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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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Blender is becoming increasingly unresponsive and Vanished line nodes

I am facing following 2 problems. My blender works fine on modelling and sculpting. But when i try to create new materials it starts helding/irresponsive and takes 5- 10 minutes to responding and ...
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How to make a part of texture emit light?

I have made some lights here using a texture with dots and a transparent background. As you can see in the image, the switch to turn them on or off is the Fac value in the mix shader. This works just ...
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Animating material property differently for every object that uses the same material

I have a plenty of lanterns in my scene that use the same material and I would like to animate their emission value independently. Currently I've animated it using noise f curve modifier to achieve ...
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Mix Shader when shadow [duplicate]

I want to mix shader when object receives shadow with Light Path node but it isn't working.
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Can this decimate scatter effect be done with nodes?

I'd like to make a node group that with a "scatter" slider would make the texture scatter to bits as shown below. Can this be done with nodes?
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can i keyframe the position of an image texture node on the surface of a model?

im trying to be able to keyframe eyes on a model but the eyes are image textures on a surface. moving the surface that theyre on dosent work. i just need a way to move the eyes (images) on the surface....
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Is it possible to bake a procedural texture from just one face of an object into a texture image

I have an object which has a texture image applied to the sides of my object and a procedural texture applied to the top face. I found that procedural textures don't work in MS Flight Simulator. I go ...
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Why is Ambient occlusion showing squares and triangles?

in the last image I used the substance to show how it was going in the blender! I must have activated or done something, because the AO was the same it didn't show the topology the topology is done in ...
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Laser Engraved Wood Texture [closed]

I'm trying to make an engraved wood texture as if it has been done on a laser cutter. Has anyone tried this before and might be able to give me a tip? Thank you!
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How to prevent Toon BSDF node from casting shadows on enlightened areas?

I know toon shading can be done with eevee too, but it have issues with casting shadows without some “holes” inside them or jaggered edges. Cycles does better job from my POV. But, there’s this issue. ...
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Vector Projection gives weird results?

I'm trying to project a vector onto another vector using the Vector Math node's Project mode like this: However, almost every output is just input B (1,0,0). This ...
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SMITE model materials nodes

I downloaded a SMITE model from a certain site. It has all the necessary textures and some more which are all called "mask". I plugged the dif texture into the main color of the principled ...
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I've made an eye using nodes which moves when a bone is rotated. Will it still function if I port it over to another software?

I'm attempting to make a Vtuber avatar and I want it to use this for the eyes. If I port it to another software, will these eyes still move with the bone or would I have to find an alternative method?
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Denoise node in compositor changes the color of original image?

I'm using denoise node in compositor to denoise a texture with baked lighting. It's working fine for the denoising part, but it changes the original color of the image. It's no long as saturated/...
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how to give my 3d model the illusion that its a 2d cartoon character

I have for a very long time wanted to create stories with cartoon 2d characters, however I am terrible with 2d animation, and I know more about 3d characters just a little more, so what I would like ...
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Is there any way to have a node with text without Animation Nodes?

So I need a node to add and change text into my material. I know that it is possible to use Animation Nodes but i am not being able to make it run on my blender. So it would be awesome if there were ...
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PBR Material Mix Multiplied Colors

This PBR Material is multiplying Albedo + AO. I want to keep that but be able to change the Base color. Added a Mix node, but not sure if this is the best way to do this. It kida works. Also in the ...
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How to create / animate a noise type image / texture using a given color palette

How to create / animate a noise type image / texture using a given color palette I have a specific color palette I want to use to create / animate a tv noise effect (along with being able animate the ...
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How can I change the order of execution of two loops?

How can I change the order of the execution of multiple loops inside an AN node graph? I have an A and B loop, ...
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How to turn off or stop automatic masking when using keying node?

I've opened a video file set for a green screen effect in Blender. Without having done anything else to the video, or even in Blender itself I go to the compositor tab. If I add a "keying" ...
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How to make a realistic spotlight with defocus effects

I'm trying to use spotlight to project image on a plane, and hope to get blurred images with different defocus level in different position, just like a realistic projector. But actully the projected ...
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How do you fix textures not aligning with each other?

Are there any solutions to fix image textures not aligning with each other? I have UV unwrapped. My solution so far was to change the scale of the texture through the mapping node, but it only appears ...
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Convert to Float failed [closed]

Hello I am brand new and trying to visualize some JSON as cylinders based on a YouTube tutorial Everything was going fine I am able to create cylinders based on the JSON and now I am trying to set the ...
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Volume Scatter - how to increase falloff

Here is my node setup. And here is what the volume scatter looks like. It is mostly fine but where the edges of the mesh is seen there are very harsh lines where the volume ends. Does anyone know ...
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blender 2.93 Shading Selecting Texture node all other nodes vanish

blender 2.93 Default "General" scene 2)Shading Tab Spacebar (or "Add") a "Texture" node and all the default nodes disappear. Then all options to create new nodes are not ...
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Is it possible to add custom nodes to the material editor?

