enter image description hereenter image description here3[enter image description here]4[enter image description here]5I am very new to blender and am currently on a very steep learning curve. I am trying to make a nice white coat material. I have managed to make nice materials in other colours. But whenever I use a white colour they tend to come out grey. Above is my current node set up (from a youtube tutorial).

Could somebody help me out with this?


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    $\begingroup$ For questions like this please provide information on what you have tried and show your current material nodes and an image showing what you aspire to get. Please use the edit link to add additional information to your question $\endgroup$ – user1853 Apr 18 '17 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ Hi I have included my node set up, i'll attach a photo of what i would like now. $\endgroup$ – Stubbsy345 Apr 18 '17 at 16:55
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    $\begingroup$ It can be usefull if you show a picture of your actual render too, shaders are just how a meterial react to light, so if your light isn't good, your material will not looks good neither. $\endgroup$ – Mareck Apr 18 '17 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ Andrew shows making a detailed cloth material in his recent flag tutorial, jump to about 35 mins to see the material. $\endgroup$ – sambler Apr 19 '17 at 6:05

The velvet shader often results in darker colors, so for creating a cotton material I would stay away from that. Here is a node setup for a simple cotton fabric:

Main Nodes

Utilizing this very nice cloth texture method:

Cloth texture From this thread

Final result:


  • $\begingroup$ Great I have done that and the I really like the material, I think my issue may be lighting. An issue I am struggling to get my head around. For this design I need these lapels to be lit up really nicely, but as you can see they don't. I'll attach my set up as well as what I am getting at the top. $\endgroup$ – Stubbsy345 Apr 19 '17 at 8:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Md If you are struggling with lighting, I highly recommend that you read the definitive article, Lighting tips from the masters by Ben Simonds. Also, you should check out Andrew Price's tutorial on the subject: Mastering Lighting. $\endgroup$ – CGEffex Apr 19 '17 at 12:44

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