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tischbein3

Active member
Well this might be the first time I think a threads split ok :)

My two cents on this

a) As a personal rule of thumb, I followed all the years, is to keep software discussions out of the equation when it comes to gallery / artwork submissions,
if they are not used by the original artwork.....nothing good ever comes out of this.

b) Using different software to get the job done is imho allways ok, but shouldn't evolve into a full fledged drama like it happens much to often here.
Because this is one of the thing wich hurts the community.

there was a c, but it nails down what lewis said, use the software wich feels right for you.
 

prometheus

REBORN
I´m not sure, didn´t the forum rules state that only Lightwave 3rd party should be in Lw third party? and other products in the General discussion?
The fact that we have a blender 1001 to use with lightwave thread, that is more of the case of that it can be considered as to be working in conjuction with Lightwave.

But if it was split and done by Sbowie, then I have nothing to say other than that question about what the rules stated.

I am awaiting the supreme courts decisions on this :)
 
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Mastoy

Member
As I said: Enough. No more nitpicking. No more dissection of discussion.

Keep it simple. No Blender. No Houdini. Except in dedicated threads.

Enough.


Yeah never look at what others are doing.
And that's how, in 2018, you end up like Newtek : proudly showing in a video that your 3D app can now do arrays INTERACTIVELY.
That's how in 2020, you present ONLY ONE new feature for your modeling app, and that feature is broken.
I could go on and on, it is embarrassing.
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
Staff member
Yeah never look at what others are doing.
Your logic does not track, sorry. These forums have been extremely tolerant of critical comments for many years. Did that tolerance bring about the results you wanted? Clearly not. Equally true, neither will keeping the discussion on topic have any significant chilling effect on development. It will, however, allow those who want to share positive things to do so without being ganged up on by some who feel the need to interrupt every non-critical thread.
 

Chris S. (Fez)

Active member
It is easy to read other forums and follow progress of other programs. This forum is a dedicated forum for Lightwavers who still use and like using Lightwave.
 
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Mastoy

Member
Your logic does not track, sorry. These forums have been extremely tolerant of critical comments for many years. Did that tolerance bring about the results you wanted? Clearly not. Equally true, neither will keeping the discussion on topic have any significant chilling effect on development. It will, however, allow those who want to share positive things to do so without being ganged up on by some who feel the need to interrupt every non-critical thread.

Fair enough. So when and where can I comment and criticize, and get an answer from Newtek ?
 

SBowie

'the write stuff'
Staff member
Fair enough. So when and where can I comment and criticize, and get an answer from Newtek ?
I'm not really sure, but this was never meant for that. That is, these forums have never been a primary mechanism for two-way communication with NewTek, or the developers. Not to say staff has never popped in, or that we've never made announcements here ... but they exist primarily to allow members of the community to help one another with NewTek products. They really are not part of the support, sales or marketing systems.
 

gar26lw

New member
It is easy to read other forums and follow progress of other programs. This forum is a dedicated forum for Lightwavers who still use and like using Lightwave.

I will say that these days, you have to use other 3d apps with lightwave cos dev features are lacking, so there is some merit wrt discussion of 3rd party. Prefer it wasn't but don't look at me, I don't dev LW.
 

Tim Parsons

Well-known member
I will say that these days, you have to use other 3d apps with lightwave cos dev features are lacking, so there is some merit wrt discussion of 3rd party. Prefer it wasn't but don't look at me, I don't dev LW.
Okay so I use 3DSMax to convert the plethora of max files to something LW can read. Is that what you meant? 😁
 

gar26lw

New member
Okay so I use 3DSMax to convert the plethora of max files to something LW can read. Is that what you meant? ��

yeah, if there is some useful info regarding max and lw workflows, I would like to know it. Besides, its better than bitchin bout slow dev/render speeds/modeller/bugs/insert your poison etc. Help a brother out :p
 

Tim Parsons

Well-known member
yeah, if there is some useful info regarding max and lw workflows, I would like to know it. Besides, its better than bitchin bout slow dev/render speeds/modeller/bugs/insert your poison etc. Help a brother out :p

Well I can’t do anything in Max other than import and export. ��
 

Continuum

New member
Well since this thread exists, I will share some new development on Deep FX Studio. Nothing related to Lightwave yet (but I'm sure there will be an applink at some point). Also since it appears to Deep FX is not treading familiar ground workflow wise, this could make a nice companion app for a lot of people in the future.

 

a tool usually has to do something either...
- cheaper
- better
- faster

take for example ---
Marvelous Designer - Zbrush - Houdini

all having their Niche and excelling areas.
I think that might be The thing, excelling at 1 area (or more).

 

darkChief

Member
a tool usually has to do something either...
- cheaper
- better
- faster

take for example ---
Marvelous Designer - Zbrush - Houdini

all having their Niche and excelling areas.
I think that might be The thing, excelling at 1 area (or more).

I understand logic (though Houdini is a complete application at this point). Will shall see which tools become most popular I guess. The unique workflow is also a feature.
 
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