I am new to blender and trying to start off simple with minecraft animations. I am watching a video tutorial about how to change a character's "skin", it's easy if the options are enabled but it seems mine are not. I was wondering how do I enable these options?

This first image is what I see:

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This second image is what I am trying to achieve but the options are not there:

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I hope this is an easy fix, thank you in advance. I am using cycles render and the latest version of blender (downloaded blender yesterday).


1 Answer 1


You selected the wrong shader.

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Click on Mix Shader and select Diffuse BSDF instead.

  • $\begingroup$ It made the guy entirely white besides his eyes and eyebrows, i.imgur.com/a6rp951.jpg - I figured it out, you need to change the color option to "image texture" and go from there in terms of setting the skin. Thank you very much Photon! :D $\endgroup$
    – user21713
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 18:25
  • $\begingroup$ You're welcome. Have fun with Blender :) $\endgroup$
    – Photon
    Commented Feb 10, 2016 at 18:29

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