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Questions tagged [light]

Questions about light, lamps, lighting and lighting issues.

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Light Linking blender 2.8

I'm a Maya user and have just started down the Blender path but I've hit a road block when it comes to a light linking option? If I just want to light one object with one light and leave everything ...
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How can I turn off light in compositing nodes?

I want to animate this neon light to be complete turned off but it still shows some light after I put zero on everything, what can I do? I basiclly explain everything in this picture. Thanks. And ...
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(eevee) Lights limit?

My question is... How many lights (spot) can be on at the same time? There's a limit imposed by blender or the machine specs? Here's an example https://youtu.be/8Hjy2o3A9pg
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How works lights and shadows from the 3D view ? [blender 2.8]

In the window preferences i can toggle and play with the lights that are used in 3D view ("studio light"), and im trying to understand them as i would like to reproduce these settings in Unity. Are ...
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How can I animate an interior scene from day to night?

I have a basic isometric interior room and I want to animate how this room looks when the sun goes down and it becomes dark, day to night. Something like these videos, 01, 02 So I'm wondering how to ...
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How can I make neon lights show more in day light?

How can I make the neon sign show more color in day light? As you can see my neon sign shows great color in darkness (obviously), but I feel like it would show more color in day light than the result ...
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wHow do i make the the sun lamp light pass throught this window?

How do i make this spot lamp light go through this window? -The window in the wall is just a hole in a plane with some meshes in front of it. Sorry for my bad english. My sun lamp is pointed at the ...
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Why does my light path create this kind of effect?

I'm following Blender Guru's cave tutorial and when he comes to render the crystal & cave, his result looks nice But mine looks terrible (I follow exact same step) The light just seems appear on ...
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How do I install pro lighting skies on a mac

I'm trying to install pro lighting skies on my mac but it's not working and the guy who created it said that he definitely created it for both PC and Mac
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Exporting .blend adds an “emissive” value even without emission shader

When I export my object from Blender, it exports with an "emissive" property under materials with a value of [0.8,0.8,0.8]. I cannot for the life of me find how to set this value to 0. When I'm ...
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How to set similiar lighting

I wanted to make this nice scene in Blender And i achieved this Present lighting is HDR, the first one is blured version, second and third are normal pictures I also have 3 sun lamps, one is shining ...
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Editing lighting on the sides of a cylinder

I'm creating a simple jar and lid in Cycles, but the sides of lid have this odd gradient effect I can't seem to get rid of. The highlights are only visible along the upper half of the sides. I'm not ...
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Toon Shader not working in Object Mode (Display correctly in Edit Mode tho)

My toon shading does not display in Object Mode and i can't figure out why. The weird thing is that if i switch to Edit Mode, i can see that my shader is working. It however display correctly in Edit ...
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Add lights to an explosion or an object - Cycles

I was trying to make an explosion in anime style but I do not know how to make it "bright" (sorry my English), I have to work on the nodes of the materials in which way in cycles? I do not know how it ...
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Reduce the brightness of a lit area

This room is currently lit, with a sun light and to a large part by the resulting bounce light. I currently like the amount of bounce light, and how it shapes the light in the room. BUT: I want to ...
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How do the new light probes in Eevee work?

I've been experimenting with Blender's new Eevee engine over the past couple of days and, so far, have failed to get the realistic results I'm aiming for. I've seen some online tutorials and articles ...
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Eevee: Light leaking into adjacent walled-off room

I have a scene with two rooms next to each other. On the left, there's a corridor with area lamps emitting light. However, that light is passing through into the adjacent room. I've tried using ...
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EEVEE Volumetric Light exlusion

I need to exclude a point light from volumetrics lights. I tried placing a cube that surround only the spot light with a "Volume Scatter" node but it catch also volumetrics from the point light. It ...
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What's the physically correct way to mix an emission shader with a non-emissive cover material? [duplicate]

How do I make a PBR emissive dielectric material such as: a computer screen, a glow stick, or the white tube of a CFL light? Do I MIX or ADD the Emission with the Principled BSDF? Should I mix it ...
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How to simulate fresnel lamps

I am doing a theatre scene, which is mainly lit with fresnel lanterns (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresnel_lantern). The lamps themselves are not visible, but their light cone is. Unfortunately, I ...
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Incorrect Window Reflection of Lamp Light

In this image, the reflection in the window is completely bizarre. It's as iff the point lamp is behind the lights creating a silhouette. Disabling glossy reflection removes it entirely and ruins the ...
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Different view from viewport than the render

I am a beginner in a blender and this is my first model. I have a problem because the final render is not the same as rendering the viewport. I do not know if this is a problem with the rendering ...
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Using shadows as texture masks?

I am attempting to make an environment that has hand-painted shadows in the base color texture. This would give me more artistic control over how the shadows are cast. However, I would also like ...
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How to add a 3d object to an image

How would I add a 3d cube to the counter marked in the picture below and have shadows? Example Picture - https://imgur.com/a/CsezXCC
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Replicate the light coming from a projector

Trying to create projection light to put on a scene like this 1 Click to enlarge. Example of the light I want to create. How would I do something like this?
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What is the most physically correct glass shader?

What node setup is the most physically correct? I mean, wich is the glass shader that looks the most like real life? The glass shader that makes the light rays act like real life.
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How do I light up bookshelfs?

What type of lamp and settings should I use to achieve any of these (link 1, link 2, link 3, link 4) effects on my bookshelfs? I only have sky texture and a sun in my scene and no ceiling.
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Lighting for the filament of a lightbulb

I want the light of the filament of a lightbulb to cast an orange glow on the objects around it, but I want the actual filament to be a bright white. What can I do? I am not experienced with Blender
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Render too dark

After deleting an old render image from the Video Sequence Editor, which was preventing me from seeing anything when rendering, I've noticed that renders are too dark now. My light is enabled and in ...
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How to hide light object keeping the Light effect?

I use EEVEE preview my animation scene.I want to animate in this state. The LightShape displayed in the scene affected my observation of the animation. I want hide these light shapes.but The scene ...
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Problem with blender noise

I have my scene with building. Scene has HDRI light and some additional light sources (area light) inside building. Problems is - after turning on layer with light inside building all scene gets more ...
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How to Make Glow Effect to Fade?

I'm trying to make a glow stick. Current result (it's just a stick with emission shader) looks like this: Problem is that, it looks really boring. So to make it more interesting and better, I want to ...
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Experiment with Polystyrol Balls

I'm writting my Thesis about a method for an additive manufacturing method for thinks like styrofoam aka EPS. Now I want to simulate the light distrubution in small balls of Polystyrol hit by a ...
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How can I make an object a light source in blender 2.8 Cycles?

I set the plane to emmision and set the strength to 300, but it doesn't emit light. I just want to use this plane as light source. Please tell me how to do this.
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Very high contrast in indoor model

I'm new to blender and am trying to create an indoor model. I've emulated fluorescent lighting with some point lights placed inside a glass cylinder. For some reason the contrast in my model is very ...
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Get information whether a surface is visible from a point light source or not

I am working on an optimization problem where I want to find information about the amount of faces of a mesh visible from a set of randomly distributed points. Ideally, I would like to index the faces ...
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Why do normals have two directions?

First, this is not a duplicate of questions asking what are normals or why do we use them. I understand that they indicate the angle a surface or point is "facing" and we use this for shading and ...
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How to disable this shadow? [duplicate]

the shadow is allways to the right and I dont know why it is there.
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How can I remove these reflections from the sun light?

This is a low poly room with only two walls. I have a sun light that I want to shine through the window, which works (in the green circle) but I don't want the sun to give light on the walls (in the ...
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How to animate a surface that only emits light when touched by object?

I'm trying to find a way to make a surface (or object) that sort of "reacts" to touch/collision by emitting glowing light around that touched area. Best example would be the scenes in James Camerons "...
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How to set ambient light with EEVEE

I have a model from an OBJ import and I would like to light it in (using Eevee) in a way that is similar to OpenGL ambient light. The only thing that I found similar is the background color of the ...
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Making an emission shader which does NOT cast light

So i tried gooogling and asking around in discord servers but no one is really helping nor understanding what I need. To sum it up, I need an object to LOOK like the sun in 3d space, aka it needs to ...
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Cycles: realistic light refraction for glass lenses

I found this image somewhere on the Internet: It was made with Cinema 4D and some special renderer. I decided to try create somethings similar using our favourite Blender and Cycles. To achieve a ...
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Render between outdoor and indoor

I've some experience with Blender (and previously 3DS Max), but I only do something with this once every year. I have a scene where I want to render somethings outside and other inside, but I am ...
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Why object doesn't emit light?

I followed this tutorial. Rechecked, but still no light on a surface from emitting object. Here is properties of the emitting object and the world:
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Fall Trees for Fall Scene

Currently, I’m working on this fall scene. I want to add trees in the background like this: image source Also make the light look like it’s filtering thru the trees. So, my question is two-fold: ...
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How to make this lighting in Blender Internal?

Is there a way to emulate this node in Internal, and with diffuse textures on the model? Take this low-poly sphere with a diffuse texture on it, for example. The first screenshot is the model ...
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Why does it look lighter?

Im working on an anvil, following this tutorial all the way around without noticing. But now it comes to the texture part and Im totally freak out when it turns out that my anvil is so much lighter ...
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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....