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etyrihje
09-03-2009, 06:17 AM
First off, I donīt use LightWave (or any other 3D application) that much anymore, but I still rely on it for the occasional job.

I love the combination of LW and Fprime, and have run LW 9.3.1 with Fprime 3 in good combination.

Yesterday I upgraded my mac to Snowleopard, but when I launch any LW application now, the text in all buttons are gone.

So what do I do now, is there a fix for this, or do I have to pay another 400$ for LW 9.6 and then maybe find out that Fprime is not supporting it yet.

Or is there a fix for my problem (apart from downgrading the mac).

Thanks in advance.

ingo
09-03-2009, 06:29 AM
Just download 9.6, since you already have 9.3 it should cost you nothing.

rsfd
09-03-2009, 06:45 AM
And FPrime 3.51 UB is also available. Upgrade free for any FPrime 3 owners (just download using your individual Worley download link).

Phil
09-03-2009, 06:48 AM
Note that SL also doesn't play very well with 9.6 either. I'm seeing a lot of crashes that, annoyingly, are not reproducible on demand - largely to do with file requesters and file system activity.

etyrihje
09-03-2009, 06:58 AM
Thanks for the help, I donīt know what persuaded me that this was a paid upgrade, but I just somehow assumed.

Found both FPrime 3.51 and (after a LOT of searching) the LW upgrade...
For future reference, and note to self:
http://register.newtek.com
Is the place to get the upgrades... Which I will forget again by next time, and googling doesnīt help much either, sadly Newteks site has no links that I could find, but now I have it here ;-)

Again thanks guys, I am up and running again.

archijam
09-03-2009, 08:22 AM
As mentioned here (http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101576), there's a few acknowledged bugs with snow leopard which will be addressed in the next update.

cc3d
09-03-2009, 11:40 AM
As mentioned here (http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=101576), there's a few acknowledged bugs with snow leopard which will be addressed in the next update.


Bugs? There are no bugs on a Mac and they don't crash either.

boomforeal
09-04-2009, 06:44 AM
What?...Is that supposed to be like some Jedi mind trick?

ingo
09-04-2009, 08:35 AM
Maybe.........

kfinla
09-04-2009, 11:29 AM
I personally still think 9.3.1 + Fprime 3.2 + G2 is the sweet spot. Fprime 3.51 is slower on OSX because of threading issues so it only uses 2 cores. Hopefully this is resolved in 9.6.1, but will probably need a Fprime 3.52.. plus you can't see a bunch of materials in LW 9.5+ in Fprime anymore because they have pre-computation ie. any SSS material. I did a project a year ago in LW 9.3.1 (CFM) with FP 3.2, G2 and Sasquatch and it was a really awesome workflow adjusting everything in real time.

etyrihje
09-04-2009, 03:22 PM
I personally still think 9.3.1 + Fprime 3.2 + G2 is the sweet spot. Fprime 3.51 is slower on OSX because of threading issues so it only uses 2 cores. Hopefully this is resolved in 9.6.1, but will probably need a Fprime 3.52.. plus you can't see a bunch of materials in LW 9.5+ in Fprime anymore because they have pre-computation ie. any SSS material. I did a project a year ago in LW 9.3.1 (CFM) with FP 3.2, G2 and Sasquatch and it was a really awesome workflow adjusting everything in real time.

That may all be well and true, but after I installed snow leopard i had no text in any 9.3.1 buttons anymore, and I am not THAT WELL aquainted with the interface, otherwise I would have stayed with what I got.

But I got the job finished on time after upgrading, thanks to you at this forum!

archijam
09-05-2009, 01:10 AM
I am wondering if this isthe demise of the CFM version of LW, along with a few old plugins..

Anyone tried LW 9.31 in Rosetta mode I'm snow leopard?

ingo
09-05-2009, 06:12 AM
Well i still use 8.5 under rosetta in 10.5 and it works okay.

But if i render print resolution pictures things started to become odd. It crashes every 4-5 hours (rendering with FPrime) since Rosettas memory management seems to be not so good as the native one.