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    Funnily enough a studio agreed with you on the...

    Funnily enough a studio agreed with you on the lack of a good physical sky option, and created this:
    https://blenderartists.org/t/physical-starlight-and-atmosphere-addon-for-2-8/1185314

    Looks...
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    Well, of course I meant the latest 2.8 official...

    Well, of course I meant the latest 2.8 official build. What use would a comparison be with the older Lightwave 9.6 when discussing Lightwave?

    Although I still keep 2.79 around for certain addons,...
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    No, that's not right: just either activate...

    No, that's not right: just either activate wireframe mode in a viewport, or turn on wires in the overlay menu (which is two clicks). Then pick additional settings in the viewport shading properties...
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    If Cycles is coming to Lightwave, you guys are in...

    If Cycles is coming to Lightwave, you guys are in for a treat: I just tested the BMW scene in the latest Blender 2.8 and 2.81 alpha.

    In the previous 2.79b version it takes 3m:10s to finish...
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    @Erikals Thank you for this testing scene. It is...

    @Erikals Thank you for this testing scene. It is simple, yet effective to test all sorts of materials and compare various render engines. Today I used your scene to check out the newest LuxCoreRender...
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    True! By not upgrading my main rig (which before...

    True! By not upgrading my main rig (which before I did every two or so years) and focusing on swapping out bottle-neck components for new ones (such as the old HDD for a PCI-based SSD raid card and...
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    E-Cycles is to be included in Blender? I'll check...

    E-Cycles is to be included in Blender? I'll check that. Thanks!

    My machine works fine for all the work I do, and I tend to sit out new generations of CPUs until I'd get a 3-4 times faster CPU...
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    13m58s *sigh* System: LW 2019.0.1, Windows...

    13m58s *sigh*

    System:
    LW 2019.0.1, Windows 10
    i7 920 overclocked to 3.6ghz
    GTX 1080 8GB
    48GB RAM
    Asus P6T Deluxe v1

    Nigh on 11 years old rig. And it shows in CPU render times.
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    @Prometheus Wow, excellent importer! I tried...

    @Prometheus Wow, excellent importer! I tried various 2017 skp files from the Warehouse, and so far no issues.

    Great find! Just download Blender 2.79b portable (zip), install the importer, and...
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    I think MB Lab was predominantly a personal...

    I think MB Lab was predominantly a personal research project for Manuel. He kept improving the base meshes up to a very high level with each new version, and I am unsure if it would ever reach a...
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    Sorry, but no: terrible example. At the time when...

    Sorry, but no: terrible example. At the time when MB, after years of users suggesting that he put up a donation button or set up a patron, when he finally did he didn't post it anywhere, and expected...
  12. His writing "The Animator's Survival Kit" and his...

    His writing "The Animator's Survival Kit" and his recordings of the workshop sessions preserved all hard-won traditional 2d animation knowledge from the golden age of animation (Nine Old Men) and...
  13. I am gutted by his passing away. RIP Richard...

    I am gutted by his passing away. RIP Richard Williams.

    If you think his book is excellent, check out his video workshop series if you have the chance. It's brilliant, and the man was an...
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    LOL, no :-) Somebody might come up with a...

    LOL, no :-)

    Somebody might come up with a procedural cathedral generator someday!
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    How about Blender's built-in addon...

    How about Blender's built-in addon Archimesh-->Panel Window? Non-destructive arched panel windows, and a good start. Takes halve a minute to create a good base panel window with simple tweaking...
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    It's been a while since I last visited the...

    It's been a while since I last visited the website (www.db-w.com). Here is some constructive feedback.

    I use Firefox myself, and opened your site. My initial thought was: "Wow, this site breaks...
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    PhotoLine 21.50 released

    PhotoLine 21.50 is released as a free update for existing 21 users.

    Many improvements and fixes across the board - for a full list see:
    http://www.pl32.com/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6200

    The...
  18. No, there are very viable reasons other than...

    No, there are very viable reasons other than that. For example, the latest versions of Animate CC have been an unmitigated disaster for 2d animators: the performance is terrible compared to CS6 and...
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    I remember that! That was the first time ever I...

    I remember that! That was the first time ever I got to attend Siggraph - something I'd had wanted to do for years and years.

    I was really looking forward to seeing Newtek for the first time at...
  20. Be forewarned that the default GUI and workspace...

    Be forewarned that the default GUI and workspace settings a rather awkward, in my opinion. It is very configurable, though. I changed the colourful icons to the new simple ones (latest betas which...
  21. As is PhotoLine - even more compatible than...

    As is PhotoLine - even more compatible than Affinity Photo is currently, in my experience. And PhotoLine supports live Photoshop plugins as well, which Affinity lacks. For example, the NIK plugins...
  22. I agree, text editing, while somewhat improved in...

    I agree, text editing, while somewhat improved in the latest version, is... extremely clunky to say the very least. But hey, at least it is live text! ;-P
  23. The newest betas have a new pixel precise mode...

    The newest betas have a new pixel precise mode and a pixel grid view. The developers are also beginning to improve the outdated drawing tools, with much better support for Wacom tablets.

    But no...
  24. Aside from Blender, the open source Krita is...

    Aside from Blender, the open source Krita is another notable exception. It is one of the best digital painting/drawing packages on the market, no matter free or not.

    It is also the first drawing...
  25. Photoshop? Pfwah! I used to do all my graphics...

    Photoshop? Pfwah! I used to do all my graphics work with Deluxe Paint (I, II, III, and IV) on the Amiga. And before that KoalaPaint and the Koala Pad (stone age early Wacom) on the C64:

    ...
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