So when I render the model with EEVEE the render output is different from the render preview in viewport.

Eevee render viewport screenshot:
Render viewport screenshot

Eevee render output:
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Why are they different?

This last is the output from cycles.

Cycles render:
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How do I achieve something like in the first image with EEVEE and Cycles?!?

  • $\begingroup$ have you tried adjusting your lights? It looks more harsh / powerful in the renders than in the preview. $\endgroup$
    – Luciano
    Sep 12, 2019 at 13:10
  • $\begingroup$ @Luciano I didn't touch the lights... I don't know why are lights harsher in the output. I noticed today while playing in the viewport when I check Ambient Occlusion in the World tab that the image in the preview now turns to a harsh image like render? How to disable AO in the render? $\endgroup$
    – Caslav
    Sep 13, 2019 at 6:45
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    $\begingroup$ The last two images are identical. Did you upload the wrong ones? $\endgroup$ Oct 13, 2019 at 18:35
  • $\begingroup$ Did you find a solution? $\endgroup$
    – Luciano
    Dec 2, 2019 at 16:05

1 Answer 1


Check if Ambient Occlusion is on in the Render panel. That might make the object shadows disappear if it's off.

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