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Problems rendering camera motion (Euler angles) and lighting

I am having trouble rendering camera motion and lighting. In the example below, my scene contains a sphere and a plate, and some light. But while rendering, the light does not seem to lit the plate. ...
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Eevee random flickering?

I’m trying to render this scene and because of the pixelated lightning I had to tweak volumetric settings. Whenever I make tile size lower than 16 px in Volumetric settings, I get these circular ...
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What is causing this light to flicker in my render?

My eevee render has a few different lights in it. One sun, and two area lights. The lighting is baked, and the shadow settings are what I've been playing with. On the left parachute if you look ...
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Strange issue with lighting/shading on imported obj, umbral/strip of light

I imported this .obj to Blender, and it looks perfectly fine until I turn on Scene Lights/Scene World, or move to the Cycles or Eevee viewport It then only receives light in a strange umbral-like ...
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Making Ores Glow (Minecraft)

A couple weeks ago I got into animations and I find it really interesting. One thing I have not been able to figure out is how to make only specific parts of a block glow. Specifically, I am unable to ...
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Shadow issues on rotation

I have a rotating in a blender file with a single plane as ground. The object rotates find and the shadow is casted correctly onto the plane, but the shadows of the rotating object itself do something ...
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Why are the shadows disappearing for a few frames

In this portion of a longer animation, the shadows suddenly disappear for a few frames then reappear. This doesn't happen when I scrub thru the Timeline in the 3D window, only in the Render. I ...
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Point Light not showing in viewport or render. 2.91.0

When I add a point light to the scene nothing changes in the viewport or render. I have tried eevee and cycles. I also upped the power and radius. I also made sure to check that the light is not ...
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Rendering shiny steel on a white background? [duplicate]

Even though there are several other questions with answers in this blog, I found the answers to my following question very useful. I want to render animations of a shiny type of steel, for example, ...
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Render suddently coming out black in Blender 2.91

I have been working with a blender file for a few hours with no issues. Then all of a sudden, I noticed the the lighting had changed in the Modelling view. I went to check how it came out in a ...
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How to make a light affect only certain objects

I have 2 different lights (yellow area light for the gold watch and purple for the silver one) making 2 shadows on the surface. I want to keep the blended light on the gold watch but take out the blue ...
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Differences Between Mesh and Lamp Lighting - Eevee vs Cycles

Here is a primer for this question with a good explanation of the differences between Eevee and Cycles: EEVEE and Cycles render lighting differences I understand (roughly) the difference between the ...
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Grease Pencil: render is darker than what is displayed in the viewport

2D Animators question: I have a material with a certain color, but in the rendering it appears a bit darker. See here: Maybe there is an light or shadow source. What I've tryed: deleted all light ...
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Best way to light the inside of a clear dome

I am new to blender and I would love some suggestions about how to go about lighting the inside of a bubble/clear dome. I would also like the light to hit the dolphin so that there is a gradient of ...
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How to fix lighting artifacts due to filmic blender?

Currently I am using blender 2.83.10. After watching Blender Gurus tutorial on photorealism I switched the default datafiles\colormanagement folder with Filmic-blender that I got from github. Since ...
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How to measure reflected light from 3D model in blender

We have a simple 3D model of the body (like cube or sphere), with texture parameters like Glossy BSDF, so the body can reflect light. The body is lighted by a light source (Sun). scene example on ...
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Blender 2.9 Shading Workspace. Environment/HDRI showing gray [duplicate]

I'm a beginner to blender and I was texturing a sword I made from a tutorial, but ran across a problem. In Shading mode, my Hdri is completely gray, the environment is not visible at all. When screen ...
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How to turn off reflections on glass

My scene has about 4 point lights which makes it reflect on the glass with white spots, you can see it in the picture. how do i fix it Here is my lighting I tried turning off glossy option in ray ...
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When I open my project all shadows have gone

I am using blender 2.9 am creating a room with chocofur model manager for furniture, etc, it looked nice with all the shadows and lighting but I have saved it every step of the way, but now when I ...
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Lighting seems not to work in Eevee or cycles in 2.9

I'm a new user to blender only have bout 40 hours using the program and I'm having trouble with the render window where Cycle's lighting works but is somewhat unstable but seems to work while Eevee's ...
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Stylized Lighting

How can I achieve similar results to the third example on the right in Blender?
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Why is my object rendering so bright?

I have played with different lighting options, turned the power down to 50W and placed the light far from the object and it still renders bright even when ambient occlusion is turned off. I have no ...
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How To Make Volumetrics Round?

I'm currently working on a spaceship render. The engines glow and emit light. I have cubes behind each thruster that contain volumetric properties, I want these to look like a subtle back burner or ...
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Switched to Blender 2.91and scene is very dark -Settings problem or hardware problem?

