1.0 Installation – Unistall Old Version

If you have previously installed a version of Extreme PBR prior to the Nexus edition (Extreme PBR / Extreme PBR Combo / Extreme PBR Evo)
You have to uninstall, if you have projects that reference those material libraries, we recommend that you keep them on your computer.

Unistall:

To unistall, go to Edit–> Preferences–> Add-Ons

  • Search your Old Extreme PBR
  • Expand The Extreme PBR Preferences Menu
  • Press Remove
  • Restart Blender

1.1 Installation – Preference

Once you have purchased Extreme PBR from Gumroad or Blendermarket download the addon (From orderpage) “extreme_pbr.zip” don’t unzip it!

Attention! Make sure you have downloaded the file in “.zip” format If you are a Macintosh user and are using Safari, be aware that safari automatically decompresses .zip files So take 1 minute more time, and use Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome to download your zip files

Once downloaded go to: Edit -> Preferences

1.3 Installation – Install Button

Click on the INSTALL button located on the toolbar at the top.
Select the previously downloaded “extreme_pbr.zip” (Don’t unzip the file!)

1.71 Installation – Step 1

Before proceeding with these 5 steps, we strongly recommend that you open a new Blender project.
Installation is much faster in a project with no objects in the scene.

This step is for obtaining the online material list. This gets a log of all files that can be downloaded.

(Information on materials available online will be reported)

1.72 Installation – Step 2

Now click on the Choose the path button and select the folder where we want to install the Extreme PBR Library.

In this step, if (ONLY IF) you already had an Extreme PBR “User Library” / “User Lib” previously installed on your computer. (If you had a previous version of Extreme PBR and saved your materials, you can indicate the path.

Note:

Remember, Extreme PBR libraries are very large, so to fully install the library, it will require almost 100 GiB of free space on the HardDisk you indicated. It is recommended that you install the libraries in a path that is not subject to path changes.

1.73 Installation – Step 3

We press the Create Library structure button to create all the information that the addon needs to run on your Hard Disk. This may take some time.

This button essentially creates a “Skeleton” library on your computer. From that skeleton library, materials can be downloaded online, at any time.
This process can take a few minutes.

1.74 Installation – Step 4 (Addon Activation)

Pay attention:

If you have already purchased the product on Blendermarket, or on Gumroad, you will only need to create a new account at https://extreme-addons.com/

If you already have a registered account, you just need to be logged in on the website https://extreme-addons.com/

Now, on step 4, let’s enter credentials to activate the addon.

  • *Mail/Password:
    • The email and password are those with which you registered on www.Extreme-Addons.com

In case of problems, make sure you have not copied and pasted the license with “Whitespace” sometimes it happens that copy paste also copies whitespace.

*Please note that the Mail and Password are the ones you used to login on Extreme-Addons website

Activate On This Computer

You will have to press the “Activate on this computer” button, this also allows you to check if the credentials are correct.

Move your license to this computer

In case you want to move the license to another computer, you will have to press this button.
This takes you to your extreme-addons page to reset the license on your profile: https://extreme-addons.com/my-account/ea-license/

1.75 Installation – Step 5 (Install Material)

In this Step, you can decide WHAT & IF you want to install.
Personally I suggest installing “ESSENTIAL” first, this downloads all the small packages needed to make the addon work. ESSENTIAL, download the files (Material Previews, Json, Texture 512×512 and all the procedural material)
Remember that many gigs are downloaded at the beginning. And that you can always download in high definition, just the materials you need from the appropriate panel, so you can save time.

Note:

You can postpone this step for later as well. You can also install the materials individually, from the Extreme PBR panel.

  • Essential (1GB +/-): Download and Install only necessary files + Texture at 512×512 px + All Procedural Materials
  • 1k Button (4GB +/-): Download and Install only the 1k Material (If essential files have not been installed, it will also install essential files)
  • 2k Button (14GB +/-): Download and Install only the 2k Material (If essential files have not been installed, it will also install essential files)
  • 4k Button (45 GB +/-): Download and Install only the 4k Material (If essential files have not been installed, it will also install essential files)
  • 8K button (124GB +/-) : Download and Install the 8k Material + Any materials 5/6/7k (If essential files have not been installed, it will also install essential files)
  • All (188GB +/-): Download and Install all the complete library –> (Essential/1k/2k/4k/8k)

Installation Time Issues:

Problems with VPN / Proxy:
If you are using a VPN or Proxy and the download is slow, please Exclude extreme-addons.com from it, or temporarily disable the Proxy or VPN

The installation times:

It vary according to the internet speed and that of the computer in use, so during this step if you will install the libraries, keep in mind that the download time is not a speed test, it would be wrong to think this, as during this process, they are also installed materials. We did this in order to cancel the installation process, and pick up where you left off. So all downloaded materials will remain as such, the installation process can be resumed at a later time.

