Lightwave 3D - Realflow workflow

This is a tutorial about how to export Realflow simulations and import them in Lightwave 3D version 2019 and above.



The Last Realflow connection plugin for Lightwave was for the 2018 release. That made to import Realflow simulations a nightmare in Lightwave. A lot of artists use an OBJ sequence as a solution, but because Lightwave’s way of work, shading an OBJ sequence might be problematic.


Alembic is also problematic. Lightwave requires a mdd cache for mesh deformation, and Realflow doesn’t provide it.


Work with the native Realflow format is impossible without the connection plugin.


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