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why in the shadow menu I only have a bias

![limited menu] When I click on my light then on shadow menu there is only have a bias. I am currently running blender 2.8 on windows 10 64 bit. Thank you in advance for all your help.
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Cycles render is too bright

I cannot seem to create a night time effect in a simple scene. Evee renders the scene as too dark and no matter what I do Cycles render is too bright. I have tried: 1) Disable all lights 2) Zero ...
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In Blender 2.8, how do I light an EEVEE scene with an HDR?

Blender 2.8 supports the same world node setup that Cycles does. This correctly puts the HDR image in the world background. But EEVEE doesn't light the scene properly. Everything looks flat and ...
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Game character has weird geometry / lighting when imported, also how do I achieve a more realistic look

I downloaded models from the game "Dragon Ball FighterZ" and the models have this weird thing going on around their mouths. I'm not quite sure whether this is because of Blender Cycles or there's an ...
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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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Can I only Render light that psses through an object?

In the image below I would like only the light that passes through the sphere, in this case the bright dot in the center, to be visible. Is there a way to set this up in cycles? Thanks, Tyler
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Why is Eevee HDRI lighting much darker than Cycles?

I'm noticing a drastic lighting difference in the viewport when using an HDRI image and switching from Eevee Render to Cycles Render. Screenshot examples attached. (1st is Cycles, 2nd is Eevee, 3rd is ...
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Look through 2 different cameras in 2 different viewport?

I want one viewport viewing through one camera and another viewport viewing my scene through another camera. How can I do that? Right now Blender will switch both viewports to active cameras. I need ...
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light bleed on objects in eevee render engine on Blender 2.81a

in 2.80 there is an exponent and bleed bias slider on the shadow option on lights to get around the light bleed, but in 2.81a there isn't/missing and I'm having trouble on how to avoid/fix lights ...
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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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Creating a emission plane and hiding it in Blender 2.81

How do I create emission material and then hide the plane that emits the light in Blender 2.81?
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How to recreate the lighting of a reference illustration, with low sun and pink shades on the mountains

I am fairly new to blender and am wanting to create this particular lighting. I can do the background in illustrator so it's just the pinky kinda light I'm having trouble with.
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Objects appear lit even if there is no light source

I'm working on a render and every time I render it as an image, using cycles, it's all lit up (which I don't want). As you can see in the screenshot, the image is bright even without light sources! ...
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Can an HDR movie from a 360 camera light a scene?

Lighting a scene with an HDR background is pretty well documented. But some 360 cameras can also shoot HDR movies. Is it possible to import a HDR movie into the background of a Cycles or Eevee scene ...
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Can anyone give me some tips on Lighting in Cycles?

I am using the Cycles render engine. I love the ability to use my GPU for rendering, and I have achieved some nice results texture-wise, but I am having a hard time with lighting. One problem in ...
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Where is Environmental Lighting in 2.8?

I took a break from Blender for a year or two, and now, after updating to 2.8, I can no longer find the Environmental Lighting setting that was in the World tab. Has this been removed, or displaced, ...
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Rotating / positioning lighting

Total noob here, I am searching the whole internet looking for how to rotate a lamp. I see several youtube videos showing it being done and saying "rotate lamp ..." How do you rotate a lamp? I can'...
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my question is about render and texture

I'm using blender 2.79 and my final render comes out as pixels and texture is not very sharp at all. Render Preset settings are as required, motion blur, node editor, color balance is not very bright ...
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Rendering only the light and reflection of an entire scene

I'm working on a project for someone, and I want to be able to export a layer of just the lighting and the reflection of the lighting off of the glass in the background and off of the other various ...
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How to get out of HDRI mode?

I realise this is a noob question, but while selecting materials for my objects I accidentally hotkeyed into this HDRI mode (I think). I just want to (pre)render with a regular light but I don't know ...
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No way to light a scene with selective lighting without using layers?

I am slowly switching to Blender from C4D, and so far, i am loving (specially the character animation part_ But I've been trying to find, for a very long time an easy way to light up a scene with ...
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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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Working with the surface emission

I have an object selected to [emission] but it only glows, not actually emitting light. The emission object is text and I want it to shine a light on an image behind it. But like I said the emission ...
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Possible to give a shadow a different material?

Hello. Let say that in a this image, i'd like all shadows to be rendered as an red emissive material, is this possible in render ? procedurally, witouth any modifiers, just by the shader editor ?
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Baking regular lights in eevee?

