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probiner
04-25-2017, 09:25 AM
https://vimeo.com/214570206

Hi guys
I've released a commercial tutorial series that goes through some subjects that I think will equip those looking into the Node Editor to prop up their own solutions. The focus is mostly on how to control scalars as parameters and how to transform vectors and infer things from them.

It's not a project based or eye-candy driven tutorial, so, for some it can be a bit dry since what's being explained are simple operations not full scene setups that you can marvel yourself in the end, even though as you can see in the trailer there are some more evolved demos.
I decided to go down this way to pay the price of addressing those boring aspects that afterwards are used to produce the eye-candy, since many times it's easier to just give someone a complete setup than explaining what the components are doing.

In a away I'm trying to replicate onto others the technical mindset that has helped me to extract out of visual programming the results I wanted to create in a 3D framework.

Notice that the sky is not the limit with LW Node Editor performance for Displacement, Instances and Nodal Motion. But even so, it can deliver a massive number of custom solutions.

Check it at: http://bit.ly/NodalSetupsLW3D

Cheers

squarewulf
04-25-2017, 11:49 AM
This looks amazing! This is exactly where my knowledge of LW begins to fall apart, will definitely be purchasing. Thank you!

prometheus
04-25-2017, 12:54 PM
Cool stuff, fantastic knowledge you seem to have gathered...though for me I will not go in to demystify the nodes until the UI for nodes becomes much much better, frankly I think it is horrible..so partly why I am not a node guy, the response time between connected functions needs to be better as well..so I can only hope they have done something to the Node look in the next llightwave...starting with getting rid of the horrible AA jaggies in the rubber band, and then go on with the option to zoom in much much more to the nodes and not stopping at half way. (sorry for that complaint which has nothing to do with your tutorial)

I just donīt want to work with nodes (that much) In such environment....nor less take a deeper look at the many node tutorials partly because of that.

TheLexx
04-25-2017, 01:07 PM
That list of video lessons looks like serious hardcore stuff to me, very well done to you, though I think it is beyond me

omichon
04-25-2017, 01:30 PM
Seems to be very valuable content. Thanks for that, Probiner !

iamlifo
04-25-2017, 02:11 PM
how are you delivering this? Vimeo, Gumroad, direct download etc?

daforum
04-25-2017, 02:27 PM
This looks like an amazing set of learning assets to help understand Nodes.
Would like to get these.

Great work probiner.

pbaroque20
04-25-2017, 11:11 PM
Amazing stuff. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Many other programs use these operations so I know this is valuable.

djwaterman
04-26-2017, 02:44 AM
This guy knows his stuff, and his style of presentation has always been very clean, so I've no doubt the series is worth the price. I'll be waiting on the next version of LW as to whether I would buy something like this. But keep promoting it, it's needed. Actually, it's almost needed on an official level since LW itself don't have much info on the node editor.

probiner
04-26-2017, 12:45 PM
Hi. I just wanted to note that the series is not fit for Mac users, since AS Math nodes do not exist for it.


That list of video lessons looks like serious hardcore stuff to me, very well done to you, though I think it is beyond me
Certainly I fear it won't be "fun" for some as the series is basically me showing tools/operations I use to chop down geometric and logic problems into nodal instructions.


how are you delivering this? Vimeo, Gumroad, direct download etc?
Updatable direct download.


Amazing stuff. This is exactly what I've been looking for. Many other programs use these operations so I know this is valuable.
That is the idea. I've learned many of these somewhere else.

chikega
04-26-2017, 10:24 PM
Purchased! This tutorial will supplement and extend the very thorough Nodal tutorial (http://www.rebelhill.net/html/rhn.html) by Rebelhill that some do not seem to be aware of:

adk
04-26-2017, 11:13 PM
Perfect fit to extend my nodal knowledge Probiner. Thank you for putting this together.
Plus I'm sure most of this would be transferable to Houdini as well.
Cheers Pedro!

Mastoy
04-27-2017, 02:45 AM
Bought !
Thx a lot

MichaelT
04-27-2017, 03:37 AM
Be aware that AS_Math nodes is gone, and his site down.

omichon
04-27-2017, 03:51 AM
Be aware that AS_Math nodes is gone, and his site down.

Web site is still up : http://www2d.biglobe.ne.jp/~asagi/P2P/Plugins/lay.html
But, despite it has some great nodes, it is a bit outdated now since it doesn't play well with ScreamerNet anymore :(

MichaelT
04-27-2017, 03:59 AM
?? that is not the website I got from google, nor on probiners website... that is a first. I could just find this:
http://www.neko.ne.jp/~asagi/P2P/Plugins/lay.html (which is down)

Even more interesting is that when I searched google for "AS_Math_Node0213.zip" Google could not find any reference.. at all. Which is an achievement in itself :D

daforum
04-27-2017, 04:17 AM
Hi. I just wanted to note that the series is not fit for Mac users since AS Math nodes do not exist for it.

