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    They should just make LW $99 a year. You buy your...

    They should just make LW $99 a year. You buy your own render engine and plugins.
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    I think most of you are not looking at this from...

    I think most of you are not looking at this from a viable business prospective. LW is behind in tech and they now don't have the manpower or talent to bring LW back to its former glory. I was...
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    Modeller needs to be rewritten so it isn't so...

    Modeller needs to be rewritten so it isn't so difficult to update.
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    I'm not sure if I agree with this. All the...

    I'm not sure if I agree with this. All the component for a CPU (ram, motherboard, cooling, additional software) node makes it very expensive, while you only need to slot in a GPU into PCI-E. Also,...
  5. LOL, Autodesk is scared.

    LOL, Autodesk is scared.
  6. I was considering moving over to C4D because they...

    I was considering moving over to C4D because they still used some text file license system and get you a decent path to upgrade yearly. Now that they took that all away, i don't know if I want to...
  7. Wow, so there actually a shot for lightwave now,...

    Wow, so there actually a shot for lightwave now, since the big 3 have effectively become anti consumer. Anyway LW still has tough competition from blender.
  8. I’ve tested out blender pro render extensively. ...

    I’ve tested out blender pro render extensively. It is very fast and equal cycles render speed. The main thing that is slowing it down is the fact that it is a external render engine and need to...
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    LW 11.x for sale - $200 or best offer

    I have two copies of Lightwave, I'm selling my 11.x copy for $200, seller must pay for the transfer fee.

    email me at [email protected]
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    As a fan of the Gundam series, I think this looks...

    As a fan of the Gundam series, I think this looks awesome. Would love to see a PBR shader on those models though.
  11. Sticky: This is very true. Technology is supposed to...

    This is very true. Technology is supposed to make life easier and more convenient. Some may view it as laziness, but we have to think about how we use to write a letter and wait weeks for delivery,...
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    Nope, it has not. Film are projects to project...

    Nope, it has not. Film are projects to project business models. if you don't have work, you can't keep the staff. That is why it is a freelance industry for the most part. The only way to staff...
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    Yeah, I use to be a programmer for a bank. We...

    Yeah, I use to be a programmer for a bank. We always made it a habit to properly comment our code and build module parts for other team members, that is just being part of a programmer and a...
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    I'm just going by numbers. If NT only has 1...

    I'm just going by numbers. If NT only has 1 programmer dealing with rendering and AMD has 5 programmers dealing with Pro Render, it would take NT 10 years to get to the same place as Pro Render in 2...
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    Pro render has a bunch of developers working on...

    Pro render has a bunch of developers working on it. It might be buggy now, but it most likely will surpass lightwave render development very soon just by the resources they are putting into it. ...
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    It depends on your lawyer.

    It depends on your lawyer.
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    AMD has a huge team working on pro render now. ...

    AMD has a huge team working on pro render now. They are catching up and making updates really quick on both Linux, Mac and Windows and all GPUs. It's free, so NT only needs to implement it with 1...
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    Pro Render SDK Released and RoadMap

    These guys are way ahead and giving away the tech. Why not just integrate it into Lightwave.
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  19. Resolve also includes an integrated Fusion. Just...

    Resolve also includes an integrated Fusion. Just standalone is not free anymore.
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    I don't see anything about liquids for Storm. Is...

    I don't see anything about liquids for Storm. Is that a beta feature right now? If this becomes a multisolver, it would be a great alternative to houdini.
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    I'm considering this, how's the liquid with...

    I'm considering this, how's the liquid with character deformation?
  22. Coke cost $3.30? Inflation is crazy.

    Coke cost $3.30? Inflation is crazy.
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    The majority of users out there won't spend the...

    The majority of users out there won't spend the money on another render engine.
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    This was Lightwave, Maya (animation), with some...

    This was Lightwave, Maya (animation), with some Terragen scene. Gas fluids was using TFD (some hypervoxels). AE and Nuke for comp. Show also won VES award for best Visual Effects for TV that year.
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    Anyway, it would be nice if LW got on the...

    Anyway, it would be nice if LW got on the prorender train.
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