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Should I use Reflection Cubemaps in Eevee (to achieve realistic lighting)?

Should I use Reflection Cubemaps in Eevee? I've seen a lot of tutorials about achieving realistic lighting in Eevee using Reflection Cubemaps and Irradiance Volumes. However, in the Blender manual it ...
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Realistic Interior Lighting In Blender 2.8

I'm trying to make realistic interiors like this: or this: with soft lighting and a lot of bounce/indirect light. Any lighting techniques that would help make renders look like these renders? ...
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Realistic Car Headlights

I was trying to create some realistic lighting for a car render and I am having a bad time creating the volumetrics for the headlights. Some of the renders looked very noisy and in general really ...
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I'm getting into blender. I have some quick questions

So I'm thinking about getting into blender, especially since the new release that makes things easier for newcomers just came out. Now I just saw the video "The Secret Ingredient to Photorealism" and ...
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from photo to 3d image

my question is, can you take a single photo en convert it to grayscale relief or 3d? for example i have a photo off my kids and i want to create a file so i can get a sort of 3d effect that i can ...
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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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How to 3d scan images in blender

I want to know how can real world objects can be 3d scanned in blender so that we can use it in blender. Please tell all steps of doing that and also the time required in doing so.
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Shrinkwrap an image to a cylindrical / slightly conical object with minimal distortion

I have some five gallon buckets of various different dimensions and artwork for a label that would go on them. I'm trying to figure out how I can show the label applied to a bucket accurately. The ...
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Painted wood on surface

Is there a way to make a painted material from the picture below? All answers are welcome. I know it. So, the image texture for the base colour is using a ColorRamp node, linked into a Principled ...
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Fabric material (coloured)

Does anyone know an idea to accomplish this from the picture? (source: emancipath by Zeitguised)
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Recreating the background for retouched photographs

I removed a person from some photographs. How can I use blender to re-add the background and body parts of other people behind the missing person? If you guys have any suggestions on how I could do ...
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Cycles material for VR + photo-realism

Is there a way to export materials applied to a mesh in cycles, to any game engine? I tried using Unity, despite the accurate color allotment, the render appears to be much cartoonistic. Is there any ...
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Creating Particles on a surface

im making a star wars short movie and i wanted to do a tie fighter fly-by in the mountains , and i relized i had to add smoke or particles as he passes , because the tie fighter is very close to the ...
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How do I create a riggable muscle and skin structure for a model I plan to animate?

So I'm kinda new to Blender. I know the basics, and am currently working on a model, but I'm unsure about how to go about the muscle rigging. I know there's other softwares that have settings for ...
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Is there a way to make slight imperfections on a model?

Im using blender to create jewellery, as you know jewellery is finished with a high polish so that the surfaces are almost mirror like, this is easy in blender but in the jewellery trade nothing is ...
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Where I can see realistic indexes of reflection for metal\specular reflections\roughness, etc?

For different materials like wood, paper, skin, etc?
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How to add a 3d object to an image

How would I add a 3d cube to the counter marked in the picture below and have shadows? Example Picture - https://imgur.com/a/CsezXCC
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Retouching Photoscanned Models

I've just started photoscanning some objects with Meshroom and I imported them in Blender. Because some objects have more complex shapes, the software has some minor issues and some bumps and dents ...
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How can I make this light more realistic?

I need to know how to make this lighting more realistic. I'm using three objects for the light, the uppermost object having an emission node turned way up. This obviously does not look realistic.
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Cycles: realistic light refraction for glass lenses

I found this image somewhere on the Internet: It was made with Cinema 4D and some special renderer. I decided to try create somethings similar using our favourite Blender and Cycles. To achieve a ...
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Tabletop Live Edge Sculpting issue [duplicate]

I've tried to create something like this: I made frame and simple box on top of the frame but had a problem of creating natural wooden edges with sculpting but run into this: Can somebody show how ...
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How can I achieve more realism in this given scene? [closed]

I've been working on this project in Cycles for quite some time now and it's probably my first project I created and rendered in blender (besides creating some simple shapes before but not rendering ...
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How to get realistic coloring on quick smoke/fire in blender?

I'm relatively new to blender simulations and have been working with quick smoke and fire. Try as I might I can not get the color of the fire right, and have found no videos/tutorials explaining this. ...
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How can I add a realistic metallic texture to this node setup?

So here is my node setup for a model i want to animate. Ive added a diffuse,bump, and specular map already but i have one last metallic texture i want to add but there are no tutorials online to help ...
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mach/shock diamonds in blender

I'm working on a jet in blender. While thinking about the final scene, I wondered if there was a way to create schock diamonds(also known as Mach diamonds, Mach disks, Mach rings, donut tails or ...
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Spray paint gas simulation

How would you simulate the paint sprayed by a spraypaint can? It should be animated as hitting a wall covered by a stencil, so it must have some kind of gas-dispersion effect when it collides against ...
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Cycles Realistic Lighting & Emission material

I've been reading a bit on realistic lighting in Blender and was introduced to realistic physical light values, as well as color management through Filmic Blender and the Exposure slider. This ...
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How to set up a realistic dry grass (hay) shader?

