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starbase1
05-23-2007, 09:39 AM
What are the best resources for learning nodal surfacing?

I'm interested in DVD's, online tutorials, the works. I really need to take some time to get my head into this.

Nick

UnCommonGrafx
05-23-2007, 09:43 AM
Online, I believe that looking at the competitions contributions to the pool of knowledge to be invaluable. In other words, they've been doing nodes a lot longer than us: we can learn something from them.

I've found maya nodes to be very informative and different than ours.

jameswillmott
05-23-2007, 09:48 AM
Kurv sells an introductory DVD for learning nodes, and there are a great many people here willing to help too.

WCameron
05-23-2007, 12:28 PM
Leigh's redone Texturing book for Lightwave 9 seems to have a pretty good section on nodes. I'm just past the point where Angel has described all the nodes and is about to start the tutorials on using them...

http://www.amazon.com/LightWave-Texturing-Wordware-Graphics-Library/dp/1598220292/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-6610428-3524619?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179941245&sr=8-3

or

http://www.wordware.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=wwpub&Product_Code=1598220292

Captain Obvious
05-23-2007, 12:45 PM
Well, if we're not too busy getting drunk, perhaps we could take a look at nodal this friday?

starbase1
05-23-2007, 01:07 PM
Leigh's redone Texturing book for Lightwave 9 seems to have a pretty good section on nodes. I'm just past the point where Angel has described all the nodes and is about to start the tutorials on using them...

http://www.amazon.com/LightWave-Texturing-Wordware-Graphics-Library/dp/1598220292/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/103-6610428-3524619?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1179941245&sr=8-3

or

http://www.wordware.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=wwpub&Product_Code=1598220292

Ouch! that does sound good, but I refuse to buy stuff that just changes the dollar sign to a pound sign for us UK types.

colkai
05-24-2007, 04:03 AM
Dan's book has a section on Nodes and though it appears to be "light N fluffy", it really does bring it all clear. Not massively "in depth", but more than enough to open up your mind to it.
There are a few things where I was "oh, I SEE!" reading it and going through the DVD videos.
Recommended, also available in the UK via the USA A1Books for half the price of Amazon.co.uk near enough. Despatched from USA but it arrived for me in under 4 days.

byte_fx
05-29-2007, 03:25 AM
James Willott's nodal dvd from KURV arrived Saturday.

Haven't had time to go thru all of it yet but so far it's looking great.

Give it a try.

byte_fx

jameswillmott
05-29-2007, 03:58 AM
Thanks :)

starbase1
05-29-2007, 12:15 PM
James Willott's nodal dvd from KURV arrived Saturday.

Haven't had time to go thru all of it yet but so far it's looking great.

Give it a try.

byte_fx

I might just wait until you finish it, and give your views!
Nick
:D :D :D

theo
05-30-2007, 10:36 PM
I might just wait until you finish it, and give your views!
Nick
:D :D :D

Starbase, James's nodal intro vid is excellent. It is introductory but has a lot of meat in it.

I plan on purchasing his advanced nodal video as soon as it is released.

byte_fx
05-31-2007, 12:53 AM
I might just wait until you finish it, and give your views!
Nick
:D :D :D

My view?

What theo said.

Buy it.

byte_fx