Leather Material for Cycles

  • February 18, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: elbrujodelatribu
  • License: CC-0
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Here a procedural leather material for cycles is. There is a brief explanation in blenderartist. This zip includes six leather colors and two kinds for each one: new or worn.

The model is made by @Tuqueque. You can download from blender demo files.

I hope you like it.


I have updated the file to Blender 2.69 version. Now the materials have less texture nodes so they should render faster. I have included a new preset for each color, cracked leather. So the new file includes 18 leather presets, which look better than the old ones. Also I have left the old 12 presets. Their names are ended by "_268".

I hope you enjoy them.


  • pghpete profile picture

    Very cool. Thank you so much. Additionally the demo files are fantastic!!

    Edited February 20, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    You are welcome. I think they might be very useful for clothes and furniture.

    Edited February 21, 2013
  • sbonthebeat profile picture

    im having a issue baking these materials.....any help?

    Written December 12, 2014
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Yes, could you tell me the problem? or upload a file to pasteall.org?

    Edited December 16, 2014
  • blenderallday profile picture

    These are incredible, been following the thread on ba and finally downloaded some -- but honestly top rate procedural textures, keep them coming, please.

    Edited February 21, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Thank you very much. I will try it!

    Edited February 22, 2013
  • mtxvfx profile picture

    Very realistic shaders thanks . but it seems taking very long time to render Expecting more from you Regards

    Edited February 23, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    That is a problem of displacement in cycles. The material uses three 'Leather' node groups, because the render is a foreground. If you want to use it for background, or you don't need such detail, you can remove two 'Leather' node groups. This will speed up your render.

    Edited February 25, 2013
  • Mikel007 profile picture

    Very nice material. Thank you.

    Written February 24, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    You are welcome

    Written February 25, 2013
  • Rocz3D profile picture

    Excellent creation. Thanks.

    Written March 01, 2013
  • mrf28 profile picture


    Written March 09, 2013
  • Jeff2207 profile picture

    Very good. Just what I needed thank you.

    Written April 18, 2013
  • inepto24 profile picture

    Impresionante, buen trabajo.

    Written April 26, 2013
  • inepto24 profile picture

    Una cosa, soy nuevo en esto de blender. Veras, abro el archivo blend y me sale esa figura en color blanco. le doy al f12 y no aparece nada. Como funciona?

    Written April 26, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    No estoy seguro del problema. A mí sí me funciona. Asegúrate de que estás usando una versión de producción y no de desarrollo. Yo puedo abrir el archivo con la 2.66a que es la actual y funciona perfectamente.

    Written April 29, 2013
  • ETA profile picture

    Great job!!

    Written May 27, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Thank you very much!

    Written May 29, 2013
  • bazzab222 profile picture

    thanks looks great..

    Written July 03, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    You are welcome!

    Written July 04, 2013
  • Mares profile picture

    It looks very impressive... but i fail at scaling the texture, because in my scene the leather structure is way to big...

    Edited August 01, 2013
  • aldrian profile picture

    Thanks :)) really helpful...

    Written August 06, 2013
  • WebCyber profile picture

    Me he descargado un par de packs (el de metal materials y este) ya que me sera de mucha utilidad para algunos de mis models, muchas gracias por los blends! Me alegro de que hayan algunos miembros hispanos por aqui.

    Edited August 26, 2013
  • THOMOSCROWN profile picture

    Thanks great work.

    Written August 30, 2013
  • jhonphilipps profile picture

    +1 !!

    Written September 16, 2013
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Thank you very much for all your comments. I'm going to UPDATE this material with the next version, Blender 2.69, including the new Mapping node and updating the Bump node setup. It was created with the first bump node version which doesn't have distance parameter.

    Written October 03, 2013
  • ducttapeman0 profile picture

    This is incredible! This is exactly what I'm looking for to render some furniture. Thank you so much!!

