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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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Can't see textures in render mode only

I downloaded a free 3D model, it is a Blender file. https://free3d.com/3d-model/house-10c2-71388.html There is a strange problem - the model is pink, which usually means that the texture is missing, ...
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Material colors of faces set to specific random ones by node editor

I figured out so far to make different objects with the same material and a color ramp in the nodes editor be chosen to have one of those colors somewhere in the ramp sceme. When I now got for example ...
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Light source direction/position as Texture Coordinate

is there any way to use a light source' position/direction as a control for "Texture Coordinate" in the node editor? (in cycles) So that when I move the light source around it adjusts the coordinates ...
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Importing a 3d model already texturized with substance painter in blender

I'm trying to learn the substance painter tool. So,I have a question to ask. So, I'm planning to texture a model using Substance Painter and will render it using the Cycles Render Engine. Is there a ...
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Cycles nodes for viewing angle/making parts of mesh invisible

I'm trying to create a material that causes parts of a mesh to become invisible when the camera view is past a certain angle. [EDIT: New example including a node setup] For example, when viewing a ...
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Simple materials created using node view not rendered

I'm trying to create a material. I was unable to use more complex mixing - it just didn't show up - but even simpler nodes aren't being applied to the mesh. I am in cycles render and the Viewport ...
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Is the Node/Noodle Code Written in C or Python?

I've been trying to figure out if the node/noodle code in Blender is written in C or Python. Anyone know? And if so (if I may be allowed a follow-up) can you point it out for me (file, if not ...
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gradient reflection-blender cycles

my question is, what kind of a node setup do I need to achieve a similar effect ? (My starting point is principled BSDF with base colour , height map ,roughness map ,metalic map and normal map ...
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Multiple materials on one object separated with textures

I have a mesh where there will be multiple black and white textures on it, and will each set the value a shader that will appear on the mesh in different areas. So wherever the texture is painted, the ...
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Forced material refreshing before render

I am no familiar with scripting, but I can't see another way to solve my problem with material updating in Animation, so help me please. Render engine is Blender Render and this button is a part of ...
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How to access texture aspect ratio info (Cycles nodes)

I'm attempting to create a node tree that will set some scale values based on the aspect ratio of an image texture. I've been having no luck finding any solutions for accessioning this type of image ...
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Zoom value in Node Editor

I'd like to know if it's possible to get the zoom value in the node_editor and, if it is, how ?
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Problem Hair Texture And Eyelashes

While working on the texture of a model I found a problem with hair and eyelashes. I used Cycles render and nodes to add textures, selecting alpha so it leaves only the textured image of the hair. ...
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All in one node setup for most texture map types?

Is there a node setup that anybody may show that will allow you to easily put in most texture maps in one simple set up. For example something like Andrew Prices PBR material nodes. But instead have ...
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Nodes: How do I make a node render layer transparent?

Update: I realised I didn't have the background transparent in one of my layers but then encountered the real problem. With the scene I'm creating that involves space, I've done some stars and ...
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Glow effect with multiple render layers not working

I'm trying to composite 2 layers with different colours, each with a glow effect. Unfortunately, when I combine them it produces a render that is way too bright and drowns out the colours of each ...
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How to have layer textures on a mesh in Cycles Render

I am currently making a rig of a human, and the human face is divided into different textures so skin, eyes and eyebrows can be coloured. I have tried to duplicate the material for the face, since ...
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Motion tracking an image to go offscreen

Hello Blender Community I am trying to make images track the heads of characters in a video clip. I can do this fine, but when a character goes offscreen or behind an object, the image doesn't ...
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Adjusting a pre-made normal map inside node editor on the fly?

Is it possible to set up a node layout for a pre-made normal map with an alpha channel that can break up the black and white channels so that they can be adjusted to add or lower height for different ...
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What is the equal key when Emulate Numpad is enabled?

This maybe such a simple answer to a simple question (I apologize since I'm a beginner). Since my keyboard doesn't have a numpad, I've enable this option. However, this poses a problem as while I'm ...
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Displacement maps in Eevee

How do I apply Displacement map in Eevee? Unlike Cycles, the Output node in Eevee does not have any input for Displacement.
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Node setup to access ID masks in Cycles?

In the compositor, there is a dedicated ID mask node where you put in the number of the mask you want, and it will output it. We can get access to ID masks in Cycles materials via the Object Info ...
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Is there any way to apply adaptive subdivision displacement to mesh?

Following Gleb Alexandrov's tutorial I made a cool displacement mountain material with adaptive subdivison and a few noise textures in the displacement output. For another project i need this same ...
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Blender 2.78: Study materials for learning node editing for materials in cycles

I am new to CGI. I have started learning using Blender. Where can I learn about each node editor nodes in detail and creating different materials using node editor ?
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How to change settings in nodes

I have looked for an answer for 2 hours now and I can't seem to have found the answer. 'd once found it but I've forgotten since it was a long while ago
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How can I make the clear trails left behind by water droplets?

