The Shader Editor allows you to create nodes and use math to drive the look of your 3D object in Blender procedurally.
- [Instructor] Now that you've made a material, … we can use the Shader Editor to further expand … that material's capabilities. … Let me show you. … It helps to switch to the shading tab. … Now this is really cool because it'll give us … a nice material preview in the background, … and it'll give us the Shader Editor down here at the bottom. … Plus, the ability to add and play with any images … over here on the left. … You can always access the Shader Editor … just by clicking these little top left icons … and switching it to Shader Editor. … But with the shading tab, it does it all for you. … Also, one thing that might be useful, … this little caret at the top right, … if the background is kind of annoying, … you can just drag down the world opacity. … That way you can focus solely on the objects … that you're working on. … All right, now let's go into the Shader Editor … which is down here at the bottom. … And you can see, if I click on this speech ball, … that a lot of these things are exactly the same …
Skill Level Beginner
1. Learn Blender in Under an Hour
2. Modeling and Sculpting
3. Textures and Shading
4. Create Animations
5. Particles, Forces, and Fire
6. Putting It All Together
7. Advanced Techniques
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