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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All in one node setup for most texture map types?

Is there a node setup that anybody may show that will allow you to easily put in most texture maps in one simple set up. For example something like Andrew Prices PBR material nodes. But instead have ...
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Nodes: How do I make a node render layer transparent?

Update: I realised I didn't have the background transparent in one of my layers but then encountered the real problem. With the scene I'm creating that involves space, I've done some stars and ...
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Glow effect with multiple render layers not working

I'm trying to composite 2 layers with different colours, each with a glow effect. Unfortunately, when I combine them it produces a render that is way too bright and drowns out the colours of each ...
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How to have layer textures on a mesh in Cycles Render

I am currently making a rig of a human, and the human face is divided into different textures so skin, eyes and eyebrows can be coloured. I have tried to duplicate the material for the face, since ...
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Motion tracking an image to go offscreen

Hello Blender Community I am trying to make images track the heads of characters in a video clip. I can do this fine, but when a character goes offscreen or behind an object, the image doesn't ...
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Adjusting a pre-made normal map inside node editor on the fly?

Is it possible to set up a node layout for a pre-made normal map with an alpha channel that can break up the black and white channels so that they can be adjusted to add or lower height for different ...
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What is the equal key when Emulate Numpad is enabled?

This maybe such a simple answer to a simple question (I apologize since I'm a beginner). Since my keyboard doesn't have a numpad, I've enable this option. However, this poses a problem as while I'm ...
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Displacement maps in Eevee

How do I apply Displacement map in Eevee? Unlike Cycles, the Output node in Eevee does not have any input for Displacement.
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Is there any way to apply adaptive subdivision displacement to mesh?

Following Gleb Alexandrov's tutorial I made a cool displacement mountain material with adaptive subdivison and a few noise textures in the displacement output. For another project i need this same ...
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How to change settings in nodes

I have looked for an answer for 2 hours now and I can't seem to have found the answer. 'd once found it but I've forgotten since it was a long while ago
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How can I make the clear trails left behind by water droplets?

How can I make the clear trails left behind by water droplets that go downwards of a glass surface, like you can see in the picture below. I have added my node setup to make it clear, if it's not ...
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How to sear or burn edges?

I've tried to make the edges of these shards burn with lots of different node setups, but I just can't get the gradient to work. The goal is to get a real time burn effect during a fire simulation, ...
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Background World Texture (Cycles) No Render

Using Nodes with Cycles Render Background only shifts hues with adjustments. Thank you for any input. :)
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Update color ramp after using Hue Saturation

Is there a way to update the colors of the ramp after using Hue Saturation Value? Maybe with a script? I don't mind if the nodes are separated
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Animating object's transparency in NLA editor

I would like to animate a short promo for a game I am making. I have various objects with different animations all set up nicely in the NLA editor. I would like to have some of those objects appear ...
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Why is my material not working?

I'm currently creating a material that random mixes textures and it did turn black. The diffuse The Alpha The Node The rest is just mixing of textures and messy groups
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Use a custom texture in material nodes in Cycles?

So, I created this procedural grid texture using nodes in Blender, which I plan on using as a Bump map for normals. But I have no clue how to use this texture I made in the material node editor. It ...
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How to move track scene from one .file to another

How do i transfer a movie/pic sequence with its camera tracking, from one blend file to another? I'm new to render and for each file I make, I have an awful time ruining my blend file, without being ...
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How to get the right values for Z depth rendering

I wonder how I can set the values in the Map Value node to get the best output. I want the pixels values of objects to be rendered according the to the distance from the camera in meters unit. I'm ...
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How to make texture white in the locations that objects hit it?

I have a cylinder with various glass objects sticking out of the sides: This cylinder has a texture: I would like the texture to have white spots in all the places that are intersected by glass ...
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Shadow Catcher in cycles problem

I've asked around and people have told me that this tutorial should allow me to do what I want to do. I've followed the steps outlined, however I am not getting the result I want. My first layer ...
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Python: How can I remove addons from my custom node tree?

I have a custom node tree that I created. Currently, all of the addons that have menus in the node editor show up when I use my custom tree. Is there a way that I can remove them? They do not work ...
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Which is the range of values coming out from a hdr environment texture node?

