"Aren't there ALOT more lightwave users the..."
Yes. Max is no.1, Lightwave no.2. However, Cinema 4D is no.3!
And still closing.
Impressive. Why? Because sometime ago, nobody had even heard of it. A couple of years ago it was ranked about no.18 in usage! To go from nowhere to 18 then to 3 says something about Maxxon's ability as a team.
It's always been fairly priced. Latterly? A bargain. You get a blazingly fast ray tracer. Easy to use interface. Along with Newtek's Lightwave, Cinema was the first 3D app' to hit Mac Os X! Maxxon have ultilised the 2nd processor. And it's an amazingly small app (last time I check was years ago, mind...) Maxxon also make the amazing 3d painter, Bodypaint 2 (which I will find hard to resist, it looks superb!) which is less than half the price of PC suck up software Righthemisphere's 'Deeppaint3d' (or something like that...)
Take yer hat off to Maxxon. They listen to feedback and really improve their app'. You know when Cinema's had an update!
I don't have it. I prefer the interface of the Legendary Lightwave
But if you want to get into 3D cheaply on the Mac? By the Cinema 4D highend for less than £500? is it? Bargain (minus a few of the other modules.) Clever idea by Maxxon to make their package modular. Just buy what you need. It means you can a high end app for a stunning price. Be nice if Newtek followed suit. Anything to pile the pressure on the overpriced Studio Max.
Who needs Xsi, Max.
We got Maya, Lightwave and Cinema!
Yay! Twinkie Cakes.
lemon bon bon (sales rant over...)
PS. On topic? Er...X.bench 1.1 is indeed here. Looking for substantial improvements. It's been compiled with GC 3.3? Should make a huge difference if this is the Compiler used for Panther?
But hey, a 1.6 G5 is hanging with a '2 gig rating' Athlon at the mo'. Not bad for a machine that isn't even optimised! Macrumors have got some good links re: G5 1.6 performance.
Anybody seen a PS7.1 bench yet?