View Full Version : newbie surface editor question

03-05-2004, 04:09 PM
I am new to lightwave, and have what is probably a really stupid/simple queestion. I have been working my way through tutorials and have finally made something original, i have every piece of geometry in one of its own layers and for some reason when i load the surface editor, i can't see any surfaces. it has my object, and 'Default' as the only surface there. how do i get different regions of geometry to appear as different surfaces under the editor? how do i add new surfaces?

any help you be great. thanks in advance,


03-05-2004, 04:22 PM
You need to select the polys that you want to have a given surface and name them by pressing q and entering a name in the dialog. Also read the relevant chapters in the manual.

03-05-2004, 07:45 PM
Goto Chapter 31 in the manual....

also.... in the lw7manual.pdf

you can hit the search button at the top and type in ....

surface editor....

and it will list all the places where that is mentioned in the pdf...