View Full Version : Do Lightwave and Combustion Work Together?

01 January 2003, 05:51 AM
Do Lightwave and Combustion Work Together?

I have Lightwave and Iím looking into getting some Compositing software, how does Combustion work with Lightwave, especially with things like the depth tools. I know itís more of a 3D Studio Max friendly program, but can it import Lightwaveís RPF files with all the meta data useable. I saw a Lightwave presentation where they used Digital Fusion to add things like Fog, DOF and other such effects, I really canít afford Digital Fusion and Iím heard Combustion is awesome, I hope I can use it.

01 January 2003, 11:24 AM

the integration you saw with digital fusion is based on the file format from lightwave... such as RLA and RPFs

The integration you saw is entirely dependant on the file format not the programme.

Combustion was actually the first programme to support these files in their entirety so the answer to your question is yes. You can do 3D depth of field, fog etc in combustion.

There is additional integration with max such as using combustion for materials and as a paint tool. However the format integration is what you are after and that works...


Discreet UK

01 January 2003, 07:43 PM
Thanks for your help, I had been told the Discreet was the makers of the RPF, but I have also been told that 3D Studio Max writes those files slightly differently and Combustion only likes files written that way. That's why I wanted to check it out before I buy. I did see that there was a Maya script that fixes this, so maybe it just doesn't like Maya?

Thanks again!

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