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CC Rider
10-01-2008, 10:21 AM
Haven't messed with nodes very much in the past...just had some spare time to play around after watching a brushed metal tutorial and tried to recreate and learned a lot. Very powerful tool but also time consuming for beginners!

Here is a brushed metal surface that came out pretty well.
(+ a sad attempt to build the cool little "egg holder thingie" that the node gurus use)

MooseDog
10-01-2008, 05:24 PM
nicely done!

you can get the "egg holder thingie" :D as well as some premade scenes as well as a ton of node surfaces to study and deconstruct here:

Preset Central (http://www.presetcentral.com/)

sharing is caring :thumbsup:

CC Rider
10-02-2008, 06:37 AM
I was checking that out yesterday.
Lots of impressive work there. Looks like a good place to gain a lot of knowledge just deconstructing those presets!
I have a lot to learn in all areas of LW, this will help a lot with surfacing!

:thumbsup:

CC Rider
10-02-2008, 01:59 PM
here are a couple more.
I like what I'm learning with the nodal approach.
just getting through the basics so far, but the process is beginning to make sense now.
I downloaded the "official" scene from Preset Central for these...

zapper1998
10-02-2008, 03:27 PM
me started to learn the nodes when they first came out...
me still learning the node thing ....
But It Is FUNNNN....


Michael