LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

Viktor posted Sep 20 '17 at 1:01 am
Hello guys!

Because some people are getting a wrong idea that we are drifting from LightWave,
I have decided that it is right time to inform you about our current status and our long term plans with LWCAD specially LigthWave version.

LWCAD LITE(Max,C4d) versus LWCAD (LightWave).
As you have noticed we are heavily updating LWCAD Lite version while LW version seems to be dormant. This
Boris Goreta posted 5 days ago 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.

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.
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
Hi All ,
i am still using Lightwave 11.5 and have a licensed Copy of LwCad v 4.5
i want to install LWCAD 4.5 but i cant find the Installer anymore the link from the Purchase Email is broken and i have no Money to either upgrade Lightwave or LWCAD.

Is there any Chance to get a working version of LWCAD 4.5

thanks in advantage and HAPPY SUNDAY

recent by Miro  ·  Nov 6 '17 at 7:31 am
Julian Baum posted Nov 3 '17 at 6:57 pm
Maybe I'm not getting how this works, and I'll admit I miss the simplicity and reliability of the old Vector Clone tool.

The thing I have the biggest problem with is cloning an object in the scene, but finding that I cannot adjust what face and point on the object I need to have aligned with the line. The fixed point where an object is cloned to the line is the centre of the bottom edge of t
Often I get DWG plans from architects which have a lot of overlapping lines, meaning lines that sit on top of each other but don't share the end points, one is longer than the other. Curvs to surf command gets confused by this and it doesn't produce a good polygonal model. How to deal with this issue prior to curvs to surf command. I can fix this individualy with trim or sometimes the bool comman
recent by Viktor  ·  Oct 8 '17 at 9:57 pm
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  ·  Aug 19 '17 at 10:18 am
Thomas Burbage posted Jun 25 '17 at 7:57 pm
Viktor, was just curious as to whether you are thinking about the possibility of the Library supporting UVs for its stored shapes.

I guess I'm trying to get my head around how the Library can be leveraged e.g. in a game asset production workflow, where the alternative might be creating an ordinary on-disk library of pre-built meshes that are already UV unwrapped and then with the possibility
Gary Barringer posted Apr 17 '17 at 2:41 pm
Perhaps someone can help me with the pipe tool. I am not new to LWCAD, but never really used the pipe tool before.
I cannot get the pipe tool to draw around corners?
Example, take a cube, start drawing on one plane or face then click on the next plane or face, in this case 90 degrees to the original. I will not turn. Always stays on the original plane. Tried resetting the tool, reinstalling
recent by Viktor  ·  Jul 18 '17 at 1:47 am
I used to use this tool up to I believe version 5.1, but it has disappeared in the 5.2 update. I had assumed it had been incorporated into another tool as others have been, but I can't find out where or how it works now.

The on-line help menu makes no mention of it and the 5.2 new features video on YouTube stops short of addressing it. I did discover that the Line Clone Tool has options for a
I've noticed that when using the Shingle tool on roofs with concave slopes, like screengrab, the slope component of a roof does not show; it only works on convex roofs.

Would it be possible to allow the slope component to also work on concave slope joins please? Or have I missed something?

In my case, Classical Roman buildings would frequently have arcade roofs like this, and would have
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