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    Regardless of the situation with Lightwave and...

    Regardless of the situation with Lightwave and its future, that suggestion is simply abiding by the first rule of IT:

    You can never have too many backups :D
  2. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    I beg to differ on this approach. There is still...

    I beg to differ on this approach. There is still only a minimal understanding of 'long COVID'. People who have relatively minor bouts of COVID-19 have been left with longterm problems involving the...
  3. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    Fortunately, not in Tier 4 here. However, my...

    Fortunately, not in Tier 4 here. However, my friend's wife is a teacher working with special needs pupils so she is also concerned about next term. I wont break the forum rules by repeating her...
  4. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    As a single person living on my own I am in a...

    As a single person living on my own I am in a social bubble with a friend and his wife. As a result, I am still able to visit them over Christmas so my plans have not really been affected by the...
  5. Thread: The Corona Virus

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    Here in the UK, Christmas was cancelled yesterday...

    Here in the UK, Christmas was cancelled yesterday by our Prime Minister. This hasn't gone down too well with a lot of people.
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    Well, Unreal Engine has just released version...

    Well, Unreal Engine has just released version 4.26. Detaiils here:

    https://docs.unrealengine.com/en-US/WhatsNew/Builds/ReleaseNotes/4_26/index.html

    I do hope Newtek/Vizrt have someone who can...
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    Now where have I seen that before ? ...

    Now where have I seen that before ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7QAKFPdfhE&t=29s

    Sorry, couldn't resist :)
  8. ..and there is a 15% discount offer running until...

    ..and there is a 15% discount offer running until the 30th November right now :)
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    I also appreciate Ben's great work over the years...

    I also appreciate Ben's great work over the years but could I take this opportunity to thank you Chuck for your inimitable and irreplaceable contributions to Lightwave and the Lightwave community...
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    D'oh ! Never thought to look there. Can you tell...

    D'oh ! Never thought to look there. Can you tell I've been having a bad week :D

    Many thanks for your help over the last 20 years :)
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    Sorry to ask such a silly question but where do I...

    Sorry to ask such a silly question but where do I find the PDF to download it ?
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    There's a note about that problem on Mac's site:...

    There's a note about that problem on Mac's site:

    https://macreitercreations.com/

    'At that link, you can find a readme, the trial setup and the activation file. Print out the readme first,...
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    Sorry my ideas didn't help but good to know you...

    Sorry my ideas didn't help but good to know you managed to resolve the problem :) This does sound like an odd bug that needs investigating by Newtek, so it would probably be a good idea to submit a...
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    My only thought would be make sure you shut down...

    My only thought would be make sure you shut down the hub, i.e. close LW (whichever version you are running) then specifically exit from the Hub which will probably still be running. Also, you could...
  15. Techgage have now posted a set of results for the...

    Techgage have now posted a set of results for the 3090 RTX:

    https://techgage.com/article/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3090-proviz-performance/

    They're good but not great compared to the 3080 given the...
  16. 3080 RTX Rendering Benchmarks are starting to appear

    I posted this over on Facebook, but thought people on here might be interested in it too. The first interesting benchmark reviews are starting to appear for the new generation 3080 RTX graphics cards...
  17. Thread: Lightwave Docs

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    I have to admit to still being happiest with a...

    I have to admit to still being happiest with a printed document I can flip through. Online docs can be useful but they take up screen space. I've never got used to flipping between web pages and the...
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    Not forgetting that current versions of MODO...

    Not forgetting that current versions of MODO insist on checking via the internet that you are a valid user at regular intervals and have a habit of saying you aren't, at least according to several...
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    Pretty much my take on the situation :)

    Pretty much my take on the situation :)
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    As ever in the world of IT, the first rule is: ...

    As ever in the world of IT, the first rule is:

    You can NEVER have too many backups

    :D
  21. Thread: Upgrade Charter

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    There is a third advantage that sometimes gets...

    There is a third advantage that sometimes gets forgotten. Lightwave includes effectively unlimited render nodes which is not the case with most other commercial packages.

    Thanks to the...
  22. Thread: In my day sonny!

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    And you would be correct: ...

    And you would be correct:

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106126

    Didn't the show change its title to Seaquest 2032 later on when Michael Ironside took over command ? It became a regular sci-fi...
  23. Thread: In my day sonny!

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    Correct :) It does help that it is currently...

    Correct :) It does help that it is currently being rerun on the Horror Channel here in the UK :D
  24. At present, there are a number of contributing...

    At present, there are a number of contributing factors that mean that will not be the case for the foreseeable future. The one that will ensure that things will keep going wrong is that the software...
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    Many moons ago, in my very first 'proper' job, I...

    Many moons ago, in my very first 'proper' job, I was technical sub-editor for The International Journal of Project Management published by Butterworth's Scientific down in Guildford. That was back in...
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