Lightwave 3D?

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Does anyone know if lightwave 3d is anygood as i am thinking of buying it.

i looked at ther site http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/ and from there it looks good. But they are the people that make it so they are going to say it good.

Has anyone had it before and would recomend it?

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I would imagine that in order to go splash out a grand on a piece of software, it'd make sense to already have some experience with it, no? :)

Lightwave 3D is as good or as bad as it is differently to different people. Some hate it, some love it. You might get 10 people tell you it's great, you spend your grand, and now you hate it. Now you're out a grand - but you've got an expensive coaster to put your drinks on :)

Personally, if you can afford to spend that kind of money, I'd double the amount and get Maya :)
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Moneys no problem and anyway i know someone who sells it cheap (£14.00). I just want something that is more flexable then bryce and quite simple to use.

I looked in the gallery of lightwave and some of the work produced looked pretty amazing. But how long have you got to use he software before you get results similar to them?
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i have lightwave 7, not gr8 fan. might have to get it out again
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well 3d art software to me is like learning the piano. You have to be passionate about it, and keep practicing to get good at it.
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lol, £14 for a US$1,000 piece of software? It must be legal then ;)
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Im no currency conversion expert, but damn!
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No actually it is not legal :( I work for a charity you think i could afford that.
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doesn't lightwave need a dongle? I thought it did.
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whats a dongle? (sorry if its a thick question but we are all here to learn lol)
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dongle: it's a security key that plugs into your paralell port.
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oh i see thats a good idea.

Well the version that he has to sell is 7.5 and the current version is 8 so maybe they never had that with the older version?
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yeah the software sends an encrypted message to the dongle and the dongle sends a message back, and if it's the right reply the software does what you want. It does this like everytime you try to do anything.

The manufacturers (of the dongle) claimed that it would take a team of people several years to decode the message pairs and come up with a "no-dongle" crack for it.

I read that one guy did it within about a week of the release date....


// I don't even know if it was lightwave 3d that that story was about or even if it does need a dongle.
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i googled it and i think that you might be right rtm. I will have to see what he says.
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Hmmm.. 3DS has used a Dongle ever since it was a DOS application. I think if Lightwave required one now, it would've required one previously too :)
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I used lightwave 6.5 and 7. None needed any dongle then.
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Emailed him and got a reply, looks like it is possible. where theres a will theres a way lol

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Hi Tony,

I haven't got version 8 yet. I will of course be getting it as soon as
the pirates in the US start selling it.

The dongle issue isn't a problem - there's ways round most things. All
the PC software, I test myself and with 7.5 this involves installing
and then the crack is to unpack a rar file and install to the root
directory.

Pretty straight-forward, even for an ex-soldier like me!

cheers


Think i might wait for version 8 then!
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ohh lord

hahahaaaaa.
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dongles never stopped anyone
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I've worked a couple of times with dongles and i don't think they could decrypt the message in a week... It's more probable they changed the application's code.
Whatever the protection might be, crackers can easily find the spot in the code where it checkes for the right message from dongle/a file/the registry/or whatever the security is...
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Ok, this is getting into too much of a warez discussion... thread locked.

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