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    when I import the fbx back into LW there's no...

    when I import the fbx back into LW there's no animation either - will try the bone suggestion
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    FBX physics to Max

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    Im trying to export a physics sim to be used in Max but theres no animation in the file when opened in either max of modo for that matter - is there some technical limitation of physics...
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    Its really quite hard to get any sense of how...

    Its really quite hard to get any sense of how much difference cards and cpus will make - I shopped around to see if I could get a flashed cuda card into my mac (they are stupidly expensive made...
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    Crossing to or from the dark side

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    Having just spent 2.5 days doing a bullet simulation on my aging Mac pro I'm thinking of switching to a PC for LW only - I'm thinking my best option is to go to a local PC builder with a spec,...
  5. Thanks I'd forgotton about metamesh. The LW...

    Thanks I'd forgotton about metamesh. The LW native boolean union tools dont seem to have any ability to synthesize even the simplest of shapes eg a couple of cubes without generating errors and...
  6. Combine seperate objects to a single mesh

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    Does anyone know if there is any way to merge meshes in LW like ZBrush's remeshing tools?

    Thanks

    John
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    Im quite shocked LW only uses one core???? feels...

    Im quite shocked LW only uses one core???? feels like its using everything - it chuggs so much and reduces my twelve core to an unresponsive crawl
  8. some very interesting points in all of this, I...

    some very interesting points in all of this, I like lightwave as an intro to 3D modelling because ironically as other packages have beocome more complex - lightwave is still refreshingly simple and...
  9. Sticky: Just to go back to the original theme of this...

    Just to go back to the original theme of this thread pbr volumetrics - I assume PBR isn't available yet even though the thread was started in 2015?
  10. Should LW be free to Academic institutions and students?

    I'm just about to buy a suite of macs for a course I run and would love to install LW on them but currently my institution tells me its too expensive when we can add Maya for free - should LW be free...
  11. Substance Designer support and educational licences

    Will the new LW PBR engine support substance designer materials?

    I just downloaded an educational licence for substance designer - I can use all three products as an academic which is great and in...
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    Scale problem

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    I think this is a long shot but could anyone suggest how I could extrude a bunch of seperate polys based on a percentage of their size?

    Thanks

    John
  13. just wasted 45 mins trying to get it working in...

    just wasted 45 mins trying to get it working in 11.6 - then found this :-(
  14. thanks - Interestingly I imported the exported...

    thanks - Interestingly I imported the exported obj into cinema 4D to test for the guy thats going to be working on it after me and it moved it around and manipulated it like it was a piece of tissue...
  15. it does produce a 500Mb obj file - quite big I...

    it does produce a 500Mb obj file - quite big I guess
  16. Flickering/visibility viewport issue

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    Im working on a model which is quite heavy - and every time I paste anything into a layer the top left only window goes blank and I have to modify the view/scroll before it redraws its self but...
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    Absolutely - its horses for courses - a lot of...

    Absolutely - its horses for courses - a lot of students often don't know what they want to be, its an evolution thing.
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    Im surprised too - its a nothing to lose scenario...

    Im surprised too - its a nothing to lose scenario as far as I can see - I started in the fax machine era too and am self taught on a need to know basis. We specialise in design and motion graphics on...
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    This is the first year I've had so many students...

    This is the first year I've had so many students saying "I want to learn maya - its Industry standard" I feel like I must have been living in a Hypervoxel bubble for the last 10 years :-)
    I still...
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    World Domination

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    Just wondered if there were any strong opinions of the approach that Autodesk are taking to education?
    The college I work in has just installed a 125 seat faculty licence for all the Autodesk...
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    Thanks for the responses - saved me from making a...

    Thanks for the responses - saved me from making a purchase - for now at least :-)
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    Graphics Cards

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    Im thinking of buying a PNY Nvidia Quadro 4000 for my MacPro (2010) does anyone know if and how much improvement it will make to VPR or anything else?

    Thanks

    John
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    Thanks some good tips there, glad its not just me...

    Thanks some good tips there, glad its not just me - its all Ive got so have to work with it - and I'm glad it's there too but i wish it was just a little cleaner - I found LWCAD useful for cleaning...
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    Yes that improves the simple box - but how do you...

    Yes that improves the simple box - but how do you know how far to go without raising the poly count through the roof? is their a strategy for sub division and how do remedy the stray poly/points like...
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    heres a screen shot of a chunk118497 Ive...

    heres a screen shot of a chunk118497

    Ive subsequently divided the original pillar and then triangulated it too without any improvements
    I did a hi rez model of an exploded moon without anything...
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