Question about blender's node material system

Is blender’s node system an adaptation or rewrite of Crafter?
I know most shader compositors follow a similar interface, but I was curious since Crafter was open sourced.

Blender’s node system, AFAIK, was written from scratch for blender.


Thanks Aligorith. Wow, am I impressed! It definitely pairs and sometimes even beats the pros.

Dunno why but I had the impression of having read somewhere that crafter’s author wanted to help the blender project somehow. I also thought crafter was python driven, hence the correlation :wink:

Anyway, I’ve seen some layered-renders and layered-materials these days that would make the most critic eye totally drool.

I’m so glad blender’s got all this neat stuff!

keep on blendering!