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Math node operators need at least basic documentation in the manual
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System Information
Operating system: Darwin-19.3.0-x86_64-i386-64bit 64 Bits
Graphics card: AMD Radeon Pro 5500M OpenGL Engine ATI Technologies Inc. 4.1 ATI-3.5.5

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.83 (sub 6), branch: master, commit date: 2020-03-06 22:46, hash: rBdcdcc2348842
Worked: never

Short description of error
With the increased number of available operators in the math node, there should at least be basic explanations in the manual of what each operator does. Right now, there is a list of operators with links to wikipedia, which is not very helpful if you want to know for example how the compare or the pingpong nodes work. At the very least (and perhaps as a start) the information displayed in the tooltips when hovering over the operators should be in the manual. In most cases, the Wikipedia links are hardly useful at all for practical purposes.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
See https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/compositing/types/converter/math.html

Event Timeline

For reference, the vector math node has much better documentation. Also it mentions the dynamic inputs the math node now also has.

Aaron Carlisle (Blendify) changed the subtype of this task from "Report" to "To Do".Thu, Mar 26, 11:54 PM