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fredfx
03-09-2016, 04:19 PM
I've been trying to export a VRML file from Modeler, but the file only has this info when I open it in a text editor.

#VRML V2.0 utf8
# Created Wed Mar 9 15:17:18 2016 with VRML97 plugin for LightWave3D from NewTek, Inc.
# www.NewTek.com
# Plugin Version: 2.1.0


I want to use it for 3D printing.

Any ideas? Am I doing something wrong?

prometheus
03-11-2016, 07:12 PM
what lw version?

I could export out to wrl with lw 2015.3.. and open it with freecad, and the object is there, I could open it notepad too, and there is both the info you get and also a lot of shape coordinates info.
So I would conclude you might be doing something wrong..or have a version of lightwave where the plugin might not work as it should.

Note...donīt think you can open the wrl file again with lightwave, which might seem a bit odd in terms of I/O operability.

clintonman
03-12-2016, 04:24 PM
I did a quick test and found that the geometry has to be in the first layer, but even when it's not I get more than just the comments. LW 11.6

#VRML V2.0 utf8
# Created 3/12/2016 3:22:45 PM with VRML97 plugin for LightWave3D from NewTek, Inc.
# www.NewTek.com
# Plugin Version: 2.1.0
WorldInfo { title "Unnamed"
info [
""
"Output by Lightwave3D from NewTek: http://www.lightwave3d.com"
]
}
Shape { geometry IndexedFaceSet { coord DEF Unnamed_Points Coordinate { point [
] }
} }
DEF Unnamed_ObjXForm Transform { children [
# Polygons with surface named Default
] } # _ObjXForm End