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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Convert any mesh to quads to fix shading issues

I have made some meshes in Blender for a game I'm working on. Here's an image of it. You can see the shading is terrible, so I was thinking about converting this mesh to quads. But how can I do that (...
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(Eevee) How to smudge transition between colors in toon shader?

What I would like to do is create an NPR shader (in Eevee) that replicates the look of a painting. The closest I have gotten in looks (although not very close) is using a matcap that I painted in ...
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How to define a single sided see-through material for cycles/eevee

In the past I have used single-sided walls to help with illustrate building layouts. However, when trying to recreate them in Blender (2.82a) I was unable to get the desired effect. I've used a ...
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importing .fbx with weird positiion

I have bought this asset from the Unity store: https://assetstore.unity.com/packages/3d/characters/humanoids/polygon-mini-fantasy-character-pack-122084 My plan was to render them in a pixel art style ...
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two meshes with bump maps wont show up together in Material Preview?

soo i have this weird problem where i cant get two meshes to show their bump maps at the same time? if i hide one, the bump map magically appears on the other one. Look at this example with two ...
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Blender shadergraph use of orientation of face direction for foliages)

I'm completely new to shader, but I quickly need a good looking foliage for a school project. I want to make a simplified version of the Witness's bush foliage. I made a sphere with hundreds of ...
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Can't get 2 Dynamic Paint Canvases to render at once - Blender 2.8

Trying to render both the waves and trail of a boat using 2 dynamic paint canvases, one of the Waves Surface Type, and one of the Paint Surface Type. The two show up together perfectly in the viewport,...
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Glossy shadder work differently on two obejcts

I did face and after that I did retopology. And now glossy shader on lowpoly mesh is working differently than on other objects. Anyone know why is this happening? I didn't change anything in any ...
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Liquid like material

So I wanted the recreate this picture & the modeling is complete but I struggle creating this transparent looking material (in eevee). Does anyone know how I can create this kind of material? (...
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How to re-use materials of a pasted object from another file for other objects in the scene?

I have copy pasted an object from one Blender file to another file. I wanted to link the materials of the pasted object to the other objects, since they'll have the same material nodes. A) I'm doing ...
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Blender equivalent of 'graph materials on selected objects'?

Former Maya user here. Is there a solid way to 'graph materials on selected objects'? In Maya, you could right-click in the hypershade, select that option and Boom! All the textures and nodes that ...
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Can't connect nodes in shading

I am using blender 2.82, 2.83, and 2.90 they all have same problem with nodes I can't connect the nodes in them..at first it was working..then due to no reason blender says unsupported graphics card. ...
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“Shadeless” image planes rendered slightly brighter and blurrier than original imported image?

I’m trying to animate a camera flying through a laptop screen that’s displaying a "webcam image", then exiting the screen on the opposite side into the other person’s room. So I have to match the ...
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Material System sometimes applies Materials, sometimes doesn't to vertex groups

I applied 3 shaders 1 for each vertex group I made. I created the shaders in object mode first. I went into edit mode and selected a vertex group in face mode. I went to the materials tab and selected ...
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Can anyone help me how to make this blue circle(pubg) texture?

I dont know which type of texture (noise musgrave or any other) will help me to create the lighning like this.
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Shader node link connector invisible blender 2.82

I downloaded Blender 2.82 its good, but my problem is that the shader node link is invisible while dragging to connect another node. Any solution?
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Anyone know how to make the voroni texture look like this?

Im trying to make a shader with a pattern like this but messing around with the editor this is as close as I can get. Any advice would be appreciated
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How to ungroup all Shader Node Groups for a given file?

I have a sizeable asset library (Chocofur Lifetime Bundle) that I need to make compatible with a PBR baking addon that I use (SimpleBake). My problem is that in order for the addon to work, the shader ...
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Discrepancy between 'Hue Saturation Value' node behaviour in 'Shader Editor' and 'Compositor'

I want to generate random color patterns, to do so, in the 'Shader Editor' I do: Add 'Image Texture' node and select an image Add 'Hue Saturation Value' node and connect output of 'Image Texture' to '...
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How do i make this mesh transparant while preserving the refraction

I have this mesh here that I'm using to make a glitch effect on this text. Although I cant figure out how to make the black parts transparent.
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How do i make the image look like its directly outside my window

]3 So basically im trying to put a picture outside my window (in eevee) and when i do it appears far away and blurred, is there any way to put it directly outside my window? The roof also turns green ...
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some holes on face by manipulating the shading nodes

I am making donut from donut tutorial of blender guru.I was just making some changes in shading nodes by increasing the detail n scale amount of noise textures n after returning to layout mode I saw ...
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Why is an image set as the World background rendering as a solid colour?

Ok, so basically I'm trying to use a node to put trees outside my window. I have selected a file of some greenery however when I try and render it, it looks like this - all black this when it's ...
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Why is there no glow with the emission shader added?

I added keyframes but when I played the animation the emission shader doesn't seem to work. The object in the screenshot is supposed to flash.
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Problems with compositing and Shading settings

There is a problem setting up the shadow of my CGI model that I want to add to the camera image on the compositing screen. I can’t intervene in the shadows. In the tutorial I watched (https://youtu.be/...
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How to Hand paint shadows?

