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What does the “normal” socket of displacement node do?

I tried searching and there is no information about it. Blender manual says "to do" I did some experiment but still nothing is clear. Thank you.
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Material Based on Distance from Origin

I am trying to make a brain coral. Currently I'm using a displacement modifier with an actual brain texture, which looks quite good. However, I cannot figure out how to get the material to work right....
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Real displacement issue

i am having this weird issue where the displaced geometry has an offset from where the mask is, the mask works very well on the bump node but with displacement i get an offset no matter the amount of ...
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Displacement node generated geometry not triggering dynamic paint canvas

I'm having a really beautiful scene with a terrain generated completely with nodes on cycles, with displacement nodes playing a key role. Now I wanted to add clouds to the scene, and to reference gaps ...
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What is the Difference between Displacement Node Normal Node and displace modifier?

The Displacement node doesn't seem to be much different than a normal map, where as the displacement modifier will actually effect the geometry. Am I missing something here, is there a difference in ...
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Questions about Displacement and modeling

Question 1: these lines appear after I did those dripping drops. They do not look odd in the final render, but I wondered how to remove them. Question 2: the donut looks like made from Polyethylene. ...
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What can I do to make this wave texture apply evenly along the segments?

I am trying to create a necklace in Blender, and I wanted to create a smooth elegant segmented chain instead of the usual links. My plan was to use a bezier circle to make the shape and 'pose' of the ...
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No displacement on imported OBJ

I created a procedural fabric texture. The fabric texture works fine on all objects created inside blender, but if I import an OBJ (created with c4d) and apply the texture to it I cannot see any of ...
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Make displacement modifier line up with poles of object?

Here is my problem. i have added a default bezier curve and used the screw modifier on the X axis to turn it into a teardrop/vase shape then converted it into a mesh. now if i apply a displacement ...
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Project flat plane on node displacement object

This might be weird or totally impossible. I have a subdivided cube which is the ocean. I use cycles node displacement to create waves (have to because the waves require complex node tree) I have a ...
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Worms crawling under skin

I wanted to create a scene where you can see a worm crawling underneath the skin of a person's belly. I've tried it with the tools provided in Blender like the deform modifiers (mostly I tried with ...
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Is using Empty the only way to control texture animation for Displacement Modifier in Blender 2.8?

I've found the only way to control texture animation for Displacement Modifier - using Empty and setting it as "Object" in texture mapping settings. It is ok when you have one or two or even ten ...
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Is it possible to displace a mesh based on Light Path node?

At the image below I expected the cube to be displaced by plus 1 unit in x,y,z axis. However it is staying as it is (notice the yellow outline).
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Include displacement on “hair” particles emitter

Basically I'm making a donut and we used a hair particle to place the sprinkles on top. This looked great at first, but as soon as I added displacement to the mesh with the particles, it buries some ...
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Spiky mesh when create mesh from displacement map

Hi guys,I have 2 images with same size and color depth used as displacement map texture, one is very smooth, like the one on the left, the other is very rough, like the one on the right. Any ideas ...
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Shrinkwrap constraint on shader displacement

I'm creating a scene with a very large ocean, and I have to make an object "float" on top. How can I achieve this? The ocean is created via shader displacement, so the Shrinkwrap constraint isn't ...
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Difference between displacement modifier and texture displacement

I must add displacement to a plane, but I don't know the difference in adding the displacement with the node displacement or with the displacement modifier
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Objects Unselectable and Invisible in Solid View

This file uses displacements and adaptive subdivision, (experimental mode on). In this scene certain simple objects seem to disappear in anything but the rendered views, and they are un-manipulable (...
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displacement detail problem

I'm trying to set up some greeble panels and I keep getting these undulating faces when I use a displacement map. I am using a pretty high res 6000x6000 PNG to generate the displacement but I can't ...
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Cant get Fine, crisp displacements using displace modifier in 2.8

I am trying everything in my power to get super sharp displacement maps without having my subdivision modifier at a crazy computer locking up level like subdivision level 8,9. My mesh comes out very ...
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Displacement modifier - auto reload image texture

I'm paiting my displacement texture, and I have to click any option on the modifier or change mode on the right panel to refresh the actual displacement. Is it possible to make modifier automaticly ...
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Convert displacement to polygons

iam dealing with this problem. I try to change from Maya to Blender and one thing is making me nuts. The displacement. I use it a lot to create geometry. So far I could not handle that in blender. Is ...
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Can't find micro displacement setting both/true/bump in Blender 2.8

So I'm currently following a Blender Guru tutorial for creating ropes. And in the tutorial, after adding a dislpacement texture, he continues to change the displacement setting under the material tab ...
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How to create clipping mask using displacement map?

how I can hide certain part of mesh using only the node editor. For example, how I can make the cross-bonding black part of the map invisible in the mesh using only the node editor.
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Blender renders plane in distorted way when enabling displacement only vs. bump displacement

I'm trying to use a plane with an image texture to render a topographic map of the US. When I add a subdivision modifier and use a bump only surface displacement, I ...
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How do i make my model glow?

