View Full Version : Mac users - go do this NOW!

Darth Mole
02-28-2003, 03:03 PM


Scroll down until you find Open Edge Extender for Mac.

Download it, and unzip it. Install, remove LW's own useless Extender and add this to the Extender button instead.

Just do it.

Now, try making any enclosed mesh - a sphere say - and remove the top. Make sure you can see all the points of the opening in the Perspective/Shaded view and then Apple-drag around the top - you'll select a load of points. Don't worry. Hit the Extender button, and then hit T - you will move ONLY the points around the edge, and you WON'T get any messed-up polys. It's just fantastic.

And this plug-in has been around since December - why does no-one tell us these things???

02-28-2003, 04:31 PM
Lightwave Modeler would be a little(ok, a lot) long in the tooth if it weren't for the awesome 3rd party plug-ins. Kind of forces you to always keep your eyes to the web(flay and the bulliten boards) for the inside scoop on what's out there.

raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, these are a few of my favorite plug links:

http://www.daz3d.com/pages/dp/development/developright.html (e-mail daz for the macOsX versions of their plugs, they're awesome)

some for Layout as well:

and more!

when 7.5 came out, I was disappointed that most development efforts were made to Layout, and that Modeler was left pretty much alone. the majority of the indespensable plugs in this list have come out for osX since, and I'm a happy modeler for it.

all I can say is, if Lightwave is indespensable to you, patrol the sites, you'll be rewarded for your time. If you don't have the rest of Fujio's plug's, get them. Also, Daz3d's 3 plugs are in my top 10 list--I can't do without them. Then there's good ol' edge bevel from dstorm.

thanks for posting your thread. It doesn't hurt to repost news like this.

02-28-2003, 08:04 PM
Been there, done that! I gotta agree, this is a really good plug-in. The only thing that would improve it, IMO, would be a setting to have the extrusion be moved away from the original points. Sometimes, I forget to have the move tool selected and I accidentally deselect the points...

03-01-2003, 10:13 AM
These are some of the Plugin and Lscripts that I currently use for Modeling.

Align To Rail: http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1253
Basic Lofting: http://www.flay.com/getdetail.cfm?ID=1334
CPlane http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1535
Center AddP http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1389
Depatcher http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1374
Edge Tool http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1355
Half Kill http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1200
Helix http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1275
Incremental Savers http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1475
KAG Spline Objects http://www.flay.com/getdetail.cfm?ID=1219
Lathe Curves http://www.flay.com/getdetail.cfm?ID=1362
Multi Merge http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1346
Patch Helper http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1507
Path Editor http://www.flay.com/getdetail.cfm?ID=1361
PivotBB http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.CFM?ID=1466
Planerizer http://www3.sympatico.ca/tom.winnicki/Programming/LScript/Planerizer/
Poz Extender http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1610
Quicksaw http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1629
SurfaceSplit http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1508
Thickener http://www.flay.com/GetDetail.cfm?ID=1665

03-03-2003, 12:38 AM
Darth mole,

Thanks for the tip!

Darth Mole
03-03-2003, 08:10 AM
I wish there was some sort of depository for a proper list of Mac plug-ins (free, share, commercial), with a decent rating system - kind of like Amazon only believable.

Alternatively, maybe Newtek should just build all these great tools into LW 8 :-)