3d Printed Shader V2

by ChrisP in Materials, Shaders, Textures

  • Add print layers, top layer fill and imperfections all with a single node
  • New node for transparent filament in v2 (see below)
  • Can be used with any material and as an asset in Blender's new asset browser (Blender 3+)
  • Watch the 5min Video Demo to get started!

If you're into 3D printing, you'll want these shaders!

NEW in v2 (May 2021):

  • Transparent Filament Shader 
  • Set a custom print direction with the "Print Z Axis" empty
  • Layer Preview Feature
  • First layer
  • Global Parameters Node

v2 Tutorial: https://youtu.be/T_FjSqWRGi4

v2 Layer Preview:

Preview Feature ON

v2 Custom Print Z Axis:

Example Print Direction: Back to Front

v2 Transparent Filament Shader:

Infill Amount 2 | Infill Density 30 | Perimeter Transparency 0.4

Infill Amount 3 | Infill Density 30 | Perimeter Transparency 0.1

Infill Amount 30 | Infill Density 20 | Perimeter Transparency 0.2
Simulating solid infill


  • Mesh required (no texts or curves)
  • Good topology helps, remesh if necessary
  • Apply all transforms BEFORE
  • Executing the "Bake Normals to Vertex Colors" script (included in file, watch videos!)
  • Add adaptive SubDiv modifier to the bottom of the modifier stack (Cycles)


Sales 200+
Dev Fund Contributor
Published about 2 years ago
Blender Version 2.91, 2.92, 2.93
Render Engine Used cycles, eevee
License Royalty Free
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