Here's a detailed guide on how to integrate a MATEXT texture into Blender, step by step.

How to Use a MATEXT Texture in Blender

Blender is a powerful tool for 3D artists, and using high-resolution textures can transform your projects into ultra-realistic works of art. Here is a detailed guide on how to integrate a MATEXT texture into Blender, step by step.

Step 1: Prepare Your Texture

  1. Download the Texture: Start by downloading the desired texture from the MATEXT website. All our textures are provided in .TIFF format.
  2. Organize Your Files: Place your texture in an accessible folder for better resource management. This will also make it easier to find them later.

Step 2: Import the Texture into Blender

  1. Open Blender: Launch Blender and open your project or create a new one.
  2. Select the Object: Click on the object you want to texture.
  3. Access the Shading Editor: Switch to the 'Shading' tab to open the node editor, where you will manage the materials and textures of your object.

Step 3: Create a Material

  1. Add a New Material: In the 'Properties' panel under the 'Material' tab, click on 'New' to create a new material.
  2. Name the Material: Give your material a descriptive name for better organization.

Step 4: Add the Texture to the Material

  1. Add an Image Texture Node: In the node editor, add an 'Image Texture'. You can do this by pressing 'Shift + A', then selecting 'Texture' > 'Image Texture'.
  2. Load the Image: Click 'Open' in the 'Image Texture' node and navigate to the texture you downloaded.
  3. Connect the Nodes: Connect the color output of the 'Image Texture' node to the 'Base Color' input of the 'Principled BSDF' shader.
  4. Add Additional Maps: Connect the various maps included in the MATEXT folder (normal, roughness, metal, etc.). These are optional and can be modified as needed to achieve the desired effect.

Step 5: UV Mapping

  1. Unwrap the Object: Switch to 'Edit' mode by pressing 'Tab', then select the entire object by pressing 'A'.
  2. Open the UV Editor: Go to the 'UV Editing' tab to see the UV editor.
  3. Unwrap the Object: Use the 'Unwrap' function (shortcut 'U') to generate a UV map of your object.
  4. Adjust the UV: Adjust the UVs in the editor to ensure the texture applies correctly.

Step 6: Preview and Finalize

  1. Preview in the Viewport: Switch to 'Material Preview' mode to see how the texture displays on your object.
  2. Adjust the Lighting: Configure the lighting in your scene to highlight the texture.
  3. Final Render: Once satisfied, switch to 'Render' mode and perform the final render to see the result.


Integrating high-resolution textures into Blender can significantly enhance the quality of your projects. MATEXT offers resources based on photography, minimizing procedural generation, which, with the right techniques, can elevate your creations to the next level. Remember to save your project regularly to avoid any loss of work.

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