Questions tagged [node-editor]

Questions relating to Blenders node editor. The node editor is used for non-destructive texture and material editing; for geometry node editing and for post-processing/compositing.

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Rotation of clip leave blank areas behind frame

Thank you for reading this. I have really been enjoying learning Blender and appreciate all the help from the forum members. I have a video clip that I have rotated in the compositor to simulate ...
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How to append a Geometry nodes node group using Python

I wanted to append a Geometry nodes node group from a blend file named "test", and the node group name is also 'test' and I used the following code, but I am getting an error of the wrong ...
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How to deform a material with nodes

I want to place a text on a mesh that has the shape of a branch. the text is embedded in a material. is there a way to deform the text with nodes so that it fits exactly, like in the reference? thanks!...
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How to stretch a texture towards the center of a 3D object

I'm trying to scale a texture towards the center of a 3D object. I've seen some solutions for 2D objects like planes, but it doesn't work in 3 dimensions. How to do this?
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What happened to the world nodes?

I am following a slightly older tutorial from 2017, where it´s about world nodes. I can´t find them. I guess the node editor is now the shade editor.
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How do i ungroup node groups for 100+ materials?

My plan was to ungroup the node groups and reconnect the diffuse texture to the base color of the Principled BSDF but I figured that it would take hours since I have 100+ meshes in the scene, and I ...
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Does Geometry Nodes use Memory or CPU when instancing?

When using Geometry Nodes what part of the computer does it use when instancing, i.e., memory, cpu? When I try to instance large areas the computer is unable to process. My computer is 2014 ...
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How to switch beetwen two or more textures with material nodes?

this is a continuation of the previous question, in case you need more context of the problem: How to use the vector of another different object as information for material node? To sum up: With the ...
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Blender Python Script - Add Base Color Alpha to Principled BSDF Alpha and change Settings>Blend Mode to Alpha Clip for all materials In Collection

I'm trying to do as the title says: I have several hundred models that have image textures that we're imported into the Base Color node. These textures have transparency and I've been able to fix the ...
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Part of the material doesn't disappear with Principled BSDF Alpha [duplicate]

I'm a bit stumped on this one. I have an object made of merged particles with a material that makes them look like dust. Despite my best efforts, I can't get the particles to fade out. My best ...
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Position Node command missing

Position Node command missing, I dont know what to do to fix this. I did googling but what I have found doesn't pertain to my current issue.
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How can I precisely control light feathering and distance?

For an i/o plugin, I need to supply values to these properties of the light format: Falloff (the distance at which the light intensity is 0) and ...
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Part of my mesh is Invisible because of a texture. How do i fix It? [closed]

As seen in the picture, i've imported a human character from make human and i would like to know how do i make the hair visible. More specifically what nodes do i need to connect my diffuse image to.
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Why there are empty spots in distribute points with geometry nodes?

Why are there are empty spots even though I maxed the amount? Is there a better way to place multiple objects on another object without overlapping? The goal is to make something like this. Maybe ...
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How are these geometry nodes called in Blender 3.0? Or maybe you know a better way to achieve something like this (diamond on something)?

How are these geometry nodes called in Blender 3.0? Or maybe you know a better way to achieve something like this (diamond on something)?
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How to use the vector of another different object as information for material node?

I'm pretty new to blender so probably i'm going to say wrong terms or function in this question, feel free to ask for a better explanation if necessary. I have created a material tab that makes the ...
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Active material index updated in UI but not in context of bpy.ops.node

This code updates the active Editor Type and Material Slot in the UI but not the context of bpy.ops.node: ...
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Why do my grouped material nodes not appear as a box? [duplicate]

In this tutorial, when the user groups some material nodes (at around 8m25s), they appear as a box which he can rename. When I follow this step, my whole node background goes a shade of green. The ...
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How can I freely apply an image-texture/normal-map to an Image Texture Node?

I baked some normal maps, but the newest one doesn´t appear in the selection menue of the node. How can I gain free access to it?
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Procedural Marble Material

Greetings dear 3D artists! According to the tutorial on "Ryan King Art" YouTube channel called "Procedural Marble Material (Blender Tutorial)" I am trying to create a marble ...
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Change roughness of one part of coloramp

Super quick question: I was wondering how to control the roughness of one part of this color ramp node. I'm trying to make the orange look like rust so I'd like to find out how to make the metal color ...
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How to dynamically add synthetic craters in a real image

I am very new to blender, however, I would like to generate a synthetic data set for my project. The idea is to add synthetic craters to satellite images. My starting point for this was this youtube ...
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How to correctly bake a node tree?

