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.

  • $\begingroup$ There's some good ones about the cycles shader at blenderguru. Google cycles encyclopedia of shaders and you'l get.Let me know if you find one about other aye ;) $\endgroup$ – KnowledgeSeeker Mar 27 '17 at 14:25
  • $\begingroup$ I've already read all before :) $\endgroup$ – Soviet Wizard Mar 28 '17 at 7:34

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:

Some non-bundled addon nodes:

For the complete Blender resources database head over here.

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  • $\begingroup$ can you add this post to the resources page? $\endgroup$ – user1853 Mar 28 '17 at 5:16
  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton yep, good point. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Mar 28 '17 at 13:34
  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton well, after going through the categories it turns out pretty messy. Can't decide if to put some of these sites under blogs, video tutorials, online courses, addons, documentation etc., as it touches most of them. Ideally I would just restructuralize and organize all the stuff differently..ugh.. $\endgroup$ – Jaroslav Jerryno Novotny Mar 28 '17 at 14:05
  • $\begingroup$ I found this to be very informative blenderinsight.com $\endgroup$ – Soviet Wizard Nov 24 '19 at 11:53

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