Hi there i’ve been playing around in eevee with frosted glass and diffusers for lights. I seem to be running into an issue whereby the emissive material is being occluded by the glass shader at a certain point.

I’m not sure if this is a limitation of rasterization over ray tracing but it just seems to cutoff when the camera gets to a particular point (see cycles render fot the result I am after).

i’ve tried adjusting the refraction settings and adding in reflection cubemap but doesn’t seem to help, has anyone run into similar issues?

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any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you


I've found glass shaders to be not so useful in EEVEE, so I save them for Cycles if I need them. Instead, try using a node arrangement such as this. I tinted the glass green to show that it's actually tinted, and I put a light bulb (on the front side) to show it's actually glass (reflective AND transparent). Pay attention to the blend modes on the right.


Hope this helps.

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  • $\begingroup$ For the record, now that I look at your photos a bit closer, it looks like the cutoff may be caused by the IOR of the glass shader, combined with the angle of the "top" of your glasses, but I can't be sure. Either way, this should rectify it. $\endgroup$ – Christopher Bennett Jul 7 at 1:07

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