Supported Nodes#

Most nodes are taken from Cycles. However, some features are missing and may (or may not) be implemented in EEVEE in the future.

See also

Shader Nodes.

EEVEE only Nodes#

These nodes are only available if EEVEE is the active render engine. These nodes will not work in Cycles.

Shader to RGB#

EEVEE supports the conversion of BSDF outputs into color inputs to make any kind of custom shading. This is supported using the Shader to RGB node.

Specular BSDF#

This node implements the specular workflow found in other render engines.

Other Nodes Support#

If something is not listed here, it is supported.

Shader Nodes#

In the general case, shader nodes should behave more or less like in Cycles. So be sure to check out the Cycles section of this manual for that.

See also


Although most BSDFs are supported, many of them are approximations and are not feature complete.

Diffuse BSDF

Roughness is not supported. Only Lambertian diffusion is supported.


Treated as indirect lighting and will only show up in SSRs and Probes.

Glass / Refraction BSDF

Does not refract lights. Does not support Beckmann distribution. See Refraction limitations.

Glossy BSDF

Does not support Beckmann and Ashikhmin-Shirley distributions.

Subsurface Scattering

Random Walk sampling is not supported. Per color channel Radius is specified by the default socket value. Any link plugged into this socket gets ignored. Texture Blur is not accurate for any value other than 0.0 and 1.0.

Transparent BSDF

Transparency will only have an effect if the Material blend mode is not Opaque. Colored and additive transparency are only compatible with “Alpha Blend” mode.

Translucent BSDF

Does not diffuse the light inside the object. It only lights the object with reversed normals.

Principled BSDF

Cumulative limitations from Diffuse BSDF, Glossy BSDF, Refraction BSDF and Subsurface Scattering. Anisotropy is not supported. The Sheen layer is a crude approximation.

Volume Absorption

See Volume Limitation.

Volume Scatter

The anisotropy parameter will be mixed and averaged for all overlapping volumetric objects, which is not physically correct and differs from Cycles. Also see Volume Limitation.

Principled Volume

Same as Volume Scatter. See Volume Limitation.


Partially supported, using Blend Modes other than Alpha may give incorrect results.

Anisotropic BSDF

Not supported.


Not supported.


Not supported.

Sheen BSDF

Not supported.

Principled Hair BSDF

Not supported.

Input Nodes#

Ambient Occlusion

The sample count is not used.

Camera Data

EveHair Inforything is compatible.


Pointiness is not supported.

Random per Island

Random per Island is not supported.


Defaults to active UV layer. Only “density”, “color”, “flame” and “temperature” built-in Geometry attributes are supported. UVs and Color Attributes are supported. Only up to 8 Object or Instancer attributes per material (both types share the same limit), and 512 View Layer attributes per scene are supported.


Not supported.


Everything is compatible.

Curves Info

The Random output uses a different RNG algorithm. Range and statistical distribution of the values should be the same but the values will be different.

Layer Weight

Everything is compatible.

Light Path

EEVEE has no real concept of rays. But in order to ease the workflow between Cycles and EEVEE some of the outputs are only supported in particular cases. This node makes it possible to tweak indirect lighting in the shader.

Only a subset of the outputs are supported and the ray depth does not exactly have the same meaning. In order for the Is Camera, Is Shadow, Is Diffuse, and Is Glossy outputs to work, the object must be inside an Irradiance Volume and Indirect Lighting must be baked.

  • Is Camera: Supported.

  • Is Shadow: Supported.

  • Is Diffuse: Supported.

  • Is Glossy: Supported.

  • Is Singular: Not supported. Same as Is Glossy.

  • Is Reflection: Not supported. Same as Is Glossy.

  • Is Transmission: Not supported. Same as Is Glossy.

  • Ray Length: Not supported. Defaults to 1.0.

  • Ray Depth: Indicates the current bounce when baking the light cache.

  • Diffuse Depth: Same as Ray Depth but only when baking diffuse light.

  • Glossy Depth: Same as Ray Depth but only when baking specular light.

  • Transparent Depth: Not supported. Defaults to 0.

  • Transmission Depth: Not supported. Same as Glossy Depth.


Is Glossy does not work with Screen Space Reflections/Refractions but does work with reflection planes (whether used with SSR or not).

Object Info

Everything is compatible.

Particle Info

Not supported.


Everything is compatible.

Texture Coordinate

From Instancer is not supported.

UV Map

From Instancer is not supported.


Pixel size option does not give exactly the same output as Cycles. The width can be a bit different.

Texture Nodes#

Most texture nodes are supported except for the exceptions listed below:

IES Texture

Not supported.

Image Texture

Smart Interpolation always uses Cubic interpolation. Artifact present using Tube or Sphere projection with linear interpolation. This is due to hardware mip-mapping and Anisotropic filtering. This kind of artifact will be also visible if the texture coordinates provided are not continuous. Using Box projection with Extend type set to Clip or Extend is not supported. Instead, it will always use Repeat.

Point Density

Not supported.

Sky Texture

In Nishita mode, the Sun Disc property is not supported.

Other Nodes#

Light Falloff

Not supported.


Imprecision due to less precise derivatives.

Displacement/Vector Displacement

Not supported.

Material Output

Displacement output behavior is broken compared to Cycles.