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“Muffled” llights in Blender Cycles

so I have this night scene and it's pretty clear that something is not right. The lights are strange, like muffled, making everything muffled. Someone of you has an idea that can fix this? Thank you!
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Rendered image different than render preview [duplicate]

I am having this issue when everything looks good and ready to render the image, but once it is rendered the material is discolored. I changed the settings in the viewport shading. I unclicked the ...
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How can I produce uniform lighting without ambient occlusion in 2.8?

I tried researching all about ambient lighting in blender and all I found was that you should use ambient occlusion to accomplish this. However, I want to use the settings in AO for compositing in ...
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Fog suddenly snaps in during animation and greys out black areas

Not quite sure what is happening here so I wanted to ask, I have a scene with fog over a lake and while flying over the lake the fog suddenly snaps in and lights up the blacks, creating a quite nasty ...
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Spotlight Lighting Problem [closed]

I Was Finally Done With The Blender Animation Of Fox Searchlight Pictures 1995 Logo 1997 Style. But The Problem Is The Lights From The Spotlights Were Still There When The Flash From The Spotlight At ...
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How to make an object emit light that also iluminates other objects? [duplicate]

I have multiple problems. I wan the wing to emit light. But it doesn't iluminate the body at all. Also is there a way to make the colours visable when it emits light (or only make the parts that aren'...
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How do I create a Drag Strip Material?

So I´ve been trying for multiple hours now to create a drag strip material. But because im relatively unexperienced when it comes to complicated materials I was hoping maybe that someone here could ...
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Make light pass through plane in cycles

I'm doing a bit of archviz for a buddy's bathroom remodel, and I want the windows and reflective surfaces to show a background without it darkening the scene. I think in 2.79 you could set the object ...
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Is it possible to render as it is displayed in Material Preview?

I am trying to render an image. When I am in Material preview, it displays the objects in the scene without any lighting or shadows. All that can be seen is the texture. When I render it however, what ...
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Smooth Shading on Cube looks weird

I am not that good with blender and I noticed whenever I create a cube and enable smooth shading, I get some very weird results. As you can see, some very weird results appear. The lighting of the ...
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Weird gray reflection on the liquid

I'm relatively new to 3D modelling, I'm doing the BlenderGuru's Donut tutorial, I had to mess around with render properties, typically with the light paths' max bounces amount and the transmission, ...
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Which mode should i trust for lighting?

I want to export my objects to unity, but in blender I`m using Eevee engine. However the light in rendered more and material preview mode is completely different, which impacts the colors of objects. ...
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Sunlamp inside of a Cave

So I'm working on a scene where I need to light a city inside a cave with four sunlamps, except when I add the cave box the light gets stopped by the cave. How can I stop that from happening?
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How to light an object consistently? Like a matcap

I’m attempting to make a turntable animation of a toy-like object. The video will have a transparent background. I’ve tried studio lighting set up, but without great result. I am looking for a ...
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how to achieve a good and clean render in blender?

hello everyone it's my first time posting a subject in the Blender community. i have to notice that i never used Blender except for modeling objects because i'm an indie game developer and the engine ...
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What is the meaning of the strength of the sun lamp?

all other lamp types in blender uses a physical unit to define strength but the sun lamp has a unit less strength value.So what is the unit of the sun lamp strength if it has or if it is relative what ...
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Flat surface not being shaded consistently across quads

I've been working on a mesh and realised that part of it is not being shaded consistently across the borders of each quad. I've isolated the section into its own blend file and cannot figure out what'...
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Blocky artifact in EEVEE Render

I am getting this weird block shaped artifact in all of my EEVEE renders, I've tried toying with all the settings, sample size, shadow cascade etc.. The only time it goes away if I have no lights in ...
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Indirect lighting makes all objects looks like silver

I was following this tutorial Create a Modern Bedroom in Blender in 35 Minutes. And all was going great until at some point he did something behind scenes and his looks good and mine looks like in the ...
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OSL: HalfVector Question

EDIT: I pasted a copy of the code for convenience. I have a question about the halfway vector between the camera and light vectors giving odd results in my shader. I included screenshots of my OSL ...
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How to calculate illuminated surface area (not whole) of a mesh that has light shining on it?

I want to represent a 3D mesh object which is cylindrical and has pores of different sizes on/in it. One or more lamps are shining on it. What I want to find out is the surface area that is ...
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How to do the “light up the wireframe effect”

I want to make an effect similar to the one seen in this music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrZC1Jcv0dw I want an object to be completely black and then animate it's wireframe lighting up. ...
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Lighting Keyframes Not Saving

Recently I've had an issue with my light in a scene. Basically, I have a point light that is parented to my character so that it follows the character around. I have set the emission strength to 0 at ...
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IES lights in Blender 2.82

Since Blender 2.8 there is the built-in feature to use IES-files for realistic lighting. In 2.80 you could just select a point light source, click on "Use Nodes" and add an IES-texture node in the ...
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Baked indirect lighting from emission not showing in viewport (Eevee)

Newish user here and appreciate any help I can get. I'm running into an issue where I can't seem to get my baked indirect lighting to show up in my viewport or render in Eevee. After baking, the ...
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How can I light an object for a turntable animation?

