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How do I fix my materials when they just turn grey when applied

Whenever I use a material it just turns into the default grey checkered material and it doesn’t apply itself to the object. I’ve tried using starter materials because I thought it was a problem importing textures, but it did the same for them too, but strangely enough, some of them work and some don’t

Product Version: UE 4.21
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asked Nov 21 '18 at 02:22 PM in Rendering

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avatar image ThompsonN13 Nov 21 '18 at 03:29 PM

it may just be taking awhile to compile the shaders. some materials can take quite awhile due to being complex and some may not even show they are compiling on occasion. personally ive had issues with the paragon characters taking ages (several mins) to compile.

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