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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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Dirt/Damage Normal Maps best practices

While looking at some inspiration at sketchfab.com, I noticed that several Tank models had bruises/ dirt/ bullet damage detailed in normal maps. Example with a Pz Kpfw II Ausf J and a BT-SV. Those ...
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v2.8 beta EEVEE, transparent mask is black instead of transparent

I need to apply an alpha texture mask over a texture material in order to be transparent in the viewport. As is, it is black in EEVEE. How do I modify this file to make the viewport show the mask as ...
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albedo, height, roughness? Texture download included a bunch of files. How do I properly use them?

I have downloaded a seamless concrete texture, but I'm not sure what to do with each file. From what I understand, each texture is used to apply a certain effect on the object, but no tuturial has ...
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Material Preview window is dark for all materials

Not sure what more to add to this. As the title says, the preview window for all my materials is super dark.
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Material suddenly showing up weird on one object, but is fine on other objects and in Material View

I have a wood planking material along the deck of my ship model. I'm not sure what happened but suddenly the material looks weird in Render view but fine in Material view. To emphasize, it did look ...
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Why won't Evee open the selected material in compositing

I remember that in older versions of Blender the current material would be selected, if you chose an entity with a material. As you can see in compositing editor, there should be some type of diffuse ...
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Icecream Material

I am working on ice cream chocobar project and i am really struggling on the icecream texture node setup, have chocolate texture figured out but I just cant get the icecream part working, can someone ...
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How do I make membranous thin skin?

I was wondering if anyone knew how I could make a thin fish skin material for blender cycles. Something that looks wet, and a little transparent. I am trying to make a realistic vaporeon model, and I ...
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I need help removing a lot of materials.

So I have this model I created, but I created over 7000 materials and I only use about 10 out of the 7000. Is there anyway I can get rid of all the 7000 unused material. I already tried the orphan ...
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Color a surface according to its slope

I want to color a terrain according to how steep the slope is at each point. I've read How do I colour a 3D terrain based on its height?. If I could generate a new surface that is the gradient of my ...
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Making a realistic canvas material

How could I make a canvas shader in Cycles as shown in the picture?
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HELP! I tried to render some objects, but the result is only black! [duplicate]

I want to render 2 object, in the rendered preview it looks fine butwhen I press F12 the result is only a black screen like this I have switched the little camera icon in the left on, btw I ...
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Asset Management (addon): How to add all materials in the scene to the library?

How to add all the materials in the scene to the library in the Asset Managemnt addon? There is any python code to do that?
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Material change in animation - Need help

I need one help..I am trying to change the material of the mesh through key frame say frame 1 is white and frame 5 is blue i tried doing this through hovering in color pane insert key frame but the ...
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Blender EEVEE wont apply textures to mesh [closed]

EEVEE wont apply textures/materials to my mesh I made sure I was on the EEVEE renderer and I pressed The render view and made a new material on my mesh but noting here a video of me following a video ...
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Hey… I created something for blender and accidentally forgot to add a material to one of the objects [closed]

I went to the little "toggle window" or something like that and it said something like "produced error: plane 00.3 no material selected". I went to my little sidebar to find plane 3 so I could add a ...
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How assign different material to strokes in grease pencil mode

How can I assing different material to strokes? I was drawing strokes (see picture) using material named "face1" but want to change it to material "face", how can I do it? Or the only way is to to ...
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One of my objects doesn't appear in 3D View Full

For my imaging and modeling class, we are to make an animation as part of our final. I've imported 4 objects from Slicer into Blender and have the animation that I want down. However, one of the ...
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Substance Designer Questions [on hold]

Substance Designer I have heard about because of blender guru, I am a new blender user, I have quit before, but now I am more interested into blender. Substance Designer I heard was a bit popular the ...
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How can I bake a metallic map off my model in Cycles?

I have a model with several materials that I used to render a scene in Cycles. I wish now to put that model on SketchFab, but I need to bake my textures into single files for it. I successfully baked ...
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Loading a 3D Room from Blender to .egg (Panda3D)

I'm having trouble converting and loading a 3D room in Blender to .egg and into Panda3D. Here is the .blend file: https://we.tl/t-9tt9UoM08Y The room in Blender currently looks like this: I can ...
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Blender Crashes while Working (Addon) [closed]

I wonder why does it crash always when I work sometime I just closes with no reason,all this started happening when I downloaded an addon called blendermada when I try to use a material it crashes. ...
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How to create a realistic jelly sweet that is dusted with sugar?

A sphere or hemisphere of jelly sweet would suffice. Or a square? Whatever shape you decide.
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Substance designer nodes vs blender material nodes [on hold]

I've been using blender for a few months. I need to generate completely procedural materials using nodes. However, making complicated materials become difficult. The reason I need the materials to be ...
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Why object`s colour changes when i play with roughness?