How can I make the clear trails left behind by water droplets that go downwards of a glass surface, like you can see in the picture below. I have added my node setup to make it clear, if it's not ...
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How to sear or burn edges?

I've tried to make the edges of these shards burn with lots of different node setups, but I just can't get the gradient to work. The goal is to get a real time burn effect during a fire simulation, ...
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Background World Texture (Cycles) No Render

Using Nodes with Cycles Render Background only shifts hues with adjustments. Thank you for any input. :)
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How to add driver to an input of a node in the Animation Nodes?

Whenever i add a driver to an input of a node in animation nodes nothing appears in the Driver editor.
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Update color ramp after using Hue Saturation

Is there a way to update the colors of the ramp after using Hue Saturation Value? Maybe with a script? I don't mind if the nodes are separated
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Animating object's transparency in NLA editor

I would like to animate a short promo for a game I am making. I have various objects with different animations all set up nicely in the NLA editor. I would like to have some of those objects appear ...
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Why is my material not working?

I'm currently creating a material that random mixes textures and it did turn black. The diffuse The Alpha The Node The rest is just mixing of textures and messy groups
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Use a custom texture in material nodes in Cycles?

So, I created this procedural grid texture using nodes in Blender, which I plan on using as a Bump map for normals. But I have no clue how to use this texture I made in the material node editor. It ...
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How to move track scene from one .file to another

How do i transfer a movie/pic sequence with its camera tracking, from one blend file to another? I'm new to render and for each file I make, I have an awful time ruining my blend file, without being ...
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How to get the right values for Z depth rendering

I wonder how I can set the values in the Map Value node to get the best output. I want the pixels values of objects to be rendered according the to the distance from the camera in meters unit. I'm ...
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How to make texture white in the locations that objects hit it?

I have a cylinder with various glass objects sticking out of the sides: This cylinder has a texture: I would like the texture to have white spots in all the places that are intersected by glass ...
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How to export texture after editing nodes/uv

i am new to blender but i can do few basic things..i want to create a texture for a football kit with model extracted from a game.. i have base texture produced with image editor (ps) how can i ...
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Shadow Catcher in cycles problem

I've asked around and people have told me that this tutorial should allow me to do what I want to do. I've followed the steps outlined, however I am not getting the result I want. My first layer ...
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Python: How can I remove addons from my custom node tree?

I have a custom node tree that I created. Currently, all of the addons that have menus in the node editor show up when I use my custom tree. Is there a way that I can remove them? They do not work ...
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Which is the range of values coming out from a hdr environment texture node?

Which is the range of values coming out from a hdr environment texture node? Is it normalized 0.0 - 1.0 or something else?
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Node noodles getting cut when I change image for image node

The attached GIF files below explain what's happening exactly, whenever I open a new image in the Image Node, I lose all connections between output points in the Image Node and their adjacent input ...
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How can I join my baked textures into a new material [cycles]

I have two cube objects, both with a specific material and with a texture. I want to join the objects together so I do that and then I make a new material called 'Bake'. I also make another UVMap with ...
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Installing LuxRender engine changes the appearance of the Cycles render engine

Is it possible that since I installed LuxRender 1.5 on Blender 2.76 yesterday, Cycles has stopped to display its GUI as it used to? Here is the behavior I am used to: *-create new scene -switch to ...
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What are other ways to fake underwater environment?

The most realistic way to create an underwater scene is using volume shader, but looking for a more faster way(i.e. to fake), are there any ways besides these. I tried to search up for it but it doesn'...
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Node editor is very slow when editing video

I am using Blender to produce a 30 min. web cast weekly. Each episode includes multiple videos and still images that I composite primarily with the alpha-over node. I also use green screen, so there ...
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Nodes are not applied to a few meshes

I set all materials in brender render. But I changed it to cycles. And changing materials again but only 2 mesh couldn't change. Cannot change even color it stays white. What should I do?
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animating a marshmallow burning

I am trying to animate a marshmallow burning in a flame. I am working on the flame right now and am about to start trying to animate it and am wondering how to animate color changes. The marshmallow ...
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Aplying material to individual faces of multiple objects

OK, I am a newish user working with Blender 2.75 since August 1. I have my first complex project modeled, time for some color. Several objects in my model require different materials on different ...
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What are the advantages of material nodes?

Applying materials and textures to a particular model, what are the relative advantages and disadvantages of applying materials and textures without nodes, and with nodes?
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How do you affect object transforms with nodes?

I'm new to writing new node systems, so bear with me, but how do you write nodes that affect the transform [matrix] of objects and maybe even data [vertices]? I just need some help getting started.