PDA

View Full Version : LightWave vs. Notepad



mattclary
07-09-2007, 11:49 AM
Gloves are off!!! :thumbsup:

SBowie
07-09-2007, 11:52 AM
No contest - Notepad rules! (It's only logical) ...

http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc1/pages/page274.gif

alifx
07-09-2007, 11:52 AM
what is next

LW vs Paint
?

TheDynamo
07-09-2007, 11:56 AM
I have yet to see LW put out anything that looks like ASCI art. :)

-Dyn

mattclary
07-09-2007, 11:58 AM
what is next

LW vs Paint
?

Ahhhhh, you have revealed yourself to be a newcomer to these parts! LW vs. Notepad is "What's next?". It doesn't get any lower than this! Muuuaaaa HAHAHAHA!!!! :devil:

My name will be much reviled for months to come.... :devil:

alifx
07-09-2007, 12:16 PM
Ahhhhh, you have revealed yourself to be a newcomer to these parts! LW vs. Notepad is "What's next?". It doesn't get any lower than this! Muuuaaaa HAHAHAHA!!!! :devil:

My name will be much reviled for months to come.... :devil:

heheh..
who cares... I don't want to know about these parts

archijam
07-09-2007, 12:40 PM
I heard some rumours they are going to release Vray for Notepad soon .. since SketchUp and Rhino already have it ...

j.

Steamthrower
07-09-2007, 12:48 PM
I just bought Fprime for Notepad. It RULES.

Hipcheck
07-09-2007, 12:53 PM
LWCAD for notepad makes great looking stuff!!

_____
/ \
--------
| |
--------

Great render times too.

Andyjaggy
07-09-2007, 12:59 PM
but splines are a pain in the but with notepad, I much prefer LW's way of doing them.

StereoMike
07-09-2007, 01:01 PM
Newbs! I use notepad to get content into LW,fprime, kray, povray and this reply!

mike

Steamthrower
07-09-2007, 01:01 PM
Also Notepad has this cool function called ''Time/Date'' that I don't think LW has.

And it doesn't require a dongle.

*Pete*
07-09-2007, 01:06 PM
Notepad cant animate!!







...hey, wait...LW cant either!! (or so they say)

shrox
07-09-2007, 01:17 PM
I use notepad for HTML editing...

robewil
07-09-2007, 01:35 PM
lws files are ASCII and can be edited in Notepad. Older lwo files are also ASCII. This used to be significant as once upon a time, the way to animate in Videoscape 3D (Lightwave's precursor) was to use a text editor (graph paper helped too).

SBowie
07-09-2007, 01:59 PM
Of course Notepad doesn't have all LW's features! Notepad is a lot less expensive. The real question should be, which one is more fun!

StereoMike
07-09-2007, 02:12 PM
@Robewil

That was my first touch with 3D: scripting some geometry into povray!
With notepad!

I didn't knew any better. Gladly a fellow colleague fetched me the LW 5.6 version that was laying in the shelve (was at a university of applied sciences).
mike

GandB
07-09-2007, 04:41 PM
LOL! You now owe me a new laptop, since I have spit coffee all over the keyboard.:D

StereoMike
07-09-2007, 04:46 PM
Today you hardly need a keyboard anymore, we all use the mouse!
Where are the good ol' notepad days...

:D

archijam
07-09-2007, 05:02 PM
I've heard they were planning on charging for Notepad point updates, only .. there haven't been any.

j.

Medi8or
07-09-2007, 06:21 PM
I have yet to see LW put out anything that looks like ASCI art. :) :p

eagleeyed
07-09-2007, 08:41 PM
I have nearly finished writing Inside Notepad [1]. Anybody interested? :)

By the way, Medi8or, very clever signature lol.

RudySchneider
07-09-2007, 08:49 PM
I have nearly finished writing Inside Notepad [1]. Anybody interested? :)

By the way, Medi8or, very clever signature lol.

