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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Fabric material

could anyone help me to set up a fabric material of a traditional Bedouin tent. I am trying also to define available world setting as desert environment. My material doesn't look as what i would like. ...
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How to create a material with fading edges effect?

I am trying to make a fresnel kind of effect that only is visible on the edges of an object. Kind of like a fading outline. So I tried to take the angle between the camera normal and object normal and ...
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Trying to achieve Genesis-style textures on Blender

How can I make the textures look like it came from a Sega Genesis game without looking so ugly? Here's the sprite I'm trying to achieve: And here's my attempts at it: For the textures itself, I've ...
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Image Texture Not Appearing On One of Two Objects Eevee 2.8

Here I have a stump Object and above it a Test Plane. Both Objects have exact same Material applied via nodes. Eventually I will use the texture to control the Roughness node in the Principled BSDF, I ...
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Is it possible to vary material colour depending upon thickness of the underlying mesh? [duplicate]

Is there are way to create a material that will colour according to the thickness of the mesh it covers, based, perhaps, on length of edges at right angles to the mesh surface? For example, white for ...
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blender 2.8 material turn into stroke material?

blender 2.8 general cycles material turn into stroke material for no reason. not sure what pressed or what not ,my material keep turn into this stroke material , anyone knows why or how, can I make ...
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How to add a texture area to an abnormal shape [duplicate]

I import a model, which was made in 3ds Max. The model is missing a colored section. How can I "draw in" or recreate the white shape shown in the image?
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Model has white Dots

My model has white dots only in object mode and only in materials. They sometimes disappear if you look at the model from a different angle and it is not a texture problem.
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How do I create a clay/fingerprint texture on a Blender model (as shown in the art pieces here)?

Beginner here - I saw these art pieces on Instagram, and was very happy to see that it was indeed possible to make a 'light fingerprint/clay' texture on 3D models. Since I was hoping to create a ...
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Grid texture in Cycles

How can I make a grid shader from the following picture?
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How to make fake anisotropic shader

How do I make these kinds of materials? https://cdnb.artstation.com/p/assets/images/images/010/258/877/original/dzung-phung-dinh-pisciasa-clothesshader-sample.gif?1523458872 https://cdna.artstation....
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Losing textures when rendering multiple render layers

I'm using blender internal render (faster rendering) and I have set up my scene for multiple render layers to be rendered into separate files using the nodes in compositor. Pretty standard setup. Each ...
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How to texture a big Object?

I have created a part of city and now I want to apply some textures. When I had a small object, my texture looks good. I am new in blender (2 weeks). I tried to add materials for every part of object,...
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Blender 2.8. Export material [duplicate]

I made this water material and I was wondering how to export this material to use in other projects. Haven't find a concrete answer to this for some reason.
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Exporting cycles material as .MTL file [duplicate]

My use case is to obtain the material coefficients for simple material classes (metals, plastics, wood, fabric, glass etc). As an example, I have created a simple metal gold in Blender 2.79 using the ...
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Painted wood on surface

Is there a way to make a painted material from the picture below? All answers are welcome. I know it. So, the image texture for the base colour is using a ColorRamp node, linked into a Principled ...
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Wire-frames being rendered inside transparent objects

Im sure it's probably a render option I need to turn on or off but I have an animation where we see a crane moving a sign. As the sign comes closer to the camera, the crane disappears. I keyframed ...
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Recreating hotkeys in 2.8

How to create hotkey for (VIEW3D_OT_toggle_shading, MATERIAL) in new blender 2.8 since it has been removed or is any other method?
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How to have a color transition material on a mesh?

Basically, I have a simple sphere and I want the the most inner part of the sphere, so the center of it, to be once color and to gradually transition to another color and it approaches the most outer ...
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importing DAE file but Something's missing

hi. I want to make DAE to PMX but...this is not good... 1.wheel is GONE 2.Wrong Materials are Applyed on Wrong places WHY keep happening on DAE file? can you help me?
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How to scale same material on two different objects separately without affecting the other?

Want to use the same material on two objects,but when trying to change the scale of material on one object the other gets also affected. How can I do it separately.
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Creating realistic plastic with parting lines?

I'm trying to understand how to model/render realistic plastic in Blender. The part I couldn't figure out how to create yet is the parting line (the line where the plastic mold connected during the ...
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Washed out textures in Unity [duplicate]

I have a problem. After I modelled objects in Blender I textured them and textures are as I need them to be - with saturated colors. However, as soon as I export it to the .FBX format and put them on ...
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Why is cycles render black and white?

