I faced a weird issue: geometry->pointiness node on my subdivided cube shows up a constant value all over the mesh. Is it a bug or me doing something wrong?problem
Here's the topology of the cube:topology
Also tried with Suzanne, however effect remains the same. Blender version: 2.80.45

  • $\begingroup$ additionally I tried tweaking the value with ramp but it changed nothing $\endgroup$ – Sheim Feb 21 '19 at 15:05

You are using Eevee, the pointiness output only works in cycles atm.

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Workaround for Edge Highlighting:

There is a way to get the same or similar result "pointiness" gives you. The function is called "dirty vertex colors" and its avaiable in the vertex paint mode.

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enter image description here You can play around with the settings here, depending on the mesh of yours some work better, others do not, but you can probably find a tutorial for that.

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Note: Booth Pointiness and Dirty Vertex Colors are dependent on the Geometry-Resolution, i've just added a Bevel modifier with 3 Segments and applied it.

Another method of doing this, would be, to bake your pointiness colors as a texture and use them in your eevee shader.

  • $\begingroup$ pasteboard.co/I2cTDzt.png it's cycles. That's strange as it works for you $\endgroup$ – Sheim Feb 21 '19 at 15:56
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    $\begingroup$ nvm, needed to change to rendered mode and it shows up $\endgroup$ – Sheim Feb 21 '19 at 16:11
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    $\begingroup$ ah yeah, the LookDev view in Cycles is Eevee, so i assumed that you were in Eevee, well i got that wrong^^. glad its working now for you! $\endgroup$ – Chris Feb 21 '19 at 19:55
  • $\begingroup$ hi, Is there any alternative for evee? I want to reduce the render time so I am using evee. $\endgroup$ – Neail Feb 2 at 17:23
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, you can, i'll edit my answer on the top with the alternative way.. $\endgroup$ – Chris Feb 3 at 18:20

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