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Offline Vlabguy1

« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 04:14:58 AM by Vlabguy1 »
 

Offline kolla

Re: Amiga legend passed away!
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 09:08:33 AM »
Sad :(
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Offline BozzerBigD

Re: Amiga legend passed away!
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 10:08:00 PM »
@Viabguy1

Sad news! Since the article makes no reference to the Amiga may I assume he was the one that pushed for Lightwave on the Amiga to be used for the Babylon5 pilot? Would be good to clarify his Amiga involvement for this thread is all.

... some moments later...

Here's a better article referencing the Amiga, Lightwave and the Video Toaster:

http://gerryanderson.co.uk/cg-vfx-pioneer-ron-thornton-died/
« Last Edit: November 23, 2016, 10:11:22 PM by BozzerBigD »
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Offline Vlabguy1

Re: Amiga legend passed away!
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 11:57:08 PM »
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_Imaging

I just figured most know about him..but beings that I am OLD perhaps not..lol


Quote from: BozzerBigD;816781
@Viabguy1

Sad news! Since the article makes no reference to the Amiga may I assume he was the one that pushed for Lightwave on the Amiga to be used for the Babylon5 pilot? Would be good to clarify his Amiga involvement for this thread is all.

... some moments later...

Here's a better article referencing the Amiga, Lightwave and the Video Toaster:

http://gerryanderson.co.uk/cg-vfx-pioneer-ron-thornton-died/
 

Offline Aegis

Re: An Amiga Legend..
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2016, 06:35:30 AM »
%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!%&$#?@!. I knew Ron though I hadn't spoken to him in a while. Rest in peace you old bastard.

Much love, Andy.
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Offline klx300r

Re: An Amiga Legend..
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 01:47:57 PM »
R.I.P. I remember watching those Babylon 5 shows and 'trying' to make my own ship on Lightwave on my miggy look half as good
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Offline paul1981

Re: An Amiga Legend..
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2016, 07:16:20 PM »
R.i.p. :(
 

Offline BozzerBigD

Re: Amiga legend passed away!
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2016, 09:12:10 PM »
Quote from: Vlabguy1;816786
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foundation_Imaging

I just figured most know about him..but beings that I am OLD perhaps not..lol

My issue for not knowing the history, but thanks for bringing his work to my attention even if it is on the sad news of his passing. Here's another great link:

https://www.lightwave3d.com/news/article/interview-with-a-lightwave-legend/
"Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art."

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Offline BozzerBigD

Re: Amiga legend passed away!
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2016, 09:55:38 PM »
He really respected the legacy of the Amiga (quote from article linked above);

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Looking back, Thornton has witnessed first hand a plethora of technical  revolutions in visual effects for both film and television. Which  affected him the most? The pocket calculator because I was dreadful at  math, the Amiga because of its capabilities, the Video Toaster for all  it could do, the Wacom tablet because it revolutionized painting, modern  tracking software like Boujou and SynthEyes, which simplified the  process, and 3D printing.
"Art challenges technology. Technology inspires the art."

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Offline Vlabguy1

Re: Amiga legend passed away!
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 04:46:50 PM »
Quote from: BozzerBigD;816838
He really respected the legacy of the Amiga (quote from article linked above);


Probably more known in the U.S. ..but I remember him from way back.  Just shows the Amiga was quite important and influential in it's heyday.