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Questions about light, lamps, lighting and lighting issues.

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Not able to get realistic lighting - tried bloom, ambient, and refraction with no success

I have been using blender for quite a while, but I am still a newbie. I'm following a tutorial about making an infinite procedural loop. Since the start of the tutorial, I followed every step ...
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Fix wierd lighting/shaders with color ramp material

I'm having trouble figuring out why there are those weird triangle glitchy imperfections in the shaders of this low poly car. It's a fairly flat object but there are those outline triangle things near ...
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How can I render rays bounced only by certain objects?

I need to composite some CG elements into IRL footage but blender's (frankly terrible) shadowcatcher doesn't catch reflections. Every workaround fails when rebuilding a scene because the non-render ...
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fabric textures messed up in Cycles even though preview seems fine

For some reason all my fabric textures come out messed up like this. I used textures from CC0textures.com and used the node wrangler add on to scale. I attached a picture of the final render. The wood ...
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Spherical Harmonic lighting in Blender(Eevee or Cycles)

learnt from website that blender 2.8 should have Spherical Harmonic lighting, but where and how to use it, any tutorial? Thanks!
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Dark, Unwanted Shadows Between 'leaves' when Rendering in Cycles

I am hoping someone can help me with this situation. I am very new to rendering and texturing in blender and have not so surprisingly come across an issue that is preventing further progress. I am ...
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Why do my lights appear like this (opaque) behind the glass shader?

I'm currently working on an animation where the camera starts filming infront of a fireplace and then slowly goes back and then flys through the window. There the problem appears. As soon as I render ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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Problems with compositing and Shading settings

There is a problem setting up the shadow of my CGI model that I want to add to the camera image on the compositing screen. I can’t intervene in the shadows. In the tutorial I watched (https://youtu.be/...
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Darken a shadow on a shadow catcher without changing the light on the object casting it? (Blender Cycles 2.81)

I am making a very short video in which a miniature dalek model (https://www.blendswap.com/blend/6326) goes around my table, and I made a shadow catcher plane, and I wanted to make the shadow brighter ...

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