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EasyMesh is our new modeling tool that will revolutionize edge extending modeling technique in LightWave. It's all-in-one tool which allows dragging elements when left mouse button is pressed, or extending elements when right mouse button is used. It's context sensitive tool - clicking on point moves or extends to 2 point poly, clicking on edge moves or extends to quad, and clicking on polygon moves or extends to box. All this is done automatically, without changing active tool, switching modes from Point to Edge or Polygon, and without selecting/deselecting elements on which you want to work. This saves a lot of time and edge extending in perspective viewport becomes very natural way of work.

EasyMesh key features:

  • Working in perspective viewport.
  • Integrating Drag Tool in Point mode, Drag Edge (which does not exist natively) and Drag Poly (which does not exist natively), Extender Plus in all working modes, Extrude Tool in Polygon mode, into one tool.
  • Super fast work even with very large objects with thousands of polygons.

Left mouse button click on point - drags point to new location.

Left mouse button click on edge (near center) - drags edge (two points) by offset.

Left mouse button click on polygon (near center) - drags polygon (3 or more points at a time) by offset.

Right mouse button click on point - makes point in new location and connect with clicked to 2 point polygon.

If control key is pressed and there are two edges with just one polygon, quad is made to fill gap. Very useful thing to remember.

Right mouse button click on edge - extend edge to quad.

If control key is pressed and there is 1 or 2 edge with just one polygon, they are used in quad instead of creating new points. Very useful thing to remember.

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

Mode defines whether tool works in Extending mode, or Extruding. The result is similar like between using Extender Plus and Extrude Tool.

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

Download 1st animation (12.045 MB) illustrating EasyMesh plugin in work!

Changes made in the 1.0 (20-Nov-2007)

  • The first official Windows and Macintosh release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

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

Recommended Windows Requirements

  • LightWave v9.3+

Minimum Macintosh Requirements

  • LightWave v9.0+
  • PowerPC or better
  • MacOS X

Recommended Macintosh Requirements

  • LightWave v9.3+

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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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.