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.
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.
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...
Can anyone please give me a few pointers as to how to build the outside walls of a house, been playing around with the demo version for a couple of hours now but wall building skills are not happening for me. There seems to be no beginners guide or anything like that, the manual is practically useless, as i can see this is a fantastic plugin for 3DS Max but I can't get my head around even the ba
So i have a box, trying to have a cylinder subtract a hole into . Doesn't work. See attached. Trying it with various objects , using version 2015.3... LWCAD 5.51 This used to work fine. Now nothing.. Tried reset and reinstall..Nothing. Any suggestions?
I am having and have always had a problem with the background layer snapping. As I am using the line tool to trace over some lines in the background to create nurbs patches it is not snapping, I have played with the setting in the snap panel but it seems to ignore the background.
Does anyone have a link to a site that gives typical standards for things like wall thickness & height, door height & width, thickness, eave overhang, etc.? I've done some searching but quickly got bogged down with too much technical & regs.
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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!
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
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
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)
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
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?