View Full Version : Silo integration with Lightwave

01-14-2008, 04:17 PM
I'm about to purchase Silo but before I do, I had some general questions. All the models that I am going to model in Silo are going to be animated. What's the pipeline between Silo and Lightwave like?

Thanks ahead.

01-14-2008, 05:12 PM
Export the model from Silo, load into LW. :)

01-15-2008, 02:39 AM
I model in LW, export the .lwo out as an .obj. Then I load the .obj into Silo2 for it's slick UV unwrapping tools.. Then I export the changes back out to an .obj. Then I load the new .obj back into LW.

01-15-2008, 03:08 AM
It would be so sweet if Silo built in a LWO import/export the way Andrew has done with 3DBrush.

01-15-2008, 03:36 AM
Silo exports OBJ. That's pretty much all you need to know. ;)

01-15-2008, 07:01 AM
OK. Nice. Export. Import. Bingo.

I guess I was mainly concerned about the ability to create highly detailed meshes and still animate them. For example, from what I've heard about Zbrush, you can export the mesh along with a displacement map to apply in Lightwave (because LW can't easily handle the normal poly count of a highly detailed Zbrush model).

Does it work the same way in Silo?

And should I be considering 3DBrush or Modo in addition to Silo? I'm very impressed with Silo at the moment, but do any of you have particular favorites for organic modeling?

01-15-2008, 07:16 AM
3d Brush is great.

01-15-2008, 09:02 AM
As Larry says, 3DBrush is great - I'm very glad I got on board when I did, even though I may not use it a lot now, it's a heck of a tool to have in your arsenal.