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Posted: 14 March 2013 10:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 481 ]
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cridgit - 14 March 2013 10:14 AM

Hi AM

No. There is a new Content Library folder in My Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio called lookatmyhairAM. It contains geometry, maps, presets, logFile and a CFG file. Can I change the path of this folder?

I have several Content Library folders in My Documents\DAZ 3D\Studio and I don’t want the LAMH folder in there because its mixing up stuff that I do with those folders.

Unfortunately Reality did the same thing and I’m forever deleting its Content Library folder.

Ok, unfortunately not in current release version, but we accounted for it in the next update: the user will be able to set a custom folder.

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Posted: 14 March 2013 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 482 ]
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Hair exported from LAMH as Obj (delete the group holders or it will stump the Luxus export) and then rendered via Luxus/Lux

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Squee. :D

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Posted: 15 March 2013 09:36 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 483 ]
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Because of the broken licensing in LAMH (which I’ve been told the 1.1 release is supposed to fix so that it doesn’t think my laptop is different every time I switch network connectivity between wired/WiFi/WiMax—INFINITO has the same bug—and I’ve given up on sending a request for a new activation key every time I try to use it), I can’t load LAMH to test if it is aware of my new 3D mouse.  If LAMH doesn’t support 3D mice, it seems to me this would make a lot of sense to add support for.  3D mice really do help speed up object manipulation in 3D space.  3DConnexion has an SDK available at http://www.3dconnexion.com/service/software-developer.html though on Windows you can also just use WM_INPUT.  But since LAMH is cross-platform, the SDK would probably make more sense.

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Posted: 15 March 2013 10:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 484 ]
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It seems I can’t go 5 minutes without coming here for help :-(

So I followed the manual to select follices and grow hair. Now I want to style it, but I can’t find the styling tools in my palette. The manual doesn’t show me where the tools are, and my screen doesn’t look like the videos.

All the videos have a “Full Hair” tab at the bottom, but I only have a “3D Paint” tab.

I don’t want to 3D Paint, I want to style my hair. I’m really finding the user interface bringing back memories of Blender, and the manual/videos are not much help.

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Posted: 15 March 2013 10:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 485 ]
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cridgit - 15 March 2013 10:15 AM

It seems I can’t go 5 minutes without coming here for help :-(

So I followed the manual to select follices and grow hair. Now I want to style it, but I can’t find the styling tools in my palette. The manual doesn’t show me where the tools are, and my screen doesn’t look like the videos.

All the videos have a “Full Hair” tab at the bottom, but I only have a “3D Paint” tab.

I don’t want to 3D Paint, I want to style my hair. I’m really finding the user interface bringing back memories of Blender, and the manual/videos are not much help.

Hi cridgit, you are probably watching videos that are related to older alpha versions. Please check the YT link in my signature, that will take you to latest set of tutorials available.
Also, in case you didn’t find or receive the manual, you may download it here: http://www.furrythings.com/LAMH.Manual.1.0.pdf

Let me know if you need further help…

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Posted: 15 March 2013 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 486 ]
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Cridgit t his might help:
keyboard shortcuts! :D

Spacebar: hold spacebar to change the brush size and intensity! I use this TONS.

Hold SHIFT to CUT the hair!  (you will see the hair brush swap to a scissors icon when you hold down the shift key)  Note that the hair will have less gravity when you cut it and it will spring upwards.  you will need to restyle, so cut early on is your best bet.

Hold CONTROL and click and drag mouse, (you will see the hair brush say LINEAR and show arrows) drag one way will GROW the selected hair, drag the other way will LENGTHEN.  This is like the lengthen slider, except that is specific to the area your brush circle is hovering over.  Great for careful styling of single or small groups of hair.

Alt and mouse click and drag is selection tool, just like in Follicles.

Here’s a personal use tip! When you are up close and see a hair sticking out, and you want to shorten it, but then it gets lost in the rest of the hair and can’t be selected by itself without messing the rest of the style up!  So, don’t unclick the mouse! put the mouse of the the strand sticking out, HOLD the mouse button down, HOLD the CTRL key and drag mouse to shorten hair (or grow it) but don’t let up the mouse button! when the hair is desired lenth, let go of the CTRL key while you still hold down the mouse button, and drag the hair wherever you want it- it is still under your control.

Last shortcut I often use: ALT Z!  This undoes the last mistake (or mistakes) that you made with styling.

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Posted: 15 March 2013 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 487 ]
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Ok I figured out the problem. I was switching between LAMH and the user manual using Alt+Tab. After I grew the hair, the LAMH cursor changed to a red circle with which I can style the hair. However, Alt+Tabbing changes the cursor to a cross for marquee select. Yesterday I didn’t realize this had happened so I couldn’t style the hair (I hadn’t even seen the red circle).

