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    How to Install / License LightWave, Turn Off Hub, Isolation Mode, Redirect Configs

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    Recommended Instructions for Setting Up LightWave 10.1
    ================================================== ========

    Important Notes before installing:

    LightWave currently uses a USB hardware key to license the software. Proceed
    first with installing the software, then attach the USB hardware key before
    you run the software.

    Do not install the Lightwave 10.1 software over your v9.x series software!

    If you have been using a beta version of LightWave 10.1, please delete
    the configuration files related to those builds. After deleting these files,
    new configuration files will be created after opening Layout and/or Modeler.

    License keys issued for LightWave during a beta program cycle (prior to the
    application going to what is called a Gold Master shipping status) are
    typically 90-day keys, which have to be renewed after that time period expires.


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    Installation:
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    LightWave 3D now has 3 platform installers, as follows:

    * MacUB: This includes 32-bit and 64-bit applications for Intel
    Processors, all in a single application bundle. It is recommended you do not
    install to a path that includes spaces.

    * Windows 32: Runs on all 64-bit x86 processors and on those more
    modern 32-bit processors that include the SSE2 instruction set. Does not
    run on older 32-bit x86 processors that do not include the SSE2 instruction
    set.

    * Windows 64: Runs on all 64-bit x86 processors and requires a 64-bit
    Windows OS.)

    Installers are available by download.

    1) Download the appropriate installer to your system and run it, or select and
    run the appropriate installer from the Program Install DVD.

    2) Follow the simple step-by-step instructions the Installer will provide
    to complete your installation.

    Windows Installer Note:
    Please note that the Windows Installers include the Sentinel Driver
    Installer. If you use the option to install the Sentinel Driver during
    your LightWave install, please note that when the Sentinel Installer asks
    you to restart the system/restart later, choose restart later, and click
    finish on the Sentinel installer. You will see an error message indicating
    that the Sentinel Installer has reported an error to the LightWave installer.
    You can ignore that message.


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    Registering and Licensing
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    If you have installed and licensed LightWave 10.0, then at this point
    all you need to do is to copy the License.key file from the
    ~/.NewTek/LightWave/10.0/Licenses folder to the
    ~/.NewTek/LightWave/10.1/Licenses folder. You should also follow the
    registration instructions below to register your 10.1 upgrade.

    If this is the first time you have installed LightWave, you are now ready
    to register and acquire your license key to permanently activate your
    copy of Lightwave 3D.

    1) You need the serial number from your LightWave package if you have purchased
    a new full seat of LightWave, or from your New Order Alert email if you
    purchased an upgrade online from NewTek. The email may also refer to this as
    a HardCORE membership number, and it will start with "AAM".

    2) Attach the USB hardware key.

    3) Run Layout. When Layout is first run, it will report that the
    license.key file is not present and run in a limited "Discovery" mode.
    A small panel will display the Hardware Lock ID, usually a five-digit number.
    If you miss getting this noted when you start up Layout, you can go to the Help
    menu dropdown, click on it, and select About LightWave 3D. The About box
    will display the HardWare Lock ID just below the main logo at the top of the box.

    4) When you have the serial number and the lock ID both ready, open a browser
    window and enter:

    http://reg.newtek.com/

    5) This takes you to the NewTek online registration system. If you have not
    registered a product with NewTek before, then Use the "New Registration"
    option on the page to create a new account with username and password. Be
    sure to put a valid email address into your account information, since your
    license key and other important information will be emailed to you.

    If you have already registered a product with NewTek, enter your username
    and password to enter your account.

    6) Once in your account, look for the Product Registration section on the page,
    use the "Select your Product" dropdown to select "LightWave 3D" to register
    a new full seat, or "LightWave HardCORE" to register an upgrade.

    7) Next, you will get a page that has an entry field for the serial number.
    Type in your serial number, and hit enter.

    8) Next you will be presented with a field to enter your Lock ID. Type in
    your Lock ID, and hit enter.

    9) The system will now generate and display your license information, including
    the permanent license key, a 16-digit number, with a dash between each
    four-digit segment. Highlight and copy the license key.

    10) Go to Layout, and from the Help dropdown, select "Enter License".

    11) Paste the key into the entry field, and click on "OK".

    12) Close and then relaunch Layout. LightWave should now run in fully licensed mode.

