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Where should I create a light source when creating an indoor model for the game? [closed]

Would it be better to just model and textured and implement the light source within Unity? Or should I make the light source from the blender? I'd like to hear the difference between the two or how to ...
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I want to change every value of my 3 point lighting [closed]

I want to change every value of my 3 point lighting.
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Blender model light flickering problem

hi i am trying to make a 3d animation with imported meshes. for some reason the light or shine on the model starts flickering in the the animation. the flicker only occurs in some places of the model ...
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Textures are lit even in a dark world without light

I've applied the Principled BSDF shader with a few texture maps onto a plane with world colour set to black. However, the texture is still evenly lit across the plane. I have done nothing else to the ...
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How to fix shadow terminator artifacts?

I am having issues with my scene. I created a sand dune sort of mesh and everything is all good. I add in an HDRI and then get this: As you can see, the sand has some sort of weird shading issue ...
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E-Cycles and Render Issues missing lights in render

I´m having some issues with a scene that I built in a regular version of Blender 2.83. This scene has a sun Lamp and a Point Lamp really simple setup. When I installed Ecycles, I moved the scene there,...
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What is causing the change in refraction with this glass?

I'm working on a render of a wine glass. I'm feeling pretty good about everything so far, but I can't seem to figure out how to adjust the geometry or material settings to solve the hard change in ...
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Is there a fast way to make lamp brighter?

I found it too long to go into the lamp's object data every time I want to make it brighter. Light sources have the empty property "scale". If usual "scaling" hotkey ("S")...
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What causing these red shadows in Eevee? and how to fix it?

Hello, Please to meet you all, I'm a new blenderer just active 1,5 month ago and in fact this was my first time in 3D world (Covid19 made me learn this). I got this weird issues with EEVEE render ...
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My point light doesn't appear in cycles render, why?

So I'm rendering in Cycles the DONUT, lately my renders have no light (the objects are not black but really dark) and the strange part is, that it doesn't matter what I do to my light in the viewport, ...
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When rendering, point light dosn't render

I am very new to Blender and I've made a daft mistake. After rendering fine previously, my renders are now mostly black. I think they're not rendering the point light all of a sudden, like so: The ...
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why refleaction of light on floor

I have a area lamp pointing front side with emission of 100 in cycles. Why the shadow or glow on the floor. As show in the image below. I want to have a a glow as seen below but there should be no ...
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Does HDR sky resolution change a lighting?

I was wondering if I can use 2k/4k hdr skies instead of 8k but I want the best lighting and i don't know if the resolution changes anything so I decided to ask. thanks!.
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Why does my light source not pass through my glass?

I have been having this issue for about two days now. I've been trying to make my glass window pane transparent, and after a couple guides I thought I nailed it. But when I try to apply my light ...
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Emission rendering for vfx

In rendering, I need to periodically get objects with their shadows or emission. A shadow can be made using a shadow catcher, but how do I get the ability to capture light reflections along with a ...
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Why is the light blowing into one direction?

This is an imported SVG, I used skin modifier for the thickness and Emission shader for the light. But the light is not surrounding but seems having a direction. Does anyone know why it happens and ...
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How to make video react to emission objects in post?

I wanna do some vfx with explosions and stuff and i was wondering how i would go about making things like faces and bodies (moving objects that cant be projection mapped) light up in response to light ...
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Rim lighting setup

I want to get effect of rim lighting, similar to this picture: I found some photography tips which I tried to use but all i got is: Can someone help me with proper lighting setup?
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Shadow catcher in EEVEE shadow not strong enough

I'm using EEVEE shadow catcher. I have an animation of a handle that I need to export having a shadow. When I export the PNG sequence The shadow is not there, although It does appear in preview ...
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How to change the Viewpoint Shading like in older Blender versions

I'm modelling only with textures and vertex collours, since all the extra shading and effects are game-specific and are done within the level editor (not in Blender). In older versions of Blender, i ...
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Weird light fall of on spheres

I've been experimenting with making planets in Blender with Cycles. However, I've run into this strange issue that I'm not even sure if it is an issue with the way that light is falling off of a ...
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How can I have a strong emission object without it turning white?

For my project, I need a light source with powerful light, and I need it to take a shape, or at least appear to. Currently I have this : This is emitting teal-ish light, but with the perfect strength ...
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Is there a way to keep the shadow but turn off the light in EEVEE render

I've set up an animation with a object rotating. I've added one point light which is casting a shadow. I like the softness of the shadow, but it's also making my object more brighter. My Scene has ...
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Both parts have emmision set only one shows it, though

This is a scene of a Camaro in an unlit environment. It's meant to be pitch-black until the keyframed emission material turns on. As you can see from the first image, the material shows in material ...
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Light diffusion from coloured surface emitting light (Blender 2.8X) [duplicate]

Similar to these questions (1, 2, 3), I wish to emit light from some of the atoms in my model. I've randomly generated some atoms to be glowing and blue. I've followed a lot of the methods of these ...
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How to do a neon light effect inside an object or be seen that way with blender 2.8? [duplicate]

I have this scene in Blender where I am trying to have neon lights emit through an object. See the lights inside the object seeping through? But i'm not sure if that is possible since the object I am ...
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Eevee shadow inaccuracy

I am experimenting with making some animations in Eevee because it renders much faster. I created a simple animation where a few discs roll around and slice through a larger object. The issue is with ...
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How to make falloff of point light constant using python API

Version: Blender 2.81 I want to make point light's falloff_type constant using python api. And I ran below scripts: ...
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Can we measure the brightness intensity of a Model(Cube)

I wanted to know is it possible to measure the intensity of the brightness falling on a cube in blender 2.8. Example: I have attched an image, in the image the brightness of the light falling on the ...
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How can I have an object not react to an hdri in eevee

I'm making a water animation with objects hovering above it. I have an hdri set up to give the water better color, but my object hovering above the water is too bright. Is there any way to have the ...
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How can I animate multiple objects to be highlighted in a scene?

For an explanation video about my company's products, I have an animated scene in Blender 2.8 with a large number of mechanical parts of which I'd like to highlight a specific collection of parts, for ...
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What is the best way to make a scene look like the inner of the colon?

ok this title sounds maybe a bit weird so let me explain first. The gold standard for colon examination is the colonoscopy, so a camera inside you. But the problem is you can't say the camera pose (...
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Lights And Shadow Animation, lowering the opacity of a shadow

I'm doing an animation using EEVEE render,I set up 2 lights to my scene. Once the animation is exported, the drop shadow doesn't seem to intense. The reflections I like, giving it a realistic glare as ...
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Black patch in cycles render

I have been trying to remove this black patch for some time now but got no lead. I surfed the internet but couldn't find a thing about this. Please help!
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Why is the shadow colored and not black? [closed]

I'm doing an animation of clock hands. The shadow of the object(Hand) looks like it has purple noise colour, which is also the colour of the hand. I understand that it's reflective due to the material....
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Perspective Camera does not change view when moved

I have a perspective camera, aligned with the model on the X Y Z axis but moved some distance away from the model in an attempt to fit the whole model in the camera view. But moving the camera does ...
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How to set a lamp as camera?

I'm trying to set my lamp as camera, but every time I press Ctrl +0 it says: Modifier cannot be added to the object area.
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Look Dev Mode Transparent background

I'm trying to find a way to render my image in Look Dev mode with a transparent background if this is possible. I have tried to emulate the dev mode in view port shading, I added a HDRI image, lights, ...
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Excessive refraction at glancing angles with glass and/or fresnel nodes?

Making physically-based glass without weird hacks seems really hard with cycles. Does anybody have any tips they could share with me to solve this issue? I have read every single thread available on ...
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Why when the point light is moving with the animation the text is not so sharp?

When I hit play the point light is moving around the text the problem is when it's moving around the text the text is not so sharp when the light is lighting part of the text. If I pause the text at ...
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Eevee - Bake Lighting with Linked Objects

I'm trying to either retain the baked lighting / rebake lighting in a new project file with a linked scene. It seems Eevee does not interact with linked objects in regards to light baking. Is there a ...
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How to make light shine through a prism? [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a scene like this: But no matter how I mess with the bounce settings in cycles; the light just isn't coming out of the other side of the prism: BlendFile What am i doing wrong?
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Light source reflection on metallic surface

In the picture, I have a spot light above the bed, but in the reflection, in the mirror, you can see a dot that's NOT what I want, does anyone know how you can get rid of that dot (the mirror is just ...
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Reddish areas in lightmap

I am trying to bake a lightmap in Blender 2.8. To archive this, I created a new UV layer and a new texture. I then baked a Diffuse Map (influenced by Direct and Indirect, not Color). However, I'm not ...
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God Rays through window pane: Cycles

I'm creating a scene for a project and I wanted to go for the god ray effect achieved by the lights passing through the window. I added a mesh onto which volume scatter node was added, but still, even ...
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A way to give objects their own lights?

Is there a way to assign lights to objects so that the light only lights up that object? I know in other 3D programs you can assign light lists to objects so only that object receives light from the ...
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Empties are not transforming

Hi, I was following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K02hlKyoWNI&t=495s for camera to path. There was a shorcut Alt+G to centre and object. Since I did the same there was some ...
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Does cycles use the light portal power value?

When marking an area light as a portal, some controls get disabled. However blender still lets me change the power and color of the light portal. Changing them doesn't seem to affect my scene, but I'm ...
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Object reflects environment but not other objects?

I have a Principled BSDF object without roughness that reflects correctly the background texture but doesn't seem to reflect objects close to it. How could I solve this issue?
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Is Blender able to make complex night skies with stars and galaxies?

I am really interested in making night skies full of beautiful stars as in this image or even this But the best Blender tutorial I found about making such a thing ended up looking like this Is ...

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