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BeeVee
06-19-2008, 01:57 PM
Hi all,

As of now, if you visit your account at http://register.newtek.com you will see a new item in your My Downloads page. NewTek is making the LWO importer for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended freely available for Macintosh and Windows machines. Now you will be able to save a LightWave object and paint your UV textures directly in Photoshop. Of course, if you want to stay inside Photoshop for the rest of the process, the ideal thing would be to get Rendition (http://www.newtek.com/rendition/).

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daforum
06-20-2008, 06:50 AM
Is there a video showing Rendition in action? I would especially like to see object import and UV textures being painted.

daforum
06-20-2008, 08:38 AM
When i visit my account at http://register.newtek.com and try to download the Rendition Photoshop tutorials and Rendition Photoshop Documentation the download says "Safari can't open the page"

I managed to download everything else except these. Are they available yet?

BlueApple
06-20-2008, 08:50 AM
Thanks a lot for this!

The Dommo
06-20-2008, 01:25 PM
Does this only work through Rendition, or can you open a LWO in bog-standard PS Extended?

beverins
06-20-2008, 02:01 PM
magnificent

thank you so much!

Works just like the built in importers that come with CS3

andrew_y
06-20-2008, 02:17 PM
Does this only work through Rendition, or can you open a LWO in bog-standard PS Extended?

It does not require LightWave Rendition, but does require PS CS3 Extended.

Philbert
06-20-2008, 02:18 PM
When i visit my account at http://register.newtek.com and try to download the Rendition Photoshop tutorials and Rendition Photoshop Documentation the download says "Safari can't open the page"

I managed to download everything else except these. Are they available yet?

Ditto, I get the normal popup window, then an error "550 Cannot change directory"

Also how does one register for the Rendition beta? I was able to download it and install but nothing happens when I click it in Photoshop.

archijam
06-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Ben that is freaking awesome news, regardless of Adobe's implementation.

Top marks guys! :thumbsup:

Larry_g1s
06-20-2008, 03:02 PM
Very cool. Thanks!

Weetos
06-20-2008, 03:20 PM
Thanks Ben :thumbsup:

I've been playing around, but I'm not sure about the texturing part ? is there anything special to do to be able to paint UV maps ?

Philbert
06-20-2008, 03:36 PM
Thanks Ben :thumbsup:

I've been playing around, but I'm not sure about the texturing part ? is there anything special to do to be able to paint UV maps ?

I believe the way it's done is to set up the UV in LightWave with a blank image applied. save it and load the model and the blank image into Photoshop. Then you paint on the image. Each time you save the image the texture on the model gets updated. So it's not exactly ideal, but at least you don't have to jump back and forth between programs.

Cageman
06-20-2008, 04:28 PM
Then you paint on the image.

That sounds like a downer... I was expecting Adobe to have made it in a way that allows you to paint on the object. Oh well... maybe in CS4 then...

Philbert
06-20-2008, 05:13 PM
Yeah you definitely cannot paint on the object, when you move the brush tool over a 3D layer the curser changes to a circle, slash "no" symbol.