Questions tagged [materials]

Questions pertaining to creating materials for Blender Internal and Cycles. Materials are used to define the way an object will interact with light for rendering.

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Lighting isn't consistent on a flat surface on mesh

As the title says, when I am trying to render an object, in a border of two faces, lighting gets completely different and it gets a lot brighter. I think a picture explains it better so I just put it ...
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Mix Shader, Principled Shader and Image

This is going to be a bit hard to describe, but I'll give it a go. I basically tried the "Layer Texture Paint" tactic by having a mix shader with two Principled Shaders with textures (Color, ...
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Can you bake materials (not textures) in Blender?

I have a question about materials in Blender. Can you bake them? I know you can bake textures but can you bake materials you get after combining multiple nodes in Blender? Do I need to create a ...
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Mirror Reflection Settings [duplicate]

I'm looking at an old version of Blender with the Mirror settings in the material section, which gives a reflection to object. In the new version of Blender 2.80 what is the equivalent to the mirror? ...
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I have an undesirable black area on my glass shader/object [duplicate]

(Using Principled BDSF) I'm aware that glasses are naturally going to have a bit of black anyway, and I have no problem with the black sections around the base of the main section and the beginning ...
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Is there a way to displace or randomize shape of metaballs? Achieve effect like this?

Ok, Im trying to create a cartoonish effect in eevee somewhat like the fire and the energy ball by Violet here - Specifically what Ive tried so far (to mimic specifically the distortion on the energy ...
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Having issues changing the settings in my Materials Tab in Blender 2.8

I've been trying to figure out how to change these settings back to what I had originally which allowed me to create a Displacement and Bump on my models. However, this menu keeps popping up and I've ...
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How to assign a material to all strokes of a layer?

I'm trying to assign a material to all strokes in a particular gpencil layer. I add the grease pencil object as: ...
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How can I export models along with its materials in order to sell them? [duplicate]

I have a doubt that I'm killing myself. Well, in Blender 2.81 I'm creating 3D models for asset stores, unreal market etc. When I try to export my models, all the materials created in the blender ...
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How to make a tye die texture?

Does anyone know how to do a texture like this? I tried to do with a voronoi texture and overlay it with another voronoi node, but the problem is that the voronoi has always the same distance to each ...
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how can i add emission (glow light) on logo

I am a new in blender and I have made this mobile device that have blue texture. And logo above it.But i cannot figure out that how to add light glow (emission) on logo.. Please guyz help me, this is ...
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Soft Simple Lighting in Blender Cycles

I'm a fan of this simple and clean 3D style: I'm trying to achieve this effect in Blender 3D: the soft lighting and the clay-like materials. Is this possible in Blender Cycles? How would I go about ...
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I can't see a point in which to connect my nodes (Solved, wrong node)

So I don't know if I'm being an idiot or what, but I can't seem to link my value nodes together in the same way as the tutorial. I'm assuming I don't have the correct node? Any help would be ...
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textures showing as beige in editer

in the blender editor, all my colors are showing up as beige or blue but are rendering out correctly any ideas how to fix the editor
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I'm building a wall using mesh archipacks and the measurement diagram disappears every time I click other tools and don't know how to bring it back

I'm building a wall using mesh archi packs and the measurement diagram disappears every time I click other tools and don't know how to bring it back
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Normal map artifacts in cycles but not eevee

I cant seem to figure this out in eevee my normal map looks like it should but in cycles there are tons of artifacts and it looks terrible. The normal maps are in non-color space and the normal type ...
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Is there a way to edit unassigned materials in the shader editor? [duplicate]

I have a material, that is not assigned to any object. I use it as a material override in a pass (View Layer) only. Do someone knows a way to edit (see) materials in the shader editor, that are not ...
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Re-mapping UVs that span multiple materials?

I have an object that once had millions of triangles. I've decimated it into thousands of triangles. I've also removed many sections of the original object. I'd like to optimize my textures. I want ...
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Applying Materials To Objects Causes Faces To Turn Transparent

I've been using Blender 2.6-2.7 for a few years now, but I've just downloaded 2.81 and jumped in. The problem I'm experiencing is if I have an object with multiple faces and add more than one ...
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Principled BSDF Menu Problems

While doing a tutorial on how to make a Microphone I reached this step: We will assign a material by using - Principled BSDF Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Displacement - Open that ...
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How to applied texture to selected object?

I tried following tutorial on youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHLT5Xh_tzQ&list=PLWYj1pF7QxoR32dK6425Dd2I0BFgUt0E_&index=19 at 4:20 the texture different from what i got (link: ...
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2.81 Transparent Background Shadow Catcher

I have a fairly simple setup in Blender 2.81a. A model, light source, camera, and a simple plane beneath it. I am attempting to render an image which renders the plane as a transparent background, ...
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Viewport display “Solid” shows different materials than materials shown in “Workshop” or “Rendered” view

I am trying to upload to SketchFab. When I upload, the materials shown on the mesh are the ones from "Solid" viewport. The ones I want are the materials shown in "Workshop" and "Rendered". I already ...
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Why when I bake a combined texture it ends up blue with noise?

I am a beginner at blender and I have encountered a peculiar problem I have found no solution to. I followed a Nodes to tutorial to add an effect on a body, how it looks: Tutorial I followed: https://...
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How to print a graphic on a glass window

I have a glass window (a plane object) on which I want to print a graphic. However, the glass turns black. below is a screenshot of the shader set-up I used. What did I do wrong?
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How to export Blender materials for use in Element 3D

I have a model in Blender, which I have applied Blenderkit materials to. I was hoping to export this model and it's materials for use in Element 3D. I have managed to get my model into Element, but ...
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Re-import (replace) mesh, keeping materials and animations

I'm using Blender mainly to animate and setting up materials of models created in 3d's Max and then exporting them to .gltf I wonder, if it's possible to re-import external model (.obj) after ...
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Link only materials

Is it possible to link from another file only the materials, but not the rest, or append an object, but with link with only to the materials?
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How do I get this bright colored yet plastic like reflective material

I have this object I want to make but when I try to mimic this texture with a shader in cycles , it just looks darker, no shine or reflectiveness, and does not have the same kind of almost plastic ...
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Glass material rendered as dark grey

I am trying to render a glass material on a cup. But it looks grey after rendering. Screenshot of the render. (https://i.stack.imgur.com/cNMEc.png) The material details are as shown.Material details.(...
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Assigning faces to new materials

I am currently learning to work with blender, and i have a problem. By assigning faces to new material it turns transparent and there is nothing i can do. How to solve this problem?
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Blender - Material/texture making

i'm little confused about the whole proccess of making a material/texture that i could apply on any mesh in UE4. Is it possible in blender to paint a texture that could be applied on any material in ...
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How do I make dark oak material in BLENDER

I want to make a 3D model of a speaker (Fyne Audio F501) but not able to make the dark oak wood material for Cycles can anyone help?
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AO node black artifacts

There are black tris all over the mesh with the Ambuient Occlusion node connected. Changing distance or samples does not help. The subsurface modifier reduces black tris a litte but they are still ...
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How to make phosphorescent material

I was wondering if it's possible to make a phosphorescent material that stores the light-energy. I don't mean like fluorescent just by putting a emmision shader. I mean if light shines on it and ...
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texture is different on the geometry than on a plain

Why my texture is different on a plain than on my final geometry?
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How to get the segmentation mask of an internal object?

I am trying to render the internal cube on top of the external cube in a segmentation mask, similar to the drawing below (please excuse my bad drawing). I've assigned pass indexes to my materials, ...
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How to use material index from Object Info node?

Material Index: This socket just outputs index pass set by user, just like simple Value node. At first I thought it can play a role with material override, to see passes of real materials. ...
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How do I add custom property to object in bpy?

How do I add a new custom property to a material of an object in my Python script? In an earlier version it was possible to use ...
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Transfer Meshes Behind to Front

I wanna know if this is possible with material nodes. Any node magicians here? Basically, I want her headband, eyelashes, and eyebrows to appear in front of specifically her bangs. I think I sort of ...
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Same image sequence one offset but not the other

plane A assigned material A that has an image sequence. plane B assigned material B with the same image sequence. When i change the frames offset of the image sequence in material B both are changed ...
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Applying a different material to part of a mesh breaks some of the faces

When i give a different material to a part of a mesh, seemingly random faces outside of the selected area will become transparent.
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Cant assign material to stairs [duplicate]

I cannot find a way to assign-view the material I chose for a predefined stair. This is what I have
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Stroke Color Changed within the same Material?

I am new to Blender, and Im using it for basic 2D animations. I was drawing something while suddenly I realized that the outline stroke has changed color. The old shapes in the same object and using ...
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Making glowing orb with light rays?

Is there a way to make something like in the picture? I prefer using EEVEE and no compositing. Basically just a glowing orb with light rays.
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Why is this weird line in appearing in Glass material?

I cannot understand why this weird line in appearing in my coffee I decreased IOR of my glass and increased density of coffee. I moved light, checked if I have two materials and nothing is working. ...
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How to create a velvet fabric material

I have been looking at this painting for a while trying to recreate the red fabric material on his hat and poncho (not sure what the name is, but it looks like a poncho) from what i can tell it is ...
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In 2.81, particles aren't rendering with their materials (object mode in cycles)

I'm trying to render some cool wallpaper for a new phone I'll be getting in a few weeks. I have an object generating particles that are falling from it. These particles are rendered in "Object" mode ...
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How to get a material that looks like led lamp diffuser

I'm a noob in blender, but i'm trying to create a material that looks like the diffuser of a Led light like those (white part): https://www.amazon.fr/Lightingwill-Aluminium-dextr%C3%A9mit%C3%A9-...
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How to change the color of a model?

I'm wanting to make a model I downloaded purple but the problem is that the head texture has shadows. How can I change the color of the shadows in relation to the regular color of the texture? Any ...