Applying shader to a Merged Instance from drei

Hey, anyone here can help me with the code?
So the problem I am facing right now, is to how can I implment the shader to a merged instance from drei. I’ll tell you what’s happening right now. I think when I am using merged from drei, what it does is, that it picks the default material from the glb and applies that, and it ignores the shader. Is there a way out of this?

Code is below:

import * as THREE from 'three';
import { createContext, useMemo, useContext, useRef, useEffect } from 'react';
import { Merged, useGLTF } from '@react-three/drei';
import { GLTF } from 'three-stdlib';
import { useLoader } from '@react-three/fiber';
import InfinitePlaneShaderMaterial from './InfinitePlaneShader';
import fabricWhiteTex from '../assets/knitted_seamless_white.jpg';
import fabricBlackTex from '../assets/knitted_seamless_black.jpg';

type GLTFResult = GLTF & {
  nodes: {
    Plane005001: THREE.Mesh
  materials: {
    ['01 - Default.002']: THREE.MeshStandardMaterial

type ContextType = Record<string, React.ForwardRefExoticComponent<JSX.IntrinsicElements['mesh']>>;

const context = createContext({} as ContextType);
export function Instances({ children, ...props }: JSX.IntrinsicElements['group']) {
  const { nodes } = useGLTF('/ClothNewSeamless-transformed.glb') as GLTFResult
  const instances = useMemo(
    () => ({
      Plane: nodes.Plane005001,
  return (
    <Merged meshes={instances} {...props}>
      {(instances: ContextType) => <context.Provider value={instances} children={children} />}

export function Cloth({ ...props }: JSX.IntrinsicElements['group']) {
  const instances = useContext(context);
  const materialRef = useRef<THREE.ShaderMaterial>(null);
  const fabricTextureLeft = useLoader(THREE.TextureLoader, fabricBlackTex);
  const fabricTextureRight = useLoader(THREE.TextureLoader, fabricWhiteTex);

  useEffect(() => {
    if (materialRef.current) {
      materialRef.current.uniforms.fabricTextureLeft.value = fabricTextureLeft;
      materialRef.current.uniforms.fabricTextureRight.value = fabricTextureRight;
      fabricTextureLeft.wrapS = fabricTextureLeft.wrapT = THREE.RepeatWrapping;
      fabricTextureRight.wrapS = fabricTextureRight.wrapT = THREE.RepeatWrapping;
      materialRef.current.needsUpdate = true; // Ensure the material updates
  }, [fabricTextureLeft, fabricTextureRight]);

  return (
    <group dispose={null} {...props}>
      <instances.Plane castShadow receiveShadow scale={10}>


Can you put your code in a code-block that way it makes the formatting better and easier for people to understand the code visually.

Sorry using it first time, now I have edited the post. So that you can view it formatted.

You have to make a new shader and override the original shader of the GLTF model you imported. If you don’t want the material of the GLTF to be visible or at the end you are planning to overwrite it I would suggest to remove this line:

materials: {
    ['01 - Default.002']: THREE.MeshStandardMaterial