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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Link only materials

There is 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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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 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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How can I use the BI Noise Texture in Cycles?

Okay,so I kept watching the FNaF material video by Emil "Ace" Macko wondering how to make the most accurate FNaF toy material. I tried Then I see the new toy models made by Everything_Animations and ...
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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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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 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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Is possible to generate a preview material from python?

I would like to generate the preview of a list of materials. I could create a sphere and apply the material, render and save it in a loop, but what I would like is to use the internal functionality of ...
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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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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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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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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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How to make physically accurate silver in Cycles?

I need extremely accurate representation of real world silver in my curren project. We can approximate "close enought" in cycles, but this time i need it to be accurate. Other commercial rendering ...
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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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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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remove unassigned materials from an object… how do I do this?

I'm currently using Blender 2.8 and the function to remove unassigned materials from a mesh doesn't seem to be available anywhere. In 2.79 there were 2 addon's that dealt with this, "Material Utils ...
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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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Animation Nodes -> splines generated and how have a random material color for each spline?

following How to store particle locations in a list? you can trace particles to splines (list), but how can we have a random color in the material for each of the splines... they are all in one ...
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How to create procedurally generated surface bubbles on a liquid

I am trying to procedurally generated surface bubbles on coffee. I know that you can use a UV map to do this, but I'd like to have more control. There is a nice demo of doing this with animation is ...
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materials won't properly add to faces in blender 2.81

Adding material to a face causes the face to disappear and something comes pointing out.
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Replace material and texture with python in BGE

I've a game project done with BGE and i've done a menu where the user can choose the character and the characters have only different material and texture. I'm not able to change material and texture ...
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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 ...
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Blender 2.8: Texture doesn't show up in Shading tab / UV Unwrap

I have the problem that my texture is showing in Lookdev in the UV Unwrap tab but as soon as I switch to the Shading tab (still in Lookdev) it is gone. Testing it with a new created box works. ...
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Frame _ Current property cannot be animated

I make an LED and I have it changing colors from Green to Red. I was following along with a youtube video at about 11:30 he click i and make an key but when I do the same thing I get an error saying ...
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Gain access to material info in 2.79

I would like to created a dictionary which contains material names of all object contained in a scene in Blender version 2.79 Afterwards I could have access to material data by name I think. Am I ...
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Frame _ Current property cannot be animated 2 [duplicate]

I asked this question before and somehow it got closed. so I will try again. I was following along with this youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juXVkgguQGo . at about 11:30 he click "I" and ...
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Texture, Material problem when exporting to three.js

I have completed a test model in blender 2.7 and upon assigning a material and texture to a shirt it all appears fine and the texture looks great in blender. However upon export to three.js the ...
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How can I recreate this Material and flat Colors?

I really like the flat colors under the Materials viewport in Cycles render How can I recreate this for use in a game engine?
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Update a custom graph when a texture changes

I have a custom shader graph which has in its internal node_tree an ImageTexture. When the image reference by the ImageTexture node changes, I want to check if the image is None or not, and depending ...
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Use texture color if it exists, else use default value in shader graph

I have the following GLSL code vec3 diffuseColor = properties.usesDiffuseMap ? texture(properties.diffuseMap, texCoord).xyz : properties.diffuseFactor; I am ...
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Non square texture behaving as if it was square when UV projected

How do you apply a non square texture to an object (from UV coord) without it stretching but simply tiling with it's original aspect ratio?
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Verts/ Edges can only have one material

An objects with multiple faces can be assigned multiple materials, but it seems that vertices and edges can only share one material? I would expect that assign would also work for non faces, but ...
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Blender 2.8 - keyframes not showing?

I've just started playing around with Blender 2.80 and I'm trying to animate some lightning I did. Whenever I hit 'I' on the Brightness, whether it's at 0 or 1, no keyframe appears on the Timeline.
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Defining materials for a whole scene (file)

I have the impression that materials are defined per object. Probably the reason why Blender keeps adding ".001" ".002" etc. to the material names. can anyone explain this automated nomenclature? How ...
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Why does this add shader create so much noise?

This question is based on the shader in this answer. When I render the scene using plain glass for the material ball, it takes about 500 samples to converge. Here is the node setup and the result at ...
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Part of Mesh turns white in Render Mode

This is my first time using blender, and I am trying to create an animation for a phone. When I am in object mode in material view, the image looks fine, but when rendering a frame (in cycles) part ...
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AO shadows ind Cycles

I was wondering if it's possible to get AO shadows on a model using the material node editor without baked textures or vertex colors (or the compositor). I've tried finicking around with the AO ...
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Make smooth texture transition animation in BGE

I have a skydome model to use in my game and 2 sky materials for it I want to have it fade between during an animation, like a day-night cycle with a smooth transition between day and night skies. I ...
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Cycles materials in BGE

How would I set the game engine to use cycles materials rather than standard materials. I don't even know where to start!
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Texture not appearing while in object mode

I am trying to apply a texture to to my model, but it isn't working and I don't know what I am doing wrong. I UV Mapped the model and colored my texture to fit to the model. When I am in Texture ...
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Blender Object Glowing in Dark with no Emission Shader?

For some reason an object in my scene glows in the dark no matter what I do (including removing all its materials) any suggestions? [EDIT] Here's what happens when the materials are removed: