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philip 17-01-2003 02:25 AM

Great Start!
Wow, you have made this site's launch a great start.

we had 14 Gigs of downloads in the last 5 hours!

Let's take this as an omen this site will prosper and get better each day.




17-01-2003 02:28 AM

yep and with an average in the last 5 hours of 934.4 kb/s


David 17-01-2003 02:31 AM

Max Out: 9052.0 kb/s Average Out: 940.6 kb/s Current Out: 1027.8 kb/s

people connected:
Max Established 69.0 Average Established 14.0 Current Established 16.0

Max Buffers + Cache: 419.1 MB (63.0%) Average Buffers + Cache: 337.7 MB (50.7%) Current Buffers + Cache: 193.1 MB (29.0%)

:) just for all you stats junkies

David :)

DeppOfField 17-01-2003 05:26 PM

What? 286 members in just two days! Wow, think you need to increase your bandwidth... :D

philip 17-01-2003 07:12 PM

actually that was more like 1 day :D me happy

Shilts 17-01-2003 11:12 PM

I'm tellin ya...Lightwave has got a HUUUUUGGGEE community :eek:

This site is going to be big!!!


17-01-2003 11:15 PM


Originally posted by Shilts
I'm tellin ya...Lightwave has got a HUUUUUGGGEE community :eek:

This site is going to be big!!!


yep I think your right mate... I was thinking we had a big user base at SM but wow like over 300 members in a day!

Shilts 17-01-2003 11:20 PM

BTW looks like you guys have hit a winning formula with the forums on both this and the Maya site. They are both looking amazing and are very usable to boot.

Anyway, good luck fellas.


Shilts 17-01-2003 11:24 PM

Actually, I'm a bit stuck at the moment. I am still learning Maya but after seeing all the images that can be created with Lightwave I have long been looking at a way to get into using it. does Lightwave stack up against Maya??? Is it better at rendering but not anywhere near as powerful at animation?

Is it worth me learning both??



17-01-2003 11:26 PM

good question mate!

The renderer for LW wins easy! but... hey i better not get into this lol

Ill let philip give you an answer..

but sure if you can learn a bit of both... then you may user one for certain things.

philip 17-01-2003 11:55 PM

I have a seat of both and you can't just say one's better than the other...

LW's renderer is awesome, right up there with the best. As is LW's modeler; fast, intuitive (once you got used to it) and prepped with about everything you will need, 'cept real NURBS.
And LW's surface editor rocks too...
Then there's full HDRI support, great radiosity... I could go on for hours.

Maya on the other hand boasts the best dynamic system, great rigging tools, awesome flexibility due to the node based architecture and even comes with mental ray now.

So I'd say for photoreal or "hyperreal" renderings you'll need LightWave, for character animation Maya might be better suited...

so just get both and do like many big studios

hope this helps,



Shilts 18-01-2003 01:26 AM


Looks like I'll be learning Lightwave as well then :p


philip 18-01-2003 01:39 AM

that's great news Shilts!

kbrown 18-01-2003 04:54 PM

Hi ho! LW definately seems like a program that I might learn some day. Can't afford to buy a licence for it atm though. Is there any kind of evaluation version of it?

Btw, great start on the site! :)

Memz 18-01-2003 06:36 PM

This site is AWESOME! I really enjoyed doing the ocean tutorial. I hope this site prospers and stays alive!

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