Los Angeles LightWave Users Group

Previous Meeting: March 25 2018
Hello folks,

The agenda for this meeting: Tips and Tricks in LW 2018.
Among them will be demos of some free plugins.


 
Follow-up Information:

Smoothing Groups

Texture Baker

 
Some of the new tools in Modeler:
Search Layers - Allows setting of FG / BG layers from a searchable list
(Layers > Layer Utilities)

Find On Layer - Finds which layers polys reside on by setting the FG layer of any selected polys
(Layers > Layer Utilities)

Next Layer - Advances all selected FG layers by 1 but keeps any BG layers you had selected (until a selected FG layer replaces a BG layer)
(Layers > Layers)
Page Down hotkey re-assigned from 'Next Lyr Bank'

Prev Layer - Decreases all selected FG layers by 1 but keeps any BG layers you had selected (until a selected FG layer replaces a BG layer)
(Layers > Layers)
Page Up hotkey re-assigned from 'Next Lyr Bank'

Select All FG Layers - Selects all FG layers but keeps any BG layers you had selected
(Layers > Layers)

Select All BG Layers - Selects all BG layers but keeps any FG layers you had selected
(Layers > Layers)

Select FG Lyr Range - Fills foreground layers between two foreground layer selections
(Layers > Layers)

Select BG Lyr Range - Fills background layers between two background layer selections
(Layers > Layers)

Reassign Surface - Allows reassigning of surfaces based on a name search match
(Detail > Polygons > Reassign Surface)

Select Surfaces - Allows selection / deselection of surface names using a list of surfaces versus the single selection in the Stats panel
(Persistent Select Top Menu and Selection > Polygons)

Rotate To Axis - Allows rotation of geometry to XYZ axis using the normal of the first poly selected as a reference for rotation
(Modify > Rotate > More)

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