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sadkkf
08-07-2015, 12:29 PM
Hey--

I'm in need of learning how to photorealistically texture my models. Can anyone recommend good books/tutorials for this?

Looking at CG-Masters (http://online.cg-masters.com/videos/software/3), I see a few good titles (Making Materials and Texturing). Not sure what the difference there is, but they look helpful. Has anyone seen these and can recommend them?

Anything else?

I'd also be interested in some texturing tools like Ddo or Substance Painter, but am not too familiar with the workflows needed. I'm a relative newbie and this kind of texturing and wouldn't know how to make normal maps or anything.

Any advice is appreciated!

MarcusM
08-07-2015, 04:27 PM
If you want photorealistic texturing you need software supporting PBR and allegoritmic substance painter or substance designer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okog1BQ65KM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcYAHrGhWB8

MonroePoteet
08-07-2015, 09:38 PM
I think the workflow and methods differ greatly depending on the type of models you're interested in making and texturing. Spaceships? Humans? Aliens? Insects? Plants? Furniture? Landscapes? Body parts? Rocks? Planetary objects? The procedural or nodal textures in LW have a lot of power, especially when augmented with real-world photographs.

mTp

Snosrap
08-07-2015, 10:29 PM
Leigh van der Byl wrote a nice book for beginner LW artist here:http://www.amazon.com/LightWave-Texturing-Wordware-Graphics-Library/dp/1556222858/ref=la_B001K8NY4A_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439007916&sr=1-1
It's for LW 8 so there are no nodes, but it's a good basic starting book for LW and most of it will still apply to LW2015.

madno
08-08-2015, 02:30 AM
For a general overview of light and surface in a virtual 3D world (not application specific):
Digital Lighting and Rendering by Jeremy Birn - Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Jeremy-Birn/e/B0034PUTXQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1)
There are edition two and three. Three is the latest incarnation of the book. But edition two is still a good starting point.

If it must be PBR:
A two volume PBR Guide by the makers of Substance - free on their website (https://www.allegorithmic.com/pbr-guide)

And as you know:
Direct access to a 3D Swarm Intelligence - Forum hosted by Newtek but living though its users (http://forums.newtek.com)
We are the LW Forum. Once you made your first post, your technological distinctiveness will be added to our own. Resistance is futile :)

Reco
08-08-2015, 02:47 AM
I can recomend this book.
http://www.amazon.com/3D-Game-Textures-Professional-Photoshop/dp/0240820770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439023477&sr=8-1&keywords=3d+game+texture

Reco

Farhad_azer
08-08-2015, 03:07 PM
Isn't the Lightwave texturing book by Van der byl rewritten for later versions dear Snosrap?

I think I saw it somewhere.

Snosrap
08-08-2015, 04:00 PM
Isn't the Lightwave texturing book by Van der byl rewritten for later versions dear Snosrap?

I think I saw it somewhere. I don't think so. She quit using LW around the time LW 9 was being released.

BokadCastle
08-08-2015, 04:58 PM
comprehensive Ddo and Substance Painter tuts here -

http://www.learn3dsoftware.com/lightwavevideos_menu.htm

Reco
08-09-2015, 02:39 AM
Isn't the Lightwave texturing book by Van der byl rewritten for later versions dear Snosrap?

I think I saw it somewhere.

You are right. It is this one.
http://www.amazon.com/LIGHTWAVE-TEXTURING-Wordware-Graphics-Library/dp/1598220292/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1439117008&sr=8-3&keywords=Lightwave+texture

Reco

Farhad_azer
08-09-2015, 03:13 AM
http://www.amazon.com/LIGHTWAVE-TEXTURING-Wordware-Graphics-Library/dp/1598220292/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439111491&sr=1-2&keywords=lightwave+texturing

My bad Mrs. Snosrap, the author is not her but the similarity in name confused me.

Farhad_azer
08-09-2015, 04:11 AM
Sorry Reco, I did not see ur reply, have you read this book? it has lots of negative comment in amazon.com.

