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Questions tagged [light]

Questions about light, lamps, lighting and lighting issues.

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Blender 2.8 crashes on bake indirect lighting? [on hold]

Ive tried everything - Ive disabled Volumetrics, subsurface scattering, etc and yet with eevee the latest download of blender 2.8, program crashes when I click "bake indirect lighting." Error is ...
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How do I set up a view/render layer in compositing to not be affected by a certain light source in Blender 2.8?

In my scene I have the earth, a head, a sun light, and a normal light. I want the sun to ignore the head or the head to ignore the sun, but the normal light should still affect the head. I also have ...
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is it possible to make a reflection sit at infinity, like a reflex sight or a HUD?

i want to simulate an effect such as a heads up display and tried to recreate it simply, through the use of light projecting through a reticle, through a convex lens, and onto a pane of glass seen ...
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Too many objects need random emission values

I'm new to blender, and am working on a large "cyberpunk" skyscraper that needs a ton of windows. I applied some basic materials nodes that randomized the emission values to each window as a separate ...
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One specific point doesn't reflect light when I use cycles render

I am using blender2.8 and I want to make kind of corridor scene in blender. But when I render it, the problem occurred. The problem is that the corner of ceiling wouldn't reflect light at all. I'm ...
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Making Textured Surface Emit Light [duplicate]

In cycles render, I would like to make a textured surface emit light while the texture is still showing. Tried various methods (some suggested here) but haven't really found a solution. The ideal ...
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Implementing a Night Sky with stars, the moon?

I am researching how to implement the night sky, and I have found this useful answer (Stars background in cycles) that explains how to get the background to be filled with stars (even the milky way). ...
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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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Create glowing Stars with emitting Light Rays (Blender 2.8)

I am an absolute beginner in blender and I am using 2.8 beta. I want to create some glowing stars who look like they emit light rays. Something like this Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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I cant light up the interior of an object

Hey all I am making a spaceship in blender cycles and when I was adding lights to the back compartment of my ship for some reason in the quick render mode there are lights and in the actual render ...
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Is there a Cycles equivalent to Eevee's Bloom Option?

Is there any equivalent option or process to get results equal, similar or better than Eevee's Bloom? If yes, how could I do it? I have an object with Emission Surface on Material in that case it is ...
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No lighting is working at all

I have tried switching the layers and setting the sun brightness to 10000000000000000 but nothing seems to work, and everything stays dark. There are two layers. The glass human is in a different ...
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How to merge overlapping shadows?

my shadows are overlapping and have light outlines around them on top of other shadows creating a very ugly effect, I have a screenshot below to demonstrate the issue. The red outlines show the ...
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Object gets tinted by nearby Object's Color

I'm trying to texturize an exterior scene but I have a problem and I don't know why. I have a white building and there is another object with orange color under it. I know that it is normal that the ...
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Led light through material

How can I get this glow like effect? This is my model with two reference images. I wanted to recreate some bright touch keys like the ones with a soft glowing led that seems to pass through the ...
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Blender spotlight strength in millions before visible? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a spotlight illuminate a scene. I have removed the linked background so that there is no ambient light but the following render depicts this spotlight at about a strength of 4.5 ...
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spotlight halo not visible - blender internal

as far as im aware, to get the cone visible in blender internal you just check the halo box but nothing shows up in rendered or material view. changing the intensity and steps does nothing
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Blender 2.8 Evee - weird Shadow/Outline?

On any other object shadows and outlines look soft and normal. Why is it that this object has these black outlines? And on the bottom there are white outlines.
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Trying to achieve Genesis-style textures on Blender

How can I make the textures look like it came from a Sega Genesis game without looking so ugly? Here's the sprite I'm trying to achieve: And here's my attempts at it: For the textures itself, I've ...
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Why is my object black in rendered shading mode?

I am quite new to using Blender, currently using the 2.8 Beta Version, and I decided to make a Low-Poly Island from a tutorial I found on YouTube In the tutorial, he added a Light and changed it to ...
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Why is spotlight shining through cube? (Blender 2.80 EEVEE render view)

I'm wondering why the spotlight here, if I'm seeing what's going on correctly, seems to be passing right through the cube. Thanks for any ideas.
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Need help with recreating organic microscopic material in blender

So i have been trying to recreate a specific material in blender for quite a while now, but i just can' seem to get it working. the picture attached shows what i am trying to recreate, basically what ...
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cycles VS evee : seems that some shadows are ignored? [duplicate]

I'm testing Eevee and it seems quite nice ! This is a scene with just a sun. Here's how it looks in Eevee: And now, with Cycles: The mugs and the computers on the table almost don't have shadows ...
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Faint duplication of elements seen through glass [closed]

Made these simple lightbulbs in a quest to understand blender lighting when I encountered a problem with the render not only faintly duplicating my light source but also the thin wires in the other ...
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Eevee emission reflections disappear when out of view

I can't seem to get my emission shaders' reflections to cast on my model unless the emission shader's surface is actually in view. Here I obscure the view of the surface I have the emission shader on ...
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Linking material emission value with light power for easy animation

I have a flickering lightbulb. It consists of a point light and a lightbulb mesh with an emission material for when it's on. I'm using a noise modifier to variate the lightbulb power, but I'd like to ...
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EEVEE light source reflection trough other reflections

Any light source in eevee render reflects itself through anything in front of it. In cycles, this problem does not exist (obviously) Enabling contact shadows Kind of fixes it, but it creates a lot ...
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When Clicked on light, nodes go missing in node editor

When I click on light source to change its position, nodes go missing in node editor. Can anyone please tell me how to retain it back. Thanks
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Where are the light settings in Blender 2.8?

