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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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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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How to remove unwanted refraction (bent-straw illusion) from cycles material?

I am working on a render of Saturn as part of a scale model of the solar system, and have run into a problem with the transparency of the rings. I am using an alpha-mapped png image which seems to ...
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Distance of HDRi backgrounds

Almost 90% of the time I light my scenes with an HDRi background. Is there a way to control the virtual distance of the background image so I can control bokeh and blurriness of the image when using ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cycles rendering dim lighting

This has been going on for a while now but I just want to fix this. I have a nice bright scene in the viewport, but then when I render it, it looks way too dark. Here is the .blend https://drive....
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Is there a way to use the handy clay render button in 2.79. But exept elements from this?

I want to render a room in clay. But also want to use an emission object in the scene, to light the scene. Is there a quick way to do this? Besides giving all things a clay material and expecting ...
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Gray-scale lighting from world, color lighting from fire

I have a project I am working on, it's a short animation about someone who is suffering from shock after witnessing their village being slaughtered. And I thought that it would be a really interesting ...
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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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Can’t find light in scene/why is it so bright?

Ok I have a scene that used to be a darker/less yellow world lighting before I started adding some lights/emissive planes. I wanted to go back to the lighting I had before, so I changed the world ...
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How to soften HDR shadow

So, I have an HDR file that is lighting my scene (https://hdrihaven.com/hdri/?c=skies&h=yellow_field this one, to be specific), but it's casting rather sharp shadows onto my scene. This is ...
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Faking HDRi Reflections with an orthographic camera

Is it possible to fake perspective reflections of a HRDi in a scene with an orthographic camera? As reflection rays are parallel on flat surfaces, every face of a glossy object has a uniform color ...
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Lighting a room with true to life lamps

Ok, I know that this question must have been asked before, but I am having a hard time finding the right posts or finding an online tutorial which will help me get past this. Here goes: I am trying ...
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shape acquisition from structured light

I am working on 3D reconstruction using structured light technique. Can the hardware(consisting of camera,a projector) be simulated in blender to generate the light pattern and project it on the ...
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Cannot light portions of object with point light

I am setting up a simple scene with only a single object, a truck, and a point light. It seems that regardless of where I put the light, the hood (among other portions) of the truck won't be lit. Here'...
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Measure light on surface

I'm pretty new with blender, I'm looking for a tool similar to this one for vray for 3ds max: https://www.chaosgroup.com/blog/how-to-set-up-lighting-analysis-in-v-ray-next I aim to make the lighting ...
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Shadow isn't casted on object

I'm making an animation of Solar system and shadows of all planets are shown, except Saturns rings which have no shadows¸, although there's no light from the Sun coming to the certain parts of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Point lights, not reflecting on ocean?

I have an ocean at night and would like to put lights shining across the waves or on them etc, but all lights work fine except the "point" lights that I am trying to use. Why would only point lights ...
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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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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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Normalize light fall off

I want to 3D scan an object, take pictures, determine the camera positions (using f-spy) and then texture paint (in stencil mode) the textures onto the object. Of course, the images taken have ...
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Eevee - problem with lighting, mesh is darker in some places

I'm trying to set up a studio lighting scene for my objects renders but something weird is happening and I can't figure out why. I'm working with Eevee and looks like to top part of my mesh is lit ...
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Problem with disappearing shadow in Eevee

I have a problem with disappearing shadow in Eevee. When object (head) is moving the shadow behind it is disappearing like on the picture. I thought it's about the bloom but it's not. Any suggestions?
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Shading on model not correct

I can't seem to get the shading on this model correct. Model settings: Edge Split Subdivision surface- 3 subdivisions Of course smooth shading ON Model was based on circle with 120 vertices. My ...
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Shading Menu from 2.8 not available in 2.79

I was watching this video, and at 5:56 he opens a menu named shading (see image). I can't seem to find this menu. I'm using Blender 2.79 he is using 2.8. Is that the problem? If so where would the ...
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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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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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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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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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sun lamp is turning window white for some reason

I have an hdri and a sun lamp. I am not sure why the window is turning white? I have attatched a picture of the node set up of the window material.
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Shadows form hdri are harsh and noisy

Can anyone help me light this indoor scene? The shadows are so harsh or the noise is so much in every render. Can't get it to look good at all. I am just using an hdri and the oversized light bulb ...
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I have some weird shading issues

I'm kinda new in blender so I'm trying to improove by making some low poly characters. But as you can see, I've got some weird shading issues. I have no clue how to fix this. And before you suggest me ...
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Cycles Render vs Baked Texture… Not Even Close

i don't get this. so here's my object, in 'preview render' mode. you can see it is almost totally washed out with light. YET, when i bake the texture, i always get a muddy middle-toned colour all ...
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Is it possible to use SSAO in Eevee without world lighting?

I'd love to use SSAO in eevee to just add a little depth to my scene, but I've created a studio-esque lighting set up, and as such need to keep the world lighting dark, only lighting my scene with ...