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  1. I think the Unreal Engine Bridge is fantastic and...

    I think the Unreal Engine Bridge is fantastic and VizRT / Newtek need to hammer on that as hard as they can to make it even more fluid.
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    Just a small point of note - with the new LW 2019...

    Just a small point of note - with the new LW 2019 render passes feature, I was able to render out any of the data passes without a beauty pass needed. That is outstanding!

    Point of note 2: at...
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    I'll say that Houdini, Nuke, Substance and Mocha...

    I'll say that Houdini, Nuke, Substance and Mocha Pro never crash for us here.

    Adobe's entire line of software are crashtastic, sometimes the programs don't even start.. crashing on load.
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    Adding more pointlessness to the thread, but...

    Adding more pointlessness to the thread, but where I work Maya crashes way more than LW. Nothing to do with OS, machines or versioning. We've learned to Save As constantly. Not to belittle anyone's...
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    Just as a note about the CPU vs GPU thing,...

    Just as a note about the CPU vs GPU thing, especially as related to Arnold...

    Arnold is still mostly CPU bound - we use it at our school here and while the GPU helps with iterating the lighting...
  6. Sticky: I tried it again - works now! Thanks Much :-D

    I tried it again - works now! Thanks Much :-D
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    I'll say it depends on how forceful and dynamic...

    I'll say it depends on how forceful and dynamic the (former?) CEO of Allegorithmic is in the face of the overwhelming corporate structure of Adobe. However, to be sure... I've seen those PR Fluff...
  8. Sticky: +1 - tried all the "contact us" links in fact.......

    +1 - tried all the "contact us" links in fact.... Seems like the server is down.
  9. I wish the Lightwave dev(s) would really...

    I wish the Lightwave dev(s) would really thoroughly try out all their import/export options at the very least. And then state which version they tested against and which they require.

    Though I...
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    At the school where I work we're always using the...

    At the school where I work we're always using the latest DCC apps... The grass is just as brown, patchy and full of ticks and burrs as it is on this side of the fence. :boogiedow

    For example:...
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    Im upgrading.. and I have access to Free...

    Im upgrading.. and I have access to Free Autodesk products as an educator... and also have Modo. Learning a bit about Houdini, enough to troubleshoot student renders.

    Would be nice if you posted...
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    Pre-order page up? Or I have to make sure to buy...

    Pre-order page up? Or I have to make sure to buy it on New Year's?

    Also: Newtek management... you're making your staff work on New Year's? Hmm :twak:
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    OK! nice new year's present!

    "Registered owners of any previous version of LightWave 3D can upgrade to LightWave 2018 for $295USD"

    OK - I'll make sure there's room in the budget for this. :-D
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    pretty much all the suggestions I'm writing have...

    pretty much all the suggestions I'm writing have been made already, but this is the order in which I'd try them.

    1) restore your drivers to the latest versions. If offered, go for a clean install...
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    Three threads on this silly video. LOL I...

    Three threads on this silly video. LOL

    I have never (and still don't) understand the outright HATE this program engenders in some people. They act like jilted lovers or something.

    Anyway, no...
  16. Just to continue about the management angle -...

    Just to continue about the management angle - clonezilla and fog are free, but there are loads of other options for deployment and management of Windows machines. I'm a fan of monolithic "images" of...
  17. I've often thought about making a renderfarm with...

    I've often thought about making a renderfarm with very cheap components - at under $500 per node at least the hardware aspect is cheap. How many nodes are you planning to buy?

    Tips I have -...
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    Shout out for Newtek / Lightwave support

    Just wanted to give a hout out to Newtek/ Lightwave support - they helped fix a license error early in the morning, within a few minutes. I don't get service like that from ANY other vendor (I deal...
  19. Can you post the .lws, .lwo and renders? I know...

    Can you post the .lws, .lwo and renders? I know they're just cubes, but It is far easier this way.

    I can try to see if t is something in LW... something in AE... see what the result is in Nuke.....
  20. Thread: Nuke for Free

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    I know for a fact that Nuke phones home, so it...

    I know for a fact that Nuke phones home, so it would be trivial for them to monitor and enforce the very weird rules for their non-commercial license. What I don't like are the lines that you cannot...
  21. Very true! The solution is to do what they can...

    Very true! The solution is to do what they can to enable a robust VRPN hook with some plugins for current systems like the Optitrack and the Oculus. VRPN is geared as an "open" VR toolset for this...
  22. Something Newtek should consider making more flexible

    I read this article - http://www.cgsociety.org/index.php/CGSFeatures/CGSFeatureSpecial/making_order_out_of_chaos - Reading it, I was impressed that the guy managed to get Chaos Group to actually...
  23. I'm going to go one step further with the...

    I'm going to go one step further with the "rendering animations is a bad idea" to say that effectively nobody in the industry will ever render an AVI or MOV out of any animation package. It's nice...
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    Nice site, too bad it misses some other big...

    Nice site, too bad it misses some other big names... Infini-D... Caligari / Truespace... Form-Z... Vue ... Poser.. Blender... Houdini... Though to be sure, there's just too many to track, and you...
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    For what its worth, here where I work (we use a...

    For what its worth, here where I work (we use a pipeline of Maya / AE / Nuke ) the house rule is to animate at 24fps and only convert to 23.98 at the very, very last step for the finalized video...
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