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    Nor do I...many unhappy hours spent at their...

    Nor do I...many unhappy hours spent at their "mercy."

    their function I am convinced is to get rid of you by searching for any weakness in your case which they can exploit.

    J
  2. 2009 Mac Pro 20% speed hit while using Audio?

    Here's a link at:
    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/02/03/nehalem_mac_pro_systems_suffer_audio_based_performance_issues.html


    Any Mac LWers experiencing anything like this? Maybe Audio...
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    Good to know that...sounds like the work you do...

    Good to know that...sounds like the work you do is very similar to mine...

    As for that 'only in certain situations' thing, I pressed an Apple product specialist on that...IOW, which situations??
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    thank you, toby...I see that there are a couple...

    thank you, toby...I see that there are a couple of things I can do which I will try out.


    J
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    OK, Procedurally, using an image sequence is very...

    OK, Procedurally, using an image sequence is very easy to set up, but Lightwave still doesn't want to obey.

    It uses the frame sequence, but not in the order I exported from QT Pro.

    it should...
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    Any non 3-channel RAM users here?

    I just learned the sad news about the matching of 3 RAM channels in Mac Pros for optimal performance...and that, if I add 2 2-GB sticks into my remaining slots to boost my RAM from the...
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    dun get much simpler than that. thank you. ...

    dun get much simpler than that.

    thank you.


    J
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    do you load image sequences the same way you'd...

    do you load image sequences the same way you'd load a clip?

    J
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    is the procedure for using image sequences...

    is the procedure for using image sequences similar to that of using movie clips? I'm still on LW 8.5d...


    thank you


    J
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    bad behavior movie clip used IN scene

    I have a movie clip mapped to a plane, and of course, the movie plays in the final render OF the clip.

    I have set my in and out frames, and selected "Loop," even though the clip is 7 frames longer...
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    ...and in so doing, you apply your clipping path...

    ...and in so doing, you apply your clipping path to transparency, reflection, color..etc?


    J
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    how is clip mapping done? thanks! J

    how is clip mapping done?


    thanks!


    J
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    it's nothing more than, when you click on the "T"...

    it's nothing more than, when you click on the "T" for a node, say, for transparency, you select blending mode>Alpha. then, it makes that object transparent with respect to the alpha channel in your...
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    OK...I think I finally have it working,...

    OK...I think I finally have it working, fundamentally...

    I got some of the procedural aspects wrong, but thanks to you both, I corrected my mistake.

    thank you,

    Johnny
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    thank you guys... yes, what I want is my art...

    thank you guys...

    yes, what I want is my art to be visible and the entire rest of the plane it's mapped to to be 100% invisible.

    I am really pooped right now, but will try your suggestions...
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    Alpha channel help?

    I am having a devil of a time trying to get an image in photoshop, which has an alpha channel, to show up properly when I map it to a plan in Modeler.

    What I would like to end up with is this...
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    OK...so what remains for Mac Lightwave is for it...

    OK...so what remains for Mac Lightwave is for it to be better-written for OS X?

    J
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    that part I get..the multi-threadedness of LW,...

    that part I get..the multi-threadedness of LW, but I was under the impression that LW was yet to become multi-core aware in the sense of properly and efficiently alloting chores to the various cores...
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    9.6 supports multiple cores now??? I had no...

    9.6 supports multiple cores now??? I had no idea.


    J
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    thank you..I'll have to try that! J

    thank you..I'll have to try that!

    J
  21. d'oh! that's right...I have been working with...

    d'oh!

    that's right...I have been working with an unusually long telephoto on purpose, because I wanted to have some control over what the camera saw...

    I'll have to dial it back and see if that...
  22. Star object appears flat when cam rotates?!?

    I have a scene which uses 2 star spheres..I'm using two because that's how I got my sense of near stars/far stars...their nulls sit at the same spot and it seems to work pretty well...

    ...except...
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    after several months of punishing tedium, I can...

    after several months of punishing tedium, I can honestly say that the sentance above is so pure, so true and so utterly real as to make shakespeare seem like a hack writing bathroom wall limericks.
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    I notice that, so far, posters in this thread are...

    I notice that, so far, posters in this thread are UK/Australian..

    As an American who's endured a lifetime of Christmasses in the most overly-ad-blasted culture this side of Rigel 7, I am...
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    heh..yeah, dang those engineers making the imac...

    heh..yeah, dang those engineers making the imac faster!

    I learned years ago that I'd never have the fastest computer, and even if I did, it would be the fastest only for a couple of months.

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