    If you experience any problems with the automated registration system, you can also obtain
    your license key by emailing your serial number and lock ID to [email protected].

    NewTek Customer Service will send a return email with your permanent LightWave 10
    license key within 48 hours, during the normal work week. Then use Steps 10 through
    12 above to enter your license key in the product.


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    Important! Important!

    Compatibility Notes on LightWave 10.1 Scene and Config Files
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    *Do not use 10.0 or earlier config files with 10.1, or vice versa.*

    The best way to insure this is to allow 10.1 to use the default location that
    it will create for its own config files.

    If you are redirecting your config files instead of using the default locations,
    then you must make sure you are not redirecting to the same location and thus
    sharing the same config files between 10.0 and 10.1.

    Also, do not run 10.0 or earlier version and 10.1 at the same time because they
    will use the same Hub. When you are running one version of LightWave and decide
    you wish to run any other version, you must shut down the applications and manually
    close the Hub before launching the next version.

    *Do not attempt to use LightWave 10.1 scene files using color space profiles
    in v10.0 or earlier versions.*

    There is a critical difference in that quotation marks are in use for many of the scene
    file and config file color space parameters. This was instituted because many users are
    using colorspace profiles with spaces in the path or the name. Adding the quotes is the
    only reasonable option to address this.

    This does mean that 10.1 Scene files and config files are going to confuse earlier versions.
    Please understand, we will not be able to patch earlier versions to retrofit them for 10.1.
    Users will need to observe the precautions noted above for operating 10.1 and earlier
    editions on the same system.


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    Windows® Vista and Windows 7 Editions:
    - Running without the Hub
    - Running in "Isolate" Mode
    - Creating Custom Config Files
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    One of the important changes is to the communications between the applications.
    LightWave uses a module called the "Hub" to provide communications and data exchange
    between Layout and Modeler. A means for not running the Hub has always been an option
    for workflows where this exchange is not desired. To provide for a means of
    interoperation of Layout and Modeler with other applications, operations have been
    changed so that a new interprocess communications mode will be active when the Hub
    is not active. When this new interprocess communication is active, Layout, Modeler,
    and CORE will each update an object that they all have loaded, and which has been
    changed and saved from one of the applications. Operation with no communications
    is now accommodated with a new "Isolate" Mode.

    For full discussions of these new modes and features, please see the manuals or help files.

    For your convenience, we provide information below about how to run without the Hub, how
    to run in Isolate mode, and how to redirect your config files for portability of your
    LightWave folder, if you will be running from an external drive and changing systems.

    The easiest means to run without the Hub is to locate and rename the Hub executable file
    in the Programs folder of your LightWave 10 installation. Once renamed, Layout and Modeler
    will not be able to locate and use it.

    For those times when you do not want the applications to crosstalk at all, there is now
    and "Isolate" mode, which both runs Layout and Modeler without the Hub, and turns off the
    new interprocess communication. To run in the new "Isolate" mode you will need to set
    up desktop shortcuts.

    You can use the following steps to make Desktop shortcuts to run Layout and Modeler
    without the Hub:

    1) Locate the folder where you copied the LightWave 10 software.
    2) Open the Programs Folder
    3) Find the Lightwav.exe file.
    4) Right-click and choose Create Shortcut
    5) Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties
    6) For Target, go to the end of the path and type -0
    7) The entry should look something like this:

    C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Bin\Layout.exe -0

    8) Repeat steps 3-7 for Modeler.exe
    9) Use the shortcuts you created each time you open the software.

    You can use the following steps to make Desktop shortcuts to run Layout and Modeler
    in Isolate mode (Hub also does not run):

    1) Locate the folder where you copied the LightWave 10 software.
    2) Open the Programs Folder
    3) Find the Lightwav.exe file.
    4) Right-click and choose Create Shortcut
    5) Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties
    6) For Target, go to the end of the path and type -i
    7) The entry should look something like this:

    C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Bin\Layout.exe -i

    8) Repeat steps 3-7 for Modeler.exe
    9) Use the shortcuts you created each time you open the software.