I noticed the addon for the Renderman Render Engine for Blender added its own custom nodes for shaders. I wanted to know how I can do this, and write my own python code for them. For example, I wanted ...
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Geometry Nodes (Corners)

So i started watching tutorials about geometry nodes Procedural buildings but yet never found tutorial about this i am trying create corner but this happens anyone know how I can fix that
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How I Unpremult in blender?

‘Unpremultiple’ is the process of dividing the alpha out of the image. Then the colour corrections can be done. After this stage, the alpha can then again be multiplied back in. This can often be done ...
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Node Wrangler connects wrong inputs/output

I want to use lazy connect Alt + Drag drag with the node wrangler but it often connects the wrong inputs and outputs. is there a way to cycle through the different inputs/outputs? Another issue is ...
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Geometry Nodes: How can I align points/instances to normals without local rotation?

The lower torus is using a hair emitter and displays exactly what I'm going for: each instance edge is parallel to the next. The upper torus is using geo nodes and each instance has a local rotation. ...
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Math Sine Node not working as expected?

I was just experimenting with a few nodes. I would like to preface I am new to nodes in general. Here is my node setup: Now, my intuition of my node setup is as follows : For every pixel on the mesh, ...
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Is there a Musgrave Texture color output in Blender 2.9?

So I needed a plane to have bumps and while researching, I came across this question, which answered my question pretty much. As I followed along with the second answer by Nicola Sap, I saw that his ...
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How can I cycle the phase of random-based textures like noise or voronoi?

In textures like noise or voronoi, the texture is generated through an algorithm that uses random numbers, somehow. I want to be able to change these random numbers smoothly, so that the texture ...
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My nodes are not connecting in blender

I have tried blender 2.80 and 2.82a but still I am facing this problem! My use nodes option is enabled and I am using a material as well but still the problem exists
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How can I recreate this spotty/polka dot/ confetti material procedurally

How can I go about recreating this with a procedural material. It's part of a comission and it needs to have seemingly randomly scattered spots of slightly different sizes and colours on a white ...
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How to make this texture? (Table Wood Texture) [closed]

I want to make the white lines appear on the legs of table in blender (just like in reference image attached). I am not good at procedural textures, if anyone can help. Thank You
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Why does my transparent/glass material change the colours of objects that sit inside of it, how to fix this?

How come my coloured material appears different when situated inside my glass/transparent material. is there a work around so that the colour displays correctly inside the glass?
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How to get accurate RGB color in blender form Adobe illustrator

I have 2 question First why the rgb color is not same when i copy the value of RGB detas from illustartor to blender RGB node in blender. Second question. it seams okey when a use a hashtag color ...
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How to convert a blender material to a simple color in mass?

I have around 200 small spheres that are a part of a 3D data plot and I want to color them based on their z position. The way this is done is by making a material that uses a color ramp based on the z ...
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Creating a painterly effect using Geo Nodes

In short, I want to give a painterly look to my objects. A pretty big issue I've been hit with so far is how to assign the instanced objects to essentially show the material of the object they're on ...
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Painted over plastic material

Does anybody know how to make this kind of material, where there is a plastic base layer and looks like somebody painted over it? Including the displacement and everything? The look I would like to ...
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How do I get 1 for a certain range of a value?

I want to drive a shader with a value node. If the value would be from 0.1 to 0.3, I want the output to be 1 and otherwise I want it to be 0. I was thinking about using Greater Than and Less Than, but ...
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What is the best way to encode a material into python code?

I'm looking for the most widely applicable a way to convert materials into executable python code, with code. This method should be able to accomodate node groups, and multiple nodes with identically ...
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How to make a tree leaf a solid color depending on how much light hits it (eevee)

Is it possible to make each leaf of the tree a solid color from the colorramp depending on how much light is hitting it? I've done a data transfer on it to copy the normals from a sphere to give it a ...
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Trying to create a simple pile-of-sand type texture

I'm currently trying (and failing) to create a close-to-realistic pile of ground coffee beans. I put a blue annotation to indicate roughly what I'm trying to accomplish, and I got pretty close with ...
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What exactly is the intuition and a logical way of thinking about how ColorRamp node works to 'distribute' its input?

Though I have been using the ColorRamp node for quite a while, I often trial and error moving the handles in the ColorRamp node around to get my desired effect. I realized that I didn't really have ...
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Can't export to VRM with color ramp [duplicate]

I've created a VRM file with vroidStudio to make a 3D model and imported it to Blender to change the skin to make it look like a humanoid with tritton skin. In blender it looks like this: But when I ...
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Volumetric Project Image from Center

I've got a volume being generated from an image texture, I just need it to come from the center instead up straight up and down. Here's what I have so far. I tried using UV for the texture coords, but ...
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Color ramp as Value for Strength input on Emission shader

I am trying to plug the Color Ramp output to the Strength input of an Emission shader which gives me the noise randomnesss as intended. However, color ramps seem to be operating within the range of 0-...
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Why is my donut glowing?

After i went and redid the node tutorial, my donut started glowing. Before, the donut look completly fine, so i dont think it is a lighting issue. Other people who had this problem had the viewer ...

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