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nuclearchutney
06-20-2005, 01:15 PM
quick question for you running 8.3 on OS X

i haven't used LW in quite a while (previous owned version was 6.5) and i just upgraded to 8.3 and did a dongle swap for the USB Duo Dongle so i could run LW 8.3....


i got it and i went to take a look at the Presets while in the Surface Editor in both Modeler and Layout... and there's nothing there...

ummm where'd they go?

art
06-20-2005, 03:23 PM
In case you are still looking for them, click on window/presets...
The presets shelf should open.

nuclearchutney
06-20-2005, 03:27 PM
In case you are still looking for them, click on window/presets...
The presets shelf should open.

heh i should explain that i can open the preset shelf itself... i just don't have any presets in the preset shelf directory itself...

i did a search in the preset directory... there are no preset files in the sub directories...

toby
06-20-2005, 03:47 PM
Did you look in the 6.5 presets folder? The installers don't always install new ones, you can just move it to the programs folder in 8.3.

nuclearchutney
06-20-2005, 04:05 PM
Did you look in the 6.5 presets folder? The installers don't always install new ones, you can just move it to the programs folder in 8.3.

here is the thing... uptil 6.0/6.5 i owned LW on the PC with a serial dongle... i never upgraded to 7.5... and now that i did upgrade, its to 8.3 but i am running on a Mac on OS X... i don't have a version or installer for pre-LW 8.3 for the Mac... so all the working presets i have are for on the 6.5 PC version...

can i copy the presets from PC 6.5 to Mac 8.3 and still have them work?

toby
06-20-2005, 04:09 PM
Couldn't hurt to try!

I think they're all .pst files, I don't think they're compiled so it should work -

art
06-21-2005, 06:52 AM
i did a search in the preset directory... there are no preset files in the sub directories...

Maybe that is the problem. I have over 400 .pst files in my <lightwave install>/programs/presets subfolders

nuclearchutney
06-21-2005, 10:20 AM
Maybe that is the problem. I have over 400 .pst files in my <lightwave install>/programs/presets subfolders

O.O

400?

holy cow...

i didn't know there were that many presets...


anyhow, i had a demo CD of 7 (that i grabbed at Siggraph 2004) so i installed it... copied the presets over and now everything shows up :)