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These are blender properties https://docs.blender.org/api/current/bpy.props.html In defining, for example a float type property bpy.props.FloatProperty can set its hard and soft minimums and maximums. A soft setting is the first range you force the property past up till the hard setting. As an example using the Principled BSDF node >>> ...


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Let's think like a photographer. Proper lighting is essential - white background, strong backlight, fitting HDRi Shader - Principled BSDF will do (let's keep it simple) Use post-processing - adjusting midtone contrast, color-corrections Outer Seed shader: Roughness - pretty low, it needs to reflect environment and not obstruct transmission Clearcoat - ...


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Here's another solution using Sverchok's own Bevel a Curve node (2 times). (courtesy of Vic Doval from Sverchok Issue tracker) A similar preprocessing step is employed. make the profiles match in vertex count and orientation interpolate between the two using the Vector Lerp node; taking its factor from a Range node. Notice the range node will output n ...


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I'm all about the nodes too, but i'm also all about leveraging the power of Blender from inside Sverchok. (When it makes sense, and when it can offer perfomance boosts.) This also offloads the pesky "twist" Matrix calculations to Blender, and lets you use the Twist parameter on the Trajectory curves. For now i started a discussion about this on our Issue ...


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Before your Wave node, put in a Texture Coordinate node (using generate) and this goes into a Mapping node. You can then modify the rotation (depends on your orientation) but here is my setup with a before shot and after shot Before: After:


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Cycles implements the shaders for both CPU and GPU through the shader virtual machine which can be found in /intern/cycles/kernel/svm. The same nodes are also separately implemented in the Open Shading Language (OSL) and can be found in /intern/cycles/kernel/shaders. For instance you will see that the brick texture node exists both as svm_brick.h and ...


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Labelled 'Layout > Reroute' nodelets not necessary, but often helpful. Alternatively, if you have complex expressions to convert, you might consider using @Rich Sedman's Node-Expressions add-on, which could generate a group like this: It's best to be quite explicit with your bracketing.. In this example, when I didn't bracket the unary minus on x, the ...


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If you over expose your render you can see patern. Render saved as PNG 8-bit. Nothing is pluged into Surface socket of Material Output node. Tested with Eevee, Cycles, Samples ... all same result. Even if compression is set to zero. The only difference did PNG saved as 16-bit. Completely black. So I guess OpenEXR will work as well. So the issue comes from ...


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Enabling this will give you all the extra input (e.g. Noisy Image, Denoising Normal...)


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Here's one possible way to do what you want, if I understand your request properly. The mix shader on the lower left is just the one that comes from the Images as Planes addon. That could just as easily be the direct Color out of the Image node. What I'm doing here is crushing the darker areas so that the image is mostly just the lights and the skyline. ...


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Use a texture to drive a bump node. Plug Bump's "normal" output into the normal input of the Principled BSDF node. I can make a voronoi texture small enough to represent closely packed balls or bubbles. Then I can colour them as a group with a noisy texture. This hides the fact that each ball is not really coloured. Finally I use a 4D texture to animate the ...


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Check 'Clamp' on the first one and add a 'Map Range' node between the value and the 'Fac' of the second one. Check clamp on it and set its parameters: 'From Min' to 1, 'From Max' to 2, 'To Min' to 0, 'To Max' to 1.


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The difference comes from the dithering. This post-process is not applied on the viewer node but is applied on the render. You can find more info on dithering : https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/dev/render/output/settings.html#dithering Dithering is a technique for blurring pixels to prevent banding that is seen in areas of gradients, where stair-...


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I spent the better part of the day trying to figure out how to do this, and finally got it to work. Here is my proposed solution: It is using: the initial sphere for the material an empty that should be placed at the center of the sphere (not parented, you may use a constraint instead if you plan to move the sphere) a sun lamp 3 drivers to check out the ...


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I'd suggest to do it the other way around: Having diffrently colored objects in a collection and instancing them via the particle system. In the render tab of the particle system choose reender as collection. Option 1: pick random. (even distribution) Option 2 if you want more controll how often the objects are instanced in relation to each other you can ...


