View Full Version : Ooooooh! Spooky!

05-15-2003, 09:50 AM
In layout press CTRL + SHIFT + F1 and you see this . . .

05-15-2003, 10:27 AM
OK, I gave that a try. But now I see something that's really spooky. My full version of LW has converted to the Discovery Edition, WATER MARK AND ALL!!! How did this happen?:confused:

05-15-2003, 12:51 PM
OOPS. I forgot to plug my hardware key in. hehehe:D

05-15-2003, 01:01 PM
But what does it do???:confused:

05-15-2003, 02:30 PM
Supposedly, it uses an experimental renderer that sacrifices quality for the sake of speed. At least that's what I've read.

05-15-2003, 02:57 PM
I read about this in 3DWorld, can't recall exactly what it said but I remember something about stepping of IK.

05-15-2003, 03:05 PM
Yeah seems like it's about experimantal IK settings...

someone posted this on the plugin mailing list recently:

"Here, I will "paste" a documet I have found on this subject on flay.com,
but some of the steps don't work in LW 7.5b.
And finally, Michael Blackbourn sends in a tip on how to improve your IK speed in Layout.
This one's at your own risk and is part of LW's "Experimental Features":

First enable the experimental features in LW (crtl-alt-shift-f1)

Then bring up the experimental IK options (crtl-alt-shift-f3)

The options are:
Step Factor

I've found that I can double my FPS in layout by changing the values to:

Max: 0.5
Min: 0.002
Step Factor: .3
Iterations: 200

With almost no accuracy loss in the IK solution.

Some values can go to much higher or lower with more speed increase, but will affect different numbers of chains/characters differently. Whats acceptable for 1 setup might not work well for another."

( http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lw-plugin/message/9327 )

Well, the panels are there, but i didn't feel the urge to experiment yet :D