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    beginning to experiment with nodes

    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)
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    nicely done!

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

    Preset Central

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    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!


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    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...
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    me started to learn the nodes when they first came out...
    me still learning the node thing ....
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