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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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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 to specify a different value for a node parameter, part of a node group, for different materials

I've got this object which exists of 10 meshes or so. Their UV maps are all different, of course. I would like to have the same shading on all of them, so I created a node group. The node group ...
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Edges of mesh with emission shader look like of low resolution

As you can see the edges of a plane mesh with emission shader don't look like a smooth straight edge. I have noticed that generally the edges of a mesh with just a plain emission shader are not smooth....
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Why is the shader changing in the final render?

i created multiple objects from a single piece and set its shader to a mix of glass and translucent when I view it in viewport, everything looks fine, it takes on the shader it was originally meant to ...
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blender 2.8 shader makes material black when fac is not 0 OR 1

so I wanted to mix to shaders using the mix and it works but only if the fac value is 0 OR 1, nothing in between... I am a bit new to 2.8 so I realy have no idea wtf is happening. here it works at ...
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Sculpt looks pixilated

This is a leaf to a Chinese money plant that I've been working on. I went into sculpt mode to add the veins. But, when I try to sculpt any detail, it comes out looking a bit... Chunky. Like it's ...
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Problem with partially UV-unwrapping a simple object

Blender 2.8/Eevee, As I've proven to myself time and time again, my texturing knowledge and skills are abysmal... I want to texture a part of my object with a custom texture but I can't seem to get ...
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How to increase the contrast between outer and inner IOR shader result?

I have a fairly simple shader set up that is made to look bi-layered by having a IOR less than 1. While I like the effect, I want to make the 'outer layer' brighter/more white to differentiate it ...
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HOW do I make glossy effect on label?

I've used the fresnel and glossy shaders but either I get a grey and dull effect or a diffused look when I render. I want to make the label look like plastic wrap so I need some streaks of light ...
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saving eevee's shader compilation

I don't know if this is a misfunction on my system, but, eevee seems to compile shader and, it's natural enough to guess that the compiled shader are saved somewhere for future use of the unedited ...
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How To Fix Boolean Shading?

Is there any script out there or any way to fix the shading of a mesh with some boolean operations without applying those boolean operations?
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How can i fix weird shadows in blender 2.8 eevee

I have weird glitches with the shadows on my model
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EEVEE curvature node with ambient occlusion?

How do you guys set up curvature mask using ambient occlusion. Last time I tried I couldn't control the distance and the black and white values don't really move as I want them to. Could someone show ...
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Black lines appaear on edges of mesh when turning on smooth shading

Kindly need help as I'm getting random specks or lines of black on the edges of my mesh. This only shows up when selecting "smooth" shading. Also I have subsurf modfier enabled. More over, adding more ...
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Cannot achieve the same result as the tutorial, mine had some shading issues

i am following some tutorial and i followed every step in the tut, but mine mesh came with a lot of shading problems. The edge are not smooth at all. Can someone help me out ? I set the smooth shading ...
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How to apply the aged skin effect from a 3d mesh / configuration node to another one

I'm trying to make a better skin for the face of my character,that you can see below : On blendswap I found this character that I find interesting because it has a nice aged skin : Without changing ...
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Transparent shader in EEVEE has color glitch problem

When rendering out a sequence with these bushy leaves, on about every 10th frame there seems to be a color glitch, which does not appear in the viewport, only in the rendered png sequence. Do you guys ...
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Use ambient occlusion to highlight fine details in 3d model?

So i have been trying for a while to use the ambient occlusion node to create a material which looks like line art (see photo). the node setup in the photo is basically along the lines of what i've ...
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Why does LookDev make meshes invisible in Eevee and Cycles in Object Mode?

When going into LookDev mode, my mesh is no longer visible, leaving only an outline of my object. Edit Mode seems to output a wireframe with slightly darker outlines than the regular wireframe mode. ...
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Drag n drop multiple files into shader editor blender?

Is there any way to drag and drop all texture maps into shader editor at one go rather than go one by one ? Thank you
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Shader can be exported?

The only way to export shaders is by creating different maps ?(normal,roughness, mmetalic etc.)I want to sell a 3d model and i want to sell also the materials.Is possible?
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In Blender 2.8, 3D Viewport shading render mode is missing. How do I get it back?

I've gotten to a state where my render option in the 3D Viewport is missing. I can render just fine using EEVEE. The screenshot is missing the camera and light, but I've added those and it makes no ...
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Blender Renderman - Transparent plastic

I have an object, where I wanted to have specific parts that looks like a transparent plastic. So I have used the primitive variables to adjust the part that I want to be transparent, and the others ...
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How to create a material with fading edges effect?

I am trying to make a fresnel kind of effect that only is visible on the edges of an object. Kind of like a fading outline. So I tried to take the angle between the camera normal and object normal and ...
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World Space Texture Setup

I am quite new to shaders in blender and don't know how most things work, but knowing texturing is the needed basics that I must know. How do I create a world space texture that doesn't depend on any ...
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Help with lines/noise in Evee

i'm getting noise in my evee renders, i'm not very familar with evee so I have no idea how to fix it, here's a screenshot to show what the noise i'm getting looks like here: The red mark is caused by ...
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Strange Shading Problems In Render

When I render my project I get this weird black shading at the back side of the model; the event only occurs in render. Using the loop cut tool does reduce this effect but not entirely and still ...
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Eevee & Glass : how can I avoid that kind of distance clipping?

I'm trying to setup an interior scene in a building : The problem I have is that I would like now to add windows (glass) to get some light (and objects) reflections. I did enable transparency but ...
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How to make a mosaic blur in the render viewport

Is it posible to render a mosaic blur in the viewport instead of using the compositor? How to make pixelated censor effect? I was thinking of a glass like shader with high rougness and a checker ...
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Swutching smooth shader

I need to know how can I do this kind of switch exactly from hologramm to a normal shader. like here https://youtu.be/xp5v6zps8lA?t=4
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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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Blender Eevee shaders look 2D

I have recently switched from blender 2.79 to blender 2.8 and i am witnessing some problems with eevee. The shaders in rendered view almost look 2D. When I look at my mesh in material view, i can see ...
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Blender (2.8) Beginner needs help with making 4 Shaders/Materials & which Render Engine

I’m should this has been asked before but I’m not sure which/when Render Engine to use for what rendering. I’m working on my very 1st blender project, it’s a simple sealed beam tail light however I ...
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Making node-based B&W CRT scanline shader, having trouble rounding off non-connected pixels

I am making a node based CRT shader with the Cycles engine, and so far, it looks good. However, when there is a pixel that is not next to another pixel, it looks unnatural. To fix this, I need to keep ...
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Unfold animation with a Shader change

I really need ur help. My Idea is that I want unfold leaves on a Tree. The animation is not the Problem there for I have this unfold add-on but I want to switch the leaf shader when every single leaf ...
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Linking SSS radius to the local scale

In Cycles, the depth of Sub-surface Scattering (whether the scale function of the SSS node or the Radius control in the principled Disney shader) is linked to the global scale of the scene. This ...
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exporting half an unwrapped icosphere to create geodesic map projection

I'm trying to create a map projection of the northern hemisphere of the night sky on a geodesic dome. I naturally thought, "I can just project it as a material on an icosphere in Blender and then ...
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Selecting Color-range with the shader editor?

can you do the same action as the color range selection in photoshop inside of blender ? is there anyway you can do this action below ? if its not is it possible trough the compositor? what node is ...
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Control MixShader value by shape key value

I have a Mix Shader mixing two textures and one shape key applied to an object. I want to control the mix shader value from the shape key slider. I think this is achievable by using drivers but i ...
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how to add the BFDS Principal shader to a node tree in Blender 2.79b?

I am trying to add textures to a UDIM model and the video tutorials seem to be a bit confusing as most are a different version than I'm using , to further complicate matters I also have for instance ...
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2.8 - Material Different in Shading Editor than Export

first off I am very new to Blender, so bare with me if I am messing up terminology. I've been trying to get a material to tile twice on my model. I was able to figure out how to set this up in the ...
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why is shade flat imporant?

i'd like to know why low poly is important because i find subdivision surface much better to work with , without the shade flat and shade smooth! i realised that when someone is creating a character , ...
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Imported object into unity lighting not working correctly

So the jist of it is I'm trying to get a toon shader to work on imported object from blender, I get this terrible looking jagged lighting in unity. ( the left tombstone ignore the one on the right )...
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how do I print the value that ObjectInfo.random node generates using python

One of my shaders uses this node https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/latest/render/cycles/nodes/types/input/object_info.html. Is there A way I could log this this is psuedo code for what I want ...
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how do I bake out a normal map from a procedural texture

In blender I'm trying to use an emission shader to bake the color of a normal map of a procedural texture in blender like this everything is unwrapped but When I apply the baked out normal map a to ...
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why does baked procedural texture look pixelated

basically I have a procedural texture that is supposed to look like rust and I want to convert the procedural texture into an image based texture but my problem is the baked texture looks very blurry ...
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How do I put a drawing or image above the texture of my material in blender cycles 2.8

Basically if I have this texture and I want to add the blender logo. How do I do it?
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Realistic cocoa cream!

Hey guys I hope you can help me out, I am struggling on a cream. Right now I am doing it with particle but I don't like the result, maybe you have an idea. And maybe u have also an Idea for the ...
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Parent a shader node

It there an example of setting the parent of one shaderNode with another? Here I am trying to make the Bsdf Principled Node the parent of the Material Output node. ...
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Mix two Shader together

Hey Guys I' am struggling the whole time how I can mix a second shader to the place where the marshmallow swimming. When I take a second uv, the texture will have a square circle around the ...