    Written January 10, 2014
  • fahad97azawi profile picture

    thanx man you really helped me with such great job

    Written February 02, 2014
  • riemenschneiderX profile picture

    Thank You very much, absolutely great!:D

    Written February 09, 2014
  • fernandicolimonta profile picture

    i have to say that im starting to love your work

    Written March 09, 2014
  • Benjamin22 profile picture

    I love your materials :) You are very very good in creating materials!

    Written March 14, 2014
  • Jlag profile picture

    Muchas gracias por tus materiales. Estoy empezando con Cycles y me estan siendo de gran ayuda.

    Written April 01, 2014
  • raitoringo profile picture

    Fantastic! Great job!

    Written April 15, 2014
  • tartinons profile picture

    Thanks you very much for sharing this awesome materials.

    Written June 22, 2014
  • Khajay profile picture

    Awesome materials! However the texture is too large for my project, and I just can't figure out how to scale the whole material down, without having to change my setup. Any help, please? :)

    Edited July 11, 2014
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Hi @Suicune4everlover. When I need to scale this kind of texture, I insert a Value node and several Multiply nodes, plugged into the scale value in texture nodes. So you can change the scale from only one value. You can see this material to understand what I mean: http://elbrujodelatribu.blogspot.com.es/2013/10/stucco-material-iii.html

    Written July 18, 2014
  • Starfash profile picture

    This is simply incredible, thank you very, very much !

    Written July 28, 2014
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    You are welcome!

    Written July 30, 2014
  • Warcos profile picture

    thank you very much muchas gracias... son de gran ayuda estos materiales...

    Written August 15, 2014
  • HRC profile picture

    Thank you very much.

    Written September 01, 2014
  • OBI_Ron profile picture

    Muchas gracias! - Thank you - most excellent material package!

    Written September 06, 2014
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    No problem. You are welcome!

    Written September 11, 2014
  • fadhelstom profile picture

    thx, very helpfulll... :)

    Written October 14, 2014
  • Neomorphius profile picture

    Though I've only downloaded a couple of your texture packs, they are done really well. Thank you very much for your time and effort. Outstanding textures!

    Written October 19, 2014
  • Murnis profile picture

    Thank you very much! COOL!!!

    Written December 06, 2014
  • Cem profile picture

    One of the Best sharing in blendswap really , Thanks a lot

    Written January 20, 2015
  • TowerCG profile picture

    Hello... I'm making an asset pack, and I've done a quicky job for a leather material. I'm now getting complaints on it, and being told to get one of these. I'll be selling the pack, and I want to make sure it's okay for me to use your materials in there. I will give you credit in the description. Thanks :D

    Written February 16, 2015
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    If your pack is a material pack, my materials are not available for selling. Thery are free and you can include a link to here, but you can not sell any of them. They are free for everybody.

    Written March 17, 2015
  • martin242 profile picture

    Hi, thanks a lot for such awesome materials! I have a question: How can I bake the normals from the bump on your material? The normals are plain when I bake them :( Would be great if you can help me. Thanks!

    Written March 03, 2015
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Hi @martin242. I want to study this, but I think you need to bake the patterns only for height as a "diffuse color" type. Then use this image of the pattern through a image texture node plugged in a bump node to create you normal vertors.

    Written March 17, 2015
  • 1DInc profile picture

    That's just incredible material setup! Also thank you so much for the license! Hope you will enjoy some of my models.

    Written March 15, 2015
  • elbrujodelatribu profile picture

    Thank so much @1DInc , your models are really awesome. I would be glad you use my materials on them.

    Written March 17, 2015
  • biblio profile picture

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!

    Written April 14, 2015
  • rodcreation profile picture

    thanks!!! ;)

    Written April 24, 2015
  • ilmyanov profile picture

    Amazing material, thank you! Used it in my short film, you can see it at 1:10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLgHulH9NFY

    Written April 27, 2015
  • elpureta profile picture

    Muy guapa la texturas!

    Written May 23, 2015
  • DerAxel profile picture

    Umm, why cant i download ANYTHING except the demo files?

