View Full Version : LW8 OpenGl Preview with Calculation?

04-26-2004, 11:28 PM
Hey guys!
What about giving us the option to create an OpenGl Preview when we Calculate Dynamics? Nice little toggle switch next to the Calculate button? Oh yeah, side note: Add an Abort next to it too? (ctrl doesnt always work right)

Using the great, new Dynamics, I do alot of calculations.
After waiting for them to compute, I then create an OpenGl Preview to see how it really plays back.
Because I just went through the shot frame by frame when calculating, and then must do it again to create the OpenGL, it seems like a waste of time, especially when doing many tests.

So why not give the user the choice to create a normal OpenGl preview with the calculation in the background and kill two birds with one stone?

Is this possible?

Thanks! And thanks for a fun LW8, I look forward to 8.1-8.5! ;)

06-24-2004, 05:01 PM
This would be a very helpful feature!

07-14-2004, 11:50 PM
I believe that with lightwave 8 hardfx and softfx, it was designed to calculate once, and then just about every parameter is adjustable after calculation, just if you changed movement of objects in the scene, the calculation would need to be redone