Aha, giving Dan a bit of competition, are we?

dbigers
07-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Notepad is good, but it is watered down compared to its bigger brother Wordpad. Notepad is good to get your feet wet with, but you wont see it on any list of big HollyWood productions, that is reserved for WordPad. Having said that, there is nothing wrong with Notepad, but its best to realise its limitations early on. If you have aspirations of doing any real serious work in the industry, its best to skip straight to WordPad. :)

BTW Thanks Matt for bringing this thread back up, I generally lurk here, but I do keep up with a lot of the "important" threads. ;)

prospector
07-09-2007, 09:59 PM
So we are at 'LW vs Notepad' Ver 3?
I just wanna get my builds right.

eagleeyed
07-10-2007, 02:54 AM
Aha, giving Dan a bit of competition, are we?
You could say that, yes lol.

As for Notepad and Wordpad, sure they are good enough for most users but when you need all the features under the sun you can't go past openoffice.org Word Processor. I have noticed this program is replacing these two great programs more and more. Maybe if the Notepad team added improvements, I still have not seen NURB's in Notepad ever, things would look up.

(Where does this argument sound familar) lol

starbase1
07-10-2007, 03:27 AM
Well, at least notepad has a full undo, something which is still shamefuly lacking in layout...

SBowie
07-10-2007, 06:42 AM
Well, Wordpad does have the advantage of .rtf file exchange, which makes it easy to transport scenes into the higher end apps (like Word) for those who work in the higher end of the industry, the big Hollywood studios where cost is not an option.

Those down at the boutique level often can't afford a single copy of Word (much less Quark!), but can have multiple Notepad seats (which have unlimited ascii render nodes too, btw!) and maybe even a copy of Wordpad with money left over. They can do 90-95% of what the big shops can do quite efficiently (maybe outsourcing a little bit to Kinko's when necessary.)

BeeVee
07-10-2007, 06:50 AM
As did Pro/motion by Oxxi... ;)

B

Medi8or
07-10-2007, 10:06 AM
By the way, Medi8or, very clever signature lol.
Thanks. Someone suggested using it as a (funny) pickup line, but the thought of someone answering "mine too :hey:" or "mine's big.. :hey:" kind of freaked me out... 8/

StereoMike
07-10-2007, 10:14 AM
@ Ben
What's the 287 in your sig?

mike

DogBoy
07-10-2007, 10:19 AM
@ Ben
What's the 287 in your sig?

mike

Users shot for inane tech-support requests. What else? :hey:

StereoMike
07-10-2007, 12:53 PM
lol!

starbase1
07-10-2007, 01:54 PM
http://www.notepad.org/logo.htm

StereoMike
07-10-2007, 03:29 PM
having "made with notepad" on your homepage is quite cool. I think i will add that button to my page. A bit of a lie, but tho cool :D

mike

Steamthrower
07-10-2007, 03:41 PM
You know, upon reflection I like Lightwave better because Notepad's boring. Notepad doesn't have any easter eggs.

StereoMike
07-10-2007, 06:46 PM
I fear lightwaves easter eggs. Finding one of them often results in loosing hours of work.

mike

starbase1
07-12-2007, 08:04 AM
having "made with notepad" on your homepage is quite cool. I think i will add that button to my page. A bit of a lie, but tho cool :D

mike

I used notepad as my prefered HTML editor for a VERY long time - you can get a lot done with that and a reload button in your browser. (particularly if you are used to other markup languages) Stuff like MS front page always looked to me like they were trying to add stuff to justify the price rather than because it acually did anything useful...

StereoMike
07-12-2007, 03:41 PM
I never used wysiwyg editors for my scripting needs (html, css, js), but since notepad sucks at highlighting tags I use phase5 which is just kinda texteditor+tag support
No frontpage here either ;)

mike

TripD
07-15-2007, 07:03 PM
Old school baby.... Unix vi editor! Word.

DogBoy
07-16-2007, 04:46 AM
Though I love both LW and notepad, I'm also a big supporter of sketchbook (http://www.artdiscount.co.uk/acatalog/Indie_Sketchbooks.html).
Like a Wacom tablet it comes in multiple sizes and formats, and in the hands of a skilled operator it can produce amazing results.

As it has very low CPU requirements I often use it during long LW renders.

erikals
06-16-2009, 07:51 PM
Notepad cant animate!!
...hey, wait...LW cant either!! (or so they say)

sorry, just had to...

notepad > 1
lightwave > 0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=061mZRivMao

DiedonD
06-17-2009, 12:59 AM
There you go Pete! Undeniable evidence to prove you wrong!

Where the heck is he BTW?!