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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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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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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 by ...
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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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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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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 mode for in 2.8?

I am struggling to understand what is LookDev 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 LookDev mode 1, but ...
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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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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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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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How to render with transparent background in Eevee?

Is it possible to render with transparent background using Eevee renderer?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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shadow clipped when zoom out ( eevee )

I like the shadow here but when the camera zoomed out, the shadow gone. Is this normal? how to fix this?
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How to Get only Shadows from a Collection in 2.8 EEVEE?

I want to know is there a way to render Shadows only in Blender's new EEVEE Render Engine. I want my objects in a separate collection and a ground plane on a separate collection(to receive shadows ...
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Weird artifacts appeared in eevee because of normal map

I'm was working on a shotgun and suddenly for some reason some weird artifacts appeared on the metal materials. I know that removing the image texture and leaving only a noise texture+bump on the ...
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I want to use the light probe as a fisheye or spherical camera in Eevee. How can I directly access image data produced by the lightprobe?

I want to use the light probe as a fisheye or spherical camera in Eevee. I assume a panoramic fisheye option will be developed for Eevee at some point, but in the meantime perhaps the light probe can ...
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Nice smoke in EEVEE

I made the smoke get rendering in Eevee, but I cannot make it looking pretty. I try to achieve a liquid nitrogen effect, but it's hard to make beautiful motion and nice colors. Even more, all the ...
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Eevee Linear / Cubic Texture Interpolation Complex Node Issue / Bug

A friend has been working on a project, and they have run into issues with using Linear Interpolation & Cubic Interpolation with their complex node tree. This node tree will be working with low ...
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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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What exactly happens when Blender 'Synchronizes objects' at render time?

In effort to reduce render times between each frame (Eevee renderer), I've retopo-ed and made sure there are least amount of polygons possible, but I've reached the point where I can't sacrifice any ...
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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 render from Eevee in Blender 2.8?

I have the Blender 2.8 version from the 21st Sep 2018 I was looking forward to render a test sequence but cannot find a render button anywhere? Does anyone know where to find it?
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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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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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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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Modify shader via Angle of Shadow

Simply put, I'm using two color ramps to add a texture X distance from the cartoon shadow and trying to subtract from the more horizontal parts of the shadow using True Normals as FAC, the result is ...
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Making glowing orb with light rays?

Is there a way to make something like in the picture? I prefer using EEVEE and no compositing. Basically just a glowing orb with light rays.
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In eevee, the soft shadows of the sun have circular pattern artifacts

The angle value has been increased to get soft shadows with sun. As the rendering progresses, the shadows appear to spread smoothly, but soon there are circular pattern artifacts. This looks like a ...
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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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Where is the option 'Display>Only Render" in the latest 2.8 builds?

Blender 2.79 has the 'Display>Only Render' checkbox in the Properties panel. I am not able to find any such option in the latest Blender 2.8 builds for Eevee. Can someone tell where is it?
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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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Ambient Occlusion node in EEVEE not working

So I am using Blender 2.8, and I cannot seem to get the Ambient Occlusion node to work in EEVEE. I realize it is in beta, so it could just be a bug in 2.8, but I have seen other people use ambient ...
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Subtle smoke under light ( eevee )

I know how to add volumetrically fog but I have no idea how to do this slow-moving smoke? that barely visible under light. above image is a sample only. thank you
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v2.8 beta EEVEE, transparent mask is black instead of transparent

I need to apply an alpha texture mask over a texture material in order to be transparent in the viewport. As is, it is black in EEVEE. How do I modify this file to make the viewport show the mask as ...
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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 a way to blur the edges of the holdout shader

I'm currently working on a VFX scene where I add volumetric fire to parts of my scene but in my footage I have objects that move in front of the camera I modeled each object in Blender and decided ...
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How do I fade in/out an object in Blender 2.8 Eevee?

I'm kinda new to using Blender Eevee. I used to use Cycles, but that took too long to render. I'm doing a text animation with a video in the background, and I want the text to fade in and fade out. ...
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Volumetrics behind transparent objects in eevee

I have a scene where I want to put an object with a volume renderer under glass, but I've discovered that my volumes don't seem to render when they're behind a transparent object. I'm new to eevee, ...