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    To be clear, the "calculation" for IKB dynamics...

    To be clear, the "calculation" for IKB dynamics (via right click menu) does not happen in the FX tab, it happens as soon as you hit the OK button when it comes to the dynamics effect function.
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    This ones difficult to answer because a lot of...

    This ones difficult to answer because a lot of animators tend to have a lot of different workflows for getting things done. It sounds like you do technical animation, and if you are looking at...
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    You can access envelope data without any parsing...

    You can access envelope data without any parsing in the LW SDK... but if there is a simple way to take a readily available envelope file and just apply it like the user would through the interface,...
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    In the context of surfacing, I do not but the...

    In the context of surfacing, I do not but the process is exactly the same as anything else as it involves collecting chunks of text, parsing through it, and making decisions on what to do with that...
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    this command: Surf_SaveText saves...

    this command:

    Surf_SaveText <path>

    saves out surface data into a text file which is the only way i'm aware of that you can do this in python. You will then need to parse the data within that...
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    I'm not dancing for you dude, if you don't want...

    I'm not dancing for you dude, if you don't want to do the research that's your problem.
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    Unlike most other programs, latest in Unreal is...

    Unlike most other programs, latest in Unreal is usually not best unless it fixes a specific issue you require or adds a critical workflow element that you currently need. You're safe sticking with...
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    Is there a particular feature you need from that...

    Is there a particular feature you need from that version? If the answer is no, then i'd recommend against using the latest version.
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    It appears its not possible without parsing the...

    It appears its not possible without parsing the LWS then re-loading the scene. Ideally the loadclip command would just have an argument attached to it which lets the user specify a time. I would...
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    No, in this case you need to use a combination of...

    No, in this case you need to use a combination of the following:

    Shape Retention: usually "translation and rotation"
    Texture property on Shape Retention: Gradient that uses weight map, with layer...
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    I'm still waiting for your e-mail, I didn't see...

    I'm still waiting for your e-mail, I didn't see it in my spam folder, can you send me an e-mail at [email protected] and tell me which 3 products you would like?
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    No, it assumes you have no prior knowledge of...

    No, it assumes you have no prior knowledge of Python and goes over some fundamentals of coding. Some concepts I try to explain visually as well, such as what a computer is doing when its reading...
  13. The only thing that feels different is when I...

    The only thing that feels different is when I watch any movie or tv show; knowing 3d/vfx tends to ruin a lot of the magic, especially when you start recognizing assets from HDRIhaven or Textures.com...
  14. The standard issue way is to use animated...

    The standard issue way is to use animated turbulence or some other procedural texture for leaf rotations and a 2-point polygon cage to allow the tree to be easily animated without unwanted pinching...
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    Use the color layer node instead of image.

    Use the color layer node instead of image.
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    Very cool. Now I know they mean business.

    Very cool. Now I know they mean business.
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    There's no mention of any of this on their...

    There's no mention of any of this on their website, is this available to people who purchased the software now? If that's so, count me in.
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    Still waiting for mesh collision support in...

    Still waiting for mesh collision support in Embergen, don't care if its just primitives, its needed.
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    Nowadays I have tools that augment IKbooster's...

    Nowadays I have tools that augment IKbooster's capabilities; they aren't free though.

    Example Here. https://vimeo.com/388311508

    This, along with many of the RR Tools are what I use in...
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    To lock anything in place using IKBooster, you...

    To lock anything in place using IKBooster, you have to fix both the base and the tip of any given limb.

    Extremely important to understand, however, that ALL of the constraints that you put in...
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    There are a bunch of different ways to do it, but...

    There are a bunch of different ways to do it, but regardless of which method you use, you're probably going to need raycasting to pull it off. Look up the lightwave sample content on raycasting.
  22. From what I gather, in order for any device to...

    From what I gather, in order for any device to work with virtual studio, it must have generic drivers that run directly on the operating system. I've had mixed results, but usually if the device does...
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    If Lightwave doesn't fulfill a user's workflow...

    If Lightwave doesn't fulfill a user's workflow requirements, they should find a software that does. Simple as that. It makes no sense to wait for a software to become something that it is not because...
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    It's a flat price of $64.95 for 3 products.

    It's a flat price of $64.95 for 3 products.
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    Buy 1 get 2 free sale!

    I've put out a lot of Lightwave learning and software products over the years, and for this month I wanted to try something a little different just as a... experiment if you will.
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