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    The DAVE School

    Well, after 2 grueling days on the road, my daughter and I made it to the DAVE school Friday afternoon. I must say, I can certainly understand why she's so excited to be here. The people are all very friendly and professional and her two roommates are great! It's always hard as a parent to send your kids off to school, but I think she's going to be in good hands here.

    I'll be flying back home Tuesday after I finish getting her settled in. I will also be attending orientation with her on Monday, when classes start, so I'm looking forward to that. Hopefully, in a few years when I retire, I can move down here and start my second career after going through the program myself!
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    Best of luck to you both!

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    I loved my year at DAVE, good luck to her. Maybe we'll see a new forum member here soon.
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    I had a blast there, I think she will too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philbert View Post
    I loved my year at DAVE, good luck to her. Maybe we'll see a new forum member here soon.
    I'm giving her the link to the forum here and told her to feel free to ask for help if she needs it. You guys have always been a great help to me and I'm sure she would appreciate it as much as I do.

    Thanks again!
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    Attended orientation with my daughter yesterday. All good information. Had a chance to meet and speak with Steve Warner for a few minutes...really nice guy who knows his stuff. Glad I invested in one of his LightWave books!

    Also got to meet her Block 1 instructor, Rich Suchy...again, super guy who really knows his stuff. I'm auditing his class right now and they're hitting the basics. The daughter seems to be doing fine following along.

    Will be flying back home this evening and looking forward to progress reports as the year progresses.
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    Lucky girl and cool dad

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    Yes, very blessed indeed. Much success to you both and please keep us updated on her progress. I went down to tour the school with my nephew when he thought about attending. I loved their setup and the people were nice and helpful.
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    Thanks for the kind words and best wishes, guys. She's already working her butt off with her first big project due Monday morning. I think she'll do fine. I get anxious because I wish there were more I could do to help her, but all I can offer at this point is support.

    We did get her the student priced version of LightWave 10.1, (and a 16GB thumbdrive) so at least she can do some of her work at home now.
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    Nice thing about that student edition is that it will become the full version with the next upgrade.
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    Next upgrade as in LW 11 or 10.1? The version she got from the school was version 10.
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    11. I bought 7.5 from the school then when 8 came out I was upgraded to the full version.
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    Cool! She'll probably have 11 before I do!
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    If my daughter knew I were posting her work here, she'd probably be embarrassed, however, I must say that what she has done in 3 full weeks of school there (she's starting her fourth today), I am simply blown away. And this work is coming from a student who - before attending school there - had never touched a 3D program of any kind in her life!

    So I hope she doesn't mind, but I must say I am really pleased with her progress there.

    The projects she's had to do are uploaded in the order they were produced each week. She hasn't been in Layout yet, so she isn't aware of the F9 render->Save Exposed feature, so she's been shooting the screen with her cell phone and texting me her work.

    She's doing a lot better at this stuff than I am, and I've been trying to teach myself for almost 4 years now!

    They started on organic modeling last week, and her Mr. Incredible looks pretty awesome to me!

    And if you happen to read this, Jess, keep up the good work!
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