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Is there a guide to learn more about nodes? [duplicate]

I'm interested in nodes, but my understanding of them is lacking. I don't really know what most nodes do or what the connections mean (the yellow, grey and blue dots)
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How can I bypass a node?

Sometimes when working with nodes it is useful to see what my setup looks like without a certain node. I know I can delete a node without breaking the chain with Ctrl+X and then undo with Ctrl+Z, but ...
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Transparent BSDF not working

Why is this not transparent? The translucent BSDF works but not the transparent BSDF. I'm using Cycles as a render engine. I've had this work in the past but for some reason it doesn't want to work ...
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How are color images used as input values in nodes?

I know in a lot of node setups, people use the image texture's color output as a mix factor. How does Cycles use an image texture to do this? Does it use the brightness in particular parts of the ...
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How would I create a stripe on top of a brick texture?

How would I create a stripe on top of a brick texture? Currently I have the brick texture setup like this. Which gives me this result But I'm stuck now as I don't know how to add the white stripes ...
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Cycles - (Shader) Nodes - inputs outputs - What are the exact data types?

I'm currently "hacking" Cycles to fully understand how it works (right down to the source_code), so I can fully maximize its awesome rendering potential for my own future blender projects. Here's how ...
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Red line from Shader node to Color Ramp

I was following a tutorial in order to learn nodes for 2.8. When this line turned red and made the entire thing pink (missing textures). Does anyone know how to prevent this?
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How to change a certain parameter of all principled shaders in my blend file?

I have like 100 objects, each with its own material, different mesh, own texture and UV maps. I want to immediately adjust only one parameter for all the materials, say: metallic but I want to keep ...
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What does "Vector" mean in nodes as input and output? Please explain

What does Vector mean in nodes input and output in Blender?
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How to make a real mirror on blender with cycle engine [duplicate]

I need to add a mirror object in Blender. I'm looking for the existing objects, but can not find any object. I am wondering how I can add such an object.
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Why does the math node change the noise texture's color output to B/W?

Could someone please tell me why plugging a color into a math node (in this case set to subtract) makes the output black and white?
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How to control materials on the Brick Texture? (Blender 2.8)

I made a basic brick wall using Texture Coordinates (Object) ⇒ Mapping ⇒ Brick Texture ⇒ Material Output Now I want to refine that by adding surface bumps and better PBR texture rather than just "...
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How do volume shaders interact with light?

In this answer I would like to understand What does it mean in Node Editor that light will interact with volume? I would like to see a few pictures showing the difference/meaning.
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Texture rendering in Eevee but not in Cycles

I'm facing some issues to render texture in Cycles. It works very well on Eevee engine. Here is the Eeeve rendering with textures (lines on hills) When I go to Cycles, nothing is rendered. I'm an ...
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Principled BSDF image texture isn't appearing

I try to add a pbr map right now and I need to add a image texture for that. I plugged the color imput of the image texture into the base Color of the Principled BSDF note. I also unwrapped the plane. ...
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