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A shader is a computer program that usually runs on a GPU and 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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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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Character Model Hair

I am working on a mid-poly character for a third person shooter in Unreal Engine 4, however I'm running into difficulty with her hair. So far I've been making basic hair cards, mainly just repeating ...
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Does the Principled Shader IOR value effect specular reflection on a transmission material

Other render engines have two IOR values - one for refraction, and one for reflection. But in Cycles there is only one and documentation states it only affects refraction. Yet with transmission set ...
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Volume absorption node Eevee

Is there render settings I can change to use the volume absorption node in eevee
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How can an accurate height map be created in Blender?

We have been working to create a height map output with the shader editor. We have a plane that has been sculpted into a terrain. We have applied a material with the following node setup to get the ...
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A Node Setup that converts a greyscale bump texture into an RGB normal map… possible?

I want to create a pbr texture (voronoi based) and then have it converted procedurally into a normal map, which can then be plugged in to the normal node. (do not want to use bump node) Surely this ...
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Can't change shading presets in Blender Shading tab

When I am to go into the shading tab in Blender and try to change the background HDRI like so I can't change the shading settings. Can anyone help.
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Cycles Procedural Square using Polar Coordinates

I'm using Blender 2.8 and trying to get a grasp on procedural textures. For fun, I was following through the list here at https://thndl.com/square-shaped-shaders.html and now I'm stuck. Equation I'm ...
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Change ColourRamp value based on the intensity of shadows cast onto an object, in eevee

I'm making a simple toon shader in eevee, following simplistic shading methods - take TheOdd1sOut's character shading as an example. Every time I do this however, it's really difficult to get the ...
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How to create a new material and set it has active material using python script

How can I create a new material and set it active material on the active object using python script.
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Diffuse render pass looks different from original texture

I have tried to follow these instructions on how to get a diffuse render pass of a brick texture that exactly replicates the original colors of the texture. But even with all the settings in place I ...
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Physically accurate water shader

I'm a bit tired of faking it and I'd like to craft a physically accurate water shader in cycles that works in most situations with minimal tweaking. I haven't found a solution yet and i'd appreciate ...
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Metalic shader glitch in blender

I believe there is a glitch in blender. When I move the metalic shader in the principled bsdf it is completely unresponsive. I am unable to make the trash bin metalic. I tried uninstalling blender ...
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Wrinkle Surface [duplicate]

I made this mesh extruding a svg curve from Ilustrator. The idea, as you can see on the modifiers panel is to bend it. I understand that for this I need to divide the face with edges so that I can ...
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Blender 2.8: How to select multiple object with the same diffuse color in principled shader?

I have to import various fbx file scenes , bringing in a large amount (>10.000 Objects) into the scene with each single import. Each import scene stands on its own. Imported fbx files will not be ...
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Is it possible to edit 2 nodes at the same time ? In 2 windows

In each window one different node to edit, im trying to, but when i switch one the other one switches too...
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Why does my Look Dev Mode look completely glitched?

Today marks my first day's experience with blender. Complete newbie here. I've been following a tutorial on building simple characters and getting familiar with the work space. I noticed something ...
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Character wiping fog off a mirror using dynamic paint

I've been making a scene where a character wipes fog and water droplets off a mirror to reflect themselves. I made a dynamic paint sequence using the character as the brush, but i cant work out the ...
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Is there implementation of tri-planar mapping in Cycles renderer?

Is it possible to have tri-planar mapping in cycles? Like in corona renderer or fstorm?
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How to add smooth step equation to a shader node graph?

I'm trying to add some math to a shader network that I'm building. I want to take a numeric output from a node and pipe it through the equation f(x) = -2x^3 + 3x^2 (this is sometimes called the ...
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Create a Material using Python script

I have Created a Node group Using Python Script and Now I wan't is To Convert This To Add-on, I Wanted that whenever I click a Button "Add Test Material", It Create a Material which consist of That ...
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Normal map covering entire mesh. How do I assign new shaders to parts without overwriting the normal map?

So my mesh is just a person. I've sculpted it, retopologized it and baked a normal map for it. Now the problem is that I want to assign textures to part of the mesh like skin, textiles etc.
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How to append a material and make it the active material using python?

