View Full Version : feature request: tracking tool

10-01-2003, 11:11 AM
i have no idea if this has been brought up before, but it is something i have wondered about from time to time.

i normally track in digital fusion, and i know one could track in aura, so naturally one might argue lightwave doesn't really need it, but not everyone has several other platforms that can track, and having this ability in lw would be handy that's for sure.
anyone have thoughts on this?

10-01-2003, 12:36 PM
This has been asked and I'm sure the aearch tool will turn it up. Still, again my point of view:

Since we quite likely speak of real 3D tracking (2D tracking like in comping apps is pretty much useless in a 3D prog, is it not?), I vote against it.

a) Even though there are some occasions where it would come in handy, a proper implementation would be too complex to be easily added to LW. It would overwhelm most users, consume computational power and worst of all hinder development of more important things in LW by consuming development resources.

b) Plugging in a existing third party solution would quite likely have the same problems as denoted in a) and only increase the price of LW due to licensing fees etc. Also NT would make themselves even mor dependent on other companies/ programmers.


10-01-2003, 12:38 PM
a good point, well said.

not sure what you meant by an aearch tool though.