I need to make a turntable animation for an object, but I am not sure how to light it to get a consistent light all around? What is the best way to approach this?
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Blender Eevee reflection plane gives warped reflection

I want my ground to have a nice reflection, but the reflection plane is acting very strangely (See photo below). What's also weird is that the reflection plane works for most of the scene. When I add ...
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How do I render with the viewport lighting? [duplicate]

Blender noob here. I'm trying to make some renders, but when I do the render looks really dark. I can add lights, but that's not what I want. I just want the render to look like it does in the ...
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Blender 2.82 - Lighting glitching out during render?

this is my first time doing this because I can't seem to find the answer anywhere. Basically, I'm trying to make a scene with the freestyle mode on it. I also made the colour shade on the model look ...
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Shadow Incorrect at Bottom of Edge

In the images below, I have a cube that is sticking up about two thirds through a plane. But, despite the fact that the cube is not hovering over the plane, the shadow seems to indicate otherwise. How ...
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How can I get my EEVEE render to match my viewport lighting?

In my animation I have a large rectangular object hidden behind a set of panels that I have keyframed to shift positions. In my viewport the rectangle appears to be affecting the face of these panels ...
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Need help troubleshooting a lighting change in EEVEE from an unknown source

I have an animation that I'm working on and mid scene there is a lighting change that happens which brightens the scene. I think it is the sun lamp that I have in the scene because when I disable it ...
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how can I control undewater sunbeams in Blender Cycles?

I'm trying to make an underwater render in Cycles and I was wondering if there's a way to control the sun rays, like the position, direction and quantity without affecting the overall lighting too ...
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i'm having a lighting bug problem [duplicate]

I was working on a model and this started happening to it I don't know how to fix it Thanks Nano
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I can't seem to figure out how to get this lighting to work with this model (images and .blend provided)

The Situation: Hello, I'm new to using Blender. I picked it up to help me composite shots for some video projects, and my current one uses this model I picked up from sketchfab. I'm using the .gITF ...
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Is there a way i could speed up my work?

I'm macbook pro 18 user and complete beginner. I thought my computer can handle Blender 2.82 but I couldn't even add materials on my project. On view mode eevee works fine but on cycles it just stop ...
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Why is my Cycles scene so bright even with no lights?

Apparently cycles has some kind of built insane glow that causes everything to be brightly lit in a scene even with no lights at all and all light sources removed. How do I turn this insanity off? I ...
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How to rotate a spotlight using script?

I have been starting to use blender , avoiding the GUI almost entirely and doing only scripting. To do the lighting I have been using: ...
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What Could I Do To Improve This Scene [closed]

I was Hoping to get some critisism
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Blender Eevee lighting Rendering - Flashes of light in animation

I am experiencing a strange lighting effect with my last 2 rendered video animations in Blender. The only thing I think my last to video animations had in common is the presence of more than one ...
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How do I set up a light probe for an EEVEE animation?

I have a long road and a rocket car I want to animate in EEVEE. The rocket would light up the road and the rear of the vehicle. I add a light probe and scaled it to the entire road. Bake, render, no ...
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How to make a permanent spot of light in a characters eyes?

At the moment, my character's eyes look lifeless and for the way, I made them, a spot of light in the eye usually fixes it. I'm wondering if there is a way to permanently make a spot of light in the ...
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I am setting up three point light system and looks like noise is glitched

Currently when I change back to Cycles engine it looks fine but in EEVEE engine it shows up like this
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How to achieve dynamic lightning for day/night earth planet

I cant get dynamic lightning. I have used drivers to set up this, however, once I add the night texture it still shows on parts that I have lights. Here is my node setup: I have been following ...
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Glow effect of Gold

I'd like to make a golden crown in 2.8 Blender which flies on top of a logo, as soon as it settles on the final position looks glowing or shining. It's supposed to look like the color of the gold ...
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Viewport Lighting is different from Render

4I was wondering if someone could help out with the lighting difficulties im getting. I have a spot light with an orange colour bouncing off the side of the wall and im trying to get the same look as ...
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How to get HDRI Environmental Maps to light a scene? [duplicate]

I'm using HDRI's in Blender 2.8 (cycles) and I don't understand how these are supposed to work to create realistic environmental light. The BLUE in the "Sky" shots is casting so much BLUE that my ...
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How can I make my render looks like the one in viewport shading where I have scene light and world on?

In my viewport shading I have scene lighting and scene world on, it looks great but when I render it out, it looks so dark like the scenes doesn't apply to the render. Is there any way to make the ...
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Clip Start and Clip end not showing in blender 2.81 for sun light

I am doing lighting in eevee by watching a tutorial. So in tutorial it shows that clip start and clip end for shadows in object data properties but mine is not showing. If there is any other way to do ...
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How can i remove the white dots

I dont know how to remove these white dots. I already tried to make the lamp bigger. More samples does not work aswell. I dont know what can I do?

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