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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How to make the shadow of an image be less visible the more transparent the image is? (eevee)

My scene uses alot of scattering of images across the terrain and im wondering if there's a way to make the shadows less visible the more transparent the material is, as I use a node tree that makes ...
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Improve silk cloth material when falling

I have generated a material (from my last post) and animated it to fall on and then slip off a green screen picture frame, but the material seems to have poor edges and does not seem realistic in its ...
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when i export my blend project to fbx it loses certain material properties like glow, transparency and glasss effect [duplicate]

When it gets exported the materials get "downgraded" and i dont know how to fix it. I have searched every where and tried diferent versions of blender still nothing. If you need any info ...
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Creating silk sheen effect with gold

I would love to reproduce this golden silk effect on the material below Is this just lighting? or am I able to create this silk effect where the gold is very reflective?
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Adding different color or texture on the inside of an object

I made this object out of a half and then I used the mirror modifyer to create the other side. Then I made a copy of the faces for a third seperate mesh that I created for the middle part. What I want ...
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Material change appear to change shading quality

I assigned a simple principled bsdf shader to a model of a cup and set the transmission value to 1 and roughness value to 0 to simulate glass. The mesh is set to smooth shading as can be seen in image ...
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how to preview video textures? [duplicate]

I've enabled Preferences/add-ons/ "import images as planes" to import a video as a texture. When I render the animation, everything is fine, but the video won't move neither in the material ...
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Exporting a Mesh+Texture but texture changes not being exported

I am trying to export a photogrammetry model from blender into Sketchfab and other programs. I made some small changes to the materials of the model such as changing some of the metallic values and ...
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where I can find materials for shoes? [duplicate]

could someone help me to find out from which websites I can download for free materials for shoes for Blender Cycles? Many thanks in advance! Cris
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Grease pencil objects render green (windows)

I've been following a grease pencil tutorial on youtube as I'm new to the feature and haven't touched blender since 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c57qq2nE3B0 I finished the first part of the ...
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Assigning a colour to a square side issue

I still very new to blender and have a issues with the program on Linux mint. I select a side of a square and assign a colour to it in material properties and some times it will work and some times ...
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Texture paint not painting on surface [closed]

For some reason the texture painter will only paint on certain small parts of the mash with the material applied. Can't figure out how to fix this problem. It has UV seems, it is unwrapped, etc. I got ...
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Colors smear into a puddle in render

I'm very new to blender and I'm making my first kitchen scene. When I'm trying to render the scene I have stumbled upon something weird. On both the cabinet drawers and doors the colors seems to smear ...
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select objects with the same Material.diffuse_color [closed]

Can`t find working solution for select objects with different materials but some of them has a same Material.diffuse_color. all scripts that i can find not working for me in 3.0 ver Thanks.
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Blender Export to X3D Texture/Material Capability

I'm using Blender as a primary part of a workflow that ends with an X3D model. So far, for geometry and basic (very basic) materials applied to faces, I'm having no issues getting the X3D I expect. ...
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SMITE model materials nodes

I downloaded a SMITE model from a certain site. It has all the necessary textures and some more which are all called "mask". I plugged the dif texture into the main color of the principled ...
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I've made an eye using nodes which moves when a bone is rotated. Will it still function if I port it over to another software?

I'm attempting to make a Vtuber avatar and I want it to use this for the eyes. If I port it to another software, will these eyes still move with the bone or would I have to find an alternative method?
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Why do I always have to reassign appended materials when starting blender?

I have appended some materials from blender file A to blender file B. In file B, I have assigned the materials to some objects and additionally added fake users just to be on the safe side. However, ...
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Exception Access Violation during render when modifying material per-frame in script

I'm duplicating an object and its material and then modifying the new material per frame. The object exists for ~0.5 seconds and then is destroyed. All of the duplicated objects are stored in a ...
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Blender duplicates the Material each time I duplicate the object

I have a multi-part project with all the same materials. When I copy the object, it creates another material with the same assets, but a different name: How can I delete them all and use the same ...
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Is there any way to have a node with text without Animation Nodes?

So I need a node to add and change text into my material. I know that it is possible to use Animation Nodes but i am not being able to make it run on my blender. So it would be awesome if there were ...
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Particle system does not touch the material surface

I have a spherical mesh and I apply some textures to displace it in order to get a rocky surface. The relevant node tree part is the following: Keep in mind that I have turned on the bump and ...
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How do I properly export my model, materials and textures for use in a Fallout 4 mod?

So I'm brand new to blender, only started learning it last week so sorry in advance if I use the wrong terms, don't provide the right details or am asking something that is impossible to do. Basically ...
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I need help making adjusting my coffee color for the Blender Guru tutorial [closed]

I'm on part 4 level 3 of the series, and need to adjust my coffee color. Whenever I try to get the color brown by selecting a brighter color, it will stay at the brighter color despite setting the ...
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How do I combine these two textures?

