I can't seem to scale textures on 2.81. I'm using the usual nodes but whenever I try to connect the UV or Generated to the Vector, scale option suddenly disappears. Anybody having this issue too? Can't work my way around it.

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  • $\begingroup$ It's missing the connection to vector. I load old projects and UV is connected to vector, not scale, but the moment i disconnect from vector the purple dot disappears, making it impossible to scale again :( $\endgroup$ – Álvaro CM Nov 27 '19 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ Does this happen even in a brand new file? Or only with old projects? $\endgroup$ – Carlo Nov 27 '19 at 21:57
  • $\begingroup$ If I open an old project, it is connected to vector, and scale sliders appear, the moment I unlink it, and link it again, scale doesn't pop up again. $\endgroup$ – Álvaro CM Nov 27 '19 at 22:39
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    $\begingroup$ Any brand new file I start, same thing happens. $\endgroup$ – Álvaro CM Nov 27 '19 at 22:43
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    $\begingroup$ I'm extremely confused by your screenshot. Why is the UV connected to the Scale input instead of the Vector input? $\endgroup$ – K. A. Buhr Nov 27 '19 at 23:50

I think the problem is that you're hooking up your nodes wrong because you've been misled by your white stucco texture. Its base color is a nearly solid color, so scaling only the base color -- which is what you're doing in the GIF -- will have no noticeable effect.

I grabbed the base color and roughness maps for a white stucco texture from here, which I think are the same ones you're using in your GIF. I applied them to the default cube using the following node network:

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Note that the Vector output of the Mapping node is connected to both image textures. The Texture Coordinate output should be connected to the Vector input of the Mapping node, leaving the Scale unconnected so you have the sliders available.

After that, scaling should work fine:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you so much! This was it! It completely went over my head, thank you again so so much! $\endgroup$ – Álvaro CM Nov 29 '19 at 11:11

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