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    Genoma OK I get it

    I had a remarkable and enjoyable down day so I decided to explore a few Lightwave artists I've had on 'watch later' for months. Of note, Lino, Chazriker, Brent3D and IvanBarb4 and his incredible 2 x 90 minute comprehensive breakdowns.

    What an incredible wave of talent and output coming from Lightwave over the past few weeks, and this 2015 release has really kickstarted a lot of incredible work.

    Of note is Genoma and now Genoma II. I'm very late to this game, but haven't touched it since its release because I'm not fond of cludges and tacked-on plugins, and I was just afraid of how to set up Genoma and edit something it automatically created. After watching a few demos including that 90 minute eye opener from Top of 33, I decided to give it a shot.

    Below is the result of less than 9 minutes from a crude modelling session, my first time loading Genoma I, and IK animation in Layout. I never thought I would ever see this in Lightwave and I'm a believer now.

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    http://youtu.be/AnFm1OQjXzs

    Seems I'm not the only one. I spent an hour reading through a Modo thread about 2015. Seems a lot of ex-pats are suitably impressed with the development of Lightwave of late, and of course probably have a bit of nerves with this whole investor sell-off proposed.

    http://community.thefoundry.co.uk/di...px?f=4&t=94209

    There is some fondness (and bitterness, for sure) for Lightwave. It's very interesting to read.

    Anyway, enjoy my 4 seconds of Genoma. I had so much fun. I have had personal projects on the back burner for years that I can definitely revisit.

    Thanks to everyone mentioned at the top of this message and probably a few more for working so hard to share the great news about Lightwave.
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    Well most of it is speculation and no one knows. Many Modo users are now closing ranks because they think they can see the vultures gathering. If AD go for The Foundry then we will really see them start to wonder. If AD go for The Foundry it wont be for Modo and then of course what will happen to Modo, XSI a far more capable and rounded product bit the dust and thats what makes people nervous so of course as many of them switched from LW to Modo, they feel a need to defend their decision in the face of uncertain times ahead.

    Im not sure AD will be interested in The Foundry at all, after all there is very little there to interest them and certainly not Modo but with AD track record i would be very, very nervous if i was a Modo user and AD did buy The Foundry. Also if AD do buy then the price is bound to go up and a yearly subscription will be the model and there are enough threads on AD forums about cost of yearly subscriptions and lack of any really new features.

    Overall im happy with the way LW Layout is going and im hoping in the next few years modeler will catch up as it is woefully inadequate for the 21st Century. Im hoping LWCAD 5 will take up allot of that slack though, we will see in the next few months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdolishny View Post
    After watching a few demos including that 90 minute eye opener from Top of 33, .....
    "Top of 33"???? You lost me there, what is that??? Tnx.
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    Sorry I did forget that link. This user has really captured the good stuff and is so interesting to watch work.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ9oP_pFhS8

    You should check out all of his work. There's a flying gargoyle with different body parts that really captures the potential of Genoma.

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    Also be sure to check out the Genoma 2 video tutorials that Lino just posted yesterday. Although I'm a big fan of Rhiggit 2 (no back and forth to Modeler), I'm glad to see that Genoma is advancing.

    https://www.lightwave3d.com/learn/ar...lw_2015_videos
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    Excellent thread, I've been intimidated by Genoma for quite a while. I'm more likely to approach it now.
    They only call it 'class warfare' when we fight back.
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    I've loved Genoma from day 1, it has been a real game-changer for me, especially to rig my mechas and robots. I can't wait to get a look at Genoma 2.

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    And a Genoma2 Unity Biped Preset is coming very soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lino.grandi View Post
    And a Genoma2 Unity Biped Preset is coming very soon!
    Oooh neato
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMarlowe View Post
    I've loved Genoma from day 1, it has been a real game-changer for me, especially to rig my mechas and robots. I can't wait to get a look at Genoma 2.
    When I get time to do it I'd like to see what could be done with Genoma2 using its built-in python script option. I can see quite some value in having presets that take advantage of user scripts to enable layout-only functions to be deployed via Genoma. (IE: make a genoma rig template that automatically sets up dynamics-based constraints).

    I do know I could make a genoma preset that deploys a custom IKBooster rig with settings preserved in genoma... but they'll come later as I'm super busy!
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    (post got lost in cyberspace...)

    Is Genoma so good that no discussion was necessary? 'Cuz I didn't see a lot of threads about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeric_synergy View Post
    (post got lost in cyberspace...)

    Is Genoma so good that no discussion was necessary? 'Cuz I didn't see a lot of threads about it.
    Did you see the new Genoma2 videos I made? At the moment we have just 2, but the number will increase shortly.

    There's still a lot to be covered about it.

    I'm working on the Unity Preset at the moment (just the first of many others), and I'll make a video showing how to use it.

    Then I'll make more videos that should be especially useful to expert riggers that want to create their own Presets (and possibly share them with the community!).
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    Looking forward to more videos on Genoma. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rdolishny View Post
    Below is the result of less than 9 minutes from a crude modelling session, my first time loading Genoma I, and IK animation in Layout. I never thought I would ever see this in Lightwave and I'm a believer now.

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    http://youtu.be/AnFm1OQjXzs
    Good to see that Genoma is triggering more animation demo's.
    And your spider looks cute in every frame, even if itīs a very short demo.
    Attractive characters are the foundation for successful productions.

    Especially character animation seemed to be an underexposed area.
    And now with Genoma2, LightWave is becoming increasingly interesting for small projects.

    Just a few more development steps with Legato and Iīll be happy to start a project with multiple characters.

    Our baby is growing up!

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    Lino, not the extremely helpful videos, but forum threads. Apparently Genoma is so good nobody needed to ask questions about it!
    They only call it 'class warfare' when we fight back.
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