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takit2xs
01-26-2006, 04:07 PM
Hi all -

I'm new to Lightwave, just did a fresh install of 8.5.

Everything runs smooth, except when I try to use the lasso tool. It does not draw a smooth, clean lasso line...it is broken and stepped. When I drag the mouse slowly the line is more broken and stepped, when I drag it quickly across the screen, the lasso path draws in more defined.

See an example screen grab here:

movies.fatbox.com/JC/LW_lasso_problem_example.jpg


Just upgraded today from a 6800 to a 7800 gfx card...both had the same problem. I'm running the latest driver for the 7800 - 81.96.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

JC

RudySchneider
01-27-2006, 03:46 PM
takit2xs ---
Sorry to tag along, but I've got a similar, albeit different, problem with the lasso (RMB) tool. My lasso doesn't even show up! Points are obviously selected once I close the loop and un-click the RMB, but I'd like to see the path while I'm dragging.

Someone else has already suggested that this may also be a video driver issue, but it USED to show up when I first installed LW 8.5 in December, and I'm pretty sure I haven't changed a thing since then.

BTW, takit2xs, I've seen similar broken lines appear as remnants during drawing or redrawing, associated with Open GL "issues" for other users. Not certain just what the "issues" may be, but thought I'd throw it out there...

jeremyhardin
01-27-2006, 07:39 PM
some potential threads help...
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43157&highlight=modeler+drivers
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43483&highlight=modeler+drivers
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31948&highlight=modeler+drivers

http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/77909774/m/168002036731/r/352005236731#352005236731
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2278&highlight=lasso+modeler+drivers

RudySchneider
01-27-2006, 11:04 PM
After re-installing LW8, and double-checking that my video driver is up-to-date, and downloading "the latest" NVidia Video BIOS, all to no avail, I was wildly dragging my mouse in one of the LightWave viewports while clicking the RMB, when I noticed that my lasso was indeed being drawn, but it was only sporadically visible, even less so than takit2xs's example.

I finally decided to try changing my mouse settings, and voila! Now I remember that I had to substitute a different, serial Logitech mouse for my usual USB wireless mouse a week or so ago. I'm guessing that, even though my wireless mouse was "working," certain features associated with its use with LW8 were lacking.

So, takit2xs, you may want to try your mouse settings, too!