My last Amiga render ‘98

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Hiddenevil
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My last Amiga render ‘98

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Towered Amiga 1200, Blizzard A1260 /50mhz 128mb
Lightwave 5.0


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I had been using Lightwave since 1991/92 I think, my friend had shown me how to use it at first. I was totally drawn in, especially because Babylon 5 and Seaquest were on tv. By ‘98 i had learned quite a lot and spent a lot of sleepless hours with my Amiga rendering away. I would be horrified to know the amount of money I added to our electricity bill lol. I had upgraded from a viper 030 to a Blizzard 060 in around about 92-93, all thanks to my father. Who was watching me beaver away doing things in 3D after school. By 98, I was in college and my knowledge of LW had grown considerably. To the point I was showing the friend who had originally introduced me to Lightwave a thing or two.

By 98, my 060 was looking rather slow. The first time I saw LW running on a Pentium 75 proved to be the final nail in the coffin. I watched as it rendered a scene in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee, which would have taken my Amiga a day at best.

This was one of the last renders I did with my Amiga, with a little touching up in Adobe photoshop done on my then newly acquired Win98 system.
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Re: My last Amiga render ‘98

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Amazing render! :shock: :o
Did U make the object(s)/scene?

Well, I find it hard to believe that a Pentium @ 75MHz is faster than a 060 UNLESS there was no FPU Optimizaion program like OxyronPatcher or MuRedox from the MuLibs package.

Have U ever used such a program in your Amiga system? With this running in the background, everything using the FPU is almost 3 times faster, such as Lightwave, Imagine, VistaPro etc.
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Re: My last Amiga render ‘98

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Oh my god, that's breath taking. I can't get over the standard of art on this forum. Thanks for sharing Hiddenevil. I'm just learning Lightwave on Amiga and thanks to things like Raspberry Pi clusters and modern accellerators I expect to stay on this platform. Are you ever tempted to return and do you still do 3D these days?

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Re: My last Amiga render ‘98

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Hi there

I wasn’t aware of those apps at the time, remember this was ‘98. The internet was not the place it is now and usually you only heard about and apps through a forum, magazine or word of mouth. My a1200 at the time, was running WB 3.1 with the stock Phase5 68k drivers. x3 FPU speeds would certainly be nice! The P75 was the turning point for me, also ram was cheaper for a PC than it was a Amiga.


Yes I still use Lightwave, I use LW11 and my most recent work was back in 2015-2016, when I was senior artist on a fan film featuring Stan Lee, called Star Trek Isolation. Sadly it it was canned, as CBS stomped on all the fan films.

Here is some of my most recent stuff
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Re: My last Amiga render ‘98

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This is such great stuff!
Thanks for sharing with us. CBS suxx then!
I dont remember if they are responsible for Discovery, but is suxx too haha!

I know what u mean, I acquired my 060 (XC series) Blizzard in 96, so the Internet was beginning to take spread and aminet was getting bigger and bigger. The same with info shared so I somehow got these pieces of software that helped a lot, really.

I, too, jumped to LW7 and after a while to LW9.6 but there was something missing, so I never had the mood to create on the PC. But when I turned on the Amiga, all was so different and I had so much motivation, that after some years I returned to create 3D on the Amiga fulltime, and that made me very happy. I know there are limitations but I use them to create even more stuff!
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Re: My last Amiga render ‘98

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Hiddenevil wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:57 pm
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Towered Amiga 1200, Blizzard A1260 /50mhz 128mb
Lightwave 5.0


History
I had been using Lightwave since 1991/92 I think, my friend had shown me how to use it at first. I was totally drawn in, especially because Babylon 5 and Seaquest were on tv. By ‘98 i had learned quite a lot and spent a lot of sleepless hours with my Amiga rendering away. I would be horrified to know the amount of money I added to our electricity bill lol. I had upgraded from a viper 030 to a Blizzard 060 in around about 92-93, all thanks to my father. Who was watching me beaver away doing things in 3D after school. By 98, I was in college and my knowledge of LW had grown considerably. To the point I was showing the friend who had originally introduced me to Lightwave a thing or two.

By 98, my 060 was looking rather slow. The first time I saw LW running on a Pentium 75 proved to be the final nail in the coffin. I watched as it rendered a scene in the time it takes to make a cup of coffee, which would have taken my Amiga a day at best.

This was one of the last renders I did with my Amiga, with a little touching up in Adobe photoshop done on my then newly acquired Win98 system.
5581F45D-84D7-4187-B1B5-69E4D8B9CD1E.jpeg
Wow fantastic images, very professional looking. You are very talented. I think the amiga version of lightwave would benefit with a solid colour 3d viewpoint in modeller like the p.c versions. It's very snappy to use on the vampire v4. But no solid viewpoint means you've got to do a few renders, when modelling in the amiga version.

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Re: My last Amiga render ‘98

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muadib wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:44 am
This is such great stuff!
Thanks for sharing with us. CBS suxx then!
I dont remember if they are responsible for Discovery, but is suxx too haha!

I know what u mean, I acquired my 060 (XC series) Blizzard in 96, so the Internet was beginning to take spread and aminet was getting bigger and bigger. The same with info shared so I somehow got these pieces of software that helped a lot, really.

I, too, jumped to LW7 and after a while to LW9.6 but there was something missing, so I never had the mood to create on the PC. But when I turned on the Amiga, all was so different and I had so much motivation, that after some years I returned to create 3D on the Amiga fulltime, and that made me very happy. I know there are limitations but I use them to create even more stuff!
These are amazing!

I totally understand where you're coming from. When I sold my 4000 and bought a P75, I had absolutely no desire to be creative. It's like it took the fun out or something. As you say, returning to it later, the limitations are the challenge and stir creativity. I have a beast of a PC next door and I hardly use it, except for work.

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