Lightwave CAD 5.2 by W3Tools
Post date: Mar 16, 2016 3:07:50 AM
SiI've been using this architectural extension for Lightwave for almost a year and though it is clunky with a steep curve where NURBS are concerned, it is as efficient or better as the normal version of AutoCAD for creating architecture as many of the features for creating structures like roofs, walls and stairs are automated. I'm currently using it to build more efficient polygon models for humans and faces as well as other extensible objects. The pic above shows the results of the reconstructions of a pair pf human polygon based models from a video I released on my channel of a session of character movement tests in Lightwave's layout program. Click the pic to see the vid and also check my soundcloud playlist!
At this point I'm kind of spoiled on this program and couldnt live without. I'm hoping that the workflow will return to a much more "drawing" type feel with the use of the nurbs patching, however I'm still comparing it to the normal Lightwave curve features. At the moment LWCAD main advantage is its snapping feature which allows for creation in perspective rather than ortho views. Meanwhile here is a video showing of some of the procedural house structures I built straight away. Also I am gonna use this banner for stuff.