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    Quote Originally Posted by TinkerManne View Post
    I really enjoyed the oily look of the THIN FILM SHADER in earlier versions. Is there a way to re-create that look in Lightwave 2019?
    What's this? New nodes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XswampyX View Post
    What's this? New nodes?

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    I don't know if they are new, but they are there and definitely look like they are going to be fun to play with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qexit View Post
    I don't know if they are new, but they are there and definitely look like they are going to be fun to play with

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    Yep! Nice render BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    Ya, well, some of us have a ton of other things going on and are easily <SQUIRREL>... easily distracted and needs reminding of these things even when already subscribed.
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    Yepzi Pepzi, lots to keep track of...
    https://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?155723
    ...and even those are old now.
    guessing someone somewhere needs to get paid by NT to keep tutorial links up to date.

    anywayz... late night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobian View Post
    I'm glad I spent hours making those material components videos no one watched...
    I will be working through them tomorrow with special attention to this one:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfLAaJRR1mE

    That way I can do some more tinkering and actually understand what I'm doing

    So many thanks for your efforts and time spent on putting these together Andrew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinkerManne View Post
    I really enjoyed the oily look of the THIN FILM SHADER in earlier versions. Is there a way to re-create that look in Lightwave 2019?
    In LW2019, there's a Fresnel Irridescence node which may suit your needs. It's demonstrated in Tobian's video, here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfLAaJRR1mE

    starting about 5:03.

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    MonroePoteet I am still in the process of digesting what you are saying here, not being a node guy (yet). I have been experimenting with the Oilpuddle material and learning from it. Thanks for going the extra mile.

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    yeah, you do a great job mTp, thanks for that

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    Nodes can be tricky to get the hang of at first, but... once you 'get' it you can do SO much more than with the layers and shaders. Although the shaders looked cool, they were all cheats and fudges. The new materials are much more realistic looking and when using the new material components, you can really make anything you want. I'll have to post my carbon fibre material, but keep forgetting.

    I guess it's a case of jumping in and breaking things before you make something cool with them. You may not create something awesome immediately, but with help from everyone here, nodes are very very powerful things, and we can definitely help!

    The iridescent materials posted above are surprisingly simple when you break them down to see what they're doing. Just a couple of nodes really.
    Andrew's video shows some great use-cases too, along with reading the docs a bit and hammering away on those nodes to understand what's going on I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MonroePoteet View Post
    In LW2019, there's a Fresnel Irridescence node which may suit your needs. It's demonstrated in Tobian's video, here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfLAaJRR1mE

    starting about 5:03.

    mTp
    Wasn´t aware, that´s great.

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    There is a scene in Lightwave 2019...called Malaika_Bubbles, it has some bubbles in there with some of the material layers, GGX BRDF, GGX BTDF..and with some inputs from fresnel iridiscence and fresnel dielectric.

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