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DBMiller
05-26-2003, 07:31 AM
There is another way to simulate thickness based transparency if you can't get LW7.5c to work. I haven't used it much but it doesn't look too bad. It is a plug in called Coffee and can be found at http://koti.mbnet.fi/anttij77/index.htm The site is called Sininenplaneetta and has only 2 plug ins to offer but has a nice picture of the coffee plug in results.:)

DBMiller
05-26-2003, 07:33 AM
I just checked my post and found that the link doesn't work. Just type in the site name and that will take you to the link. Sorry.:eek:

RobinWood
05-26-2003, 01:57 PM
The link doesn't work because of the period. If you can edit the post, DBMiller, and take it out it'll work fine.

Clicking on the link and then deleting the final period works, too.

Yeah, Coffee is nice. I've been using it for some time.

DBMiller
05-26-2003, 02:37 PM
Thanks, Robin, that worked just fine.
Now the link works. DBMiller:)

Beamtracer
05-26-2003, 11:37 PM
Can't Lightwave 7.5c already do this?

I haven't upgraded to LW7.5c (still using LW7.5) however I thought this was supposed to be one of its new features.

Check in the texture editor and select gradient, and see if thickness is one of the new gradient options.

I may be wrong on that one.

RobinWood
05-27-2003, 12:08 AM
Yes, it can. So can G2. But not everyone can get 7.5c to work, as mentioned in the first post, and not everyone has G2.

Coffee! is free, works well, and means that you can have thickness based transparency anyway.

Personally, I'm waiting for the un-named shader that they used for the steam in the coffee-cup image on the website. ;)

wizlon
05-28-2003, 02:06 AM
7.5c can do it, make sure your surface is double sided, or has air polys. + pay attention to your object scale, so it ties in with your gradient settings.

Zarathustra
05-29-2003, 01:41 PM
Damn, you guys are dense. Once again, he said at the beginning "...if you can't get LW7.5c to work..."

Stop with the 7.5c instructions.

toby
05-30-2003, 01:10 AM
what's with the rude post?

phaedrus
05-30-2003, 03:33 AM
maybe he cant get 7.5c to work?
(calm down, its a little joke)

Zarathustra
05-31-2003, 09:16 AM
what's with the rude post?

Me? I'm stating facts. The user was pointing out options for 7.5, specifically "if you can't get LW7.5c to work" and people keep pointing out what you can do in 7.5c. I think not reading the initial post THOROUGHLY before responding is rude.

What's up with the political commentary? I thought this was a LIGHTWAVE forum.

toby
05-31-2003, 07:35 PM
Just because someone miss-reads a thread or wants to show how LW's gradient can work fine does not mean they are rude. Nor are you within bounds to join a thread just to insult them and tell them to stop posting. ;)

phaedrus
05-31-2003, 08:48 PM
tobys got as point...
plus how is pointing out your rudeness political?
if you disagree with someone theyre stupid for not reading the post correctly, if someone disagrees with you theyre being political and getting off the subject?
you'd make a fine politician...
now back to the scheduled programs...

toby
05-31-2003, 09:56 PM
(he's refering to my signature) -

DBMiller
06-01-2003, 08:06 AM
Who knew my simple post directing others to a free shader to use until LW 7.5c will work for everyone would cause so much strife? The point (aside from the shader) should be "what is NewTek doing about the problems we've been reporting?" Will LW7.5c work or not? :confused: