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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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Principled volume missing

So I'm following a tutorial where the person adds a principled volume shader and I don't seem to have it and can't find it at all. I'm using blender 2.9 if that helps. Is there possibly anything I'm ...
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how i make this damascus look like the reference photo? [duplicate]

how i make this knife that i made look like the reference photo at the end? i followed a node setup from here Achieve Damascus steel style with Cycles very usefull and understandble i think, but i ...
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What's with the triangles in wireframe emissions?

So, I've been trying to follow this youtube tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTdEtf1YTTI&t=155s And I get to the step at 3:50, attaching a wireframe input to a mix shader factor. ...
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Glossy paper on cycles

I would like create realistic glossy paper, as in magazine. Couldn't you give me approximately bunch of node or suggest any ideas? my version to need
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Cannot find dragging lines

I dont know how I got this one. I cannot get the property panel. I dont see any short cut keys like T & N for the third panel? I don't also see the three lines in the corner to split the screen. ...
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No colors in the FBX

When I export the project in FBX it runs out of colors. Please, can someone help me? When I export the project in FBX it runs out of colors. Please, can someone help me?
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Blender 2.8 bake node displacement as UV

How is it possible to bake? Or is it possible to change the object?
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Match exact color between Node and what is being rendered

You know how you get a color without any shading when plugging in a color output into a shader socket? Is there a way to make sure that exact color is being rendered? I'm working with a strict color ...
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Multiple instances of same image node?

I'm working on a material for redistribution, and my node setup uses a single black and white mask with different vector inputs to fake a normal map for a simple embossing/debossing effect. The ...
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How to make a procedural planet material with varied roughness of land and water in Cycles with Blender 2.8?

I am trying to make a Earth-like planet in Blender 2.8. I will try to explain my question with details if possible. Here is the shader I am using in text form: [Noise Texture]|Fac|>|Fac|[Color Ramp]>|...
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Getting/Accessing/Assign the actual (not default) value of a node socket that is linked to another socket

How can I get or access the actual (not default) value of a node socket in blender 2.80 or 2.79? This post is similar to this which provides an image to explain the problem as well. J. Bakker ...
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3d Volume from 2d Texture

is it somehow possible to generate volumetric information from a 2D Image Texture? I experimented already quite a bit, but with no succes. I thought about using the RGB, or better said, the BW-...
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How do I make an Icon look like glowing water in cycles?

so i'm trying to get an icon of mine too look like it is water that is glowing it doesn't have to be transparent or anything. I just want the object to have the illusion of glowing water. i have tried ...
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How to get gradient material to work with rig?

I've got a lil character i'm making that uses some gradient materials, but I don't know how to make the gradient move with the deformations. as you can see, the gradient doesn't move with the ...
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Cycles Line style node editor keyframe or driver not working

I'm using blender 2.79b in cycles. I can see freestyle after rendering and manage freestyle line set and freestyle line style by the render layers tab. When I activate "Use node" in node editor + line ...
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Values to straighten wave texture?

I am using the wave texture and am faced with a dilemma: by default, it is rotated in some obscure way. I want the bands of the texture to be aligned with each axis (x, y z) but cannot for the life of ...
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How can I modify the layout.label in a custom node in the Node Editor?

As you can see, I created some custom nodes, and I need to modify the middle label in each node when I create a new node, how can I do this? Here is my source code: ...
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Blackbody node is not in the node list?

I'm looking for a node called Blackbody. I already looked at this, and I am in cycles mode. The manual says it should be under converters but it isn't there. I have version 2.66a, that ships with my ...
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Clip depth field of view in nodes

I am a beginner in Blender. This is what I do to save the depth: I can get the real Z in meter from the camera to the object. But how to simulate the field of view ...
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Animating Glare angle offset

Is it possible to animate the "Angle offset" property of the Glare node? I am making a photon torpedo that has a glare applied to it, which should rotate when the torpedo is on the way.
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Compositing pixelation (Hot Pixels)

I've noticed that when doing compositing in Blender that I end up with hot pixels that are sharp and distracting. The result in this case was using a color node to layer an emission render pass over ...
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Can't find viewer node in 2.8

I've heard that it should be in the output but it's not there. It just has material output. I've enabled node wrangler which I've read should make the viewer node visible.
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How to connect two different Textures on the same faces with a transparent background?

