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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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Hello,I use lwcad 5.5 with 3dsmax 2016 and when I add a custom shape in library my viewport becomes very slow and sluggish and unable to work.I' ve noticed that my preset objects are very big 2-7 MB compared to the other presets that comes with the plugin.Why is that?Is there a way to create lighter custom objects ex. windows,doors?Thank you!

recent by Viktor  ·  May 24 '18 at 2:33 am
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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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Crash when executing a SUB operation using the Line tool (crash report sent to NewTek)

1 - Create a simple cube with the Box tool
2 - From e.g. the Top view, enable the LWCAD Line tool, set mode to SUB
3 - LCLICK outside the mesh to establish the UCS plane and starting point
4 - LCLICK outside the mesh to e.g. cut off a corner of the cube
(crash)

LW Modeler: 2018.0.2, build 30
recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 28 '18 at 12:19 am
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Unspacey posted Mar 5 '18 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 Unspacey  ·  Mar 20 '18 at 9:55 pm
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user 1738 posted Mar 15 '18 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?

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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  ·  Mar 14 '18 at 12:14 pm
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user 2015 posted Mar 10 '18 at 8:50 pm
Does anyone have a copy of LWCAD 3.61 for Lightwave 3D? I recieved it years ago and never used, but need to now. But I cant fine it to download. Can anyone help me out?

Dale Campbell Jr.

recent by Viktor  ·  Mar 14 '18 at 11:59 am
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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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Jose Burgos posted Feb 1 '18 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 '18 at 10:48 am
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user 1823 posted Mar 13 '18 at 6:23 am
HI,

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
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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 '18 at 5:03 am
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hi,

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
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Trick posted Jan 16 '18 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.

Thanks

recent by Viktor  ·  Jan 27 '18 at 10:07 am
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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.
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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,
Wade

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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 '18 at 3:04 am
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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.

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hi,

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
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