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    LW was running during accidental shutdown? Maybe...

    LW was running during accidental shutdown?
    Maybe config files were trashed.
    So, open folder e.g. C:\Users\[user]\.NewTek\LightWave\[version]
    and delete config files.
    They will be regenerated...
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    Render to image sequence. Then you can use any...

    Render to image sequence.

    Then you can use any free or commercial app for joining frames together to any file format that you want.

    You can even use QuickTime Player:...
  3. In HD_Instance there were also virtual instances....

    In HD_Instance there were also virtual instances. Object to instance was written to disk in special optimized format (with KD-Tree or Octree, I assume), and when ray was passing through bounding box...
  4. No! Exactly reverse! Therefor instances are...

    No! Exactly reverse! Therefor instances are static poses, clones of existing mesh.
    There is not just mesh that you see directly. There is KD-Tree or Octree behind it, with the all data preprocessed...
  5. Why people cannot grasp so simple idea that...

    Why people cannot grasp so simple idea that instances are just infrastructure for equivalent nodal setup with nodes: Input > Ray Position/Ray Direction, Math > Vector > Transform, then output from...
  6. UV Map tells how to convert (project) 3d...

    UV Map tells how to convert (project) 3d coordinate space to 2d coordinate space of image.

    If you have simple quad polygon, you can use Make UV with projection Planar. You won't lose quality.
    But...
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    Use Sphere tool. In single viewport. Cut half of...

    Use Sphere tool. In single viewport. Cut half of it. Select edges. Then place mouse at center of old sphere and use Extender Plus (edges -> quads) and then Stretch tool.
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    You can check when somebody was on-line here on...

    You can check when somebody was on-line here on forum on his/her profile. e.g.
    https://forums.newtek.com/member.php/29694-RebelHill
  9. Thread: A cube script

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    Start from drawing cube on piece of paper....

    Start from drawing cube on piece of paper.
    Assign indexes to them.
    Assign values to them.

    e.g.
    left most X = -1
    right most X = +1
    (repeat for other axes as well)

    You will have list of...
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    If you have object in .OBJ format, load it,...

    If you have object in .OBJ format, load it, convert to .LWO, then save, and then you can rename vmaps.
  11. Old methods of searching image were just basing...

    Old methods of searching image were just basing on html image tag, name of image file, and website where image was used or linked. Later they implemented AI to analyze content of image.
    In old times...
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    Workaround: generate new .wav file from the...

    Workaround: generate new .wav file from the script and call LoadAudio command.
    Wav file format is typically just simple header with raw data.
    Write header, then as many seconds of delay prior true...
  13. Object Properties > Replacement drop-down pick...

    Object Properties > Replacement drop-down pick Level-Of-Detail Object Replacement.. pick up files for various distances..

    This option is "since ever"... you just have to have saved object..
  14. World Position is absolute. Position goes...

    World Position is absolute.
    Position goes through transformation matrix of entire hierarchy of objects.
    It is affected by offsetting child items, rotating, and scaling AFAIR.
  15. This is scene you want:...

    This is scene you want:
    https://forums.newtek.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=146923&d=1582398898

    146924
  16. Try Math Scalar Logic node with mode set to...

    Try Math Scalar Logic node with mode set to Greater Than.
    Take control null World Position, extract X, plug to Logic node.
    Second argument for logic will be X from window item.

    So entire thing...
  17. If you want joystick-like null controller below...

    If you want joystick-like null controller below or above character you want to animate,
    it is not distance (Math > Vector > Distance), which should be calculated,
    but difference, displacement.
    ...
  18. If yours intention is to make joystick-like...

    If yours intention is to make joystick-like controllers for character you animate, why you said in the first place about calculating distance from "parent" item to "children" item.. ?
    We should...
  19. I will send you it tonight. Right now I am way...

    I will send you it tonight. Right now I am way too busy. Sorry.
    I will send you the first registration utility and then when I will get reply from you, I will be able to send you plugin.

    - - -...
  20. To do what you said in OP, we need to extract...

    To do what you said in OP, we need to extract specific axis using Tools > Vector Scalar node.
    And optionally making it absolute (ignore sign) by using Math > Scalar > Abs.
    Then clamp it. Then use...
  21. If you need to limit Y axis to some specific...

    If you need to limit Y axis to some specific range, use Math > Scalar > Min and Math > Scalar > Max nodes. Like here:
    146916

    ..or you can use Math > Scalar > Clamp node like here:

    146917
  22. This is what I was talking about: 146915 ...

    This is what I was talking about:
    146915

    Current position of item is offsetted, by adding second vector ("offset"), to its base position.
  23. Offsetting vector is not a node but technique....

    Offsetting vector is not a node but technique. You need to do it using Math Vector Add node by yourself.
  24. Show yours the most up to date nodes..

    Show yours the most up to date nodes..
  25. 1. Gradient output is color. 0,0,0 for black...

    1. Gradient output is color. 0,0,0 for black 255,255,255 for white. In floating point it is 1,1,1.
    You can't easily enter values above white this way, as you are picking colors.
    Try alpha instead....
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