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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Light calculation issue

So I have tried so many things to get this blender denoiser to work properly on this image but I can't seem to figure it out. I am almost finished with this image but no matter how much I increase the ...
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Why is only one character being influenced by light [duplicate]

I have two characters in my scene. They both have a skin texture. However, only one seems to want to have light reflected off of it. This is being rendered in EEVEE btw. Here are the nodes for each, ...
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Regarding “pixelated” surface

I have recently started using Blender after learning a lot of cool stuff in Andrew's Donut Tutorial. I am currently in trying to make my first project without following a specific tutorial. The ...
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Can light affect specific objects only? [duplicate]

In C4D I can control which objects to affect with a light, in the image below only the main object is affected by the light source, the background and other objects are not affected. But I haven't ...
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Shine Through Texture [duplicate]

In Blender, I was wondering how to make an effect that is usually seen when the light shines through a material giving it a glow effect. Examples are: • When you hold an empty plastic bottle to the ...
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Why don't I see light reflected off a mirror in Cycles?

I want to render mirror balls. In the real world you would hit each mirror ball with a spot light. To test if this would work in Cycles, I made a mirror ball and hit it with two spot lights (shown ...
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Exclude object from EEVEE Cubemap probe effect

Hi is there any way to prevent an object from reflecting a probe in EEVEE? In cycles the reflection looks like this: However when using a probe in eevee the black glossy top part (a different object)...
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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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The deleting of bake indirect lights cache doesn't work

So here's the problem, I made a scene and I just try the bake indirect lights function, after baking, the effect of the image below is completely wrong. I chose to delete lighting cache. But the ...
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Noisy image from fog/mist compositor?

I have an issue that I did not realise until it was too late. My rendered has too much noise created from I think the fog glow/mist_z/sun-ray compositor additions. How can I reduce the noise and ...
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How to model into a 2d image?

Ive been trying to figure out how one would start doing something like this If you didnt have a 3d scan of the model to work around, but only a 2d image of the person, how would you estimate ...
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Can anyone help me to set lights on my scene?

I am done my project with modeling and texturing.In this case this is Marantz Vintage amplifer, but problem is that because I don't have idea how I can set light on scene to look like commercial photo ...
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How to do flame reflection on a wall?

How can I light up this wall as if reflections from a fire? sort of a dancing light on the wall? I tried with an emission surface with a wave texture and colour ramp. but it doesn't seem to work. Any ...
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Only edges of a grass field are lit

I am trying to make a simple field of grass using a particle system. I am happy with the grass, but the lighting causes trouble. If I add a sun light, it seems like only the edges are illuminated: I'...
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moon light effect in cycles are not working?

im using cycles and following cgmatters tutorial and the transition is weird help