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Unique light techniques needed for an animated music video in Blender 2.8

I'm working on an AMV in Blender 2.8 and I want a special form of lighting for certain lows and highs in the music track I'm using. Shown below is a concept created in Adobe Animate CC. Light ...
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Cycles: Rendered Image's lighting doesn't illuminate as much as render view's lighting

For some reason I can't figure out, my render view does not match my rendered image when it comes to lighting. I've tried all sorts of different render configurations, lighting options (pictured ...
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How can I set up light on cycles to accurately pass through multiple panels of glass?

Im trying to make a small cafe scene with a patisserie display in it. It takes place at night and one of the aspects I wanted to explore was to have it as bright fluorescent spot on the final render. ...
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strange creases in my model

how do i get rid of this crease on my model's hip? help greatly appreciated. the creases dont appear in cycles rendered or look dev, but they do appear in solid mode, and when i exported it to ue4, ...
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How do I get black to stay black?

My intent is to have a black letter on a bright white background. I have played around with lighting, roughness, etc but I just can't get the clean colors I want - just these different shades of grey....
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Transparent Cloth Shader [duplicate]

I hope u can help me out, I want to make a Ghost with this shader. Would be nice if someone can help
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Uneven lighting on some faces after a normal map is applied

Some faces of my mesh become weirdly lit after I apply a normal map. I have checked face normals, averaged normals, cleared custom split normals, tried deleting and recreating the affected faces, ...
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How to make object invisible in edit mode only?

I would like to make an object, especially the wire frame - invisible in edit mode, probably permanently. As it is a very large lighting spheroid and lights great, but in edit mode the wire mesh makes ...
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Use HDRI without lighting the scene?

How do I use a world HDRI without lighting the scene? I only want it to appear in reflections (and maybe the background - not sure yet), but I want to manually light the scene with light objects. This ...
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Problem with color background in the render

I have a scene with a sunlight and a color background, but when I render the scene I have a blue scene. Its is who the light sun was blue, but the light in the preferences is white. I rendered the ...
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Blender 2.8 removed use_environment_light API, what to use instead?

So I found at the very bottom of this page that Blender removed the old use_enviroment_light API from bpy.types.WorldLighting. I ...
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Irradiance Volume artifacts

I created one Irradiance Volume and after I baked it I get this result with a ton of artifacts: I tried increasing resolution of the volume, increasing size but still same or similar artifcats appear....
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Lighting problem

I am learning Blender 2.80 I am trying to set up lighting for a car I'm working on... I have tried the lighting with sun, with planes as lighting set to Emission, with area lights. I changed the ...
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World colour is creating some fog like effect in eevee

I've been using blender internal for most of my projects. I got a project done in internal into EEVEE and the world colour created some fog like effect on the screen depicted below: The weird thing ...
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Light trough the object on render

I have lamp model and point light inside of it. You can see lights on preview, but i can't see the lights on render. How to make them glow correctly?
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Blender Render Too Dark

I am fairly new to blender, so bare with me, please. :-) I think I made a total mess trying to solve my problem, that is, as follows: My blender scene, containting 3 objects, everyone of them out of ...
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Light not passing through mirrored mesh seam

For some reason, my project started doing this weird thing where light gets cut off at the seam where a mesh is mirrored. I tried applying the mirror modifier, but nothing is changed. As you can see ...
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How do I remove world lighting for a certain object?

I want to prevent a specific object in my scene from being lit by the world background. How can I make this happen?
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Adding lights to selected objects with python?

I'm working in Blender 2.8 and I'm new to python and scripting in general. I have a file that contains multiple lighting fixtures (100+). I'm trying to write a script that will add a spot light to ...
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How to manipulate how bright an object is based on how much light hits it

Ok so I've been working on this scene with a bunch of flyers on a wall: The problem is that the flyers on the wall under the main lightsource feel a little too dim, they should definitly be catching ...
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Does Eevee fire simulation emit light?

I'm just picking up on how to create fire in Eevee, and my first results have been lacking. I'm using the Fire + Smoke sim, and I've got pretty large flames--will they emit light by default? Like, ...
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Shading/Light problem on project

I have made this well but it doesn't look very real and I think because of the shading. Can anyone help to add more shading to the bottom of the support beam and the base of the bricks? I have linked ...
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dark band behind the object

I'm a newbie here, so sorry beforehand if this is a very obvious question. Every time I render a dark band appears behind my object. When I get out of camera mode, I cannot figure out where this dark ...
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Making Light Visible To Camera [duplicate]

I read in a recent post that you can simulate a light being visible to the camera by adding an object and using the following node setup: It works as intended, but creates jagged edges: There is a ...
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Lighting not working/Final Render is is not lit

I'm trying to make a sword with a heavy amount of refelction (seen below) but when I try to, it doesn't seem to react at all in the final render. It just looks like clay. I put a spot light above it ...
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Why do some polygons appear completely one shade when rendered?

When I modeled a shoe (the polygons might be bad as I usually don't model) and rendered it, some of the polygons appeared to be all one shade even though the shoe was all shaded smooth (same problem ...
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Blender creates cloud at specular areas

I have been working on a plastic material for a while now. And even though I seem to be close to what what I want, everytime I render,blender shows me clouds instead of reflectivity.Can anyone please ...
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Udim support and sky domes?

Ive been trying to figure out if blender can support udims in an easy way. Ive searched around and all I can find is an unsupported node? Not sure if I'm missing something. Ever since I discovered ...
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Should I use Reflection Cubemaps in Eevee (to achieve realistic lighting)?

Should I use Reflection Cubemaps in Eevee? I've seen a lot of tutorials about achieving realistic lighting in Eevee using Reflection Cubemaps and Irradiance Volumes. However, in the Blender manual it ...
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Realistic Interior Lighting In Blender 2.8

I'm trying to make realistic interiors like this: or this: with soft lighting and a lot of bounce/indirect light. Any lighting techniques that would help make renders look like these renders? ...
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Eevee isn't rendering lighting properly

Like the title says: it doesn't render lighting properly. Here's an example with cycles: And here it is (exactly the same settings nothing changed) with eevee: Here are my pc specs (although it's ...
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Make Cartoon-like car headlight light

I want to make the light appear on the floor in a defined oval shape, without any scattering but be translucent anyway. kind of like this picture, but appearing only on the ground maybe. This is part ...
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How do i make my glasses look realistic?

I've been stuck for quite a while, it just looks wrong you can surely tell, if some1 could help me i would appriciate it, srry if i do or say smomething wrong, I don'w know exactly how this forum ...
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Is there a way to separately adjust the brightness of emission object itself and the light strength it casts on to other objects?

First, I'm a super Blender noob. I'm working on an emission mesh which i'm content with how bright the mesh looks, but I want to lower the amount of light it is casting onto surrounding objects. Is ...
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Realistic Car Headlights

I was trying to create some realistic lighting for a car render and I am having a bad time creating the volumetrics for the headlights. Some of the renders looked very noisy and in general really ...
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Blender Material Preview HDRIs

Is there an easy way to render using the HDRIs that are intended for material preview? When I render, Blender by default uses my scene lighting. I mean other than locating the HDRI files in Blender ...
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2.8 Light Bleeding in EEVEE?

I am modeling a quick interior scene in Eevee but I cannot seem to get past the light that appears to be bleeding through the small crevices of the cube and the randomly lit regions. I solidified it ...
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EEVEE Glass Shader

I am in rendered view in the viewport and my glass shader isn't working correctly. I remember a couple months ago I was making glass for a ship and these settings are the only thing I had to mess ...
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EEVEE scene illuminated but no lights present in Render view

I found a Tutorial by Blender Guru on Youtube, on doing architectural renders in EEVEE, so thought I'd give it a go. For some reason, when I switch to render view, everything is illuminated, so ...
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Lighting with hdr

I have 2 objects in my scene with hdr Lighting the scene, how do make it that the hdr light affects one object but not the other,thanks.
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Eevee transparent glass on transparent background?

Ok, in 2.8 eevee I have "Transparent" checked on film tab, my material settings follow all listed here https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&...
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How can i set light in workbench engine

Is there any way to set lights in the workbench engine as I used to set in Blender 2.79 manually.
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Replicating “Texture” Viewport Shading?

First post! I'm not new to Blender, but I am completely new to lighting in it. I'd like to have pretty much this exact lighting while it's in Texture mode: But when I actually add a light, (There ...
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Is it possible to change reflection direction?

Completely new Blender user here. I'm part of a work training program and am just beginning to learn how to use Blender. As a personal goal I am trying to cobble together a Companion Cube from Portal ...
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how to disable world light source

I am new in blender. I made a scene whose lightning effect is perfect every object is clearly visible when the world background is removed. but when I change the world color to white it effects the ...
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2.8 Ambient Occlusion of World Background

I have an animation imported from Mixamo. In 2.79 I could not make the background transparent in animation only on single images. So I used a green screen for the world background. In there it was ...
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the 3d manipulator does't show when I select objects in rendered mode

I would like to be able to change the light in rendered view as in this video: youtube.com/watch?v=6ICf9MgGt1Y. However, I'm using blender 2.79 b and when I switch from solid/textured to rendered view,...
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Can't find Use Nodes in Light settings?

Just started blender, following the donut tutorial. Using Blender 2.8. made another donut to practice, when adding Lights I can't find the 'Use Nodes' in the Light settings. Some help would be ...
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Changing the specular exponent of Principled BSDF with texture when exporting to Wavefront (.obj)

I'm making models in Blender in order to export them to Wavefront format. I'm using an image texture connected to the base color of a principled BSDF, and that principled BSDF is connected to the ...
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Adjust Background Transparency after Motion Tracking

I have done some motion tracking with some footage I imported and used the 'Set as Background' option so I can see this footage through the camera view. I now want to work on compositing a 3D model ...