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pekka varis
03-23-2018, 09:39 AM

Does anybody know how to fix blurry layout view in 4K monitors?


See? It is just a little blurry. I have this settings:


And all other software looks good on my 4K monitor :)


03-23-2018, 11:40 AM
https://docs.lightwave3d.com/display/LW2018/Customizing+LightWave scroll down to near the bottom, it explains it, lightwave will not play well if you set to anything other than 100% as it wont scale well, i think you can override the desktop scaling by editing the shortcut to force it back to 100% using anything other than 100% in windows can also cause mouse problems and other issues (that's why i changed my monitors for 42" 4k displays, lots of real estate and just about big enough to see)

03-24-2018, 01:05 PM
Does this mean it will not display nicely on a 5k retina iMac for instance?

I am currently looking at a new 27 inch monitor for my MacPro, but can't decide between 4k and QHD.
I think at native 4k, everything would be tiny (as you suggest), which makes me think just get a Dell Ultrasharp at 2560x1440 rather than run a 4k at that rez (as a retina display).

03-25-2018, 03:44 AM
I had the same dilemma choosing between 27 inch 4k or 1440. I ended with 1440 Benq PV270 and goes with LightWave very well. The buttons are large enough and plenty of space in viewports for my taste.

03-25-2018, 04:01 AM
I am thinking 1440 native is way to go, also I am not a ‘glossy’ screen fan, which is why I like the ultrasharps.
Seems pointless having 4k and running at 1440 rez.
Thanks :thumbsup:

03-25-2018, 04:28 AM
Speaking for myself, 27 inch monitor is the biggest I can handle moving my eyes only. I am not a fan of moving head around.

03-25-2018, 07:50 AM
I have a new 27 inch iMac. It's nice but the text on the buttons is extremely small. No way to scale it up unless you jump through too many hoops for my liking.

03-25-2018, 09:16 AM
For the Mac users, have you ever used the Accessibility->Zoom options that can be set up in System Preferences. I have set this up on my older MacBook Pro to see the small text on the LW buttons. All I have to do is hit the Control+Option keys and a small zoom window opens at the cursor position and allows me to see the small text and goes away as soon as I release the Control+Option keys and then I make the selection.

pekka varis
03-26-2018, 04:01 AM
Thank you!

I have problems pasting the "----dpiaware" at the end of the targetline of the shortcut of my layout.exe.

Win gives me error. See here:140864


03-26-2018, 05:40 AM
My Finish is a little rusty, but it look like you don't have a space efter the " try to add a space after, like this: "pathtoexecutable"<SPACE>--options

Note: I know the doc say ----dpiware but I think the correct is --dpiaware, but I could be wrong there.

03-27-2018, 02:15 AM
Yes, I think it should be double dash, not four. Will check (and correct the docs as needed).

PS. In fact below in the description it mentions two dashes - "Launching LightWave with the "--dpiaware" argument"

03-27-2018, 03:46 AM
Maybe someone else fixed it, there was four of them at one place yesterday ;)