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Mr. Wilde
03-06-2018, 12:36 PM
Hi,

I need to recreate a nodal displacement setup in LightWave 2018, and I am missing the Spot Info Node:

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What is the equivalent? Specifically World Spot and Smoothed Normal.

RebelHill
03-06-2018, 01:24 PM
The input node of the editor is spot info.

Mr. Wilde
03-07-2018, 12:58 AM
The input node of the editor is spot info.

Thanks! After some fiddling it worked out. Now I don't need the Spot Info node anymore, instead of World Spot I use World Position. Instead of Smoothed Normal I use normal. Doesn't seem to do anything differently.

gar26lw
03-07-2018, 01:07 AM
good to know

Sensei
03-07-2018, 08:28 AM
Now I don't need the Spot Info node anymore,

Yes, you will need "Spot Info" equivalent.. inside of custom Node Editors like e.g. Compound, there is no Input node with the all useful data!
That's why I made my own version of "Input" called "Global Input".
It's part of Global Materials 2018 and Node Library 2018.
(Without it Global Materials would be completely useless. e.g. not possible to read World Position and the all other data)