Like on this video, I want to know how is it possible to hand paint shadows that will work for every angle of the model, I am creating an anime stylized model and I want to adjust the shadows to work ...
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VFX Shot: Dolly into blue screen picture frame that reflects

Hey Blender community, First of all. You are clearly a lovely bunch. I just dove into making my Donut, as guided by Andrew’s great tutorial series, and was delighted at what I learned. I decided I ...
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Alpha Layer + Transparency Shader Glitch in Eevee

I am following the CG Geek tutorial in which he details modeling a tree in one minute. (https://youtu.be/y7PdiGXbrD0) I'm running into problems when it comes to shading. When I add a transparent ...
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Can I create a shader that uses the distance to the first opaque object behind it?

I'd like to create a 'haze' shader, which is like a translucent shader but which attenuates the translucency depending on the depth of the scene behind it. If this were a game engine, I would do it ...
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Exporting OBJs that save alpha information properly, so they look normal when imported into eevee

When I first tried exporting my model to OBJ, then importing it into another document, the alpha had a weird staircasing effect: I realized this is because it was still using the alpha from the png, ...
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Weird gray reflection on the liquid

I'm relatively new to 3D modelling, I'm doing the BlenderGuru's Donut tutorial, I had to mess around with render properties, typically with the light paths' max bounces amount and the transmission, ...
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Bevel shader issue

I recently found out about the bevel shader, but when I tried it, it doesn't seem to work. It appears to give me a mix between beveled and not beveled. See attached image. Anyone know what I'm doing ...
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Help with grain of sand shading

I'm in need of help. I'm trying to made a single grain of sand in cycles following this reference: I can see that the material needs to be sorta like glass, but with a lot of irregularities in its ...
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Shader nodes not shown during render

i have a problem. I try to export my object with it's material. I create a material as called lion-material. Material view works well: But when I export it to in Unity or when I press F12 to get ...
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Reflective surface not reflecting after certain angle

I am making a low poly headlights for a car and I have made the inside of the lights from reflective surface (mixed ~90% glossy with diffuse and little bit of glass) but from a certain angle it's not ...
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Creating a shape from a 4d function?

I am very new to Blender, but have experience with GLSL. I want to be able to create shapes using a function that takes in all locations in 3D space, and returns 1, to fill it in, 0, to leave empty (...
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Material of an object (nodes) wont load unless I duplicate the object

Here is a screen recording showing the issue I have: https://www.dropbox.com/s/owo4yfxuyfdvwfa/BlenderHelp.mp4?dl=0 This is my situation. I troubleshot for a long time and could find anything online, ...
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When I apply a material objects loses self shadow

When I apply a material in Blender the objects lose self shadow. Not the shadow it casts but on its back faces, if that makes sense.
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Blender 2.82 - Lighting glitching out during render?

this is my first time doing this because I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Basically, I'm trying to make a scene with the freestyle mode on it. I also made the colour shade on the model look ...
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Is it possible to code a new Material Node?

So, I haven't got a clear answer but I suspect is No. I want to create a new Image Texture Node with additional functions (Automatic scaling based on Dpi, re-position texture, switch UV map, etc.... ...
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Partially Transparent Meshes in EEVEE Render

This is my mesh: As you can see, in rendered view the mesh is partially transparent, in that you can see the side and the back directly through the front. The Shading setup is just a image plugged ...
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When I work with materials and shading, suddenly the app closes

When I work with materials and shading the app suddenly closes. Is there something wrong with my pc or blender?
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Texture showing as black when rendered if I use my GPU

If I render with my CPU it turns out fine but if I render with my GPU my water texture shows as black. It's a procedural texture so I can't be running out of memory on my GPU, I'm rendering with ...
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Angle between reflected light and facing camera vector

I want to set the color of a material based on the angle between the reflected light ray and the camera angle using a gradient. Maybe there is a simpler way, but I think I've to use vector math to ...
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How to get light and shadows to overlay certain colors?

I'm working on a 3D style that emulates my illustration style. Example: I'm trying to figure out how to make shadows apply a purple shade (mulitply) and a yellow for highlights (add). I know the Mix ...
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Animation Nodes Image stack to volume Blender 2.82/3

Is it possible to stack a sequence of images as a texture for a volume shader similar to what can be done in Houdini Convert Slice images to Volume There is an example of what has been done in Blender ...
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How to access mipmapping for renderToTexture in bge?

I am using the following script to create an object with a render of another part of the scene on it (in a pixel style). I'm trying to disable mipmapping for the video texture, which doesn't seem to ...
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Why is the Particle Info Node not compatible with Eevee?

I have used the particle info node successfully with Cycles renderer. What is the technical or semi technical explanation as to why the particle info node is not working with Eevee at the current ...
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How can i make color animation (as a sci fi wall)

I am new to Blender. I made a wall but unfortunately i can't make the background material
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How to make a wet shader with running raindrops etc?

Im curious how I would go about creating a wet shader that looks a bit like the image below. the image is of need for speed rivals because it has quite a cool running water effect. Water droplets are ...

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