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rednova
01-17-2012, 03:52 PM
Dear Friends:

I was reading some old lightwave documentation and found the
'lock & key plugin' mentioned.
Is this plugin actually available for lw 9.6 ?
And if not, is there another place where I can find it ?
Please help me !!!


Rednova

Celshader
01-17-2012, 09:40 PM
Dear Friends:

I was reading some old lightwave documentation and found the
'lock & key plugin' mentioned.
Is this plugin actually available for lw 9.6 ?
And if not, is there another place where I can find it ?
Please help me !!!


Rednova

My memory is fuzzy, but I think Lock & Key was a commercial dynamic parenting plug-in for LightWave 5.x. It was named after a stop-motion technique.


From http://www.agf.com.tr/english/lightwave/e_lwplugs.htm

Lock & Key can solve many of the typical LightWave 3D problems that character animators have, such as Gimbal Lock and foot slides. Also, the animator can parent any LightWave 3D item to another for any amount of keyframes. For example: parent the camera to a light, or perfectly parent items to bones.


I don't think it's sold anymore, but I have not required its use for rigs in 9.x/10.x.