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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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How to smooth edges of shape in the shader nodes

How do I smooth the edges of this jagged white triangle in the shader nodes? (Since it's from an attribute node, it can't be blurred by affecting a vector input.)
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Linking light Power to a texture emission

OK so, I am making a Moving Head Light (like you see at events or shows) and I would like to link the light Power to the emission strength of a texture. Basically, I want to use the Light Power to ...
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How to define what type of node when the name has been changed?

For example in this image, This node is labeled as Background but I think this is an emission node from the parameter it has. But in general, if the name has been altered , How can I find out which ...
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Baking Heightmap, Curved Instead of Flat?

I am trying to bake a heightmap using Map Range. The mesh is -30m to 230m and is shrunk to 0 to 1 values. I open the heightmap and it is curved instead of flat. I've tried the other settings of Map ...
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How to change/invert color of image texture

I would like these bricks to be white instead of black. Adding a color ramp or invert node causes it to lose the enamel quality that I am trying to maintain, and makes it greyish instead of white. I ...
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PNG logo appears on the rear side of the node set up

I have a node set up, PBR material, and I'm applying a PNG logo to the cube. The PNG logo, appears on the front side of the cube, but it also appears on the rear of the cube. How can I have the logo ...
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Menger Sponge Fractal creates weird outline on Cube surface when using Cycles

So I have very recently began to mess around with Geometry Nodes in Blender and since my scene required the usage of a Menger Sponge Fractal, I followed a YouTube tutorial to make sure I learned some ...
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Geo nodes: Translate a single instance

I'm using "Distribute points on Faces" and "Instance on Points" to distribute objects on a plane, and I would like to move/rotate only one of those instances. I want to avoid ...
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How to made these multi holes with Nodes

I'm trying to make these holes using the bump node method. I only want to make the holes one side of my mesh.
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Creating a glimmer effect animation with a curve. How to control the glimmer with a BW mask?

Im trying to create this glimmer as you can see here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_Worldwide#/media/File:Woman_Worldwide.jpg By turning it into a curve with an emission material and a black and ...
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Not able to add noise in the white area of the rendered image

I tried to add some noise to my image during compositing after rendering. Here are the node configurations I used: The Film Grain node group is defined in this blend file and described in this ...
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Mix shader is not working with an emission node

I want to be able to animate a change in material using a mix shader node and keyframing the factor. I am mixing a glass BSDF and an emissions node to create a screen. I want to be able to lead an ...
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Vector Math (Multiply) chosen axes x 1.0 vs Combine XYZ node?

I have a Geo Node housekeeping question today that I can't quite answer with what I've read/found. Disregarding specific use cases, which method is more expensive to isolate a one or two axes along a ...
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Can't get the wavy texture to be straight

I'm trying to make grooves on my jar lid, but the lines aren't staying straight. They're curving into an arch at the end. Can someone help me fix this? I've looked everywhere for answers.
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How to reverse simulation in geometry nodes?

I wanna make this bottle start like small rocks floating from the ground and then come together to reveal the bottle so I used geometry nodes for that I followed a tutorial on YouTube but I couldn't ...
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What Do The New Geometry Nodes Pink Colored Rotation Sockets in 4.1 mean?

I was just working on a project and happened to notice that the input to the rotation for the Instance on Points in 4.1 is no longer a blue socket as it was previously. It is now purplish in color, ...
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How to stabilise the Curves info random value?

I am using the SouthernShotty's workflow and node tree to get hair that has different colour on individual hairs. He uses Random output of the Curves info node for this step, which works. However when ...
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Check if viewer node is on or off

Is it possible to check with python if a viewer node is on or off? So this: vs: I tried hide, active and ...
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Scene optimization on a material level?

How can I properly optimize a scene at a material level? For example. I have 2 different versions of the same rock texture in different resolutions, 1k for the background and 8k for the foreground. ...
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Shader Editor Viewer error

I'm working in the Shader Editor. I have already inserted Node Wrangler in Edit > Preferences, Add-ons. I'm trying to add Viewer but I obtain an error: Cannot add node Viewer into node tree Shader ...
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How to animate/increase scale of instances on points one by one, using geo nodes?

I'm trying to create kind of a neural network representation and need to make appear each of the spheres (which are instanced on each of the mesh nodes) one by one, so at frame 0 non on the spheres ...
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displacement node doesn't work

After tracking a movie clip, the tracking setup plane is used as the structure to create a crater. Issue one: the sim plane is visible in Material Preview mode but not in Render Preview mode. Issue ...
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Cant get rid of black borders!

I'm trying to create a scene using a model from a game but I can't get rid of these black borders and edges, it's like this for almost every other model I try. I tried connecting the alpha nodes ...
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Adding multiple Image texture on both sides of plane

I am new to Blender and have to read a lot of thread to add multiple image texture on both sides of plane. I do this in editor nodes only and you can still edit UV for each image seperately. I want to ...
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How can I use convolution matrix in Shader Node

I want to use a convolution matrix so that I can create a Gaussian Blur for the image without it having too much noise. I saw someone upload it to BlendSwap and also something else here on ...
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How to make GN group's input default value available for asset use?

