The 3D Art of Andrew Comb

The Lightwave Users Group Webinar


Well on Saturday, 28th, September, 2013 I did a presentation on advanced shaders for the Lightwave Users Group. To showcase some of my techniques, I made up this simple scene, which includes my Metal compound, paint and floor surfaces, and my luminous glass material.

You can Watch this Webinar here

It’s here to download for you guys to dissect how I made the materials.


This scene is meant for LightWave 11.6 and the free tools from

2 Responses

  1. Andrew, I started watching that presentation you did on surfaces and really wanted to download the whole thing for future reference, I too have been making use of the main material nodes more and more lately and could recognize some of your process, but was also impressed by your greater understanding of what’s going on under the surface. Also confused by your use of both specular and reflection since it was my understanding that reflection is specular, and this now risks becoming off topic. I’m wondering if you would consider doing something like your talk in the future on YouTube or the like, I know these things take time, if it was a really in depth set of videos then you could charge a fair price. RH’s video is great for exploring all that nodes have to offer, but there are a lot of users who just want to make better and quicker energy conserving surface materials for plonking onto things.

    Anyway, I haven’t yet watched the whole thing yet but I really loved what I saw.

    02 January, 2014 at 1:39 am

  2. Hey Des.

    Well, at some point I will be doing something, it’s just going to be nailing down a video capture tool. The Adobe Connect was free to use, but sadly exists only within their ecosystem, as it were. It’s quite painful to edit video too. I’ve only done it once and it was horrible, I do not like doing it hehe 😀

    Anyway glad you enjoyed what you watched so far, and I hope you manage to get something out of it, and watch this space, I will try and do some video tutorials, once I find good capture/edit software, and I get some nerve up! 🙂

    02 January, 2014 at 1:45 am