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    Where is the fracture destroy tool for Layout 2019, Gone?

    in both lw2019.1.1 and 1.5 the layout fracture tool isnīt available anymore, canīt seem to find it either with adding it from the menus.
    it should be under fx tools/ destroy/fracture

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    To note, I could add fracture and voronoi fracture from the edit menus, but I think those is the model tools, and it yields errors "unknown command delete"
    then unknown command "setalayer" then again..and final ok returns with the object fractured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeT View Post
    use the modeler, prometheus
    Or use any other 3D application that has a proper non-destructive fracture workflow. Forget LW for fracture (at least up to 2019), that's last millennium's tech, unintuitive, lacking all modern features to make it look realistic and no fun to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeT View Post
    Then I wouldnīt have to ask, no modeler fracture isnīt what I want(in this case), and isnīt helping the lightwave team adress missing features they just recently had.

    Usually I do quick tests, and for that layout is faster than having to work with modeler first.

    Iīm very well aware of how to use modeler for fracturing.

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    If more of you guys could open lw 2019.1.5 and check if this is the case for you as well? if it is missing the fracture tool for Layout?
    Then I may send a report about it.
    If itīs just a missing part of the update? or if it is from the lightwave team a deliberate decision to remove it? ...only they can tell.

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    Last time I can see Destroy/Fracture in Layout is back in 2015.3.

    It doesn't show up in 2018.0.1 either.

    Seems like the change happened between 2015 and 2018. My guess is that Fracture never got updated for the new system that came with the 2018 release, thus they removed the menu option. (Would explain the DELETE and SETALAYER error messages.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vong View Post
    Last time I can see Destroy/Fracture in Layout is back in 2015.3.

    It doesn't show up in 2018.0.1 either.

    Seems like the change happened between 2015 and 2018. My guess is that Fracture never got updated for the new system that came with the 2018 release, thus they removed the menu option. (Would explain the DELETE and SETALAYER error messages.)
    Thanks,
    so much for intergrating modeling tools or mesh awareness for lightwave 2018-2019

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