I found that GN group input default values are not given when using the group as asset in another project. How should I solve this? Example: The follow is a simple GN group that scales mesh size. The ...
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Import Blender curve simulation into Maya

I made a simulation in Blender. My end result are moving curves. I would like to export them to Maya. I tried all the formats (.abc, .fbx, etc.) and each time I got nothing once I import them into ...
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Is there a (PDF) manual for geometry nodes?

I am looking for a manual of sorts. The Blender one only gives the name of the nodes, but not much info as to their functions or examples of their use. Tutorials are great, but very few explain the ...
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How to copy shading maps but still be able to change materials?

I'm creating a little meat man, and I want to have his body use mostly the same shading maps as his head, but with a different texture for me to paint his splotches on for his body. When I copy the ...
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geometry nodes: translating curve object radius to cube position/translation

I am trying to detect the curvature radius of a closed bézier curve and translate those changes into moving a cube and its position. So, performing a mapping between the curve radius and the position/...
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Blender 4.1 AttributeError: 'ShaderNodeTree' object has no attribute 'output' [duplicate]

I am using Lucas Roedel's pixel art addon. (https://lucasroedel.gumroad.com/l/pixel_art) I am encountering a problem that says: AttributeError: 'ShaderNodeTree' object has no attribute 'output' Here ...
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Does adding too much node make rendering slower? [closed]

I added a lot of node on this one tutorial that I have been following and the render keeps on getting slower and slower. In the end, I have to restart the app because the render just wouldn't start.
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Extracted Game Model - Many Mask Textures

[Reference Question] SMITE model materials nodes I am wondering about extracting SMITE models using Umodel. I am able to extract the models and apply the diffuse textures and some others that are ...
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Create concentric scaled rings with individual noise translation to each instance

I am attempting to create the following outcome using a generated Curve Circle in geo nodes. What I want to do: Duplicate the Curve Circle a few times. Then scale them down concentrically Be able to ...
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How to Synthesize Indirect Light and Shadow Transparent Channels?

I want to keep the shadow channel of transparent and indirect light, but I don't want to lose the color of indirect light. I have tried many methods and can't solve it, but I don't know how to deal ...
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Random Scale of UV Spheres radius using "Instances on points" Origins are off!

I have a a whole bunch of spheres generated on a curve, I want to randomise the radius of the spheres as well as their positions in order to get a galaxy effect. The issue I am running into is that ...
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Add Random seed slider to a node group to affect other input values randomly

I Hope someone can help me with that, can't find any solution fewwww I'm trying to integrate a random seed slider to my nodegroup! Basically I would love that slider to change randomly all the other ...
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When I click it splits the window

I was setting up materials, I bumped my mouse and now whenever I click on any space in any window it creates a line. If I let go it splits the window. Right clicking cancels it but its not letting me ...
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Making a Cinemagraph in Blender 4

I'm completely new to Blender and I'd like to make a cinemagraph from a video in Blender 4.1. I've found a few tutorials (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RY6ZPt42b8) but none for Blender 4. I've ...
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combining nodes

I made two different textures on my model (it's gonna be different kinds of freckles in different colours. But when I combine the nodes, one of the freckles is more visible than the other. Is there ...
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Control specific UVs on a texture map (Reference Vertex Group in Material Nodes)?

I want to do something like setting up a driver on a bone's local rotation to control a UV island's translation on a texture map, I'm having trouble trying to use multiple drivers on multiple UV ...
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Possible to mask reflections in Eevee?

I've tried outputting the Is Reflection rays into an AOV node to achieve this, but doesn't seem to be working, even though I got the expected result in the viewport, as you can see from the preview in ...
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How to randomly rotate all the beads in a necklace along the Z axis with geometric nodes

How to randomly rotate all the beads in a necklace along the Z axis with Geometry Nodes.
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Geo Node Maggot Simulation: Problem! Maybe indices not consistent?

I'm coming up with a problem with a quiet complex system that is probably to complex for my level of geo nodes knowledge. Still i hope to solve and understand it, learning with challenges... I'm ...
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Trying to make a spring simulation in simulation nodes

I've got a 2d fluid simulation in geometry nodes (which works). I want to displace in Z depending on the luminance of a texture (which also works), but the particles jiggle about too much, which I don'...
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How do you add extra socket types to shader node groups in Blender 4.0+?

Before 4.0, you were able to run a script like this: import bpy bpy.data.node_groups['NODE_GROUP_NAME'].inputs.new('NodeSocketFloat', 'SOCKET_NAME') and it would ...
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Texture Difference EEVEE/Cycles

I am working on this sofa that I downloaded and I am not sure why but while the texture is rendering perfectly in Eevee, it ends up looking weird in Cycles. Would anyone know why this is the case? ...
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Is there a node setup to control the voronoi dot-size from an greyscale- input of another source?

My goal is to have a shader-setup where i can control a Halftonepattern with an Image/ graphic as a greyscale input. Do I miss something?
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How can I use the Pivot Point properly? Or is this something else that I am not aware of?

I am a beginner with Blender, and this is something I cannot avoid the same mistakes with my other projects. 1. What happens with my screenshot (see below) when I select the icing topping for the ...
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Realistic material for Moon landscape

I'm trying to create a realistic material for my moon landscape The real image has a lot more details, but I'm interested in the white areas exposed to sunlight. I would like this to be a property of ...
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