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    Steve, you're obviously as much of a True...

    Steve, you're obviously as much of a True Believer as anyone else here. VizRT's blog post about continuing to sell and support Lightwave rings hollow when the LW-specific programming and support...
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    Keep in mind that LW 2020.0.2 was released back...

    Keep in mind that LW 2020.0.2 was released back in July, 2020. 6 months ago.

    Assuming (!) 2020.0.2 was already in the pipeline when VizRT bought Newtek, further development might depend on...
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    On vizrt.com,...

    On vizrt.com, https://www.vizrt.com/en/flexible-access/production-control/graphics, the Essentials level Graphics Solutions package goes for $1795/month. Lemme check under the sofa cushions.
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    I've been a McAfee person, based on computer mag...

    I've been a McAfee person, based on computer mag and Consumer Reports reviews.

    Also, does your ISP provide a "security suite" as part of your account? Mine provides McAfee. Free can tip the...
  5. How do I get a "legit" copy of Sasquatch? On the...

    How do I get a "legit" copy of Sasquatch? On the Worley Labs website, clicking the purchase button brings up the Support page. Or am I SOL?
  6. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    An important thing to remember is the Coronavirus...

    An important thing to remember is the Coronavirus will NOT disappear, even if everyone on the planet is vaccinated, and immunity is for life. Each new generation will have to be vaccinated, and the...
  7. The current deal on Steam is to pre-order...

    The current deal on Steam is to pre-order Substance Painter 2021 for $119 (20% off), through 01/26/21. You get Substance Painter 2020 now, and 2021 when it releases on 01/26/21. This includes 1...
  8. Apparently, you can create an Adobe/Substance...

    Apparently, you can create an Adobe/Substance account, link your Steam account to it, and get 1 year of updates and patches from date of purchase:

    You will get free updates on Steam up to the end...
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    Aye, there's the rub. If sales are down to a...

    Aye, there's the rub.

    If sales are down to a trickle because VizRT isn't supporting/developing Lightwave, and VizRT isn't supporting/developing Lightwave because sales are down to a trickle, who...
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    I have seen various posts, over the years, saying...

    I have seen various posts, over the years, saying "I'm going to pass on this upgrade because X wasn't fixed", even for patches, let alone version upgrages. Plus, there is the "situation" of people...
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    Just to stir the soup, if there IS a bug fix at...

    Just to stir the soup, if there IS a bug fix at some point, will you --


    Upgrade, if only to give VizRT encouragement?
    Give it a hard pass if it doesn't have Bug X fixed?



    This is...
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    Saw in the Facebook Lightwave 3D - Salvation...

    Saw in the Facebook Lightwave 3D - Salvation group that DStorm (dstorm.co.jp) is having a 20% off sale to upgrade to Lightwave 2020, AND, throwing in the 3rd Powers Suite. Unfortunately, you have to...
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    Well, I did say "If one plans to stick with...

    Well, I did say "If one plans to stick with Lightwave". I was trying to be generic. Only you know your plans.

    Looking at things from a worst case scenario:

    Newtek/VizRT is done with...
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    No, I don't think you believe in a "perfect" 3D...

    No, I don't think you believe in a "perfect" 3D program, and yes, I am aware that Lightwave is in the same box as Schrödinger's cat.

    If one plans to stick with Lightwave, why not support 3rd party...
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    By definition, plug-ins supply missing or...

    By definition, plug-ins supply missing or enhanced replacement functionality.

    There isn't a 3D program in existance that does EVERYTHING for EVERYBODY right out of the "box".

    If there's a...
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    As I understand it, SOME lightwave developers...

    As I understand it, SOME lightwave developers were assimilated into the VizRT Collective. What they were working on in Lightwave might give a clue as to what VizRT's "plans" are.
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    Probably not, although I'm sure his ears are...

    Probably not, although I'm sure his ears are several degrees above ambient temperature.

    A cursory search of the "Contact Us" link didn't bring up a specific NEWTEK email address for Dr. Cross. If...
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    So where should we address our suggestions,...

    So where should we address our suggestions, concerns, and conversations?

    Hopefully, we write down what we REALLY want to say in Notepad. Then, after several deep, cleansing breaths, we send...
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    Good to know that Newtek, while integrated into...

    Good to know that Newtek, while integrated into the overall VizRT corporate structure, is its own "channel". That means the dead silence about the future of Lightwave is the good old crapola we've...
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    VizRT on Facebook

    VizRT's Facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/vizrt/posts/3618874841496155

    shows an AR commercial prototype for Mercedes, a "behind the scenes" webfest on 10/21, and the NAB New York...
  21. Poll: Uhhhhhh, what other revenue stream could a...

    Uhhhhhh, what other revenue stream could a commercial software product use?

    I mean, how many people (NOT Corporations) "donate" to Bl*nd*r Foundation or subscribe to Bl*nd*r Cloud?
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    I remember reading stories in the Amiga magazines...

    I remember reading stories in the Amiga magazines about how quickly Newtek would/could turnaround a feature request or bug fix for a production house, with the new features and fixes making their way...
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    You're right about making things more confusing. ...

    You're right about making things more confusing. Also, nice butt covering at the start. That goes double for me. :D

    I'm just hoping/wishing/thinking outside the box for some way to keep...
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    Again, valid points. I would expect VizRT to...

    Again, valid points.

    I would expect VizRT to perform their own internal testing. What that would be and how much of it would be up to them. In my IT career, I've done enough testing of vendor...
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    All valid points. What you're bringing up is...

    All valid points.

    What you're bringing up is the need for a solid Project Management team, preferably one without any PHBs.

    This would, obviously, include coding Standards And Practices, to...
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