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    Desktop Shortcuts to Redirect the Config Files
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    1) For Windows systems, enter the [username]\LightWave folder created by LightWave.
    2) Create a new folder named "Configs".
    3) Open the Configs folder and copy the path.
    4) Navigate to the folder where LightWave 10 is installed, and enter the Programs folder.
    5) Find the Layout.exe file.
    6) Right-click and choose Create Shortcut
    7) Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties
    8) For Target, go to the end of the path and type -c
    9) Paste the Configs path to the end of -c. If you have any spaces in
    the Config path, put the path in quotation marks. The path should look
    something like this (your exact path may be different):

    C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Programs\lightwav.exe
    -c"C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Programs\Configs"

    10) Repeat steps 5-9 for Modeler.exe
    11) Use the shortcuts you created each time you open the software.
    Rob Powers

    President, NewTek LightWave 3D Group
    Burbank, CA

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    Desktop Shortcuts to run without the Hub,
    and to Redirect the Config Files:
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    1) For Windows systems, enter the [username]\LightWave folder created by LightWave.
    2) Create a new folder named "Configs".
    3) Open the Configs folder and copy the path.
    4) Navigate to the folder where LightWave 10 is installed, and enter the Programs folder.
    5) Find the Lightwav.exe file.
    6) Right-click and choose Create Shortcut
    7) Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties
    8) For Target, go to the end of the path and type -0 -c
    9) Paste the Configs path to the end of -c. If you have any spaces in
    the Config path, put the path in quotation marks. The path should look
    something like this (your exact path may be different):

    C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Programs\lightwav.exe -0
    -c"C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Programs\Configs"

    10) Repeat steps 5-9 for Modeler.exe
    11) Use the shortcuts you created each time you open the software.


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    Desktop Shortcuts to run in Isolate Mode,
    and to Redirect the Config Files
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    1) For Windows systems, enter the [username]\LightWave folder created by LightWave.
    2) Create a new folder named "Configs".
    3) Open the Configs folder and copy the path.
    4) Navigate to the folder where LightWave 10 is installed, and enter the Programs folder.
    5) Find the Lightwav.exe file.
    6) Right-click and choose Create Shortcut
    7) Right-click on the new shortcut and choose Properties
    8) For Target, go to the end of the path and type -i -c
    9) Paste the Configs path to the end of -c. If you have any spaces in
    the Config path, put the path in quotation marks. The path should look
    something like this (your exact path may be different):

    C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Programs\lightwav.exe -i
    -c"C:\Program Files\NewTek\LightWave10.1\Programs\Configs"

    10) Repeat steps 5-9 for Modeler.exe
    11) Use the shortcuts you created each time you open the software.


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    Note for Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users
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    Vista's virtual store redirects files away from the traditional C:\Program Files
    place where LightWave sits by default. LightWave does not recognize the Virtual
    Store so there are two things that can be done. One is to install LightWave in
    a non-traditional location, such as C:\NewTek\LightWavev10.1, the other is to
    temporarily turn off UAC. To do this, open your Control Panel and just type UAC.
    You don't need to click anywhere to do it. This will open up a window asking if
    you want to leave your computer unprotected by turning off UAC, but you only need
    to do it for registering LightWave. This will require a reboot of the system.
    Alternatively, you can hit the Windows-r keyboard shortcut, type "msconfig" and
    go to the Tools tab in the window presented and select Disable UAC.

    Then you can load Layout (with the blue icon), go to the Help menu and choose
    Enter License. Once you have pasted your license.key number in (16 digits, with
    hyphens between each four like so: 1234-5678-9012-3456) and restarted LightWave,
    you can turn UAC back on.


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    Mac Universal Preferences and License Keys
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    The license.key file for a single user, and user-specific settings should go in:

    ~/Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.1/licenses

    Any license.key file you want all users to have access to, and machine-
    specific settings should go in:

    /Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.1/licenses

    Third party plug-ins for the user (as they start showing up) should probably go in:

    ~/Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.1/Plugins/

    Third party plug-ins you want all users of your machine to have access to
    should go in:

    /Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.1/Plugins/

    The Extensions configuration file used to contain a list of all of the plug-
    ins you're using. Since we're using an automatic search now, the Extensions
    file will be empty by default. If the user manually adds a plug-in via the
    Add Plugins command, or by any non-automatic means, it will show up in that
    file. We're trying to move away from this mechanism, but we've left this
    capability in, in case you really need it.

    Any objects or scenes you drag and drop into LightWave windows will not
    change the content directory.

