Keywords: Unity, Shader & Material Notes

Shader Editor

How to change the default shader of asset

Shader in Inspector are grayed out, can't edit the material.

Caused by:
The material of the default assets cannot directly be edited, sometimes imported materials too.

Create a new material in your Project window (right click -> create-> Material) and drag it on the object (in the Viewport, Hierachy or Inspector). then you should be able to edit it.

Materials are grayed out/ can't edit them

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. ― Friedrich Nietzsche