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    Pictrix Dead?

    Website seems to be dead

    http://www.pictrix.jp/

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    I really hope not, but the author hadn't been developing nearly as much lately for LW in any case. Not good to lose the home of those excellent plugins, but not exactly surprising either given the overall LW situation.
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    Shame, really like his stuff.

    Here are ways to get the beta plugins still:

    LW plugin db: https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/p.../entry/onmove/

    If that ends up failing you can put the links in webarchive: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/...ove/index.html

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by probiner View Post
    Shame, really like his stuff.

    Here are ways to get the beta plugins still:

    LW plugin db: https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/p.../entry/onmove/

    If that ends up failing you can put the links in webarchive: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http:/...ove/index.html

    Cheers

    Hopefully temporary, but thanks..yes those links seem to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    Hopefully temporary, but thanks..yes those links seem to work.
    This might be helpful as well, the search results from all Pictrix as author in the plugin database...

    https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/p...uthor/pictrix/

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    Only the homepage has been modified. The deeper pages still exist.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Apictrix.jp

    It sure looks like someone is retiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymondtrace View Post
    Only the homepage has been modified. The deeper pages still exist.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Apictrix.jp

    It sure looks like someone is retiring.
    I couldnīt find uv creeper though, that has a search result in the link, where many others donīt, so we would need the proper index page for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prometheus View Post
    I couldnīt find uv creeper though, that has a search result in the link, where many others donīt, so we would need the proper index page for that.
    Right. I'm just noting that the site is unstable but the data is still there (for now). Now is a good time to make sure we have backed up what we need. Archive.org is a good resource (it currently holds both the UV creeper plugin and MOV videos) but may not retain everything after a site folds.

    Upon deeper review, it looks like the site was either hacked or did not survive a system upgrade. It is now up to pictrix to decide if they want to bother with updating their site code.

    UV Creeper (64bit Windows): http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/UV_Creeper/...r64-121217.zip
    Last edited by raymondtrace; 06-26-2017 at 09:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raymondtrace View Post
    Right. I'm just noting that the site is unstable but the data is still there (for now). Now is a good time to make sure we have backed up what we need. Archive.org is a good resource (it currently holds both the UV creeper plugin and MOV videos) but may not retain everything after a site folds.

    Upon deeper review, it looks like the site was either hacked or did not survive a system upgrade. It is now up to pictrix to decide if they want to bother with updating their site code.

    UV Creeper (64bit Windows): http://www.pictrix.jp/lw/UV_Creeper/...r64-121217.zip

    Thanks raymondtrace, you didnīt find the 32 bit version of that?
    I think I do have them on my seagate external disc, and my other desktop computer..but the desktop computer went down...so I just wanted a shortcut to ensure I got acess to them fast on my laptop..so I have started download them all again.

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    it's not a good sign :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by gar26lw View Post
    it's not a good sign :/

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    He has gracefully kept a site to provide these mostly free plugins, but not done much for new ones I suspect, so the question is what is a bad sign, not having him doing new stuff, or not having the plugins around for newbies to get hold off.
    Then again..it can be an incentive for the lightwave group to create better modeling tools with features equal or better implemented natively, and not worrying for it to vanish as Pictrix may have done now...............Someday

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    Some pictrix tools are a bit old though, and is off lesser use or quality than other free ones, like ume_R_Polyfan, which works to round edges if you select a single point, it has a segment and scale option, but it isnīt live active so you can slide and change and see the results before you drop the tool, so there is jettofillet and truearts truefillet which does this better, though again..rounding edges or points should be a native tool really in my opinion, but the problem is when someone makes a tool that covers the lack of original modeling development, the lightwave team may not see the point on doing their own from scratch.

    It would take quite a bit of time to rate and recognize which pictrix plugins is most needed, and not found as a similar tool elsewhere, and simply push for the lightwave group to work on implementing those tool if needed.

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    Nothing lasts forever.

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    if anyone finds pictrix resize x64
    let me know. that is one of the best additions to lw.

    cbend is also excellent and invaluable.

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