Yesterday I was following a couch making tutorial and when I clicked on "Use Nodes" in the Node Editor there was a node called "Material Output". Today I am trying to achieve the same thing with a sphere, but no "Material Output" node pops up just some "Output" node.
Thanks in advance!
No Material Output There is a Material Output node

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    $\begingroup$ Oh my god thank you for pointing that out. +1000 rep :) $\endgroup$
    – masm64
    Apr 28, 2015 at 16:52

1 Answer 1


You need to switch the render engine you are using:

Change Render Engine

The nodes are very different between Cycles and Blender Intrenal materials, so you will notice a lot of incompatibilities if you are in the wrong one.

  • $\begingroup$ Also, you will need to add the "Materials Output" node manually after changing the render (to Cycles Renderer). Add it with Shift-A. Under the menu "Output", "Material Output" should be present. Remove the old "Output" node by mark and DEL. $\endgroup$ Jun 10, 2017 at 21:33

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