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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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Procedural volume possible?

This is a stretch but I was wondering if there was any possible way to make a procedural 3d volume like this example that was made in Houdini - I've messed around with the principled volume shader ...
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Problem with image texture [on hold]

I have a weird issue with an image texture. I'm attempting to put a logo on a golf ball,, but the image itself is being duplicated, reversed and enlarged on the opposite side of the object. Tried ...
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albedo, height, roughness? Texture download included a bunch of files. How do I properly use them?

I have downloaded a seamless concrete texture, but I'm not sure what to do with each file. From what I understand, each texture is used to apply a certain effect on the object, but no tuturial has ...
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image texture node - Image sequence control by slider

Is there a way, how to change images from image sequence by slider or driver?
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Why won't Evee open the selected material in compositing

I remember that in older versions of Blender the current material would be selected, if you chose an entity with a material. As you can see in compositing editor, there should be some type of diffuse ...
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Icecream Material [on hold]

I am working on ice cream chocobar project and i am really struggling on the icecream texture node setup, have chocolate texture figured out but I just cant get the icecream part working, can someone ...
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Drag pictures/files into nodes

How can I easily, and fast, swap HDRI files in the environment tab without opening up a File Browser that covers the whole screen? More explanation: Just switched from Cinema 4D to Blender 2.8 (and I ...
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LED glowing letters

Hi im making Signage Letter Glow animation. Letter should emit all RGB light in the shared video. Do i have to assign all the color and key frame or with material it will work. Blinking of the RGB ...
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Export nodes as png?

I'm trying to create a custom sword for Skyrim. I have come across a problem with texturing, however; I used nodes to texture my sword, but I can't find a way to export my custom texture as a png. Any ...
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How to make image texture transparent

I am making a white curtain and want it to be somewhat see through. I am using and image texture that is jpeg and not png. and wonder if this makes a difference. I have seen others make objects ...
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Making an object transparent relative to the thickness of it

I need the object to be less transparent depending on its thickness relative to the camera For example, I have an object like this And I want it to be less transparent at the edges but more solid in ...
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Weird Glitch when render only normals

Hey guys i dont know whats happening, new to blender. Hahaha...sigh Ok so i am following blender guru tutorial but for the love of god i cant figure it out a render glitch. i am using an Hdri to light ...
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How do I keep the pupils black?

I'm still trying to understand nodes. But I have looked everywhere for explanations on proper eye gloss/transparency and have followed all instructions to the letter, always to the same effect. I have ...
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node file output not rendering in the rgba channel

when rendering multichannel exr files using the fileoutout node in the node editor, i can easily setup different render channels and obtain a pretty good result with it, but I can never make the "...
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Timing with animations in the node editor

Could someone please tell me how to change the timing on composite animations? I'm making a mask from one video and putting it onto another video, but I want the mask to start partway through the ...
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Substance designer nodes vs blender material nodes [on hold]

I've been using blender for a few months. I need to generate completely procedural materials using nodes. However, making complicated materials become difficult. The reason I need the materials to be ...
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Is there any way to bake the animations from animationnodes and bring them into 2.80 so that I can use EEVEE

I want to render some animations from 2.79 using animation nodes but the render times are insane in Cycles. I was wondering if there was a way to bake in the animations and then use EEVEE in 2.80 as ...
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How to drive the color in node editor by the color of the light?

I want to control the color in the node editor by light color. After trying it myself, I guess I should probably get the RNA properties and enter it in the driver editor in the correct way. I ...
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Animating Dynamic Paint with noise texture

so I'm trying to recreate this effect https://twitter.com/Erisdraw3D/status/1056931358185086976 and I've gotten as far as having the white area around a rock, but I've been struggling with animating ...
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How can I animate bump or displacement node?

Is it possible to animate the texture of the object? For example I would like to make bump vector's strength higher and texture to change a bit through animation, but I can find that you can animate ...
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How to use normal displacement instead of vector displacement in shader editor (2.8)

I am creating a material in 2.8, and am using real displacement in the shader, but how do I use normal displacement, rather than vector? The reason is that when I use a black/white heightmap, the ...
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How can I make this glass look more like a shower?

I made two materials to show the difference; the left side is just clear glass and on the right side I used darker glass, but none of them look right. How can I make the glass look more realistic like ...
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How to copy nodes and their links from one node tree/material to another - in python?

I'm trying to copy nodes from one node tree/material to another, in python. As far as I can tell there is no good way to do this. I have even tried context switching and then either try to use <...
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Understanding Blender node editor

I have some basic experience with blender and can use node editor to achieve basic tasks like combining shaders, textures etc. The workflow of a node editor looks like a functional programming ...
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Blender screwing up normal maps from Substance Painter?

I have been using blender for a bit and ran into some weird issues when using Normal maps from Substance Painter and have no idea why. In software such as Sketchfab they show up perfectly fine with ...
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help moving gradient to tip of object

so I have been working on this model for a bit, and so far the gradients have been working well enough. However, the arms do not want to cooperate. The idea is that the colour is red towards the hands,...
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Upscaling and sharpening 1080p image sequence to 4k in node editor?

