Basic stuff Lightwave users should know, but are not-so-obvious

jeric_synergy

Axes grinder- Dongle #99
A long time ago Sensei knocked up a plugin for me to weld points and auto delete 2 point polys.

I use it all the time instead of normal weld; could not live with out it!

I'll put i here. To the best of my knowledge, it doesnt exist any place but my HD.

x32 only.

something the weld tool should do automatically via the lw modelling options, as a user choice.

@ sensei - please say and I'll remove if this is not wanted here.

There's a $5 plugin right there.
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Too late!: Oliver has already implemented this in his excellent toolset:
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread...info-please!&p=1478870&viewfull=1#post1478870
 
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jeric_synergy

Axes grinder- Dongle #99
Oh boy, the things Hidden away, hardly surprising with three different scene editors to choose from we don't know much about any of them. Thanks for the terrific tip.
You're very welcome.

I rather wish one could just click and type in the Intensity field*, but that doesn't appear to be an option. At first I found adjusting via mouse very clumsy and imprecise, but adapted reasonably fast. Still, a universal "mouse sensitivity key" convention would be very welcome-- one key making the mouse very 'slow', another to make it....well, it's already FAST enough. Maybe EVEN SLOWER. ;)

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*as one could reasonably expect to do.
 

spherical

New member
Still, a universal "mouse sensitivity key" convention would be very welcome-- one key making the mouse very 'slow', another to make it....well, it's already FAST enough. Maybe EVEN SLOWER.

I suggested this some time ago. Got no traction. I have my mouse speed set in a middle ground, but often need to achieve a precise movement in order to accurately place something in LW. Having a /10 speed modifier key would be a seriously Good Thing.
 

jboudreau

Super Member
Hey Guys, There was a guy in the forum asking about if there was a way to toggle back and forth the display polygons selections in modeler. (Shortcut button, Lscript etc.) I know you can do this in the display panel but you would have to keep doing that which would be a real pain, (Make selection, open display, turn it off, bevel polygons, go back into display panel turn it back on... You can see how this would be time consuming. I've ran into this quite a few times wanting to be able to turn off certain things because they get in the way while your work but you need them at the same time.


TIP: I've come up with a neat little work around. It's not ideal but it works. Set two viewports as perspective, Make sure both viewports don't have independent rotation checked on. (This will allow you to rotate around your model in both viewports) Now turn on independent visibility for one of the viewports and turn off what you don't want on for example, polygon selection, normals, edges, grid, origin etc. Now you can work without having certain displays in your way.

Display.jpg

Thanks,
Jason
 
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jeric_synergy

Axes grinder- Dongle #99
Jason, add the pic from FB you made to make it clearer what a huge win this is.

Kids, the big takeaway here is when you turn off INDEPENDANT ROTATION, all the Perspective vuports are locked together- I had no idea. It is great. Huge kudos to Jason for figuring this one out!
 

jboudreau

Super Member
Jason, add the pic from FB you made to make it clearer what a huge win this is.

Kids, the big takeaway here is when you turn off INDEPENDANT ROTATION, all the Perspective vuports are locked together- I had no idea. It is great. Huge kudos to Jason for figuring this one out!

Thanks man, I just added the pic. I was working in this setup and it's great!! I love being able to see clearly what's happening to the model.

Thanks,
Jason
 

rustythe1

www.Digitawn.co.uk
what would be good now is a 6 way split for multi monitor and leave this up all the time, I run into areas where I could use this quite often, Thanks!
 

jeric_synergy

Axes grinder- Dongle #99
Accumulating value over time, or "ratcheting" a value based on item's movement

RATCHETING ANIMATION, or accumulating a value between two different items in an animation is a challenging task.

Forum user Prince_Charming demonstrates an innovative technique in this thread:

(Posting the thread rather than the tute as the tute is unlisted and I'm respecting the poster's wishes. Please do the same.)
 

daforum

da what?
You can also select the objects you want to render and use F11, and it will only render the selected objects.
 

Asticles

New member
Just discovered Add Edges! Great to add an edge to a fixed distance from the border.

Add_edges.gif

Remember release the edge with RMB.
 

tburbage

New member
Double checked, still not here, 2015.2 Trial. Is there anything else that needs to be turned on?

I've triple checked and it swears "Experimental Features Enabled". :stumped:

This post was regarding the experimental feature of showing rotation angle outside the rotation gizmo axis when rotating an item. This only applies when you are rotating in Parent coordinate space (not local or world). That's probably why some were seeing it and some not...
 
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tburbage

New member
(Axis Translate, Selection Center snap) ... center of all the visible 'parts' in the background layer, but I suspect it is. The 'Selected' is throwing me. (BeeVee?)
The tool is just showing you the bounding box center of the visible geometry on the layer. In Modeler, when nothing is explicitly selected, everything is implicitly selected.
 
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