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I need to make object with multiple materials, but some parts need to be "irregular" shape. I attached screenshot to explain better what I need to do. What is the best way to select part of object surface (similar to one on screenshot) so I can apply secondary material (mostly that would be some other color)

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In the shader editor, create the first material you need. Then, duplicate the principled BSDF, and create the second material. Add a mix shader, and plug both BSDF into it.

In the factor, connect a mask texture. This is basically a black and white image telling Blender where to show each material. It can be made with a noise texture and a color ramp. Use CTRL + SHIFT + LMB to preview a specific node. This will help you to know what your mask looks like.

This is what the node setup could look like.

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Of course, for the mask, you can use any black and white image you want, meaning you can also make it by hand in the texture painting panel. Hope this helps.

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    – Andj
    May 21 at 20:19
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You can use masking in a node based material or select the faces you want to have the specific material and press "assign" on the material tab (make sure the object contain multiples material) here is a quick tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms89wP8m4ZU&ab_channel=Olav3DTutorials

and here a quick unpolished test showing what you can achieve:enter image description here

Here I used the knife tool to create the blue shape, it is not ideal as it could mess with the topology (there is a subdivision surface modifier on the object so the shape is more organic) so I would recommend using masking in node based texture.

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    – Andj
    May 21 at 20:19

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