The program is indeed a 3D drawing one. I was only installing it check that it had downloaded correctly (it had corrupted a few times before) and instead of the usual messages I got asked to connect my dongle.
Actually seemed quite funny at the time.
Of course if I had the box and manual I would know that the FEC I am supposed to do in the program (I might even have a dongle!), but then again I would also have a huge Visa bill.
LightWave 3D by Newtek was used for all of the 3D animation (the plane, the car, the environment). on this film which you should watch as its a short film but very funny. This is a good example of what lightwave can do if you know how to use it.
If it is looking for a dongle then usually it is just a hardware protection that fits into your port so the software will run. There is also one around for the high res version of "filmlook" which is a plug in for after effects which makes normal digital video such as mini dv look more like 35mm film. This plug in would cost around £2000 but is only a file about 2 megs or so. There are illegal cracks circulating the web for many of these hardware protected packages which often come packaged with a hardware card also.
The makers of 405 the movie apparently used backup copies of original software and i heard that they now are not allowed to sell the film because of copyright infringment which is why i suspect there are now 10 buyers on amazon.com awaiting a second hand copy as it is no longer available. My friend tried to buy it and that is what amazon said. It was off the market.
Is the full film 3mins long starman??? If it is you can get this file off of kazaa or go to the web site starman posted and right click one of the hi quality files then save target as. Only about 9meg file using either method.
Thats right mailing but the good thing about the actual purchasing of the tape is that it has a section after the film which shows you how they actually made it using the various software packages and going through the various techniques that they used. Sorry i should have pointed that out.