Blender Material Nodes Mastery: Create Spectacular Textures
Create your own customisable procedural materials and textures for any Blender project.
Learn how to create any material from scratch using nodes in Blender!
This course is for you if you want to…
- Create realistic shaders without relying on images.
- Increase your knowledge of dozens of utility nodes for math, vector math, and colour & value manipulation.
- Take your procedural texturing skills to the next level.
- Create your own customisable procedural materials & textures for any Blender project.
You’ll create many different textures, from beginner to advanced level (including mud shader, wood shader and brick shader). Along the way you’ll learn a lot of advanced techniques that you can then use to make any materials you can think of.
All the while we’ll be showing you how to make your workflow more efficient and much faster, using the node wrangler add-on.
You’ll learn procedural texturing, which is where you create your materials and shaders without using any image based textures. So anytime you need a particular pattern or look you’ll create it entirely using nodes (and some interesting maths!).
This means you don’t need to worry about sourcing images or copyright issues. It also means that anytime you want to create a roughness map, or a bump map, or a normal map, you can do it right in the node editor without having to worry about figuring a way to convert your images into those other types of maps.
You can also use procedural textures to create roughness maps or dirt maps to put on your own image based textures.
This course is suitable for all levels of Blender users. We’ll provide you with all the assets, and start from scratch with every single material you make, taking you through it step by step.
You’ll get full lifetime access for a single one-off fee. The creators are qualified and experienced with modelling and coding, so are able to explain complex concepts clearly, as well as entertain along the way.
You’ll also gain access to a course forum where you can discuss topics on a course-wide basis, or down to the individual video. Get plugged into our communities of amazing developers on Facebook (nearly 20k), in our own TA-curated Community (17k views/day), and our student chat group (10k live at any one time).
Create spectacular textures and become a Blender Material Nodes Master today!
What you'll learn...
- Create procedural shaders in the node editor.
- Speed up your workflow with the Node Wrangler add-on.
- Learn to frame, colour code and rearrange your node trees for readability.
- Manipulate vectors, process values and colours, and generate complex procedural textures.
- Create custom utility nodes to speed up your workflow.
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Course Curriculum (15+ hours)
StartSection Intro - Introduction & Setup (1:53)
StartDownload & Install Blender (3:54)
StartSetting Up Blender (6:37)
StartUI & Workspaces (7:55)
StartCreating Objects & Navigation (12:14)
StartCreating Your First Shaders (10:31)
StartThe Node Wrangler Add-On (6:36)
StartCommunity & Support (1:33)
StartSection introduction - Basic Shaders (1:07)
StartCreating a Material Template File (10:26)
StartCreating a Material Library (9:15)
StartMetallic Materials (12:32)
StartGlossy Base Materials (7:56)
StartSimple Clearcoat Shader (7:11)
StartSimple Glass Shader (14:38)
StartCandle Modelling & Emissive Shader (14:17)
StartSubsurface Scattering Materials (11:52)
StartCreating a Cloth Shader Test Object (11:46)
StartSimple Cloth Shaders (14:13)
StartResources for PBR Materials (2:50)
StartImage-Based Shaders & Displacement (16:27)
StartSection Outro (0:45)