The beginning of NURBS era in LightWave 3DLWCAD 5
is a top set of add-on modeling plugins for LightWave 3D
. The core of this package contains a complete set of standard CAD tools with the most advanced osnap engine. It equips your favorite modeling program with the countless features normally available only in expensive CAD applications.
contains revolutionary features such as a real-time curve booleans or real-time polygons drilling which are absolutely unique in the industry, as well as a new set of archiviz tools which are specially designed for creating architecture. It allows users to create a complex building in a few minutes. These new features will push you into another modeling dimension.
- NURBS curve 2
- New standardized NURBS curve 2 with variable knot vector
- Backward compatible with previous curve version
- Improved precision of operations like division, interpolation, approximation...
- Closed curve segments supported
- Smart Mesh
- New unified geometry system based on polygons and NURBS surfaces.
- Shared edges between polygons and NURBS surfaces are defined by new curves.
- Flat NURBS surface: flat NURBS polygon based on new NURBS curves, compatible with polygons.
- NURBS surface: standard NURBS surface with 2,3, or 4 edges, open-closed along U or V direction.
- Smart Selection
- New in-built selection system
- Fully integrated into smart edit tools
- Smart Edit
- Minimalistic set of editing tools
- Complete set of editing operations compressed into few tools
- Works with smart mesh and NURBS curves
- Multilingual support
- All menu items, panels and messages are translated into: German, French,Italian and Japan languages
- Automatic installer
- Professional installation, LWCAD 5 is set up automatically for specified LightWave
New Tools and Updates
- All curve primitive tools supports curve 2
- All polygonal primitive tools supports polygons and NURBS surfaces
- Point Tool - updated to divide curves and Smart Mesh
- Line Tool - updated to support interpolated curve
- Curs To Surfs - converts curves 2 to polygons or flat NURBS surfaces
- Surf To Curs - converts Smart Mesh to curves
- Quads To NURBS - converts quad polygons to NURBS surfaces
- Freeze NURBS - converts NURBS surfaces to polygons
- Modify & Clone
- All modify and clone tools updated to work with Smart Mesh and curves 2
- Drag & Weight - updated to drag Smart Mesh and curves2 points weights and edges
- Join,Explode,Reduce works with curves 2 and Smart Mesh
- Loft - new skinning tool, creates blended surfaces between curves 2 and Smart Mesh
- Patch - new patch tool, creates NURBS partches on curves 2 and Smart Mesh
- Offset - new offset tool, updated from Offset tool and Mass Offset
- Fillet - new tool for rounding curves corners and Smart Mest edges
- Fillet - supports fillet,chamfer and blend operation
- Divide - new tool for dividing curves 2 and Smart Mesh
- all snap modes are updated to work also on curves 2 and Smart Mesh
- NEAR - disabled pol snap on ucs in perspective viewport
- INT - intersections between polygons edges, curves, lines, axis and projections
- UCS grid - vew visualization of grid snap event
- UCS grid - works on pol edges, curves, constraints,axis and projections
- UCS grid - visualize ruler on ucs axis
- RULER - works on curve segments, pol edges and nurbs surface edges
- PROJ - visualize all nearest and possible projections
- AUTO UCS - new intuitive automatic mode, aligned into left corner
In order to work properly, your copy of LWCAD 5
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