I want to get rid of that black background next to that golden and red triangle. The golden edge of that red triangle is one texture and the red triangle itself is the other texture. I seperated the ...
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Material displacement looks slanted to one side in Blender 2.8

I've used MicroDisplacement before in 2.79 and all worked fine. Now, I have this problem, that all my displacements get slanted like this (see image). I am actually following a tutorial for Blender 2....
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How do you export a texture after being made through nodes [duplicate]

I am trying to make a mod for a game by using a character from another game which was packed in a .blend file he has a texture on him which is made through nodes I want to export the output texture ...
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What's the physically correct way to mix an emission shader with a non-emissive cover material? [duplicate]

How do I make a PBR emissive dielectric material such as: a computer screen, a glow stick, or the white tube of a CFL light? Do I MIX or ADD the Emission with the Principled BSDF? Should I mix it ...
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Diffuse node compability for glTF exporter

I got a problem using glTF exporter for Blender (To upload 3D content on Facebook). I downloaded the last version of the add-on on this site: https://github.com/KhronosGroup/glTF-Blender-Exporter The ...
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animation nodes error: node editor red outline and render error

im trying to use animation nodes addon. here is an image of my nodes. I am trying to make the animation nodes control the colour of the cube but when I eye-drop the cube i get a red outline around my ...
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Frame Duplication with Changing transparancy and colors

Is there a way to Change the colors and transparency of previous and post frames using the duplication frames, in object properties?
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Materials not rendering

I have been searching online for the answer to this for a few hours now and I just can't get this resolved on my own. The materials are not showing up in the final render, they show as gray scale but ...
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Displacement node not working with complex mesh

I'm trying to make displacement to a mountain. I could put displacement modifier that would work just fine but I want displacement just some parts of the mountain and I can't get it right with that ...
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Ctrl + T doesn't work

I usually used Ctrl+T for my Texture Setup, but it doesn't work. I enabled my node-wrangler-add-on, but nothing changed. I already googled for a whole while but didn't find anything helpful.
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Emission light in shader node - Blender 2.8B

In render preview, the item seems to work. But when hitting F12 to render, the particles are black and no emission is on picture for the particles. on rendering output
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Why i have White Texture?

I am trying to make this sphere using two different textures following a tutorial online However when I try to add the second texture it becomes white
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Cannot successfully bake a procedural texture in 2.8. Can someone tell me what I'm messing up?

So I built a procedural material and I would like to export it as an image (something I've never tried before) and I cannot get it to work. I have a UV Map, and the renderer view shows my material ...
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Colour ramp in 2.8 only picks the last colour stop.

Im not sure whether somethings changed or I'm just doing something wrong (since im a newbie), but my colour ramp in blender 2.8 when using eevee engine only picks the colour at the last stop. My nodes ...
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Scale texture (by Math Power node)

I experimented a bit with vector math and got this texture. It is compressed at the top and stretched below. How can I get the opposite effect? I did so, but I do not think that is the right way.
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Gradient along object hair particles (like grass)?

I've spent way too many hours on this and I don't know how else to make this work. Perhaps a dozen hours went into getting the coordinates right on a group of grass, only for it to break completely ...
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How to create reflective puddles from noise texture?

i have a problem with creating reflective puddles from noise texture. So i have a large plane where i wanted to add reflective puddles made from noise texture, and make it look something like this i ...
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How to get gradient from black and white image

After using less than node on an image texture I get this black and white mask Now I want to get a gradient that fades to black from center of each white line to black parts of mask. How can I do ...
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Update function for NodeSocket?

How do I set a callback for socket input change (value or link change) when having a custom node? I have a socket defined like: ...
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What is the most physically correct glass shader?

What node setup is the most physically correct? I mean, wich is the glass shader that looks the most like real life? The glass shader that makes the light rays act like real life.
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Transparent mesh turns other mesh invisible

When they do not touch the meshes are fine When they do touch the white mesh turns invisible Here are the nodes, I've tried different versions but those versions cause a black outline In normal ...
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Cycles not producing alpha transparency color change

I'm very new to Blender Cycles Render and I'm trying to have my character's irises have a white background where the image texture is transparent. So far, I've come up with this When displayed in ...
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How to rotate a Box mapped texture in the node editor

I'm looking to do something which IMO should be fairly easy, just not sure how to do it. I want to use a cube map (not UVs) to map a wooden board as in the below exampole. I think I can do it in the ...
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Adding 3D object to Video Clip

I have been a long time dabbler with Blender (back in the NaN days) but I've never really become proficient at it. Thus I am finding it difficult to do everything I need for this one project using ...
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Having issues with blended shader

I was killing time making a lowpoly version of a trashcan that a kitbash with online parts but I wanted to make around the handles transparent using a alpha texture but, my issue is that or a blend ...
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My Blender appears to be missing features

While following Blender Guru's rope tutorial, I found that my nodes are different than his. Among other things, I don't have an input slot called "displacement". In reading through what I could find ...
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Trying to Bake Texture But it's Black

So first I'd like to say I'm still a complete wreck at Blender, I'm self taught, which a lot of people are; but I might be making a stupid mistake, though for the life of me I can't figure out what it ...
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Cylinder Texture weird distortion

I'm having issues with a texture map that I've created for the purpose of a cork. I'm pretty confident I did my nodes correctly, but my biggest problem is this isn't a big item and I don't really want ...