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

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Blender Material Preview HDRIs

Is there an easy way to render using the HDRIs that are intended for material preview? When I render, Blender by default uses my scene lighting. I mean other than locating the HDRI files in Blender ...
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HDR white background

Can i use HDR images, but with background colors? Not transparent. İ have a scene with a hdr for lights and reflections, but i want background to stay white or other color. İs it possible?
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Artifacts while rendering in cycles. White pixels shown. (Blend file attached)

I'm starting out with modeling in Blender 2.8 and have created a simple scene. Added an Environment texture to the World. The HDRI image provides lighting / reflections. The materials for the objects ...
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Blurring HDRI maps in Blender 2.8 EEVEE

How to blur HDRI images set to the environment? There is no definite way, I see many posts on the internet being quite misleading, like how to do it in compositing but it doesn't seem like it quite ...
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HDRI light the mesh in viewport render (shift + z) but not in final render

I use the add on easy HDRI, it work when I use the viewport render with shift Z, they add light to my mesh but when I make the final render they don't have any effect on the mesh. My scene only ...
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Combine 360 HDR with video background

I have a scene with some Glass BSDF Text and a rendered video as background. Because the video is not in 360°, I'd like to add a HDRi Image as Environment, but still keep the video as background to ...
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I can't find the HDRI that i need

I want to light my scene with a HDRI but I can't find the one that I want. I need a uniform white light for an presentation image. I just want to show my model as it really looks. I found one but it ...
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HDRI Reflection not showing in render [duplicate]

this most likely has a very simple answer but i can't find the answer anywhere online. I'm trying to get the reflection from the standard blender hdri on an object. It shows it perfectly in Look Dev ...
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Volumetric Caustics + HDRI Backdrop

Goal Using Blender 2.79b + LuxCore, I'm trying to set up a scene, which would support, at the same time, both A) volumetric caustics and B) Hemi lamp + HDRI backdrop. Problem When I assign a ...
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Can't open hdri in Blender 2.8 release candidate

do you also have issue with opening HDRI in Blender 2.8 release candidate? Did something changed? My approach is to go to the world settings, change color to an environment texture, click to open ...
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Use a HDRI just for lighting and change the background color

I want to use a hdri just for the light and i want to change the color of the background in white.How can I do that ?
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Is it possible to use a video for image-based lighting?

When I discovered the use of HDRI to light a scene in Blender, I was blown away by the difference it made to my scenes. What I'd like to know is whether it is possible to use a video to light a scene ...
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Blender - HDR makes objects too bright

I started to use blender 3 weeks ago and I am currently trying to do an outdoor scene. I wanted to use an hdr image fot lighting, as blender guru does -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI_FMa-8w50&...
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What is causing splotching on rendered image?

I have been trying to troubleshoot this for some time now. Whenever I use an HDRI to light my scene, I get the following effect on my objects after rendering in cycles. A patchiness that I cannot seem ...
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What color space to use for EXR in textures

I've searched high and low for this, and cannot find an answer anywhere, even in the new 2.80 docs. When you import import or environment textures in 2.80, the new texture node has several colour ...
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How can we setup hdri background image so that camera can move around an object which appear stable relatively to the hdri image?

What I want to do is to render an animation where the rendered objects are not moving, but the camera is moving around them. OK for it. But from that I want to use a hdri image in background which is ...
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Is there a way to save my current studio lighting in blender 2.8?

I currently have a lighting setup on my viewport. And I want to save it as my regular lighting setup. Is there a way to save it? I hate the default HDRI and i want to have my basic default light. ...
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How do i remove the the default HDRI in Blender 2.8 eevee? [duplicate]

I'd like to get a studio type of reflections. Seems that the HDRI default is reflecting on my model. I'd like to have the basic lighting setup for my model. Is there a way to disable the HDRI? ...
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Does anyone know how to get rid of the automatic HDR on Blender 2.8

Hey so I'm new to Blender 2.8 and am creating an eye ball. I just got finished with the outer eye and created a glass BSDF material for it to give it that shiny/glossy eyeball look. The only problem ...
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Rendering with Cycles has hot spots on glass surfaces

Rendering with Cycles has hot spots on glass surfaces. I'm using an HDR image to light scene and its labeled as 'high noon' so sun angle is straight down. I am wondering why I am getting a 'hot spot' ...
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How can i reduce the size of my shadows?

I am lighting my scene with an spherical environment map. As you can see in the image below, the shadows casted on my shadow catcher are way too big. How can i change this?
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Can I use a panoramic rendered Blender scene as environment texture?

I'm trying to create a VR animation of an experiment being done in a classroom. The render times are through the roof if I render each frame of the animation, setting the camera to panoramic view. Can ...
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Using HDR Image makes real world scale architectual model float

I completed a real world scale architectural (units = feet) that was exported to FBX and then imported into blender for rendering purposes. The model looked great and I needed to finally add an HDR ...
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Rendered image over background image looks over-exposed

I want to render a 3D model on a background image and I also use shadow catcher on a ground plane. It all looks perfect when I do a simple render in the viewport (Shift + Z), but when I do a real ...
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How to get realtime reflections from motion tracked video?

