View Full Version : How are LayoutGeneric plugins invoked?

05-08-2006, 01:36 PM
I am just digging into LightWave plugin development, and am finding it lots of fun!

Unfortunately, I am completely confused about how LayoutGeneric plugins are actually invoked by users, and I was hoping someone could either point me at relevant docs, or could briefly run through this process.

I built and added the demo "hello" plugin, but I still haven't seen it run, and have no idea how to make it happen from the Layout app. Pretty frustrating... :)

-Donnie Pinkston

Adrian Lopez
05-08-2006, 02:23 PM
To execute the plugin: Layout -> Plug-ins -> Generic Plug-ins -> (Plugin Name)

You can also add it to a menu using: Layout -> Interface -> Edit Menu Layout

05-08-2006, 03:23 PM
Thanks Adrian.

My UI didn't have quite the same configuration as what you described. I should have stated that this is LightWave 8.5 - not sure if that is what you were describing. I'm so new to this app that I am still bumbling around quite a bit...

But, I was able to add my plugin to a menu like you described, and then I was able to invoke it. Quite a relief!


Adrian Lopez
05-08-2006, 03:34 PM
I'm still using Lightwave 7.5, but I'm glad it helped.