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Julez4001
05-04-2006, 11:55 AM
Can you guys take a page from XSI and Messiah concerning the use of (your) mdd format loader. the information is read per frame rather than loaded into memory. Its faster and doesn't require reselecting/reloading the mdd file.
Its your format and you guys should be at the forefront of its use.

Nitisara
05-05-2006, 05:39 AM
I agree that it is not good to load (scan) all MDD data during loading a scene.

Panikos
05-06-2006, 08:19 AM
Its a shame. Other apps, plugin developers made MDD format so effective, see MDD modeling.

LW MDD is slow in scanning, hard to save, hard to load

:thumbsdow

PeT
05-07-2006, 04:50 AM
denis pontonnier :

A streaming mdd loader ..

http://rendering.de/nano.cms/Lightwave/Lightwavenews/

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salve

PeT

jeremyhardin
05-07-2006, 08:56 AM
what benefit does it have over md plug? you can specify load limit there, and it comes with LW. 0 is whole timeline, then 1 and up is how many frames to load at once.

PeT
05-09-2006, 01:42 AM
denis :

I .. found a bug (see new updated file on my page)
when using a subpatched object user got an error with point number ..

Updated (05 / 08 / 06):

-It didn't work with subpatched object, fixed,
don't forget to set "Subdivision Order" to "Last",
before loading MDD file.
-Composite "End-Behavior" has been removed,
compositing with previous displacement is now allowed
with "Key-Move" set to "ON".
-A "Reset" mode has been added as "End-Behavior".

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/dpont/plugins/MDD_Pointer.html

see also :

http://www.spinquad.com/forums/showthread.php?p=130082&posted=1#post130082