Synopses & Reviews
LightWave v9 Texturing takes you behind the fine art of surfacing your 3D objects using LightWave 3D. Because many artists find texturing and prepping objects for texturing intimidating or confusing, this book breaks down the process and makes it easier to understand by guiding you through LightWavea (TM)s powerful surfacing toolset and a number of helpful tutorials. LightWave v9 Texturing also demonstrates how easy it is to create surfaces using LightWavea (TM)s new, powerful node-based shading system. With this book go beyond texturing theory to find out what makes a great realistic texture; learn how to build textures using both LightWavea (TM)s classic layer system and the new Node Editor; discover how to unwrap and edit UV maps; find out how to create a variety of surfaces through a series of tutorials; enhance your surfaces with gradients, image maps, and procedural textures.
LightWave v9 Texturing takes you behind the fine art of texturing and surfacing interesting and detailed textures for your 3D objects using LightWave 3D. Texturing and prepping your objects for texturing is a task that many artists find intimidating and/or confusing. LightWave v9 Texturing breaks down this process and makes it easier to understand by guiding you through LightWave's powerful surfacing toolset, tutorials, and exercises. LightWave v9 now offers a nodal shading system, which is the standard tool in the visual effects industry for the creation of surfaces. This book will show you how easy, yet extremely powerful and flexible this new system is, allowing you to dive in and create great surfaces immediately.