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I'm a beginner in Blender and currently I'm working on an underwater project with a short submarine animation. The underwater scene and the submarine were made seperately, I later appended the submarine to the underwater scene. Now I'm having problems with the material of the submarine not showing when rendering although in material preview it looks just fine.

I don't know what I'm doing wrong here and would really appreciate your help!

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By default, render preview uses bilt-in HDR:

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If you click on use Scene World, Blender will show result similar to render one:

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So, if you have not proper environment for your model, and there is nothing is reflected in it, it looks flat.

So you should set up environment texture:

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You can use bilt-in HDRI images from Blender folder, or download any (for example from https://hdrihaven.com)

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  • $\begingroup$ Awesome, thank you! It worked out for me! $\endgroup$
    – Lisa
    May 26 '20 at 19:43

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