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How do I create a glowing star in 2.8?

How do I make a star as seen in the night sky in blender 2.8? I've heard this was a feature in an old version that got removed where you could control the halos created by a particle system, or found ...
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light on older grease pencil [duplicate]

I tried to run the script to copy the data block from an older grease pencil object into a new one and it works, but only in viewport. When i render the image the grease pencil is not affected by ...
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Grease pencil object not using lights [duplicate]

I created some grease pencil objects on blender 2.82, which didn't support the "use lights" feature, now available. I'm using Blender 2.83 now, and i want to be able to lit up those grease ...
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How do I diffuse light that responds to the thickness of an object?

I have an image of a lampshade that I am trying to make a material shader for. I have a bulb inside that is a point light or I have also used a light bulb model with emission for cycles. I am trying ...
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Blurry Evee Render especially at the edges of model even though rendering at 500 samples?

Render looks blurry especially at the edges,just with a very little zoom in, even though render samples in EVEE are set to 500 .
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Point Light not working properly inside a glass cylinder?

I am working on an antique lamp and want a point light inside it that should work as normal lamp bulbs work, spreading the light all around. However, i have used glass material for the lamp central ...
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What units of intensity do Blender's lights use?

The "Sun" type has "Strength", but the other types have "Power". What are the units for these lights? Lumens? Lux? Candelas? They all default to 100, so maybe it's a ...
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The light passes through edges of a model

The problem is as in the pictures. When Rendered mode is on, light passes through the edges of the model. When exporting to Unity3D, the problem is the same. Blend file: https://drive.google.com/file/...
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How to light up back of mesh from emission material or light

I currently have a planet with asteroids. A sphere with an emissive material is in the back. The problem is that when the asteroids, which I animated, move in front of the sphere with emissive ...
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Why the color became bright after rendering?

Would you tell me how can I fix it? The first image is screenshot of render preview and the second one is after rendering. As you can see, it became bright after rendering.
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Way for my texture to emit light/glow on the Eevee engine

So, im working right now on a scene which ends with this red Ruby, im tryning to find a way for it to glow but keeping all its details, already went with the alpha map trick but doesnt get the finish ...
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Lights have no effect when placed inside a building Blender 2.82?

I need for a personal project a scene with a church, so I found a free church interior The problem is that, after opening the model in Blender, if I try to put any lights inside of church, the lights ...
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How to have sharp shadows in cycles with HDRI

Can you please tell me how to have sharp shadows in cycles with an hdri environnement texture, but without changing the lighting parameter of the hdri texture ? For example in the picture below, I've ...
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How to get sun lamps to get rendered indirectly

Why is it, that when rendering, if the camera is facing in the direction of the sun, the sun doesn't show up in the sky? When a camera ray is cast straight in the direction of the sky, It shuld end up ...
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Help with rendering and glitchy parts!

Basically i was following a tutorial on making a donut since im quite new to blender. I followed all the steps until it was time to render. Glitchy parts came in and i didnt know what to do. Thank you ...
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Parent light source to camera with specific distance and orientation

I'm working on a task that requires me to render 2D images of a 3D object from various angles.I've managed to write a script to move the camera around and render the images along with that. What I ...
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Strange liquid appearance inside glass

I am trying to make a simple scene where there is a glass bottle with some liquid inside of it. To make the liquid, I just sliced a sphere in half, gave it a volume and glass shader, and put it inside ...
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How to scale a light's size , and strength proportionally with the rest of the scene in Cycles?

I have a question regarding the scaling of lights alongside the scaling of a scene in Blender. Say I have a scene consisting of a plane acting as a surface, and a simple white UV Sphere. Both are at ...
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Can Grease Pencil objects created with older Blender versions interact with light sources in Blender 2.83?

Since 2.83, Grease Pencil objects can interact with light sources. In my tests, it seemed that this only applies to Grease Pencil objects that were created with Blender 2.83? Is that correct? If not,...
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Is there a way to smooth lighting/emission?

Ive rendert in Eevee with 1000 sampels and 4k res but my lighting seems to be idk just not smooth? what do i need to crank up so that it is smooth? (sry for my bad english btw)
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how to make an object blend with the background without looking fake?

i use blender 2.79 if you look at the object in this case the moon, it looks so fake compare to the background i used a plane with an image of fog on it does anyone know how to make my object blend ...
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colors and light are different when rendering a larger image in EEVEE blender 2.82a

im trying to render a big image in eevee (over 10 000 x 10 000px)- when i render the image in 10% all the textures and lights look good, but when i render the image in 50%+ size the colors and light ...
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Why isn't light passing through volume scatter?

I am currently following a tutorial and added a cylinder and added a volume scatter node to it. I set the Light Path Volume to 4 when the default is zero. Once it rendered, i realized that light was ...
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Render looks way different from viewport render mode. How can I fix this?

I'm trying to make a test render of my model. But everytime I render it the render looks completely different from the viewport. The viewport is in render mode so it should look something like that, ...
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Trying to merge two parts of a model

I'm extremely new to 3D, and all I want to do is merge two parts of this Quagsire model to use in Unity. The lighting creates a seam where the face plate fits in to the body, and it's really ...
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Is it possible that “bloom” affects grease-pencil object in 2.8 with EEVEE engine?

So I am trying to do a animation where a TV emits light (bloom) and affects objects around it. I already activated bloom and set that plane shader to "Emission" and it works with 3d Objects, as you ...
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Cube Glowing in Blender 2.82.7

My objects I add in blender are glowing? Does anyone know why?
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How do I give a completely black object a glow effect?

I am trying to give an all-black object a glow effect. Is this achievable? I have seen how to create glow effects using emission and world bloom, however, this obviously has no effect on a black ...
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How do I make a translucent crystal emit light from its core? [duplicate]

I am trying to make the infinity stones and I am struggling to make them glow. My previous question was closed and I have been pointed towards this question: How do I emit light from inside a object?...
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How do I make a crystal glow?

I am trying to make the infinity stones and I am struggling to make them glow. This answers doesn't translate to my issue since the solution involves creating a duplicate of the object scaling down ...
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Can't see background face of set cube

I've creating a setting with three faces of a cube. But the background faces is rendered really dark (with both orthographic and perspective camera). I tried putting a powerful light, to increase the ...
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Why is my thin glass dome taking so much light away from what is inside? [duplicate]

I made a rather simple roughed-up gold material which you can see here. It has nice highlights and looks OK on the teapot, it works a lot better with the actual mesh I'm using, which is a scan of a ...
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Can I use Blender to create a virtual museum/gallery to exibit my students paintings and sculptures?

I am just getting started with Blender. My goal is create a virtual museum/gallery in which I will be able to exibit the artistic creations of my middle and highschool students. These will be ...
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Simulate Monitor Backround light & wallpaper [duplicate]

Im new to blender and try to create a simple monitor wich is just a simple cube scaled as the shape of a monitor. I have assigned a simple image as material as background wallpaper. To be a litle bit ...
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How can I cast shadow on a plane with the light's color showing

How can i cast a shadow on a plane and also have a light's color on it In the picture i linked there is shadow but no color from the cube wich is an has an emmision shader. There is also no color ...
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light flicker problem

I'm animating a sequence in blender, using Cycles, and I am experiencing some light flickering. In some frame the scene appear underexposed, and that turn into a flickerin effect. I really didnt' ...
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How to make god rays with png transparent image

Working with cycles. Can we create god rays with the png transparent image. I have setup all the scene. With sun lamp and a transparent png image. But the light is not going through the image and ...
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viewport shading dark

I have watched some tutorials on blender and I created a sword but the viewport shading is completely dark idk why.
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Light only one object

I'm trying to light only one object at my scenes, but with not sucess. Would like to put light only at people and not at background. Can someone help me?
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3d modeling problem(see that figure) [duplicate]

There's all same color on it,but why that light on the model looks bit weird?🤔
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Lighting move with object movement [duplicate]

I'd like to attach a light to a specific object. I used "ctrl j" but it's not permanent. For example a car or street light that I can move around the scene etc. I change my mind a lot.
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Animating indirect lighting

I'm animating a scene with lightning, and I want the lightning to light up the scene for a few frames, then die out. I've already animated the lighting, but when I try to bake indirect lighting, it ...
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Why spot light coming through out the mesh

I have render with Eevee 2.82. Why the spot light coming through out the mesh. Any suggestion whats going wrong. Thanks
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Why does this material change colors throughout the animation?

When I turn up the roughness to 1, it completely goes away, but only because the surface is no longer reflective and is completely matte. I just want the material to look as it should (flexible ...
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Adding distant fog with the sun lamp

I've been using a sun lamp to light an outdoor environment in the Eevee engine. I've got a HDRI but only as an image (no lighting data) because I didn't enjoy how it lit up the environment and I ...
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How can I adjust the (yellow line) length of the light in Blender?

How can I adjust the (yellow line) length of the light in Blender? Can we make it shorter? I think yellow lines that from the lamps are too long when comparing to the object scene. Thank you.
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Emission material not visible in render [duplicate]

I am having a problem with the emission on this object. I have applied multiple materials to the mesh and emission is not visible. I have assigned the material to the selected parts of the object.
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How do I make the light go behind the Earth?

Additional info: I'm working in the compositing section, and only there it looks like that. If i turn on rendered mode, it will look like this If you need any more info please ask me!
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(Blender Eevee) Ambient Occolusion wont work until i have World Lighting on?

i've been having this very strange problem for a while. For some reason if i have my world lighting at 0 (which i always do for my work) Ambient Occolusion does NOT work. Not in the slightest. Here ...
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Image texture not affected by lights

While creating PBR texture in blender, I imported an image in Shader editor and connected the COLOR to SURFACE for material output. It was already very bright without even a single light source. ...

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