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sukardi
08-03-2014, 11:13 PM
Just a quick question.

I wonder if there is a script or plugin that can mass convert classic LW materials into nodes format.

Thanks in advance.

dpont
08-03-2014, 11:42 PM
At least you may try Surface Layer+,
conversion is done per surface, not in mass,
but with one button.

Denis.

sukardi
08-04-2014, 10:35 PM
Thanks Denis,

I suppose that's the closest that we have ...

Tobian
08-05-2014, 03:54 AM
The main issue with this would be you would be converting old-fi materials to be nodal.. which would still be wrong... 'materials' for the most part are properly energy conserving and work correctly (with some minor issues) but classic materials are not usually correct in any way, and done by eye; This is especially problematic if you're using materials/surfaces which were done before colourspace technology in LW, which usually exposes glaring errors in 'classic' materials. There is no advantage to converting a material to nodes if you are simply copying layers to be layer nodes, and if anything that will actually cause a slow down in render times, as there's more overhead in processing doing that...