Oh well, that's me gone as a customer then as I'm a Mac user!
Can't the tutorials be uni-os-ex? [that's unisex with OS added] :)

probiner
04-27-2017, 05:08 AM
Thanks Gary, Alan and Mastoy!

@Omichon,
Thanks for the link. I was in http://www.neko.ne.jp/~asagi/P2P/Plugins/lay.html just just yesterday and it was working fine. Dunno what happened. The version I got from that website is 213 not 215 like in the 404 site "AS_Math_Node0215.zip" Check the folder "404 Plugins".

I've contacted the developer.

Sorry to hear about SN issues. I've never used these for Distributed Rendering.

@daforum,
Would be nice if many of these were native and one wouldn't need plugins :)

omichon
04-27-2017, 06:14 AM
Thanks for the link. I was in http://www.neko.ne.jp/~asagi/P2P/Plugins/lay.html just just yesterday and it was working fine. Dunno what happened. The version I got from that website is 213 not 215 like in the 404 site "AS_Math_Node0215.zip" Check the folder "404 Plugins".

Sorry to hear about SN issues. I've never used these for Distributed Rendering.


You're welcome. Can't remember exactly when the original url stops working for me, since I use the one I gave for months...at least.
But yes, I remember it wasn't the most recent version of the math_nodes from the "new" url.
I am also very sorry about AS nodes and SN issues, and since they haven't been updated for a while now, I am not very optimistic about a fix :\

gjjackson
04-27-2017, 07:23 AM
https://vimeo.com/214570206



Check it at: http://bit.ly/NodalSetupsLW3D

Cheers


The link above cannot be trusted.

MichaelT
04-27-2017, 08:00 AM
The link above cannot be trusted.

Does your AV claim that? Because I don't get anything like that.

gjjackson
04-27-2017, 08:47 AM
Not only does Malwarebytes block it but scripting shows an attempt at LAN connection via the Application Boundaries Enforcer.

# Prevent Internet sites from requesting LAN resources.
Site LOCAL
Accept from LOCAL
Deny

probiner
04-27-2017, 04:06 PM
The link above cannot be trusted.

Hey jackson. Got any screenshot?! You're the first person mentioning it, so I have no clue what you could be seeing.

the link is from a url shortner service.

Cheers

gjjackson
04-27-2017, 05:57 PM
Malwarebytes reports it as a threat of Outbound.Connection Location rebrand.ly:60122

The information previously above comes from NoScript

It may have something to do with the redirecting that the site uses or possibly malicious code embedded in their site.

This is the page that details the block.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/lp/ip-blocking/?ipblock=true

probiner
04-27-2017, 10:18 PM
Thanks jackson rebrand.ly is another redirection service. This is what I've done
bit.ly = nice stats
rebrand.ly = allows to change the redirection target.

user -> bit.ly (get stats) -> rebrand.ly (in case I need to update final destination) -> final destination

First time using rebrand.ly so no clue what's going on.

The final landing page is http://probiner.xyz/2017/04/20/nodalsetupstutorialserieslw3d/

Cheers

adk
05-04-2017, 07:02 PM
I've just finished watching a few parts and fast forwarded through all the rest and the amount of information that's in these videos is absolutely huge!
Kudos probiner! This is a very welcome, and needed, technical deep dive into some basic/mid/advanced concepts.
The information does come in thick and fast.

I'd consider myself as being on a relatively low mid level and have already gained a truck load of knowledge by watching just a few of the videos.
More importantly tho, it has stimulated loads of creative ideas and the approach and means to tackle them.

Thoroughly recommended for anyone wishing to take not only their LW nodal understanding, but 3D maths / concepts in general, to the next level.... big thumbs up! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Strider_X
05-04-2017, 09:23 PM
Instant BUY!!!

probiner
05-06-2017, 11:21 AM
Hi guys
I added 2 extra videos and content directories. Bend and TexturePositions where I brush over doing a simple bend algorithm and changing the positions used for texture assignment. All is logged in the file Nodes.doc.
Check it out.


@ adk
Very humbled by your feedback! Thank God you're liking it! It's hard to do self-evaluation of one's own lessons since it takes a log of putting yourself in other people's shoes. You never now how much juice it's there for other people and if it's with the right amount of sugar, ehe.

