LwCad for LightWave

General discussion about LwCad tools in LightWave 3D.

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Robert Brown posted Dec 8 '18 at 5:33 pm
Hello

I was attempting to create a complex Nurbs polygon using the Curvs To Surf tool but couldn't get it to work like it was demonstrated in the LWCAD 5 NURBS introduction video. I recreated a similar set a curves, but for some reason it is not making holes in the surface created even though I have make holes button checked.

Here is a screen grab of the Youtube video:



And a sc
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recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 29 '18 at 3:00 pm
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user 1764 posted Dec 6 '18 at 8:51 pm
I'm using LWCad 5.2 in LightWave 2018.4 trying to build a house. I've built the outer walls with the Wall tool, that's fine. But when I try to build the inner walls the polygons disappear every time it intersects a wall. The ends are fine but any polygon that touches another polygon disappears.I've tried messing with any option I can find. Add, Subtract, etc. I've never had this problem before.

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recent by Viktor  ·  Dec 8 '18 at 3:26 pm
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user 1991 posted Nov 10 '18 at 5:53 pm
I’m trying to use the Pipe tool in LWCAD 2018 on LW3D 2018.7 and the MakeUV Box in the Pipe tool is always disabled. How do I use this option? The help videos skip over this option.

Erich

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Peter Thiersch posted Oct 25 '18 at 4:23 pm
LWcad 2018 for LightWave (on LW 2015.3 / 64)

Make a NURBS sphere (8 polys)
Save the Object
Close Object
Open the Sphere.lwo again
Select polys (now you count 16 Polys)
after every file-saving the count of polys is doubling

I have realized that after several file saves :
a small nurbs object suddenly had thousends of polys
8-)

OK, I can use the tool " join curves" ..
but oft
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Unspacey posted Aug 27 '18 at 12:40 am
What is the best way to preserve the sets of objects(doors, windows, categories) stored into the library from version to version. Or in case there is a reinstall neccessary to a different computer, how can the library file be found and transferred to the new version, computer, install, ect. I am using 5.51, I think the last version before 2018...

recent by Viktor  ·  Sep 4 '18 at 4:30 pm
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3dworks posted Apr 10 '18 at 6:55 pm
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 '18 at 11:52 am
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user 1158 posted Jun 13 '18 at 7:20 pm
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 '18 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 '18 at 9:53 pm
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Mash3d posted Jun 10 '18 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 '18 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 '18 at 1:35 pm
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pryzm posted Jan 31 '18 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 '18 at 11:43 pm
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user 1905 posted Feb 12 '18 at 3:48 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  ·  Mar 14 '18 at 11:03 am
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