So I opened up Blender and, for the second time, materials have suddenly changed to the standard pink colour. The materials themselves have changed to this pink colour; the doors and the floor weren't purple before and this is how I found the materials when I opened Blender. Blender was closed, it wasn't running on the background before I opened it. The textures come from Polyhaven, they're downloaded(they're not form Polyhaven's add-on). The materials come in the form of meshes. I apply them by using the drop down menu, next to the search bar, in the material properties menu. Before this happend, there were no problems with these textures. I did have the same problem with other Polyhaven materials. In the UV-Editor there isn't and wasn't a texture Furthermore I'm using Blender v.3.0.0, using Eevee as render engine. I've never had problems like this with materials, except for the case described in this text. I'm a beginner in Blender, so I'd like a detailled awnser. Thanks in Advance :) enter image description here

Here you see the materials have changed to the standard purple colour. The doors have different materials than the floor: the floor has the material 'herringbone_parquet' and the doors have the material 'dark_wood'.

  • $\begingroup$ normally it is pink if an e.g. an image/resource is missing (because you renamed it, or moved it in another folder) $\endgroup$
    – Chris
    Sep 12, 2023 at 15:58
  • $\begingroup$ did you moved the textures folder or textures into another folder? Just one place to another? because Blender doesn^t recognize textures if they moved. Maybe try to relocate textures? $\endgroup$
    – S-ata-N
    Sep 12, 2023 at 16:00

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The pink colour indicates that Blender can't find the texture files. You can try using the Find Missing Files menu to locate the folder where Blender expects to find them.

(This image is from Blender 3.3.10 LTS. I assume that 3.0 is the same.)

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