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Blender Cycles: Materials and Textures Cookbook - Third Edition by Enrico Valenza

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Creating a multipurpose metal node group

All the metal materials you can see in the following screenshot (pewter, gold, silver, chromium, and aluminum) were obtained from a single shader node group linked and applied to each Suzanne with different interface settings.

To take a look at the scene, open the 9931OS_04_metals.blend file. In this recipe, we will build the generic Metal node group shader. You can find it in the 9931OS_04_metal_group.blend file, as shown in the following screenshot:

Creating a multipurpose metal node group

Some examples of different metal materials created by the same node group

Getting ready...

Start Blender and load the 9931OS_Suzanne_start.blend file.

How to do ...

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