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GPU based realtime engine for the viewport implemented for Blender version 2.8, using Industry standard PBR (Physically Based Rendering).

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How does EEVEE work?

We all know what Cycles is, at least to a first approximation: Cycles is a path tracing engine [...] Specifically, cycles is a "backwards" path tracer, which means that it traces light rays ...
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What's the purpose of the EEVEE rendering engine?

Is it an alternative to Cycles, or just for the 3D viewport?
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Does transparency work in eevee

I have been trying to create a transparent lens using the eevee rendering engine in 2.8 but the transparency slider has no effect. Has this feature not been implemented yet? I've looked all over the ...
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How to make mesh lights work in Blender Eevee?

The closest I can get to making mesh lights affect their environment in Blender Eevee is giving them an Emission material and turning on "Bloom". But this isn't emitting proper light, it just looks ...
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blender 2.8 switch between cycles and eevee

I know 2.8 is not yet released. However I am at the limits of what blender 2.79 can do. So I wonder how to set the recent 2.8 builds into cycles mode?
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How do the new light probes in Eevee work?

I've been experimenting with Blender's new Eevee engine over the past couple of days and, so far, have failed to get the realistic results I'm aiming for. I've seen some online tutorials and articles ...
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What is LookDev/Material Preview mode for in 2.8?

I am struggling to understand what is LookDev/Material Preview mode for and how do I render an image which I see in this mode into a picture or video. I tweaked my material to look how I want in ...
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How to tile textures in Cycles?

I just recently got into the nodes system, my knowledge on the subject is limited. I can't seem to find out how to tile textures using my current node setup, because it doesn't tile the them on its ...
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Do EEVEE samples have any effect when rendering?

Do EEVEE samples really matter when rendering? Can't really see a difference except for render time
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How to render with transparent background in Eevee?

Is it possible to render with transparent background using Eevee renderer?
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Render button missing in Blender 2.8

So either Google doesn't have the answer, or I didn't know what to search for. But I don't see the render button on the right side of the screen. Every tutorial I see says that I'll find it there, but ...
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Make an object not cast a shadow in eevee

Is there a way to make a single object not cast shadows in Eevee?
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Is it possible to create seamless repeating noise in 3D

I'm very familiar with the following nodes for creating a 2D seamless repeating loop within procedural noise. I have been unable to find a method for repeating in 3 dimensions, this would be ...
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procedurally generated mold (fungus) using voronoi texture?

I have been trying to recreate a good looking procedural mold texture for a bit now. I have found the best approach to creating the actual round shape of the mold patches seen in the pic seem to be ...
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My glass material isn't transparent in Eevee

When using Eevee, an object with a glass material (in this case: Principled BSDF, trasmission set to 1.0) doesn't seem like it can be looked through: it's completely opaque. See for instance the ...
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EEVEE and Cycles render lighting differences

I get different lightning render with the same scene camera setup. Cycles render (both experimental and supported feature set) gets weaker lightning and needs more energy. How can I get the same ...
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How to hide object but keep shadow in EEVEE?

This is very easy to do in Cycles, just have to click on the camera checkbox. I cant figure out how to do this in EEVEE. Any help would be appreciated.
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How to create an air distortion/blur effect in eevee?

I would like to recreate an air distortion/blur effect like the ones seen in marvel vs capcom 3 to give more "punch" to my animations (images attached to give an idea of what im looking for)
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I'm lost in the shader editor

Everytime I hold scroll on my mouse to move, it like somehow teleports down and I have to scroll up again. THis time, it was WAY WORSE, as it went too far down and now I can't find my nodes
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What is the impact of polygons that are not part of the final image when rendering?

When rendering, does Blender calculate and render polygons that are hidden to the camera? For example, you have some rocks, some in front of others, does the program render those polygons that are in ...
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Visualizing 3D voxel data in Blender 2.8

right now I'm trying to visualize my scientific 3D data in Blender 2.8. So blenders built in textures or smoke simulations do not lead to the goal. I've read that older releases of Blender do support ...
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Hair Shape in Eevee

I'm trying to make a Christmas Tree in Blender 2.8 using the new Eevee Render Engine, I used a Particle System to make the little green pines. In the Cycles Render Engine I could change the ...
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Why is 'Shader to RGB' possible in EEVEE, but not in Cycles?

As a result of @Michael Macha 's comments on, and helpful edit of, this answer, it turns out my understanding of the differences between EEVEE and Cycles is a lot fuzzier than I thought it was. I get ...
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Can you render using the CPU with Eevee

Is there a way to render things in eevee using the CPU or is it just a GPU render engine?
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How can I get HDRI shadows in an Eevee scene? [duplicate]

I'm currently testing Eevee. Seems so promising ! Here, i'm trying to make my Eevee render the closest I can to my previous render Cycles of the same scene. This scene do not have any lights but an ...
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Simulating a 40W Light Bulb

Let's say I have a light bulb at home that I want to add as a light source. Specs: 40W incandescent light bulb 5cm in diameter Color temperature of 2700 kelvin What values should I enter into ...
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Objects, shadows and reflections not rendering in EEVEE

I started to work with EEVEE short time ago and I was amazed by the capabilities of this engine. However, I noticed something strange when I was rendering some tests. Some objects/reflections/shadows ...
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Refract grease pencil object?

so I'm trying to use the new 2.8 Update to do a grease pencil animation behind a dirty glass window in Eevee, but the grease pencil object does not get refracted or effected at all by the glass shader,...
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how to write a custom projection type?

Is it possible to create a lens shader with EEVEE/Cycles ? I'd like to have the control over the camera position and the ray direction per sample. This allows to simulate various conventional lens ...
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DirectX vs. OpenGL normal maps

I'm curious which type of normal map works better? DirectX or OpenGL normal maps? Which one to use for cycles and eevee?
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Will EEVEE eliminate the need for cycles and rendering? [closed]

So I have been seeing a lot lately about EEVEE, and even though it is in early development it still seems really powerful. What I'm interested in is will it just eliminate the need for having cycles ...
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Will it soon be possible to render an Eevee animation in realtime (2.8 Beta)?

What I tried: Most available tutorials Some render / file format settings The result: A 2 minutes long animation that plays fine in realtime takes a day or two to render on a GTX 1080. There's no ...
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How do I get proper reflections (Eevee)?

I added my modeled car into an eevee-scene and for some reason it refuses to render. When I try to render a white box appears around the car instead of the reflections. I have tried all the settings ...
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How can I hide hidden topology with a hologram shader?

I have a hologram shader that is mapped out like this in Eevee 2.9: I've tried toggling Backface culling and other options. However, I still have a good of unseen topology being rendered through my ...
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In Blender 2.8, how do I light an EEVEE scene with an HDR?

Blender 2.8 supports the same world node setup that Cycles does. This correctly puts the HDR image in the world background. But EEVEE doesn't light the scene properly. Everything looks flat and ...
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Do nodes in EEVEE work the same as in Cycles?

I played a bit with nodes that I have a basic idea how they work but not much more than that, so I have to learn much more about it. I know Blender Render uses different nodes than Cycles. As of now ...
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Why doesn't Volumetric follow the shape of Mesh in Eevee?

So I was in the middle of making a ball-shaped smoke, but the volumetric effect didn't work following the basic shape. It remains cube in Eevee Blender 2.8; while in Cycle it works, but in Cycle it ...
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Eevee is using my CPU to render

I rendered a short animation using Eevee engine, but my cpu was used 100% of the time. The temperature and fan of the cpu went crazy. How is that possible? Eevee is supposed to use OpenGL and has ...
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Can I colorize hair particles based on the Emitters Shading?

I'm experimenting with CELL SHADED fur. The thing is that it doesn't look that great... I'd like for the hair particles to just take on the flat color of the surface where they're placed, after the ...
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EEVEE Glass Shader

I am in rendered view in the viewport and my glass shader isn't working correctly. I remember a couple months ago I was making glass for a ship and these settings are the only thing I had to mess ...
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Is freestyle Render in Viewport in v2.8x bugged?

Is it possible to have Freestyle render layers show in the rendered viewport? This was possible in v2.79: As you can see, just checking 'freestyle' in the right panel, the Freestyle render layer ...
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Blender 2.8 - Object index pass in Eevee

I need to isolate filters on some objects in the compositor and Blender 2.8 does not have the options to setup object/material passes in the View Layers. Is there anyway to achieve this in Blender 2.8 ...
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Is there any way to get single pixel wide aliased lines?

I'm trying to get clean, one pixel wide lines on my renders like the pic below, but nothing I try seems to work. I've tried freestyle with one sample, but I get extra pixels at some parts of the ...
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Rendering large image sizes in Eevee (Over 64k pixels)

I am working on creating a wrap for several walls spanning 25 to 60 feet long. People are going to be looking at these fairly close so I don’t want to go below 200 dpi for my final print quality. That ...
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Screen Space Reflections in EEVEE

I am struggling with understanding screen space reflections in EEVEE. I am aware of the excellent answer to this question, however, this only talks about when an object is off screen entirely. Maybe ...
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Does the blender Eevee rendering engine really have indirect lighting?

I heard that it does, and there is also a panel in the render settings that says "Indirect Lighting" but I never see any indirect lighting while I'm using Eevee, that's for sure.
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Weird behaviour: A simple material renders fine on one mesh but not the other

I have a weird issue with Cycles in Blender 2.92: This comes from a larger project but I was able to reduce it down to this small example. The triangle is copied from the project I had issues with and ...
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Blender Eevee how to render Bloom effect when using transparent background

I need to render Bloom effect while using a transparent background, I need to save PNG sequence with RGBA, when I do this, the Bloom effect is being removed by the transparency since it falls outside ...
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How to make object visible only inside another object?

I am not such an expert, but also not completely noob and want to make animation like in this template: https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/new-business-corporate-promo-hl-kj1ijhk2tf55tw And want ...
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Sun object not moving when Rendering Animation

I've problem Rendering sun rotation animation. Steps to reproduce: Create the sun object Set 1st keyframe Select keyframe Rotate sun object using the handle "I" > Select Rotation Set 10th keyframe (...

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