hey there, I’ve been using blender for six months and it’s been quite the journey so far with all I’ve had to learn. but I’ve run into a problem. it seems in those 6 months Ive yet to get a better understanding of nodes and how to use them properly or just how they work because it seems to me every time I do a project I run into a roadblock because of my lack of understanding of nodes and materials. I usually follow tutorials on how to do something but they usually don’t explain why they put a certain node there. follow tutorials blindly doesn’t really help anyone get better at something. is there any node and Materials based projects or course both free and paid I could do in order to get a better grasp on the texturing(nodes) side of 3d?
any resources or anyone who can tell me their experience of learning nodes would help me greatly. thank you.