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If you want to make the object transparent, their are 2 ways to do that: Use transparent material (as you have already used), Add it to a mix shader whith the respective shader you want it to mix with and change the blend mode for the object to "Alpha blend". Now, you use this method when you want to create an object with just transparency, that means ...


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So after playing around with math and vertor math for some reason it gives interesting effects but not what i was looking for, so i found the solution after someone above in the comments give me an idea which was quite the solution, i just had to invert the mapping node inputs and then it worked


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You cannot directly mix different materials. Turn one of them into a node group, and it will work. Turn Material 01 into a Node group Add the new Node group into Material 02 using a mix shader Connect Gradient texture and use ColorRamp to control the gradient Create a nodegroup from one of your materials. Add the new node group into the other material ...


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There is many possibilities to do separation, but also with so many limits, that make it almost nonsense. First limit is 8bit depth of your JPEG, should be 32bit like Open EXR. 32bit gives you much wider color range (especially to separate sky). Second limit is bouncing light that make it totaly impossible to separate all indirect light for re-lightning ...


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Personally, I would create a 'Sea Level' object and extract the Z of its Object Space like this: Now the Z output is a number; the height above/below sea level in Blender units. You can scale that number, map it to another range, put it through curves or a color ramp.. whatever you need. If you put this pair of nodes into a little group, you can quickly ...


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Add a "Texture coordinate" node, and plug the "Generated" output into a "Separate XYZ" node. The "Z" output will take values between 0 for the lowest point to 1 for the highest point. Plug it into a "color ramp" or a "Map range" in order to fine-tune the output value.


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You seem to have clumping at 100%, which will make it look coarse. In Particle Properties->Children->Clumping I changed Clump to 0 and in Particle Properties->Children->Roughness I changed Random to 0.5. Whilst this may not be exactly what you are after, it looks a lot more 'softer'


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First method (answer to the question) The object index references the object pass which can be used either in the shader editor to pass information to your material relative to each or different groups of objects, or in the compositor with light passes. But its purpose is not to get automatically incremented each time you create an object. Thus, you can ...


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Zero roughness will give you a mirror basically and the trees you are seeing are probably from HDRI image that's being used in the material preview view or if you have one loaded in your world settings. May I ask why you took a picture of your monitor instead of just screen capping and posting that I find this so odd?


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Here is a node tree to create a spiral from a Wave texture. It takes generated texture coordinates, splits them, and converts them to polar coordinates with the atan2 node and the Pythagorean theorem. It then adds the coordinates together so that the texture rotates as you get away from the center. The Greater Than node acts as a threshold, to have a clear ...


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You can add File Output nodes to the compositor to get multiple files saved from any point of your compositing without the need for any Python: You can also use Python to add more nodes: import bpy bpy.context.scene.use_nodes = True tree = bpy.context.scene.node_tree for every_node in tree.nodes: tree.nodes.remove(every_node) RenderLayers_node = ...


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Unless you have special reasons to use Cycles, I would consider using EEVEE for, at least, the main passes of your work, because of the Shader to RGB node. The Shader to RGB node, which really can't be implemented in a path-tracer like Cycles without calling the whole renderer twice, allows you to take the actual light-response of a surface, capture that ...


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Object Material Simple control of emission without affecting source appearence. Quite surprised how light wrapped Sphere just from front direction. But object is not lighted from front (black faces in center), because there is not any light behinde camera. World Matrial You can also use the image as World material mapped for Camera window (Texture ...


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This is actually easy. You can assign custom materials per face selection. Select your shoe's rubber part in EDIT MODE (yes, select poly faces), then go to the material tab, select "+" make a new material, and this new material will automatically get assigned to the rubber part of your shoe. Do the same thing for the leather part (select in edit mode your ...


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Good news! I managed to figure it out. I found this thread here, recreated the node map in the last picture on that thread, and lowered the emission strength so the villager wasn't blindingly bright. Edit: Turns out replacing the Emission node with a Diffuse BSDF node works as well. Good to know.


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