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    Sticky: Just an FYI, it will import a normal LW curve,...

    Just an FYI, it will import a normal LW curve, but if you use LWCAD, the nurb curve from that will crash it, so you either need to convert to polys using the appropriate LWCAD function, or remove...
  2. I presume this is only with the latest LW...

    I presume this is only with the latest LW versions? I have LW9.6 and even with the FBX converter, FBX rig animations just don't go into blender at all, much to my sadness as I'd love to get my old...
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    Sticky: TBH, for converting, I tend to use collada export...

    TBH, for converting, I tend to use collada export from LW, it's better than FBX, or at least appears so to me. There's talk of the USD format being developed for future releases of Blender, but...
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    I used to subscribe to Newtekniques way back in...

    I used to subscribe to Newtekniques way back in the day, Still got scans of the articles I wanted to keep squirreled away on dvd somewhere :-p Good for a giggle looking back on some of it and...
  5. >> - can Blender do what IKBooster can do? >> -...

    >> - can Blender do what IKBooster can do?
    >> - can Blender do what RHiggit can do?
    >> - is there a tool like LWCad for it?

    To be fair, when you start talking 3rd party plugins, then arguably,...
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    Speedflow / Asset Management and HardOps are...

    Speedflow / Asset Management and HardOps are total joys to work with and a lot of it is non-destructive. I'd of kiiled for that sort of thing in LW back in the day.
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    You're not alone in that, unless I personally...

    You're not alone in that, unless I personally know the person or they have some direct link to me or a good friend, I tend to reject any request. I will never understand this need to post every...
  8. Thread: LWCAD on sale??

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    LWCAD just goes from strength to strength,...

    LWCAD just goes from strength to strength, congrats Viktor on another amazing update.
  9. Boolean modelling with 'Bool Tool' is great, and...

    Boolean modelling with 'Bool Tool' is great, and interactive. You can keep the cutter object so if you like, could animate the boolean.
    I also use the "Hard Ops" addon, (paid), really good. I've a...
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    I agree, in my last few years at the software...

    I agree, in my last few years at the software company I worked for, the main branch office was in one location, but I tele-worked as did people, one chap even worked from Australia! Didn't impact the...
  11. Thread: A thought...

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    TBH, scenes is probably one of the most...

    TBH, scenes is probably one of the most overlooked aspects, I know I don't use them when truthfully, it would be better if I did as it saves multiple file versions. Just have 1 file with multiple...
  12. Thread: A thought...

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    Ctrl+UpArrow, not exactly difficult, toggles the...

    Ctrl+UpArrow, not exactly difficult, toggles the viewport to fullscreen. Chaging the UI is a doddle, do it once, save theat as startup and you have your custom layouts. Two minute job, if that.
  13. There's a few of us LW uers who moved to Blender,...

    There's a few of us LW uers who moved to Blender, so jump on the Blender forums and ask away, or even PM me. I appreciate your initital confusion, been there, done that, once I stopped trying to make...
  14. According to what's being said, the inference is...

    According to what's being said, the inference is some sort of hybrid rendering, simply because, right now, we already have the option of either GPU or CPU rendering, so it would hardly warrant as...
  15. I will be interested to see just how the combined...

    I will be interested to see just how the combined CPU/GPU rendering works, can't quite wrap my head around that but excited as it will squeeze more rendering power from my little ole PC. :)
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    Speaking as another leftie, I'd go with the...

    Speaking as another leftie, I'd go with the former. ;) :D :D
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    I was exactly the same, I just *couldn't* get pst...

    I was exactly the same, I just *couldn't* get pst the interface & "that damned 3D cursor thingy". Now, I acutally like the fluidity of the UI and use the 3d cursor constantly, it's actually a great...
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    Speaking as a hobbyist who transitioned to...

    Speaking as a hobbyist who transitioned to Blender from LW a while back, I honestly can say the only thing I really miss is the adjustable falloff on some modelling tools. Even there, Blender has a...
  19. Had not seen that, useful. :-) - - - Updated -...

    Had not seen that, useful. :-)

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    Ben has always been approachable, top guy.
  20. I thought MDD was only good for mesh deformation...

    I thought MDD was only good for mesh deformation rather than straight object animation. Admittedly, it wasn't something I looked at when using LW.
  21. The easiest way is to ewxport an FBX from...

    The easiest way is to ewxport an FBX from Lightwave, use the autodesk FBX converter to convert it to an FBX 2013 version then import that into blender
  22. That's the very reason I bailed. I had for many...

    That's the very reason I bailed. I had for many many years been a serious LW fan-boy and defended them left right and centre, but after many years of the "just wait until the next release" for those...
  23. I would say if you re a hobbyist, unless your...

    I would say if you re a hobbyist, unless your working towards a job in a LW centric house, you'd be daft not to use Blender, getting up and running with zero outlay would be a given.
    Again though,...
  24. Thread: Blender Basics

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    The only thing I'd say as a LW user who shifted...

    The only thing I'd say as a LW user who shifted to Blender, I would also use the Left mouse button select option in the preferences input options. Saves a lot of hair pulling intitially.
    For...
  25. I moved to Blender after LW9.6, it took me a...

    I moved to Blender after LW9.6, it took me a while to wrap my head around a few things, not least of which the 3D cursor, (which I now use religiously when modelling). Switching to LMB select and...
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