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Salvador Trigos asked

Car Paint and Mix shader gray result.

Hi there, i'm having an issue with mix shader, Arnold 5.0.0.1 in Maya 2022.3, just plugged a file with png to shader 1 in mix node, and car paint Out color to shader 2 in mix node, Mix input in mix node is a checker. As you can see the Car paint is not showing, just gray squares, but the material seems to be correct since is the same is applied to the cube.

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but if i change car paint to an aistandarsurface node it shows as spected, so i'm guessing it's a limitation or a bug.

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Found this topic with the same problem, but i'm trying to figure it out if this can be made with Mix shader not layering textures.

https://answers.arnoldrenderer.com/questions/27719/one-sub-shader-in-a-mix-shader-is-always-blank.html

Btw, my objective is to apply a decal over a material like car paint or aistandarsurface is it possible to do it without dealing with UV? how? (objects in top pictures examples have uv)

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Lee Griggs answered

Can confirm. Will create a ticket. Thanks for reporting this.

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