View Full Version : Thickness based transparency

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.:)

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:

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.

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

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.

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. ;)

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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. ;)

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...

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

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: