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Putting objects into an environment [duplicate]

I'm a complete beginner to Blender, this question is about putting objects into an environment Basically, I don't know exactly how to get an object to have color and be in an environment. I have a ...
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Render with a wider dynamic range in cycles to produce photorealistic looking images

To get images that seem more photorealistic, not only a much wider Dynamic Range is needed, but also having the color information desaturate towards white as it would happen in an overexposed ...
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How to make a model cast shadows onto the world texture/background?

In most of my models, I usually end up setting a world background using an HDRI image of some kind or another. This has always been really useful for lighting in general or as a background for my ...
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How can I render an object with an hdr background?

I have an object with an hdr for the background. What do I do in Cycles to render the background with my object? How is this different from an ordinary render in Cycles? The hdr is a big one, 350MB.
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Adding surface scratches [duplicate]

I recently saw Andrew Price's tutorial on how to do realistic texturing. At the end of the tutorial he said something along the lines of needing to just "add scratches" to increase the realism. How ...
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What is the the ASC-CDL node?

The color balance node in the compositor can be switched to use the ASC CDL How is it used? How is this different from Lift/Gamma/Gain? How do the Offset, Power, Slope options affect the image?
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How to make dirty looking object?

I want to make an object look dusty and have some scruff on it (like the image directly below), but I am unsure of how to go about this. Notice the dust and smudges on it, that's what I am trying to ...
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Lens specs of smartphones for camera tracking in Blender

I've been trying to track a footage taken by my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (GT-n5100) tablet. It has a good 5 mp camera and I tracked the footage well. But the problem arises at the time of solving the ...
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How to get reflections from 3D to show up on real images

Andrew Price released a nice tutorial on how to nicely put 3D objects on top of a real image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWoglMYXBE I have seen images, such as this: https://s3.amazonaws.com/...
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Adding Random Noise to Rendered Images

I know that in Cycles we can have as much noise as we want, but it's not the right type of noise. I'm inserting an object into a video taken with a DSLR. The video has some ISO noise in it and it ...
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Manually make it look like an object is going through the floor (of a real life photograph)

I have a picture of a room including the floor and I want it to look like there is, for example, a cube going through the floor. Is there a way to do this, maybe by making it go through a plane that ...
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How can I recreate geometry using a photograph?

I am trying to change the floor covering using a picture. How can I define the floor?
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Custom nonlinear distortion lens

Is it possible to create a custom nonlinear distortion lens in Blender? I'm assuming that Blender superimposes a rectangular grid in front of the eye, and fires out a ray through the center of each ...
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How do I align my grid to background footage?

I have a background-image set up and now I want to align my grid to it? How do I do it. I remember watching a video where I could simply rotate it like an object?
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Trouble Viewing Whole HDR Image as cycles world

When I load an HDR image into an environment texture using Cycles Render, only a small fraction of the image appears. I have a feeling it's an easy fix, but I can not find what needs to be changed.
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Culling Objects Using a Culling Object

Today my question might be a bit complex, but I hope that Blender has an easy solution for this. So, let's say I have a scene with several objects in it and I have a background. The background is ...
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Illumination without HDRI (cycles)

I would like to create a nice outside light for my interior scene, but without using hdri image (the rendering time increases a lot on my computer and most of all I can't find the way for correctly ...
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Why is that when I open up my file in blender, the reference picture is gone

When you are using a reference picture in blender, do you have to keep it? Do the pictures have to stay in your computer? I sometimes delete my reference images, because I'm on my mother's computer ...
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Is there a Blender alternative to Chroma Key rendering in OpenGL?

Self answered Question - no points being sought here. For some months I've been using a transparency phenomena in Blender's 3D viewport that renders objects that are behind semmi-transparent objects ...
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Tips on achieving realistic vfx?

Hi there I'm a newbie (to vfx), below is the image in which I opened a box and with blender I placed a sphere (it's a video actually but I posted image here). But this doesn't look real, what changes ...
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Recreating the background for retouched photographs

I removed a person from some photographs. How can I use blender to re-add the background and body parts of other people behind the missing person? If you guys have any suggestions on how I could do ...
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Is there a revealing mask on blender VSE? Or other way to solve my problem

I'm working with 3 image. pic1 - background pic2 - object pic3 - object with transparent background So pic1 will be under pic2 but I want to use pic3 to hide part of pic2 and show pic1. I used ...
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How do i render an object over a specific object among others?

I would like to render the object highlighted here, see image to be in front of the barrel like this, see image. I read a couple of things about overlay scenes and render layers but it all seems too ...
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Superimposing architectural models onto street photographs [duplicate]

I wanted to use 3D MAX to create architectural renders, but I have a Mac, so I am looking into Blender as an alternative solution. The models look amazing and the rendering is fab, but I am ...