C Learning Resources | Blunder


Learning Blender Core development the hard way, and teaching the easy way.

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TL;DR: C Resources:

C learning resources

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Blender is mostly written in C:

source code breakdown (Source: Blender github mirror: https://github.com/blender/blender)

The reason fot this is two fold:

  1. Blender is old
  2. C is really fast

We’re seeing more and more areas of Blender migrate to C++ (I.e, Cycles, etc) but still almost 70% is written in C. Thus, it’s still very much worth learning.

Below are a few resources I’ve found useful:

  1. https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-computer-science-harvardx-cs50x

This lecture series does a wonderful job of introducing Computer Science using C. It’s not really a C course, rather it explains fundamental CS concepts using C.

  1. https://diveintosystems.org/

This is more of a low level system overview explained using C, written for people who know python. It’s more than just a C course, but I think it’s incredibly valuable to understand why C is written the way it is.

  1. The C Programing Language

Considered “The C Bible” this book was written by the language creator, Brian Kenighan and Dennis Ritchie. Not going to lie, it’s dense, and slightly outdated. But if you really want to learn C. This book is a must

  1. Reddit C resource compilation

From Books to Video series, this is a list of some of the most useful C resources.

I’m still working through all of these myself, but they have already been a huge help to me. Hopefully they will help you to.

Happy Blendveloping.