Using LightWave 3D Modeler and Layout
on two machines connected over the Hub

Download Tools & Example Files

- more free RAM by
running the apps on 2 machines.
- work on 2 screens without a dual screen setup



- 2 Licenses of LightWave 3D running on 2 computers on a network
- rinetd - TCP redirection server (


LightWave Network Installation:
The network setup is the same as for screamernet. Both machines must
run the LightWave Apps/Plug-Ins/Content from a shared network drive.

System Temp Folder:

This is where the Hub stores its files.
The system temp folder on Workstation2 (WS2) must be shared with WS1.
Change the temp environment variable on WS1 to the shared temp folder on WS2.
This will slow down programs which access the temp folder.
To switch the temp folder easily between local and remote create 2 .reg files
and import them on demand.

For the local temp drive export the key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Environment\TEMP with its default settings.

Example .reg file to set local temp drive (W2K/XP):
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
"TEMP"="%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp"

Example .reg file to set temp to shared drive:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

TCP Port Redirection with rinetd:

On WS1 (running Modeler) Port 1530 TCP must be redirected to WS2.
On WS2 (running Layout/Hub) Port 1502 TCP must be redirected to WS1.

Example rinetd command line:
rinetd -c ws1.cfg

Example config file for WS1 ( 1530 1530

Example config file for WS2 ( 1502 1502


1. On WS1 point the temp drive to WS2's temp drive.
2. Start rinetd on both machines.
3. On WS2 start LightWave Layout with the Hub enabled.
4. On WS1 start Modeler.


It is possible to connect different versions.
(e.g.: Modeler 7.5c to Layout 8.0)
Use at your own risk...



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