I just finished lighting a scene and was wondering if there was any options to bake the lighting? Not the indirect lighting but actual stuff like lamps,sun,point and spotlight lights I can't seem to ...
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Mesh emission strength to Area lamp strength

I've three emissive mesh planes in my scene which I'd like to convert to Area lamps. I've set my new Area lamps to use precisely the same size, location and strength as the planes were. But when I ...
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Weird shadows in arrayed floors in EEVEE

When sun light is at particular angle. These weird shadows appears between floors. how can i fix this? in cycle it doesn't happen.
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How to create a light source that casts shadows, but doesn't actually shine any light

I'm trying to create a "fake" shadow for my object because I don't like the natural shadow it makes from the lighting in my scene. I would like to create one light source that creates the shadow for ...
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Problem with lights in blender 2.81

I'm having some problems with a blender project, I'm trying to learn how to animate and I did this very simple barrel that falls: only problem is, I can't figure out why but there is way too many ...
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Eevee - Duplicated lights not appearing in render / Lights that once appeared are gone

A bit of desperate situation, I've got a pretty large night-time scene that I've been working on for the past 3 weeks. Recently I noticed that a light that I placed as the moon early on, is no longer ...
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Why is my cycles render generating these weird lighting glitches?

https://youtu.be/CcjH_KlFI3A Why is my rendering generating these weird flares and flashes? I watched it render this and it literally rendered each frame perfectly 100% and then somehow glitched out ...
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Can I adjust automatically lighting / colour leveling for all frames?

I would like to know how to adjust lighting and colour to match each frame level and do not know if this is possible in blender or if I will have to learn and use something like Open-ColourIO. If I ...
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object appears completely black in blender viewport 2.8

I have a creature I was sculpting in 2.8. I must have hit something because the object turned completely black in the solid view viewport. However, when I press alt z the object is shaded correctly ...
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Lamp casting only on its own collection

Back in the 2.7x days, I seem to recall a feature for "this layer only," leaving lamps and things only affecting the layer they were on. In 2.8x, of course, layers have been replaced with collections....
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In eevee, shadows are clipped by camera distance

As shown in the gif, the shadow in eevee is clipped by the camera distance. The same is true for F12 rendering. Where are the options to improve this issue?
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In eevee, the soft shadows of the sun have circular pattern artifacts

The angle value has been increased to get soft shadows with sun. As the rendering progresses, the shadows appear to spread smoothly, but soon there are circular pattern artifacts. This looks like a ...
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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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What would be the proper lighting technique for my scene [closed]

I have created a scene in which a spaceship is under gunnery fire from laser bolts. The ship is surrounded by an energy shield which glows when the laser bolts impact it. The bolts are a particle ...
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White highlights with grass particle system

I have these weird white highlights in this grass particle system that I can't figure out how to get rid of. Here is the .blend file if anyone wants to take a look, would be a big help thanks.
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Blender 2.8 - Lighting issues with cycles in viewport [duplicate]

I'm having issues with my scene not being properly lit in the 3d viewport when using rendered viewport shading. I'm using the cycles engine with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Has anyone ...
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Invisible / transparent source of light. How to turn on?

Something happened and the light source is no longer visible to me, how to make it visible again? Light falls, but the source is not visible. If you make an object and apply the emission shader - ...
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EEVEE Sun “Softer” Shadows

I was trying to incorporate a Red Suzanne in a camera mapped projected photo, but the softness of the shadows mismatch. In cycles maybe I can Increase the size of the sun and make it more softer but ...
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Blender 2.80 Cycles light wont render

Download Project - BlenderScene100.blend - Blender 2.80 I was playing around with blender 2.80 when I made the scene above, whenever I render lights just disappear, I can't show you what its supposed ...
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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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Lights inside a semi-transparent object

I'm trying to make a semi-opaque lamp for a designer. He wants the light sources inside the lamp and wants to be able to adjust how transparent the mesh is. When I place a lamp inside the object it ...
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A shadow in a world without light ? Can you crack this riddle?

I have a plane with shadow catcher enabled and there are no lights in the scene and no background lighting but there is still a shadow represented in my viewer ??? Just curious why that is .. Thank ...
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How to make better looking lights/lightbulbs

Just throwing an emission shader just yields a completely solid light, which i don't want. Throwing a glass-like shader on a bulb made around a light (via emission) basically just shows the light and ...
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Making a circular fade to transparent with nodes

So I have made my y axis of this plane 'fade' to transparent ... any idea how I can set up some nodes to make it start fading from the blue circle and then be fully transparent by the time it ...
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rendering volume the right way?

So I am rendering some abstracts and I have never really rendered a scene with volume and I am noticing how much noise it can create. I have searched around but can't seem to find a smooth setup for ...
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UV orientation affects shading

I would like to follow up on a previous question about UVs affecting shading in a weird way. I am in the process of exporting a scene to Unreal Engine 4 and stumble upon this issue as I baked the ...