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is lightwave good for modeling

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considering how i cant use maya personal learning edition for making games i was wondering how much does lightwave cost?

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as was mentioned in your topic named is there a maya website, learn to search!

A quick search of mine turned up 3 different prices at 3 different places (looking only at the top couple items from search results).

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yes, lightwave is very good for modeling! unlike maya, lightwave doensn't use manipulators to drag points around as you model. if you are in HS still or in college, LightWave is only $195 (regular price $795)! it is a great deal. beg your parents for it, pimp yourself on the street, find a rich girlfriend, rob a bank, just get it lol. croteam uses lightwave, i believe some of the unreal games used lightwave, fable was made with lightwave... the problem with lightwave though is the UV editor is fairly unfriendly (but it's much better now than in previous versions), has a heavy reliance on plugins, working in layout after working in modeler is kind of strange, and it uses a dongle (how archaic!).

by the way, academic versions of max and maya complete are about $400 and $300 respectively if i remember right. also very good values and available for students K-12 and college.

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