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monfoodoo
05-30-2005, 09:57 PM
can i alter my camera res settings or add to them in the config file.
and where is the file for this? i found some settings from a book cd,and wanted to see if i could get them in. scott

Surrealist.
05-31-2005, 01:08 AM
I actaually don't think you can. We just had a thread on this recently. I think in the end create a scene with the settings, put it's icon on the desk top and start lightwave from that.

There is a way to add the scene to the start up line in the config file(PC) and you can also do something similar by right clicking on the LW icon and chose properties and edit a line in the target feild.(PC only)

I won't pass along either as they didn't work for me and even after restoring my config file I still got an error message "can't open scene file" every time I opened LW. So the real world solution in my opinon is just put the scene file on your desktop(PC)

On a Mac you are limited to opening the program from a scene file to get the settings.

(I got all of this initially from several entries in the book 1001 tips and tricks)

So as far as I know this is it though someone else might have a solution. It would be cool though if there was a way.

BeeVee
05-31-2005, 02:13 AM
Sorry to completely contradict you Surrealist. but yes both are possible on the PC (and the config editing is possible on the Mac too!)... :)

To edit your config to add your own camera presets in, find the LW8.cfg file (make sure LightWave is not running!) and look for the entry:

ResolutionPreset 640 480 1 0 0 640 480 VGA (640 x 480)

It should be near the top of the file...

The line can be parsed as follows:

640 horiz res
480 vert res
1 aspect ratio
0 0 640 480 limited region
VGA (640 x 480) name

For the loading of a scene, you need to use quote marks surrounding paths that have spaces in them. For instance, if your Target line in the Shortcut reads:

"C:\Program Files\LightWave [8]\Programs\Lightwav.exe"

And your scene file is located in:

C:\LW8 Content\Scenes\myscene.lws

The target line has to read:

"C:\Program Files\LightWave [8]\Programs\Lightwav.exe" "C:\LW8 Content\Scenes\myscene.lws"


B

MooseDog
05-31-2005, 07:45 AM
i found these on the web one day, but to the original author my apologies i completely forget who did them. anyway, as ben said copy and paste this into your config file :)

ResolutionPreset 640 480 1 0 0 640 480 VGA (640 x 480)
ResolutionPreset 800 600 1 0 0 800 600 SVGA (800 x 600)
ResolutionPreset 1024 768 1 0 0 1024 768 XGA (1024 x 768)
ResolutionPreset 1280 1024 1.0667 0 0 1280 1024 SXGA (1280 x 1024)
ResolutionPreset 720 486 0.9 0 0 720 486 D1 (NTSC)
ResolutionPreset 720 486 1.2 0 0 720 486 D1 (NTSC Widescreen)
ResolutionPreset 752 480 0.8592 0 0 752 480 D2 (NTSC)
ResolutionPreset 720 576 1.0667 0 0 720 576 D1 (PAL)
ResolutionPreset 720 576 1.4222 0 0 720 576 D1 (PAL Widescreen)
ResolutionPreset 752 576 1.0186 0 0 752 576 D2 (PAL)
ResolutionPreset 1280 720 1 0 0 1280 720 HDTV (1280 x 720)
ResolutionPreset 1920 1080 1 0 0 1920 1080 HDTV (1920 x 1080)
ResolutionPreset 2048 1536 1.0 0 0 2048 1536 FILM Full Camera Apeture (2048 x 1536, 1.0) [1.33]
ResolutionPreset 2048 1556 1.0 0 0 2048 1556 FILM Full Camera Standard (2048 x 1556, 1.0) [1.33]
ResolutionPreset 2048 1229 1.0 0 0 2048 1229 FILM Full Camera Apeture (2048 x 1228, 1.0) [1.66]
ResolutionPreset 2048 1107 1.0 0 0 2048 1107 FILM Full Camera Apeture (2048 x 1106, 1.0) [1.85]
ResolutionPreset 2048 1494 1.0 0 0 2048 1494 FILM Academy Full Frame (2048 x 1494, 1.0) [1.37]
ResolutionPreset 2048 1107 0.9 0 0 2048 1107 FILM Academy Projection (2048 x 1106, 0.9) [1.66]
ResolutionPreset 2048 1107 1.0 0 0 2048 1107 FILM Academy Projection (2048 x 1106, 1.0) [1.85]
ResolutionPreset 1806 1530 1.0 0 0 1806 1530 FILM Anamorphic Pre-Squeezed (1806 x 1530, 1.0) [1.18]
ResolutionPreset 637 486 0.9 0 0 637 486 FILM Anamorphic Pre-Squeezed PVR PROXY (637 x 486, 0.9) [1.18]
ResolutionPreset 2048 868 1.0 0 0 2048 868 FILM Anamorphic Un-Squeezed (2048 x 868, 1.0) [2.35]
ResolutionPreset 720 275 0.9 0 0 720 275 FILM Anamorphic Un-Squeezed PVR PROXY (720 x 275, 0.9) [2.35
ResolutionPreset 3508 4961 1 0 0 3508 4961 A3 (300dpi Port)
ResolutionPreset 4961 3508 1 0 0 4961 3508 A3 (300dpi Land)
ResolutionPreset 2480 3508 1 0 0 2480 3508 A4 (300dpi Port)
ResolutionPreset 3508 2480 1 0 0 3508 2480 A4 (300dpi Land)
ResolutionPreset 1748 2480 1 0 0 1748 2480 A5 (300dpi Port)
ResolutionPreset 2480 1748 1 0 0 2480 1748 A5 (300dpi Land)
ResolutionPreset 2550 3300 1 0 0 2550 3300 Letter (300dpi Port)
ResolutionPreset 3300 2550 1 0 0 3300 2550 Letter (300dpi Land)
ResolutionPreset 2200 3400 1 0 0 2200 3400 Tabloid (200dpi)
ResolutionPreset 1063 614 1 0 0 1063 614 Business Card (300dpi)
ResolutionPreset 1417 1417 1 0 0 1417 1417 CD Label (300dpi)
ResolutionPreset 3600 2400 1 0 0 3600 2400 6" x 4" Photo (600dpi)
ResolutionPreset 768 576 1 0 0 768 576 D1 PAL (Square Pixel)

Surrealist.
05-31-2005, 01:43 PM
Sorry to completely contradict you Surrealist. but yes both are possible on the PC (and the config editing is possible on the Mac too!)... :)

"C:\Program Files\LightWave [8]\Programs\Lightwav.exe"

And your scene file is located in:

C:\LW8 Content\Scenes\myscene.lws

The target line has to read:

"C:\Program Files\LightWave [8]\Programs\Lightwav.exe" "C:\LW8 Content\Scenes\myscene.lws"


B
Sorry, I wasn't talking about presets and looking at the post I realize I may have misunderstood the question. I was talkjing about default resolutions on start up - which WAS something I thought you couldn't change. hence, the scene file.

I knew about the presets. Also am aware of the sentax and the quotes but the way I had it, it didn't work. I'll check it but I think the way it was in the book sentax-wise it is as you have it there. If not maybe there is a mistake - I'll check.

In any case it made me take another look. I don't knoiw if it is new or what but it's right there in the config file. ( I am in 8.3) Again I was either misled by the book or it's new.

On the PC documents and settings/ Your computer name/ LW8. cfg

Make a back up of course, edit and save.

Thanks again Ben!