@Strider_X
Thanks :)

probiner
05-27-2017, 10:38 AM
Thanks to everyone that grabbed the series, very humbled. I've passed a threshold that I think it's a fair return, so for every 10 sales onward I'll donate 1 sale to each node library developer that I feature. It's a thank you and also a stimulus for them to keep maintaining them through out new LW updates. It will go as follows.
- Denis: direct donation through PayPal button.
- db&w Tools and TrueArt: Buy a plugin and raffle it in Discord server.
- Akira Asagi and Pomfried: No donation, as they don't have a donate button, I couldn't contact them, and it seems they aren't developing for LW anymore.

In the same cycle I'll also give away the tutorial series to one person on the Discord server.

The raffles shall take place tomorrow, Sunday, at 15h00m, (GMT+1) London time.
For the plugins raffle, tutorial buyers will have higher chances. If you bought the series message me.
For the tutorial series raffle, tutorial buyers are excluded.
To participate just join the server and post a short intro in introductions in Introductions.

Discord server: https://discordapp.com/invite/qK8GeSk
It's just starting but I'm setting it up to join people that like nodes from most 3D applications. Let's see how it goes :)

Cheers

probiner
05-28-2017, 07:33 AM
Kicking it in 30mins!

adk
05-28-2017, 07:16 PM
That all sounds fantastic Pedro ! Kudos for all your effort and sense of community :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

probiner
06-09-2017, 01:26 AM
Cheers adk,
Last time around winners
TrueArt plugin - Trevor Taylor
db&w plugin - Michael Dolfen

Next Friday Step Scott will raffle a TrueArt plugin during LWiki's livestream (I'll be absent) and one week from that I'll do a db&w plugin raffle.

Cheers

probiner
06-21-2017, 06:56 PM
Last week winner:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lightwiki/permalink/1135737269865604

This week's raffle:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/lightwiki/permalink/1139995992773065/

probiner
07-16-2017, 11:02 PM
Store will be closed for a while at the end of this week (Friday).
Cheers.

TreyX
07-16-2017, 11:35 PM
wow. if i was a math nerd i'd be all over this like a pit bull on a poodle. haha! might be a bit too technical for me, but hats off on what looks to be an impressive and extremely in-depth instructional series for those with algebraic minds and a hunger for equasions (i'm so right brained, i'm a math idiot...). people like you impress the hell out of me...seriously amazed. :)

probiner
08-18-2017, 10:29 AM
I've put it back up due to several inquires, I was expecting maybe LW Next to be released by now. But nope, eheh.

Cheers

http://probiner.xyz/2017/04/20/nodalsetupstutorialserieslw3d/

probiner
10-27-2017, 04:01 AM
It's now available on Gumroad with a 20€ discount (Gumroad button at the bottom of the page) http://bit.ly/NodalSetupsLW3D

Cheers

10-27-2017, 08:13 AM
Very very nice grouping of tools and thought!!
Your explanations, inclusion of the notes and real examples are a godsend to the uninitiated. Or just the non-mathers of us out here....
Very helpful stuff.
Thank you.
Robert

probiner
10-31-2017, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the feedback Robert
I might do something similar non-app dependent so more people can appreciate it!
It's quite painful for me to breakdown how to transmit these things, because every person has its own "knowledge mapping" experience and there's probably better ways of packing information than others. Becomes quite subjective, eheh.

Cheers

UnCommonGrafx
10-31-2017, 01:35 PM
Jehoshaphat, Probiner,
I take it this was totally painful to do. lol While being a labor of love. Some much s&m to go around.

I dunno; I think there are a lot of those out there. But many of them want a bigger buck for their knowledge than I want/need to give. The Blender community is giving a lot in this area.


Your notes and the like are priceless. Links to some of your info would be a great bonus. "Living the tute" is my favorite kind to do but it is also the most intense. And painful.
hehe

Thanks for taking the pain and sharing it.
Robert

p.s., home...

probiner
11-02-2017, 04:30 PM
You mean the diagrams I show during the video? I could make a folder and put those in if you want.

probiner
11-03-2017, 04:22 AM
Double post

11-03-2017, 07:53 AM
That would actually rock! Thanks.
I found them quite useful. And they would be more useful at my desk to peruse.
Thanks.
Robert

probiner
11-15-2017, 11:27 AM
I've updated the tutorial repository with a "Sliders.7z" file, with most of the images I use through out the videos. :)
Price updated on Gumroad to 45€.

Cheers

omichon
11-15-2017, 11:54 AM
Thanks for the images, Probiner :thumbsup: