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### How to smooth shade an object while retaining hard edges?

I frequently come to the problem of having a mesh with parts I would like to render smooth and "hard" edges connecting them. How can I set the mesh to show the sharp edges but render everything else ...
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I have a Normal Map problem: I've baked a high-poly sphere to a low-poly, but whatever I try there's always a bad shading on the surface of the low-poly in Rendered display, between the light and the ...
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### Blender 2.8 Smooth Shade problem in Cycles [duplicate]

have a problem figuring this out. I made a really simple mesh, and then applied Shade smooth, as you can see on the pictures I attached, some faces appear smoothed and others don't as if they were ...
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### Face smooth rendering in cycles without using Subsurf?

Perhaps this goes against the function of cycles on some philosophical level, but I must ask anyway... Do I have to subsurf my model to get rid of the hard shadows between faces? If so, the subsurf ...
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### Strange artifacts

I imported a model but after i set the materials, these strange artifact appeared and the lighting seems wrong. I tried to recalculate the normals, disable/enable the autosmooth and other things but ...
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### Some shadows are too sharp in the render [duplicate]

do you know what is causing this type of shadows? Does it have something to do with the way the mesh is?
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### Imported model shows jagged shadows [duplicate]

I'm still new to blender, and I have found a problem that I can't solve. I'm importing some models to blender from a certain source, but when I use "Rendered" viewport and try to apply some lighting, ...
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### Shading on model not correct

I can't seem to get the shading on this model correct. Model settings: Edge Split Subdivision surface- 3 subdivisions Of course smooth shading ON Model was based on circle with 120 vertices. My ...
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### Cycles render UV Sphere problem [duplicate]

Anyone comes across similar problem?