Chapter 11. Node-Based Texturing

LightWave 3D has always had a powerful texture editor. In recent years, the team at NewTek has even brought this power and ease of surfacing to LightWave Modeler. With LightWave v9, you have another option for creating surfaces that can take you far beyond what the original Surface Editor is capable of. This new addition to LightWave is called the Node Editor. You’ll find it in LightWave Layout’s Surface Editor panel; just click the Node Editor button to activate it.

The Node Editor does not replace the Surface Editor, and in many cases, you won’t always need to use this feature. The Node Editor is an addition to the existing Surface Editor, but there’s more to the Node Editor than just surfacing. You can also ...

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