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10-06-2016, 12:58 PM
Hi Everybody,

We have a new project just about ready to release. SNip3 is a simple, easy to use standalone utility app for LW users. You can use it to batch render your LW scenes using LWSN-3. You can use it to watch and playback the render output folder during a LWSN-2 session. You can use it to view and playback long image sequences consuming massive amounts of memory without any significant hit to your system ram. It comes with a Diff tool for quickly picking out differences bewteen renders of the same scene using different versions of LW or 3rd party renderers or from different versions of the same scene. It includes a few other unique image processing tools from a state of the art computer vision library that we've been playing around with here.

SNip3's roots are from back in the day when one of my jobs was making sure FPrime always worked with the latest vesions of LW and vice versa. It became apparent during the end of beta cycles that if I wanted to do a good job and still get some sleep I'd have to automate some of my beta testing chores. I taught myself enough Lua to write a script that batch rendered a bunch of scenes and spit out an html page showing any differences. This incarnation has evolved into a c++ interactive opengl app with a flexible gui system designed to maximize your workspace area.

Here's a few demo videos
Demo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcNcWtzd8mE)
Workflow LWSN2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBP1LulfmoM)
Batch Rendering (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsmuSucwnAE)
Image Processing (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5utY1Hs-V8)

There's a demo version of the latest beta for Windows available now from the website; (http://hurleyworks.com/wordpress/portfolio/snip3/)
The demo version only works with the demo content provided in the "assets" folder that's included in the download

We working on the Mac port now and hope to release next week Price will be $36 with a week long launch special price of $24

10-06-2016, 01:05 PM
Cool.. thanks!

10-06-2016, 01:57 PM
glad you are with use Hurley ... top notch !

10-07-2016, 07:43 AM
Smoooth Operator!!!!

10-08-2016, 09:55 AM
Me like it !
And LWremesher seems cool also, even if I already use instant meshes. But having it directly inside LW will be really cool.

10-08-2016, 04:26 PM
Me like it !
And LWremesher seems cool also, even if I already use instant meshes. But having it directly inside LW will be really cool.

Yes, Instant Meshes is very cool technology! One feature I'm trying to provide in LWRemodeler that's not available in Instant Meshes is surface reconstruction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvJS-kazgy8&feature=youtu.be)

10-08-2016, 11:49 PM
Wow, I'm pretty sure the day you issue this plug-in, I'm one of your first customers.
OfC, I already have 3D-coat, but I've found Instant Meshes to be better at auto-retopology than 3D-Coat. Of course, for manual retopo, 3D-Coat is a blast, but that's another story. Surface reconstruction would definitely be a big plus.

Edit : after using instant meshes, when I import back in Lightwave, there is always some cleaning to do, especially removing 1 point polys, and flipping some normals. Not a big fuss, but do you have the same need in your plug-in ?

10-24-2016, 07:26 AM
Hi Everybody,

We're pleased to announce the Windows version of SNip3 is shipping today (http://hurleyworks.com/wordpress/portfolio/snip3/). There's a launch special price of $24 until midnight November 1.

The Mac version is running but still has some stability issues. We'll have a launch special for the Mac too when it's done.

Here's a workflow demo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcNcWtzd8mE).

And if you purchase please view the licensing video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTk4h4CxtbE) before trying to install