View Full Version : Does anyone know the step by step for 2.5b??????

02-12-2003, 03:50 PM
Is there anyway we could get someone to explain the steps involved for actually useing the Lightwave/Aura Plugin?

02-13-2003, 07:11 AM
1. Load LightWave 7.5 (Layout or Modeler)

2. Load Aura 2.5b

3. Load an object (or scene). For sake of example, load the space/spacefighters.lws

4. Go to Aura and fire up the LightWave Viewer filter under "Preview"

5. Select an object (SpaceFigher.lwo)

6. Go to surfaces and you'll see a list of surface names under "Surface". Channel lets you pick the relevant channel (Color, Diffuse etc). Texture allows you to pick the actual image map. Pick SpaceFighterBody/Diffuse/FighterMap.tga and hit Load.

7. You'll now see the diffuse map with the mapping geometry laid over it - hit the yellow "V" button on the window to turn the geometry display on and off.

8. Paint as you like over the texture - when you hit "Save" in the filter panel it will overwrite your image map with the new version. Go into LightWave and replace the image in the Image Editor to see the new version.

That's about it - the UV section will do the same but with the UV mapping types. Note: You have to already have an image mapped on to your saved object for this plugin to work.

02-13-2003, 07:21 AM
Thank you Aegis.
Its good to have a point by point direction for doing all this.

02-17-2003, 07:38 PM
the sky became so dark for lw users....
:mad: :mad: :mad: