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  1. https://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?158132-Do...

    https://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?158132-Don-t-upgrade-to-MacOS-Mojave-yet!-Update-Hotfix-Released

    All icons are blacked out. With Lightwave's text-heavy interface, I could manage in an...
  2. @Gar26lw - Using Modo at my office now for...

    @Gar26lw - Using Modo at my office now for modelling, eventually switching some of our Cinema 4D work over to Modo as well (specifically realtime asset creation, where C4D has let us down on previous...
  3. To be absolutely clear: this has broken my heart....

    To be absolutely clear: this has broken my heart. I've used Lightwave professionally (and for fun!) since about 2004. Amidst others' complaints about antiquated modelling paradigms or...
  4. I can, in a way; until LW 2018 the only version...

    I can, in a way; until LW 2018 the only version of Lightwave available was LW 2015. I used it on every 3D production for years, including AR/MR/VR experiences and heavily customised rendering setups...
  5. I gotta chime in. I get that development was...

    I gotta chime in.

    I get that development was closed out on 2015, and normally, that would be fine (I've never expected older versions of Lightwave to be updated!). But with the updated render...
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    What plugin are you using for this? Like you say,...

    What plugin are you using for this? Like you say, Lightwave's lack of native support is kind of a show stopper!
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    Unity. There are precious few projects I can...

    Unity. There are precious few projects I can share, thanks to NDAs, but a few videos have been published online.

    Client projects:

    Daimler VR/AR (2017)
    https://vimeo.com/258985151
    - Lightwave...
  8. I'd already tried removing all window positions...

    I'd already tried removing all window positions from the config files, and I repaired disk permissions just to make sure that wasn't the cause either. Neither one had any impact on this issue.

    As...
  9. Well, I just went through a fair number of...

    Well, I just went through a fair number of utilities, disabling or uninstalling anything that could possible be related to window position. And then a few others just in case. No change. Even enabled...
  10. Thanks for the input! Looks like it must be...

    Thanks for the input! Looks like it must be something I've caused myself, and consistently across all computers I use...hrm...
  11. Wow, interesting! Are both of you working with...

    Wow, interesting! Are both of you working with dual-display setups?

    Rebooting hasn't ever fixed this for me, it's been 100% consistent since I installed Sierra/High Sierra (I'm still running both...
  12. Window positions reset constantly in MacOS 10.12 and 10.13

    Every time I open Lightwave 3D Modeller or Layout (2015.3), all of my windows have reset to the primary monitor, regardless of what display I set them up on previously.

    This happens in both MacOS...
  13. John Gutwin, thank you so much for this. You just...

    John Gutwin, thank you so much for this. You just saved my hide on an imported object with hundreds of surfaces!
  14. Thread: Diamond Render

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    For completeness of testing, this is what it...

    For completeness of testing, this is what it looks like when the Refraction node's blur setting is increased. You have to use settings 4x-10x stronger than the Dielectric material to match a similar...
  15. Thread: Diamond Render

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    Thanks! If you raise the roughness, yes; but that...

    Thanks! If you raise the roughness, yes; but that also blurs the refractions which may not be desirable. If the goal is a sharp refraction with exaggerated dispersion, that's where the differences...
  16. Thread: Diamond Render

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    It's interesting to note that the dielectric node...

    It's interesting to note that the dielectric node renders prismatic effects very differently: the dispersion colours are sharp instead of blurred, it does not affect GI, and of course internal...
  17. Thread: Diamond Render

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    Well, I was totally wrong (I checked before...

    Well, I was totally wrong (I checked before replying, and still completely missed it). The Dielectric node DOES have dispersion, and to use the setting you need to add some amount of surface...
  18. Thread: Diamond Render

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    Unfortunately the Dialectric node doesn't include...

    Unfortunately the Dialectric node doesn't include a dispersion option. You can use the Reflection/Refraction nodes to build your own setup, however, and enable dispersion that way (it's a percentage...
  19. Thread: Camera filter

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    I'm not sure what tutorial you're referring to,...

    I'm not sure what tutorial you're referring to, but the concept piqued my curiosity enough I built a test scene of my own! You can use the Refraction node without any IOR to "access" the scene image,...
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    There we go, that's more like it...though endless...

    There we go, that's more like it...though endless room for improvement, it's an example of how it could work. I also added a standard highlight to demonstrate a second smooth coat effect (and to...
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    This is an extremely basic example, and I haven't...

    This is an extremely basic example, and I haven't even debugged it for accuracy or efficiency (just using a turbulence node for the scratches!), but it appears to be working. Maybe this helps...
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    Scratches, in a general sense, are what cause the...

    Scratches, in a general sense, are what cause the anisotropic effect. The two are inextricably linked. You'll note that the direction of anisotropic reflections run perpendicular to the direction of...
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    I just started using Sierra this past weekend,...

    I just started using Sierra this past weekend, and completed a short render project in Lightwave 2015.3 on Monday. With the exception of a fatal node image filter crash (which, working gingerly with...
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    Zstreem's method is how I'd do it using nodal...

    Zstreem's method is how I'd do it using nodal motion as well!

    However, you should still be able to use the Follower plugin — simply set the channels you don't want it to override (such as the...
  25. Thread: Houdini 16

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    Interesting updates to the shader engine, it...

    Interesting updates to the shader engine, it looks. I've not used Houdini enough to follow everything, but it's cool seeing some of the shader "components" they've added, which honestly remind me a...
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