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AutoUpdateImages is LightWave Layout tool to automatically reload the all changed textures from disk.

It's Layout Master plugin which means it survives quitting Layout or scene clearing.

After installing plugin in Layout you should press Auto Update Images (or pick it up in Master Plugins window) to add plugin to the system and changes to images on disk are now monitored.

You can continue working as usual. Plugin works parallel to Layout not breaking or interfering your work.

It's advised to download videos to disk using Save File As... and watch in off-line movie player.

AutoUpdateImages at work. Change YouTube quality to Full HD!

AutoUpdateImages at work. Change YouTube quality to Full HD!

AutoUpdateImages at work painting instances. Change YouTube quality to Full HD!

Changes made in the 1.2 (26-Jun-2016)

  • Added detection of change of objects in LW 2015.3+.
  • Added update of list of images that are monitored after clicking Auto Update Images tool.

Changes made in the 1.0 (03-Dec-2012)

  • The first official Windows release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • LightWave v11.0+
  • Pentium or better
  • Windows 32 bit

Recommended Windows Requirements

  • LightWave 2015.3+
  • Windows 64 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 ® Layout Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Layout executable. Select pop-down menu Layout > Utilities ® Add Plugins..., then find the folder containing the new plugin files and select them. You should see a message from LightWave telling you 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 ® Layout Plugins

Run the LightWave ® Layout executable. Select pop-down menu Layout > 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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Price

The price for a single license (product installed on the one machine) is 50 USD (United States Dollars).

On-line ordering

This is the preferred ordering method. It has several advantages:

  • Easy. You just need to type your personal and credit card details into the order form, and you will receive your goods within max. 48 hours.
  • Fast. Usually, you will receive the purchased products within an hour (depending on the time difference between where you live, and the hours we are working)!
  • Safe. You are sure your order won’t be stolen in transit, or held up by postal strikes etc.