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Lighting on the interface

I have a problem with the lighting in my project. I can't see any type of lighting, I can see it only on the render result. A few days ago I saw my environment texture on the interface but now I can't ...
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weird artifacts with render in cycles

this is what happens when i render in cycles, this is the only part in the whole render that does this. i tried increasing the samples and it did nothing
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Visible Light Rays in Mirror Reflection

I know this is a very common issue, so I will come out and say that I am already aware that I can turn off the visible light source in its properties so it cannot be seen in a glossy reflection. I do ...
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Make fresnel visible only from a side of the mesh in eevee

I used this fresnel setup on top of my shader to create a artificial rim light effect But of course fresnel is applied around the entire object, is there a way to control the sides of the object it ...
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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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Make Emission Gradient local

I have this sort of sci-fi scene with ambient emission lights. I would like to have a gradient for each of them. Somehow my setup creates a gradient over the entire image rather than localized for ...
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Weird lighting in rendered viewport shading

So I'm getting this weird colored lighting thing going on when I have the viewport shading set to rendered. I am very new to blender and am just barely doing the donut tutorial from blender guru, so I ...
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Is it possible to omit some objects in a scene from being affected by the environment texture lighting?

I have a scene setup with some objects which i want to be affected by the environment texture i have created and some which i dont (they are darker areas and are being lit up too much) - Is it ...
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Bad Normals with Text Geometry

I am trying to make a Text mesh, but the normals aren't coming out right no matter how I recalculate them. Here is an image of my issue after converting to a mesh (and before): It just isn't smooth. ...
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Weird ambient occlusion on back of object?

No idea whats happening here - in both eevee and cycles, no matter how I angle the light, increase the angle of the light, change material or change light type, I get this shadow/ambient occlusion on ...
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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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Excess noise in cycles render and odd denoising results

I'm trying to do some renders of a dark room, but there's quite a bit of noise despite me setting it to 128 samples. When the denoiser kicks in, it fixes the noise but makes the scene look completely ...
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Opaque Objects with Lighting

I currently have a model of an LED Light Ring, only the plastic piece on top of the LEDS can be transparent. All of the other parts have light coming through them, which is an issue. How do I make ...
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Why is light being reflected off of one side?

I'm trying to set up a scene with lighting. But, for some reason, the lights seem to be reflecting off of one side. It does this for both eevee renders and cycles renders. Does anyone know how to fix ...
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Is there a way to make light affect only a certain object? [duplicate]

Is there a way to make the light affect only a certain object? I am working on an interior scene and i want to make a point lamp affect only one object in the scene, is there a way to do that? Thanks.
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White circle for light

Why there is white circle in the plane. I am using Blender 2.83
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Bloom: Indirect Lighting? (EVEE) - EDIT: Emission scatter Light

I am using bloom with my emission material in Blender EVEE. However, if the mesh with the emission material is not visible because of the camera angle, you can no longer tell that there is a light ...
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How do I achieve this kind of light star effect?

I'm kinda new to Blender. Currently playing around with version 2.8 to practice some rendering. Is there a way to achieve this 'light-star' effect for the blooming objects with the emission? If there ...
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How to prevent lights from becoming weaker and noise increases when using multiple objects with emission in viewport

So I wanted to make a street scene using lights from street lamps and the buildings but when I apply the emissions on the buildings the lights from the street lamps become weaker and harder to see. ...
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Creating an accurate sodium halide (Monochromatic ) light source

I'm trying to create a sodium halide light. The effect of this light is that it only shows a single spectrum (out of the full rainbow of visible light), thus any object that isn't yellow, looks grey ...
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import ply with color, but how to render with light?

I created and imported a ply model with color, and I can render it with the Blender render, following the instruction from this link However, the rendered image is unrelated to the light source, how ...
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Smoothed surface shows odd lighting

I made this table for a game and it happens to have this weird lighting on the surface when I apply smooth shade.
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Why does my lighting not work Blender v.28

I am new to blender and I am following along with a youtube tutorial. I have tried to add lights but none have any effect on the object I have made, like the icon and direction shows but the literal ...
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Why Am i Getting Weird lighting In Eevee On Ubuntu?

I Have This Weird Lighting When Using Eevee On Ubuntu This is What Iam Getting And This Is What Iam Supposed To Get Here Are Some Additional Information Operating System: Ubuntu 19.10, CPU: AMD® A4-...
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Backlighting causing flickering

I am animating the camera to move forward through this DNA strand. It is backlit with a spotlight. I am using eevee in 2.83 I am getting very bad flickering in the backlight highlights in the image. ...
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What's the shading algorithm behind Smooth Shading?

When I flip between flat and smooth shading, I see that the vertex normals flip between n vertices for n meeting faces and single (averaged) normal. Once the vertex normals are deduced, how're ...
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Blender 2.83. Sun lamp is not rendering at all as if its disabled but it is not

I’m working with a day to night cycle timelapse animation. so my problem is the lighting on final render that is much darker than the render preview and I’ve uploaded what render preview looks like: ...
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iridescent snake skin shader

I'm working on this snake and want it's skin to look like these reference images. This is what I got so far but I don't think this is the optimal way. Any suggestions? With iridescent shader from ...
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Sunbeams! But without blurring of the rest of the scene?

I have a scene, rendered in Eevee! I also have some sun rays, with a spotlight and cube that provides volumetrics! But... The cube providing volumetric also makes the rest of the scene really blurry....
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Weird noise on directly lit surfaces by environment HDRI

I'm using Blender 2.82.7 with Cycles rendering. Suddenly my renders started to show weird colored noise on surfaces directly lit by an hdri world lightning. It appears that the noise doesn't show up ...
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How do I change how bright it is when sculpting?

When sculpting the lighting is too bright and I can't see how much I am deforming a shape. How do I change how bright it is?
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Lightning by HDRI is wrong

Scene was made with Daz3D, but I'm sure that lightning will work the same way in any 3D-rendering program. 1-st render is made with all the meshes: 2-nd render was made only with object on the floor ...
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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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How is this duplicating light along a mesh done in blender scene?

Yesterday while I was studying this BlenderSwap subway tunnel scene: https://www.blendswap.com/blend/8421, I encountered something every strange. In the below screenshot I have deleted every ...
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Simulating a 40W Light Bulb

Let's say I have a light bulb at home that I want to add as a light source. Specs: 40W incandescent light bulb 5cm in diameter Color temperature of 2700 kelvin What values should I enter into ...
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Washed out render

I am modifying this file and all my renders turn out washed out. What should I do? Please help! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bmhmHlWB1GkSpX8QEOEGYq6OvPEC7cq-/view?usp=sharing
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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 multiple light array objects follow curve path with rotation as well?

I was trying to array large amount of lamp posts across my scene with the lamp post being "face instancing" on a rectangle with array and curve modifiers. I want two light object located at each lamp,...
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Snow storm effect without lighting

I would like to create a snow storm without using light to illuminate the snow. The giant lighting fixtures used in other tutorials such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWYBoBmAW3A and others all ...
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How to setup Light Linking in blender 2.9 or 2.8x?

Coming from Maya background and a beginner in Blender 2.8x and 2.9. I have a set of objects in the scene file and created separate lights for each object. I want to link lights to those objects ...
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Why is this surface red? Is it because of the lighting?

The bedsheet is supposed to have the sunlight hitting it from the windows. The room has peach coloured walls. Are they somehow contributing in the redness of the surface? The Bedsheet surface has a ...
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Blender Fluid Simulation with Motion Captured Footage

I am starting on my attempt to do a fluid simulation with motion captured footage. I intend for the footage to run as a camera background and the fluid simulation in the foreground in front of the ...
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Blenderguru's Coffee tutorial: Coffee does not reflect correct in Viewport/Rendering

UPDATE: So resetting default preferences helped. But I checked the preferences file (not readable with editor). I then screenshot evry settings tab and compared with factory settings. There was no ...
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Shadow options are not showing

I am using the latest blender version but as i was trying to change the softness and exponent of my lamp shadows there was no option. It only showed the clip start and Bias. Any way i can bring these ...
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Can I shine lamps through a material?

I'm building a warehouse scene and the room has a few sets of windows. I've applied an image texture to the windows so that it looks like they are dirty, but would still like light to pass through ...
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Evening sky, or how do I use the Sky Texture Node?

I'm trying to create a sky and light setup to approximate this image: Something like what photographers call the blue hour. Apart from the orange spot lights there is the gradient created by the ...
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Can I use an HDRI for reflections only, and not have its light affect the scene?

I have my scene perfectly lit without the use of a HDRI, however I would now like to add one just so I can have some world reflections in my glossy objects. I can't seem to get the HDRI reflecting in ...
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Grass Hair Particles not lighted correctly

so I've been working on a scene using hair particles instancing grass meshes. Now that I tried to set the lighting up using sun(s), the grass is not illuminated correctly. In fact, the side facing the ...
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Creating clear gel pill having translucency issues

I am trying to make a clear gel pill capsule and there is this weird wireframe effect as seen in the photo. Is it a result of the lights or do you think its the wireframe mesh? Any advice would be ...
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Why is Rendered Viewport Shading not working correctly

When I enable viewport shading rendered mode, it appears that its not rendering my scene properly. Everything appears to be a shade of grey and its hard to make out any shapes. I am trying to cast ...

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