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    At first I thought the announcement and website was a rushed response to Rob's FB posts, then I immediately realized it takes time to put that together and the website was not a rushed job. It dawned on me that this was 'the' release promotion site that Newtek (yes, Newtek, let's not pretend LW3DG still exists in any real sense) had put together. Anyone else feeling underwhelmed by the thrown together feel of the site, such as the spare details provided or the dull images used? This is not a place holder, this is it, that's pretty much going to be the landing page for the product from now on.

    I mean, great that you have a release date and the product is as touted, but there's been no thought put into the optics of this release, which should've been a big deal, with wonderful example images and demo videos, and some sort of new branding. But hey, here it is, have at it.

    And I realize that part of the reason for the extended delay and silence was because of Rob and where he wanted to go (shhhh) with LW, but with him gone there's nobody laying out a narrative, there's no idea being espoused, just a bunch of tech improvements for the user base.

    Perhaps I'm wrong, and come January 1st, a new marketing push will be implemented. But the things is, this is the release, now is the time, and examples and demos should be happening now. We can't have non-narrated videos of Lino diddling about with classical music playing in the background, we need to see the new Lightwave in action, now that it has been announced and the purchase date is fixed. Where are the live streams? Are you going to roll out the interview and work of the extraordinary artist who has been playing about with LW2018 for the last six months, or are these thrown together bits and bobs, Hulk models and like, going to be the sum total of all that time in the dark?

    I'm not disappointed with the release date or the product, that is all as expected, good job. But the marketing hype, the glitter, the compelling story are not to be seen, there is nothing to interest anyone who has no knowledge of LightWave. I do hope to be proved completely wrong. Enough said.

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    lw guru would do a good job but he does use octane.

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    By the way, I haven't seen any comment from Lino so far... is he still on board?

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    Nope afraid not, according to his FB account.

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    I'm guessing from cryptic FB posts today, possibly not?

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    I'm guessing the Newtek Xmas party didn't go so well for some people being as all this from our perspective seems to have kicked off literally the day after,
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    it may also answer Djs question about marketing material, if half the people creating the material have gone, maybe the material went with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rustythe1 View Post

    and yes, the word "former"
    Yep, that's the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Wasn't made as big a deal of as it should, but OpenGL got an update ...

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    Holy awesomeness
    I got to say, you guys should really learn to express your product better with marketing. The infopage is cute but severely underwhelming, it's when you go into these forums and read different posts that you suddenly understand how much better LW2018 really seem to be.

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    Hi,

    Can anybody of the actual betatesters make a small comparison of performance of high poly mesh (some million, most likely with textures attached) comparing to the old LW?

    For example the breads from:

    https://themantissa.net/resources/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMarlowe View Post
    Nope afraid not, according to his FB account.
    So Lino and Rob are gone, but with no official announcement from NT/LW3DG? Has anyone been hired? I mean I love their work in LW, but am not a big fan of whoever came up with the 'code of silence' communication policy. Still, someone needs to be working on LW.
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    think it has already been said, in not so many words, official statements like that are not common business practices, from our point of view its only the product that matters, the internal functions and running of the company are not our concern and shouldn't be, when you go to a restaurant, you don't usually go out back and meet the cook, so at some point we might find out who is the new front man maybe when we get towards the next release, or when some plan for future feed back is set up, but i don't think we will learn anything new for some time, they probably don't even know themselves at this point,
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    Lino was a very helpful guy ...

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    I should update my Avatar Verlon's Avatar
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    If your food is extremely (a year) late, you actually DO get to meet the cook/manager and so on. Someone important will come out and explain why there was a delay.
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    Agreed^^^^^

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