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robar3d
02-18-2006, 09:18 AM
Hello, guys

I have LightWave 3D 8.2 and haven't gotten around to update to either 8.3 or 8.5. I use G4/1.25 GHz under Mac OS 10.4.5. Version 8.2 seem to be fairly okay so far but other tasks, job and life prevented me from employing LW 8.2 a lot in the past year.

So, guys, what would you recommend to update LightWave 3D in term of stability and usability under Mac OS 10 Tiger?

Thank you.

gatz
02-18-2006, 10:21 AM
The only thing I remember breaking with 8.5 was the 16bit Beta TIF loader. I also remember someone mentioning errors with Tree generator. Other than that it's there are enough perks to make it worthwhile.

rg

DP G4 1GHZ, 1.75 GB, 10.4.5, ATI 9800 2x20"

toby
02-18-2006, 02:44 PM
The current SNAFU is the preview crash bug, began with 10.4.3 and 8.3 or 8.5. If you run a preview of your animation, LW will dissappear when you close the preview.

robar3d
02-18-2006, 03:02 PM
I rarely use LW for animation. Just mostly for illustration. But thanks for letting me know about that "snafu". ;)

robar3d
02-20-2006, 11:01 AM
I am about to update LW3D 8.2 to 8.5 on my G4/1.25 Ghz with 1.5 GB of RAMs today.

Should I replace or config the Lightwave and Modeler preference files with the update?

Thanks.

toby
02-20-2006, 11:31 AM
I don't think you need to change anything -

Also note that you can keep 8.2 as well as having 8.5. Just duplicate the LW8.2 folder before updating.