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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Color beveled nurbs path according to the x-y-direction in the final camera view

My question is very similar to this one, but the answers there don't capture the essence of the problem imo. Assume you have beveled paths in Blender, then every location on the path has a tangent ...
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Access material node drivers from python

I would like to store my whole node input driver set up of a material in a txt file and load it back any time. How can I access the driver data along with node name and input number?
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Is it possible to turn the shader nodes into textures? [duplicate]

I know this is an odd question I make models in blender for my game looking at the procedural nodes it seems way easier to just make the textures using the nodes in blender rather than fixing textures ...
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photo realistic sss skin shader… i need a great node setup

So i was looking for a great node setup, heres my results so far and my node setup. I was wondering what i was doing wrong because it doesn't look good, also i know light setup is important but for ...
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change color ramp hue using nodes?

i was hoping someone could tell me how to change the color of a color ramp using other connected nodes. the second image does it almost right but the color of the whites from the color ramp are only ...
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How to make voronoi move like living ants?

In Twitter link below, I saw this work by Joe Gatling a few days ago. His voronoi moves like live bugs. How do you create that in Blender? Moving ants with voronoi. Edit. I'm back. I've just ...
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How to I transfer a video from Node editor to the 3D View?

(I'm new to blender) So I've erased the green-screen off of a video in Node Editor. Now I just need to use the actual video and animate it in the 3D View. But I don't know how to transfer it from the ...
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How do I use a map or node as a mask?

I want to use an AO node as a mask for a different texture, as in I want the AO node to be a factor for 100% opacity in the white areas and lower in the dark until full black equals zero. Im not ...
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How to use Shader Editor for Grease Pencil Strokes and Fills

It seems that you can't use the shader editor (formally the node editor) to edit stroke and fills for the grease pencil. Am I mistaken, is there a way to edit these strokes and fills as you would a ...
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Image Texture Darkens Entire Glass

When I add an image with a transparency layer on the bottle, it darkens the entire bottle and I have no idea what's going on. I followed this guide to the word but can't seem to figure out what I'm ...
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Displacement making spikes

I was following an old CG geek tutorial and i randomly got a crap ton of spikes that just appeared out of nowhere when I switched it from "Displacement only" to "Displacement and Bump". I can't get it ...
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Eevee generated texture doesnt work on mac [closed]

Contrary to my windows 7 Pc blender 2.8 and also 2.81 on MacOS 10.12.6 wont display generated textures (bricks, noise, voronoi) with Texture Coordinate Input as generated. With this problem the ...
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My eye is turning black when adding the transmission on the BSDF node

I'm trying to make an eye and while adding the outer later that makes it shine it's turning it dark instead. It's supposed to look like this: But ends up looking like this: Does anyone know what's ...
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Transmission on Principled BSDF turning object dark instead of transparent

I'm following the tutorial linked below (don't know if this helps), and at the end of it he's able to make the outer sphere of the eye give the transparent glass-like look of an actual eye, but for ...
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Skin node, lip node, how can i have a softer blend at the edge

im very new to blender, followed some tutorial created node for the skin texture and created some node for the lip, any method i can get a kind of mixing these 2 node at the edge between lip and the ...
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Node Texture not being applied correctly

I'm with a problem while trying to apply a noise node to simulate a concrete material I'm having a problem that in the node preview the texture is the way I want, but in the mesh the texture is ...
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Can’t position Gradient Texture on Object (eyeball) properly

Every time I try to center the light in the middle of the eye like in the tutorial, it doesn't work and ends up centering around where I put the mark seam. It's supposed to look like this: But turns ...
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Vector displacement along Z axis

So I'm trying to make a mineral texture for November, and I want to use vector displacement. But I can't get it to go just along the Z-axis, nor will the texture Be shown. In the setting of the ...
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Clamping Color Ramp Values

This is my first time asking anything on here, but I have been using Blender for many years now. I am currently working on a specific type of toon shader. I want it to be able to automate any image ...
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How do you disable the old version “mipmaps” in 2.81 (With thorough directions to finding it)?

I'm trying to make a Minecraft animation and in my video, I'm watching it says to disable mipmaps which were originally under "system" in preferences in an older version. Can anyone give a thorough ...
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How can I make whole scene emit light

I;m using nodes to make all objects emit light, it worked before but i have changed something, i'm not sure what and now the only object emitting light is the chopper blades. I want the grid and the ...
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What does the fraction math node do?

I am trying to learn some procedural basics. Could you tell me what the fraction math node does? Is the result similar to modulo?
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Viewer Node doesn't show up

So I am watching a tutorial and I am supposed to create a viewer node to connect it with a fresnel. I searched through the internet and everyone is saying that I only have to press Shift + Ctrl + LMB ...
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How to add drivers in node inputs in python?

