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questions relating to the usage of 360 degree HDRI lighting setups.

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Baking Textures with HDRI

This is a fairly decent window frame using HDRI however the bake does not seem to be using this lighting. Do I need to use regular lighting? Render: bake:
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Hdri, controlling the image exposure vs the light it is casting

I have a scene where I am using a HDRI as the environment lighting but also using it as the background image, now the problem I have is that the image seems to be a lot darker than the light it is ...
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Light from hdri sky box not reflecting on object

Is there something I'm doing wrong?
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360 Video Environment

I am making an animation in which I need to have a 360 video in the background as the environment texture in World panel instead of an HDRi. Is there any way to so this? Thanks.
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How to blur HDRI image in cycles [duplicate]

How to blur HDRI image in cycles. What nodes i have to setup in the world tab to make it blur and control the blur effect.
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HDRI With Volumetric to Create Throw Pattern?

I have a scene below where I am wanting to get an HDRI image to come in through the windows and light the scene in the window areas and have a god ray like effect. I want to do this with a volumetric ...
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Differece between Blender 2.8’s camera and world HDRI

Does one of you know whats the difference between Camera HDRI and World HDRI Blender 2.8 now have these options to import Viewport HDRIs I've noticed that if i import a file (either .hdr, .exr, .png,...
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Distance of HDRi backgrounds

Almost 90% of the time I light my scenes with an HDRi background. Is there a way to control the virtual distance of the background image so I can control bokeh and blurriness of the image when using ...
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Weird reflections from HDRi

I have been having some problem with reflections in my windows and can't find out what I am doing wrong. I have purchased 2 car models and I get the same problem with the windows. Is is the model ...
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HDR Not Scaling Properly [duplicate]

just had a quick question. Should be a simple fix. When I am trying to bring in HDRs for lighting, it seems to not be scaling or working properly. I can't see the HDR in the background. I have ...
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How to create a larger light radius with an HDRI

I aligned the sun of the HDRI with my scene and strengthen it a bit. But the result seems a bit weird to me. I have a real big sunbeam in the middle of the scene that generates clipping on the plane ...
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Different textures for preview and render

If I have textures and HDRI at both low and high resolution on my disk, is there a way to load the low resolution ones when viewing the "rendered" viewport, and the high resolution ones only at ...
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How to Fix Overly Refractive Window?

I just recently got back into doing 3D work after being out of it for over a decade and jumped back into Blender. The problem I'm having is with some strange scaling with an HDRI image I have. In ...
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Exposure in the viewport is drasticly different than the render [duplicate]

Okay, I am used to slight differences between my view port and the test/final renders, but this is really odd. I have never had the exposure be this far off! What am I doing wrong here? I am on 2....
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Creating a world background different from the HDRi [duplicate]

Recently I was trying to figure out the following in Cycles: I was using HDRi file A to light my scene, but I desired to have only HDRi file B visible in the background (i.e. using an HDRi of a ...
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Turn off HDRI shadow casting

Is there a way to make an HDRI light setup not cast shadow? I Want to light my scene with an HDRI, but control the shadow with an normal lamp.
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World background color/HDRI was transparent in render [duplicate]

I disabled world background for the camera, and made some renders. But then I decided to use HDRI and it doesn't work. It's still transparent in renders. I see it on reflections and through the glass ...
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Strange liquid in glass and thick glass behavior

I am doing a chemistry render but I am struggling with my cupric sulfate solution in a flask in Blender : the Volume Absorption node doesn't really works as expected. I have a too light area and a ...
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Factor: 0 in mix shader results in HDR disappearing

I am working on a project for my science class due on Wednesday. My project is an animation which starts with zoom in on water, and then on atoms, then on subatomic particles, then on the quarks in a ...
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HDR Image Rendered circular

I just loaded in a HDR image using the node editor using the Environment Text and it renders well the mountains in the distance look good but then the bottom of the image is twisted in a circular ...
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Restrict hdri from casting shadows

Is there any way to stop the hdri from casting shadows ? I only want the reflection/light.
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How to get rid of HDR reflection? [duplicate]

I have this scene where i want to keep the HDR lighting, but not necessarily the reflection in the windows. I want the reflection to be blue, sky coloured. How can i reflect the sky part of the HDR in ...
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How can I fix this distortion on this HDRi background?

I'm trying to learn how to implement HDRi images into my background to improve render quality, and such. Here is the issue I'm having. I was wondering if anyone knew whether the black hole in the ...
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How do I output to HDR10 Movie format in Blender?

