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RenameVertexMaps is LightWave Modeler tool to batch rename any vertex maps.

It should be especially useful for artists importing 3D characters from 3rd party sources, which have different naming convention than our own.

It accepts regular expression in filters, search, and replace strings, therefor it allows unlimited ways to convert names from one naming convention to other naming convention e.g. remove spaces, remove underscores, replace underscores by spaces, or vice versa, change language, make names shorter etc

For more information about regular expressions read: Syntax Tutorials

I recommend to use one of on-line regular expression checker.

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

RenameVertexMaps at work. Change YouTube quality to Full HD! Enable subtitles!

RenameVertexMaps at work. Change YouTube quality to Full HD! Enable subtitles!

RenameVertexMaps at work. Change YouTube quality to Full HD! Enable subtitles!

Changes made in the 1.1 (25-Sep-2020)

  • Fixed unhandled exception after entering wrong regular expression.
  • Fixed per-polygon vertex map rename i.e. UV maps.
  • Disallowed to create preset with the same name twice.
  • Better error handling. Information what kind of mistake user made is displayed in special column 'Warning'.
  • Display warning that after rename there will be created duplicate of existing vertex map.
  • Added support for conversion to uppercase and lowercase (replace string \U, \L and \E)

Changes made in the 1.0 (17-Sep-2020)

  • The first official Windows release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • LightWave 2015.3+
  • Windows 32 bit

Recommended Windows Requirements

  • LightWave 2020.0.2+
  • 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 ® 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.