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How to illuminate the darkness inside glass objects in Cycles?

My model has a clear plastic (or glass) dome with objects inside. The objects appear dark. I've tried the glass shader with color 100% RGB, with very small IOR, and using just a refraction shader. ...
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How can I make a more realistic glass shader? [duplicate]

Here's a sample scene: A room with a window, a point light to project light into the room, an HDR environment outside the room and a nice Image by Rembrandt that should be somewhat reflected on the ...
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Glass acting as a lens?

What could be causing my plane with glass shader to act like a lens? I want normal glass, and already have tried 2 different node setups, but it still acts like a lens. Render: Glass node setup 1: ...
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Weird glass artifact

I was messing with UV unwrapping, and this is what happened: I reset the UV map, but to no result. For reference, I have older render of the same glass (the version which was unfortunately ...
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Why is my glass plane displaying diffuse at specific angles?

I have a glass plane mixed with a diffuse fresnel (and a .png texture): This glass plane shows up diffuse when viewed at an angle. When viewed straight on, it looks fine, like a regular glass plane. ...
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Making a wall made from glass bricks

I need to make a frosted glass brick wall (see the example) for archvis picture. What is the best approach for it? Using just a cube with a texture of framing grout and glass shader for bricks will ...
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how to recreate microscopic diatom glass material

I have been trying to recreate the material seen in the picture without success, this picture is an electron microscope image of diatom shells, they have 2 important characteristics. first, since they ...
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How to mix glass, glossy and diffuse (sticker on glass jar)

I trying to make sticker on the transparent bottle - but i couldt figure out - how to mix shaders by mask? I place the sticker with help of UV. I can make the bottle completely glass like - or non ...
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Adding smudges/fingerprints to a glass material

I have a project here that uses a lot of glass panels and to bump up the realism, I added fingerprint textures. However, I still don't know how to add or combine them. I got mud instead of ...
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Is the Glass BSDF shader in Blender PBR accurate?

So I was wondering whether or not the glass shader present within Blender is already PBR accurate. The only reason this sparks my attention is that I'm working on a watch at the moment in Blender, and ...
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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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simulate gold foil sticker on glass [duplicate]

wise Blender-World folks, I'd like to do a proper simulation of gold foil stickers on glasses (like a decorated long-drink glass). I am pretty sure about pictures with transparency and stuff that ...
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Need Help making a frosted light Bulb material

I been trying to make a material that looks like this: I have only been able to make this: I would love to have some help with this.
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Rendering Glass (layers) resulting in strange dark patches (in Final but not Preview)

I am working on a school research project and hence I cannot share the blender file (confidentiality BS). I am getting strange lines in the render where there are stacked "glass" tiles. This occurs ...