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Is it possible to change reflection direction?

Completely new Blender user here. I'm part of a work training program and am just beginning to learn how to use Blender. As a personal goal I am trying to cobble together a Companion Cube from Portal ...
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how to disable world light source

I am new in blender. I made a scene whose lightning effect is perfect every object is clearly visible when the world background is removed. but when I change the world color to white it effects the ...
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2.8 Ambient Occlusion of World Background

I have an animation imported from Mixamo. In 2.79 I could not make the background transparent in animation only on single images. So I used a green screen for the world background. In there it was ...
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the 3d manipulator does't show when I select objects in rendered mode

I would like to be able to change the light in rendered view as in this video: youtube.com/watch?v=6ICf9MgGt1Y. However, I'm using blender 2.79 b and when I switch from solid/textured to rendered view,...
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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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Changing the specular exponent of Principled BSDF with texture when exporting to Wavefront (.obj)

I'm making models in Blender in order to export them to Wavefront format. I'm using an image texture connected to the base color of a principled BSDF, and that principled BSDF is connected to the ...
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Adjust Background Transparency after Motion Tracking

I have done some motion tracking with some footage I imported and used the 'Set as Background' option so I can see this footage through the camera view. I now want to work on compositing a 3D model ...
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Beginner needs help with texture and lighting

First of all I’m a newbie to 3D software and I decided to use blender since I read somewhere that blender got a new update which improved the UI, plus it was free. My question is, I was following this ...
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What is the best way to create 2D Mockups from 3D models?

how are you ? I currently model 3D objects and then use rendered images to create 2D mockups for applying photos and product arts using Photoshop (by another team, which I'm not part of, my part is ...
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Blender 2.8 is not updating point light intensity as per IES file. How to simulate light intensity exactly as specified in IES file?

I create a point light first and then use IES file as texture as shown in tutorial videos. But looks like the light intensity (Power or strenght) remains unchanged by IES file. Shouldn't the IES file ...
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Understanding light power values

On Blender 2.80, lights (other than the sun) have various options for their strength. By default there is Power, measured in Watts, and a color option. If you enable "Use Nodes" you also get a generic ...
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Blender 2.8 Lighting not rendering properly

I have an issue with the lighting/rendering in blender 2.8 cycles, in both the viewport and the render modes. It was working properly a couple of days ago but whilst trying to use it today I can't ...
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Eevee render cuts off back drop

I know it has something to do with screen space refraction but I cant find it with a few google searches. Behind this window is a png backdrop with alpha mask and a plane with an emission shader. ...
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Bake lighting artifacts Eevee

Been having this problem in multiple scenes and trying to figure out what causes it. When I try to bake the lighting in Eevee, I get these strange patterns showing up, wonder if anyone would happen to ...
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Whats wrong with my “snowglobe” object and/or lighting?

I've been messing with shaders and render options all day and trying to figure out how to get the objects within my "orb" object to display correctly in my render, but for some reason the viewport ...
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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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I am having lots of trouble trying to get light to shine through a window

I cannot figure out why the light won't shine through the window in my .blend file (linked here). I've made the glass transparent using the BDSF Transparent Shader. On top of this, all materials are ...
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My first Cycles to Eevee render looks wrong. Tried many things to improve.. failed!

Good Day Peoples.. :) I am having trouble with eevee. the cycles end result was pretty good. Lighting wise. But eevee looks rubbish and I understand that eevee is not Ray Tracing and uses the same ...
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I can't find the HDRI that i need

I want to light my scene with a HDRI but I can't find the one that I want. I need a uniform white light for an presentation image. I just want to show my model as it really looks. I found one but it ...
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Spotlight's radius doesn't work in eevee 2.8(official release)

I am following a tutorial and i am setting up the lighting. I want to hide the spotlights inside my lamps and torch so that it seems more realistic. The thing is that no matter how big the radius is, ...
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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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Configuring an object to ignore one light source

I would like to configure an object to ignore one particular light source (sun) in Cycles - to receive no light from the sun. Is this possible? I've looked online, but most posts I found were either 5+...
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Blender Eevee Mesh Light Visibility to Light Probes

I have some mesh lights I'd like to bake into my light probe set up in eevee. I want to bake in their lighting, but I don't want the mesh lights to be visible in the final render. Is this possible?
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Compositing video footage into a 3d scene?

