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Learning Blender: A Hands-On Guide to Creating 3D Animated Characters by Oliver Villar

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Using the Node Editor

In this section, you’ll learn the Node Editor’s basic controls: how to create and modify nodes, connect them, and so on. Figure 14.4 shows the Node Editor with a simple setup example.

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Figure 14.4 The Node Editor, featuring a simple node setup

Navigation in the Node Editor is pretty straightforward because it uses the same Blender navigation tools as any other editor: MMB to pan and Scroll Wheel or Ctrl + MMB to zoom in and out.

Getting Started with the Node Editor

When you open the Node Editor, you must keep in mind that it’s also used for creating materials and textures. To use it for compositing, you need to select ...

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