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pawn707
08-27-2006, 12:48 PM
Some bugs with Motion Designer, specifically when calculating. My scene works fine in LW 8.5 but not in 9.

This was confirmed in my initial thread. I wanted to report it here, too.

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=56069


Ok so I tried TWO online tutorials for this before asking a question. Both are located on the Lightwave3d.com site ("curtain" tutorial and the "flag" video tutorial).

Everything in both instances seems to be fine until I calculate. Instead of being cool looking cloth motion I get something where it seems the geometry "explodes" towards the camera (no matter where I place the camera) and then the geometry vanishes completely (even when rendered).

It's kind of hard to describe except that once I hit "start" to calculate the geometry gets HUGE in relation to the camera (even my image map pixelates) and then the geo. goes away, though a bounding box is left.

Anyone got ideas? I've got subdivision to "last" etc. I've done both tutorials several times...no avail.

Thanks. :cursin:

pawn707
08-27-2006, 01:38 PM
Also, I calculated and rendered in 8.5 then decided to check LW 9 to see if the info would carry over. Using the .mdd file LW 9 can open and render the scene properly. HOWEVER when I went to tweak some MD settings and re-calculate the problem occurred again.

I guess LW 9 can't calculate MD motion?

RedBull
08-27-2006, 02:10 PM
Myself and others have noticed and mentioned it before.

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54696&highlight=Motion+Designer

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55620&highlight=Motion+Designer

It is broken, and hopefully will be addressed soon.

If NT were smart there would be a legit bug forum or sticky thread
for LW9, and not just the beta forums, for which many people aren't participating. It's stupid to have multiple messages complaining on the same thing, a single sticky thread or bug forum would resolve this.