1.76 Installation – Download single Material

This button is used to proceed with the installation of the single materials.
In the example the material selector is set to 8k, so you can choose whether to shoot only that dimension or all the others (1 / 2k, 2k, 4k)
If you have a similar situation, it means that you have not completed the complete installation process (And you can continue not to)
So if you are interested in installing the material, press “Install Single Material”

Once “Install single material” is pressed, a popup menu appears:

  • Current Options: Download only the material in the current version (8k In this example)
  • Full Version: Download all material version (in this case 1/2k, 1k, 2k, 4k, 8k)
  • Options ( Bottom right button ): Open the “Install Material” menu (If you want to do the complete installation of the entire library, and not the single material.)

1.77 Installation – Progress

Progress bars will be shown during the installation process.
You will be able to stop the installation when you want,
the material packs already downloaded are installed, so they will remain installed even when you cancel this process.

Installation Time Issues:

Problems with VPN / Proxy:
If you are using a VPN or Proxy and the download is slow, please Exclude extreme-addons.com from it, or temporarily disable the Proxy or VPN

The installation times:

It vary according to the internet speed and that of the computer in use, so during this step if you will install the libraries, keep in mind that the download time is not a speed test, it would be wrong to think this, as during this process, they are also installed materials. We did this in order to cancel the installation process, and pick up where you left off. So all downloaded materials will remain as such, the installation process can be resumed at a later time.

1.78 Move license to another Computer

To Move the license to another computer, do the following steps:

1 – Log in to https://extreme-addons.com/

2 – Go to your License Page: https://extreme-addons.com/my-account/ea-license/

3 – Click on “Reset Device” (If “Reset device” is not present, it means that this step is not necessary.)


4- Go into Blender and open addon Preferences with “Options” button into addon interface

5- Press “Extreme Addons” Tab Enter your Email / Password that you used to register at Extreme-Addons.com, and enter the license of your addon that you will always find on the License page
and press “Activate on this computer”. If everything is right, the key icon on that button turns green.

1.8 Installation – Library Management

“Library Management”, allows you to link or change paths to Extreme PBR libraries.
You can also add expansion libraries later. If you want to delight in creating libraries to sell, your customer will find the “Add Library” button useful, you can add many libraries, without limit.

Note:

To work, Extreme PBR needs to have linked (Installed) the main library, and the user library (Even if empty)

1.9 Installation – Options

Click the Options tab to customize the Extreme PBR panel.

Sets how often the addon should check for new updates.

Show name label in preview button

Choose the previews icons dimension. Tips: Correct size = 1

Choose the popup icons dimension. Tips: Correct size = 1

Show hidden sockets on Shader.

1.10 Installation – Options 2

show node options

If the object does not have a Uv Mapping once the material has been added, a default UV mapping will automatically be added. (it is advisable to leave this button active so as to avoid wasting time). Objects that have a UV mapping will not be automatically bypassed

Prevents the uv layer of the texture paint from being selected if you are not in Texture Paint Mode

Due to the maximum texture limit of 24 for Eevee, this feature (Enable by default) attempts to limit the use of textures when a material has many Shaders and Fx layers. Cons: Some maps may be disabled, starting from the Fx Layers Modules, then moving on to the Modules

One some computers, there is an abnormal crash when adding a material. The bug has been reported to the Blender Foundation, until the cause is understood, keep this active if you encounter any abnormal crashes applying the materials.

1.11 Installation – Options 3

Choose the UV Map mode.

Show in the Shader Editor, a panel for material and library creators. If you are not a material creator, please do not use this as it may damage the main library.

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Create Library Register

1.12 Installation – Update

Note: To use the functions in this menu, you must be logged in with your profile in the “Extreme Addons” Tab menu

In this Tab menu, you will be able to update the libraries and addon.

  • Update core: Update the addon directly, without having to do the classic Blender manual procedure.
  • Update Library: If you want to check if there are new materials to install, first press this button, your library will automatically update if there is any new material online.
  • Essential/1k/2k/4k/8k/All: They are the same buttons present in Step 5 (Go a few pages up to see)

1.13 Migrate On Other Computer/Blender Version

To migrate to another computer:

Install Extreme PBR on the other computer, Follow this guide from –>step 1<– , you just need to install the single addon without the libraries.

If you had already installed the libraries on computer n1, You can move libraries via an External Hard Drive, It will be sufficient to move the 2 main folders of the Extreme PBR libraries EXTREME_PBR_DEFAULT_LIB and EXTREME_PBR_USER_LIB to computer n2

At this point you will only have to indicate the path in Library Manager:

If you want to activate Extreme PBR on computer n2, you will need to move the license to computer n2:

Below is the section to activate the license on another computer