Here's what I was talking about. So far as I know, this isn't possible in xStream :
Uhhmm..not sure., in vue xstream/vue environment that has been there for years as mentioned, you just have to resize the previewer by dragging the window, but inside of the Lightwave environment is what you mean?
Ah, I see. I use Infinite at home and I'm guessing native Vue rendering okay with standard render cows. We don't have the update for xStream at work yet but I imagine we'll hold off until we can use render nodes with it.Not quite. It's a pre-release, and lacks any ability to use rendernodes (in xStream mode).
I have to agree with Phil: e-on doesn't leave the best of impression. I just wanted to upgrade from version 8 (upgraded in 2010 from version7) but it isn't possible anymore. :devil: It seems that I just missed the upgrade-possibility by one day! I sent them an e-mail and asked if this would be possible but got the negative response "This is just not possible".
Maybe they are to much in the Hollywood-business and don't need the little faithful users (have been using Vue for 7 years now). I'm really frustrated. I really apprecheate NewTek's philosophy of upgrading from ANY Lightwave-version for THE HALF PRICE! This is really user-friendly. :thumbsup:
Don't forget: Faithful users are the backbone of a software-company!
So I will leave e-on and Vue and look for other software.
The xStream version is not really worth the price! It is buggy and doesn't support some of LW's plugins. E.g. It's not possible to save a motion (e.g. MDD or calculted dynamics) - the next time you open a file it crashes - still with 10.5 (Learning edition). Fibres are not supported - they are just not rendered (see above post) or you get a crash with saved fibre-parameters. The lighting is always a problem - what light (LW or Vue) is responsible for what objects? VPR is not usable.
Okay - the algorithms for light and clouds etc. are really good and they have some nice textures for landscapes and rocks out of the box. But I never got the result I wanted. Vue has it's own will. And it's completely overrated.
Sorry for sounding negative. But these are my experiences. Maybe it's good that I missed the update
There's plenty good software outside and much cheaper. And with LW's instance-feature - why should I use Vue?