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Time-saving plugins for Lightwave

The Gradient Node Builder


Creating complex gradient nodes is a tedious and time-consuming process. With the Gradient Node Builder this chore is sped up easily.

Define all general settings in the Gradient Node Builder panel and specify the remaining properties in a spreadsheet or text file.

Your desired node is built according to the panel settings and file content. To use it, open the Node Editor and import your freshly-built node.

In combination with instancing, you can quickly visualize statistical data or decorate a starship's cockpit while still having each important aspect under control.

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  • Supported nodes
    All kind of Lightwave's gradient-related nodes are supported:
    • Gradient
    • Bump Layer
    • Color Layer
    • Scalar Layer
  • Supported properties
    Apart from envelopes, each built-in property of a gradient's key can be controlled including:
    • Position
    • Color
    • Alpha
    • Smoothing Type
    • Lock
    • Input Node visibility
    • Name
  • Minimum effort
    • The number of columns that need to be specified within the file is kept as low as possible. There is no need to include columns for generally defined properties.
    • The plugin has an auto-correction mode that can fix minor errors during the node creation process.
  • Well documented
    • The plugin comes complete with an English PDF-based manual.
    • It features a comprehensive logger to help you find errors that occurred during the node creation process.


  • Notes
    The Gradient Node Builder is:
    • a compiled LScript only available for registered versions (Win & Mac) of NewTek's LightWave Layout.
    • protected via a serial number that is tied to the Dongle ID of your LightWave version.
    • licensed under this License Agreement (HTML, PDF).
  • Minimum System Specifications:
    • Operating System: Microsoft Windows or Mac
    • Registered version of NewTek's LightWave 9.0 or higher.
    • Text or spreadsheet editor such as Microsoft Notepad or Excel
  • Installation Requirements
    • Storage: 1MB
  • Pricing
    The "Get your license" price tag features the net price - excluding VAT - in € or $US. Both, currency and gross price (including VAT) will be determined on basis of your address during the purchase process. The final buyer price will be shown before checkout.
  • Support
  • Support is only available in English via e-mail.
  • Tutorial
  • A 15 minute tutorial using the Gradient Node Builder is now online.