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How can I easily see what an individual node in an Arnold Shader Network is doing so I can fine tune it?

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It doesn’t matter how complex your material tree has become, viewing and fine-tuning Arnold Shader nodes is as easy as simply plugging the node into the the Arnold Beauty port of the Arnold Shader Network Editor (ASNE).

You can plug portions of a network or just a single node into the Arnold Beauty port. Now in the Material Preview window, you’ll only see the result of what’s been connected.

You can also open an Arnold IPR window and see the results of your changes in context.

As this is a frequently asked question we have provided both the question and answer in this thread.


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