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    NewTek activates LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop Open Beta Program

    LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop provides photorealistic 3D render output. Based upon the Emmy Award-winning render engine native to LightWave 3D, LightWave Rendition for Adobe Photoshop gives you the ability to render models imported through Photoshop CS3 and deliver the detail, textures and lighting attributes found in the original 3D object format, all within the Photoshop environment.

    See how you can Enter the 3rd Dimension of Photoshop CS3 today.
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    oh, so we're supposed to pay you to help develop your product....
    i'm thinkin not.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ursa View Post
    oh, so we're supposed to pay you to help develop your product....
    i'm thinkin not.....
    Half FULL version is you get about $50 off to help
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrenwc View Post
    Half FULL version is you get about $50 off to help
    Which, of course, is meaningless if during the beta testing process one finds the product in question either unsatisfactory or unnecessary.

    For example, as one who has and uses both LW9 and PS CS3 Extended, what would be the point of spending $99 merely to "save" $50 for the ability to render LightWave models in Photoshop?

    IMHO, NewTek needs to drop this silly Barnumesque policy.

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    For example, as one who has and uses both LW9 and PS CS3 Extended, what would be the point of spending $99 merely to "save" $50 for the ability to render LightWave models in Photoshop?
    So you want the beta. Why?

    You already have LW and Photoshop CS3 Extended .. and apparently that's all you need.

    A lot of noise about a plugin you don't want ..
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    Angry Pay to help develop the program

    Newtek, come on! Really! I have to agree. While I think Rendition would really be helpful, I don't see the point in paying $90.00 on a piece of software that is not proven. You don't even offer a demo of the software. How do I know it is even stable enough to use??? I have participated in LightWave betas and some of the beta releases were real pains to work in.

    My company has done product testing before - Where we ask a member of the potential market, we plan on selling to, to try out the product and do an hour long survey session with us. We pay the person $50.00 for the 1 hour of their time and usually let them keep the product. Pretty inexpensive for our office considering the amount of information we gain from the survey process.

    Again, you expect us to pay you to help develop your product? This is a product that has never been released (this isn't a point release or next generation upgrade).

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    Well, I'm interesting in this beta (and retail in the end) but it's crapy to offer this only in USA. In the end don't even know if is this the right program for me. I tryed with Strata plug-in and it give me error with house that I imported (~270k faces). How can I be sure this will work with Rendition?
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    Rendition sounds kind of interesting, but I'm really not sure what it is all about.

    What exactly do I get as a Photoshop use who already uses LightWave?

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    You might get nothing from it. It's really aimed at Photoshop CS3 Extended artists who don't have any 3D skills mainly.

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    I share the opinion of most people here. I would love to give rendition a shot, but owning LW its not worth the $$$. My main motivation is to give it a try and recommend it to some of my clients and friends that have been eyeballing 3d ever since but never had the balls to leave Photoshop.

    Rendition expends in a way the modeling market as well, creating demand for 3d models, as you cant model in PSD yet!

    And there is no dough that Rendition is a great pre vis tool as well, and it would be a smart move to bundle it with LW and sell it as a stand alone app as well.

    Come on Newtek, be street smart for once, do it like a crack dealer, spread it out first for free, bundle it with a **** load of free objects, and get people hooked on it. Once its in circulation and people appreciate it they would beg you to take there money for the smallest update.

    ...and yes maybe do it before Autodesk comes out with a plug for PSD.

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    ... oh and a modeler & rendition bundle would be a dope idea as well.

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    Photoshop CS5 Extended only needs to import obj or dae files from LW
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