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    Max drove me to Lightwave.
    It was a 3dsmax course, a guy has installed Lightwave onto a computer into the classroom.
    That was done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papou View Post
    Max drove me to Lightwave.
    It was a 3dsmax course, a guy has installed Lightwave onto a computer into the classroom.
    That was done.
    haha, I certainly would be creating my models for max in lightwave.

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    The cost mainly drew me to it as it is reasonably priced for what you can do with. It is much cheaper than 3dsmax et al.

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    Nicolaus Copernicus, of course ... remember the paradigm shift in 1993 and the Video Toaster 4000? I am still a part of it thanks to NewTek with Lightwave and SpeedEDIT.

    Yes I still have my Amiga 4000. We don't fire her up anymore ... unless you want me to. Do ya?

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    I started in trueSpace and thought it's the best there is...
    then figured there must be some truth in it with LightWave
    if it's everywhere.

    still think of LightWave as a God... it's some magic in it
    hard to explain, but I just can get everything I want to model
    look the way I want it .....If I'm good at it or indifferent... that's a different story....
    and LightWave has the biggest screen workspace like no other 3D
    software .... just nice working in Lightwave

    I don't have two monitors but thinking of it what other program
    lets you render whilst you continue to model? In max for example
    you either render or model, but in LightWave you do two things
    at the same time..... how cool is that?
    Another thing for me to like LightWave.

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    " LightWave has the biggest screen workspace like no other 3D
    software" That is something that is still almost startling to me when I use other software in just how small their windows can be. It feels wonderful for my brain to have such a big window in Lightwave for my models yet have the tools I need just off to the side.

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    Started out in with Generic CAD in high school. Then on to AutoCAD in college. By this time I was fascinated by the idea of 3D in CAD.
    Then back to college again, where i was taught 3DSMax. This satisfied me for a while but it never quite felt right.
    Career sidetracked and I worked in prepress in the packaging industry for many years, until I decided I wanted to move on.
    I decided I was going to purchase my own copy of some 3D program, learn and *ahem* master it, so I looked at every available program at that time. I narrowed it down to Softimage Foundation and Lightwave.
    I asked around and Softimage was the most recommended of the two. But I knew I'd regret not getting Lightwave, and on a gut feeling I bought Lightwave 9.0.
    SOrry to say that learning Lightwave was not easy for me - the first couple of years were a real struggle - I knew the concepts of 3D but translating my CAD and Max knowledge to Lightwave was a real chore.
    I feel like I've got it now though. And I am very, very happy with my choice. (Excpept once in a while I get ticked off by something like the CORE drop).
    Overall a very happy LW user.
    Andrewstopheles

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    undo system! (ahem system - how much code lines does it have? )

    i hate when those CG pussies have all tools available from out of package making their skills dumb... LW learned me to do my job hard way and i just love that


    if undo doesn't get u back there's always load scene button and that is just lovely
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    Quote Originally Posted by mav3rick View Post
    undo system! (ahem system - how much code lines does it have? )

    i hate when those CG pussies have all tools available from out of package making their skills dumb... LW learned me to do my job hard way and i just love that


    if undo doesn't get u back there's always load scene button and that is just lovely

    hehehe

    ahmm.....
    ah come on... re-loading a scene...
    cheater
    at least a little LScript.... no?

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    Does anyone remember Zing3D? That was the very first 3D package I used. 1991-92?
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    Phew! Long thread. Actually quite enjoyed reading the stories

    I got introduced to LW7.something doing a Multimedia course at Murdoch University (in Western Australia) in 2000something (early, like 2001-2002ish maybe). It Just Worked (tm) with my brain. I tried other 3d programs (especially blender because it was free and Maya/Max because they're all industry standard and popular and stuff, back int eh day where I did actually want to get work in film or games) and ended up spending the money on Lightwave. There's just something about a program that you can pick up in 5 minutes. Price was bonus, I think I bought the student edition for like AU$400 or so and then upgraded to the normal license when I stopped being a starving student.

    Unlike other people though I hope it never becomes unified, one of my favourite things about it is that the Modeler is separate from the animator. That was one of the things I always found horribly confusing about the others. I'd be critically upset if it ever did get smooshed together, not that my opinion counts for anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by realgray View Post
    " LightWave has the biggest screen workspace like no other 3D software"
    hm, never thought all that much about that, it's nice sometimes :]
    hey, try alt+f2.... ;]
    Quote Originally Posted by renderwerx View Post
    ...re-loading a scene... cheater
    at least a little LScript.... no?
    nope :]
    it's right there in the menu :]
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    Originally Posted by realgray
    " LightWave has the biggest screen workspace like no other 3D software" If only it would stay that way when I have to open up those big clunky panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonwestmas View Post
    Originally Posted by realgray
    " LightWave has the biggest screen workspace like no other 3D software" If only it would stay that way when I have to open up those big clunky panels.
    With two monitors Lightwave is sweeeet!
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