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    DXF import no longer working

    Well for some reason since the upgrade from Lightwave 10 importing 3D DXF's result in an empty file in Lightwave 2018. The program seems to open the file but then shows no objects in any layer....
  2. Ligtwave 2018 keeps starting in discovery mode

    Lightwave was working just fine, then just today when I open it it starts in discovery mode. I get my license key file from my account and drop it into the splash window like normal, Lightwave pops...
  3. Welcome to 2019, Most FX houses cannot keep...

    Welcome to 2019, Most FX houses cannot keep hundreds of 3D graphics artists on staff as permanent employees. Just watch the credits of just about any Marvel studios production. It can take 20 minutes...
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    What he said.... I found it helps dramatically...

    What he said.... I found it helps dramatically with the firefly issue.... Turn off glossy reflections.
  5. I know as I deleted the underlying layer from...

    I know as I deleted the underlying layer from which the urchin spikes were generated. There is a sphere in a different layer but it is far too subdivided to result in the spikes. I think that I used...
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    Chrysler 300

    Something that I have been refining for a couple years now, full interior engine bay and suspension. Forever tweaking the surfaces to achieve a distinctive refractive paint finish.145330
  7. How in the love of @#&(Q#[email protected]&#!!! did I do this????

    Perhaps it is a sign of getting decrepit. But have you ever done something in the past and revisit it a significant time later and cannot for the life of you figure out HOW YOU DID IT? Well that is...
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    Eliminating fireflies in light wave 3D

    Below is a link to an excellent tutorial on how to get rid of those pesky fireflies in you renders. It goes through step by step on how using environment lights can get rid of those rendering...
  9. Ok so I went in and changed the render co;or...

    Ok so I went in and changed the render co;or space to SRGB and using the Microsoft Video 1 codec, but I am also having it output Individual PNG frames. I really wanted uncompressed frames but it is...
  10. After effects claims it is a unsupported format...

    After effects claims it is a unsupported format and media info comes back with no information other than the file size and a stream type as generic. As I mentioned I rendered it out at full frame...
  11. Animation AVI reported as corrupted or has no image

    I have rendered out a scene for 6 hours and the resulting avi file is either reported as corrupted or totally blank when trying to play it of import it into an editing program. The resolution is 1280...
  12. Thread: Light exclusion

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    Fortunately it still works when you set the...

    Fortunately it still works when you set the surface of the object to standard. But does not work when set to BSDF. When set to BSDF there is no node combination where the object is not effected by...
  13. Thread: Light exclusion

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    Light exclusion

    I have an luminous object in a layer. I go to that objects properties and set it to exclude all lights. It shows up being excluded in the light properties panel. Yet when I change the brightness of...
  14. Layout 2018 menus, tools, and option settings

    Layout 2018 menus, tools, and option settings
    I am certain I am not the first to ask this question. So perhaps this should be a sticky.

    I just updated from 2015.3 to 2018. Many of the menu items...
  15. Layout 2018 menus, tools, and option settings

    I am certain I am not the first to ask this question. So perhaps this should be a sticky.

    I just updated from 2015.3 to 2018. Many of the menu items have moved elsewhere and I am having to spend...
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    Layout no longer opening

    When ever I try to start Layout I get a small black window on screen with S220 in the title bar. Modeler starts fine however. I remover the LW and LWEXT cfg files bit it still happens. This happens...
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    Next render

    Attached is the render using SRGB and Limit Dynamic range. As you can see much of the zigzag lines have been remedied. What I will do next is to render at a larger resolution and then reduce to fit....
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    I will try to limit the dynamic range, but having...

    I will try to limit the dynamic range, but having very bright sharp highlights in renders sometimes helps with realism as often it occurs in photographs of hard shiny surfaces. Actually thank you for...
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    Persistant Anti Aliasing issue

    I am having antialiasing issues. I have tried all sorts of sample ranges, Sampling patterns with and without adaptive sampling. But as you can see, especially in the bright highlights I get horrible...
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    NOTE If you have IE 11 then you will have the...

    NOTE If you have IE 11 then you will have the same problem! There is a fix for this but NEWTEK programmers have to apply it and republish the Webhelp files.

    The FIX is from Adobe at this URL
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  21. Thanks mucho, Very Bueno! Nailed it, as soon...

    Thanks mucho, Very Bueno!

    Nailed it, as soon as I set the procedural to world coordinates the procedural rendered on the morphed object. While it is a bit compressed and needs tweaking I can deal...
  22. Procedurals not rendering on morphed object

    :help: Alrighty then, I have a object and a morph target. Both havethe identical procedurals assigned to he surface. When I render the scene the Morph target renders fine with all the procedural...
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    LW10.1 GUI problem

    Posting this to see if anyone has had this issue and found a solution.

    Installation is on a Dell XPS with Nvidia graphics 1920 X1080 screen resolution.

    When I open either Modeler and Layout and...
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    I certainly fit the age qualification, but right...

    I certainly fit the age qualification, but right now I'm so up to my neck in DOD project related work that the last thing I want to do is sit infront of a PC running lightwave for more hours.
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    You can envelope a forground image and fade. If...

    You can envelope a forground image and fade. If you want a fade from black you create a forground image that is solid black and the open that image in the forground image field. You create a...
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