Introduction
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SurfaceBakingLights is LightWave ® Layout plugin to prepare scene for baking surfaces or special passes without shadows.

It changes GI Ambient Color to white, Ambient Intensity to 100%, and every light in scene Color to black, and Intensity to 0%, so they don't affect scene. If some parameters were enveloped, they are removed.

To use this plugin just add it using Add Plug-Ins, make menu button for SurfaceBakingLights and press it when needed to set lights.

Download SurfaceBakingLights v1.0b for Windows 32 bit (39892 bytes).

Download SurfaceBakingLights v1.0b for Windows 64 bit (39504 bytes).

Download example scene & object (5704 bytes) using LightWave v9.0 Baking Camera.

Changes made in the 1.0b (24-Mar-2011)

  • Added Windows 64 bit version.

Changes made in the 1.0 (4-Feb-2007)

  • 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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