I'm trying to follow a tutorial but got stuck when I tried to setup the lights. Here's a screenshot from the tutorial: Where are these settings in 2.8?
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Why does the light not illuminate inside the building?

As you can see the HDRI light doesn't penetrated inside the building even that the building is all perforated
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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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Animating intensity / visibility of a baked indirect lightmap (2.8 Eevee)

I have a scene which whereby I want to transition between day and night very quickly for an animation. Objects are moving, the camera is rotating, so I cannot simply crossfade between 2 sequences in a ...
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Isolate light cast on a surface through glass

I have a white plane and a glass object on top of it, with 2 spotlights casting light through the glass object. This causes a lot of light to be cast onto the white plane. I want to turn the plane ...
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Cycles rendering dim lighting

This has been going on for a while now but I just want to fix this. I have a nice bright scene in the viewport, but then when I render it, it looks way too dark. Here is the .blend https://drive....
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Change Object Length with frame counter

Could someone please let me know if it possible to change an object dimension based on the frame counter ? I am trying to animate a laser line on the side of a moving box (to scan a barcode). I have ...
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Imported object into unity lighting not working correctly

So the jist of it is I'm trying to get a toon shader to work on imported object from blender, I get this terrible looking jagged lighting in unity. ( the left tombstone ignore the one on the right )...
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Full sphere (or double hemi sphere) lighting

I have an object in the world centre, that I want fully lit from a sphere. In Blender, you can add hemi-sphere lights. I did not find a way to change the hemisphere into a full sphere. Can that be ...
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How do I remove colour/hue from my lighting

I've gone through every node in the entire scene but nothing will change the hue of that lighting, any help would be appreciated!
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How to reflect\catch light but be invisible on render?

I want a mash was able to catch light but was invisible on render. I want this effect to happen, but the plane was invisible. Is it possible? Or can I cast colored shadow? I need this in cycles. This ...
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Throwing light on other objects in Eevee

I have a mesh of a starship modelled in nodes in eevee. The ship is surrounded by lighting geometry that is supposed to be casting light on the ship hull. Although I am familiar with how to make the ...
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Why Do My Objects Render Without Materials? [Ceramic] [duplicate]

So, I'm trying to make some ceramic (copied some nodes from online) objects for a practice project, but I can't get it to show up when Rendering. I tried to simplify, just apply it to a sphere, but I ...
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How to use transmissive voxels with color gradients?

I'm still learning blender, and I had some idea to implement, but I'm unsure whether this is possible at all: Visualizing 3D colorspaces. I did some Internet searches for examples, but could not find ...
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Duplicating light along path in blender 2.8

I've been following 'Create an Underground Subway Scene in Blender' from BlenderGuru in youtube. When he started to duplicate the lights along the path using Duplicate menu in object tab he used an ...
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Volumetric lighting scene

Hello everyoane. What settings should to apply to the light point to create in blender a scene light this? I come with a past in Cinema 4D, there was very easy, just set the visible light to ...
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Motion Lights in Wind

Hope I'm able to explain my problem: I'm hoping to animate little Piezo electric sticks with LED lights at their end. They are screwed onto a facade. Like electric lighters the elements should turn ...
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EEVEE ignores light-emission outside of the camera frame

Screen Space Refraction = on Motion Blur = on Refraction = off (when I turned it on, the raytraced light dissapeared completely) All Materials are based on Principled BDSF All Materials are set to ...
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Blender 2.8: Where can I find light energy/intensity in Cycles?

I'm a super blender noob. I'm a grand total of 2 days in, so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I've looked online, and can't find an answer. Lamp intensity/energy seems to have been ...
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Area light creates whiteness only through glass [duplicate]

So I have an animated scene where the camera goes through a window into a house. The only issue is that the ceiling of the house is white (EDIT: it's actually not the ceiling, but the area lamp that's ...
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rendering without light only texture as they are

I am new to blender and I only want to take pictures of 3d model from the side. I have everthing set up. Camera is looking exactly from the side and set to orthographic. But either I have a light ...
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Shining light through model in Blender 2.79, Cycles [duplicate]

How can I make this kind of light? Try to imagine plastic bottle of milk with light bulb inside of it, exact same thing (Like on picture)