I am new in 3D and blender. So far I am amazed by its possibilities however there are many areas where It's hard to find any logic behind, especially for beginner like me. One of topic which I would like to know "a bit" deeper are nodes. Can You suggest any good book or other source to gain more knowledge for beginner. Tutorials are very nice everywhere, however they explain nodes partly or only in limited scope.
A good source of all the nodes is Blender manual:
There are also examples of usage, which is most important when it comes to nodes. What matters is the whole network, not just how individual nodes work.
Some other sources:
- the Cycles shader encyclopedia - just shader nodes examples
- Chocofur shader examples - full material examples
- Shader Forge - collection of paid and free shader breakdowns
- PBR by CynicatPro - pbr material breakdowns covered also by BlenderGuru here and here.
Some non-bundled addon nodes:
For the complete Blender resources database head over here.