Questions tagged [nodes]

Nodes are used in the Node Editor for compositing, post-processing, creating materials and textures. Use this tag for anything node related.

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How to bake with Blender 2.82 and keep shading information?

I am having issues baking in blender. I'm new to blender so I don't know what I am doing wrong. I have the UV mesh unwrapped and a blank image-texture selected for it to bake to. But whenever I bake ...
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I can't get openimage denoise to work on linux

I saw this questions asked already, but the way they explained the solution made no sense. I only got linux two days ago, can someone please tell me step by step how to get it working.
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Radial Gridlines (Enterprise Hull) [duplicate]

I'm attempting to create a procedural shadernode to render a radial grid for the top / bottom of the saucer section of the Enterprise, and I'm running into difficulty. My initial instinct is to use ...
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Why is a PNG appearing transparent in solid view but not in rendered view?

I am trying to make some eyelashes for a model but I don't want to use particles so I've resorted to using a PNG texture on a plane. However it only works in solid view. When I switch to rendered it ...
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Why does editing a material on one object change lots of other object's materials as well?

I'm relatively new to Blender (2 weeks in), and I'm working on Blender 2.81. Every time I edit my material it spreads out to the other objects as well. I am super confused, because the other objects ...
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How to export an FBX file with textures linked?

When I export the selected image plane as an FBX. file and re-import it. All the textures are linked EXCEPT the alpha texture. Any ideas where im going wrong?
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How to make fog/ Fog is not showing?

So I watched a tutorial on how to make fog and it showed just to add a volume scatter node, but when I do this nothing shows up, it's just blank. I'm basically trying to recreate the PS2 intro fog and ...
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Where do i feed to Translucency map and AO map in the shader?

First time playing with Blender making a leaf library from megascan textures. Figured out where all the textures go except the translucency map and ambient occlusion map. Could someone draw me a line ...
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How can I use the bump node and wave texture node to create ridged spirals around a vase?

I'm trying to replicate the ridged spirals around this vase model that I saw. I can't seem to get the spiraled ridges to appear though. I'm using the wave texture node and bump node with texture ...
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Color Scheme node?

I am designing a little something to be printed onto a T-Shirt. But I haven't decided which color the shirt should have, which has direct impact onto the colors I want to print in. Is it somehow ...
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Why cant I animate the value of a node? Value wont change or accept new key frames after first key frame is set

I'm trying to animate a shader I bought off of the Blender market. I have another shader that I have animating no problem, but when I try to animate nodes in this shader, it won't let me change it, it ...
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How can I add an image sequence in the compositor with Python?

How can we use python to add images as a sequence into the compositor. I am trying to add a transparent graph onto every frame of the render I have successfully done this on the blender itself, but my ...
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Blender 2.8 Text Editor OSL Script Node Update Disabled

I found out what Open Shading Language was today and was excited to try it out, and it was working at first. But at some point, I found that I could no longer press the "Script Node Update" ...
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Distorted displacement on UV Sphere

So i'm following CGMatter's tutorial on procedural lava, but when I put the displacement on the sphere, the top is weirdly twisted, and also the rest of the displacement is pointed in one direction, ...
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Is there a way to procedurally loop processes in shader nodes

I'm trying to make a node group that can convert values into "binary" (i know the value will still technically be base 10). I made a set of nodes that if they are recursively placed over and ...
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In Compositor, is it possible to change multiple node values simultaneously even though there is no input socket?

In Compositor, some nodes do not have input socket for that value. Can I change these values at once? For example, my node group has Distance input socket. I want to use this value to Distance value ...
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How can I check whether the Principled BSDF has texture maps connected to it with Python?

I am trying to script a simple exporter that would help me get material data to a webGL engine from Blender 2.8. I am able to get default values of roughness, metallic and transparency. For now this ...
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How do I flip a texture?

I have a model (not built by me) where one of the materials is defined as shown by the image below. Occasionally I would like to flip the texture-image (sailor_right.png). I thought I could connect a ...
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Create food Mold using voronoi texture

I am trying to figure our how to create food mold using voronoi texture. A similar question was asked procedurally generated mold (fungus) using voronoi texture? previously but I was hoping to get ...
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Why aren't my nodes showing up in the shading tab?

I am following this tutorial to make a donut. However, when I am in the shading tab, nodes are not showing up in the bottom part. I have explored the area thing, but I can't find the starting nodes. ...
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How do I apply a image texture without it getting affected by subsurface scattering?

Here is my problem, I'm working on a character and I want to place a tattoo. I have no problem placing it where I want but the problem is that when I connect it in the node editor panel of my material,...
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Exporting Glass Material

When I exporting a glasscup from .blend to .obj/.fbx that have a Principled BSDF material transmission set to 1, will the glass still look transparent?
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How to Update NodeSocketString Value inside a node group in a attribute node using python

I have an Attribute node inside a node group, and for the node group inputs, I have created a NodeSocketString, Using ...
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Bumpy node set up for metallic noisy texture

I'm trying to emulate the texture of the metal-steel taps, which seem to have a fair bit of noise. I was following a tutorial and the instructor added a Noise texture in the displacement, But I know ...
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Need to add Shader node to this tree but it's not available

I'm trying to add the "Shader" node to this drop-down menu but it's not available and I truly don't know how to figure it out or even find it otherwise lmao. I promise I tried Googling ...
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How wave texture color output is different from fac output?

