook, but it's a pretty crappy 3D workstation. :p I'll have to wait a while before upgrading to a full version of LW9.




Ah, I see. But doesn't that mean you also have an educational version of F-Prime?
There is no such thing. It's a full $399 version of Fprime.



Heh. Now all I need is a PC and a really good deal on XSI and Mudbox, and I'll have all my bases covered. I bought modo a while ago, after getting a $300 discount. I seem to be lucky when it comes to 3D software pricing. :thumbsup:



One problem, though: I'm having registration issues. I got the password and login info from the guy I bought it from, and changed the registered email and account password. Unfortunately, I forgot the password, and the "forgot your password" service doesn't work. What should I do about that? I have a temporary license now, but I'd like a permanent one, and I'd like to upgrade to 8.5. I emailed [email protected], but have recieved no response.

DiedonD
08-30-2006, 01:47 AM
Your join date was on 2004, and you have 2235 posts from then, your avatar as the only reference of your artwork that Ive seen about you, isnt bad, shows you know, and you have just bought LW?

Thats more amazing to me, then some severly dissapointed guy selling off LW. And you can see how severly dissapointed he is by the price he offered 250$. :thumbsdow

Captain Obvious
08-30-2006, 02:07 AM
Your join date was on 2004, and you have 2235 posts from then, your avatar as the only reference of your artwork that Ive seen about you, isnt bad, shows you know, and you have just bought LW?
I've posted a little, but I always start doing something else entirely before I finish things. Hmm. Looking at my post history, I guess I never really posted anything at all here. Just a couple of things. I've posted more over at the Luxology forums, for some reason, even when I rendered in LW. Oh well.

And what can I say? I'm a forum junkie. Pretty much every time I've hit F9, I've opened the forums. :) My post count at one forum I frequented a while ago is something in the order of 50,000(!)...




Thats more amazing to me, then some severly dissapointed guy selling off LW. And you can see how severly dissapointed he is by the price he offered 250$.
He said he sold it because he didn't have time to use it after his daughter was born.

Lewis
08-30-2006, 05:11 AM
Congrats Captain Obvious. Go to LW9 ASAP ;).

WhiteBoy
08-30-2006, 06:14 AM
Aww... I want Fprime...

Chuck
08-30-2006, 08:42 AM
One problem, though: I'm having registration issues. I got the password and login info from the guy I bought it from, and changed the registered email and account password. Unfortunately, I forgot the password, and the "forgot your password" service doesn't work. What should I do about that? I have a temporary license now, but I'd like a permanent one, and I'd like to upgrade to 8.5. I emailed [email protected], but have recieved no response.

Actually when a transfer of ownership is done the new owner would set up a new account, rather than modify the old one. I'm sure you'll hear pretty quickly from NTE with assistance, and they'll help you get the transfer taken care of and your new account set up on the new worldwide registration system.