Created: 2012-03-21 17:47
Updated: 2015-01-16 04:16
License: bsd-3-clause

Render Presets

Render Presets lets you manage a library of different common rendering related settings to quickly organize, apply or switch between them.



  • Installation
  • Usage
  • Source Code
  • Changelog
  • Credits


General installation steps:

  • Copy, and js_render_presets.def to LightWave's plug-in folder.
  • "Autoscan Plugins" in LightWave 3D 11.0 doesn't seem to pickup Python scripts so you will have to tell LightWave manually of their existence.
  • locate the "Add Plugins" button in LightWave and manually add the two .py files.

After the plugin is added to LightWave, I'd recommend placing it in a convenient spot in LightWave’s menu, so all you have to do is press the Render Presets button when you need to use it.


See for usage instructions.

Source Code

Download the source code:

You can get the latest development branch or any previous tagged version via git clone or by exploring the repository directly in your browser.


  • v2.0.1 - 15 Dec 2012
    • Fixed bug with presets being referenced instead of copied when duplicating.
  • v2.0 - 23 Apr 2012
    • Rewrote the plugin in Python and deprecated the LScript version.
    • Added new settings introduced with LightWave 3D 11.0: Shading Samples, Light Samples, Camera Min/Max Samples.
    • Default values updated to reflect defaults in LightWave 3D 11.0.
  • v1.3 - 28 Jun 2011
    • Fixed Issue 1: Line 430, attempt to access undeclared array selectedPreset. when running under LightWave 10.0 and 10.1.
    • Implemted Issue 2: Duplicate presets button.
    • Minor fixes for running the script uncompiled.
  • v1.2 - 1 Jun 2010:
    • Added a [Grab] button on the Global Illum Panel to copy the current GI settings from the scene.
  • v1.1 - 27 May 2010:
    • Fixed a bug that could cause a preset to be cleared when closing/opening the window.
    • Added a preset option for Camera Resolution Multiplier.
  • v1.0 - 7 Mar 2010:
    • Release of version 1.0, first public release.


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