Where do i need to use color output. I see black and white value for both output. or can i pass the color somehow
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How to turn the Compare Math node result into a gradient?

I need help. I need the bracket (shown by the yellow grid on the floor and ceiling) along Y of this material to have a gradient, that meaning, to have the always "1" return from the Compare ...
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How to blend/mask materials?

I've been working on the Blender Guru donut tutorial and want to add some variation to the condensation on the coffee cup. Currently the condensation stops very abruptly on the the inner rim of the ...
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How to make a mask for voronoi texture (with randomness)?

click to enlarge I created mask from gradient texture with rgb mix node but it cuts some voronoi cells in half. edit: i need the voronoi position to act as a mask..so it didn't cut the voronoi cells. ...
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Node library manager

I'm using blender 2.8, when I'm the shading editor I can add nodes with the default shortcuts: shift+A and the choose (always with the shortcuts) the node that I want. But even if is "quick"...
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How to Convert Material Displacement to a Mesh?

So I created this complex (for me) node network to create mountains. I didn't sculpt them, it's just a plane subdivided a lot with a subdivision surface mod. So the actual mountain is only visible in ...
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Plane Tracked + Keyed video is misaligned when moving quickly

I have a video that I used Plane Tracking on, to key out a green board and put a video inside it. It's all working more or less correctly, but I notice that when the board moves quickly in the video, ...
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First start with sverchok. looking for feedback and how can i make this more efficient

I just started a project in Sverchok and before I continue, I would like get some feedback and hear how I can do this more efficient. It looks like a mess. Do I need 3 Viewers, or do I use some list ...
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The color of my video is wrong when I input it into “Composition” [duplicate]

So, I'm tracking a video, then applying a vide on top using "Motion Tracking" and "Compositing" in Blender. My video's colors always came out a bit "whiter" and "...
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How to exclude one object's reflection from another object? (Cycles)

How do I stop the green man from casting a reflection onto the motorcycle?
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Shared and seamless gradient effect between two objects? [EEVEE]

I've been sitting on getting a flame gradient achieved since I didn't know how to get it to be seamless between two objects. I used very basic mapping, but of course it looks rudimentary: And here's ...
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How can I access displacement modifier z coordinates in the shader editor?

I am trying to create a heatmap style of animation from a black and white image sequence. So far I created a grid, applied the image sequence as a texture and then added a displacement modifier. As ...
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How do I remove a texture node from my animation after using it

I am making an animation by using keyframes on the node sliders, for example i used a noise texture node and the scale goes from over 100 down to zero. I want to stop having the noise affect my ...
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How do I project a texture onto an object on a single axis instead of it wrapping around the object?

I'm trying to get a texture to work along one axis but distort along another, I know this sound weird but I'm trying to emulate a corrugated card effect. At the moment I have your standard node setup: ...
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Is there an alternative to the Geometry -> Normal Output?

This is the matte I need, created from the mesh with this ring displacement using the "normal" output. I will be using a different displacement in the end but I need this specific ...
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Switch between materials within material [duplicate]

So I'm wanting to create a laptop with a keyboard (obv) and I've got the brushed aluminium material I want to use as well as a texture with keys for the displacement of the physical keys and a mask to ...
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The difference between Factor and Image: How can I combine them?

I do not understand here what is the difference between Fact and Image: Inputs Factor Controls the amount of influence the node exerts on the output image. Image The background image. The image size ...
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Creating an accurate sodium halide (Monochromatic ) light source

I'm trying to create a sodium halide light. The effect of this light is that it only shows a single spectrum (out of the full rainbow of visible light), thus any object that isn't yellow, looks grey ...
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Control object emission strength (not material)

I have multiple objects with the same emission material. Is there a way to control the strength of the emission for each object?
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Is there a way to make a colour input dynamically match the colour of whatever other material/mesh it's touching? [duplicate]

Anyone know if there's a way to set a colour input (for a material) to match the colour of the closest material/mesh? For example, if I had a cube that I wanted to dynamically adopt the colour of the ...
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How to make plane tracked video start compositing from a certain frame?

Thanks to your help, I can now plane track a video and nicely add a video on top of the plane. However, I have a problem.. So, I only need to track a small part of a large video. I set the range to &...
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How do I resize the top picture

Please, how do I resize the top Green picture (with white triangles/areas) ?
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In need of node displacement on z axis only

I am working on a water shader, using nodes to displace the waves of an ocean. Here is the simplified version using a checker texture to visualize my problem. Since I want to make a cross section of ...
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How to use SSS texture in Blender 2.8?

How do I properly connect the SSS texture in a Blender 2.8 using nodes? Blender 2.8 Without and with the SSS texture:
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Python: How to disconnect and reconnect massive ammount of shading nodes

I am familiar with scripting, a fair bit, but I dont know how to tackle this challenge... I have a big amount of Materials with a principle BSDF and I need to disconnect the ImageTexture from the ...

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