LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

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Viktor posted Mar 20 at 12:47 pm
This thread is for public discussion about the current beta phase LWCAD 2018 LightWave.
It will be updated during the beta phase with more information!

Working list of new features for LWCAD 2018

Before you begin to test, check out this LWCAD 2018 exam video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AhIayYV2Uw


recent by Lewis  ·  Jun 2 at 8:07 am
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Scott posted Apr 30 at 9:57 pm
Minor issue trying to close off the endcap of the object tried Patch did not work or at least I could get it to work




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recent by Viktor  ·  May 15 at 1:05 pm
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Scott posted May 8 at 2:37 pm
another problem I am unable to boolean any LWCad Primitives...what is going on wit this plugin...it 100% not use able for me. as mentioned I have never gotten LWCAD to work properly since version 5.

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recent by Viktor  ·  May 8 at 11:16 pm
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I can't find road / lines and Crosswalks , but no roads tool. Only the two options under infrastructure.
What am i missing...help says it should be there but it isn't.
Any help would be appreciated. Its the same for Lightwave 2015.3 and 2018...
Thank you
Gary



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recent by Gary Barringer  ·  Jul 3 at 7:06 pm
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i found that the modern shingles are too large (around 600 mm compared to a more standard size between 400-450 mm). how can i edit the "d3d" files? how is the "allow resizing" feature in LWCAD working? i seem not to be able to resize the scale of the preset shingles.

recent by 3dworks  ·  Jun 25 at 11:52 am
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When I export LWCAD 2018 obj's format from LW2018.4, the surface/part names look like this:

g (k:"Right_Wall"_c:"Wtools3D_2018"
usemtl (k:"Right_Wall"_c:"Wtools3D_2018"

Since I don't have a drive "k", I'm assuming this is coming from the LWCAD plugin. Is there a quick fix (I'd rather see "Right_Wall"?

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Hi Victor,
I have a question about profiler and engraver tools.
I use them very intensively with custom profiles, in past relases were possible to keep the "origina size" of the profile with a very useful button.
Is in yours devenlope program to bring back that useful function or there is an "hidden" shortcut to obtain the same result in present relase?

Thanks in advance!!

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John Marchant posted Jun 1 at 8:12 pm


I am trying to understand the Knife tool. I asked for a feature from Viktor for a tool that did more than one cut. I can see that it has 10 lines as specified and the distance between each is specified, but it still only make the one cut. I'm trying to get it to make all the cuts, or is this not what i thought the tool would be.


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recent by user 2343  ·  Jun 11 at 9:53 pm
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Mash3d posted Jun 10 at 7:46 pm
Hi, I'm using LWcad 5.5 and LW 2015.3. I'm using the shingle tool and when I click on another preset from the library the shingle is not changing. This is even after getting out of the tool, starting fresh and choosing a new preset before I apply the tool.
I've checked the preset path and its good. The preview of the shingle is there. The only odd thing is when I click on another preset a smal
recent by Viktor  ·  Jun 11 at 9:51 pm
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I spent a good deal of time recently thinking about the modeling tools I have at my disposal: Maya, LightWave Modeler, ZBrush, 3D-Coat. All in the context of development of models for a real-time rendering usage. The current strategies for producing high quality models in that context mostly revolve around producing a really high fidelity high resolution shape, then in one way or another deriving
recent by Viktor  ·  May 15 at 1:35 pm
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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 Viktor  ·  Apr 2 at 11:43 pm
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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  ·  Mar 14 at 11:03 am
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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  ·  Mar 14 at 10:48 am
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