Complete beginner here. I'm trying to follow this tutorial on Anisotropic shaders, but my property panel looks nothing like the property panel in the tutorial. For example, when creating a material, this is what his property panel looks like:

The property panel in the tutorial

But this is what mine looks like, if I follow the same path:

My property panel

I'm sure I'm missing something obvious. How can I see the property panel shown in the tutorial?

  • $\begingroup$ First of all, go to - File/User Preferences. Click on Addons. In the search bar tipe - cycles. Close the window and now click on Blender Render on the top of the window and click on Cicles Render. $\endgroup$
    – user2433
    Feb 11, 2014 at 2:28
  • $\begingroup$ Related: blender.stackexchange.com/q/14131/599 and blender.stackexchange.com/q/6831/599 $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Jun 17, 2015 at 6:23

2 Answers 2


This is because you are using the Blender Internal render engine.

Switch the render engine to Cycles at the top of the screen in the Info panel:

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You're using Blender render instead of Cycles. To change it click on the option button titled "Blender Render" on the top info panel and select "Cycles Render":

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