# How to change material from diffuse? [duplicate]

I'm very new to Blender, and I've been watching the Blender Guru tutorials. I've gotten to the materials episode, and the person in the video has a dropdown menu to change the texture from Diffuse to Glossy or any number of others. I can't seem to find a way to change from Diffuse, and I'm very confused.

I'm in Blender 2.79 if that helps, thanks.

• Would you mind providing a link of the video you were watching so I can get an idea of what they were doing. Also a timestamp of at what point they did this action? – nathan rivera Mar 30 '19 at 1:17
• Can you even see Diffuse? – Yash Mar 30 '19 at 7:01
• The video is here: youtube.com/watch?v=f5Gb1VK98Wc The timestamp is 14:50 where he selects the dropdown menu for Surface and can change it from Diffuse, Glossy, etc etc. Here is a screenshot of what I'm seeing: imgur.com/a/BxLnh4j As you can see, under the Preview dropdown, I have a Diffuse dropdown but not a Surface dropdown as shown in the video. Again, I am in 2.79. @nathanrivera @Yash – A Cardboard Box Mar 30 '19 at 9:39
• Maybe you need to switch from Blender Render to Cycles Render – moonboots Mar 30 '19 at 10:03