View Full Version : About using old LW files in New LW8 system

10-06-2003, 07:06 PM
I heard there will be new IK system in LW8. Is that ok to use
the old files ( rigging in LW7.0) in Lightwave8 ?
And also is that ok using old plugings in Lw8 ?

10-06-2003, 10:04 PM
Newtek has usually provided some backwards compatibility with old features when replacing them. Like the Steamer/HV discussion. You can (could?) still render steamer scenes for quite some time after it was removed in 6.0

10-06-2003, 10:07 PM
There is always forwards compatibility. If they change the file format all old objects and scenes will move to the new format like it did from the 5.x to 6.x. I doubt they messed with the format though but I could be wrong.

10-07-2003, 12:45 AM
I had the feeling you could use the old Ik and new Ik in a scene at once ... I could be really wrong though :p

10-07-2003, 01:18 PM
I saw in the Siggraph streams that the old (current) IK system will still be inplace for backward compatibility along with the new system.

Man, I can't wait!


10-07-2003, 01:29 PM
The Old IK and New IK will both work together.....so you can rig parts with old and part with new and it will work together if you like :)

10-07-2003, 03:22 PM
You beat IK around for a while and Proton himself makes a appearance.