I am trying to composite some footage of a person that has been chroma keyed into a scene of a dark room with flickering lights. My problem is that I don't even know how I would get close to making it ...
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What are the settings for rendering a diamond? [duplicate]

Are there any full explanations with illustrations for how to render diamonds in blender that are current for 2.8 or 2.79?
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2.8 - Texture baking, how to get a homogeneous/diffuse lighting setup?

What makes a good lighting setup for (base-color) texture baking? I'm trying to bake a base-color texture that comes out of the principles shader. The input maps are base-color. roughness, metallic ...
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Lighting Issues when converting to DAE files

I am having some issues where when I export a file from a blender file to a Collada DAE file there will be random light spots, random dark spots and random blue spots in the model. Does anyone know ...
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Editing small scenes/make small scenes bigger while retaining lighting

A little backstory (question is in bold below). So I know that the lighting of a scene is different depending on what size blender considers your objects to be. So if I created scene and then scaled ...
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How do I disable the coloured lighting in the viewport in 2.8? [duplicate]

When shaded in Look Dev mode, there's a kind of coloured lighting so the darker faces are yellow and the lighter faces are blue. Is there a way of disabling this so the shading is more greyscale like ...
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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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Was i misinformed?. GPU vs. CPU rendering

I was told that my AMD RX580 should be compatible with cycles render. But when i choose cycles and then GPU it becomes grey'ed out, If it's not compatible i need to definitely stay way from cycles ...
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Why do the two identical sides of this model reflect light differently?

I've modeled a alien coin, and I added some animation to it. The result has shown me that one side (The one it flips to) reflects light in a much nicer way way than the other side (The one it starts ...
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Light path node and Emission

I was hoping, is there a way to remove the reflection of the emitting material on the table and still retain the energy from the emission? Thanks in advance...
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Need help with lighting and materials for lithophane

so I’ve been trying to replicate some 3D printed lithophanes I’ve made in blender. The problem is I’m not that good at lighting and shader nodes and haven’t had too much success in getting the results ...
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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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Help with achieving the “Opposition Effect” in cycles

I'm trying to simulate this effect in cycles with materials This phenomena is called "Opposition Surge/effect", and is a result of the phase angle between a light source (sun) and the observer ...
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Spotting in a lightbulb render [duplicate]

I keep getting spotting in my render preview on a lightbulb I'm making, it doesn't seem to be anything to do with my hardware as I've rendered far more complex scenes than this more of something I'm ...
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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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Artifacts on cycles render [duplicate]

I got this weird box artifacts on my model: I thought it was the normal map, so I removed it. But it's still there: How can I get rid of it?
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Lighting requires extreme values (Blender 2.8)

I recently started learning Blender and been following one of Blenderguru's tutorials on lighting (found here) but for some reason my lights, using the exact same scene, requires extreme values to ...
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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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Glass Slab material with green side

This is what I'm referring to. Just like Fresnel, at an angle, the green on the side gets darker. As seen in the glass slab in this image.
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Use a HDRI just for lighting and change the background color

I want to use a hdri just for the light and i want to change the color of the background in white.How can I do that ?
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Is it possible to edit the size of a Sun lamp in Blender 2.8

I've noticed upon switching the lamp types in the new release candidate for Blender 2.8, that the size property for the Sun type is missing. Is that feature removed?
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How to eliminate shadows from translucent material on edge of frame?

Been having a hard time getting rid of this grey shading at the edge of the translucent surface. What I'm using: I'm using a principled BSDF shader, transmission of 1, roughness of 0, opaque blend ...
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Is it possible to use a video for image-based lighting?

When I discovered the use of HDRI to light a scene in Blender, I was blown away by the difference it made to my scenes. What I'd like to know is whether it is possible to use a video to light a scene ...
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Volume emission not working in blender 2.8 eevee

I got this fire shader a while back. from what I can remember it worked in eevee but now it doesn't. also a normal emission shader in the volume is not working either. any suggestions?
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How to create basic lighting for presentation images

I just finished my 3d model and I want to sell it. I want to light my scene to make the presentation images. What I want to say, is better to use a HDRI or lamps for this kind of renders? (...
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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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Blender - HDR makes objects too bright

I started to use blender 3 weeks ago and I am currently trying to do an outdoor scene. I wanted to use an hdr image fot lighting, as blender guru does -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI_FMa-8w50&...