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    Any interest in "ancient" history?

    The time has come & I'm jettisoning many things.

    Came across these tonight though & thought I'd post here in case there was anyone interested in filling up some shelf space:

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    I remember seeing a guy who collects all that old vintage Lightwave stuff but I can't remember where I saw him. It might have been on Facebook. I will do some searching to see if I can find him although it's possible he might already have some of this stuff.
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    Sure. I don't do Facebook butI'll hang on to them for a few more days just in case.
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    You will regret it. After 50 years they could be worth fortune..

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    May I have something to drink?

    Let me show you my collection of memories.
    These will be on my shelf even today in fifty years time.
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    I think this is the biggest collection / docs of memorabilia

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/light...3788938060434/

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlineRender View Post
    I think this is the biggest collection / docs of memorabilia

    https://www.facebook.com/notes/light...3788938060434/
    I'm sure I'll find a couple of those in the nxt couple of weeks as well.
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    Personally, I love all these old LW books and manuals. You can private message me if you want.

    Actually, just got an old copy of LightWave 6.5 MAGIC and it's fun to see the exercises then and how they stack up now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gdkeast View Post
    Personally, I love all these old LW books and manuals. You can private message me if you want.

    Actually, just got an old copy of LightWave 6.5 MAGIC and it's fun to see the exercises then and how they stack up now.
    Sure. Even found Dan Ablan's Inside Lightwave [6].
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    The LightWave 4 and 5 manuals are the best-written manuals NewTek ever made (and on the highest-quality paper stock).

    That and the way the Modeler tools explanation section is organized is second-to-none. A lot of it still applies today.

    Definitely don't trash those manuals.
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    I was going to say that one thing that drew me to LW more than any other program, including Blender, were a series of phenomenally well-written books, especially around LW 9's time. I have a little background in book publishing and know that an incredible amount of work went into developing some of these tomes. And now, sadly, it simply isn't profitable to write books given the market. However, as a testament to how great these books are, many of them are still worth reading today and much of the info still applies. Many of the books were forward thinking and included DVDs with video tutorials as well. I am so encouraged to see LW users such as Rebel Hill, erikals, and others putting out some really great and current content on YT for free. Maybe someday someone will find the time to put out some print material, which I still like referring to and using. Despite all the ebooks and video streaming, there's nothing quite like a book, IMHO.

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    That's nice to hear, since I helped overhaul the manuals from version 8 to LW ver. 9.

    And I agree. Nothing quite like a paper manual.
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    I have all of mine from LW 6 onwards, cant beat a paper manual for quick browsing or on a plane or train to read. The online manual is also very good and can easily be kept up to date, but i do miss the ability to not have it with me in places where i cant go online.
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    I was originally supposed to leave tomorrow but that got pushed two days, but this has turned into quite a saga simply mailing some books. Won't go into details now & I think it'll have a good ending, but won't know until Friday when I'm heading north. Once I'm back up & running (a week or so), I'll post a detailed account. It's truly... head shaking.
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    If anyone can provide images to update this page, I'd really appreciate it: https://docs.lightwave3d.com/display...htWave+History

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