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PitchCorrection2

Overview

The PitchCorrection2 is a Layout plug-in to correct a rotation problem that causes wrong rotation when you rotate an item 90 degrees or more on its local or world pitch.
It includes three Generic plug-ins(InferiorAngle, SuperiorAngle and Scan) and a Master plug-in(RealTime).

Video Tutorial (Courtesy of Tanadrine Studios)

"Scan"
It automatically corrects a rotation problem at each key of selected items.
"InferiorAngle"
It corrects a rotation problem, limiting its pitch to 180 degrees or less.
"SuperiorAngle"
It corrects a rotation problem, limiting its pitch to 180 degrees or more.
"RealTime"
It interactively corrects a rotation problem on rotating items.
Rotation Problem on LightWave3D:
When you rotate an item 90 degrees or more on its local or world pitch, the heading and bank flip over, and the pitch is wrong value.
(wrong value) Correction

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Requirements

LightWave3D 9.6 or higher (Windows 64bit)

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Usage

"Scan"
Select items, and use "Scan."
Please you should save your data before using "Scan." because it can not use Lightwave's Undo function.

"InferiorAngle"/"SuperiorAngle"
When a rotation problem arises, use "InferiorAngle" or "SuperiorAngle" on the frame.

"RealTime"
Choose "Utilities" > "Plugins" > "Master Plugins" > "Add Layout or Scene Master" > "PitchCorrection: RealTime."
When a rotation problem arises on "Rotate" tool of Layout, interactively the PitchCorrection corrects it.

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Installation

If you haven't installed the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) on your pc yet, then you must install it before installing this plug-in.
The package is available on Microsoft site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details:Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package

  1. Run the PitchCorrection2x64.msi in the zip file.
  2. Start up Layout, choose "Utilities > Plugins > Add Plugins", and select "PitchCorrection.p" on C:\Program Files\SoftGeometry\PitchCorrection2x64 (assuming default directory).
  3. Edit "Edit > Edit Menu Layout > plug-ins", and it will appear as "PitchCorrection:Scan," "PitchCorrection:InferiorAngle" and "PitchCorrection:SuperiorAngle."

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Uninstallation

  1. Use the Add/Remove Programs utility on Microsoft Windows Control Panel.

Download

Here it is as a zip file:
PitchCorrection2x64.zip (v2.0/209KB)

If you encounter a bug, please let me know about the details.

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Changelog

v2.0 (Jan. 05, 2014)
- No change.
v2.0 beta2 (Jan. 02, 2010)
- Added "Scan."
- Improved "InferiorAngle" and "SuperiorAngle."
- Improved "RealTime."
v2.0 beta1 (Jul. 15, 2009)
- prototype of "RealTime."
v1.1 (Aug. 31, 2006)
- Fixed a crash when operating at a frame without key on LW8.5 or higher.
- Fixed a bug that created the key which cannot be deleted on LW8.5 or higher.
v1.0 (Apr. 14, 2003)
- The First Edition

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