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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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Random per island broken in 2.9?

I am having an inconsistency between outcomes using the node Geometry>Random per Island It is the same node setup behaving differently between 2.83 and 2.9 2.83: I will get the colors assigned to ...
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Animation nodes: bake Cycles Material Output to keyframes - possible?

In an older Question I found an answer, what is possible to bake with AN. One in the list was: Cycles Matrial Output (2 Years ago) Link: Animation nodes bake to keyframes not working with polygon ...
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How do I replicate Daz3D Iray skin shading in Blender EEVEE?

I am trying to replicate this skin rendered with Iray: Notice the smooth yet defined skin and features, as well as the subsurface scattering, particularly under the eyes and mouth. This is how I was ...
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How to start and stop movie sequence of image node at specific frame in python script?

I try to playback different video clips one after the other on a mesh face using keyframes. I achived pretty interesting result with changing material offset of a solidify modifier by ...
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Adding Noise along lines using nodes

My goal is to add procedural grass patches along the crevices of tiles. I have a tile pattern as below So, is it possible to add noise along those black lines so that they can be colored green to ...
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Can I make a custom node from a group and have that available in other projects?

I've found some neat combinations of nodes to create certain effects, so I'd like to make them a group and then have that node available on my list of available nodes, even when I reload the startup ...
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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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Translate area mouse coordinates to the the Node Editor's blackboard coordinates?

I'm trying to to add a node from a custom made panel which pops from a pie menu. And I want the node to appear at my mouse's location (see ...
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How do you import images onto planes using nodes

I have an image and I want to display it on the plane. I searched Google and found that I can use images as planes but if I ever want to change the image I would have to redo the image and all the ...
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Why isn't my metallic material showing in lookdev mode?

I'm watching a tutorial, and the author made his sphere metallic in Look Dev mode and it shows. I do the same thing and it turns black no matter what I do, whether I turn on scene world or lights or ...
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How to deactivate a node tree? Or deactivate all nodes in one shot? [duplicate]

I would like to make some test with different node trees in Animation nodes. Is there a way to deactivate the entire page/node tree? Is it possible to deactivate nodes all in one shot, like (select ...
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Rotate texture at the middle of UV and without tiling distortion (MAX like)

I need texture center to be in the middle of UV coordinates and make this possible (gif video https://imgur.com/j24jLxi) working in blender (gif video https://imgur.com/bZoOVEa) this to this File ...
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How can i procedurally change ring sizes in wave texture?

I got to the point where I got each ring size different by having the Wave Texture go through a Noise Texture. How can I get each ring to not be uniform like this drawing. Not exactly like the ...
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Texture node editor for textures [closed]

Hi everybody I'm assuming when exactly blender is going to fix this bug, that procedural node not working in Blender (Modifiers & reference image & other stuff), they're just previewing as ...
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Using Texture node editor for textures [closed]

Hi everybody I'm assuming when exactly blender is going to fix this bug, that procedural node not working in Blender (Modifiers & reference image & other stuff), they're just previewing as ...
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How can you save node group data to be able to be seen within unity?

I don't know if you just cant do it or not but I am creating a stylized texture for low poly assets for a game within unity. I am unable to get the textures working as I have used both a noise node ...
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Roughness in cycles render. Need help with nodes

I am new in a blender, So I have a problem. I created photo scanned texture with normal and bump map (8K res)in photoshop. When I applied it on the object, all looks good in material preview mode, but ...
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Is there a way to make a gradient based on an object or a image texture?

I made this image with a monkey head and I want to be able to make something like the second image with nodes procedurally [i made this just by duplicating a cutout] I want to be able to take a ...
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It there a way to do edge detection on plane?

I know if I have a volume I can do bevel, which gives me edges of each plane. However I only have a plane, and I need to mark the edge of it. Something like https://blender.community/c/...
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Applying a polygonal (hexagonal) grid to a surface

I'm playing around with an idea about applying a hexagonal grid to an (as yet undefined) irregular geometry. I want to be able to easily adjust the density of the polygonal grid, within a range. The ...
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Custom nodes, node limits, and compile times

I am working with some very complex custom toon shaders in Eevee. This causes several problems. First, the compile times are atrocious. Second, I am in danger of hitting the node limit if I also use ...
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No connection wires for shader nodes?

I dunno what the issue is here. Graphics card? Bug? Am I just missing something? I find it hard to believe it's a graphics card issue considering I am able to use render mode in the viewport with ...
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How to make procedural broken glass material with a particular shape [duplicate]

Hello, I want to create something like this image does, in cycles. Does anyone know how to make procedural broken glass that can look like this ? I am looking for a way to not have the random voronoi ...
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How to make a 90s Cel animated look in blender

I'm trying to created the Cel animated look in blender but with 2D animation beside, mimicking the style from the 80s and 90s I feel like theirs some nuance to it that I need to set up nodes for. ...
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Whether someone has done a user defined version of Blinn-Phong (not Blinn and not Phong separately) reflection model in the node editor?

