• Monday , 6 April 2020

Blender 2.8 Eevee PBR Addon

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This is a tutorial about PBR texturing with Blender 2.8 for Eevee and Cycles.

As a helper I wrote a little addon that you can get for free from my github:

The addon makes all the connections from the image texture nodes to the principled shader with one click.

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  1. Jonney Silver
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Hi Jay, I have some questions regarding the Blender texture configuration in Painter if u don't mind:
    1- Should we use Diffuse or we can use Base Color if there is no difference?
    2- Can I merge Roughness and Metallic in one texture and then use "Seperate RGB" node in Blender to extract them?
    3- Don't we need a UV Map node to link to vector inputs?
    Also wondering about other outputs like Emissive and Opacity and how they map to Blender.
    I wish in the future we can drag multiple textures at once into Blender instead of one at a time.

  2. peterGCMF
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    thank you so much this is brilliant!!!!

  3. David Jayson
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    does this work with textures outside of substance painter?

  4. Steve Danforth
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    SHFT/CTRL T does pretty much the same thing in Node Wrangler, Principled Texture Setup. All you do is choose what to load up, i.e, albedo…normal, etc and it will auto connect the nodes.

  5. Thomas Meurisse
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    I think it's really interesting. What catch my attention is that you are not able to drag and drop all your texture in one go?!

  6. Sean Lake
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    So, it's not working. I've got my textures in there, the bsdf material, and I press the button to connect, and nothing. I highlight them, still nothing.

  7. AdventuresInPortland
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Hey Jayanam. Your video's have recently caught my attention as I've been intending to start making the switch to 2.80. However, as far as I can tell, there isn't currently a way to send embeded pbr output to fbx or gtlf that includes emissive maps and occlusion maps. I'm wondering if its even feasible to make a plugin that will incorporate this on export. I'm no scripter so my knowledge on the subject is lacking, besides knowing I could do this with the blender render back in 2.79. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

  8. Mardi Mars
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27


  9. Gawain Sun
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Great Addon! Thanks!

  10. Michael Klee blender Animation
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    thank you so much Sir. i did use it with a texture from textures.com. download the addon – install zip – drag and drop the textures and than just click 1 button and all in in the right direction. that´s awesome, i realy like it. very easy to handle, realy nice work. THANK YOU

  11. No Bob
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    This is so helpful! Thank you so much!

    Somebody give this guy a trophy!

  12. Rombout Versluijs
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    One thing i find a bit fague. without this addon it can also be created, fo what is the benefit of the addon actually? Perhaps i missed a part, i only see manual connections being made?

  13. Ouch_gods
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27


  14. Lusiogenic
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Many thanks!

  15. King of Digit
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    SUPER !!

  16. Gerald Hoffpauir
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    very cool addon but i don't know if you know this but if you press Shift+Ctrl+T with the node wrangler turned on it will bring up a principled shader thingy…then you select your pics and it connects them automaticly

  17. Stan1sochi
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    If you press ctrl+shift+T on selected principled BSDF node (with Node Wrangler enabled) youl get pretty same result

  18. Oscar G 3D Art
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Thnx alot!!!

  19. Yannis Sayeh
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    O_O 1:43 That's Vaudou magic ! ! !
    A HUGE thanks ! 🙂

  20. PukkaFactor
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Thank so much Jayanam…awesome work!

  21. atek shaikh
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Is this addon working only in 2.8 and not for 2.79 because its not working for me in 2.79 here it is. https://imgur.com/gallery/dLEzHQx

  22. KeyPressingMonkey
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    That plugin is a real timesaver! Just yesterday I thought about diving into how to write plugins in blender, now you come along with just the thing I need 🙂

  23. Dwi Permana
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Wow It realy easy Thank jayanam "

  24. dougieladd
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Dude…you're like a scientist.. 😉

    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    EDIT: I wrote this comment before I finished watching the video till the end!

    The "Node Wrangler" Addon has a similar feature, called "Add Principled Setup", which does a similar thing, and you just have to select the folder your maps are in and it'll do all the magic for ya. However I personally never got it to work properly for me, it always gives me an error midway during the process, I guess it has to use a certain naming convention. Also "Node Wrangler", all though it's been updated to work with 2.8 since development is heavily going on, a couple of days after the developers of the addon updated it, it got broken again and can't be enabled, so there's currently no way this feature in 2.8.

  26. Vertigo
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    So I have a question that I've been wondering about… this is something only an experienced modeler can answer… but let's say you're making a game in Unreal Engine which allows you to make textures and meshes. You use Blender to make your models, but when it comes to making the textures and meshes.. what do you guys look at when figuring out if you should use Blender, Substance, or UE to make the meshes, textures, materials, etc.? Blender can do the same as the other 2 when it comes to making the "skin" for your models, but I'm assuming not as well as the other 2. So this leaves the choice to making all that in either UE or Substance. So are there times when people use UE over Substance? I always got confused when I saw people use 3rd party programs to do things the program theyre using can do.. except for the programs you know do a better job at it.. but when it came to UE. I always thought their tools were pretty superior judging by the videos I've watched. Is Substance Painter better to use? Better than just using UE?

  27. Classic Gaming Times
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    the node has automatic add on the textures with the 2.8 click on the principled node and -> Ctrl+Shift+T

  28. SilenceInTheNight
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    What is the difference between normal and diffuse from left and right side columns in substance painter. Left side is Input maps and right side Converted maps. Can I use diffuse and normal from left side for Blender configuration?

  29. Ravi Prakash
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Bro from where you downloaded Substance Painter I am not getting it

  30. Garfield Cat
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    I want to know that how you get this straight line which connects the noes each other……???

  31. Garfield Cat
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Very Awesome man………….Amazing……

  32. Joshua Reyes
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    This is awesome! Thanks again Jayanam! What a time saver.

  33. Vertigo
    September 25, 2019 at 19:27

    Hey Jayanam I'm not sure if you're aware, but this video was uploaded in 360p. All the text is blurry.

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