I have to make this object glossy, the problem is when i turn down the roughness it becomes half black, the original colour is blue. I will upload photos to explain. enter image description here
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Is it possible in a blender?

http://www.emergency-planet.com/topic/21255-tutorialhow-to-install-parts-in-zmodeler/ I can Add Lightbars but then other Texture is gone like in pictures How I can get this to work http://www....
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Textures missing on my model when joined Lightbars

What I m not done or missing guys http://www.emergency-planet.com/uploads/monthly_2018_11/5c014249e29ea_blender2018-11-3014-44-22-67.thumb.jpg.7aec49020b9f39baff7db569548cf4ac.jpg http://www....
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Add Parts to Model - Like Lightbars

I need help I have never tried it It's about adding 3 objects as in the picture but in Blender and not as Object children http://www.emergency-planet.com/topic/22590-add-parts-to-model/ http://www....
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2.8 Adaptive Subdivision

How can I enable adaptive subdivision in Blender 2.8? I have a noise texture plugged into the displacement output for a material, with the displacement method set to Displacement Only. There is no "...
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Achieving inverse shadows?

When light hits an object, it of course generally bounces away, leaving a dark area on the opposite side—a shadow. What I would like to know is, how would I do the opposite? How would I create a ...
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Octane > Blender Materials Import / Conversion

I have a large file of materials saved as Octane Package Files or .orbx that make up my local materials database within Octane. I have changed my workflow and instead of Standalone Octane I've begun ...
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Understanding Blender node editor

I have some basic experience with blender and can use node editor to achieve basic tasks like combining shaders, textures etc. The workflow of a node editor looks like a functional programming ...
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Blender screwing up normal maps from Substance Painter?

I have been using blender for a bit and ran into some weird issues when using Normal maps from Substance Painter and have no idea why. In software such as Sketchfab they show up perfectly fine with ...
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Is anisotropic BSDF different to principled BSDF w anisotropy?

I have a simple sphere. Half of it has an anisotropic BSDF material, the other half has a Principled BSDF material with anisotropy. I believe I have the same settings for the two materials, but they ...
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help moving gradient to tip of object

so I have been working on this model for a bit, and so far the gradients have been working well enough. However, the arms do not want to cooperate. The idea is that the colour is red towards the hands,...
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Random color on multiple multi-component objects obtained by applying an array modifier

I have a shipping container made up of around 30 different meshes. I want 3200 containers stacked together, each with a single random colour of a selected gradient (red container, blue container, ...
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How to keep objects looking aligned when modelling cars?

as I have been modelling cars using a method of subdividing individual panels I have noticed that there is a major problem that arises with this method that prevents my cars looking like most on the ...
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Using particle data to effect an unrelated objects material

Basically the sphere has an emission shader that I want to only emit when a particle passes through it. It is supposed to be a muzzle flash from a firearm and right now I have to manually animate it ...
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how to get character textures to flow?

I'm very new to the whole material/texturing pipeline, and i've been having trouble figuring out how people get their materials to follow the form nicely. Like if I have a material for a scale texture,...
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Combining materials that already has UV coordinates

I have 4 models that has separate materials and each models already have UV coordinates. I want to combine these models to using single material for better performance in games. Current what I do is ...
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my smooth model has strange bumps

I really have no idea why there are these bumps in the robot's chest It doesnt look like there should be any in wireframe But they show up in renders and solid mode Also the customer said that the ...
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Image texture to SSS radius?

I'd like to use an image texture to fully control my SSS radius in a Principled BSDF. However, given that the SSS radius input seems to want a vector output, I'm not entirely sure how to go about this....
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Combining Texures into one

I got a model in Cycles with several materials, each with their own diffuse and normal map. Is there a way to combine them all into one file so I can use just one material without having to redo the ...
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Movie Material not playing

I have been using blender for a while now but I have run into a problem while trying to edit a video. I have put a movie as an image texture onto a plane as a background, the only way to do video ...
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Setting up materials

I am in a procces of developing a VR game in unity and have created a few assets for the game in Blender. After applying textures and materials in the cycles render, I realized that every model I ...
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Is MixRGB ALWAYS RGB calculated?

Hey guys I'm writing a Quizlet flashcard pack to help people learn and memorize how the various blending modes work within the mixRGB node. My question is, does mixRGB always handle color inputs as ...
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Weird glow in render

I've made a Yooka model from Yooka-Laylee as part of a college assignment, but I've noticed a weird glow either below the top lip or on top of the bottom lip. I'm currently using a Toon Shader and I'...
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Making a Memphis pattern

How could I make this a Memphis material from the picture?
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Why mirror modifier material not work

I have a mirror modifier and applied material on it. Why i cant see same material on the other side. Any suggestion or help. Thanks
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Bake to texture crashes with several materials using Blender's Python API

I'm trying to bake multi materials from an object to another one. I've set up a test scene with a cube with two simple Cycles materials on it. I select my cube and then launch the script. Although ...