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SubDProxy
01-07-2011, 08:56 AM
Is there any good cloth tutorials for Lightwave? I use Lightwave for a lot of stuff but never used it for cloth. I usually use Syflex in Maya and I am happy with the results.

Now I have a project that requires me to use cloth on a character and I would like to create the character in Lightwave. The cloth will be a shirt that is loose fitting and pants that are loose fitting as well. Thanks.

H_Molla
01-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Better is to finish your char. Animation project with your simulation " because you like allready syflex results " and export obj & cache data " LW10 " and render..I am using this workflow since the 1st newtek update the loader to accept autodesk file formats..

SubDProxy
01-07-2011, 04:04 PM
Thanks! I never though of doing it that way. I will try some tests this weekend with some basic stuff. Thanks again!

daforum
01-11-2011, 04:01 PM
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82146

This is an old thread but the results using Cloth FX are impressive (even the settings are included in some posts, so keep reading)..... :)

SubDProxy
01-12-2011, 06:42 PM
Thanks for the thread. Interesting read. I have been hitting R&D on creating Cloth with Lightwave. Some good stuff has come out of it and some hair puling stuff has been reached as well.

I will try and post some sample materials up. I have been seeing some stuff on Youtube as well. Thanks for the help!

rcallicotte
03-22-2012, 10:36 AM
Is it possible ClothFX in Lightwave could match something as good as Syflex?

Dodgy
03-22-2012, 06:48 PM
Is it possible ClothFX in Lightwave could match something as good as Syflex?

Definitely not, syflex has had years of research go into it, and that's why you pay its huge price tag, but saying that, I've had some reasonable effects with ClothFX, so it's a matter of learning the tools to see just what you can get out of what you're using.

Surrealist.
03-23-2012, 07:36 PM
Thanks for the thread. Interesting read. I have been hitting R&D on creating Cloth with Lightwave. Some good stuff has come out of it and some hair puling stuff has been reached as well.

I will try and post some sample materials up. I have been seeing some stuff on Youtube as well. Thanks for the help!

That thread led me onto a cloth binge for a few weeks thanks to Dirks initial testing and ideas that got me going.

Here is a thread where I searched for all of the relevant threads. I was going to make a tutorial but never did. All that is left is an unfinished pdf and what is in those threads:

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=104570&highlight=LightWave+Cloth+Tests

I summarized the settings and general workflow here:

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=126654

But keep in mind that as is true with Syflex also true with LightWave. There is no silver bullet. You have to plan your mesh objects for use with cloth. I detailed the specific needs in those threads with this as the result:

http://vimeo.com/2510767

This should get you going for most situations.

There are things to avoid just as there are with Syflex. Anyplace where you force the cloth to penetrate the force field around the collision object and cloth object are problematic. Design and fix your cloth objects accordingly. Don't expect cloth to bunch up under the arm pits without problems.

Look closely at the blouse object in the above video for an example .

Surrealist.
03-24-2012, 05:17 AM
Just Checked. I am going to have to dig up those threads again. The old links on the forum were recently busted. So the links in that link are for not. I'll get back to it in a bit here.

Surrealist.
03-24-2012, 06:08 AM
OK

This thread here has links intact as well as the files for download.

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=96147&highlight=Cloth+Mesh

jeric_synergy
03-05-2013, 11:05 PM
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82146

This is an old thread but the results using Cloth FX are impressive (even the settings are included in some posts, so keep reading)..... :)
never mind... shoulda finished reading the thread....