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A shader is a computer program that is used to do shading, texturing, special effects or post-processing. Shader nodes specifically refer to the nodes used to create shaders for Cycles, but this tag can be used for other shaders as well.

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Why splitting material is breaking shading?

I can't understand, I have a character where hair's mesh have one material for haircut, eyelashes and eyebrows: I'm trying to split this material (by assigning verticies of eyebrows to a new material ...
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Hatching shader that conforms to terrain elevation

Hey everyone and thank you for checking this question out :) I'm trying to come up with a stylized shader for a mountainous landscape. Basically, it's kind of like an elevation line shader, but the ...
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How to color Lazy lightning in shaders or in Geometry nodes [closed]

I am quite new to Blender and the whole 3d rendering/animation/modeling scene. I have been following a tutorial by CG Fast-track to make a sword in a stone, and in the final animation process, there ...
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What settings should I use to replicate this "lava" effect using flip fluids?

https://www.youtube.com/shorts/p3OhspLdgdU I want to replicate the emission strength fading according to speed like in the video. Additionally, I am trying to figure out how to go about having the ...
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Cycles and Eevee faceting material in render previews?

I'm trying to render some materials but when i turn up the metal while the objects have normal information the faces of the objects facet and act as though they have flat normals? I've smooth the ...
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The material does not apply to all object polygons

I encounter this problem on some models. The material does not apply to all object polygons. When merging (Ctrl+J) this object with another, the "unregistered" polygons will be assigned to ...
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Is it possible to make mesh with dissolve shader not mask geometry behind it?

I have a dissolve shader in one of my projects, but I have a problem that when the mesh turns invisible from the shader effect, the mesh still mask some geometry behind it. Is it possible to make it ...
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Exporting .glb loose material color

I'm new in 3d modeling and Blender. I made a simple design with 2 materials, one of them is a mix of an image and a color. My problem is that when I export it, the mixed material is broken, I only see ...
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Can't See Color in Shading Viewport

When I go to the shading viewport, my objects are 2D grey (not white) even though the 'material viewport' tab is auto selected. Downloading the same Blender file, to another computer it works fine. My ...
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Node wrangler is stacking menus on top of each other?

Why is node wrangler stacking the menus on top of each other when it comes into the shading window. Here's a pic.
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Bevel Node does not work in 4.0.2

The Bevel Node in Blender 4.0.2 just doesn't work and I can't figure out why. I tried it on the Default Cube in 2.83.18 and it works just fine. But in Version 4.0.2 it just doesn't work. Thanks in ...
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I want to compine these two bsdf perfectly the first one including diffuse of the orange text, the second one is for metal wear

as you can see I want to merge these too perfectly
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Implementing papers in Blender [closed]

How do papers get implemented in Blender? I'm asking because the Principled Hair BSDF shader is an implementation of the papers A Practical and Controllable Hair and Fur Model for Production Path ...
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Retopo shading layer issue

I'm new to sculpting and retopology and just completed the retopo of the original sculpt, however there are unusual shading layer sections that appear to almost be an additional thin layer which I'm ...
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Plastic bottle, how to get neck exaggerated/magnified shadows, model included

I am modeling a PET bottle, and when I look at my reference, I feel like the material at the plastic neck has exaggerated/magnified shadows. Initially, I thought it must be because the plastic is ...
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Lighting for a layered shadowbox

I am trying to model a shadowbox like the ones shown in the image below. However, I can't seem to get the lighting to filter through the various layers as you would expect. Right now I have an area ...
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how to render hair flat 2d style

I have found an addon (https://github.com/sentharn/encode-normals) that bakes the normals to vertex color map and that can be used in shader node editor to make hair strands appear flat basically ...
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Geometry nodes Directional Map from curves

I'm trying to make a directional map out of curves based on their direction. I thought of using the curve tangent node, but the result is not quite the same and the baked result doesn't work as ...
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Rectangular to cylindrical coordinates with volume material

I'm trying to create a volume material which consists of several rings that pulse outwards. I have a solution with a cylinder. It consists of a wave texture of rings along the x axis, where the phase ...
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My text looks metallic and reflective on Material preview mode, but not on render view mode [duplicate]

So I'm trying to make a simple animation for the "Avengers" text logo. I'm trying to make the border of the letters metallic and silvery and the center of the letters Red. In Material view ...
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show object in specific area of other object

I'm trying to get a specific result like one object should be only visible in front of other object or in area of that other object I want to show that first object with image texture should be only ...
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Shader Node Color Ramp POS gradient depending on axid?

I would like to achieve this in the Shader node editor : I go with a wave texture and a color ramp nodes. In the color ramp node, I can adjust the POS of the gradient but this change the thickness of ...
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how to make a texture that reflect the change of a mesh in a shapekey

I would like to make a texture that could reflect that change of every vertex of the mesh making red values = X-axis, Green values = Y-axis, blue values = Z-axis so the changes only will be when ...
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I have Nishita Sky Texture in my scene, but is not working properly

I have a problem with Nishita. It seems to work fine on my viewport, but when I try it on sneak peek (Verge3D) the scene is completely back. I notice that if I use a HDRi's it works fine, it seems to ...
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Is it better to have one large VDB or a bunch of small ones?

