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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Mask setup for rust

I have created a mask to seperat the surface of a mesh. This is to use some procedural textures to make rust. The problem i have with it is that the mask doesnt seperate the glossy and difuse so that ...
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smoothing issue with tris

sometimes when i work with tris or i change the flow of the topology on the z axe i encounter some shading issues with smooth shading, if i decrease the normal shading it gets fixed (10 degrees) but i ...
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How to assign a material to all strokes of a layer?

I'm trying to assign a material to all strokes in a particular gpencil layer. I add the grease pencil object as: ...
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Normal map artifacts in cycles but not eevee

I cant seem to figure this out in eevee my normal map looks like it should but in cycles there are tons of artifacts and it looks terrible. The normal maps are in non-color space and the normal type ...
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2.81 Smooth shading not working with normal map

I am just testing this out with a regular UV sphere and a noise texture. I'm seeing hard cornered of the mesh (like flat shading)what am I doing wrong? .
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Feathering a shader at the edges of the seams

I am trying to make a dark rim around the uv-seams of a mesh i.e. making the seams of a cusion a little darker. Is there a way in Blender to use the uv layout and blur it a little to use it as a mask ...
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How do I get gloss/matte control through an image texture?

First ever material I'm trying to make and can't find what I need online. I created a black and white specular map, and a normal map in photoshop.I found out how to invert the normal using the invert ...
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Why Principled BSDF has no texture support for glossy color pass?

During compositing I've found out lack of glossy textured color pass for Principled BSDF material. Glossy BSDF works well though. Example pics: Glossy BSDF Principled BSDF Material
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Alpha texture images appear lighter than the original image

I drew a cube in the 2D drawing tool and printed it out as a png file, and imported it into the blender using the Shift + A, Images as Planes function. But here is ...
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Blender 2.81 Principled BSDF shader with sss not showing diffuse pass

When using the the principled BSDF shader with any amount of sss the diffuse passes are completely black. It seems the sss passes inherit the diffuse pass information. The node tree is just the shader ...
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Transparent BSDF with a sine wave

I'm making a light mask setup which should be giving me a sine wave of transparency, which would then yield the projected light to be a sine wave. I'm using 2 transparency shaders, one set to fully ...
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How can I fix these creases on my mesh?

My problem is: My mesh has these shading errors but I can't find any double vertices or double faces. I tried using "Merge by Distance", but it didn't work. Can someone help??? Thanks in advance!
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How to make ripped leather material for car seat?

Working on a nature scene, have a car and since it has been exposed to nature for so long I want to make the car seats ripped a bit. Rather than looking perfectly good. To clarify it, I am trying to ...
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change color ramp hue using nodes?

i was hoping someone could tell me how to change the color of a color ramp using other connected nodes. the second image does it almost right but the color of the whites from the color ramp are only ...
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Procedural material broken in 2.81

How it's meant to look^ I downloaded this wonderful procedural shader setup by Elbriga, which has worked fine in Blender 2.8 – but when I got the new 2.81 version the material preview is broken for ...
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Creating text on paper?

Edit: This is not a duplicate of How do I put an image texture on a material in Cycles? because that question only seems to talk about adding an image texture, not combining an image texture with ...
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Black/White Opacity Mask transparent in Blender 2.8

I have two textures: Diffuse and a Black/White opacity map. It's used for the eyebrows. The way the shader is setup the eyebrows are just a completely brown plane. How do I hook up the B/W opacity map ...
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Outline Eevee Shader with Transparency

Hi, I'm using the solidify modifier with backfacing in the material Editor to create a real-time shader in Eevee. It works great for solid materials. But with Transparency materials, since it's ...
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Why does the color on the object not match the color set in the material?

When I use shader in blender. I find it's hard to set a color to object. Just like the picture shows, the output color will change. Is there something worry in my setting? Or. What should I do?
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Metallic multiply shading works in Eevee render but not Cycles?

Ive got 2 different meshes for one armature, one for base textures, one to give some parts of that texture a metal shine using a mask to avoid the non metal bits. In Eevee this works fine as I can set ...
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Problem with procedural eyes in blender 2.8

Ok so i'm having a little bit of a problem with procedural eyes here you can see them normally but notice that one eye has more red than the other eye so i tried do fix by separating the meshes ...
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Use incoming light as a mask?

I'm making a shader for people that relies heavily on the ability to take incoming light and use it as a way of blending 2 materials. For Eevee, it works perfectly. Take a diffuse shader, plug it into ...
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gbl shader blender 2.8

After adding an draw handler to my operator my terminal is showing the following: ...
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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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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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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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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 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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How do implement the effect of blur on transparent materials?

