I’m always searching for great finds on Blender Market and I just found one. The Custom Lazy Materials Add-On is a collection of tools to quickly add customizable materials and a lot more with just a few clicks.

One of the best things about Custom Lazy Materials is the price. It’s incredibly affordable for what we get.

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Custom Lazy Materials - BLENDER Add-On Review

Materials Library

Custom Lazy Materials (CLM) is a set of tools accessible from the Blender Sidebar Menu. It comes with a huge set of materials which can be customized in the CLM Settings tab of the Sidebar.

A metal material preview image in the Custom Lazy Materials sidebar menu.

The materials are categorized. Clicking on the preview material displays numerous materials in the selected category.

A menu of preview images of materials available in the add-on.

Choosing a material applies the material to the selected object(s). Then, a panel of material options appears in the CLM panel of the Sidebar.

Each material has custom properties which can be adjusted. For example, brick and tiles have options for how large the tiles are vertically and horizontally. Other materials have their own specific settings.

Settings for a tile material are shown in the Blender sidebar.

Cloud Materials

Probably my favorite tools available in Custom Lazy Materials are the cloud materials. These aren’t surface materials. They affect the volume of the object they’re applied to.

Simply adding the material to a default cube changes it into a small cloud. Change the base shape of the object to adjust the size and shape of the clouds.

A cube displays as a cloud in Blender.

Material License

The materials included in the add-on are all Creative Commons (CC-0) meaning they can be used personally and commercially with no attribution required.

Add Your Own Materials

A second add-on called “Material Appender” and we can use this to append materials from other Blender files into the asset library of CLM. We can then customize settings to have specific values appear in the side panel.

Beyond Materials

Custom Lazy Materials (CLM) isn’t just a material library. It’s actually an eclectic set of tools for importing all sorts of things into Blender – including geometry nodes!

At the top of the CLM panel in the Sidebar, there is a “Material” tab and one labeled “Other.” Clicking “Other” gives us an entirely different set of tools.

A menu of miscellaneous options displays in the Custom Lazy Materials menu.


The “People” category in Custom Lazy Materials gives us a large selection of alpha-masked human silhouettes.

A menu of human silhouettes available to be added to a Blender scene.

Selecting one imports the silhouette and imports the image as a plane into the Blender scene.

An alpha masked human silhouette displayed on a plane in Blender.

Using People Silhouettes in Eevee

In Cycles, these work immediately. In Eevee, we need to activate transparency for them to work properly.

Geometry Node Assets

Custom Lazy Materials (CLM) also comes with a collection of geometry node assets which can create dynamic objects or modify existing objects. We select “Geometry” from the category menu to use them.

A series of geometry node preview images displays in the CLM asset selector.

Below is a summary of just a few of my favorite of these geometry node tools.

Lightning Generator

One of the many tools in the Custom Lazy Materials add-on is a lightning generator. A click of a button generates a curve object which acts as lightning. With the settings in the Modifiers Properties panel, we can animate features of the lightning.

A 3D model of lightning and settings to adjust it in the Sidebar.

Chain Generator

The chain generator creates a new curve object that represents a metal chain. Once the chain is created, we can select it and adjust the chain’s settings in the Modifiers Properties.

A 3D model of a chain and settings to adjust its appearance in Blender.

Adjustable settings for the chain include the chain’s resolution, radius and material.

To adjust the length of the chain, we press “Tab” to enter Edit Mode and can adjust the points of the curve object.

Cable Generator

I’ve explained a tip to add a hanging curve in Blender, but this generator adds a whole bunch of them at once. We can control how many cables there are, their thickness, their gravity and how much “noise” is in their hanging pattern.

3D model of several hanging cables and a menu of options to adjust their appearance in Blender.

We can continually randomize the hanging curves until they are just the way we want them.

Bridge Generator

Need to generate a wooden bridge? CLM has you covered. The bridge generator allows customizable wooden bridges. We can choose the dimensions of the bridge and how many missing boards there are.

3D model of a wooden bridge created in Blender and several settings to adjust its appearance.

To adjust the length and “path” of the bridge, go into Edit Mode and change points on the curve object.

Snow Generator

Another thing we can do with Custom Lazy Materials is create snow that can be added to the tops of any objects we choose.

A 3D torus object with snow on top of it and a menu of settings to adjust the snow appearance.

This was admittedly one of the harder tools to figure out. The snow is a geometry nodes data block added to the scene. We then need to add that to whatever objects we wish to have the snow on them.

I’ve previously covered a free snow add-on that accomplishes this but without geometry nodes.


I was really impressed with the add-on. For the price, it offers a lot of tools to use in all sorts of ways. Its strength is definitely as a material manager, but the others are awesome as well.

Each tool could – on its own – probably justify almost what it costs for all of them. Please check out the add-on with the affiliate links on this page to support the site.

Thank you and STAY CREATIVE!

Brandon Stocking


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