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Daily Blender Tip 341: Color, Bump and Shininess from one JPEG


Jan van den Hemel writes:

This is a neat little trick you can use to make nice-looking materials with bump and shininess (roughness) from just a single JPEG texture. Very handy when photo sourcing materials, or just if you find a nice looking color texture that doesn't have any other maps.

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Jan van den Hemel

Hi, my name is Jan and I help companies by creating short videos for their websites and internal use, mostly as a freelancer for agencies. I post daily one-minute tutorials for Blender users and wrote the popular "Blender Secrets" e-books.


  1. I never thought of using a separate node as a channel mask, that's a really smart way to go about getting a bit more control!

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