AM - you might want to look at a way to not trap the Alt keypress when its part of a Windows system-wide action as it changes the application state without the user realizing.

Thanks for your advice on the keyboard shortcuts!!

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Posted: 15 March 2013 07:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 488 ]
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Kendall Sears - 12 March 2013 11:20 PM
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Yup, I created the folders and it works now smile

Thanks for the incredibly speedy response!

Since this is a beta, not everything is polished yet grin  A few things made it through the cracks.  The folders exist for those with the full plugin and no one noticed that they weren’t created when the beta was uploaded.  :-(

We believe in making sure our customers are supported grin

I hope you have fun.  Please report any issues to krsears (at) trdc.biz.

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Well, the free player worked on me, I bought LAMH smile

Just a quick tip for those exporting to .obj - increase hair complexity in LAMH before export, don’t try to add too many levels of subdivision to the .obj afterward.  Lux used all of my HDD as virtual memory trying to load it before stalling when I tried to apply subdivision to 120,000 hairs (over 4 million polygons)!

Thanks again Kendall, once I make some half-decent hairstyles I’ll be sure to share the presets smile

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Posted: 15 March 2013 09:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 489 ]
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cridgit - 15 March 2013 04:13 PM

Ok I figured out the problem. I was switching between LAMH and the user manual using Alt+Tab. After I grew the hair, the LAMH cursor changed to a red circle with which I can style the hair. However, Alt+Tabbing changes the cursor to a cross for marquee select. Yesterday I didn’t realize this had happened so I couldn’t style the hair (I hadn’t even seen the red circle).

AM - you might want to look at a way to not trap the Alt keypress when its part of a Windows system-wide action as it changes the application state without the user realizing.

Thanks for your advice on the keyboard shortcuts!!

The keyboard shortcuts are all in the manual so the user should be aware of them smile if you alt tab out of the app it won’t affect anything, and merely holding alt in the LAMH window won’t change anything either, without mouse action. Alt is used as a control function for other programs too. None of it is “without user realizing” as they are main functions of LAMH as described in the manual smile Which again, if anyone needs fast access, is here on this page, where it says “current version and manual: http://www.furrythings.com/presets/

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Posted: 15 March 2013 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 490 ]
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Tengu23 - 15 March 2013 07:25 PM
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Tengu23 - 12 March 2013 11:14 PM

Yup, I created the folders and it works now smile

Thanks for the incredibly speedy response!

Since this is a beta, not everything is polished yet grin  A few things made it through the cracks.  The folders exist for those with the full plugin and no one noticed that they weren’t created when the beta was uploaded.  :-(

We believe in making sure our customers are supported grin

I hope you have fun.  Please report any issues to krsears (at) trdc.biz.

Kendall

Well, the free player worked on me, I bought LAMH smile

Just a quick tip for those exporting to .obj - increase hair complexity in LAMH before export, don’t try to add too many levels of subdivision to the .obj afterward.  Lux used all of my HDD as virtual memory trying to load it before stalling when I tried to apply subdivision to 120,000 hairs (over 4 million polygons)!

Thanks again Kendall, once I make some half-decent hairstyles I’ll be sure to share the presets smile

That’s great, I’ll look forward to it!  grin

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Posted: 16 March 2013 04:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 491 ]
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I thought I’d post this. Picked up the meerkat yesterday because my nephew has a thing for a certain Meerkat advert here in the UK so I wanted to send some as a joke. Think I went a bit overboard with with the clump tool wink

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Posted: 16 March 2013 06:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 492 ]
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Dang 3Dreamer! I have no meerkat but I want one now! So CUTE! Please tell me you’ve saved the preset and will share it?? :D

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Posted: 16 March 2013 07:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 493 ]
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LOL Glad you liked it Belovedalia, not a patch on yours. I did save the preset to torture my nephew with some more, and will gladly share it if AM wants it grin

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Posted: 16 March 2013 08:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 494 ]
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3Ddreamer - 16 March 2013 07:28 AM

LOL Glad you liked it Belovedalia, not a patch on yours. I did save the preset to torture my nephew with some more, and will gladly share it if AM wants it grin

That’s just awesome and I will be honoured to have it in our fur preset library so that other users can enjoy it! smile
You may eventually email the preset at info_at_alessandromastronardi.com (replace _at_ with @ )

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Posted: 16 March 2013 09:06 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 495 ]
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Thank you. It is on it way to you grin

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