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Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 06:41 AM
When creating a ball or moving an object I want to constrain the ball to be a perfect circle or move something in a constrained position using the Control or Shift key. This doesn't work on my Mac.
Please advise.

Thanks

Kuzey
12-16-2008, 07:27 AM
We are talking about Modeler right.....control works for me in the latest beta.

Kuzey

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 07:37 AM
Sorry. Yes, it is Modeler. I have 9.5 Beta for Mac installed, but there were to many issues as it was running into product key issues with my 9.3.

Kuzey
12-16-2008, 07:47 AM
Are you pressing control key first, then trying to move it in the beta?

If it's still not working for you, it's best to post it in the beta forum.

Kuzey

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 07:48 AM
I am actually not using Beta. I am using 9.3.

Kuzey
12-16-2008, 07:53 AM
Ahhh...I see :)

If you are using 9.3.1 on an intel Mac then that is your problem, LW9.3.1 came out well before the new Macs arrived and therefore is quite buggy.

Try the beta version instead.

Kuzey

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 07:55 AM
I would like to, but I heard the License key has to be constantly changed.

Kuzey
12-16-2008, 08:07 AM
It gets renewed every 30 days or so, and they get posted on your product page. You simply copy and past it into the license key and away you go.

There might be a delay in releasing new license keys due to a holiday or what not.....just something to keep an eye out for. You shouldn't be without a key for more than a few days if that happens, depending on your time zone.


Kuzey

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 08:08 AM
OK. Maybe I will give it a shot. I wish we would know when the full release will happen.

Kuzey
12-16-2008, 08:21 AM
The good thing about the beta is you get a heads up on the new features, instead of having a bigger learning curve later on.

The only thing that's really stopping it's release is the Mac related bugs and they are working on those.

PS...those are just my views and nothing official, I have no relationship with Newtek other than using their product :hey:

Kuzey

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 08:23 AM
Thanks. I am a beginer and just start a 3D Garage training dvd set. Loads of fun!
If you know of any other learning/training tips please pas on.

Thanks for your help.

Stephen.

Kuzey
12-16-2008, 08:47 AM
It's my pleasure :thumbsup:

Newtek has many short and long video tutorials...that would get you off to a flying start:

http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/training.php

These are more LW9+ related, showing new features etc.

ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/LW_9/

ps. videos at the ftp site could also be on the main training link, I didn't have time to check :D


Kuzey

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 08:52 AM
Sweet. Downloading now!

JeffrySG
12-16-2008, 09:46 AM
The constraining should work in 9.3.1 as well. It might make use of the 'control' key instead of the 'command' key though. Just make sure you hold it down before click-dragging though, like Kuzey mentioned. I know I would constrain in 9.3 when I used it.

Stephen0523
12-16-2008, 09:55 AM
Problem solved! Thanks