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Old December 23rd, 2010, 04:16 PM   #271
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Carrara can probably handle Lightwave 5.6 files, but not 6.0 and above. Total change in the LWO format due to 6.0 and above now having UV mapping.

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Welcome to all new arrivals. We love enthusiasm here, and I see a bit in these posts. Look forward to seeing your art grace the forums AND gallery
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 04:25 PM   #272
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Actually, I have Lw 7, 9.3 and 9.6 and both Carrara 7 and Carrara 8 can import LWO files without an issue. The worst problem that happens every now and then is reversed polys.

What it won't do it is import a LWS file.

I work with Lightwave as part of my workflow with Carrara 8 on a daily basis.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 04:28 PM   #273
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Do I see .cob files? COB? My gawd, man! COB is the worst! LOL

...trueSpace... hmp! LOL
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 05:53 PM   #274
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Yep, sure does! LOL!
Comes in handy for opening a lot of Trek models.
Although, when I do open COB files, quite often then import with their alpha set to 50% and I have to fix that for each surface.

Carrara opens something like 40+ formats.
Plus it integrates nicely with both After Effects and SynthEyes.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 11:00 PM   #275
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I use Deep Exploration 5 sumtin' or other for my conversions. Formats include Max (up to v9) although you have to have Max for that, and my version is 8ish, so that version and lower I can convert.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 06:01 AM   #276
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Deep Exploration is pretty awesome. I have DE Cad Edition v.5.5 and when I encounter a mesh that Carrara acts like a pig with, I run it through DE.

I have a few versions of Max (8, 2008 and 2009) and I think I need to reInstall DE because for some reason when I go to import/export to MAX, DE chokes and throws an error at me. But when that happens, I just use Carrara as my workaround.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #277
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Deep Exploration is pretty awesome. I have DE Cad Edition v.5.5 and when I encounter a mesh that Carrara acts like a pig with, I run it through DE.

I have a few versions of Max (8, 2008 and 2009) and I think I need to reInstall DE because for some reason when I go to import/export to MAX, DE chokes and throws an error at me. But when that happens, I just use Carrara as my workaround.
Have you ever tried Polytrans? When we started to do the conversions for Foundation3D, we decided upon that one for it's incredible FBX exporter.

I use DE at times for Max and Maya direct conversions though.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 08:00 PM   #278
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I use to use PolyTrans. I found Deep Exploration to be much better. No idea what the current PolyTrans is like though.
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Old December 25th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #279
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It's been a long time, but I think PoserRay converts LWO to a messy OBJ and Carrara reconverts that to a beautiful OBJ. That makes it a big, but very useful 3d model file.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 03:39 AM   #280
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It's been a long time, but I think PoserRay converts LWO to a messy OBJ and Carrara reconverts that to a beautiful OBJ. That makes it a big, but very useful 3d model file.
interesting .. never tried poserRay.

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Old December 31st, 2010, 02:23 PM   #281
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Old December 31st, 2010, 02:56 PM   #282
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Hello and welcome to 3DG. What apps do you use? What genre is your interest?
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Old December 31st, 2010, 07:30 PM   #283
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Hello and welcome to 3DG. What apps do you use? What genre is your interest?
Hello and thank you. I mostly try to get everything into Daz Studio as I don't model and that is an easy program to render with. I'm more of a Photoshop person. Sci-fi and cars are pretty much all I look for in models.
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Old January 1st, 2011, 05:00 AM   #284
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you come to the right place for the scifi part anyway

welcome aboard 3DG ..
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Old January 6th, 2011, 12:31 PM   #285
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New to posting....recovering from HORRIBLE surgery and I appear to have plenty of time on my butt. Great information on the site and polite posters. Not the same can be said on other sites.

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Old January 6th, 2011, 01:25 PM   #286
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Welcome aboard ..

Surgery sounds terrible.

what program are you using and what area has you interested in primarily..
Star Trek
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or are you a builder of models.
thanks for introducing yourself too its great to have now member say hello and get involved in the community.

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Old January 6th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #287
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LOL....earlier question. I use Lightwave 9.6 for the most part. I have used C4D in the past but still don't really like the interface. I just purchased 3DS so learning this interface should prove to be fun.

My primary interests are Star Trek and BSG.

My other hobbies are After Effects and Photoshop. Again I am still WAY behind in the learning curve but I do like a challenge. Once I get the hang of the programming I will start my own modeling projects. Creating custom animations with effects are what I do mostly.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #288
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This is my first post.

I render mostly in DAZ, but I am preparing to learn Poser as well. I do just about all of my post rendering work in Photoshop.

I love taking pictures. I own a Nikon D70 and D90. Mostly shoot sports pictures and love doing photo manipulations with my pictures.

I like working on different types of renders from Star Wars & Super Heroes to difefrent types of OCs.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 06:26 PM   #289
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Greetings, artist. You have been recruited to defend our minds from a lack of imagination.