Actually, I am interested in working with Blinn-Phong reflection model in my rendering process, but unfortunately, there is no such a reflection model in Blender. (Yes, It has Blinn and Phong ...
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Animation Nodes Loop Input performance issue with large 3d vectors numpy arrays

I am working on scientific visualizations involving huge arrays of 3d vectors, sometimes 100k or sometimes even millions of vectors. I quickly ran into performance related issues, mostly when needing ...
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material not applying

I have my material nodes set up, however, the viewport is not showing any changes. my nodes were set up like this: and the viewport is displaying: i wonder how to fix it.
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How to preview texture nodes by hovering?

How does he achieve seeing the texture by only hovering over each node? https://youtu.be/5TcBWJva9aE?t=144
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Using texture painting on an existing node material

blender newbie here. For a school project I'm trying to create sort of a promo image of a table with a pattern laser etched into it. My first plan was to create a wood material using nodes and then ...
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Shader Editor not match selected material

I selected the glass which is glass, but under the shading, all the nodes are the donuts. What did I do wrong that the nodes are not matching with the selection? Thanks a lot!
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Viewport shader material is different from material preview

Greeting, I’m a newbie to blender. I’m creating material for a box. I created that material by viewing material preview in blender but, my material on my box is different from than previewer. I dunno ...
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How to fix my procedural chocolate bloom nodes

My goal My achievement My problem: Most nodes are guessed because I can't properly follow the [0]tutorial since my version of blender is newer[1] [0] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KO_qkM93q8 [1] ...
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How Do i add colour to this image texture?

I think i have bumped it correctly? I now want to add colour so that the planet looks nice. Also I am having trouble with the image texture after unwrapping and scaling in the uv image editor- not ...
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How to find name of a nodes type to create with python

I would like to create a ColorRamp node, but I don't know how it is called internally. ...
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More than 5 mix/principled shaders turns material pink in material preview but not in rendered preview? No missing textures

I'm doing a 3D map with a single material only using masks to change between terrain types, but once I add more than 5 mix/principled shaders the material turns pink, this issue just happens in the ...
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Weird metal material bug in cycles

I linked you the first render of my animation (https://we.tl/t-B0xxfc2bD2) and besides the fact that the leaves are falling a little bit too often and too fast I absolutely don't like the material bug ...
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Layered and modular toon shader using a master node to stack them all

I was looking at videos from Lightning Boy Studio that show that they built a modular toon shader where you just have to plug node group instances in a master node to stack the shaders. The color and ...
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How do i get a dotted graph material?

example in the photo. want nodes for this, thank you. i can’t find anything on it
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Help to create a texturized material

I need help to reproduce this material with this "texture". It is a playing card, it can be vynil, or simple hard plastic. I know it is not that hard, but I still have some problems with ...
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How could I set the dataType of a value in group input/output geometry node?

The default socket type is float, but I would like to set it into other types, as I marked in this picture : How could I do that?
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Animation Nodes Loop Issue

I'm having this issue with animation nodes where, if I want to change the list of vertex positions of an object based on a boolean condition, then only one vertex gets affected. In this case, only the ...
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Mouse click released immediately on drag; can't drag nodes

I've recently switched to Linux Mint from Windows. Everything in Blender is running fine, except for the fact that I can't seem to hold down 'mouse drag' operations. I click, hold down the mouse ...
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How do I mix two bump nodes and fade from one to the other?

Here is a simple flower bud with a colour pattern using noise and a gradient texture. Now I want to add two textures, a wave pattern for the petals and a noise pattern for the stem. I have used a ...
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Can't figure out what nodes to use to make this procedural texture

I'll try to explain the best I can I'm trying to build a texture, using an image as reference: I tried using this 3 combinations: This was my final shot. From Sam Bowman - https://www.youtube.com/...
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Make Gradient between two gradient spheres

I have two Empty Objects. They are both Scale 1, but have different Sizes set in properties: They are each used as Object Texture Coordinates for a Spherical Gradient Texture. The smaller one is ...
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why isn’t voronoi texture working? [closed]

i am trying to do a test here and get yellow dots on blue dots but it’s not working, why?
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Is it possible to pass a [color ramp] to a node group?

Are there any addons or other features in Blender that allow the Blender user to write nodes that passes in color ramps and reuse them in a group node? If the answer is yes, then what are the steps? ...
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modify texture on certain parts of extruded shape

I created a picture frame by extruding the profile along a rectangular path. Is it possible to kind of split the texture at the corners and move it around, so it isn't continuous from one edge to the ...
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Where is this “power” node? [duplicate]

I am trying to replicate a material with these nodes and they use a power node and it’s not on blender. i’m using 2.92
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How to set Z transparency in Blender nodes using the Blender's Render?

The context is like this: If you are using the Blender internal (Blender Render Machine) and you are also using nodes, and want to fine tune the transparency by using the Z Transparency value how ...

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