I have appended a material from another file using the following script: ...
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Shader does not change color of surface

I don't know wether it is just me or that is a bug but still: When I'm trying to change surface color through shader (Pricipled BDSF) surface color doesn't react at all. All other things do have an ...
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How to Delete Color Stops of Color Ramp using Python

I have Added a Color ramp in my node editor using a Script and I wan't that the Color Stops That Are Available by default Should be Deleted. before I add new stops I know how to add new stops but i ...
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How can i build a texture similar to a tennis ball

i am trying to make a texture similar to either a tennis ball, or a towel. I know they are quite different, but I was wondering if something in between the two were possible to create as a procedural ...
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How To Append a Node group from another Blend file Using Python Script

How To Append a Node group from another Blend file that is Present in my D drive on my windows computer. I wan't to Append a Material and path to my material is - - D:\2.8\Test01.blend\Material\...
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Nodes wont show up in 3D viewport

I am trying to toon shade my model however nothing is showing up in the 3D view port. I have done everything the videos have told me to do to start a material with shading, and it can be seen on the ...
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Generate geometry using geometry shader

I have some points which represent polylines. I want to convert this polylines into geometry for which I am creating a curve and an object containing this object. ...
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Eevee autosmooth

I am making an eye in 2.8 and came across a problem with shading. Mesh edges reflected the inside and whole thing appeared flat even with smooth shading applied. Here is the same mesh subdivided 6 ...
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How to get objects to show up as one of 3 colors or more

So if I were to have a particle system and I had it emitting a object that has emission shader on it how would I get the emitted particles to be one of 3 colors with out having to create 3 particle ...
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shading view is different than render view [duplicate]

hello community I am much worried while adding material to the objects in blender 2.8. I am facing problem that the shading view show the accurate colors what I do made as shown in figure below. as ...
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Connecting Node Group output to material output using Python script

How can i connect output of a node group to a material output node in blender 2.8 using python script ? ...
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Why are the backgrounde/surroundings of intro templates not working?

I tested a few intro templates and with all of them I have the same problem: I can change the text and the animation of it and additional elements are working fine but the background/surrounding is ...
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Eevee - Material Shader - “Ray Length” or Z-index equivalent?

Is there a method of controlling EEVEE shader node values based on distance from the camera? (Something like "Light Path > Ray Length" provides for Cycles shaders.) I know you can render a Z-depth ...
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how to make edge fade away with principled volume shader

how can i make edge on the atmosphere fade onto nothingness, right now it is to noticeable where it ends. I am using only principled volume shader and the density is at 0.0003. Changing density does ...
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Mesh/Shading Issue in Blender 2.8

I'm not too sure what is going on here to be honest. I had seperated the part of the mesh where the cockpit windows are, but when I joined it back up together, It shows me a weird shading that I can'...
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Add material to text's bevel?

How do I add one material to the whole text (excluding the bevel) and a separate material that only applies to the bevel of the text? For example, if I wanted to have this tile material on the whole ...
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Shading/Light problem on project

I have made this well but it doesn't look very real and I think because of the shading. Can anyone help to add more shading to the bottom of the support beam and the base of the bricks? I have linked ...
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Displacement`s type=Wood add in shader Editor

There is Displacements type Wood. It is just black lines. I would like to use this Wood texture in my shader. Can i add this ...
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How do I turn a scene into a 3-color…logo or cartoon looking image?

I want to turn a scene into a more graphic-design looking image, something that can be screen printed onto a T-shirt which means few colors. Is there a conventional way to do that which makes the ...
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Render Problem with a Glas Material and the Archipack addon

I struggle with a more or less realistic enviroment for my prototype model of my desk. So first the preview, with cycles (left side). When I render the scene, the door glas is white and not ...
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Blender won't render any bump maps

So, I've recently sculpted a head, now I've added eyeballs. But the eyeballs won't render my bump map even when i connect it to displacement
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Nodes when i click material option then my principle shader can't connected to material output

When I Going Material Options then my nodes can't connect already having this issue and alsoni tried manually to connect principle shader to material output but same problem please help
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How Can I Achieve This “image bleed” Background Effect?

I am new to blender and I'm trying to figure out how to get objects and images to bleed onto a background. Video E.G.: Look at the background and how objects are being printed onto it I ...
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Objects rendering well in Shading but not in Layout

I'm newish to blender and have been trying some stuff for fun. When in the Shading tab my two objects look like this But when in Layout tab it looks like this Is this because there is a lack of ...
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Why does the texture within the shader viewport look more distorted than the actual texture image?

Oviously, the texture image(in red rectangle) hasn't scratches. But why do the textures in the Shader Viewport appear scratches? I only used, Bump Node.
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Why is working with material on eevee so slow?

I have been moving to Blender 2.8 and am really impressed by how accessible the software got now. Initially it also was quite responsive and swift, but for some reasons I am running into trouble ...
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Why my Render has black outlines?

Im noob here. I tried to make a sci-fi car but when I render it, its like this(see photo). I dont want these black lines
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Problem with materials

When I try to change material or something in shading,my Blender crash.And maybe the reason is Videocard.Have ideas?