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100+ Free Cycles Procedural Textures


Robert J. Tiess (who was recently featured here), has shared over 100 setups for procedural cycles textures on Blender Artists.

In this thread I’m going to share a few of my many Cycles procedural texture experiments and settings. Perhaps you will find some of these interesting and/or useful :slight_smile: If you do, please feel free to use or adapt however you wish.

Unless otherwise noted, these images are drawn on a simple large square plane facing the camera.

A secondary plane, outside of the camera’s view (top left) serves as the illumination source with emit values usually ranging 1.0 to 3.0.

Images here are not usually full renders, simply screen captures of a live preview.

Here are a few examples of what you will find there:

About the Author

Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. The BA link is definitely worth checking out. Crazy the varied and amazing examples/results of his experimentation. Most of these are very cool. Some are just incredible (like pro gallery-level incredible IMO). Nice collection and thanks for sharing!

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