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 do I create material like this?

This is the cover of the mixtape "&&&&&" by musician Arca. I've been fascinated by the aesthetic of it and want to try similar stuff, but i am quite the beginner when it ...
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Using 2 materials with different UVs on the same mesh

I am attempting to use two materials on one connected mesh, each with a separate set of UVs. The reason is that I want a high res head, using 4K textures for the head alone and another set of 4K ...
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Colour not filling whole of object

When I add a material to this object with a principled bdsf and just a base colour it appears patchy. I have used the sculpting brush on the object and it seems like the colour is only effecting these ...
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Transparent water shader for EEVEE?

I followed a simple "how to make water in EEVEE" tutorial on youtube, but I don't know how to make it transparent. My current node setup: Q: How to get the water transparent?
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FBX shaders messing with materials when importing to Blender [duplicate]

I'm trying to import an FBX model to Blender and when I do, it just completely messes up the materials. I know what shaders the model uses (which are custom) but I want to know if there's a way I can ...
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Sequnce of images: Some images gets rendered with black glass

I have a script similar to https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/14754/107494 where I generate a random scene and render a few images at different angles. In some of the images the glass becomes black ...
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When rendering, Cycles and Eevee only renders some materials

I was following along with a tutorial and finally finished my first model, when I try to render however it only renders some of the materials. The render I get. Screenshot of the materials that go ...
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Is there a way to allow colorramp silder color to have group input group?

I already asked this question here. Is it possible to have group color input slider in Color Ramp Node? That's exactly what referring to, and yes I tried that and it doesn't help here. You can add ...
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How to expose the hue of a Color Ramp node inside a node group? [duplicate]

I'm making a material in which the color in the Color Ramp Slider changes the color of the fabric material. Because I'm using noise texture to generate patches of 2 different colors, I'm unable to ...
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How can I add a 2D asset as a 3D object in the shape of the png minus the alpha?

I have a PNG sequence of an animated 2D character waving. I'd like to put it in my blender scene like a cardboard cut out (so the scene treats it as a 3D object with a very small amount of depth). ...
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Shader Editor: graph multiple shader trees simultaneously

I am new to Blender, so maybe I'm missing something. I'm an expert 3D user with 30 years of experience. I am having a problem with what appears to be a major limitation of the Shader Editor. Namely, ...
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Is possible play video in reverse mode into Texture Image node?

I import a Video in the image node of the material, can I set the video in reverse? Is there any trick that can do it? Obviously the blender timeline must always go forward. I have not found any ...
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How to apply procedural material on a mesh? [closed]

I tried to use a texture coordinate, but it didn't help. UVs don't work. Any suggestions?
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Create Object coordinates from Object's Loc/Rot/Scale?

When you use a Texture Coordinate node's Object coordinates with an empty object selected in the dropdown, the transforms of the empty effect the texture its plugged into. You get the Object's Loc/Rot/...
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How to have vertical stripes across whole object?

I want to have vertical stripes across my sofa model like in the reference photo. I have used UV editing on object seams (the model is all one object) but the stripes on the arm of the sofa appear as ...
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Realistic deep water shader

How would you go about creating a realistic deep water shader to depict a scene such as this one from blue planet II? I tried with a volume scatterer but had mixed results. Ideally it would be amazing ...
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soft light reflections

I'm trying to get this soft light reflections like in this reference photo on my 3D model, and I don't know how. How can I achieve this. By this I mean, for example look at bowling ball it's has this ...
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Cant apply Glass shader properly?

Was wondering what I was doing wrong, Im trying to apply this Eevee glass shader to the "glass" Material I made onto the blue faces I already assigned this material to Im doing a literal ...
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Eyes turn red when posing character

I created a character, used rigify and now, when posing, the eyes turn red. Their texture kinda moves, however they don't when I just move them in Object mode. The character does an animation, where ...
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Is it possible to control where texture is applied with weight paint or similar

I am using a two noise textures to create different sized cracks in a iPhone display. I was wondering, if it is possible to control the location and the density of the smaller cracks. Usually the ...
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How can I use the same material at another slot and change it independently? [duplicate]

I modelled something and want to select some specific faces for this object to give it another material. Works with applying. But now I have an existing material and don't know how to change it (e.g. ...
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How to balance a heavy object on top of cylinders

The blue cylinders are a scaffold. The orange circle is supposed to grow on them which means that the cylinders in contact with it should be bending towards it. Can this be created using a force field ...
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I'm getting these weird spots on my Mechanical arm?

I'm getting these weird spots on the fingers of my mechanical arm and I'm not sure why. Does anyone have any experience with this??? I do have an image texture for the scrapes, but I have no idea why ...
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Glossy screen print on a bottle surface in Blender 2.9 [duplicate]

Total noob here. I a trying to create a glossy screen print effect on a bottle I am designing. I am using principled BDSF for the bottle material, and I have a label texture bringing in a transparent ...
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Do semi-complex material node groups considerably slow down Blender?

