Lily Surface Scrapper addon

The Lily Surface Scrapper addon for Blender 2.8 is the most convenient way to import textures in Blender. No need anymore to download a big library and this way you can build up your own library way more consistent. After an introduction of the addon, I show you tips on how to get a better material library.

How the Lily Scrapper Addon works

It works really simple. First save your Blend-file. Then browse to a website like https://cc0textures.com/. For example a link like this: https://cc0textures.com/view.php?tex=Ground27. Copy that link in the address-bar of your Browser, and past that link in the Lily Scrapper Addon. The addon will ask you then what variant you would like (2K, 4K, 8K). Then the addon will download the texture and setup a node-tree for you.

Tips on how to use the Lily Scrapper Addon – Video

Discussed in the video:

  • Textures can from everywhere and from different devices each with other settings like exposure, white balance, etc. Somehow you will want to have a point of reference or more consistency in your material library. Take a look at plausible albedo values on: Wikipedia. There, you will see the fresh snow, or white snow has an albedo value of R:0.8, G:0.8 and B:0.8. But often in texture we download from the internet we see the value 1.0 for each R,G,B. Or the value 0. Both of these values doesn’t exist for materials in the real world.
  • Anyhow, we will want to adjust the textures. To get a reference add a backdrop or a greycard in the scene, close to the object you apply material on. Then open the node editor and give each RBG value 0.18. That is called mid-grey.
  • Then play with false color in the Properties panel > Render TAB > Colormanagement > Filmic > View Transform. Play or with the exposure or the strength of the light so that the grey-card looks grey. Then you can to back to View Transform: Filmic and now we have some reference.

Where to download the Lily Surface Scrapper addon?

You can download the Lily Surface Scrapper addon on Github. Install is as usual. So that means download .zip file and in Blender you go to Edit > Preferences > Addons > Install. Then browser to the .zip file you just downloaded and press Install. Finally activate, save preferences and refresh. For more information check the thread on Blenderartists.org.


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16 thoughts on “Lily Surface Scrapper addon

  • August 11, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    When ever i install this add on into blender and check to activate it. It keeps telling me i need to save it. I can’t get it to work

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    • August 13, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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      Hi Daniel,
      As far as I remember you need indeed to save the Blend-file first. Probably it’s for the addon to know where or how the textures can be stored. If I have time I will doublecheck but coming days I have a big to-do list.
      Regards,
      Robert

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  • February 24, 2020 at 6:27 pm
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    In Blender 2.82 it does not work with cc0textures.com. It throws an error saying it’s an invalid source.

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    • March 1, 2020 at 8:48 am
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      Are you on Windows or Linux? On Linux and Blender version 2.82 is does not seem to work. Maybe there’s a difference between the operating systems.

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  • February 27, 2020 at 3:17 am
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    Like Vincent mentioned, I can’t download any of the materials through cc0 in 2.82, even with the paving stones material link you posted.

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  • March 1, 2020 at 8:14 am
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    CC0 Textures.com site is not working in this addon. am using blender 2.82

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  • March 6, 2020 at 3:34 pm
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    Hi! I’m using Blender 2.8 & this add on is not working properly like mentioned above. Here’s the error message, hope it helps ?

    bpy.context.space_data.params.filename = “Grand Abitt Lessons.blend”
    bpy.data.window_managers[“WinMan”].(null) = “https://cc0textures.com/view?tex=Lava04”
    Material provider not supported. See the documentation for a list of supported material providers.
    bpy.data.window_managers[“WinMan”].(null) = “https://cc0textures.com/view?tex=Lava04”
    Material provider not supported. See the documentation for a list of supported material providers.
    bpy.data.window_managers[“WinMan”].(null) = “https://cc0textures.com/view.php?tex=Ground27″
    bpy.ops.object.lily_surface_import(url=”https://cc0textures.com/view.php?tex=Ground27&#8221😉
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “C:\Users\Ali\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.82\scripts\addons\LilySurfaceScrapper\frontend.py”, line 96, in execute
    variants = data.getVariantList()
    File “C:\Users\Ali\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.82\scripts\addons\LilySurfaceScrapper\ScrappedData.py”, line 62, in getVariantList
    self.error = self.scrapper.error
    AttributeError: ‘CyclesMaterialData’ object has no attribute ‘scrapper’

    location: :-1

    bpy.data.window_managers[“WinMan”].(null) = “https://cc0textures.com/view?tex=Marble06”
    Material provider not supported. See the documentation for a list of supported material providers.
    bpy.data.window_managers[“WinMan”].addon_support = {‘OFFICIAL’}
    bpy.data.window_managers[“WinMan”].addon_support = {‘COMMUNITY’}
    bpy.ops.object.lily_surface_import()
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “C:\Users\Ali\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.82\scripts\addons\LilySurfaceScrapper\frontend.py”, line 96, in execute
    variants = data.getVariantList()
    File “C:\Users\Ali\AppData\Roaming\Blender Foundation\Blender\2.82\scripts\addons\LilySurfaceScrapper\ScrappedData.py”, line 62, in getVariantList
    self.error = self.scrapper.error
    AttributeError: ‘CyclesMaterialData’ object has no attribute ‘scrapper’

    location: :-1

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    • March 30, 2020 at 9:41 pm
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      Sorry for late reply, but best is to contact developer. I am just posting about addons on this site.

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  • March 7, 2020 at 2:17 pm
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    I am having the same errors as the people above me, it worked for a few days after installing and then suddenly it just stopped.

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  • April 18, 2020 at 5:53 pm
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    Hey y’all I found a small free materials website that actually has URLS that work with this here: https://texturehaven.com/textures/

    Not sure why the other one stopped working but this works for now.

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  • April 19, 2020 at 5:46 pm
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    When I copy and paste the url, it puts the default principled shader as if I hit the new material button. Blender 2.82

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  • April 26, 2020 at 3:50 am
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    Hello. Thank you very much for your work. Any email to send a bug report? Cheers

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  • June 8, 2020 at 1:44 am
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    Why theres an error when I start to tick Import for installing the addon?

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