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Stairs plugin is LightWave interactive tool for generating stairs geometry.

It can be used by archviz artists for extremely quickly making of e.g.:

  • modern interiors (especially floating stairs mode)
  • staircase
  • modern stadiums (use couple different steps parameters, one for the real stairs and second one as place for chairs)
  • cinema and theatre etc. interiors
  • medieval castles
  • ancient pyramids (Egyptian and Aztecs)
  • ancient stadiums
  • ancient buildings and temples

On the left you can see plugin panel.
Left and Right define bounding box of newly generated geometry.

Steps number of generated stairs steps.

Segments number of horizontal segments.

Extent this option will generate solid stairs e.g. staircase basement level, stairs in castles, and other ancient buildings.

Floating Width and Floating Height size of floating stair. They're disabled when Floating Thickness is 0.

Floating Thickness enables generating of floating stairs (generated on top of regular stairs), and at the same time thickness of such geometry.

Handrail Left enable/disable left handrail.

Handrail Right enable/disable right handrail.

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

This video shows how to use Stairs interactive tool for Modo. Change YouTube quality to Full HD!

Changes made in the 1.0 (28-Mar-2018)

  • The first official Windows and Macintosh release.

Minimum Windows Requirements

  • LightWave v11.0.3+

Recommended Windows Requirements

  • LightWave 2018.0.2+
  • Core i7 or better

Minimum Macintosh Requirements

  • LightWave v11.0.3+

Recommended Macintosh Requirements

  • LightWave 2018.0.2+
  • Core i7 or better

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

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