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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.

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.


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

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.

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". ;)

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?


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.