Node Cookbook: Update

Ok, I’m a bad little project announcer. While I had been considering something like a Node Cookbook for quite a while before I announced it to the community, I should have waited until after the holidays to announce it. Holidays are always very busy and hectic at my house and a project of this scope will take a fairly good investment of time. Read the rest of this entry »

Blenderart Special Project: Material Node set-up ‘Cookbook’

Blender Material Node Cookbook

After having received very positive feedback on this project idea, I have decided that there is no time like the present to get it started. After giving it some thought, I am considering some of the following options:

  1. pdf chapters separated in logical categories for a smaller download size

    • each category could be updated quickly and or a new pdf with additional nodes could be created

  2. a flash card based system (or more appropriately recipes cards) with the node set-up image on one side of the card and the description/how to on the reverse side

    • recipe cards could be added as need with 1st sets bundled according to category and future releases in one download that could be added to your previous sets.

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New Poll: Material Node Cookbook

As blender users become more familiar with the Material Node system, a lot of very cool Material Node setups are being created. Unfortunately, the greater majority of these setups are spread all over the net on various forums, threads and websites. BAM thinks it would be beneficial to the community to gather up as many of these wonderful setups (with the artists’ permission of course) as we can find, add a short ‘how to/description’ of how and why it works and bundle it all in a pdf format ‘Cookbook’.

It would allow users to quickly get the look they need without re-inventing the wheel, so to speak. It would also provide a valuable learning tool for users that are still struggling with the whole Node system.

So weigh in and give us your opinion on this project.

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