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Is there a way to add a socket of a specific type to group nodes? Currently, it seems that they default to grey scalar sockets, and I don't see any way to change their type.

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  • $\begingroup$ Did you drag the wire from the BSDF/vector to the group output/input or vise-versa? $\endgroup$ – PGmath Nov 15 '14 at 18:29
  • $\begingroup$ Ahhh no.. I've been adding sockets with the little plus button on the side panel. $\endgroup$ – ajwood Nov 15 '14 at 18:30
  • $\begingroup$ Try dragging the wire to the empty circle node socket on the group node. $\endgroup$ – PGmath Nov 15 '14 at 18:37
  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/5459/599 $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Nov 16 '14 at 1:22
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You need to connect the temporary socket (red) to the values you want to make available from outside the group.

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When tab out of the group you will have all of them available for wiring with the correct type (indicated bei their color).

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Note that you can't edit them later you would need to recreate the group.

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  • $\begingroup$ You're too fast! I was just about to hit the "post answer" on mine! $\endgroup$ – PGmath Nov 15 '14 at 18:35
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    $\begingroup$ @PGmath You should post alternative answers, we really to improve the answer ratio. $\endgroup$ – stacker Nov 15 '14 at 18:46
  • $\begingroup$ Answer ratio over the whole SE site, you mean? $\endgroup$ – ajwood Nov 15 '14 at 18:50
  • $\begingroup$ @ajwood We need all criterias green to promote and leave the beta status here: area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/40377/blender answer ratio is 1.4 required is 2.5 $\endgroup$ – stacker Nov 15 '14 at 18:52
  • $\begingroup$ Oh cool - kind of a silly metric though.. so many experts here give perfect answers within minutes :) $\endgroup$ – ajwood Nov 15 '14 at 19:09

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