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  1. Thread: Alembic

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    Alembic

    Hi Does anyone know if its possible to get textures on lightwave physics simulations via alembic into max 2018? so far I get the data but no textures. I'm giving the sims to someone else so not doing...
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    thanks that terrific

    thanks that terrific
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    Thanks yes I think I did merge polys - not sure...

    Thanks yes I think I did merge polys - not sure how I'm going to undo that one!
    thanks for the tip on kill polys though - I hazy on the use of anything with less than a triangle, time for some...
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    Are these results due to 1 and 2 point polys or...

    Are these results due to 1 and 2 point polys or something else?

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    https://youtu.be/7ambh-b-Gzs
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    cleaning up after shattering

    Hi According to the manual bullet doesnt like 1 and 2 point polys. After shattering the mesh cleaning up the singles doesnt seem to do any damage but after selecting the 2 point polys and deleting...
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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,...
  10. 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...
  11. Combine seperate objects to a single mesh

    Hi

    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
  13. 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...
  14. 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?
  15. 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...
  16. 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

    Hi

    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
  18. 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 :-(
  19. 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...
  20. it does produce a 500Mb obj file - quite big I...

    it does produce a 500Mb obj file - quite big I guess
  21. 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

    Hi
    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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