I'm trying to create a blur effect when a clear light passes through a transparent material. Here's a quick summary of the picture: And when an object is close to a transparent material, it should be ...
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How to Custom realtime shader ? (HLSL,Cg,…)

i would like to create few shader inside blender that would match inGame shaders from my game engine. Could someone tell me where and how o start in blender? thank you
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generate texture by interacting with another mesh

Hello Blender Community, I have a scene where i want to generate a texture on mesh A by letting it interact with another mesh B. The goal is that i don't have to animate the texture by hand and ...
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Troubles with outline on cubes

I am working on a project that requires me to have outlines on cubes, the outline HAS to be a shader, not matter if it's a combination of nodes or a script,it has to be a shader. Meaning that I can't ...
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How to correctly separate vertex color data into the R channel on EEVEE?

for some reason if I add (in the shader tree) the ATTRIBUTE>COL from the vertex color property and channel it to a separate RGB (only making the R channel plug into a ramp node and then to the shader ...
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spikes emerged when i put displacement node in blender 3d 2.8

soo i im using image texture for base color and displacement then i enabled experimental from render tab then i enabled displacement and bump in materials - setting - surface - displacement. and ...
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Access array modifier index in shader

Is it possible to get the array index of an array modifier in the shading editor? I need to shift the UV of every array segment by a certain amount. I can't apply them because the number of segments ...
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What does the 'sheen' slider of the Principled shader do behind the scenes?

I'm trying to create a unified shader setup between a bunch of different render engines for exporting models. I've been attempting to recreate the 'sheen' effect from the principled shader using ...
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“extra shading pie menu items” option not showing in custom keymap

In Blender 2.80 in Properties > Keymap if you use the standard Blender preset you get Preferences windows with option to check "extra shading pie menu items" option under Tilde Action. This option ...
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Pass viewport camera world space position to shader

AFAIK, the Camera Data node doesn't provide viewport camera's position, what alternatives do I have?
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Can't decrease the brightness of the transparent shader effect

I'm trying to make a transparent plane in blender 2.8 that works in cycles. I want to reach the same effect that I have when I set up a background image with the transparency enabled. Below you can ...
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Movie is not playing properly blender 2.8

My Movie for my TV is not playing in render mode of my view port but it is playing in the UV Editor i have no idea whats going wrong. I basically added an image texture and opened an mp4 Movie Format ...
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How do I merge smoothing shaders seemlessly without joining objects?

I'm having an issue with creating a game asset for the Creation Engine. I am trying to have two objects, a head and body, match seamlessly together without joining them. They don't and it's because ...
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Most of object baking black? (2.8)

I have this model that I'm trying to bake to a texture: But when I bake it, I get mostly black except for one diagonal brown square, like this: I'm not quite sure what the issue is here. I'm using ...
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Strange light effect in EEVEE render

While making my bedroom scene, I have this lighting artifact that I cant seem to get rid of on my area light. Its like little lines of light that separate and get further apart as it diffuses. Here's ...
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Control image texture source from outside node group

I'm working on turning a cavity node setup I found online into a node group I can append to my blender files. The setup uses several mapping nodes (that I already converted to math nodes so the ...
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Using a different normal for shadows and shading

I'm using modified vertex normals for making an anime-style toon shading. The thing is, if an object is placed between the light source and the object with modified normals, it's shadow hasn't got it'...
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How to create spline mask in Shader editor?

I want to create multi texture shader and i need to create a custom mask (spline mask) so i can mix foreground texture with the background texture where i can pipe that spline mask into the mix input ...
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How to visually disable (“hide”) Smooth Shading in Edit Mode only?

In Blender 2.8, is it possible to visually disable Smooth Shading ONLY in Edit Mode? I want the surface of my model to soften in Object Mode or render preview, but at the same time, when I enter Edit ...
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Color Ramp is not working for me 2.8

I'm trying to make a mask around the edges of the metal circles to look shiny wail having the wrest of the faces black/dark grey. So what I did was use the Input>Geometry and then use converter>...
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refraction of arrow through glass of water

so i have been trying to simulate arrow refraction through a glass full of water where the arrow's direction is reversed. i have applied refraction BSDF to both the glass and the fluid mesh with IOR 1....
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Use Textures Panel Textures in Shader Editor

I have a texture created in the textures panel to dictate the density of a particle system. I want to use it in the shader editor as well. Is there a node that will access the texture? Do I have to ...

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