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    UK User group

    Hi all,

    I live in the UK and work as a 3D modeler/Designer for an engineering company during the day but have currently just setup my own company named concept images.

    I am in the fortunate position that i can spend as much time as i want setting up my company as i am not reliant on the income yet but would love to make some more contacts here in the UK.

    I am a regular visitor to all the forums but find most of the user groups i come across are in the US. I live in Peterborough (about an hour from london) and would love to become involved in some user group activities.

    Anyone know of any?

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    I am an animation student here at University of Westminster. This is the first time I am using lightwave for our 3D project and i am loving it. We are about 20+ students who are really interested in Lightwave.

    May be we can be in touch with one another so that we can learn more form you. Our tutor name is Sahid and he is pretty good in Lightwave. He does a lot of freelancing stuffs and i bet he knows lots of people.
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    Well, I'm based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, I know of one other LightWave user here (Mark Flanagan - works at Codemasters).

    I remember a post quite a while ago from someone asking about a Midlands LW user group, we both replied but never heard anything.

    Anyway, we're here!

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    UK LW user groups are a bit few and far between. I run one up here in the NW that has recently grown from three members to between 6 and 8 I'm just outside Warrington and other members travel in from St Helens, Manchester and over the Pennines in Leeds. One problem with forming users groups is always finding a suitable venue. The NW User group meets round at my house, which makes computer access pretty simple I wish you luck finding a group in your local area.
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    Yeah it's very difficult. I know the forums are great but sometimes it's nice to have that interaction with other people.

    I'm currently working on an animated short and keep showing my friends bits and pieces but the feedback is always "yeah, good". That's not what i really want to hear as they have no real understanding of what i'm trying to achieve and theres no way i'm asking the wife while the soaps are on.

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    I'm based in London... I would be interested in a UG in my area, and yes, I have noticed that UG's in the UK are few and far between.
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    I'm based in Bath, down in the SW. Be keen to hear from anyone in the vicinity... Although I do trek up t'Midlands from time to time (my home region).

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    User groups are few and far between, as for the midlands user group I only got two replys and then ended up working on a contract away from home.

    I tried to get something going after Lee's "Learning Lightwave Tour " since there must have been at least a hundred people turned up to that seminar in Bath over the two days, but time tide and work seem to conspire against me.
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    Another London based LW user here...

    Are there enough of us to just head for a pub and have an evening talking about graphics? Need not be a full blown member set up, but if 4 or 5, (hopefully more) felt like getting together for a beer and rabbit, maybe January, that would be cool...

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    Did someone mention the magic word beer, I'm based in South London, and at the moment January looks quite clear...I might be able to tempt another LW user along too.
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    That would be cool if we could all meet up.

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    Darth Mole.. our studio is in Bath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starbase1
    Another London based LW user here...

    Are there enough of us to just head for a pub and have an evening talking about graphics? Need not be a full blown member set up, but if 4 or 5, (hopefully more) felt like getting together for a beer and rabbit, maybe January, that would be cool...

    Nick
    I'd be up for meeting in London sometime in January, let's do this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt
    I'd be up for meeting in London sometime in January, let's do this!

    OK! let's think a little about practicalities.

    Living in London I can get anywhere fairly central... I suggest we want a large pub near a big underground station (preferably doing some basic food) - if anyone is coming in from one side of London we could veer that way I guess.

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    That's the spirit! Our NW user group is great, a lot of gassing goes on, but we also get to demo and try out different plugins each of us have, and swap techniques.

    Maybe if we get enough user groups we could actully all meet up for some sort of convention....
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