View Full Version : 16 bit tiff plug-in for Mac Users ???

11-30-2007, 08:57 AM
Hi Everybody,
I just wondered if there is anybody out there who located a 16 bit tiff plug-in for Mac Users (for LW 9 or 9.3). I am trying to import a ZBrush Displacement map, but apparently it won't work unless you import it as a 16-bit tiff file, which needs a plugin.

Has anyone had any experience with zBrush and Lightwave?

Like to hear of any useful tutorials, links or useful comments.


11-30-2007, 12:27 PM
The v9.3 and v9.3.1 TIFF loader and saver should handle 16-bit and 32-bit TIFF files, including grayscale files.

11-30-2007, 02:49 PM
Hi Everybody,

Like to hear of any useful tutorials, links or useful comments.


12-09-2007, 10:55 AM

I'm actually working under window xp pro, 32 bit, and cannot load 16 bit TIFF files, here's what I got when I try to:


16 bit TIFF RVB are impossible to open, and gray scale are unusable.
This displacement comes from ZBrush, so I make some in photoshop but I got the same problem, even with the Lynx plug in, and with all the 9.x version.

Should I do something instead of convert all my displacements to 8 bits???

12-10-2007, 09:35 AM
Hi Mucus,

If you save that as a TIFF file, does it work? That file appears to be a .PSD file.


12-10-2007, 10:59 AM
Oh my god, I was so disappointed by this bug that I don't look at that (Just render displacement with Zbrush as TIFF but I got PSD), I'm sorry and with the TIFF it work fine! :bowdown: