user 1738 posted 3 days ago at 1:26 pm
I am interested in the LWCAD for Cinema4D. I didn't see this in the manual or any of the tutorials, but are you able to convert your LWCAD models into .OBJ for use in other applications? Is there an example somewhere that I may look over or a demonstration?

I just want to say a massive thank you, Yeah we may pay for LWCAD, but you always go above and beyond. I'm not sure how you seem to manage it all, programming making videos, posting on forums, answering emails, solving our problems. I've just been reading through some of the posts on here. On most I've read asking for features or bug fix's your there posting away letting us know that these thing
recent by Viktor  ·  4 days ago at 12:14 pm
Unspacey posted Mar 5 at 5:15 am
I have been looking at a lot of architecture videos online and wondering about adding a simple radio checkbox and value entry fields for cost calculation of basic primitives. Perhaps even a selector that could asses the volume and cost per cubic unit of a given solid. Ok thank you

recent by Viktor  ·  4 days ago at 11:36 am
So I went through all the lightwave cad 5 videos a few times and I still can't figure out how to make a simple patch. Lofting was easy enough but I feel it doesn't give quite the amount of control I need. In one video I see a grid of splines already made ( I guess with the line tool?) and then I see patches begin drawn easily. . . I don't understand how the splines were connected in order to make
recent by Viktor  ·  4 days ago at 11:03 am
Jose Burgos posted Feb 1 at 10:03 pm
I draw out points as I used to do but all I get is a box or polygonal shape, no arc. If I add an object and then use Arc but turn on slice or add or intersect, it then becomes an Arc.
What am I doing wrong?

recent by Viktor  ·  4 days ago at 10:48 am
user 1823 posted 5 days ago at 6:23 am

I've been working on my first animated sequence that involves an interior lit by luminous polygons and no lights and have discovered the horror that is animated GI.Been through a lot of threads, read Except's radiosity tutorial... to get anything even close to a clean render for an 8 second shot at 1920x1080 requires just a silly amount of time per frame -- either interpolated MC with tin
user 1823 posted 5 days ago at 6:21 am

Never noticed the "forum" button really. However.. Does anyone else use LightWave for their 3D animation? And if so - I'd like to share thoughts and ideas on how to use the magnificent application for designing, modeling, surfacing and rendering elements for either title sequences and openings, bumpers or simply cool things that will add that little spice..

please help

I did not
currently, when you have the shape library open, you have a slider that lets you slide through the different items.

but the items can only move according to "steps" and there is actually no scrolling at all and the steps only move after you let go of the slider.

this is very unintuitive. it would be a lot better if scrolling is not possible to implement, then just have large up arrow and
recent by Unspacey  ·  Mar 5 at 5:03 am

lots of great new tools and features in 5.5 (using it in lw 2018 )! thanks!

but this does seem to be a kind of rough version without the polish that i was used to seeing in the last version of lwcad i was using (3.6 in lw 9.61).

projection snapping doesn't seem to work. i don't get projection lines anymore from second snap.
in extrude, "groupping" is mispelled. should be "grouping
recent by user 1193  ·  Feb 16 at 12:18 am
pryzm posted Jan 31 at 3:34 pm
This might be hard to explain, but here goes.

Using the Box command (other commands do this now as well), after drawing the first box it used to be (v4, v5?) that when I would right click, it would finish the tool and be able to start the next box at the same height (or depth, or width depending on in which view port I started) location as the previous box. Now, it starts the box at the origi
recent by pryzm  ·  Feb 15 at 11:57 pm
Boris Goreta posted Jan 18 at 9:38 am
When using clone to line on a line that is in the background layer LWCAD lays out clones only on the first segment of that line. If the line is in multiple segments ( Joined ) LWCAD does not use the whole line.

recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 27 at 10:14 am
Trick posted Jan 16 at 6:59 pm
I really like the shingles tool. I often use it in combination with the MultiTexture plugin to give each shingle a slightly different color. Therefore each shingle needs a different matID. So to make this tool faster to work with, please implement an option to give each shingle a different matID.


recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 27 at 10:07 am
LWCAD 5.5 ROAD LINE crashes on 2015.3 and 2018
not when using straight line tool, but when set to spline or curve mode.
Works with a straight line option.
Just started playing with cross walk and it crashed also when playing with sizing parameters.
Tried unistalling from 2015 and 2018. Reboot, then installed 2018 only..still crashed.
Tried installing 2015..same still crashes.
A question as to how to reset the volume calculation on an object.
I have made changes to an object and the volume is no longer correct but I can't clear it to re-calculate the volume.

How do I clear the volume numbers and start over. I have tried copy and pasting to a new object but the calculations come along as well.

Thank you,

i went from lightwave 9.61 to lightwave 2018 and so for me, i have not had a situation where the installer actually worked for me.

it would be cool if the installer tried to identify the directories by itself but if it can't find them, it gave the user the ability to manually select the directories and then continue auto-setup.

manually installing isn't a huge deal but it does involve a f
recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 9 at 3:04 am
user 1193 posted Dec 5 '17 at 2:25 am
hi viktor,

i noticed this while i was playing with the new update and encountered it a couple of times in passing now but just figured i must be doing something wrong... but i do think it's lwcad-

when i perform a round on the top of a rectangular piece of geometry, the edges at the corners pull apart. even on corners where it's not visibly tearing as shown, the vertices end up unwelded.


so i'm still currently on the 3.x version and i'm looking to upgrade soon but was wondering if in the later versions, there's a way of changing the scale of library objects when the library objects are invoked during tools like cloning a library object on a polygon.

i forgot the exact name of tool but there is one tool that allows you to "spray" a library object on an existing poly an
recent by user 1193  ·  Dec 5 '17 at 2:19 am
Ilay posted Dec 3 '17 at 3:26 pm
Will be possible to create Smart Element?
Smart Element - for example, it's lwcad object(file) which contains complete facade of building's side. We can place it at one of building's side. Or it will contain room(if will be possible osl room - http://julius-ihle.de/?p=2451)
Also it has any proxy features: level of detail, load at rendering and etc.

user 1232 posted Nov 21 '17 at 8:46 am
Viktor, I wanted to comment on something as a suggestion, I do not know if it's very far-fetched but I feel that this level of control is missing from the program to work much better. I do not know if you know the DesignToolBox plugin from Atelier Bump. There you can be strict with angles, reference guides etc ... all this very very useful and necessary within the architecture tools.

If you c
recent by user 1232  ·  Dec 1 '17 at 10:00 pm
Lewis posted Nov 28 '17 at 10:15 pm

Is there some compatibility issues between presets of LWCAD 3.x, 4.x and 5.x ?

I have some older files/presets for Shingles and Fences from LWCAD 4.x (or it's 3.x can't say for sure) and i copied all the *.s3d files inside LWCAD presets folders with their corresponding folder with rest of presets but LWCAD don't see any of them, it lists just default presets and nothing else.

Is t
recent by user 1329  ·  Dec 1 '17 at 5:56 pm
user 646 posted Nov 29 '17 at 8:30 pm
Hi I would like to know how the curved roofs where done on the bulding at the start of the lwcad.com website cant find it on my laptop but it shows on my kindle it is on a page advertising the lwacd bundle I am curious if this was done in lightwave

recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 1 '17 at 5:25 pm
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