I am trying to add a driver in a node entry in the World. The following script fail with "TypeError: bpy_struct.driver_add(): property "inputs" not animatable " I can't find sample of similar code. ...
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How to reveal type of material nodes in 2.8

I'm having a hard time trying to figure out, which types of nodes were used in the creation of a shader/material in the node editor. I did download a Blend file from the web and was curious to analyze ...
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Eevee Linear / Cubic Texture Interpolation Complex Node Issue / Bug

A friend has been working on a project, and they have run into issues with using Linear Interpolation & Cubic Interpolation with their complex node tree. This node tree will be working with low ...
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Help with a Custom Planet Texture

Basically, I'm making this planet using a material in the node editor. And I've made the basic "continents" on the surface, but I was wondering how I could achieve small detail on the land's surface. ...
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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 to distort still image or gif animation

I found this gif animation in Twitter as shown below. Now I want to know how that is done. I wish to put flickering effect on any still image. I'd like to use that technique on not just still images, ...
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How set Hex in RGB Node? (Python)

Currently looking at the blender API I haven't seen anything of all about the Hex input. This is frustrating me enough as it seems strange to me that there is no such input function (when Blender ...
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2.81 missing Volume node - any of them available?

Downloaded Official 2.81 and get same result. Search for "Principled" and "Volume" no result was trying to follow volumetric lighting tutorial and cannot find any "volume" node. World> Volume node(...
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How to make a texture transparent in Blender?

I've been making a scene of an office. I have to put in a office chair that has a mesh, but I'm struggling with the texture as I can't make it transparent. Does anybody know how to fix this? Or where ...
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Time Node in Blender 2.81?

I'm trying to make a Rorschach effect material. What I want to do is have the distortion on a Wave Texture node change over time. It seems to me that in earlier versions of Blender, there was a Time ...
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Principled python script for selected object

I want to ask a solution for blender scipt for principled. I have imported about 50 characters in FBX format, problem is that every one of them have about 10-15 materials with principled but they are ...
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Trying to recreate smoke with noise textures, need help ASAP

So I'm trying to recreate this exact kind've smoke: But I simply cannot, I've tried a bunch of things, gradient and noise textures but I just can't achieve the same affect. Can anyone help me out ...
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Image Texturing - Using cycle's nodes to scale image texture and randomly rotate them

Is there a way to randomly rotate an image texture randomly and keep its mapping scalable? Im sure this has already been asked but can't seem to find it. If someone can redirect me to the appropriate ...
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Procedural Rougness texture

I'm looking to create a procedural basic rough texture in blender with some texture nodes. Can someone either share a node tree or a link to a video on it? Thanks!
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Video editing: weird transparency blending with “Alpha Over”

I'm working on a video in the sequencer, and as part of this I want to overlay a scene containing some text. The text is rendered via node-based shading, and in particular uses a "clouds" texture to ...
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Why is Eevee animation render different from a single image render?

I'm trying to render an animation of a scene that I have previously rendered an image of successfully but the animation render is ignoring keyframes and some of the shader nodes but not all. When I ...
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How I do to add a procedural texture from blender render to cycles?

In Blender Render, I have procedural textures (natural from the app) but, this textures doesn't have in Cycles.
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Transparent BSDF not working

Why is this not transparent? The translucent BSDF works but not the transparent BSDF. I'm using Cycles as a render engine. I've had this work in the past but for some reason it doesn't want to work ...
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how to bake diffuse with mix shader?

So in the left corner you'l see albedo/diffuse bake result, in the right corner it is how it should look and how it looks in viewport and at the bottom half is shade node scheme. I dont understand how ...
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Making a circular fade to transparent with nodes

So I have made my y axis of this plane 'fade' to transparent ... any idea how I can set up some nodes to make it start fading from the blue circle and then be fully transparent by the time it ...
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Using python, how do you get the last image node downstream of the principled node's diffuse input socket?

Using python, how do you get the last image node downstream of the principled node's diffuse input socket. For example if there's an unknown number of other nodes between the texture image node and ...
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Created concrete material by following a 2.79 tutorial in 2.8 and messed up true displacement

Here's the tutorial I followed: https://youtu.be/wmtAVNDtc_w The only change I made was i skipped a portion with the image texture around 5:30 because i didn't find any major change without it and ...
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Node texturing in blender 2.8

Hello fellow internet people, I am currently trying to recreate the minecraft assets in blender, but I am encountering a problem as some of the textures files come as grayscale and have a colormap ...
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Node won't appear even when I search for it

I am following a tutorial on YouTube that is about materials and the guy in the video states that there is a denoise node that can reduce the noise of an image. However, when I searche
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Texture Paint not Applying to Render Preview

I UV unwrapped my object (an eye), and applied a texture to it. Because the texture doesn't match up perfectly on both sides of the sphere, I'm left with a seam. I tried fixing it using the clone tool ...
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Connecting alpha node when adding material causes a weird spazzy cloud

So I ripped this model from a game, but it came in several pieces so I'm just adding it together. When I added this hair texture the back of his bangs wouldn't get textured unless I also connected the ...
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Light Behind Texture (Transmission)

I have a model that uses a transmission texture. What the texture is suppose to do is when the lighting is behind the it, it will give the other side a somewhat glow effect as if the light traveled ...