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03-06-2003, 04:23 PM
NewTek is pleased to announce the release of LightWave 3DŽ [7.5b], a free update to registered owners of LightWave 3D [7.5]. In this update you'll find major enhancements to LightWaveŽ's already robust script language, powerful new surface blending tools, support for DV devices as a preview display, and a network renderer for Linux. You may download the update from NewTek's web site at http://www.newtek.com.

LScript is enhanced with dozens of new commands, classes, and functions, and now allows C programmers access to LScript's Universal Requester tools. "LScript 2.6 is a massive update, with lots of goodies," said Steve Hurley, of Worley Laboratories. "It wouldn't be unreasonable to have called it 3.0, considering the major increase in power it offers to users to customize LightWave to their production needs."

The maintenance update includes Splinamate, a spline-control animation feature useful for animating objects such as hoses, tentacles, and more. The user can select how many control points the spline will have and whether the object will be "stretchy." SurfMixer is a new surface blending shader available from the Surface Editor, which allows blending the surface characteristics of two or more existing objects to create the surface characteristics for another object in the scene.

"SurfMixer is fantastic, a very valuable surfacing tool," said Jonny Gordon, of Zero Gravity Entertainment. "I used to have to morph objects to mix surfaces, and even then there was nowhere near the level of control as SurfMixer. And surface thickness gradients, how much do they rock? Saves SO much time stuffing around with weight maps, especially useful for translucency."

03-06-2003, 04:26 PM
I just want to be first who will reply :)

Thanks NewTek

P.S. I still didn't try or read all info but i want to reply first :)

Chris S. (Fez)
03-06-2003, 04:26 PM

03-06-2003, 04:41 PM
Yippee, and my copy of Aura should be here in the next couple of hours too.

03-06-2003, 04:44 PM
(sounds like song 2 from blur)

03-06-2003, 04:50 PM
Anyone tryed it yet :) ??

I have slow internet connection so i'am stil at 40% of download after 20 minutes ;)

03-06-2003, 05:12 PM
Christmas is March! WooooHoooo!

Thanks to Newtek...
Chuck! and Deuce! You both ROCK!!!

Happy, Happy, Joy Joy!

Everybody do the happy dance.....
Da, Da. Laa, Laa, step, kick.... twirl....... and repeat 500 times..
If it's just a tool, then whey the hell do i feel as giddy as a school girl..

Now when do we get LW 8!

Hibernation Mode : ON

Robert Zeltsch
03-06-2003, 05:23 PM

Can`t wait to try it out. ;)

Thank you.

03-06-2003, 05:27 PM
Hey give us some warning next time:)

I was leaning back on my chair waiting for the page to load and I nearly fell off!!

ohhhhh cant wait. downloading now..............

and fixing my chair;)

03-06-2003, 05:42 PM
after patch

modeler build 477 (3-apr-2002)

layout build 582 (14-feb-2003)
(so LW75b layout is a child of love)

Robert Zeltsch
03-06-2003, 05:47 PM
Hm, try Layout. In the readme file no changes in modeler are mentioned.

The improvements are in Layout only.

Tom Winnicki
03-06-2003, 05:52 PM

03-06-2003, 05:55 PM
Yeeeeaaah!!!! Come to papa, oh yes I can feel the love. Uuuugggh but I have to work now, no time to play :-)

Just one question? I've customised my menu configuration in 7.5. Can I still keep that and get access to the extra stuff in 7.5b?

03-06-2003, 06:18 PM
just install over present installation
scan for plugins again to add the new toys
and adjust menus to add the toys to the interface

can anyone confirm the build numbers after patch please

03-06-2003, 06:25 PM
:D :D :D I feel like I must have done something good in a past life... can't imagine what it must have been!:D :D :D

Sweet hit Newtek!

03-06-2003, 07:06 PM
I have PROBLEM after patching to 7.5b. Chuck and rest of guys could you please check my thread here.



03-06-2003, 10:57 PM
MMMMMMMMM Looking Good

03-07-2003, 02:30 AM
Newtek, thank you for upgrade ... and thank you for include some of my images in your gallery ... i am very happy with it.

Juan J. Gonzalez

03-07-2003, 08:25 AM
I'm having trouble finding/adding the SplineControl button to the interface. Can anyone help?

03-07-2003, 09:26 AM
letter releases tend not to override your configs, you will have to add any new plugins manually.


03-07-2003, 05:53 PM
Does this update file also work for videotoaster animator's edition or do I have to get an alternate file?

Thanks in advance.

03-08-2003, 03:17 AM
just want to say thanx for the update.
I was thinking you guys forgot about us.
oh yeah, the DV thing is kewl too.


03-08-2003, 03:30 AM

Jumps up and down in an anime style!


03-08-2003, 09:34 PM
It's interesting that Luxology hasn't mentioned the 7.5b update in their news section?? I just sent them and email to let them know. Not sure what's up??