I have a scene full of linked objects from other blender files. How do I clay render the scene with linked objects in blender 2.80?

  • $\begingroup$ Basically give the objects a default texture, and enable clay rendering. $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 2:04
  • $\begingroup$ How do you enable clay rendering in 2.8? $\endgroup$
    – 3vanse
    Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 2:07
  • $\begingroup$ In Blender preferences, go to the render addons, and enable clay rendering $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 19, 2019 at 2:07
  • $\begingroup$ blender.stackexchange.com/questions/136678/… $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Jan 4, 2020 at 18:43
  • $\begingroup$ hey, thanks for accepting the answer :) $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 26, 2022 at 13:25

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You can also do this without any addon.
Just use the Material Override option in Cycles.
It will render all objects with the selected material.

1) Create your Clay material.
2) Select it in the Material Override panel.
3) Select how many samples you want to render (0 will use the scene settings)

Material Override with a material selected. enter image description here

Material Override currently works in Cycles only, Eevee doesn't support this feature.


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