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webshot
10-03-2003, 10:14 AM
I am just trying to get a feel for what plugins are out there for LW. I am coming from using 3d studio max, so I am used to having character studio around and renderers like Brazil. Are there anythings out there like this for LW? If so could someone post a few links. So far I really like LW. Just now getting over the interface......but it is pretty cool.

Any info greatly appreciated.

hrgiger
10-03-2003, 10:24 AM
Well, unfortunately (depending on how you look at it), Lightwave's architecture is currently not open to third party renderers like Brazil or Mental Ray. Fortunately, Lightwave has always been known for its high quality renders and one could argue that Lightwave does not need it. However, I wouldn't be opposed to being given the option to use a 3rd party renderer.

As far as plug-ins and availability, there is a lot. Check out http://www.flay.com This is a great hub and resource for Lightwave users and they have a plug-in search engine which pretty much covers most of the plug-ins you could want for Lightwave free and commercial.

A few of my favorites you can find here:

http://www.worley.com

http://acs.polas.net/acs/

http://www.hurleyworks.com/

http://www.nextlimit.com/

Lightwave is good now, but version 8 will be out sometime between 1 minute from now and December 31st this year. There are good things to come in 8.

toby
10-04-2003, 05:28 PM
Also see
www.richardbrak.net
for his awesome modeling tool Rounder. I haven't seen anything like it for 3DSMax.

Just learning Max now and I don't really like it :D

Welcome to the real 3d world!