Look forward to seeing your work post around this part of the web.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #290
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Thanks Warrior!!! Love what I have seen of your work so far. I am more of a scene builder. I have only tried a little bit of modelling and really need work in that area.
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Thanks. Post your latest and let us oogle it.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #292
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Thanks Warrior!!! Love what I have seen of your work so far. I am more of a scene builder. I have only tried a little bit of modelling and really need work in that area.
welcome aboard mtrout65.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 04:09 PM   #293
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Hello... my name is genefleeman and I really would like to be able to accerss the galleries.. I have over 500 pictures, mostly done in Poser and some sceneries done in Artmatic Voyager (a fractal based scenery program that uses fractals to make height maps and textures to make Mountains, water, atmospheres rock and all of the basic components of a scene of nature) . I want to contribute my artwork to the galleries here.... I am hoping to open up a new venue for my artwork, namely here.... I guess I have to make 5 comments in the forums as it is the only thing in the list of things that would keep me from viewing the galleries here as I AM logged in with my name and password and it does SAY I am logged in as genefleeman... thank you for your time and hope to make this one of the homes for my pictures... gene
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Hello, all! I'm primarily a digital artist, working in 3D and 2D. My main applications are Lightwave, Photoshop, and Daz/Studio. My primary subject interest is Science Fiction, and near future space tech. I've done my time as a freelance illustrator for paper rpgs, computer game concept and production, and advertising. Currently, I'm a freelance illustrator and I teach Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Quark at a local community college.
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Teaching, eh? Our tutorial section could use some tutorials in your field *wink wink*

genefleeman, you have the posts. Let's see what you want to add to the Gallery.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 01:20 AM   #296
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Great to see some new artist show their work ..

I know Drell-7, from deviantART or have seen your work there .. yes

genefleeman I am looking forward too seen your work

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Bumping this....

new members can introduce themselves here.

Don´t be shy or feel you have nothing to share and contribute.
the best way to break the ice in a new site is this thread.
we have others so you can start to get involved.

The Radio thread. post your fav tunes
The Beyond Reality , where finish art is posted, if you see something you like post that you like it.

On The Horizon, another place to start .. a model or art in progress comment on it or even better post your own work
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Hello everyone, My name Is Bob Garcia.

Im currently just starting to learn 3D animation, and after a google search on the subject, I landed myself here. Hoping to become as good as I can using the program Poser.

Over the last year I've been working on a fan edit of Star Wars Episode 3. Adding elements from the original trilogy hoping to make the Prequels tie into the Original Trilogy more. This is really just a hobby of mine.

I was hoping to try my hand at 3D animation and attempt to add those 3D images to my fan edit. So I'm here to learn as much as I can.

I will be brousing across the forums over the next few days like a sponge I'm pretty sure, because once something sparks my interest I quickly become obsessed with learning as much about that subject as I can. I first wanted to make sure to properly introduce myself.

If anyone is interested in my side project I have youtube page dedicated to it, and also a forum post at Originaltrilogy.com I'll try to post a like to a youtube of the opening of the film. If thats not allowed tho, I will quickly take it down.

Thanks for your time.

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Hello everyone, My name Is Bob Garcia.

Im currently just starting to learn 3D animation, and after a google search on the subject, I landed myself here. Hoping to become as good as I can using the program Poser.

Over the last year I've been working on a fan edit of Star Wars Episode 3. Adding elements from the original trilogy hoping to make the Prequels tie into the Original Trilogy more. This is really just a hobby of mine.

I was hoping to try my hand at 3D animation and attempt to add those 3D images to my fan edit. So I'm here to learn as much as I can.

I will be brousing across the forums over the next few days like a sponge I'm pretty sure, because once something sparks my interest I quickly become obsessed with learning as much about that subject as I can. I first wanted to make sure to properly introduce myself.

If anyone is interested in my side project I have youtube page dedicated to it, and also a forum post at Originaltrilogy.com I'll try to post a like to a youtube of the opening of the film. If thats not allowed tho, I will quickly take it down.

Thanks for your time.

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The first few min of my Little project
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ-PN_GEAR8

A link to the forum, where you can learn alittle more about what I'm doing
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/top...e/topic/11343/
Welcome aboard and thanks for introducing yourself too.

You can of-course show your fan film here, there area a few going on at the moment. so we would be very interested in what your doing.

The only show that is not permitted here is Battlestar Galactica due to the fact that our sister site has that privilege.

We will do our best to help.

after 5 posts you can load images too.

give us a chance to comment and generally chat about it and you can of course jump in anywhere and join use.

again welcome aboard Bob


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Old February 5th, 2011, 04:29 PM   #300
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Thanks very much Taranis. I'll maybe make a new thread tomorrow, and see what comes of it.
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