I have a blender project I am working on. I just started, and I made a sphere. If I switch from solid mode to rendered preview mode, I get this: But, when I press f12 to render, I get this: Why? Why ...
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Eevee : Texture does not work as Glass Material

I have a cube and a textured plane behind a glass material. The cube does show up but not the texture. Any clues of what it could be ?
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How to create reeling (spool) effect?

I'm a newbie to Blender. I would like to know if we can create reeling effect (Cloth spooling around a cylindrical object). I found couple of tutorials in which a map is rolled up... but it rolls up ...
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Way to delete material and slot inside an object (2.8)

I search for this question but I can't find the answer, i have to clear material inside an object but only "get_mat" because object may have other materials in the slots,and is important not delete ...
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Eevee & Glass : how can I avoid that kind of distance clipping?

I'm trying to setup an interior scene in a building : The problem I have is that I would like now to add windows (glass) to get some light (and objects) reflections. I did enable transparency but ...
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Can't see my texture in 2.8

When I did my textures in the previous version I just selected "Texture" in "Viewport Shading" thingy and could see my object textured. Doesn't work like that anymore. Also I sometimes just color ...
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Rendering and baking help

I have a simple question and I'm not sure where to go for help so that's why I'm asking here. Is there any possible way I can get my bakes to look like my renders? I know it can't be exact but the ...
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Where to find keyframes when keyframing material properties

I have made a material that moves over the object, so I have keyframed some values in the material. The animation works when rendering, but I can't find the keyframes, to edit them, in either the ...
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How do you make a Lego statue out of a character Model?

I want to make a Lego esc statue out of a character Model. The character Model has a texture. My plan is to use the Remesh (Blocks) Modifier to make the Lego pieces. This works without a Problem. I ...
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How to add carbon fiber to cars? [closed]

I am modeling Koenigsegg One and want to texture it like shown below: Right now I am clueless on how I should approach this. Should I model the carbon fiber parts separately and stick it on top of ...
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What do colors mean in specular maps?

I always thought light pixels correspond to reflective areas and dark pixels correspond to non-reflective areas. so why is this specular map blue?
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Need help with recreating organic microscopic material in blender

So i have been trying to recreate a specific material in blender for quite a while now, but i just can' seem to get it working. the picture attached shows what i am trying to recreate, basically what ...
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Unable to use any of the shaders [duplicate]

Only one material node is shown and when I try to add a shader or something, "shaders" is gone. My material panel is also messed up, it used to look different but something happened.
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How do I add random spotting to the same face in cycles?

I would like to add random spotting to the same face to decrease the amount of vertices needed. Take this Dalmatian for example, suppose its body was only made up of 12 faces. I would like to avoid ...
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Displacement node resulting in weird shapes

I am trying to use a height map and the new displacement node to create displacement, but the displacement node is creating very weird shapes and is not displacing properly. This screenshot shows a ...
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Material choice does not update render view

It seems that switching from one material to another in Object mode is not updating the real-time render view or the full "Render" output window with the newly chosen material - instead, only one ...
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Fabric material (coloured)

Does anyone know an idea to accomplish this from the picture? (source: emancipath by Zeitguised)
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How to UV unwrap materials in the Material Library VX addon

I am applying the "Floor Wood" material from the Material Library VX addon to a box, but when I open the UV editor and unwrap my object I can't find the texture image to load into the background. I ...
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How to make opaque glass lamp shade [duplicate]

How do i make material like this lampshade? Let light through, but not be transparent.
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Make this diamond texture procedurally In blender

How would I approach trying to create this diamond texture In blender.
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I created a scene in blender. But when I rendered it there were no textures. Why?

Today, I created a scene in blender having glass table modeled. And everything had materials( The legs of table were steel and the 'Glass Table Top' was glass). I applied texture with Normals, Gloss, ...
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I couldn't see overlapped molding

When I move out that from the face molding, I can see it. How could I see it even it overlapped with others? I applied Flip Normals option to the outer face, is it affect this situation?
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I couldn't see overlapped material

When I move out that from the face molding, I can see it. How could I see it even it overlapped with others? I applied Flip Normals option to the outer face, is it affect this situation?
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Parts of mesh Rendering White

This is my first blender project. I am creating an ad for a phone. Everything looks OK in object view but when rendering in cycles there are white patches where it should be black. I thought the ...
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What are these normalmap artifacts in my material?

Blender has always given me minor normal map issues in its renderer and, even since updating to 2.8, I've noticed that these errors are still around. I'm assuming this is an error on my part, but I'm ...
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Difficulty with Exporting Materials [duplicate]

Some background: I am in a 3D printing class and our current project is a Full-color/Multi-Material printing project. So I designed an object, made materials, assigned the materials, the whole ...