Reco
08-09-2015, 04:32 AM
Sorry Reco, I did not see ur reply, have you read this book? it has lots of negative comment in amazon.com.

I haven't read the version 9 book. As far as I understand, this is almost a copy of Van Der Byl's book, plus some extra stuff.
I have the version 8 book, and that is a good one. If you don't have version 8, go for version 9 since it include nodes.
The negativity is more related to the book being a copy of another.

Reco

adrian
08-09-2015, 05:30 AM
I also have Van Der Byl's book and throroughly recommend it because there is a lot of usable information in there whatever version of LW you're using. I've learnt tons from reading it and still reference it today.

Snosrap
08-09-2015, 09:19 AM
http://www.amazon.com/LIGHTWAVE-TEXTURING-Wordware-Graphics-Library/dp/1598220292/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1439111491&sr=1-2&keywords=lightwave+texturing

My bad Mrs. Snosrap, the author is not her but the similarity in name confused me.

No worry's. :)

Areyos Alektor
08-10-2015, 05:34 PM
This is not a copy but a second edition. The content is the same but with additional chapters. The original book was based on the V8. The new chapters are on Nodes (therefore V9). There were additional download for content expand the book later. I do not know if it is still online. Having both, I had found it relevant. Everyone did not have this opinion :)


The Node part is not the same author.

Snosrap
08-10-2015, 07:35 PM
This is not a copy but a second edition. The content is the same but with additional chapters. The original book was based on the V8. The new chapters are on Nodes (therefore V9). There were additional download for content expand the book later. I do not know if it is still online. Having both, I had found it relevant. Everyone did not have this opinion :)


The Node part is not the same author.

Are you saying the "LIGHTWAVE V9 TEXTURING" book by Angel Nieves and the "LightWave 3D 8 Texturing" book by Leigh van der Byl are the same but with additional info about nodes in the LW 9 book?

sadkkf
08-11-2015, 07:42 AM
Are you saying the "LIGHTWAVE V9 TEXTURING" book by Angel Nieves and the "LightWave 3D 8 Texturing" book by Leigh van der Byl are the same but with additional info about nodes in the LW 9 book?

I picked up the v9 of the book and there is a chapter on nodes.

sadkkf
08-11-2015, 07:46 AM
comprehensive Ddo and Substance Painter tuts here -

http://www.learn3dsoftware.com/lightwavevideos_menu.htm



Thank you! This is what I was looking for, but they're pretty expensive. Are there any "getting started" tutes for Substance Painter? Can anyone just explain how well it works with LightWave? I can't just import LWO models and paint with them, can I?

sadkkf
08-11-2015, 07:56 AM
I can recomend this book.
http://www.amazon.com/3D-Game-Textures-Professional-Photoshop/dp/0240820770/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1439023477&sr=8-1&keywords=3d+game+texture

Reco


Thanks! I've seen that and wondered how good it was. Next time I'll have to pick it up.

Reco
08-11-2015, 11:59 AM
Are you saying the "LIGHTWAVE V9 TEXTURING" book by Angel Nieves and the "LightWave 3D 8 Texturing" book by Leigh van der Byl are the same but with additional info about nodes in the LW 9 book?

That is correct. I guess there are a few more addition as well, like LW and Z brush. It was not promoted as a second edition, so people thought it was a totally new book from a new author.

Reco

Areyos Alektor
08-11-2015, 02:46 PM
Exactly :)

Snosrap
08-11-2015, 09:41 PM
That is correct. I guess there are a few more addition as well, like LW and Z brush. It was not promoted as a second edition, so people thought it was a totally new book from a new author.

Reco

They look like two completely different books to me. Amazon has excerpts of each and they don't match up at all. So I'm pretty sure you are mistaken. :)

Farhad_azer
08-26-2015, 01:18 AM
Has anyone here ever read the "Digital textures and painting" by Owene Demers? it seems to be a classic book based on reviews and references.