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  1. Um, that's because it used to be. Did you...

    Um, that's because it used to be. Did you actually look at the date when that book was published? :rolleyes:
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    Hey, I'm not trying to start an app. war or put...

    Hey, I'm not trying to start an app. war or put Buzz or his crew down. I was simply wondering why the Lightwave description was different--wondering if there was any bias behind it.

    Anyway, I...
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    - Biased App. Descriptions?

    What's the deal with the descriptions, for apps., in the Downloads section? I mean, Lightwave gets some boring, bland one, but others get hyped up--even untrue ones.

    Wouldn't it be good to...
  4. Thread: - Training Videos

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    - Training Videos

    Some really nice, free training videos here:

    http://www.digital-tutors.com/digital_tutors/index.htm

    Mostly Maya, but also Photoshop, After Effect, Commotion, and Flash.
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    If want to get rid of n-sided polys, just use the...

    If want to get rid of n-sided polys, just use the MetaFormPlus plugin.
  6. Thread: - Fast IK Updated

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    - Fast IK Updated

    http://vwdesign.hypermart.net/downloads/Fast_IK_2.zip

    Fast IK (formerly Easy IK) has been updated to version 2. If you didn't know, Fast IK makes the creation of IK Chains much faster and easier,...
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    - Better vtm interface

    While the videos are good, the interface for the vtms are pretty bad. I'd like to see a sound control, because I keep finding that the sound is too low, with bursts of really loud sound. Also, being...
  8. Thread: 3d Max Vs Maya

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    Max is the most likely to die. Max's price is...

    Max is the most likely to die. Max's price is remaining the same, while the features lag way behind like usual. Max's only industry, which is games, is slowly being taken over by Maya and LW. After...
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    http://www.menithings.com/How/Tilt/Hair/Tilt_Hair_...

    http://www.menithings.com/How/Tilt/Hair/Tilt_Hair_01.html
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    They used Project:Messiah for animation. The rest...

    They used Project:Messiah for animation. The rest was good ol' Lightwave. :D
  11. Thread: lightwave

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    Lightwave and Maya are the most used high-end...

    Lightwave and Maya are the most used high-end programs in the tv/film industry. XSI is only starting to be used now. Most are sticking to SI (e.g. ILM).

    Maya and SI are only thought to be used...
  12. I see far more photoreal-quality images coming...

    I see far more photoreal-quality images coming from Lightwave, more so then any other program/plug-in renderer. Plus, Lightwave has long been considered the to have the best renderer.
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    - Evasion 3D at it Again!

    Check out HyperSmooth:

    hxxp://www.evasion3d.com/hs_intro.html
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    LW has long been considered to have the best...

    LW has long been considered to have the best modeler in the business.
  15. Thread: lightwave

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    LW has been around since the '80s, and probably...

    LW has been around since the '80s, and probably has been around longer than any of the other big name, high-end packages.

    LW is an industry standard, being the most owned high-end program. Just...
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    Everything in LW is better than Max. LW surely...

    Everything in LW is better than Max. LW surely has the best modeling and rendering, with some of the best surfacing, volumetric effects, and UV tools.

    Try the LW demo, you'll see the difference.
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    I thought they used I-Sculpt and Cariacture...

    I thought they used I-Sculpt and Cariacture (proprietary ILM stuff) for Yoda?
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    You friggin' sexless computer geeks! *Drools...

    You friggin' sexless computer geeks!

    *Drools at the thought of Critter*
  19. Thread: The future of lw?

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    I think LW should stay it's own program--not be a...

    I think LW should stay it's own program--not be a clone like others. This is how it became such a great program (one of the greatest).

    While XSI is very good, it does have some bad points. So...
  20. Thread: The future of lw?

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    Lightwave just needs to improve on it's animation...

    Lightwave just needs to improve on it's animation and dynamics tools, not be a clone of XSI.

    If you want the features XSI has, then go buy XSI or program a plugin that does what you want. Sure,...
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    - How to Use Depth Passes?

    I want to use my Depth Pass to simulate DOF. Question is how do I do that? Where do I place the depth pass layer and what modes do I set it to and so on??

    Thanks.
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    Poll: I'd rather see a VTM or videos that show how to...

    I'd rather see a VTM or videos that show how to composite stuff from your 3D scene. It seems not many (regular ppl.) know how to composite and do it well.

    AE and Premiere aren't that hard to...
  23. Thread: - Using an Alpha?

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    - Using an Alpha?

    Ok, I have an alpha seperate from my other passes. I was wondering how I'd use that to let the background show through?
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    - Saving for Compositing?

    I'm trying to save out different passes (diffuse shading, specular shading, raw rgb, and so on). My problem is that I can't save out alphas for eash pass. I can, however, save out an alpha...
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    - "How to Composite" VTM

    I think instead of having an After Effects or Shake VTM, we should just have one that explains how to composite all the passes from our 3D programs into a finished image/movie. I can only find basic...
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