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Blender Open Material Repository


Brain MaterialHere's a resource you may know about already, but still definitely worth a mention! The Blender Open Material Repository is a site with over 200 native Blender materials available for download. Subjects range from typical (Car Paint) to the downright bizarre (Brains).

We are bringing up this site now because a number of improvements have been made or planned recently: the site has moved to its own top-level domain,, and the test version of a plugin to download the materials directly to Blender is now available for test. Thanks to Christian "Paratron" Engel for this fantastic community resource.


  1. Great to support , it's a great place, with a clean & efficient webdesign. I'm sure the best material repository of blender on all the web.
    Working with this resource it's win a lot of time & clean job and creativity during texturing.

    I added around 4 materials took me less than 1 hour. If all blenderheads do this ; the materials stock will grow easly to 300. Let freely register and post your best settings !

  2. Jop, this site has it (all)
    Used a lot of materials when i were too lazy or ... not creative enough ;-)
    But! No cookies for a "remember login" feature.

  3. This article might want to mention that the materials are put under the public domain, which imho is a plus. Definitely looking forward to fooling around with the Brains material, it looks friggin awesome!

  4. A few weeks ago, I wrote a script to help upload materials, which might be of use to some people here. Essentially, if you create a file that has multiple materials in it, the script will automatically render out all of the needed images and create the upload.blend file, although you have to manually enable compression. It's not a very polished script and it may have some bugs in it, but hopefully someone will find it useful. Thread is here:

    Anyway, the Material Repository is a great resource, and its great to see that it's growing enough to warrant its own domain.

  5. After reading BlenderNation I always visit The Blender Open Material Repository to see if there are any new treats to download. Though I've not yet created an original material worth uploading yet. Hmmmm, I wonder if there's much demand for a Peanut Butter and Herpes procedural material.

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