you can spend hours and days making the perfect model but if the materials and textures look off, then everything about the model will be off, it wont matter how perfect the edge loops are, or how great you did your lighting, materials can also be used to set the style of your render, you can make the models look realistic or stylized by choosing the right textures or materials, but creating a single material or shader can take nearly an hour and you will need to make more a few every time you make a project a new project, but i have great news for you, you don’t have to because there are artists out there who have put in the work for you and compiled this shaders into addons or library that can be easily used in your renders with just a few clicks.
in this post lets look at top blender library packs for procedural shaders, pbr materials and textures, ranking them by reviews.
Extreme PBR Nexus is a very powerful addon to manage thousands of materials. It’s really quick and easy, and you can even paint and mix materials.There are currently almost 2000 Materials, in a library of almost 200GB. You can decide whether to install all of them or not. There are Materials up to from the minimum of ½k to a maximum of 8k
Fluent : Materializer gives you easy-to-use, infinite possibilities at the tips of your ambitious nerdfingers.
You Stay inside Blender as you create or improve any material, right up to the end, no UVs required. Materialize your vision!
Materialiq is a collection of Materials for Blender 2.8+ that are designed from the ground up to take care of the time-consuming tasks usually involved with creating and changing materials, allowing you to focus on other important aspects in your scene other than materials.
These materials are imported as an add-on making applying materials to your mesh quick and easy. You can access them now from the N panel .
this is a procedural shader collection for Blender Cycles and Eevee, with stop motion/ animation features and details like cracks and fingerprints. It’s digital clay!
ToonKit for Cycles is the In-House solution developed by Cogumelo Softworks for rendering NPR, PSR, and Stylish Renderings with Cycles. For those who work with Anime, Technical, Arch Viz, Engineering, and Expressive Art Toonkit for Cycles, you need just that.
The EEVEE + Cycles Materials System is the systematized approach to applying over 220 curated and popular materials to create photorealistic scenes and objects in Blender 3.0.
The library contains 2D and 3D water assets that can be used as legos to build new effects and assets like fountains, birdbaths, and water materials.