Old version of lightwave, render output format

tonyvdb

Member
Ok so don't laugh but I still have an old version of lightwave V6.0 running and want to know if I can get plugins or do something that will allow me to render to a video format that I can use with today's 1920x1080 HD formats?
Or what option do I have after the render is done so I can use it in a video?

Thanks
 

Markc

ack ack
Sorry to tell you, but 1920x1080 is not today’s standard, try 4k or higher.
I can’t remember, but doesn’t LW6.0 let you render to 1920x1080?
 

tonyvdb

Member
Yes, I can output at that resolution but I don't get an option to output in mov or mpg or other current format. Not even JPEG
 

Oldcode

Member
Render out a series of stills and covert the stills into MP4 or whatever you need in any modern editing program.

One small program I like to use when I don't need all the bells and whistles of Adobe Premier is VideoMach.

http://gromada.com/videomach/
 

Sensei

TrueArt Support
Ok so don't laugh but I still have an old version of lightwave V6.0 running and want to know if I can get plugins or do something that will allow me to render to a video format that I can use with today's 1920x1080 HD formats?
Or what option do I have after the render is done so I can use it in a video?

You should never render to video format directly. If there will be crash, lack of electricity, you will lose the all data and have to start from scratch.
Render to PNG32/PNG24/OpenEXR/EXR image file format.
Then merge frames to final video file.
 

raymondtrace

Founding member
...Not even JPEG

I have no memory of LW6 but even LW4 offered JPG. You may want to rescan/reload your plugin folder, in case the JPG and other i/o plugins were somehow excluded in your configuration.

LW4output.png

(However, indeed...render to image files, not video...then smack those image files into a video file with another tool. I believe even ShotCut can do this for free. https://shotcut.org/ )
 
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You should never render to video format directly. If there will be crash, lack of electricity, you will lose the all data and have to start from scratch.
Render to PNG32/PNG24/OpenEXR/EXR image file format.
Then merge frames to final video file.

As true today as it was 15 years ago.
 

tonyvdb

Member
Thanks all, I will see what happened to the plugins. Its been a long time since Ive used Lightwave.
I know i have them on my Amiga but Im guessing they wont work on the PC version.
 

BeeVee

ex-LightWave documentation
If you'd like to play with vdb objects, like your handle suggests, you'll need to update to at least LightWave 2018 on the other hand... ;)

B
 

Ryan Roye

Animator
Chances are good that you'll find some useful plugins through the Lightwave website; users submit both free and commercial plugins for everyone to use there:

https://www.lightwave3d.com/assets/plugins/

I recommend checking it out whenever you find yourself with particular issues that may be solved a bit easier this way.
 

tonyvdb

Member
Thanks all for your help. I was able to find the correct plugins in a folder and I can now save to Jpg and even an AVI file if necessary
 
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