Mosaic Master

by Nodes and noodles in Materials, Shaders, Textures

Transform any Image or Video into an intricate 2D or 3D Mosaic with a single node in Cycles and Eevee!

Fully procedural and featuring different pixel modes like Infinite Stretch, Block Pixelation, and Inversion, combined with Pixel shaping and morphing, this node gives you solid control and beautifully unique results with minimal inputs.
Add to this the Heightmap output for 3D effects to create bas relief mosaics, the tiles of which you can shape and rotate to taste, and you have one very powerful node to add to your Node Library.

With this node you could create:

  1. TV/monitor/LCD/Neon display panels for images and videos.
  2. mosaic tiled floors or walls with images and patterns, and stylised tile shapes
  3. pixelated images and videos
  4. Dot/Polygon matrix displays
  5. stone, rock, brick, and tiled surfaces
  6. artistically stylised images and videos
  7. many more...


In the downloaded .blend file you'll find several example materials illustrating the many primary functions of Mosaic Master. Just cycle through them in the node editor to see the results and how they are achieved.


Special Thanks

For a straight-out-of-the-box render, this pack includes a free CC0 HDRi background image texture generously provided by HDRi Haven, and a photo by Alexas Fotos from Pixabay.