I've put together several node groups for the purposes of color correction, falloff, and other various utilities. I'm wondering though what kind of impact this will have on my scenes if my materials ...
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Identical nodes

I have added in a panel the possibility to change the image of a specific Image Texture shading node using ...
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How to make 3D model shader have a Digital 2D look?

So, iv been banging my head on this for awhile now, trying to figure out how I would go about making a shader (for my 3D character) look 2D. The intersections here are what I'm after, I have messed ...
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Cannot add material to Material Library VX'

I have some trouble with adding material to the add-on 'Material Library VX'. When I click on the 'Add to Library' button, blender shows that I've successfully added this material to the selected ...
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How would I take the average color of a material (lighting included) and turn that into a flat color?

I know that's very specific. I think the best use case other than my very specific one would be if you were making a scene out of voxels, and wanted each voxel to be a flat color, but still wanted ...
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Cancel Blender Looking for Missing Textures

I have downloaded a blend file from the internet I hope to use in a personal project, everything is pink in the rendered scene (missing textures). I do not care for the textures, and I do not want to ...
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Displacement settings in Materials turn material black

I've been trying to fix this forever and I dunno what to do anymore, I have a plane (over 100k subdivisions) I set cycles render to experimental (every tut tells me to do so) now I read that in order ...
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Why when I try to join a low poly tree with icospheres they get distorted

I have created a low poly tree using icospheres as the leaves. I'm trying to do an Alt + J to join and get one object and when I do so the icospheres get distorted. I don't know what is causing it. ...
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Where I can find “Roughness” in Properties tab > Material? (Blender 2.79)

I am trying to find "Roughness" property panel in blender 2.79, but i am not able to find it. (Task is to make the reflection in the window cleaner) Does this panel exists in blender 2.79 or ...
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How to use simple textures and normal maps on imported FBX files?

I have seen several basic tutorials on how to add texture and normal maps to an object using the nodes editor. This works fine when adding them to Blender objects like the cube, plane, etc But in my ...
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Make Gradient between two gradient spheres

I have two Empty Objects. They are both Scale 1, but have different Sizes set in properties: They are each used as Object Texture Coordinates for a Spherical Gradient Texture. The smaller one is ...
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How to randomly offset rows in a Brick Texture?

I have a mapping node for a texture, and I want to change the X value's location based on B&W data. However, with mapping nodes, there is no input for X value location. Is there any way I could ...
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How can I change the Viewport Display Color of a material with Python? [duplicate]

I am trying to create a script that resets the viewport display color of all selected objects that have a material. I'm talking about this value: Any help would be appreciated!
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Faces with separate materials slot are transparent?

I'm a beginner, and I'm modelling a hard surface object in Blender 2.93 alpha. I've assigned a different material to some faces to add decals. For some reason, those faces are shown as transparent in ...
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Blender 2.9 - script how to add a material shader nodes tree? [duplicate]

In blender 2.9, I got a selected object and need to add a new material in a new slot with a script addon. I need some examples for doing a material shader nodes tree in 2.9 Ex: How to adding some ...
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How to alternate red/green color for a line chart based on segment direction?

I am working on a project to create procedural line charts (e.g. share market charts): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WlDstmXDMZRSIO0d8xzP-R15kM1hdkp7/view?usp=sharing Here's how I did it: I took ...
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Override a material on a Linked object (2.92)?

I have a character that is linked into a Scene as a collection. I want to change an input value of a nodegroup in one of the character's materials, preferably without making the whole thing local. Of ...
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How can I access scene materials and material_slots in Blender 2,92 [duplicate]

I have a script, which works in version 2.90, in which I get a list of materials in the scene by accessing bpy.context.scene.material_slots and bpy.context.scene.materials. These don't seem to work ...
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An Issue while applying texture to all the ivy generated curves

So I am currently following a tutorial by tutor4u, on ivy gen . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LshPEGiHsqc So the problem I have is that, there is the stage in the video where he selected one ivy ...
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Recreating colored glass shader from VRay/Max to Blender/Cycles

Edit: Blend file: I am converting a somewhat simple scene from 3DSMax/VRay to Blender/Cycles. I'm almost done with the conversion, but I am having trouble with matching the glass shader used in the ...
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procedural label texture

how is possible make a label design all with nodes with the shader editor in Blender (basic rectangles shapes and letter)? I add the final result done with Illustrator.
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9 Different material to one texture file [duplicate]

I am trying to bake Different materials to one texture file. I tried a few tutorials on Youtube and followed a few guides here on this forum. How ever none of them are working for me. Everytime when I ...
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add a color to eyes in my dog model

I already have a dog texture image and is placed on the dog model but I want to color one of the eyelids of dog to greenish what I want to achieve is this like one of the eyes should be green like ...
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Blender renders HDRI instead of Material

I have added an HDRI background to my world like in the screenshot and in the material preview it shows me the correct materials on the wall. Yet, when I hit render, the walls are replaced with the ...
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How to create this marble paint effect with blender texture?

How to create this marble paint effect with blender texture?
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Emission node with alpha blend is colorless in png

I have created the following flame material. You can see that the flame is red and emissive. Otherwise, the rest of the material is invisible, since I have "Blend Mode: Alpha Blend". ...