    Instructions for creating and placement of the license.key file in the
    Universal Binary:

    1) Open TextEdit.app
    2) Paste your permanent key on the first line
    3) Select the 'Make Plain Text' item in the Format menu
    4) Save the file. Name the file 'license.key', and place it in any one of the
    following folders:

    Support folder, which is in the main LightWave program
    folder, next to Layout, Modeler, and other LightWave tools.

    ~/Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.1/licenses

    5) Open Layout to confirm that the key worked.


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    Mac Universal Binary: Running Without the Hub
    ================================================== ========

    One of the important changes is to the communications between the applications.
    LightWave uses a module called the "Hub" to provide communications and data exchange
    between Layout and Modeler. A means for not running the Hub has always been an option
    for workflows where this exchange is not desired. To provide for a means of
    interoperation of Layout and Modeler with other applications, operations have been
    changed so that a new interprocess communications mode will be active when the Hub
    is not active. When this new interprocess communication is active, Layout, Modeler,
    and CORE will each update an object that they all have loaded, and which has been
    changed and saved from one of the applications. Operation with no communications
    is now accommodated with a new "Isolate" Mode.

    For full discussions of these new modes and features, please see the manuals or help files.

    For your convenience, we provide information below about how to run without the Hub, how
    to run in Isolate mode, and how to redirect your config files for portability of your
    LightWave folder, if you will be running from an external drive and changing systems.

    The easiest means to run without the Hub is to locate and rename the Hub executable file
    in the same folder containing the Layout and Modeler applications. Once renamed, Layout and Modeler
    will not be able to locate and use it.


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    Launching From a Script to Disable the Hub
    or the Hub + IPC on the Mac
    ----------------------------------------------

    For users who would like to have something they can mouse-click on to launch Layout, Modeler,
    or another application with specific arguments passed to it, it is simple to create a "bash"
    script to accomplish this. In the examples below we will set up a script to run without the
    Hub, which engages the inter-process communication (IPC) that lets Layout and Modeler talk
    to one another and to other applications that support this new mode, and a script to run
    the applications in Isolate mode, with both Hub and IPC off, so the applications do not
    communicate with one another.

    In our example scripts we will run Layout with the proper arguments for running without the Hub,
    and for running in Isolate mode. The same approach can be used to launch Modeler and other
    applications, as well as to specify other arguments than we have shown in the examples.


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    Script for Running Layout without the Hub
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    1. Launch /Applications/TextEdit by double clicking its icon.

    2. Enter the following text into the edit window. It is important to have the ".app" extension
    included in the filename. The location of your LightWave installation may differ, so adjust as
    needed.

    #!/bin/sh
    open /Applications/NewTek/LightWave3D10.1/Layout.app --args -0

    3. Save the text file to your desktop as "Launch Layout NoHub". Make sure to avoid a ".txt"
    extension when saving.

    4. Open a Terminal window using the /Applications/Utilities/Terminal application.

    5. The script must be 'executable' so it will launch as a command when double-clicked with the
    mouse instead of opening as a text file. Make sure the current working path is the desktop
    (enter "cd ~/Desktop" if necessary) then enter this command.

    chmod +x "Launch Layout NoHub"

    Note that on some OS configurations, you may need to prefix the file name with ./;
    and to avoid quotes, the spaces need a \ before them; so, either this:

    chmod +x "./Launch Layout Isolated"

    or this:

    chmod +x ./Launch\ Layout\ Isolated

    may need to be used instead.


    6. Now, you can simply double-mouse-click the icon to launch Layout without the Hub.


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    Script for Running Layout in Isolate mode
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    1. Launch /Applications/TextEdit by double clicking its icon.

    2. Enter the following text into the edit window. It is important to have the ".app" extension
    included in the filename. The location of your LightWave installation may differ, so adjust as
    needed.

    #!/bin/sh
    open /Applications/NewTek/LightWave3D10.1/Layout.app --args -i

    3. Save the text file to your desktop as "Launch Layout Isolated". Make sure to avoid a ".txt"
    extension when saving.

    4. Open a Terminal window using the /Applications/Utilities/Terminal application.

    5. The script must be 'executable' so it will launch as a command when double-clicked with the mouse
    instead of opening as a text file. Make sure the current working path is the desktop
    (enter "cd ~/Desktop" if necessary) then enter this command.

    chmod +x "Launch Layout Isolated"

    Note that on some OS configurations, you may need to prefix the file name with ./;
    and to avoid quotes, the spaces need a \ before them; so, either this:

    chmod +x "./Launch Layout Isolated"

    or this:

    chmod +x ./Launch\ Layout\ Isolated

    may need to be used instead.

