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It's not what you would normally think. I want to know how to blend materials to have their own settings like metallic glossiness, roughness, things like that. I used to use 3DS Max and the way it blends materials is by using a black and white texture map like so.

Here's the diffuse texture

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And here's where I would want to put different material settings on the parts of the texture.

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And here's what the model looks like

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Would this be possible in Blender?

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  • $\begingroup$ you can use your B&W image as a mask in Blender as well, for example you can mix 2 Principled BSDF (each will have a different setting) with a Mix Shader, and use the Image Texture node with the b&w image as the factor of the Mix Shader $\endgroup$
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    Apr 10, 2022 at 15:37
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots Can I get some images please? I'm still a bit new to advance material linking stuff. I see where I can use the mask image as a factor but, the where to put the other principled BSDF? $\endgroup$ Apr 10, 2022 at 16:35

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Here is the kind of material you can set: Mix 2 Principled BSDF through a Mix Shader, use the b&w image as the factor of the Mix Shader, plug your color image into the 2 Principled BSDF, set the Principled BSDF the way you want, for example you can give a Metallic value of 1 to the Principled BSDF that is supposed to display the gold area, etc:

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I got it now. $\endgroup$ Apr 10, 2022 at 16:53

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