View Full Version : LW chat plugin, please test

09-18-2010, 04:34 AM
Hey guys, need help testing my chat plugin
Petter Sundnes - Mentalfish has kindly let me use his server for this so big thanks to him! Hope everything goes well.

A bit beta but please let me know your ideas how to improve it.

If anyone wants to give a go compiling for mac you can reach me on skype or mail.

ciao :)


Found under master plugins where you also have a options panel.

09-18-2010, 04:45 AM
very nice !

09-18-2010, 06:37 AM
Actually this is brilliant! I can think of some kind of help desk tool inside lw. Maybe a cool thing for CORE as well. If you have a question you drop it in the main area and if someone sees it he can go private or not and help out with the problem and maybe even go interactive with the interface of the other guy on the other side of the line :D

09-18-2010, 06:43 AM
Ye.. Always wanted LW to be a bit more.. online.. But I can understand it's not a prio for lw devs :D.. But I would like a public chat, chat support, shared presets.. Octane now has a online database for materials, pretty cool

09-18-2010, 06:44 AM
maybe I didn't do it right... I just put it in plugins folder and the dll in programs folder... and I just went to utilities and Add Plugins... no dice. It just says "no plugins were found"

09-18-2010, 06:52 AM
make sure you restart Layout before adding the plugin so the ddl's are picked up

09-18-2010, 07:03 AM
It's found in the master plugins not the additional.....at least that's where I found it :D

A shared preset database inside lw is good idea. A Online Community Center where you can share stuff like presets and get help is something non of the other 3d packages have.
It's a great idea Johan!!!

09-18-2010, 07:12 AM
Cool! Lightwavers get connected!

+1 what 3DGFXStudios said about Online community and help in Core.

09-18-2010, 07:26 AM
Great idea!
Installed and running ...
Coud be a useful start to shear project online in privat sessions with shared folders.

09-18-2010, 07:53 AM
Ok. Add RSSReader, Music Player and game like Spider.

No way!

For sharing presets and other there SVN.

May be we would lose 10... 20... 30... crapy plugins, but have one fore work with 3D? No?

09-18-2010, 08:13 AM
Cool stuff!


09-18-2010, 08:21 AM
brilliant thanks

09-18-2010, 09:34 AM
Pretty cool; can see lots of uses for it. ;)

09-18-2010, 11:05 AM

09-18-2010, 12:02 PM
you might want to add channels, once everybody gets wind of this there will be hundreds of users

09-18-2010, 12:29 PM

09-18-2010, 01:34 PM
Very cool.

Is there a way to add a scroll bar so you don't have to keep all the lines visible?

09-18-2010, 10:22 PM
that's awesome!! Imagine that! The whole Lightwave community interactively within lightwave!

09-18-2010, 10:24 PM
I agree with Ernest though.. a scroll bar would be nice.. and also a text field that isn't a pop-up.. other than that though it's AWESOME! :)

09-19-2010, 12:39 PM
Just great!

09-19-2010, 12:50 PM
Great idea! I suppose this is a unique feature in the 3d world.

09-19-2010, 01:30 PM
So officially LW is the only 3d App with Chat ????

Correct ???

Awesome.. :)

Ryan Roye
09-19-2010, 01:58 PM
I tried using it but after adding it via "master plugins" it crashes after about 10 seconds.

Any ideas as to why?

And I'd recommend putting some kind of installation or setup info for those who aren't as plugin savvy (like myself).

09-19-2010, 02:04 PM
hm it uses port 3306. make sure it's open

thanks for your ideas guys, keep em coming!

09-19-2010, 02:04 PM
did u put the .dll in the LW programs folder ??

Having seperate channels would be nice, so one could chat with some people..

Like if u were working on a project communicating with the others on the project, having a chat room(s) would be reallly cool

And having it as a seperate window nonmodal would be nice also..

Works great... :)

09-19-2010, 04:32 PM
This could really be steered to be a collaboration tool, ie. imagine you SHARE ONE OF YOUR FREAKING VIEWPORTS over the network, within LW (to begin with). And then chat about it.

I'm getting goosebumps.

Johan, you rock Mr. :)

09-20-2010, 01:49 PM
have a gander at this code http://sourceforge.net/projects/roxcom/ something a friend wrote , it may give you some more ideas . its Java ,though..

I'm very interested in this , I hope everything develops well , I can imagine your face when you first ran the build . . . :) it would have been like when Bell invinted the telephone ,"who do you call ? " :rock: the gui could be made a little more user friendly but that will come in time .


09-21-2010, 06:49 AM
So officially LW is the only 3d App with Chat ????

Correct ???

Awesome.. :)

There was Bryce Talk...many years ago, but it had it's own window frame...still....it was soooo addictive.

Hope to see a Mac version down the road :D


09-21-2010, 02:53 PM
Updated, please redownload
Standalone window if you like that instead, can also set custom room instead of the main one

09-21-2010, 03:07 PM
I'm used to seeing new lines added at the bottom of the list, like other IM programs. Is there a way to add that as an option?

Where are the emoticons?! :D

09-21-2010, 03:35 PM
here ;]

09-21-2010, 03:47 PM
here ;]

you saving them for rainy day , :rock:

09-21-2010, 05:22 PM
yeah! :]


09-22-2010, 12:26 AM
It made layout crash everytime today with a Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable runtime error.

Had to uncheck it from Master Plugins.


09-22-2010, 12:50 AM
So officially LW is the only 3d App with Chat ????

Correct ???

Awesome.. :)

Someone mentioned BryceTalk, and there was Animation:Master that had (still has?) a built in chat area. A:M's showed up in 2002/2003.

09-22-2010, 02:29 AM
Someone mentioned BryceTalk, and there was Animation:Master that had (still has?) a built in chat area. A:M's showed up in 2002/2003.

I remember bryce talk

that was fun ... :)

met a lot of people and learned alot way way back then

heck i still bryce 5.5 somewheres
for making landscapes it still works well for that

09-22-2010, 03:16 PM
fixed the crash, redownload please

09-23-2010, 01:21 AM


09-23-2010, 11:53 AM
Important update, please download again. Thanks!

09-23-2010, 12:06 PM
Looks to be working here.

Is there a way for it to remember your profile name?

Also can you document what gets fixed/changed? Hard to know what to look for/test.

09-23-2010, 01:21 PM
Good point :)
It should save your options on quit. If you install a new plugin it gets cleared. I'm saving using lw own stuff. Maybe I'll switch to a .cfg or something

I made it multithreaded so shouldnt be any hickups in layout anymore.

Also, all the crashes has been due to weird characters in username. So please only use letters and digits. / " : etc in message is fine.

Thanks for helping and testing!

02-18-2011, 01:45 PM
:bump: Is this still in DEV ?

04-02-2011, 01:34 PM
will not work on lw10 ????

01-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Anyone still using this? Sad it just died :(

01-02-2012, 02:01 PM
works just fine in lw 11

01-03-2012, 01:38 PM
well it works now
just nobody using it....