This is probably a stupid question because I'm new to Blender. I have some imported objects from XNALara to Blender that at first glance come with their respective textures integrated, and they show up perfectly in Blender Render. enter image description here

But when I change this to Cycles, the textures disappear. enter image description here

And I would have to manually add each texture to every object. Is there a way to make the textures show in Cycles as well? The render preview also comes out with no textures.

Edit: I think this is the shader editor? I'm not sure enter image description here enter image description here

The second picture I just added is the materials that came with the model. I sort of understand that if there are no nodes then the textures wont' show up in cycles but at the same time I also tried to add nodes and when I did, I lost a material (in Internal). So it's a weird situation, because the textures are present in Internal, like they're integrated to the objects, but only as textures and not shaders? I don't know much about this.

  • $\begingroup$ Could you please show the Shader Editor window? You need a shader before the Output $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Jun 17, 2023 at 12:52
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots Yes I will add it to the question $\endgroup$
    – rar812
    Jun 17, 2023 at 12:57
  • $\begingroup$ Why are you using an out-of-date version of Blender, and what version is it? $\endgroup$
    – TheLabCat
    Jun 17, 2023 at 13:03
  • $\begingroup$ @TheLabCat What do you mean out of date? Like the version? It's 2.79 I saw that there are newer ones but my computer doesn't work with 2.80 and onwards, I tried to download 2.80 and when I opened it it closed on startup. Is it illegal to use previous version? $\endgroup$
    – rar812
    Jun 17, 2023 at 13:06
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, by “out of date version of Blender” I do mean that the version of blender is out of date. Please don’t skim. Okay, that makes sense. No, of course it’s not illegal (please put the sarcasminator down, I have a family), I just wanted to make sure you weren’t using it based on a misunderstanding as older versions of blender are harder to support, and also deambiguify the exact version in case of patched bugs or changed features. It is 2.79b, right? $\endgroup$
    – TheLabCat
    Jun 17, 2023 at 13:11

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Cycles is not able to use Blender Internal materials directly ... you would have to enable Use Nodes and recreate material. For simple Diffuse shader ...

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... or there was some addon that converts materials for you in some limited way.


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