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View Full Version : FEATURE REQUEST: PRESETS manager

12-05-2003, 05:31 PM
proton, can u mention to tech support/developers
about making an explorer like interface for moving.copying
multiple presets to subfolders. ]

Basic manager!

12-05-2003, 11:13 PM
AMEN!!! I was just trying to rearrange several of my holders just this morning and it took apinfully long in LW! I should have just done it Windows Exploder.

12-05-2003, 11:35 PM
except soemtimes when you get erors in your prests, it screws up the order and assign it a number in its file which you don't want that is?

Look here

\\LW7\Programs\Presets\Surface Editor\Surface Preset\WorkSpace

file like these?


is this my ice or fire preset?

So please some explorer functions
in the preset menu:

mass copy
rename seq
mass move
mass delete

12-05-2003, 11:40 PM
Yes Please, it's very often the basic things that kill the workflow.

12-06-2003, 12:27 AM
Originally posted by preludian
Yes Please, it's very often the basic things that kill the workflow.

hey, that's lightwave. :rolleyes:

A preset and user interface manager would be great !

12-06-2003, 02:19 AM
Is it me or you folks don't like the Newtek forum anymore. Lately, I notice the feature requests over there seems to come from noobs that just picked up 3d for several months. And some of the request had been requested like eons ago.

12-06-2003, 01:34 PM
Newtek Foruns - yeah like they listen over there.

12-06-2003, 02:32 PM
Sadly I spend more time in this forum then I should. I just don't have the time to hit both this and Newteks forum on a daily basis. I usually only go over there when theres a link from here to there and then I browse the forum. Sad and sick but true. I know I would get a ton more info by visiting it daily and maybe after the first of the year I'll find a way to fit it into my schedule.

12-06-2003, 03:14 PM
You can manage your presets to a certain extent. Add individual folders within the presets folder. Name your folders something like rock, dirt, skin, metals, etc. and reopen lightwave, they will automatically show in the presets dropdown list.

12-06-2003, 04:07 PM
True, but you can only play with one preset at a time and if you are trying to move a couple dozen or even hundreds it is a very time consumming task. What we would like is the same fxn currently but for multiple files at once and preferably with a tree control type layout.

12-06-2003, 06:39 PM
Please NewTek, please! :drool: This would be so helpful and it can't be that hard to do, can it? Maybe for 8 or 8.5

12-06-2003, 06:49 PM
send this in to LW Features....that is where they pull from....great idea!

12-06-2003, 10:17 PM
See that why I post here..good ol' proton!

Try to get this into Lw 8.0a

Its realy a simple addition than any I ever ask for (speed, expression, faster IK, Render Multipass manager, faster hypervoxels, Faster GI..oh this is getting long winded)

Thanks in advance

and carbon8, I think everybody and their mom did tha trick but thats just a very non-solution to this tedious problem.

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