Cycles Procedural Wood Tutorials

Hi Everyone!

You may have seen some of my wood shaders on Blendswap, and I wanted to teach others what I’ve learned along the way. I’ve created a couple of multi-part procedural wood tutorials on my blog and I’d love any feedback on them. They’re text-based tutorials on a blog, and I’ve tried to make them clear, educational, and realistic. Please let me know what you think!


Red Oak:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
A slight diversion:

Maple (continuing from Red Oak Finale):
Part 1:
Part 2:


Thank you very much. Can’t wait to go through the tutorial tonight and study the node setup.

Nice methodical approach and good results. Thanks for sharing!

@meshmonkey and @OLG, thanks for checking them out! Let me know if you make anything else using the same ideas.

Nicely done. I appreciate video tutorials but prefer a carefully written step-by-step procedure. I learned a several things. Thanks.

I like tut with pictures. Thanks

@g60 and @Oyster, thanks! Glad you liked them! I plan to do more in the future.

Wow.Great share.Thank you so much.

Thank you very much for this tutorial. I think your explanations are really clear.

augh, I updated my URL and didn’t check all of the links to make sure they were updated. Apologies to anyone who tried to visit these and ended up at a shoe store or page with no images. :frowning: I’ve fixed all the ones I could find and hope you can check them out again.

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