As I am really new to blender, I want to do something like below I am baking a leather-like material into image, and use as a texture to three.js but the baking result is really out of my expectation, ...
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Thinking Texture Coordinate

I made double circle at center of red square like a picture below and added Noise Texture Node with Scale Node. After this,Double circle with noise came (-0.5,-0.5). I would understand if it came ...
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Toon Water Ripples With Nodes

I have found this brilliant application of the Geometry Nodes in Blender. It was used for the Alpha Version 2.93 I tried to recreate it, but it is not working (The Water Ripple remain unconscious) How ...
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How to export node tree to mtl [duplicate]

I created a nice "Pattern" using the node editor, When I try to export it to .obj and .mtl file and use it in website, using Three.js. But I found my nice pattern were gone, only the basic ...
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Procedural Cloud missing detail

I want to make a cloud, but one that looks more like it was made out of absorbent cotton (reference). I think the difference is that the absorbent cotton cloud should be denser and more detailed. But ...
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How to create rectangular array with sorcar

I'm trying to learn the Sorcar node editor, and I've a problem. I want to create a rectangular array of spheres. I've created a single sphere, and I've applied the Array Modifier in order to make an ...
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Selective alpha or removing alpha

This is my setup, I have a plane that I wanted to display 2 textures. The first texture I want to show only part of it. In this example, it is the circular ring. For the second texture, I also wanted ...
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Displacement does not work do you have any idea how to fix it

Displacment does not work do you have any idea how to fix it
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How to handle UV seams in generated textures?

I want to create textures for an existing model. I use material nodes in blender to do so, but I cannot get the UV seams to line up correctly. Examples: It's either a visible shift at the seam or it ...
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Prevent certain node groups from being included in the Add menu

I have created many node groups, and want some to appear in the Add > Group menu, but not all of them. How do I hide certain groups from appearing in that menu?
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How to add tag for texture autodetect in Node Wrangler?

I got some textures. I want to match it with Node Wrangler tags for auto texture detection. I can find out d, diffuse = ...
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Can I turn Sky texture node into an hdri sequence?

I have a scene where I need to animate the sun, in a timelapse kind of fashion, just going down past the horizon and coming out of the other side, all in a few seconds. I think the easiest and most ...
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Node Wrangler Cycle Through Inputs [closed]

When I want to "lazy connect" (ctrl + shift + Left Click) a node with a certain input of another node, the Node Wrangler often connects to the wrong input. What is the shortcut to switch the ...
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Why does Voronoi texture sometimes have black lines through it?

I was working with procedural nodes, and I added this Voronoi texture. (See Photos) I turned it to distance to edge, and turned the randomness value down to 0. Then I opened up a new Blender file, and ...
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Blender 3.0 Geometry Nodes: Rotate instance to face Normals

I'm using Blender 3.0Beta, I want to align instances rotation along with the source mesh normals, I've seen people using align rotation to vector node, but it's been removed. How do I make it so the ...
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How do I make a render appear in the compositor with Nodes?

I am following a tutorial and can´t find a way to do it. So how do I make a render appear in the compositor with Nodes? This is my setup. I want my render to appear in the background. Any ideas?
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How to make fresh fish meat material [closed]

I am making a sushi animation lately. I want to make a piece of fish meat. Something like the picture. but I don't know how to make the meat looks translucent. My piece of sushi looks like plastic. I ...
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Dynamically Connecting Points with Curves

I'm running into an issue with the new geo nodes fields that you folks might be able to help with. I'll describe what I'm trying to accomplish first, then describe what I've gotten working, and then ...
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How do i change color inside an image texture? [duplicate]

I'm painting a texture, using a pixel art style, and sometimes i want to test different colors. The way i'm doing now is changing manually every pixel. I was wondering if there's any way, by script or ...
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Where to find the properties of FrameNode (2.93.5)

According the manual it is possible to add text in the node editor using the frame node https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/interface/controls/nodes/frame.html?highlight=frame%20node When I ...
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What does "Vector" mean in nodes as input and output? Please explain

What does Vector mean in nodes input and output in Blender?
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Adding texture to Cast Shadows in Blender 2.8/2.9 Eevee

I have been researching if there is a way to add textures to cast shadows in Eevee. I found what I was looking for on Youtube but it only works in Cycles. Here is the Video https://www.youtube.com/...
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Unwanted annotation boxes under animation nodes

Please help, I have somehow activated these annotation boxes beneath my animation nodes and can't find any reasoning as to how I remove them or what the even are. :(
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how can i change shortcuts of the node wrangler

I'm looking to change the shortcut of "pulling out" a node from the node tree that's by default is alt+mouse drag to ctrl+mouse drag. The reason is I'm using alt+mouse drag to move around in ...
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In what order are shaders in a node network evaluated?

I will preface this post by stating that I am a bit of a beginner to shaders in general. From what I can see in the shader editor, you can have say...the output of a noise node plugged into a ...
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How to use environment map in cycles render mode?

I made a model that has some reflective surfaces. But since the model is alone in the world, most of those surfaces look flat and not shiny at all. What I want is to add an environment map, probably ...
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All of the texture is transparent. Can i turn it instantly without doing it manually? [duplicate]

I just download the 3D Maps from Google, and I want to make some render with that model, but, this 3D Maps file is separate from the texture file, so I need to insert the texture manually. After I ...
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making a volumetric XYZ array in geometry nodes

How do I make a geometry nodes setup that does the following WITHOUT using the array modifier, volumetric grid, of evenly spaced instances of a collection (containing two objects that need to retain ...

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