    6. Now, you can simply double-mouse-click the icon to launch Layout in Isolate mode.


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    Mac Universal Binary: Redirecting Config Files
    ================================================== ========

    UB LightWave configuration files can be changed by placing the 'redirected'
    config files into a folder named "Preferences" in the same folder containing
    the Layout and Modeler applications.

    This allows the config files to 'follow' the location of the UB applications,
    such as being placed onto a USB flash drive.

    Alternatively, it is also possible to place config files into a
    "Support/Preferences" folder, which can be used to avoid cluttering
    the folder containing Layout and Modeler apps. The former folder supersedes
    the latter, and both supersede a user's "~/Library/Application Support/NewTek/LightWave/10.1"
    folder.


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    Mac Dongle Notes
    ================================================== ========

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    Rainbow Eve3 Dongles:
    Exchange Needed for 64-bit Cocoa LightWave
    ----------------------------------------------

    LightWave 10.1 brings both 32-bit and 64-bit Mac support to
    LightWave users for the first time. One of the issues that users will
    need to be aware of is that only the Sentinel framework is provided for
    64-bit operation, because SafeNet does not have plans to port the Eve3
    Framework, which is required for the Mac-only Eve3 USB Dongles. If
    you have an Eve3 USB dongle and you plan to use the 64-bit version of
    LightWave 10, you will need to exchange it for the current Sentinel Ultrapro
    Dongle.

    You can determine if you have an Eve3 dongle by checking the engraved
    logo on the top, where it will say Rainbow/Eve3.

    Folks who have an Eve3 dongle can call or email Customer Services to
    request that the replacement dongle be sent out. There will be at most
    a small charge for the dongle exchange, the replacement will ship immediately
    upon request, and the customer can return the Eve3 dongle that is being
    retired after receiving and getting set up and running with the new
    Ultrapro dongle and new dongle ID.

    NewTek will also provide confirmation of the exchange to any third
    parties from whom the user has products that key to the dongle, as for
    example do Worley Labs products. If you round up the necessary fax
    numbers or email addresses for your third party products, you can provide
    that information in your first call or email to NewTek CS, and that will
    enable the CS staff to send out the confirmation notices very quickly
    after entering the order.

    Please note that we are not able to provide an exchange unit with the same
    Lock ID number that you currently have. If you have third party plugins that
    are keyed to the dongle but are no longer supported, you will not be able
    to use those plugins with the new dongle.

    -----------------------------------------------------
    Rainbow/SafeNet Duo Dongles:
    Notes for Use with 32-bit and 64-bit Cocoa LightWave
    -----------------------------------------------------

    Originally, Rainbow was the company that made the dongles used by LightWave 3D.
    Rainbow was later acquired by SafeNet, so some Duo dongles are labeled Rainbow and
    some SafeNet. The Duo dongle information below applies to all Duos, regardless
    of which company name they show.

    The Rainbow or SafeNet Duo dongle supports both the Eve3 Framework and
    the Sentinel driver. For LightWave 3D 10 64-bit the Sentinel Driver is used,
    and so will report a different Lock ID than did your 32-bit Mac LightWave 3D.
    Registration needs to be updated to allow for this, so for now users with Duo
    dongles will need to contact Customer Services in order to get a license key
    for 64-bit Mac UB, as Registration is generating a key based on the Eve3
    lock ID.

    Please note, however, that if you have also registered the Windows Lock ID for
    your Duo Dongle, then Registration may have generated an Open Beta license key
    for that ID, and if so, that should work as well for 64-bit on Mac.


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    NOTE ABOUT CONFIGURATION FILES
    ================================================== ========

    If you have been using a beta version of LightWave 10, please delete
    the configuration files related to those builds.
    Rob Powers

    President, NewTek LightWave 3D Group
    Burbank, CA

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    3rd Party License Notifications
    ================================================== ========

    All 3rd-party license notifications are located in the <installation>/docs/Licenses/ folder.
    Rob Powers

    President, NewTek LightWave 3D Group
    Burbank, CA

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