View Full Version : Which version was your first lightwave licence?

06-04-2007, 10:08 AM
Just curious - which version (not counting points) was your first Lightwave version?

06-04-2007, 10:34 AM
I pre-ordered LW 6 and was sent 5.6 to use until 6 came out. So I voted 5 tho 6 had been announced by the time i purchased. (~$2000 USD bundled with Aura)

06-04-2007, 10:59 AM
mmmm have to go back to the 1st Toaster I had...

06-04-2007, 11:15 AM
Lightwave .5 a.k.a. Videoscape 3D.

06-04-2007, 01:09 PM
I started with 3.0 on an Amiga 4000, with the Video Toaster as an expensive dongle. I still have my Revolution demo video from that time, fun to watch and remember how things used to be.

-Bill C.

06-04-2007, 01:49 PM
Version 5 on the Mac, which I have to say was awful, slow OGL and buggy as hell!

06-04-2007, 01:54 PM
8.3 with free upgrade throughout 9.x ;)

EDIT: I almost feel guilty about it... it IS a steal.... really! Esp when looking at what LW9.2 provided.... AMAZING deal... really! (yes.. I'm somewhat chocked actually).... :I_Love_Ne

06-04-2007, 02:06 PM
i play since 30 minutes with a 3.0 layout in @rez version, and immediately i send a fax to safe harbor to buy it, and reiceved 3.5 version Amiga.
i just have the blue box in my wardrobe...

06-04-2007, 02:28 PM
When (Amiga) Video Toaster 2.0 first came out..
Missed 1.0 by a month or so :)

06-04-2007, 04:24 PM
Yeah, no fair starting at 3! Although I guess that *was* my first version that I bought and paid for myself... Hey if there are any really long-term LightWavers on here that still have the ability to run an older version, I still need screenshots for the LightWave History page (http://www.lightwiki.com/LightWave_History)


06-04-2007, 04:37 PM
inspire3d...so that'll be 'based on'' lightwave 5.6...but first full lightwave was version 7.0....so what should i 'vote'....5 or 7?

06-04-2007, 04:51 PM
I first tried it in '92 or '93 on a friends Amiga. But I had an AtariST. He went on to work at Newtek in customer service, Chris Richardson. I'm sure somebody must remember him :)

Then when I got my first PC in '95 I got version 4. I even got a 3D game contract in '97 that more than paid for it and the trip to the Game Dev convention.

06-04-2007, 05:25 PM
3.5 - bought it just after finishing uni in 94, think it might have been 95 by the time we bought it :)

06-04-2007, 05:55 PM
version 4.0 on win nt and probably a powerfull pc (a pentium 2 or 3 with 64mb of ram ?? i dont remember !!too far away :D)

06-04-2007, 06:36 PM
6.5 baby. The joy of Six.

06-04-2007, 06:42 PM
I'm an 8.5 newbie:bday:

06-04-2007, 06:52 PM
Your poll doesn't go back far enough.

For me it was version 1. I did have VideoScape and Modeler 3D, but that's not really Lightwave.

I first tried it in '92 or '93 on a friends Amiga. But I had an AtariST.Ahhhh... the Atari ST. That was the first system I owned. Those good ol' days wasting countless hours with Cad-3D, Cyber-Sculpt, Cyber-Control and Spectrum512. I think still have some of those floppies tucked away in the garage somewhere. Some months back I stumbled across some Atari discs containing Rez Render, Tom Huson's "Raytracing Construction Set", and an home-built program to spit out numbers for manual animation stands. I used that program to create fairings for Cyber Control and RT Construction Set.
Sure glad those days are long gone.8~

06-04-2007, 07:46 PM
Well technically, the first time I may or may not have used Lightwave was back in 91. I took a computer graphic class at Art School. I never thought much about it but a few years ago I happened to look at my transcript and it said Amiga for the class and I thought hmmmm.....

06-04-2007, 08:26 PM
Well, 9.0 is where I start and I definitely and hopefully want to see more NEW blood coming in ...

06-04-2007, 08:47 PM
Version 4 on Amiga. Still have 5.1 on it too.

06-04-2007, 08:51 PM
Version 4 on Amiga. Still have 5.1 on it too.

dude, you need to upgrade!:lol:

Dave Jerrard
06-05-2007, 01:10 PM
LW 1 here. Why does the poll only start at 3?

He Who Even Had A Videoscape Kicking Around For A While.

06-05-2007, 02:15 PM
LW 1 here. Why does the poll only start at 3?

He Who Even Had A Videoscape Kicking Around For A While.

Well, I didn't think it counted as Lightwave that far back! Which is why I included the Babbage option for any pre-3 users!

06-05-2007, 03:04 PM
What's a "babbage"?

06-05-2007, 03:43 PM
Babbage's Analytical Engine, a Victorian mechanical computer.

See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytical_engine

06-05-2007, 04:18 PM
Often thought of as the forerunner of today's computers. That guy was a genius!

06-05-2007, 04:36 PM
5.5 -> 5.6

Glory days - seeing Taron's work was an inspiration.

06-05-2007, 11:49 PM
V.2 With the Toaster

06-06-2007, 12:07 AM
I only started on version 4 because I was busy at the time...

inventing the internet.