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AdjustSharpness is LightWave Modeler tool that adjusts sharpness of selected by you edges.

It's basically the same tool as built-in LightWave Set Sharpness, Inc Sharpness and Dec Sharpness with the exception that it's fully interactive, which means it does not open blocking windows but allow you to see changes made to geometry during typing on keyboard or moving slider by mouse.

It's also the first 3rd party tool on the world that play with Edge Weighting, which has been reverse engineered by us due to lack of documentation on the subject.

Due to nature of this tool, it works only with LightWave v9 or higher and only with newly introduced Catmull-Clark Sub-Patches.

On the left image you can see the plugin control panel.

If you don't see this after running the plugin you should press the 'n' key to open the Numeric options window.

Sharpness option is the sharpness value that will be set to the all selected edges. You can also modify this value by clicking left mouse button on any view port and moving mouse horizontally. Moving from right to left decreases sharpness and from left to right increases sharpness. When you're happy with the result just press space on keyboard to deactivate tool.

Presets is easy way to set Sharpness value with 5% precision.

Download AdjustSharpness v1.2 for Windows (38570 bytes).

Changes made in the 1.2 (8-Aug-2006)

  • Added preset system.

Changes made in the 1.0 (4-Aug-2006)

  • The first official Windows release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • LightWave v9.0+
  • Pentium or better
  • Windows 32 bit

Installing the product

In order to install the program, please extract the archive to some location on your hard disk.

On Windows ®, the archive is in the ZIP format. You will need 3rd party software such as WinZIP, which you can download from http://www.winzip.com (it's not included in the package), or other compatible software to decompress the archive.

Windows XP ® has built-in ZIP support (simply right click on the archive’s icon, and choose ‘Extract all files...’).

On Macintosh ®, the archive is in the SIT format. You will need 3rd party software such as StuffIt, which you can download from http://www.stuffit.com (it's not included in the package), or compatible software to decompress the archive.

The LightWave ® plugin does not require files to be in specific locations, which is a very nice feature. But for easier file management it is recommended that the plugin files (i.e. those with .p extension) be copied to your LightWave ® plugins folder (f.e. LightWave\Plugins\).

Installing LightWave ® Modeler Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Modeler executable. Select pop-down menu Modeler > Utilities > Add Plugins..., then choose the folder containing the new plugins and select them. You should see a message from LightWave that the plugins have been added successfully. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program.

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Uninstalling the product

Uninstalling LightWave ® Modeler Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Modeler executable. Select pop-down menu Modeler > Utilities > Edit Plugins..., then select the plugin files and press the Delete button. The changes will be saved to your configuration file when you quit the program. Now you can safely remove the files from your hard disk.

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