Questions tagged [shaders]

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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Using opacity map with principle shader and another color map

I am trying to mix a color map and an opacity map for a flower to a principled shader, but can't seem to figure it out. I have tried various ways, but doesn't work, will appreciate any help here.
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Spiderverse Shader/ Seperate Highlights, Midtones, Shadows

Has anyone figured out a way to make a Spiderverse shader in blender? Mainly, I am wondering if there is a way in Cycles to separate light channels cast on a sharer as highlights, midtones and ...
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Object renders without proper shading

just signed up to write this question. So I recently downloaded an .obj file to animate around in Blender. Now in textured view, whenever I move around my lighting, it shades just fine like this: ...
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Is possible to render different objects to different color channels with Cycles shader (w/o compositor)?

I have three texture mapped objects in a scene. The rendering of each needs to effect just one color channel of the final image. I’m currently able to accomplish this by assigning each to a separate ...
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Converting Vertex color to Material with BDSF Shader

My initial question is that when I hit shift+a to add a node, shaders don't come up as an option. How do I add a BSDF shader if none of them are appearing at all/am I in the wrong viewport? Second, ...
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Looping function in node editor?

I want to be able to loop a certain math function (in the node editor) x amount of times. I want to do this without scripting (unless it could be done so while still being able to run on GPU). For ...
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Principled shader is not appearing for me. Where is it?

I'm trying to create a text based fire animation but principled is not in my shader options and I'm already in cycles render. I'm using v2.76 (Best my pc will allow). Is it located elsewhere or do i ...
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Highlighting the edges of an emission mesh

Take a look at this render It's a cube with an emission shader. As you can see the edges of this mesh have become completely invisible. What should I do if I want the edges of this mesh to be a bit ...
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Where shading “smooth” and “flat” are located inside Blender 2.80?

I would like to know where the realtime rendering options for faces "smooth" and "Flat" are located inside Blender 2.80.
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How can I make transparent background of volume scatter shader to render just volumetric light?

Hello. I have a cube with volume scatter shader applied on it and a spot light, but I only need to render volumetric light and remove black background. I suppose I need to get resulting alpha somehow ...
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How to create an underwater scene in cycles?

I have been trying to create an underwater scene in blender, but havent been getting any good results. How to setup the ocean bed and the volumetrics underneath so it looks believable. If anyone can ...
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Knife project on smooth cylinder resulting in streaks

I've been having this problem where, when I Knife Project an ellipse shape onto a smooth cylinder, I have streaks on it like so: I have tried Edge Split and that ...
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2.8 Principled glass shader doesn't show any thickness?

I've got a principled glass shader and I've got the “screen space refractions” turned on. The glass has a thick base but you wouldn't know it to look at it? It's transparent ok and refracting the ...
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Applying an image with an alpha mask to a plane [duplicate]

I want to place a png file floating over my 3D model's face to create eyes. I've placed the image on a plane that I've UV unwrapped. The problem I have is that when I render the image, you can see ...
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How to get gradient material to work with rig?

I've got a lil character i'm making that uses some gradient materials, but I don't know how to make the gradient move with the deformations. as you can see, the gradient doesn't move with the ...
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How to get a comic toon shader?

I am trying to achieve a comic like toon shader somewhat like this - https://www.artstation.com/artwork/lVRJoV But with more halftones: Im not versed in toon shaders and cant find anything with this ...
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Opacity of Textured objects

I have 2 objects in the scene red cylinder and blue cube. They both have a basic colour in the Principal Shader. How can I lower the opacity of the red cylinder so I can see the blue cube behind it?
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The GLSL Doesn't Work

There was a question about someone not being able to use GLSL shading and there was an answer which almost worked but half of the game was all black with a huge shadow. Please tell me a way to fix ...
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Bump map causes strange shading [duplicate]

What is causing this strange shading when adding bump/normal maps? This happens in the viewport and the final render. See image below were the sun transitions into shadow. It should be more smooth. ...
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See-through jelly like substance shader

I'm trying to recreate the little red balls on top of the gunkan sushi. So far I have this. Just a glass shader with a translucent shader added on top. I don't know if this makes any sense but if it ...
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Change Viewport Shading with Python Button

I've found the following script from this question ...
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Keyframes unintentionally shared between shaders (Blender 2.8)

I'm trying to animate multiple materials by keyframing the Color properties; however, for some reason the keyframes end up being shared between some materials, even though the material Name is ...
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Rendering Options Missing

In the rendering tab, I am missing numerous options such as anti-aliasing and shading. Is there a toggle in user preferences for expanded rendering options?
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How can you access/open principled BSDF editor?