I'm quite new to Blender and have been trying for days to give my character a glow effect on his eyes and arm, and i have been using three textures for this, but it seems I can only keep two of these ...
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Displacement node doesn't seem to work

I've been trying to get the displacement node to work in blender 2.80, but am having no luck: It doesn't seem to show up in the cycles render either: anyone know what I have to do to get it to work?
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Why does my displacement map have jaggies

Can someone help me determine why my displacement map has jagged edges. The steps i took in Gimp were black dots on a white background and used a gausian blur filter assuming the black dots would give ...
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Flat Procedural transition

Is there any way to create flat transition using shaders(nodes) just like in second picture? Is it even possible with shaders? I tried constant ColorRamp but it goes half way through, not full face or ...
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Issue with displacement in 2.8 but working fine in 2.7 (Cycles) [duplicate]

Why can't I get the same result I achieved when using blender 2.7? 2.7: 2.8:
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how to use displacement node in 2.8

yea this seems super basic but it just isn't working. i've used displacements before and they've worked fine. set feature set to experimental in cycles, switch the material to displacement or both, ...
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Can't render with Displacement Modifier on - is it destroying the mesh?

So Im working on a loop simulation of inside the body (in this case the bloodstream) and having trouble rendering it. Ive made a circle into a tube (like a very thin wide donut) then into a mesh and ...
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How to apply particles to a plane displaced via Shader

I have a very simple node setup that displaces a plane. The plane has nothing more than a subsurf added to it. I'm trying to apply grass through particles, but they don't follow the displaced plane. ...
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Cycles Nodes: problem combining two procedural masks for bump (fake displacement)

Struggling some problem here. I've made up a procedural node group representing a single area with gradient that can be placed anywhere on a cylinder's side. It works ok. When I combine (via Math Add ...
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spikes emerged when i put displacement node in blender 3d 2.8

soo i im using image texture for base color and displacement then i enabled experimental from render tab then i enabled displacement and bump in materials - setting - surface - displacement. and ...
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Eevee bump and displacement modifiers are low resolution?

I feel like I'm doing something wrong but I have found no answers online. For some reason in Blender 2.8, bump and displacement maps are always in low resolution. The antialiasing is bad, and when I ...
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Displacement on a cylinder or creating a texture roller

I am a blender beginner and was wondering how to create a so called 3D printable (the mesh needs to be highres) texture roller as this one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3029293 I first tried ...
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How to use an RGB normal map in the Displace modifier

I have a model which was created for a game engine. It uses the usual RGB normal format (most pixels are just under $(.5, .5, 1)$ for some normal maps in the form of PNG images. I'd like to use these ...
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Is there a way to anchor vertices in a displacement modifier animation?

Is there any way I can anchor specific vertices in an object in a displacement modifier? For context i am trying to animate a flag using a displacement modifier and an empty following a curve but I ...
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Deform/Displace a mesh but keep perimeter

I am currently working on a device called APOBS and a key part of the model is a rope which contains explosive devices shaped like grenades. After I worked on the mesh of the roping inside the ...
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Create height-map/displacement map for simple object like baseball cap

Is there any way to create height map for some simple objects like baseball cap? (only part of the image is enough -the front printing area of cap shown below) I want to print/warp some image on ...
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How can i attach objects to a mesh that has been displaced, without applying that displacement to the new objects

I've created a simple displacement animation of a character with a body and two eyes. I want to attach the eyes to the body but because the body is displaced, the eyes follow that same displacement ...
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Select all faces below a certain Z value?

For example, imagine I have a simple subdivided plane, I use the displace modifier with a heightmap to displace the plane, and now i want to select all the faces below a certain Z value so that I may ...
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Problem using Voronoi texture as Cycles displacement (2.8)

Hello, I wanted to wrap the whole Sphere in Blobs but as you see on the left side it is deflated and I don't seem to get why it is happening. Maybe someone could explain why I would be so grateful.
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How can I combine two displacement without the face normal changes of one screwing up the other?

I'm looking to apply an animated displacement to a surface which has already been displaced with a cloud texture (creating an organic lumpy base surface). It should look like this... ...applied to ...
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How can I achieve the visual of objects pressing against membranes more beautifully?

Source files here and here. Hey folks. Currently building a project for a client which involves shapes and creatures pressing and moving against a membrane. I've tried using shrink wrap, cloth ...
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Using procedural noise with the displacement modifier

Applying the displace modifier changes to another random noise map. is there a way to "lock" the current generated noise?
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Displacement node not working as expected

I'm learning displacement node setups and I can't seem to get it to work properly. The height map seems not to be in sync with the rest of the maps, although I've checked with node wrangler that all ...
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Displacement map creates gaps on the corners of a wall

I'm able to create this bump effect using a brick texture on a plane with a displacement map, but when I tried to apply it on my current model it creates gaps or "holes" on the corner. What I want is ...
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How to apply a displacement texture consistently across a mesh?

I jumped in off the deep end into blender a few days ago, and it's been an interesting ride. Right now I'm trying to apply a displacement to a mesh, but the displacement looks like it is only applying ...