I wanted to know if there is a way to get realtime reflections from a video, like if I have a motion tracked shot of a balloon festival; Naturally this will have a lot of moving colors so it isn't as ...
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Fade distant geometry into the background (EEVEE)

I have a scene mainly with a big floor composed of adjacent rectangular cuboids (roads), and an equirectangular projection texture (environment texture, HDRI, skydome...) as the background. I would ...
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Why is my world background different in these files?

I tried to repeat what I did in the first file with the background image but the image does not show up in the second file.
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Can you use masks to mask out your Hdri background?

I'm currently rendering a small animation which uses a HDRI as it's background and I was wondering if there is a way to mask out parts of the HDRI using an object layer in my project so I can export a ...
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Cycles Plane With Equal Shading On Both Sides

I made some grass, but with the lighting I am using one side is dark because there is no light shining on it, so I want it to have no shading, but the problem is I still want it to change colors with ...
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How to make a window brighter without changing light of other objects in the room?

How to make window area brighter (almost white) without changing the light of other objects inside the room? My work: I'm using HDRI
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How improve my exterior rendering scene?(Cycles)

Im studying how make exterior rendering looks realm but i feeling something is missing, can anyone help me improve it?! Im used filmc color manager, HDRI and normal with rought textures...
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How to set two different HDRI, one for environment lighting, and another for background, in 2.8 using Eevee? [duplicate]

I figured out how to use a normal image as the background while using an HDRI for environmental lighting. But I can't figure out how to use a different HDRI as the background. Please note I already ...
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Outdoor HDRI too bright

I am quite new to Blender, but I have already gone through a couple of tutorials. Now have finally started making a scene myself, lamps and indoor HDRIs works fine, but when I use outdoor HDRIs (from ...
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hdri noise 2.79 vs 2.80

I try to find a way to minimize the noise i get in a scene when using an hdri i created with terragen based on the following. (https://planetside.co.uk/forums/index.php/topic,23976.msg242129.html#...
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How to add motion blur to HDRI backplate? (example included)

I want to show motion like shown below but keep the far background sharp. As you can see above, the wheels and the road, along with the vegetation, are motion blurred but the background, with ...
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HDRI environment texture not displaying [duplicate]

I have been following this tutorial: HERE. All goes well till setting up background hrd image on node. The preview is fine but the viewport is messed. Thanks for any help.
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Adding atmospheric perspective to a scene using Cycles and HDRI

I spent a few hours trying to find a solution... I'm looking to get the effect of atmospheric perspective in my scene to help me understand lighting more. I have an HDRI and I'm using cycles and I've ...
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How to get a better HDRI render?

I'm trying to render using HDRI, I'm using a setup I learned in a cgmastersnet course. You take the EXR, load it into the world with nodes, set the strength, choose transparency (so the background ...
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How to use 2.8's default HDRi's in renders?

Blender 2.8 contains a number of HDRi's in it by default for the LookDev. I'd like to know how to use them in final renders (EEVEE or Cycles), because quite frankly they appear fantastic.
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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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Blender 2.8 - Transparent background

How to make transparent background in blender 2.8 with HDRI on? After selecting "Film" - "Alpha" -> "Transparent" I still have my HDRI on the rendered image Please help
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Cycles render HDRI lighted object on a 2d background image

I am currently attempting to render a picture with a regular 2D picture (not as a plane), composited onto a HDRI lit object. How can I render where the 2D picture is output, and the HDRI only for ...
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Need light from HDRI to shine inside of mesh (cycles)

So basically I have a bunch of text I made into a mesh with alt c. I gave the mesh some depth. When I made my scene and set my camera, the camera moves inside of the mesh in some areas. And the ...
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Eevee is not showing shadows in viewport, but they are present in the final render

I am using an HDRi to light my scene and I noticed EEVEE not rendering shadows in the viewport so I was assuming it wouldn't show them in the final render either. On the other side, with Cycles they ...
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Display render view hdri error [duplicate]

Display rendering view does not show HDR images. while in the rendering results, images can appear. this makes it difficult to edit the position of the object so that it fits better with the ...
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Drag pictures/files into nodes

How can I easily, and fast, swap HDRI files in the environment tab without opening up a File Browser that covers the whole screen? More explanation: Just switched from Cinema 4D to Blender 2.8 (and I ...
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Black column of pixels when rendering in HDRI pranorama

Was rendering some HDRIs to use in other scenes as lighting when I noticed the very last column of pixels on the image to the left was not rendering and came out as black. Since this is a 32-bit image ...
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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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Background image reduces light from HDRI

I'm building an interior scen consisting of a room with four windows, see image below. Behind the four windows, on the outside I have a plane with a background image to get a nice view from the camera....
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some of my hdri thumbnails won't load, why?

All hdri's are from hdri haven and all files work when loaded but some thumbnails don't show in the menu. Are they too big of a file or something?