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How to make glass reflect illuminated objects but glass itself doesn't reflect light source?

I want to make heat distortion effect in Cycles, but it reflects light source. If move effect on another Render layer & exclude light, then it reflects objects behind without light. How to make ...
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A set of 3 spot lights emiting from the same location with 3 different sizes. gets converted to empty and light glare is lost

I created a set of light with an emission/glass shader object and a set of 3 spot lights emiting from the same location with 3 different sizes: 45 deg, 120 deg and 150 deg. to replicate a fading light ...
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Eevee vs Cycle Transparent Render Problem

I been trying to figure out how to get the model I've been modeling to render in Cycle. I followed a tutorial and it was made for Eevee as you can see from the screenshot. It looks great but as soon ...
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(Blender 2.82) How do i make some objects in a group/layer have different lighting than the rest of the scene?

In 2.79, I used to be able to move some group of objects into another layer, tick "this layer only" on the light im using on that layer and that layer would easily have different lighting than the ...
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How to use own image as background or environment and produce strong shadow with EEVEE?

I want to render in EEVEE to get such rendered image: My requirements are: Use my own images (the white background in the image above) as background (no matter it is background or world environment ...
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Disable Indirect Lighting? I've tried setting Diffuse bounces to 0, but everything I try to do fails. I want the areas [duplicate]

As you can see, the Areas that aren't in the light are still quite visible. I want it so they are not visible. I tried setting Diffuse Bounces to 0, as other tutorials suggested, but it had exactly ...
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how do i make the light continuous on multiple objects ? someone cn help?

I am making an tunel animation but the light dont look continuous I multiplied the tunel using arrays and i used the irradianceVolume to work the light inside the tunel and baked the light someone ...
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Light is too bright (or doesn't look right)

So the light is not so good now. You can see the light info on the right side of the page. I want it to be like the second pic, which is my first render. I kinda changed the crust, but then kinda ...
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How to make the texture to be shiny plastic feel?

I have some images from the real world. And I want to make my rendered images as similar as possible to the real images. The real objects are 3D printed and made of plastic. I am new to Blender. Could ...
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Can't move the light in render mode in Blender

I am complete beginner in Blender. Now I am learning the basics of rendering in Blender. In viewport shading I can't move the light as I press G on my keyboard. What's the problem here?
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Object shadows having lines doubled

The shadows of the objects seems to be doubling up and even when moving the object around it flickers. Eevee Cycles
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Light bounces differently in the viewport cycles render compared to the final render

The view port render looks different to the final render. Any ideas why?
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Sword Trail, Motion trail, Light Path [duplicate]

I've been googling for this for hours, actually more than that i always come to look for an answer after few weeks but I always give up. Why not try to ask i guess. All i'm looking for is effect ...
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Why isn't the final render properly matching the viewport preview? (Cycles)

I have been facing a ridiculous issue with trying to render an image for a GFX project. No matter what sorts of settings I tweak in the Render properties, I always get an ugly, much darker result that ...
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How can a Texture ignore Light but still display the Shadow of Objects on it?

Even if the Question is kinda ironic .. I have inserted both Pictures with "Import as Planes", "Welcome"-Sign has shader, but I imported the Background as shadeless, Reason why I ...
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whenever i render theres a purple hue over it in eevee new to blender [duplicate]

Please help no one at reddit will answer need help figuring this out. I tried fixing it by adding a dynamic sky,but it switched it to cycles and i want to render it in eevee
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Only Lights/Camera's origin move instead of all component

I apologize in advance if my problem has already been solved. But i was unable to find a thread relating to my problem. For some time, when I launch an empty scene in solid mode, I have a strange ...
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Why my final render is brighter than the preview in the viewport?

When I use the viewport to render, the result is different to the final render: Viewport Render Final Render It's like the rendered image is brighter so I tried disabling the lights one by one to ...
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How to change shadow softness of light?

The option for softness has changed since blender updated and I don't know where to find it The bottom one is the old version and has the softness option
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Why is my glass looked like this? , I follow Blender guru's Part 3 Level 3, but ended up having this kind of glass

I've watched Blender guru's Part 3, Level 3, but ended up with this kind of problem that also encountered by the others as well, but they've already solved it and I followed their instruction, but ...
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Blender shadergraph use of orientation of face direction for foliages)

I'm completely new to shader, but I quickly need a good looking foliage for a school project. I want to make a simplified version of the Witness's bush foliage. I made a sphere with hundreds of ...
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Light issue with my cartoon material

I tried to make a cartoonish character by following a tutorial on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIjGCXnyhg0). The problem is that the "light" works only when i move the normal ...
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How do I stop my white background from becoming grey due to lighting?

I'm trying to make a 3D rendered shot of my product model. I want the background to be plain white. However, when I use a plain without material, it's greyish, depending on the lighting. If I use a ...
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About MB-lab addon. How can I fix the problem with red eyelids in characters?

When there is a lot of light on the stage, the red eyelids are almost invisible. But when you want to make a dark environment, the eyelids glow red like lanterns. How can I fix this? I'm using mb-lab ...
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Button emitting light in Eevee? [duplicate]

I’m trying to create a material for a button on a music control panel. It looks like a plastic glossy button with some colourful light coming from behind. I’m using EEVEE engine, so I tried bumping ...
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“Shadeless” image planes rendered slightly brighter and blurrier than original imported image?

I’m trying to animate a camera flying through a laptop screen that’s displaying a "webcam image", then exiting the screen on the opposite side into the other person’s room. So I have to match the ...
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Light without any Light/Environnement with EEVEE

I've a weird issue with EEVEE. Just a simple scene with a cube no light of any kind, pure black environment no A/O but still the scene is lite ... The problem vanish when I use Cycles instead. As ...
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How to control light spread in a volume?

Quick question, is there any possibility to control the Area light somehow? I want to achieve a similar effect as you can see in the following image. Basically I need a higher contrast and would like ...
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Light Rendering Problem - Cycles

Was modelling a lamp yesterday,rendered it (one on the left), then saved and closed Blender. I then came back to the file today, added some objects to the scene, then rendered it again (right), ...
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Depth of field and light problem

I am new to blender and now practicing emission and depth of field. I followed tutorial and made image, but it has some problems. This is the scene I saw in the viewport , and I want this scene as a ...
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Is there a way to reduce the 'Power' and 'Size' of lights when scaling my scene down?

I would like to scale my scene down. The scene contains numerous objects and lights. When I scale the scene down, the Power and Size properties of the lights remain unchanged, making the lights too ...
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Keep a set of objects from casting shadows while having a shadow

I am making an animation in Blender 2.82 that shows the Earth and the Moon orbiting around the Sun. For clarity, I want to avoid the Earth and the Moon to cast shadows on each other because I made ...
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Emission color goes through walls

I created a light in Blender (fig. 1) then imported it in Unity with a emission color (intensivity of 2). How can the window be illuminated like this (fig. 2) ?
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Where this option on new version Blender?

I could not found these options on Blender 2.82.7 last version now. Thank you all for answer.
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Blender Subsurface Scattering on Certain Area

Is there a way to increase the Subsurf Scatteringjust for certain areas like Vertex Groups?
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Extreme noise with portals indoors

my renders always turn out to have a lot of noise when indoors, what should i change? i know the samples are low, but no matter how high i set them, there is a lot of noise. Should i use the clamping ...
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How can I make indoor lighting less uniform?

I will try and make this question as specific as I can. I have this room: However, the lighting in this room feels very flat and lifeless. This should be a dark and sinister room - home to the occult ...
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Metallic object reflecting dynamic sky instead of hdri

I created a sky texture using dynamic sky and hdri. I use lightning from dynamic sky and sky texture from hdri (only texture not its light) using mix shader and light path(is camera ray) Now i have a ...
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Making a completely transparent object a light source?

Down below is a rendered image of what I'm modelling (please excuse the fire flies). There is actually a RED spot light shining into the cube, and the refracted light shining into the cube is shined ...
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why doesnt my render look like my preview render

I want the left one as my final render. The left render is how i see it in preview with scene world turned off, but the right is what i get on my final render and when i enable scene world, i know ...
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How to hide lighting(like unchecking diffuse as in 2.79 ) from lamp but keeping shadows in EEVEE?

I want to add a light that cast only shadows not radiate light in eevee. In 2.79 blender internal there was a option with light, you can uncheck diffuse keeping shadows checked but in evvee how to do ...
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Emission shader on large object is black in Cycles?

Starting with a new scene, I inserted a UV sphere with a 5028' radius (1 mile). In edit mode, I removed the bottom half making it a dome, then flipped the normals inside. Then I added an emission ...
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How to render with sky texture but get transparent background? [duplicate]

I use sky texture as world as part of my lightning setup. How do I render with transparent background while keeping the light emitted by sky texture?
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How do I make the render lighting look like the materials preview lighting?

Before I put in "studio lighting" (I followed this simple studio lighting tutorial, with 1250W area lighting from top, left, right) the metal texture looked quite good, however, once rendered in ...
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How can I get shader node values based on object angle?

I'm trying to automatically change a blackbody's value based on a sunlamp's directional angle. When the sunlamp shines horizontal, I would like to have a minimum value represented in the shader ...
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Grainy lights in Blender Cycles [duplicate]

I have this night scene and it's pretty clear that something is not right. The lights are strange, like muffled, making everything grainy. Does anyone have an idea that can fix this?
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Correcting perspective distortion for an angeld projector (Keystone effect)

My goal is to create a realistic reproduction of a projector mounted on the ceiling. So far I can reproduce a projector that is projecting straight. But I cannot wrap my head around how to correct ...
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Light emitting object

Is there any way to replicate the image in eevee? I have tried the emission node or even placing some hidden lights but I just can't get the light to behave how I want it to. On cycles it looks ...
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Any way or workaround to hide the light gizmo without removing emission?

So there's this artifact of sorts that's just that extremely bright spotlamp gizmo, is there any way I can hide or dampen that? Would volumetrics work or make it worse?
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Removing reflection/shade

How should I remove the shade from that part of object?I've connected 2 edges, and that's how I got that part, but the shade annoys me, and I want it to delete. How can I do that?

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