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    either lights or geometry, turn lights off and by...

    either lights or geometry, turn lights off and by trial and error try to find it, check geo for two point poly's, non plainers etc
  2. same here, but scripts and plugins do not always...

    same here, but scripts and plugins do not always have the same name in the config menu as they do in the directory on your HD, their name is being pulled from whatever the coder named it as their...
  3. Can't be, it is now in a bundled package-...

    Can't be, it is now in a bundled package- Modeling Tool < Core_Tools.Plugin, it is not a standalone plugin or scrips, rescan the directory Lightwave3D < Support < Plugins, and the go refresh the...
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    when the theatrical rights were taken up by...

    when the theatrical rights were taken up by Harvey Weinstein in America, who had a notoriously bad reputation for chopping up and reediting movies he bought in, Miyazaki sent him a katana with a...
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    in this day and age, really, you sculpt in ZBrush...

    in this day and age, really, you sculpt in ZBrush or Blender and retopo, done, no one in their right mind does this way any more, infact many people don't even go this far, they simply use a premade...
  6. mercator is a method of distortion correction...

    mercator is a method of distortion correction going from spherical to planner not the other way round, you'r stuck with spherical
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    Right, final word, far as I can see Ngon as a...

    Right, final word, far as I can see Ngon as a Portal = ok , Area light as a Portal = fail,(displays ok with vpr but renders black) why I have no idea, possibly Area light now being single sided...
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    did you turn off shadow options for the glass...

    did you turn off shadow options for the glass object in render properties, just a thought

    Actually just went and checked an old scene with a portal light and lo and behold scene turned black, but...
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    All the Blender add-ons I own were produced by...

    All the Blender add-ons I own were produced by people who run and maintain a full web site complete with video tutorials and often a Git hub listing, pretty much how Oliver does, not to mention the...
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    enjoyed your video a lot, thanks for posting,...

    enjoyed your video a lot, thanks for posting, don't think plugins being 32/64bit is the issue, provided the 2018/19 SDK doesn't break them and they are of the 'plugin' type not the 'p' type they...
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    layers can be selected/deselected now by just...

    layers can be selected/deselected now by just clicking on them that's why, no modifier needed, yes you can still do it old school but you might get a crash, for me I don't get one unless I try to...
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    Love the black or Dark Mode for Mojave on Mac,...

    Love the black or Dark Mode for Mojave on Mac, Modeler runs just fine but Layout crashes every time on exit, this means no saved configs making it impossible to set up, anyone else on a Mac in...
  13. Thread: Fonts

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    which version of LW?, modern versions of LW see...

    which version of LW?, modern versions of LW see True Type and Open Type, Post Script is a bitmap file that used to reside in True type folder along with vector version of the font for print purposes...
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    thanks for reply, I didn't put the scene...

    thanks for reply, I didn't put the scene together, I came across it while sorting out old files and just opened it to see what it was, but good to know limitations.
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    Ok will look again, but before I posted I swapped...

    Ok will look again, but before I posted I swapped the DP Mixer node for a native LW 2019 Mixer node and managed to get the same look visually but without the runaway ram usage, it was stable at...
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    this is great news, many thanks for this, as...

    this is great news, many thanks for this, as regard feedback:- I just opened an old scene that used the 'Mixer' node (DP Filter<Tools<Mixer), worked great in 2015.3 but in 2019 it ramped up a massive...
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    has to be one default light in a scene and one...

    has to be one default light in a scene and one camera, change spot back to distant light and adjust it radius at bottom of light panel and watch how it softens
  18. Thread: DOF Noise

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    you seem to be in LW 18+, so why not just set up...

    you seem to be in LW 18+, so why not just set up a regular buffer from the render options panel under buffers just tick depth turn on VPR and select the depth channel, then set VPR to normalise...
  19. Buffers_Normal Map Export: Surface OK but Sub D no go

    Hi anyone know if this is a bug or a limitation, H Surface models will export a Normal Buffer that includes additional normal map info that has been applied to them, but Sub D objects lose same...
  20. Thread: DOF Noise

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    "Camera tried Samples 1-8 , up to 1-32 and 3-32...

    "Camera tried Samples 1-8 , up to 1-32 and 3-32
    Tried :Adaptive Sampling Threshold .08 to .01 and also .03"

    Had DOF problems recently, took MIN SAMPLES up to 64 (which overrode the max samples...
  21. or you can just use a gradient which may be...

    or you can just use a gradient which may be quicker
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    move to LW2019 and check 'despike' in render...

    move to LW2019 and check 'despike' in render properties, works like magic, yes samples are still very applicable but with glossy reflections on some things just won't budge at some level, renderer is...
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    H462 from the output drop down in Layout render...

    H462 from the output drop down in Layout render outputs in LW 2018

    But its still down as .Mov in the dropdown, you have to select it from the Encoding Options at the bottom as secondary option I...
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    VLC is still using a 32bit playback engine on...

    VLC is still using a 32bit playback engine on windows so yes your 32bit file plays just fine, the point I was trying to make earlier was that Adobe having finally gone 64bit with Premier is that it...
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    this may seem unrelated but,........on a Mac in...

    this may seem unrelated but,........on a Mac in Premier Pro any old .Mov files from LW 2015.3 stutter on playback, any LW 2018.0.4 ones don't, the old LW 2015.3 .Mov files are 32bit, the 2018.0.4 are...
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