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Ade
11-22-2003, 08:40 AM
Lets post 3rd party apps that help in everyday lightwave scenarios.

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Virtual window manager (http://wsmanager.sourceforge.net/)

I had this problem in Panther that when working with high polygon models, there is a huge lag between restoring an app to desktop view after hiding it.
While say for instance I was rendering a huge scene, there was a huge lag restoring modeler window pane if it was hidden while the render was going.

This app compliments features like expose', give it a go, I have it set for one desktop lightwave, next for modeler and the other for photoshop. Found it very useful, just hope theres no big bugs...:D

archiea
11-22-2003, 02:31 PM
Great one! and it was just updated for panther.

A perfect addition to virtual desktops is MenuMeters....

http://www.ragingmenace.com/software/menumeters/

It provides meters and graphs for the CPU, Disk activity (finally, disk lights!!!!), memory and the network I/O up on the menu bar. its panther freindly and a perfect way for LW users to monitor CPU activity (it displays duals separately), memory usage and even disk activity, as there is no other way to know if your mac is accesing the drive....

It should come standard with OS-X



and its free....

Ade
11-22-2003, 06:54 PM
Panther CPU Monitor has been updated to do many of those things like memory usage, BUT disk drive access, i dont think it can.