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rosmo
08-04-2014, 05:14 AM
Hello,

I just did clean install of Windows 8 and then upgraded to 8.1. After everything vent fine, I installed LW 11.6.3, however, it doesn't load old scene files correctly any more.

When loading scene, LW doesn't give any error messages, nor scenes doesn't use any special plugins. Scene editor shows all objects correctly, but on main display they all seem to be somehow stretched or missing and I can't use zoom, pan tools. Also render outputs only white and VPR isn't working. If I make completely new scene and save & load it, everything seems to work perfectly.

Any suggestions?

I can't attach LWS-file here, since it is customers property :/

Thanks!!

rosmo
08-04-2014, 06:07 AM
Hello,
I just did clean install of Windows 8 and then upgraded to 8.1. After everything vent fine, I installed LW 11.6.3, however, it doesn't load old scene files correctly any more.


So, I did some digging. And it is definitely a bug.

Apparently Lightwave now reads my from Windows locale settings should LW use point or comma as decimal. So, if LWS-file was written as ENG-locale, point is used as decimal. If that file is opened on Windows where locale uses comma as decimal, LW doesn't handle it correctly and certain parameters such as camera and display settings are not read correctly.

I hope NT corrects this, since sharing LWS files can became troublesome with my colleagues.