3D Printed Shader

by ChrisP in Surfacing

Includes v2 for Blender 3 and v3 For Blender 4 (Oct 2023)!

  • Add print layers, top layer fill and imperfections all with a single node
  • Highly customizable
  • Special node for transparent filament - NEW: 3 types of infill 
  • Can be used with any material and as an asset in Blender's asset browser
  • Watch the video for a complete overview and how-to!

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

New in v3 for Blender 4 (Oct 2023):

  • Set print direction per material
  • More realistic 1st/top layer 
  • More customization options
  • New imperfections
  • New 3D Printed Plastic node with preview feature
  • New 3D Printed Transparent filament node now with 3 different types of infill, more customization options and perimeter preview mode
  • Note for v1/v2 users: No more baking normals to mesh required in v3!

Demo: White plastic has different print direction

Transparent filament: 3 types of infill

Perimeter preview mode (fast preview, no displacement)


  • Mesh required (no texts or curves)
  • Good topology helps a lot, remesh if necessary
  • Apply all transforms
  • Cycles: Add adaptive SubDiv modifier to the bottom of the modifier stack (best with quad-based topology!)
  • EEVEE Next: High poly required, add SubDiv modifier to the bottom of the modifier stack
  • Dimensions: Default settings of the nodes are for very big objects (e.g. default round cube), for small objects adjust the paramaters: Increase all the "scale" parameters, reduce the imperfections depth


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Published over 3 years ago
Blender Version 3.6
Render Engine Used cycles, eevee
License Royalty Free
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