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    Right, but say there is a LW2020, what would the...

    Right, but say there is a LW2020, what would the upgrade need to contain in order to earn your dollars?
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    You might want to look at the db&wTools Spline...

    You might want to look at the db&wTools Spline Toolkit functionality, esp. with the recently-added animation support.

    I suspect were something like that native to LW, it would go a long ways...
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    You probably need to be using Dielectric instead...

    You probably need to be using Dielectric instead of PrincipledBSDF, as you appear to be seeking absorption-related tinting, and while Dielectric supports absorption, I don't believe PrincipledBSDF...
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    Ayup, one of the ones I use quite often too,...

    Ayup, one of the ones I use quite often too, thanks Oliver!

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    Not exactly, there's a bug blocking migration to more recent LW that wasn't fixed in either LW2018 or LW2019....
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    ...speaking of sending robotic probes places...

    ...speaking of sending robotic probes places humans only go if they absolutely must. :devil:

    Looks like it ate an electric toothbrush. I guess that's (marginally) better than having the wires...
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    Hooray for Waterbears! Giant Microbes has a big,...

    Hooray for Waterbears! Giant Microbes has a big, cute fuzzy version of them too: https://www.giantmicrobes.com/us/products/waterbear-gigantic.html
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    As long as scarcity can occur (iow, forever),...

    As long as scarcity can occur (iow, forever), there will be motive for (and therefore) theft. Stephenson's "Diamond Age" nicely illustrates the issues in an economy of the sort you're describing. ...
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    I think you need to provide some quick...

    I think you need to provide some quick screencap-type look at what's actually occurring, incl. keyboard events, mouse cursor at time of operation (if possible), etc.

    What you've described...
  9. Thread: Hello Ai !

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    Hehe, if it's AI, it's more like: Sees all,...

    Hehe, if it's AI, it's more like: Sees all, understands almost nothing, prone to panic.

    Sure, it can count all the toothpicks on the floor at a glance... but if there's a paperclip visible, it...
  10. I suspect you may be, both w.r.t. DP Instancer,...

    I suspect you may be, both w.r.t. DP Instancer, and native LW instances. Per-instance anim offset is managed nodally. See...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HayL9Yh19B0
  11. So if I understand the request correctly, you'd...

    So if I understand the request correctly, you'd like the ability to place the instances (is placing them in Modeler a requirement?), and then be able to adjust the time-offset for each individually...
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    Well, asking the obvious first, have you tried...

    Well, asking the obvious first, have you tried (with particleFx) adjusting the initial X and Z velocities (and variations) for the particles to give the kind of spray "spread" you're seeking?
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  13. SDK/cmd (write) access to Advanced Camera properties?

    I'm aware of how to use LWCAMERAINFO_GLOBAL APIs to obtain read-only info on camera parameters for (standard) cameras, and of the various camera commands that can be used to set the (again, standard)...
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    Well, Chronosculpt could likely be used for some...

    Well, Chronosculpt could likely be used for some editing of the MDD-deformed mesh as well, though I doubt it'd work too well for the kind of substantial poly excisions, etc. the OP seems to require....
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    Appears this wasn't fixed in LW2019 series...

    Appears this wasn't fixed in LW2019 series either. Any chance of a fix in 2020.0?

    Quite a few of us would really like to have AP plugin working again.

    And if in the area fixing this for...
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    You need to determine how you'll define the...

    You need to determine how you'll define the surfacing/style differences for the two different "areas" of fibers, as that'll drive the rest. For example, if the two areas will be almost identical...
  17. Do you have any initial images or output from LW...

    Do you have any initial images or output from LW passing regular geometry items and "LW Cycles" material definitions to Cycles, where Cycles then renders it?

    You'll likely want to get that basic...
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    (yes, I'm aware it's a necropost, Wayback capture...

    (yes, I'm aware it's a necropost, Wayback capture is fading with time though, seemed worth docs capture)

    That's one of those techniques that really ought to be captured in some kind of "Advanced...
  19. That should help, thanks! BTW,...

    That should help, thanks!

    BTW, http://www.lightforge.cc still seems to go to some kind of placeholder screen, and oddly, https://www.lightforge.cc never seems to reach anywhere. Figured you'd...
  20. Thread: Linux support?

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    Once LW's solely using Qt for UI, and no longer...

    Once LW's solely using Qt for UI, and no longer has nearly as much tightly-bound, platform-dependent input/UI toolkit code, a Linux port could be much more attainable. Hopefully, as the devs deal...
  21. Given the lack of any sort of trial/demo credits,...

    Given the lack of any sort of trial/demo credits, requiring a minimum purchase of 50 credits (~US$55) seems too high IMO. I'm not interested in tying up that much in non-refundable credits until...
  22. That's great to hear, many thanks! Hopefully...

    That's great to hear, many thanks! Hopefully down the road, something can be worked out to support db&wTools as well!
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    Obviously third-party devs ARE selling compiled...

    Obviously third-party devs ARE selling compiled nodes commercially now. However, as part of compiling a node, there's also opportunities to ensure licensing, provenance, integrity, and so forth.
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    Language development is a fundamental step in...

    Language development is a fundamental step in sentience, we've understood that for some time. We're finally even beginning to understand how the relationship between langauge and abstractions allows...
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    They'll be ALIEN. Alien physiology, alien...

    They'll be ALIEN. Alien physiology, alien motives, alien environment, alien experiential basis. It might take generations just for us to communicate with them at all, and they might not be up for...
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