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    Salvaged - my Siggraph pics

    Well, it was time for the annual pilgrimage again.

    I nearly did not have anything to show, but after an image recovery process managed to get my small, but hopefully interesting, crop of shots salvaged and formatted for your enjoyment.

    Check them all, there are a couple of neat morsels in there you might have a blast with.

    Cheers,

    Karl
    http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/Sig2004.htm

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    Great pix....thanx for sharing! The show was great....great to see you there and thanx for the support

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    other then the LW artists are weeping because of Modo comment...

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    My pleasure, William. It was indeed a wonderful show, and I was delighted not just by the feeling of warmth and cohesiveness at the NT booth, but thrilled by the excellent presentations and presenters' efforts. Not to forget, the usual "behind the scene" demo team included a new young NT employee from Austria (we got to chat a little in German), but also a representative from DAZ, most fitting, because of "the girl", the sweet LW creation by Kim Gossen (prominently features on the front of the booth). Also, if you go to DAZ, http://www.daz3d.com/ you can download a new demo of a posing sw they are beta testing right now.

    For those who have not seen the original articles, artist's comments, and meshes of The Girl, the are here: http://www.cgchannel.com/forum/viewthread?thread=1629
    and here:
    http://www.cgchannel.com/forum/viewt...1629&offset=29

    Karl
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    Indeed, hrgiger. We remain red-eyed and perplexed when companies seem to forget whom they are here to serve to begin with, and what defines them. It is a sad distractor from what would have been a nearly flawless success. But we lamented this thing to death, apparently to no avail. A magnanimous top level gesture is needed (and maybe a handshake and some drinks), to start a conciliatory process that would benefit all.

    Magnanimous - 1: showing and suggesting a lofty and courageous spirit; 2: showing or suggesting nobility of feeling and generosity of mind. :FORGIVING <even his enemies considered him ~>

    Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary

    Karl

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    "We remain red-eyed and perplexed when companies seem to forget whom they are here to serve to begin with, and what defines them. "

    NewTek has always been about the user at any cost....you might be surprised at how much NewTek and it's employees do for the end user....I know my wife could say alot about this

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    Dont' get me wrong William. I like LW immensely and probably won't ever know enough of the current version to know 80% of what it can do. As Dick Van Dyke had put it, " I probably won't live long enough to know all there is to know about LW8". I fully concur.

    I also know what the NT employees, not by any means least of all you, are doing for the users. I totally appreciate your efforts, talent, warmth and consideration. You have my deepest thanks.

    I also advertise to newcomers and students the tight, supportive and outspoken community. But this particular issue, and we have lengthily debated it and need to do that no more, is one that hurts all involved. It is however, an issue not so much for the present, because LW is looking pretty good there, but for the future. Also, please note, I spoke in plural, since I do not know enough to lay blame firmly at either one company's door. My apologies if this came out wrong.

    Just like with the stockmarket, nothing is worse than uncertainty. I do know more, but will say no more on this subject. I remain, faithfully and foolishly optimistic, hoping for reason to triumph and for the best for us all.

    Karl

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    Just received 3D World Issue 56 in the mail and for those who are still looking to get a copy of LW8, you can enter in their contest and try your luck to win it there.

    Me, since I already own LW8, am just waiting in the wings to get my hands on Doom 3 in a few months.

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    Originally posted by pixeltek
    Me, since I already own LW8, am just waiting in the wings to get my hands on Doom 3 in a few months.
    Doom 3 is already out. I've had my copy for a couple of weeks.
    But it takes a pretty good machine and video card to run it well though.

    Cheers,
    JS

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    Originally posted by hrgiger
    other then the LW artists are weeping because of Modo comment...
    Huh???
    Too old to die young.

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    The worst thing Newtek can do is ingore modo and act as if it doesn't exist.

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    I don't think they have any choice on that point.
    Lets face it, their forums are full of it, whether they like it or not, so I'm pretty sure they can't ignore it
    Too old to die young.

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    I know, JS, thanks. I'll get mine after I play Max Payne 2 and the Jedi Academy. By then there'll be inexpensive/used copies of Doom around. These days I buy my games late and cheap. I do use an ATI 9800 Pro, and it will handle most anything out there right now and in the next year or more.

    Cheers

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    Agreed on the "can't ignore" (or rather shouldn't). Not just in the fora, but also on the show floor it was pretty much mentioned or discussed across the board. While William unfortunately took my report and comments somewhat out of context and as directed against him and the rest of the hard working crew, the discussions never include them. They are in a fix themselves and we know it. Besides, Brad, for one, insisted in front of a group of gathered listeners that the working level remains friends and friendly, and having met many of them over the years, I tend to believe him on that score.

    Karl

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    Quote Originally Posted by pixeltek
    a representative from DAZ, most fitting, because of "the girl", the sweet LW creation by Kim Gossen (prominently features on the front of the booth). Also, if you go to DAZ, http://www.daz3d.com/ you can download a new demo of a posing sw they are beta testing right now.

    For those who have not seen the original articles, artist's comments, and meshes of The Girl, the are here: http://www.cgchannel.com/forum/viewthread?thread=1629
    and here:
    http://www.cgchannel.com/forum/viewt...1629&offset=29

    Karl
    http://www.cosmic-pearl.com/
    I was one of those DAZ guys there. I loved being there, and it was great to meet you! Thanks for the links about the Girl. She's a great model.
    Josh Darling
    DAZ Productions
    www.daz3d.com

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