Which is the range of values coming out from a hdr environment texture node? Is it normalized 0.0 - 1.0 or something else?
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Node noodles getting cut when I change image for image node

The attached GIF files below explain what's happening exactly, whenever I open a new image in the Image Node, I lose all connections between output points in the Image Node and their adjacent input ...
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How can I join my baked textures into a new material [cycles]

I have two cube objects, both with a specific material and with a texture. I want to join the objects together so I do that and then I make a new material called 'Bake'. I also make another UVMap with ...
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Installing LuxRender engine changes the appearance of the Cycles render engine

Is it possible that since I installed LuxRender 1.5 on Blender 2.76 yesterday, Cycles has stopped to display its GUI as it used to? Here is the behavior I am used to: *-create new scene -switch to ...
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What are other ways to fake underwater environment?

The most realistic way to create an underwater scene is using volume shader, but looking for a more faster way(i.e. to fake), are there any ways besides these. I tried to search up for it but it doesn'...
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Node editor is very slow when editing video

I am using Blender to produce a 30 min. web cast weekly. Each episode includes multiple videos and still images that I composite primarily with the alpha-over node. I also use green screen, so there ...
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Nodes are not applied to a few meshes

I set all materials in brender render. But I changed it to cycles. And changing materials again but only 2 mesh couldn't change. Cannot change even color it stays white. What should I do?
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Aplying material to individual faces of multiple objects

OK, I am a newish user working with Blender 2.75 since August 1. I have my first complex project modeled, time for some color. Several objects in my model require different materials on different ...
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What are the advantages of material nodes?

Applying materials and textures to a particular model, what are the relative advantages and disadvantages of applying materials and textures without nodes, and with nodes?
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How do you affect object transforms with nodes?

I'm new to writing new node systems, so bear with me, but how do you write nodes that affect the transform [matrix] of objects and maybe even data [vertices]? I just need some help getting started.
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How to take an object with textures applied in nodes and put it into unity

So I used the sapling add-on to create a well detailed tree. Under the curves tab I check the Use UV for mapping box and the went into cycles render mode. I then opened up the node editor and applied ...
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Help! can't get simple compositing of render layers to work

I saw an answer to this exact same problem, but it was in 2.69. I tried it in 2.71 and it doesn't work. I've tried to blend the two objects using a simple color mix box and an alpha over box and ...
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Is it possible to convert displacement node to "baked" geometry (OBJ, FBX, etc)?

I'm wondering if the displacement achieved using a displacement node in cycles can be "baked" into a mesh with traditional geometry. Is that possible?
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How do I combine two node trees?

I have a node tree that gives me a background with a colour of my choice instead of the default black. I also have a node tree that controls mist in my scene. No problem with either of these. They ...
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How to bring the cross to the centre

I am a beginner. Please tell me how do I bring where X and Y cross to the centre of screen. I can bring by zooming in but when i do that this is what happens. It is supposed to be a circle but missing ...
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Quick way to add Bump node

This is what i got but how it works can anybody explain me. Node wrangler auto texture setup This is my image below Is there any quick way to add a bump node. With press 1 click it should set the ...
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Whether someone has done a user defined version of Blinn-Phong (not Blinn and not Phong separately) reflection model in the node editor?

Actually, I am interested in working with Blinn-Phong reflection model in my rendering process, but unfortunately, there is no such a reflection model in Blender. (Yes, It has Blinn and Phong ...
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Blender Cycles 2.8 Unwanted B&W/gray objects/colorless textures?

]2[]3I'm new to Blender and Stack Exchange, but I'm having a problem that I haven't been able to find info on anywhere. I have textured, UV unwrapped, and etc all of the stuff in my scene that needs ...
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Wave texture shows in Material viewport, but not in Rendered view

The only UV map is unwrapped and assigned. Not sure what I am missing. here are the pictures. In rendered viewport: Below is in material viewport: This is how it's apparently supposed to look: ...
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Mesh becomes grainy after importing node group

So i've followed a YT video about exporting your node groups for later use. However when I import the node group in a new file, the texture becomes all grainy.

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