Blender Version:2.79b Cycles Render enabled I have looked everywhere and I can't seem to figure out how to get the shader mixing editor (principled BSDF) to open. I would really like to use it. ...
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Strange shading on flat surface

I am trying to model a snooker table for an Unity game and I have an issue with strange shadows on the cushion: This is how I modeled the curved edge: It's not an Unity issue because if I choose ...
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how to render visible armature

IN BLENDER 2.79b how can I render a render where the armature is visible and the mesh is hidden Armature
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Using shadows as texture masks?

I am attempting to make an environment that has hand-painted shadows in the base color texture. This would give me more artistic control over how the shadows are cast. However, I would also like ...
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Anistropic shader: mine doesn't converge at centre

When I used Anistropic shader, my highlights do not converge at the centre as opposed to Blender Guru's example. Why is that so? Thank you. link to tutorial
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How to create reflective puddles from noise texture?

i have a problem with creating reflective puddles from noise texture. So i have a large plane where i wanted to add reflective puddles made from noise texture, and make it look something like this i ...
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Add a transparent image on top of a material [duplicate 2]

I read the answer on the link on how to add transparent images on top of materials (Add a transparent image on top of a material ). This works beautifully in v2.79b. This technique does not seem to ...
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2.79 - Blurry artifacts with BDSF Glass Shader

I get some blurry artifacts on a glass shader in my very simple setup (see image1). 2 meshes, smoothed with SubD (2) modifier : glass container on the outside (mesh1, image2), coffee or other liquid ...
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Having issues with blended shader

I was killing time making a lowpoly version of a trashcan that a kitbash with online parts but I wanted to make around the handles transparent using a alpha texture but, my issue is that or a blend ...
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Correct glass shader

i am trying to make a glass shader for a photorealistic scene that im making but i have an issue with a glass of water. My glass in real life has some edge loops in the inner part of it. I modelled ...
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Eevee vs Cycles on tinted glass

I made a test scene with a windowframe with glass, glass without a frame and a solid cube. Sun is the main light source with a little bit of HDRI lighting in the world settings. In cycles the tinted ...
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How to change mesh to Flat or Smooth shading while in sculpt mode?

I am learning sculpt mode and the best way to see the results is by switching from flat to smooth shading in object mode, but the best way to see geometry of what i am doing is best viewed with flat ...
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How to Make Glow Effect to Fade?

I'm trying to make a glow stick. Current result (it's just a stick with emission shader) looks like this: Problem is that, it looks really boring. So to make it more interesting and better, I want to ...
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Create grainy/nosy shadows

How can I accomplish this kind of noisy shadows in Blender?
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How do I keep the pupils black? [closed]

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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Exported Model and Shader Not Displaying as Intended

I used Blender 2.79 to create this model and shader in cycles render I exported it as a .obj & then attempted to display it in a-frame and I get the following result I would like to know how I ...
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Array not looking smooth in render along a path

I have an array modifier attached to a curve with a curve modifier. I want to make the crease in between each cube smooth but it's not working. I've applied the array modifier and smoothed the faces, ...
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polygon shading when editing [duplicate]

Just starting out, wondering exactly what the darker shading means: Is it simply shadowing based on the current dimensions? Is it also an indicator that front and side rigging are somehow not ...
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Shading after Boolean

How do i fix this kind of shading after using boolean mod? EDIT: I can make the shading better by applying the modifiers and fixing the topology this way.
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SFM lighting in blender

So I make thumbnails for youtubers, and one of my clients REALLY likes the look of SFM, I think that SFM is hard to work with and get anything done in. Is there anybody that knows how to make blenders ...
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Faces shading looks strangely segmented after extrusions

I extruded something from this Obj model and the shading looks segmented as if there were distinct models. I have already checked that my normals are not inside out. Normals look ok:
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Why does my model's eyes have artifacts?

the scene is lit up using three spots placed 120º apart
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How to disable this shadow? [duplicate]

the shadow is allways to the right and I dont know why it is there.
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Is MixRGB ALWAYS RGB calculated?

Hey guys I'm writing a Quizlet flashcard pack to help people learn and memorize how the various blending modes work within the mixRGB node. My question is, does mixRGB always handle color inputs as ...
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Does Eevee support Animated Textures?

I am not able to use an animated texture (image in sequence) for objects in Eevee (Blender 2.80) Has someone managed to use this successfully? If so, what am I doing wrong?
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Help replicating a material

I'm trying to replicate this material in Cycles (the outer shell of the cell) I think it's a principled shader with 0.94 transmission and 1.0 IOR, and a bump map, but when I use this parameters in ...
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Helpful tutorials for Modeling, sculpting, and shading [duplicate]

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?