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    Please don't read his mail backwards !

    Please don't read his mail backwards !
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    Assuming you mean triangular polys the tripple...

    Assuming you mean triangular polys the tripple command in modeler should do it nicely. This is a basic function easily found in the manual. :)
  3. Poll: My first version of Lightwave (after having used...

    My first version of Lightwave (after having used Sculpt 4D, Caligari and Imagine) was actually some version of Lightwave with some program called Lightrave, right before the official 3.5 standalone...
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    We have had all kinds of computers running...

    We have had all kinds of computers running different versions of LW for years.

    One constant seems to be: ATI cards = openGL problems
    Nvidia cards =...
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    Thanx for the replies. I usually do manage to...

    Thanx for the replies.

    I usually do manage to convince students of the qualities of Lightwave, I can say that just about every final project made in our school in the last 10 years was made with...
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    What happened to Lightwave ?

    I have been teaching computer animation for some 15 years now.
    The program of choice has always been Lightwave.

    I'm used to having students that wonder why we use Lightwave and not Max or Maya...
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    Don't know if this helps... I have been...

    Don't know if this helps...

    I have been teaching LW for years now. Till last schoolyear I had to use 5.6. It was okay, even final projects were made with this version. Over the years we did add...
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    41 Now it seems in this forum that's not even...

    41 Now it seems in this forum that's not even that old :)
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    Two remarks : Disney decides to go 3D only and...

    Two remarks :

    Disney decides to go 3D only and everybody goes balistic. Dreamworks decided to do just the same a few months earlier and nobody seems to mind.

    I'm sure there's lots of "behind...
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    I don't think Disney is dead. They have been...

    I don't think Disney is dead. They have been there before, as mentioned in previous posts. One day they will see the error of their ways and have yet another renaisance.

    Besides, who says...
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    Not wanting to turn this into an Amiga tread... I...

    Not wanting to turn this into an Amiga tread... I started way back in the Amiga days too, 4 megs of ram doesn't sound like much but it was plenty for an Amiga program to run. BTW, LW used to be a...
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    And a happy New Year from Belgium ! :)

    And a happy New Year from Belgium !

    :)
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    Maybe one day... first they will have to start...

    Maybe one day... first they will have to start selling in numbers though.

    One can always dream...:)
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    I was okay with the 3.5/5.0 interface. I liked...

    I was okay with the 3.5/5.0 interface.
    I liked the 5.5/5.6 interface.
    I don't like the 6.0/7.5 interface.
    I may or may not like the 8.0 interface.

    But I will still be using LW as long as it has...
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    Any time... Happy wavin'....:)

    Any time... Happy wavin'....:)
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    This is probably a matter of placing the...

    This is probably a matter of placing the skelegons in the right layer. If they are in layer 1, the same one as your object they will be assigned right. If you made them in any other layer you will...
  17. Thread: LW Versions

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    For Europe that will have to be...

    For Europe that will have to be www.newtek-europe.com

    The American EDU sites won't work. Any European reseller can give you the same deal though.
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    Yep, that's it ! Best interface LW ever had. An...

    Yep, that's it ! Best interface LW ever had. An improvement on the Amiga style one and not as gadgety as the current ones
    And surely now LW [8] will have this nice style again...:p
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    Hmm, I really think you're jumping in without...

    Hmm, I really think you're jumping in without reading the manual, no good...


    In layout you select render options under the rendering button.
    Under the output files tab you choose Save RGB and...
  20. Thread: Plasticine

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    How about cell shading to get that hand drawn...

    How about cell shading to get that hand drawn look ?
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    I see your point and agree partially. There are however situations where CGI can help enhance more traditional techniques. Even...
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    Maybe you are missing something obvious here... ...

    Maybe you are missing something obvious here...

    The picture you show is from the layout module.
    A "create" button would be found in the modeler module.

    Better check your manual... :)
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    LW is kind of picky when it comes to video cards....

    LW is kind of picky when it comes to video cards.

    This is my experience for all versions of LW I have used so far.
    I work with students a lot and they come with all sorts of cards that are good...
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    As mentioned earlier in this thread, while in...

    As mentioned earlier in this thread, while in subpatch mode (smoothed) press "o", in the options panel put a lower number, e.g. 3 under Patch Divisions. That will make it a lot less smooth.
    You...
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    Works just fine under XP. You might experience...

    Works just fine under XP. You might experience the white or yellow text on white background problem on the input boxes, that's related to the language settings in XP. Some people had this problem...
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    It's your pivot points doing it. If you parent a...

    It's your pivot points doing it. If you parent a child object it's pivot point is the point where it gets parented, if your object was not built with the pivot point in the right place your object...
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