Ok, so I have just purchased an HDR10 compatible 3840*2160 Display (4K), and I want to render some videos in Blender to look at in full HDR10 glory on it. However it's Roku TV based OS has ...
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Background plate for interior render with windows

I'm making an interior scene in Blender (you can check it below) using two light sources. One sun lamp and an environment hdr image. I'm happy with the result but I need to have something outside the ...
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How do I add an HDRI texture environment node? [duplicate]

How do I add a texture environment node in cycles?
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Adding Lighting inside within HDRi Environment (Night scene)

I have been trying to add some lights within HDRi environment. I can't figure out how to illuminate a sculpture I modeled with spotlights I placed around this model. Quite frankly, I don't know ...
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HDRI rendering onto parts of a model

Hello everyone and thanks in advance. The resource of already answered questions has really helped me to learn blender after 17 years in Vectorworks. This is a weird one and I've seen it twice now. ...
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Creating a night sky with clouds

I am trying to create a snowy scene at night. I have created the snow fall, but the thing I am stuck on is having a night sky with heavy clouds. I have tried using the sky addon with blender and have ...
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How can I make HDRI not to reflect on my glass material in cycles?

I have a glass material on the building, the image is attached and I would like the HDRI not to reflect on my glass material on my building. Any idea on how can I have my HDRI not to reflect on glass ...
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I'm not able to use a set of hdrs in exr format in blender 2.79

I downloaded a set of free 16 hdr spheres from textures.com as exr files. but they gave just one exr file. apparently they contain all 16 hdrs. I tried them in blender, but it just shows a dark pink ...
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soften shadows projected by HDRi

How can I make make shadows blur as they get further from the object casting them? I have set up a relatively simple scene witch includes two pots on a clay ground texture, and I am lighting it ...
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Making a HDRI map more subtle creates a drop shadow

I tried following cegaton's answer here to make a HDRI map more subtle, and the result produced generates a darker edge / drop shadow between the 3D objects and the background: I am not sure what ...
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How can I make my interior scene better lighted?

I am using 2 sun lamps, the principal one has the strength set to 30.000, the other one is pointing in the opposite direction, is bigger, and has the strength at 1200. An HDRI is supposed to light up ...
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What is the purpose of a test environment for rendering and where can I get one?

I am learning Blender and I see a lot of videos where people use like "test environments" to test lighting, reflection, etc. Something like this (seen in Blender Guru Video) I was wondering if they ...
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How to lower the horizon using the sky hdrs from 3d wolf

I am using the sky kdrs from 3d wolf but the horizon is too high. On all of my scenes you always see part of the horizon missing. I know with blender guru's hdrs you can change the horizon. So i am ...
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Cycles save as EXR image

I'm using Blender Cycles to bake the rendering result into the texture. Yet, I've observed that many parts of the texture is over-saturated, but I could only save the resulting texture image into a ...
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Restrict HDRI Lighting to affecting certain places

I have a small question. I was trying to get the hdri lighting only through the windows. As you can see, my model has one side of its face open and I don't want the hdri lighting to affect the open ...
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HDR problem while viewing the camera

This happens only when I look from the Camera view while using a HDR.
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How to change the hdri background

I have a simple model and i have used hdri environment image in cycles. I have uncheck the option in camera to hide the environment image. When i press shit+z to render i get the black background. I ...
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Alpha Transparency Lightening and Volume Scatter

I am using png images and the Images as Planes add-on to create background trees for a scene. This works fine until I try to combine this with Volume Scatter for a mist effect. The alpha portion of ...
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HDRI scaling problem

I'm starting to work with HDRI images for lighting in blender. And I have a file that's acting a bit weird. If I open a brand new file and setup an HDRI image, and turn on the world background in ...
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How to view Environment texture in Solid / Texture / Material view?

I saw this happening in some tutorial, but have forgotten for the moment, What I want is : To make the HDR environment texture appear in 3D viewport without going into Render Mode. I can use the ...
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Casting shadows of clouds from HDR?

I'm wondering if it's possible to cast shadows from clouds that are on the HDR? Otherwise it looks kinda odd with big scenes, where everything is evenly lit. Thanks for your time
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Adjusting a texture's color temperature

I'm fairly new to Blender. I have a HDRI background and I wonder if it's possible to adjust the texture's color temperature using a blackbody node. Thanks in advance.
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Blender 2.78a crashes when using environment texture (GPU) [closed]

When I want to use a hdri image and render the scene or visualise it in the viewport in Rendered with the GPU (in Cycles), Blender crashes without error message. It happens whenever I use a hdr or a ...
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Enviornment texture not acting as expected [duplicate]

Recently, I decided to get back into Blender, just as a fun hobby. After modeling some things, I tried to use an HDR image to light my scene. When I rendered the scene, the HDRi was not working ...
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How can I create a silhouette using HDR in cycles?

In real life, when taking pictures with a bright background the object you are looking at becomes mostly black. How can I get this effect in Blender? I would like the monkey to become a silhouette ...
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How do i keep HDR background without having to see it when rendering? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me how to maintain HDR as a background light source, without seeing it through the rendered room window?
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Changing HDRI exposure within Blender

I've been looking for some HDRs to use in an animation, and I realize that they're going to be exceptionally expensive. This is why I'm wondering if I can change the exposure of an HDR from within ...