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How do I set up a driver to drive a node value with a node group input? [duplicate]

I'm having trouble figuring out how to link one value to another via a driver. Here's what I'm trying to do: I'm making my own node group and I want to bypass having to tab into the group to change ...
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How to expose a value that doesn't have an input socket next to it in a Node Group? [duplicate]

In other words: How to control a value (that doesn't have a socket) in a node inside a Node Group using this Node Group's Group Input. I'm guessing somehow drivers need to be involved, haven't found ...
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How to build a Shader for Anodized Aluminium

I have modelled this smart phone based on Iphone 6 reference images. The rendered image of the back of the phone looks like this: If I look at real life images of this "Iphone 6 Space Gray" I feel ...
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How do texture coordinates work?

How exactly to texture coordinates work? I know they are represented by vectors, but how does a vector store texture mapping information? How does each type of texture coordinates work and what are ...
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is it possible to distort a voronoi texture like the wave textures distortion slider?

I want to distort a voronoi texture in a similar way to how the wave texture's distortion feature does, but there isn't any kind of built in slider for this like there is with the wave texture. Is ...
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Realistic Aluminum Material In Cycles?

I need help, making a realistic looking aluminum material, like in the pictures below. I would like to only use procedural textures within Cycles. No external image textures. Can anybody, who ...
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How to create a hologram projection with light rays?

I am attempting to make a template for holographic effects in blender for a project I'm working on, however I'm not sure how to create a lighting effect for the projection of the hologram (The god ...
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Blender halftone pattern filter

I am trying to set up a material that acts as a filter - taking an image plane and giving it a halftone look. The dot pattern is made wih a radial gradient texture mapped across the camera space. A ...
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Use another node to control Vector Mapping

I'm using a node group which has vector mapping in it. Unfortunately, there is no socket to connect the scale/rotation/location to either the node group input, or another node. Any ideas on how this ...
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Scale Texture with a Value-/Math-Node

in my node setup I have a value node. I want this node to influence the scaling of my mapping node. Is there a way to achieve this? Or is there a math/vector node setup I can use to manipulate the ...
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Controlling ColorRamp nodes with Group Inputs

Is there a way to control parts of a node (that doesn't have inputs) with Group Input nodes?
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How do you try different random seeds for noise texture node?

Using Blender 2.76 and cycles, I'm trying to color an object with the Noise Texture node, among others. The resulting object looks like this: I'm happy with the basic colors, but I'd like to try ...
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Build color ramp out of math nodes?

I want to use color ramps or RGB curve effects in my node groups. This runs into the problem that the only sockets these nodes have is their input image and factor. This means if I have them in a ...
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Are billboard particles with animated textures possible?

This seems like the kind of thing that would be easy, or at least possible, but I'm having trouble finding information on it. As a test I've created a PNG image sequence of a sparkle, shimmer, or ...
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defining angle of reflection for glossy texture nodes to make “holographic” metal

I'm trying to make chromatic abberation metal, commonly know as "holographic" metal which looks like the attached image. With glass this is achieved by changing the IOR values for a red, green, and ...

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