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  1. Thank you both for the replies. Tim, I looked at...

    Thank you both for the replies. Tim, I looked at your model and see what you mean.

    I will try those suggestions.

    This is a scientific model of a neutron, it's part of a set of stills for a...
  2. How to handle intersection of 3 cylinders

    I have LW 2018 and in a model I have 3 cylinders. All are same dimensions (x,y,z) and are in a Y formation. Refer to screenshot Cylinders1.

    In screenshot Cylinders2, I have two layers visible...
  3. In Modeler, I measured the length of an edge...

    In Modeler, I measured the length of an edge using Detail> Measure> Measure Points. After that, I found on the web that there is a formula. If you are interested, here is the article.
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  4. Calcualte Volume of Truncated Icosahedron

    I have a truncated icosahedron that has been scaled (Axis Scale) to an exact size. Is there a way to calculate the volume in LW 2018?

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    Should be "Calculate Volume...
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    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll remember it.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll remember it.
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    That worked very well and I learned something...

    That worked very well and I learned something new.

    Thank you very, very much.
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    Rotate Hand in Human Biped Rig

    I have LW 2018.0.4 and am new to rigging.

    I have a human biped rig in a male figure. The last thing to do is rig the hand. However, I am having problems rotating the hand. I am in Point mode and...
  8. Everything is going fine since I realized my...

    Everything is going fine since I realized my mistake.

    I'm now rigging a little bit at a time, then, cutting and pasting rig into same layer as mesh, saving incrementally, then sending to Layout to...
  9. Hold off on answering. In the original version...

    Hold off on answering. In the original version of the model I rigged, I copied the rig, cut it, then pasted it into the mesh layer, then saved and went to Layout. That's when I got the error...
  10. Genoma - Items can't be parented to their own descendents

    I'm using LW 2018.0.4.

    This is the first time I have rigged a model and it's a male figure. I had a model fully rigged with the Genoma Human Biped rig, then sent it to Layout, clicked Setup, then...
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    I ended up using the Boolean Subtract tool and...

    I ended up using the Boolean Subtract tool and that worked well for what I need. Screenshot from Modeler attached.

    Thanks for the help.

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    I don't need the ends to be capped. I'll try the...

    I don't need the ends to be capped. I'll try the drill.
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    Cut a Vortex in Half

    I'm pretty new to LW 2018 and doing some scientific illustrations.

    I created a vortex using the Torus+ plugin, then copied it so I had 10 identical vortexes. I surfaced each one with a different...
  14. I have this worked out now and wanted to post the...

    I have this worked out now and wanted to post the details.

    First off, there was no surface defined as "body" in the surface editor. The converted LightWave model I received came with an .mtl...
  15. Yes, I think you are right. I am just new to LW,...

    Yes, I think you are right. I am just new to LW, so I'm just learning what to do in this case.
  16. Thanks, I will look at Polytrans.

    Thanks, I will look at Polytrans.
  17. I'm new to LW, but I have loaded models in...

    I'm new to LW, but I have loaded models in different formats before. Generally, if the model has a UV map and you send it to Layout, it often will show up immediately. In other words, the whole...
  18. Maya Model converted to LightWave doesn't show UV map

    I'm using LW 2018 and have a Maya converted model (.lwo). It is a detailed human male figure. The mesh loads perfectly, but when I send it to Layout and the UV map doesn't automatically show up.
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  19. Thank you for the help. That worked very well.

    Thank you for the help. That worked very well.
  20. No, they're .jpg. I think the proper term is UV...

    No, they're .jpg. I think the proper term is UV maps, because they are like a 2D pattern of all the body parts.
  21. Import 3DS Mesh with textures into LW2018

    I'm new to LW and have made several scientific models for work I'm doing. But now, I need to get a male human model and do a visualization with it. Not an animation, just set it up with other...
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    The 2 point polygon network worked great. That...

    The 2 point polygon network worked great. That was what I wanted to do in the beginning, but I didn't know the correct terminology.

    Thanks, Sensei.
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    Okay. Thank you very much. I'll use your...

    Okay. Thank you very much. I'll use your suggestions.
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    I have attached the completed scene with objects....

    I have attached the completed scene with objects.

    Thanks.
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    Thanks for the replies. I understand what you...

    Thanks for the replies. I understand what you said. However, the grid overlay in this model does not line up with the edges of the Earth sphere primitive, or rather the normal latitude/longitude...
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