I was rendering a scene in blender 2.83 when the render crashed due to my camera passing through a rock (I did not know the reason for the crash at the time.) I couldn't figure out why it wouldn't ...
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Wrap Light around Object | Cel Shading Effect

So For this project i'm trying to achieve somewhat of a cel-shaded look. Cel Shading is an attempt to make 3D Art look 2D, But The Main problem I've found with Cel Shading effects is the shadows are &...
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Remove the lighting artifact from the triangles

I’m trying to make a 3d model like this, but there is a lighting artifact caused by the triangles: Is there any way to remove this lighting artifact?
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Eevee - Light inside a bulb lamp not passing through glass

Using Eevee, I'm trying to simulate a light bulb. I have a sphere with glass material and inside it, I have a Point light. But the light is not passing through the glass: However, if I disable the ...
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Is there a way to copy lighting to multiple scenes?

I'm slowly beginning to understand how to use Blender properly, so now I'm thinking about creating my own animated series. I want to create an efficient workflow in order to achieve this, well, ...
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How to get color data of lighting for materials?

I'm trying to make a cell-shaded material in EEVEE using a color texture plugged into an emission shader. However, I'd like the color of the texture to react to the color of the light it is around. ...
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Lighting Room For Photorealistic look [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a bedroom and I thought I'd light the room up. I've added a HDRI but the room looks really artificial. Anyone know where I'm going wrong? Do I need to add light or remove light?
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Shadows and Reflections

I am trying to make this But I am stuck on this image None of my walls or other materials are picking up the white emission and the back of the corridor is getting light from somewhere. Any ideas in ...
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Can I change the wattage of a light in nodes?

I recently found out that you can change the temperature of a bulb using a black body node, but it would be super helpful to be able to set the bulbs strength in nodes too. Is this a feature in ...
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Best lighting for minimal shadows for product-on-white rendering

I produce a lot of basic "product on white" renderings for Amazon images. I have a few methods for getting to what I want, but most involve quite a bit of rendering multiple images and ...
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Weird Shadows on my donut cycles render

I'm new to blender and I'm following this donut tutorial, but when I render in cycles I get these weird rectangular shadows and I can't fix them. I get them in Eevee too
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i want to achieve a round strip led lights at the bottom inside of a container with glass shader in order to light up the whole glass

i wander around some shaders and did some experiments but nothing so far and btw i am using eevee engine
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Is there a way to recover lighting conditions from a render?

I'm trying to replace an object in a rendered scene with a 2d image of an object of the same shape but different texture. I know all the rgb values of the existing image without the lighting effects ...
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Weird and unwanted noise from lighting in interior setup [duplicate]

I am following the blender guru 15 minute kitchen tutorial, and I have been doing good so far, but I noticed when I did a test render, that my scene was VERY noisy, as most interiors usually are at ...
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How do I make this iridescent wavey material?

I found this beautiful render consisting of different iridescent glass-like objects. While I understand how to generate this geometry, how would I go about generating this material? Is it in the ...
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Why does the guard of my sword glow when it shouldn't

I am working on a final render for my little sword project I have been working on, but this issue perplexes me. Essentially, when I render the scene in cycles, the guard of the centre sword glows. ...
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Lost Cycles Render Settings [duplicate]

I was working in the Eevee renderer and when I switched over onto cycles I noticed that all the settings tabs that would have been under 'scene' were gone. Not only this but I couldn't change the ...
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Area Light being super weak

The tutorial that I am following sets the power of a Area Light object to 500W and even turns down the distance. When I do this, the light barely shows, I have to crank it up to like 5000-50,000 for ...
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How to use blenders built in HDRI's? [duplicate]

How do I use blender's built in HDRI's? I can see their effect in the viewport and I like it, but when I render, it only uses the other lights I have manually added. I have circled where I am getting ...
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Blender 2.9 | Archviz | Fspy | Lighting/Windows/Background

I'm currently using Blender 2.9* Topic: Archviz Interior from photos and cycles. I'm learning to do interior design from photos. I use Fspy to import the image into Blender and model the room from ...
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Why is their weird noise in my render lighing and why does my lighitng still look off?

I followed the tutorial here by Ducky3D, and it turned out I needed to scale down my scene a lot as light keeps flickering every time I move around my scene and the final result still doesn't look ...
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How to Achieve a Strong Metallic Reflection Presence on a Scattered Material?

I am building a model which a piece of black paper is stamped with a reflective silver foil. This is being built in Blender 2.83, using cycles render. I have tried my best to set up a material for ...
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Why does my lighting look like a glowing dot?

I followed a Ducky3d easy environment tutorial and his lighting looked way better than mine. I followed his tutorial step by step and his lighting looked so much brighter and his lighting WATT was ...
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How to render ground reflections without rendering the ground?

I'd like to create a product shot like the following images for a client: I'm relatively new to Blender, I don't know that much about render passes. What I would like to do is render the bottle, with ...
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Outline effect using flipped normals while keeping object underneath still lit normally?

I am trying to use the toon shader as my base shader and the solidify modifier to create the outline effect but the shading of the object within the outline mesh is being shaded darker is there a way ...
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How to make a plane responsive to light?

I need the plane color to be white and the lambs to only expose the plane beneath it. However the plane just lights up on it's own even when using really dark colors. How do I fix this? I've checked ...
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How do I export my model with some light (in .gltf)?

I'm working on a model and I'm trying to export it in .gltf format. In blender, I put a light to brighten the model, but when I export it, the lighting goes away. I'm quite new to blender and I've ...

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