I'm a new user of Blender and I wanted to try using bump maps.

I've watched a few tutorials online, looked here on Blender.SE and on the Blender guide, but I'm a bit stumped because I have different options than what I saw in the tutorials:

This is what the tutorial show.enter image description here

I cannot find the material output or the Diffuse BSDF node anywhere. I'm wondering if I need to change my settings or if I am doing something wrong. I made sure to look at tutorials for the same version of Blender than what I use, in case it might be an issue.

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    $\begingroup$ blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/174/… $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 10, 2018 at 23:30
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    $\begingroup$ @DuarteFarrajotaRamos OP cannot upload with 1 rep at the time of writing. $\endgroup$
    – Sava
    Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 0:51
  • $\begingroup$ Make sure you are using Cycles Render (drop down top middle). When you add a material it will not necessarily create nodes, you need to click "Use Nodes". $\endgroup$
    – rob
    Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 7:51

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Maybe you're not in Cycles Render mode (top horizontal menu bar), or maybe you are, but in the Node editor you are not in Shader mode (bottom horizontal menu bar)?

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  • $\begingroup$ This is exactly what I was just writing up :-) $\endgroup$
    – Ignatiamus
    Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 8:22
  • $\begingroup$ anoyingly not the case checked both im always in blender render and i made sure it was in shader mode too >.< $\endgroup$
    – loulousoph
    Commented Oct 11, 2018 at 9:55

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