I'm trying to add rust over the top of a texture I've painted for my mesh. I've got the base texture here: And the rust material loop here: And basically I'm trying to just get the rust on top of the ...
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Mesh changes on multiple objects while keeping other properties

Let's say I'm modeling a chair. The object is placed in different locations on my scenes, with different modifiers, transform data, and materials. Now I want to make changes to the chair's mesh using ...
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Mettalic Material Has Black In It? [duplicate]

All the Rails Seem to have weird black shading (im using blender cycles)
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Metallic Material Has Black In It [duplicate]

If you look on the left rails there is some weird black shading? (im using blender cycles)
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Point instances lose material after applying Geometry Node Modifier

I use geometry nodes (blender 2.93) to distribute cylinders on the cube (Point distribute, Point instance nodes are used) I define materials if Materials Properties for cube (red color) and cylinder (...
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Material Appears Black When Image is Rendered (F12) But looks Fine in rendered View

So i have a Sphere With a Material The Sphere Appears Fine In rendered View But. Appears Completley Black when The image Is rendered (using F12 key) Here is An image of what i am experiencing and ...
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Video with Alpha as Image Texture

I want to project a greenscreen video onto an object. I've dropped the video into the shader editor but here I don't find a way to get rid of the green screen. I also tried remove the greenscreen in ...
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Why is my Mask Not masking Trunk and Branches Properly?

i am getting this spotty green mix when the entire trunk and branches should be masked out
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How can i export a model on gltf format with texture?

I made a 3D model on Blender, where it shows the texture working without problem (psd file, i also tried with png format of the same image) But when i try to export it, the model can be seen on ...
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How can I make a material local without it being local?

I'm trying to build a material library using iMeshh Asset Management. This addon requires each Blend file contains only one material with a thumbnail image to be selected in the interface. It's nice ...
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Procedual textures/masks: Is it possible to get a sharp edge from bevel node result?

I am trying to procedurally mask all edges of any kind of mesh with a sharp edged line in blender. Using pointiness from the geometry node for that task has two main disadvantages for me: First, I ...
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Blender colour through Z vertice

Hello I've read a few threads on this but i havent found anything with my specific issue. I want to try colouring my mesh based on specific Z values. So for example if its above 10 I want it to be red....
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How do you I anchor the tip of the cone to the center of this sphere?

I am trying to follow the last example of this post, but I do not know how to anchor the tip of the cone to the center of the sphere. Whenever I rote the cone, it rotates through its mass center ...
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Uv stretching along tris?

I'm cheating my way out of making angled stacked header bricks above a portal by simply scaling one side of my uv plane. However, instead of stretching like expected for some reason the texture just ...
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How to find the users of a material?

There are a few materials in a blend file I have that I don't think are necessary in the file. However, none of these materials show up in orphan data. I know something is using these materials ...
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Transparent material appears black (v2.93)

Transparency doesn't work, and instead of a transparent object there is a black object. What I do except: a transparent cylinder The result: Material: Blender Version 2.93; I also tried out ...
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Two Mirrors Facing Each Other [duplicate]

I have two planes with a mirror-material facing each other. Anybody know how I can get the reflection in the distance to display properly, rather than have it black? Rendering in Cycles.
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Material looks different on object

I have been using a procedural material that I go online. I appended the object from the blend model it was supplied in (the SolidModel) and that looks brilliant in rendering, once I ensured the ...
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Weird lines shows everytime when I try making a Glass Object in blender

I imported an object from maya and created a material in blender...and when i turn on the alpha blend option i get these wired lines every time. I already tried flip normals ,recalculate normals , ...
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How can I recreate this spotty/polka dot/ confetti material procedurally

How can I go about recreating this with a procedural material. It's part of a comission and it needs to have seemingly randomly scattered spots of slightly different sizes and colours on a white ...
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Transmission and Specular in cycles

In the reference manual, the specular value (Principled BSDF) should be ((IOR-1)/(IOR+1))^2/0.08. I want to make a glass with Cycles. So, I am using a transmission value of 1 and an IOR of 1.45. I ...
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how to find error why blender crashes? Eevee material mode

I have an i7 7th Gen aorus 370M board with 1050ti 1TB SSD 32GB ddr4. When I open my scene and switch to the material. That load shader compilation and then not responding. After some time it's closed. ...
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3D porous nanoparticle. How can I draw one? [duplicate]

Hi!. I would like to draw something similar to this porous Nanoparticle. The inside of each hole needs to be "solid" and each of them kind of spherical shaped, similar to a golf ball. It ...
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Why does my transparent/glass material change the colours of objects that sit inside of it, how to fix this?

How come my coloured material appears different when situated inside my glass/transparent material. is there a work around so that the colour displays correctly inside the glass?
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Rendering alpha material for compositing - alpha rendering as black

I'm trying to render something for compositing onto existing footage (like digital makeup). I had this working after looking at lots of threads and videos and wrote down my steps so I wouldn't forget -...
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wrong material showing - faces show different material altough they use the same material slot

I have an object with an image texture. somehow one of the faces is brighter than the other ones although every face uses the same image texture and the same material slot. it drives me crazy. can ...

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