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    I don't think I've ever heared Lightwave (12 years owning this product) be called a high end CG package. Newtek has always marketed it as a quick turnround tool with less hassle and high quality in some respects. Mostly the rendering capabilities. So chin up, LW is still in that kind of market, just that the more convoluted packages out there are becoming easier to use these days, which is bad for Lightwave gaining more ground.
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    Farhad_azer, Hello... and welcome to Lightwave. This is a troublesome thread to use as any measure of Lightwave or Newtek. The software has been around for awhile now and is still very capable. Easier to get into than most any other that I use. The trouble is that many of the "old timers" and malcontents have too much history and expectations and venting on the web is a bit like monkeys throwing s*** around, barely entertaining and certainly not the best representation of what monkeys are all about. There is a long standing history of Lightwave being two(2) apps, cobbled together with the Hub. Eventually, most think that it will become a more unified app, but it "bumps along" fairly well as is. The rendering engine is superb, texturing and nodes more intuitive than some others. There are some excellent plugins worth investigating to fill in some of the gaps, RebelHill, DPont, LWCad, just to name a few. Look around at the Gallery and the work before letting some "slash and burn" thread derail your interest. It would help if Lightwave management contributed some light, but they feel burned by some previous efforts and in a competitive market, everybody tends to keep their cards close to themselves. Believe me, this is not the best thread to judge any of Lightwaves potential, now or in the future. I keep using it, along with modo, Blender, 3DCoat, some ZBrush, and come back to it repeatedly to get the job done. Best to you.
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    Farhad_azer welcome to the lightwave community

    lightwave is certainly quite capable, just look at the VFx work done on recent tv shows with lightwave as an example.
    All 3d apps have good and bad points, you'll find most forums have users talking more about what their app of choice is struggling with..it's a support forum
    after all

    Newtek are aware and are addressing any short commings that their users bring up in conversations.
    there are some great 3rd party solutions to bridge any gaps with scripts and plugins.

    most medium to large projects have a mixed pipeline these days so may get modelled in zbrush, painted in 3d coat, rigged and animated in lightwave or another app and rendered out in lightwave
    or might be rendered with a plugin renderer such as octane in lightwave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhad_azer View Post
    i was hearing that LW is a competitor and is almost the best in some aspects.
    Sounds like you needed to do more due diligence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snosrap View Post
    Apparently they are as one of the Programming Skills bullet points for this new hire is. "Experience with the Qt multi-platform toolkit is a plus." Current LW sure doesn't use Qt.
    Well, these .dlls are loaded into both Layout.exe and Modeler.exe's process spaces: QtCore4.dll, QtGui4.dll, QtXml4.dll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis View Post
    Obviously not enough since you said yourself you were listening other users opinion more than yourself .
    Merely confirmation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWyatt View Post
    And you are still full of sh**. Good to know that some things never change. Just hoped you would. Bummer.
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    ...and your language has changed.,,,WTF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhad_azer View Post
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    But the feeling that i got from this thread was simply "discouragement" .
    Hi Farhad, Lightwave is still a very capable package especially in the hands of experienced users. However, if you look at the announcements for the incoming Siggraph by other vendors, it is clear that the game has moved on.

    Lightwave need a complete rewrite and a substantially upgraded architecture to stay relevant. That is why we need LW12 to be mindblowingly good and we need it fast. Failing that I really don't see LW getting another chance...
    Last edited by sukardi; 08-08-2014 at 03:34 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Every4thPixel View Post
    Yes I do mate! It's not all black or white. There are many shades of gray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tburbage View Post
    Well, these .dlls are loaded into both Layout.exe and Modeler.exe's process spaces: QtCore4.dll, QtGui4.dll, QtXml4.dll.
    Yep and indeed some Qt is evident in the software too, -see attached- just not in the main part of what we would call the application interface.
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    Thanks for your kind replies.

    I will definitley work hard with LW and going to stick with it.

    the office that i am working (actually was working) had 3dsmax and they were using it for mainly architectural visualizations.i also know how to use max but don't have it in my home. and honestly don't have desire and time (and money) to spend on it.

    I was thinking maybe by LightWave i can create more impressive imagery than what they did, and agree that the artist is the more important factore than the software itself.

    But i am still on the negative impression of this thread.

    Cheers

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    all this talk about lightwave's future sounds so gloomy. is lightwave12 going to kick a$s? is lightwave still going to be around in 5 years? softimage was an excellent software and got killed off and autodesk is a big company and they still killed a great software.
    Last edited by octopus2000; 08-08-2014 at 10:18 AM.

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