While making a cloudscape I was wondering which would be the better way to go about it. Is better to have 1 large VDB with a bunch of dense spots for clouds but mostly empty space, or an individual ...
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Is multiplying the color input same as multiplying the strength of Background/Emission shaders? Like in the screenshot

Is multiplying the color input same as multiplying the strength of Background/Emission shaders? Like in the screenshot.
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Why is my image sequence material node only uploading one image, even with properly named files?

This is my first time asking a question here, so if there is any more information that you need from me please tell me. If it matters as it pertains to this question, I use Blender on a 2023 iMac with ...
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It is possible to create a texture that records the vertex movement of a shape key?

Good afternoon I want to know if I can create a texture that shows the vertex movements of a specific shape key in my model. Red channel movements of vertex in X axis Green Channel movements of vertex ...
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Why are wave and checker pattern misaligned

I am trying to overlap a wave pattern (for bump/height) and align it with a checkered pattern. I have divided the wave UV's by PI, which should bring it into phase with the checker texture, but as can ...
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How could I shade a pixelated texture?

okay so you know in minecraft when you turn of smooth lighting and every block gets shaded a color each? I'm trying to do something similar with shader nodes. This is as close as I've been able to ...
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How do I emit light from within an object using a point light (Chinese Lantern)

I scaled up an Icosphere and want to create the effect of a very big Chinese lantern, but irrespective of the material. I can't seem to get the light to emit from within the object. It just keeps ...
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What is "AoMeGl" texture used for?

I found some models that along with the standard color texture has a "AoMeGl" texture. My guess is that each color channel is used for different things, but I'm not sure what as I'm not very ...
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Shade smooth not uniform problem

the shade smooth isn't uniform i mean that isn't the same on all parts the circled parts are fine but the others aren't and i don't know why, its the same object mirrored and rotated and there aren't ...
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Is there a way to open a blender file from 4.0 into 3.4?

I am trying to open a file I made in Blender 4.0 into version 3.4. I find the shaders tab easier to understand but it won't let me open the file in 3.4. When I go into the open file, it just closes ...
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How to darken an object face in a node group and make this optional

I am currently working on some virtual remotes for my home automation system. This will involve images of remote buttons before and after pressing. To make it clear, I would like the face of the ...
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Make a projected image from the camera follow the object orthographically

I have an object, and I would like to project an image onto it within its material, using the camera view. I want the projected image to remain centered on the object even when I move either the ...
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How do I make the texture paint value match the colour ramp values

I've painted a texture in grey scale with the values of the colours being used to match the level of shading allowed and colouring of the model in the shaders. It's my attempt at creating my own GGST ...
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Regular outline but for a transparent material

I am trying to have my mesh with an Outline but at the same time being transparent inside. The outline has to be only on the parts that would be viewable as if the mash was not transparent (I don't ...
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Implementing Raymarching via Shader Nodes

Recently I've been doing a experiment on implementing raymarching in Blender's shader editor. The result is way out of my expectation. A strange moiré-pattern-like noise artifact is being generated. I ...
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Is there a way to lock Shader node In blender?

After completing the work, to customize all the nodes, we use the Tab key. Now, I'm wondering how to lock or restrict access to this shader. In other words, I want to ensure that other users can't see ...
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How to change the color of the material depending on the camera view angle?

The wings of an insect produces a rainbow of colors at certain viewing angle. How do we replicate this kind of effect in a game character? I know how to bring that effect within blender but if I want ...
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Is it possible to assign different images on instances in geometry nodes?

I have all the things ready like images, mask, as well as geometry node. I'm confused at this point that how can I assign different images from Shader to Geometry Node's instances. Attached image will ...
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Noob shading advice. How do I shade like the referenced image?

Noob question here ;) I need to shade a human figure to look like the referenced image (White and blue-grey). I would also deed to know if it's better to be done in EVEE or Cycles. Thanks in advance!
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Problem with smooth shading a simple triangulated mesh

I'm having trouble with a relatively simple mesh – a grid that I triangulated and then shaped by using sculpt and manually moving vertices. When smooth shading is enabled, I see a lot of artifacts ...
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How to color the inside of a box

I haven't found any explanation on how to color the inside of an object (in my case a box for a perfume) especially when the box has more than one layer (I don't remember seeing a video on YouTube of ...
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Inconsistent/jagged outline(?)

I'm working on something and I want to make a jagged outline similar to the outline of this 3d model. Preferably it'll change its jagged-ness each frame and it'll only encompass the exterior of the ...
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All Light Paths combined in Shader not resulting in correct image

I've been trying to develop a Node Group for the Shader Editor that gives me more control over Light Paths on my various light sources and emissive materials. Now I've hit a roadblock that I just can'...
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Should I make a model one object before rigging? [duplicate]

I'm fairly new to this community and blender. This is a model I made for a more cartoonish style show and I have a few questions before I move on to rigging the face and body. Right now this model is ...
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Procedural toothpaste texture on beveled curve

Imagine drawing with colored toothpaste. If you rotate the tube around its own axis while drawing the path, the texture is simple like this: But if you hold the tube in a fixed position while drawing,...
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Turning hairs into texture-spots?

Just came across How to I make a plane wrap around and object? which asks about adding spots to a character model. One solution suggested a Voroni texture, which is probably the "correct" ...
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