Textures disappear in Layout and Rendering

Hey guys,

I started modeling with blender through a Tutorial from CG Fast Track, where u learn by also modeling a sword.

When I finished the part with putting textures and shaders on my sword I noticed that when I look at it in Layout mode, it just looks all grey and partly transparent.

(Layout Mode)

Also when I look at the rendered image there seem to be some of the textures, but they dont really look like the ones used in Shading Mode.

Thank you in advance! :smiley:


(Shading Mode) -> what it should look like in the end

(Rendered Mode) -> strange textures and lighting

Thatโ€™s because the HDRI in the Material Preview shading mode is just a preview for look development.
The rendering uses the actual lights and world of your scene.
To preview the actual scene lighting to see the how itโ€™s going to be rendered, you have to set the viewport shading to the most right option Rendered.

To get a similar look to your preview when actually rendering, add an HDRI as the environment texture of your world.
You can find a lot of HDRIs, including the ones that are used for the material preview in Blender, for free on hdrihaven.com.

I hope this helps a bit. :slight_smile:

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Thank you sooo much! I will go and try it out asap. :smiley: