Questions tagged [lighting]

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How can i fix weird shadows in blender 2.8 eevee

I have weird glitches with the shadows on my model
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Strange light effect in EEVEE render

While making my bedroom scene, I have this lighting artifact that I cant seem to get rid of on my area light. Its like little lines of light that separate and get further apart as it diffuses. Here's ...
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Blender 2.8 volume over transparent background not showing in rendered image [duplicate]

I made this planet with a volumetric shader for the atmosphere Left you see the atmosphere rendered in viewport mode Right you see it just rendered out but now the volumetrics are missing Any ...
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Lighting causing distortion in grass particles

Di-rectally under the bulls legs in the render the grass has sort of a black distorted outline affecting the look of the grass in the particular spot where the light is the most intense. After trying ...
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Trouble with Light Maps in Unreal Engine 4

Beforehand, this question is manly for those people who have experience working with Blender-genrated object in Unreal Engine 4 (although, probably any general game engine knowledge will suffice). So, ...
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How to export a model file along with emission textures

I downloaded a model without textures, textured it, and now I want to export the model along with the textures, however, if I export to OBJ it gives me an MTL file without my emission textures, any ...
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EEVEE _ deactivate lamp on rendering with volumetric fog, and keep only the illumination

I m working a scene on EEVEE, and I had placed some extra spot lights to illuminate my focus object. Also I have used volumetric fog. I need to keep the illumination of those spot lights but not the ...
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Is there a way to save my current studio lighting in blender 2.8?

I currently have a lighting setup on my viewport. And I want to save it as my regular lighting setup. Is there a way to save it? I hate the default HDRI and i want to have my basic default light. ...
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Setting up Lights for a single object - Clothing

I make clothing to export to a game. I use cycles to create a shadow map that can be used to texture the clothing in PS. I also use materials to texture the clothing. The important part of the process ...
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How can i apply gobos to a spotlight to make it look like a real life moving head light?

as you may know most moving head lights used on live stages and dj shows have a gobo feature which allow the light to be restrained on some parts of the spot, as if a cookie cutter was placed in front ...
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lightning problem in blender

im having this annoying problem everytime i click play the lightning or the color change mode: blender game before after so as you can see in these pictures the first one everything was okay in ...
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How can i reduce the size of my shadows?

I am lighting my scene with an spherical environment map. As you can see in the image below, the shadows casted on my shadow catcher are way too big. How can i change this?
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How to Add a Material to a Lamp in the Blender Game Engine

I'm making a game in UPBGE mainly it has a day/night cycle. I made a street lamp with a spotlight. I'm asking for a way to use nodes in for the lamps in the game engine.
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Eevee how to get toon outlines in material?

Ok I’m trying to replicate the outlining in spider verse, where black lines show when an edge is pointed towards light. I know they did this with AI but is there a procedural way to accomplish this, ...
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How would I create this material in Blender?

I was wondering how I would go about creating this clean, black painted metal material in Blender. Could it be just a simple material and it's a lot of lighting it?
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How do I make this brighter?

How can I make the water brighter? I have fiddled with lots of different sliders and got nothing. Adding more lamps results in the whole render being too bright(This is my first low poly isometric ...
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How to create a material which lets light pass through unaffected?

Ok, so im looking to make a material which; allows 100% of light to pass through unaffected. As if the surface was never there. allows normal textures to be applied as usual whilst looking as it ...
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Making realistic mold (fungus) in blender?

so i have been trying to make realistic mold in blender for quite a while, as seen in the image the approach i've taken is making 2 image planes, one with a blurred white fur like texture to simulate ...
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Lighting looks strange and planes are disappearing [duplicate]

I'm trying to make a dolphin model for 3d printing. While making the dolphin, I realized that in object mode the tailfin's lighting looks strange: As you can see, the lighting of the fins is split, ...
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Cycles renders but no lights in scene [duplicate]

I've been experimenting with lights in Blender 2.8, and I came across a curious situation. When working and rendering with Eevee, adding or subtracting lights responds accordingly (i.e. no lights, ...
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Use ambient occlusion to highlight fine details in 3d model?

So i have been trying for a while to use the ambient occlusion node to create a material which looks like line art (see photo). the node setup in the photo is basically along the lines of what i've ...
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Green Lantern Aura effect

I am working on a character who has the power of light. I just need to create the energy around the body. How do I create that glow around a character like an angel or a Green Lantern? Like this:
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Light - Light Maps in Blender?

Greyscale gorilla recently released this pack of textures for lights: https://greyscalegorilla.com/downloads/hdri-area-light-maps/ I'm trying to figure out how to use these in cycles. Would I pick an ...
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Problem with fireflies and denoise on surfaces

Lately I have this problem with my renders when after rendering I get weird light effects (fiereflies) especially on walls that are just plain coloured. Like in this render ( It's closed room with 5 ...
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How do I set up a view/render layer in compositing to not be affected by a certain light source in Blender 2.8?

In my scene I have the earth, a head, a sun light, and a normal light. I want the sun to ignore the head or the head to ignore the sun, but the normal light should still affect the head. I also have ...
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Separating an object from the background (2.8)

I am trying to make an 80s inspired flyer So far I am really happy with the result. The only problem is that I can't seem to separate the metal writing (Laute Musik & Rosa) from the background. ...
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One specific point doesn't reflect light when I use cycles render

I am using blender2.8 and I want to make kind of corridor scene in blender. But when I render it, the problem occurred. The problem is that the corner of ceiling wouldn't reflect light at all. I'm ...
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Trying to get a spotlight to project an image in Blender 2.80 [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender and I want to project an image on a plane from a spotlight but I'm having difficulty. This link says to find Texture panel for the lamp which I can't find. There is a Texture panel ...
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Render light reflection to overlay onto video

I am working on a stopmotion video, and I wanted to ad some Cg elements that we don't have because of budget reasons. Ambient lamps and other lighting objects. I roughly reconstructed the set that we ...
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Rendered image over background image looks over-exposed

I want to render a 3D model on a background image and I also use shadow catcher on a ground plane. It all looks perfect when I do a simple render in the viewport (Shift + Z), but when I do a real ...
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I cant light up the interior of an object

Hey all I am making a spaceship in blender cycles and when I was adding lights to the back compartment of my ship for some reason in the quick render mode there are lights and in the actual render ...
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EEVEE Spot light [duplicate]

i added spot lights to my model, but on rendering EEVEE mode they partially don't show as you can see on the attached images. could anybody give me an advice? the set up of all the spot light is the ...
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No lighting is working at all

I have tried switching the layers and setting the sun brightness to 10000000000000000 but nothing seems to work, and everything stays dark. There are two layers. The glass human is in a different ...
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How do you get lights to interact with a motion track? I can get shadows but I cant get lights to show

Im using a mesh with an emission shader hidden in the engines, it will light the uwing itself but wont cast light on the floor that the shadows are cast in ]3
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How to merge overlapping shadows?

my shadows are overlapping and have light outlines around them on top of other shadows creating a very ugly effect, I have a screenshot below to demonstrate the issue. The red outlines show the ...
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Bathroom Lit only from the Window - Too Dark [duplicate]

So my idea was to build a bathroom that is lit only by its window, so I put it together and tried it out, but it didn't come out as I was expecting to, of course I'm a newbie at blender so I thought I ...
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Blender spotlight strength in millions before visible? [duplicate]

I am trying to make a spotlight illuminate a scene. I have removed the linked background so that there is no ambient light but the following render depicts this spotlight at about a strength of 4.5 ...
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emission lights not working as needed in cycles or eevee

I have this scene that is finally starting to come together but I can't get the lighting to work properly in 2.79 or 2.80 (Cycles or Eevee). This is what it looks like in the viewport: I know the ...
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i want to create a light that cycles through all colours in the rgb range, how would i do so?

I want to make it cycle through colours to emulate an RGB led light, like a Philips hue, it's for a lamp I'm making which will be in a mockup room.
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Smooth shading not so smooth? [duplicate]

I don't understand why I see these edges when rendering my model. They don't appear in object mode, but when I render. And the topology seems dense enough to not produce these edges? Here are some ...
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how to raise ambient light in a animation

I am making an animation of a flying object and would like it to be lit with overall ambient lighting. I am using a transparent background (alpha chanel) From the sun the underside is too dark and if ...
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imported an obj with jpg texture but it looks burnt?

first use of newly installed latest blender, never used blender before, unlike meshlab and meshmixer my model with its jpg texture looks very dark and 'burnt'. why is the default lighting like this, ...
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Linearly Scale Light Temperature

I want to have a plane which goes from temperature x to temperature y with respect to one of its sides. I was looking into drivers but this doesn't seem to accommodate geometry, only scale and ...
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Why is my object black in rendered shading mode?

I am quite new to using Blender, currently using the 2.8 Beta Version, and I decided to make a Low-Poly Island from a tutorial I found on YouTube In the tutorial, he added a Light and changed it to ...
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How do I get rid of these weird light reflections on the floors and walls? [duplicate]

Hello, I am currently working on a 3D scene and this has happened to me several times by now and I still haven't found a solution. Increasing light bounces or samples doest seem to work. This ...
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Area Lit with Volume Lighting

My understanding is that if a light is brighter, it will light a larger area. (Like a point light.) If I try this with a volume light, it seems to only light an area proportional with its scale, not ...
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No Light in final Render

When I look at the render preview it shows up lit and I have the lamp active on the same layer. I don't know what happened and it seems that all the settings are the same as a new file. Here's it ...
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Eevee. Volumetric Lighting doesn't appear. Regardless of settings

Kinda Feel like I'm going crazy, I've tried everything from coping node setups 1 to 1 to outright downloading files with volumetric fog already set up. Even in the files I downloaded(Which indeed DO ...
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Light source problem 2.79

While trying to apply a fixed lamp and moving sun to an animation (to see the effects of different lights from different angles) I noted that neither seemed to be affecting my texture when rendering (...
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How do I make the area brighter so I can see vertices in really dark areas or angles?

I'm working on a model in blender and in certain angles, there's shadows that cover vertices and edges, making it really hard to see what I'm doing unless I go in at a really awkward angle.