Hi I need to upscale 1080p .exr image sequence to 4k. I also want to apply a sharpen effect to it like: -filter "unsharp=lx=7:ly=7" Or whatever blender can offer I ...
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Cycles outline objects

I want to add the outline effect in all, not only border. How and can do this in Cycles fast? I've searched for many pages, but all the methods did not work because I did something wrong.
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Using particle data to effect an unrelated objects material

Basically the sphere has an emission shader that I want to only emit when a particle passes through it. It is supposed to be a muzzle flash from a firearm and right now I have to manually animate it ...
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How to make the Image Input node process every file in a sequence of OpenEXR or OpenEXR Multilayer .exr files?

My setup i5 2500K processor @ 3.3 GHz and 24GB ram. Using Blender v2.79b I have rendered out a set of 11 frames in OpenEXR and OpenEXR Multilayer format. Each set is produced from rendering a ...
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Get position of node socket in python

Is there a way to get the position (x/y coordinates) of a socket on a node in the node editor? I'm working on auto layout functionality and having the actual socket position would make it much more ...
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Changing node connections to be straight?

As is typical in this kind of thing I have a node tree filled with tangled curvy node connections going every which way. Even using reroutes it is somewhat difficult to read. I've seen a number of ...
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Blender 2.8 Eevee - Removing Ambient Occlusion from specific object?

Most of us know Eevee's Ambient Occlusion My issue is I have models such has hair with its own custom normals and the AO in Eevee is causing it to look weird. Is there a way to remove the AO effect ...
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Transition effect (common material to grid material)

Please tell me how i can achieve this transition effect. Only Compositing? Or can this effect be achieved in another way? Suppose I want to apply this transition effect to only one mesh in the scene.
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World Background Solid Colour Cycles [duplicate]

I'm new to blender, and would not consider myself to be 'good' at it. I'm trying to create a changeable sky texture that I can use for an animation by changing the world colours using sky nodes and ...
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Animation Nodes - Why Time info Node does not update Frames?

I have this problem: As you can see Viewer shows 0.0 while it should show frame 118 or 119.. Frame node does not update while scrubbing in timeline. Anyone had this problem as well? I've checked "...
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How do you realistically texture an object that does not have a PBR texture?

It's basically as the title implies. I'm fairly new to blender, so to practice my skills, I decided to attempt a festive coffee cup scene. Everything was going well; I developed my coffee cup, and ...
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Does the Particle Info node work in Eevee?

I am trying to use the random output of the Particle info node to change the colors of the objects instantiated as particles, using a ColorRamp node below. It works with the Cycles render but not with ...
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Issues installing Blender Animation Nodes on v2.79 on my mac

I downloaded the zip file for the latest version of Blender Animation Nodes. I then went to Blender's "file -> "user preferences" menu, pressed "install add-on from file" and selected the unopened zip ...
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How do I use the node editor for material?

I was using the node editor in an earlier project and I found it fairly easy to follow, so I opened up a new one to experiment. I added a plane, created a material and went to node editor, where I was ...
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Is it possible to use a .tga texture file and a mix shader in the node editor?

What I'm trying to do is render this ball from a video game as gold, with the .tga layer very faint on the top. How would I go about doing this? In the node control panel, when I click "use nodes", ...
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Can't see material nodes for Cycles

Using Cycles, "Add Nodes" checked, "Object Data" selected, already pressed numpad "0" and also "Home". See screencap below. How do I get the material visible on the material tab to show its nodes in ...
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Use texture + color ramp to set density vertex group for particle system

I created a landscape of diffuse shaders, e.g. for meadow and rock and combine them with a Noise Texture + ...
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Missing ID Keys in AN Tab

I'm missing ID keys properties.. Can I show them from somewhere? When I add new key no property bar appears.. just the names.. Image on the left shows How "ID Keys" tab looks in my current scene. ...
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How do I animate the scaling of a texture?

I have a B/W pattern on a torus and I wanted to make it slowly move down so it gets the effect of coming out of the hole in the middle. I am working in UV mapping right now, and I'm scaling the ...
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Modeling, sculpting, and shadeing help

I have been using blender for about two years. And i am still lagging in molding, sculpting and shading knowledge would any one have some good wholesome and helpful tutorials?
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How to export node Materials for my cel-shaded model to unity [Blender Internal]

My materials use the node editors color ramps to make a cel-shading like look but when I put the materials into Unity the cel-shading is not working and the material only has its base color
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Wrong shadow on the mesh? (bl nodes)

When I cast a shadow on my NPR model, I found that there were always some areas of bump that would not receive the shadow, So I seperate the part of the mesh that went wrong. As shown in the picture ...
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How to make blue hot metal

I made this fire/hot metal node setup and can't figure out how to change it's natural colours to blue. I tried colourizing the image texture (lava was used) but it didn't work. Also tried using RGB ...
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How to create a “Airbrush-like” Shading Material

How could I make a material out of the following picture? and also the Glossy one?