    Written June 23, 2015
  • dentheyid profile picture

    Your metal pack worked great buy this one seems to use the jpegs as the material. Can anyone help?

    Written July 26, 2015
  • Gunkystuff profile picture

    I'm not very advanced at using Blender, so it may be obvious, but I can't figure out how to get to the other colors.

    Written August 12, 2015
  • NoctumSolis profile picture

    These are excellent, as usual. I'm using one, with a slightly reduced bump map, in a current WIP. http://noctumsolaris.deviantart.com/art/Pearl-necklaces-on-a-bust-WIP-558841930

    Written September 07, 2015
  • Lumberjack profile picture

    Great texture, easy to adjust via the node editor. Thanks!

    Written November 04, 2015
  • GreenBlender profile picture

    You are Great :D

    Written December 11, 2015
  • noranlancer profile picture

    excuse me could you tell me the right steps to append this material ? and it seems very sweet :)

    Written January 13, 2016
  • Cassya profile picture

    Thank you so much =) I've used your worn leather for a showreel - looks very very realistic!

    Written March 15, 2016
  • fouredgeddelta profile picture

    ok Im trieng to understand this material and can anyone tell me what i have to do to add the LeatherPattern and Brownleader node. Obvioustly its got a custom name but im not experienced enought to figer this out ;_; Thx

    Written March 18, 2016
  • jackV profile picture

    Great work!, thank you :))

    Written March 30, 2016
  • krye profile picture

    That's great. Thanks for sharing. And so useful for learning ...

    Written July 15, 2016
  • da2443 profile picture

    Hi I really like the materials but how do I import the materials to use on a couch I made for my scene?

    Written September 06, 2016
  • tomdesing profile picture

    Gracias tio

    Written September 24, 2016
  • iton profile picture

    thank you

    Written October 25, 2016
  • NaCl2 profile picture

    Great material, thank you!

    Written December 09, 2016
  • AlexAugustine profile picture

    Thank you so much...can you make a suede leather material too..?

    Written January 12, 2017
  • Superpotato profile picture

    i feel like a moron for asking this, but i'm new to blender so i think i'm justified. I can append the files easy enough, but when I check them out on rendered I get a teal background with my character in yellow, no contours or textures, either from the material or my guys armor and other thingies are discernable, i figure that I'm doing something wrong or something i'm not doing?

    Written May 23, 2017
  • olsen1982 profile picture

    I'm having the same problem, when i copy material to ma project there's nothing (literaly the object with material is invisible)

    Written August 26, 2017
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    Written October 04, 2017
  • nickita00d profile picture

    Thank you very much!!!

    Written October 21, 2017
  • dballesg profile picture

    For some reason is impossible to download this file neither from Firefox or Chrome! :-?


    Written February 03, 2018
  • rivenspanties profile picture

    Thank you so much you are amazing again as usual!!! Saved my project. :')

    Written February 18, 2018
  • bandages profile picture

    Beautiful procedural leather. I'll probably end up baking it to vertex UV textures for individual objects. Thank you for sharing.

    Written March 31, 2018
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    Written September 09, 2018
  • oscarluis48 profile picture

    Thank you very much. Really sharp looking materials.

    Written December 24, 2018
  • OmniBoi7 profile picture

    This is fantastic! I'm making a leather glove and this was the perfect material for it

    Written February 25, 2019
  • alexaj profile picture

    Great job. But I still did not understand how to add material to my project. When copying an object, not all options are transferred. Also, when choosing some positions, the links in the nodes are broken. Another question is how to scale the material without losing the skin pattern?

    Written September 11, 2019
  • fruitdude profile picture

    the material looks kinda off in my project :/

    Written March 11, 2021
  • fruitdude profile picture

    the material looks kinda off in my project :/

    Written March 11, 2021
  • tiger profile picture

    Hello, thanks for sharing, Can i use the materials for commercial in an addon with GPL license?

    Written April 23, 2024