View Full Version : Preview Error: "Bad Movie. Bad!"

09-22-2004, 07:59 AM
I am running Lightwave 7.5 in Panther (10.3.5).

I keyframe a scene and attempt to make a preview.

I get the rather sadistic message : "Bad Movie. Bad!"

And then Lightwave crashes.

Any thoughts?

(I have been running Lightwave on G4 Macs for 3 years with various OS and LW version combinations. I never saw this message using LW 7.5 with Mac 10.2.8)

02-03-2005, 05:21 PM
I was wondering if you ever figured the "Bad movie, Bad!" error message problem out?

I have a student that started getting the same message while trying to preview a scene with a simple pivot rotation, and then Lightwave 7.5 crashes.

Let me know if you were able to solve this one.



02-10-2005, 07:00 AM

The first time you run a preview, Lightwave creates a file called CurrentPreview.mov in the Lightwave/Programs folder.

Subsequent users need write access to that file to pre-view their Previews.

Use the info panel or terminal to give read/write permissions to your specified group of users (or "everyone" as your case may be) for the CurrentPreview.mov file.

Best of Luck!

02-10-2005, 08:28 PM
Bad Movie, Bad!
Woah! Real bad! Maaaaan!
Who writes these error messages? :cool:
I get this error message if I ever try to create a preview in Lightwave. What's "bad" is that it seems to be a result of development of Lightwave on a "common code base" for both Windows and OS X. The thing has been ported across without regard to the permissions and hierarchies of a UNIX based operating system (ie, OS X).