Nathan Duck shows an easy way to create wood in Blender using new features in 2.9.

Blender’s node-based workflow for materials makes it easy to create materials procedurally. In previous versions, making a procedural wood required a few extra nodes to get the look right. With Blender 2.9, however, you can easily create procedural wood thanks to a new feature within the noise node.

Easier Procedural Wood.

In this new tutorial from Nathan Duck, you can learn a much easier way to create a good-looking wood material in Blender. The technique requires fewer nodes than before, thanks to new functions within the noise texture node in Blender 2.9.