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    Thanks everyone for your valued input. I ended up...

    Thanks everyone for your valued input. I ended up cutting the land layer into lots of polygons and using the drill/stencil method. Some of the polys are so complex just from the nature of what it is...
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    Okay... so I pulled just the word "florida" out...

    Okay... so I pulled just the word "florida" out of the text/graphics layer into a new layer. Created a single layer box (same size as map but with only 4 points) with default surface on XZ, no Y...
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    Hi Steve, Thanks and great to hear from you!...

    Hi Steve,

    Thanks and great to hear from you! The booleans seem to be so complex they either hang for literally days (i've waited that long to see if it would work). I'm trying what you are...
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    Engraving ideas

    Hi Folks,

    I have a project where I'm modeling and animating a wood engraved map. 125942125944

    The map layers were all imported illustrator eps files and as you can tell quite complex. This is...
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    Thanks much prometheus, really appreciate the...

    Thanks much prometheus, really appreciate the insight. I went ahead and did an image sequence in QT pro. This is kind of surprising that this is difficult to do in ver 11.6. Does anyone know what LW...
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    I don't use the 32 bit version right now so...

    I don't use the 32 bit version right now so that's why I'm getting the same errors Ma3rk is getting. As far as Quicktime goes, I've got the pro version and many additional codec plugins for it (my...
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    I'm not stuck with quicktime at all. As a matter...

    I'm not stuck with quicktime at all. As a matter of fact, I'd much rather not use quicktime. I tried to import a .mov file in the image editor but it doesn't support any .mov or .mp4 or others...
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    Mapping a video to a polygon help

    Hi Folks,

    I'm trying to map a video on a polygon in Lightwave 11.6. I did this years ago on a concert set that had a stage and a back screen where I played a quicktime video. I can't remember how...
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    I hear ya Ben. Divisible by 8 has always been the...

    I hear ya Ben. Divisible by 8 has always been the best choice for efficiency in decoding. I was fortunate to work with the Cleaner team in the 90's when all this was getting sorted out. Perhaps we...
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    btw, the videos that had to play on this rotating...

    btw, the videos that had to play on this rotating cube were given to me in a finished format that was compressed to .H264 MP4. I had no access to the stills. This should be addressed by the lightwave...
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    Thanks - I ended up using WMV which works great....

    Thanks - I ended up using WMV which works great. It would be good for them to start supporting MP4 and .H264 for space reasons alone.
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    Video formats supported

    Hi Folks,

    I have been looking for a resource to find out what kind of files are supported for video mapping to a surface plane in LW. Any ideas?

    Thanks,
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    It took 4 days but we got it worked out and it...

    It took 4 days but we got it worked out and it turns out that the problem is Newtek still has the Lightwave Registration Database active on their site but the Lightwave 3D Group site has the CURRENT...
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    Lightwave 3D Group Rocks!

    Hi Folks,

    I recently ran into a nightmare licensing issue with my dongle being stolen and my lightwave license going back to discovery mode. It took 4 days but we got it worked out and it turns...
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    How about LWCAD 4.5?

    How about LWCAD 4.5?
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    Well everything is solved guys; Yehaw! It turns...

    Well everything is solved guys; Yehaw! It turns out the file being downloaded was a .key file. Upon redownloading it is was an LWK and all worked. What a strange series of events. The good news is I...
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    I just added an SSD as the boot drive to this...

    I just added an SSD as the boot drive to this box, installed a fresh brand new copy of everything (Win 8 Pro, LW 11.5, LWCAD 4.5) last Weekend so this was a fresh install. I'm heading out now but...
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    That's what I thought - But it has not left...

    That's what I thought - But it has not left discovery mode for me. I'm running Win 8 Pro - 64bit btw.

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    Sounds great. I am away from the machine for the next few hours but...
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    Thanks everybody - it feels good to have somebody...

    Thanks everybody - it feels good to have somebody offering something. My downloads area says:
    License Key

    Download License for Lock ID 36085 and it is an lwk file. It sure seems to be linked to...
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    My Lockcode is tied to my dongle. I tried...

    My Lockcode is tied to my dongle. I tried dragging my code into Layout and it doesn't unlock. I don't want another dongle either although I have two older ones and another usb one. I'd rather get...
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    Steal my dongle, steal my heart!

    Hi Folks,

    On Monday I noticed someone had taken a USB hub from my main 3D machine and it had my usb lightwave dongle. Poof! gone... I immediatly put a support ticket in to the Lightwave group...
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    Well after many hours of tweeking and starting...

    Well after many hours of tweeking and starting new projects I found the culprits. It seems that when you place a spotlight above an object and set the cone base to start right outside the film and...
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    Thanks Danner. The geometry appears to be fine...

    Thanks Danner. The geometry appears to be fine and others are getting all spotlights to render. Were you able to get an F9 render?
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    That is simply a background jpg for the scene and...

    That is simply a background jpg for the scene and a background image for the stage screen - neither have anything to do with the model so that isn't part of the problem I'm afraid.

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    Here's my render. Only two of my spot lights are...

    Here's my render. Only two of my spot lights are rendering. That's what is so confusing.
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