So this is the node setup: I have been following the Grass Field tutorial by Gleb Alexandrov, found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eshOzshjt90 . But I cant get the grass to look straw yellow ...
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Deform Mesh Subtly, randomly across many Objects

There are lots of good Q/A on the Blender Stack exchange about this stuff, but none of it has so far informed my decisions on the best way to do this, so apologies for any redundancy (I did look ...
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How to start modeling a van (the inside frame)?

I'm new to Blender, and have a specific request... Something I'm struggling with in Blender. I'm first, sorry for my grammar, english is not my native language ! I hope you'll understand everything ! ...
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How to make physically accurate silver in Cycles?

I need extremely accurate representation of real world silver in my curren project. We can approximate "close enought" in cycles, but this time i need it to be accurate. Other commercial rendering ...
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Creating Realistic Close up Sand Material

I am trying to create a scene of a close up realistic sand. Here are a couple of photos I found online of real sand, and I would like to create similar result in Blender. http://flashwallpapers.com/...
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How to control the flow direction and fluid level?

As you can see here, I intend to make a waterfall which is more or less has been successful. However, Once i start playing the animation the water keeps filling up till the bounds of the domain. I ...
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help with procedural wispy / pulled apart cotton-like material

I'm having a little trouble creating a material similar to the fabric part in the following pictures: This is what my node tree is currently looking like: Here's what my rendering is currently ...
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Realism mistakes/tips/tricks/ for modelling/texturing realistic low poly terrains

I saw a guy who made terrains like this - Also this - and also rocky one like this - It was quite amazing to see the realism of these one, So, I started in scratch from blender, thought ...
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Which render engine should I use for export to Unity

I am new at blender and want to make realistic models, animations for Unity but could`not figure out which render engine should I work on blender.
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How to make a patchy cloud layer?

I want to make a cloud layer like shown in this image (where parts of it are empty patches). I tried doing this by applying a volume scatter shader to a cube and then controlling the density with a ...
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How to Closely fake PBR in non-PBR using blender? [duplicate]

I'm using blender since few months. I've been seriously impressed with Blender. I want to achieve realism. But unfortunately, my game engine doesn't support PBR. It works on OpenGL 2, gltf. So, I'm ...
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Using realistic materials in a Game Engine

I'm using Blender to create a game level for my Game. But the Problem is that My game Engine doesn't support PBR, also, it doesn't support import in Cycles mode. I'm using Godot Engine 2.1.4. ...
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How to make a sky-to-ground view shader?

So, I have a scene with a cube which I have modified into a group of clouds and a plane which I intend to be the ground. The camera is placed such that I can see the ground through the scattered ...
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Workflow for modeling assets like this (picture included)

I've been modeling in Blender for about a year now, and I am modeling for games and use Unity to put the games together. Now, I know Blender pretty well but I lack knowledge about specific techniques ...
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Light emitted through a translucent plastic material [duplicate]

I often see hallway lights or street signs made from translucent plastic shapes inside of which is a light. The light doesn't spread through the thicker parts of the plastic, and some angles are ...
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How should I create a realistic landscape based on a real place?

I'm making a short film about a flying carpet, and the background plate for the green screen needs to be CG. I have this model based off terrain data of the actual location taken from Open Street Map:...
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How to create a semi transparent plastic shader?

I'd like to create a semi transparent plastic cycles material to match the material from this reference: My current node setup First rendering Any suggestion or help on that topic, what's ...
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How to create photo-realistic complex plastic material in Cycles?

I want to create a plastic material with proper bump and reflection. Something similar to the first image. For bump I used Voronoi texture, but I am having trouble adding small silver dots. And I am ...
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Project a photo onto a surface

(This question is coming from geospatial background and not a 3D modeling background, so I may have some terms mixed up) I am using the BlenderGIS add-in ( https://github.com/domlysz/BlenderGIS ) to ...
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Gummy Bear and Gummy Worm materials

i tried to make realistic material of gummy (jelly ?) but somehow it doesn't look real as i want, I research all over forums and google, like material of Doki on the forums (https://blenderartists.org/...
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How to reduce noise in really dark scene

So I've been working on this one scene for a while now and I just can't get the look that I want. It is supposed to be a bar and therefore pretty dark. For some reason, nothing I do seems to reduce ...
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Cycles and nodes, trying to use Diffuse BSDF as color source for Glossy/Subsurf Scattering BSDFs.. not working

I am trying to achieve a photo-realistic splash of liquid akin to orange juice and have tried my hand at it, and referred to a quick tutorial (node setup photo, actually) for how to setup the nodes ...
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Photorealistic grass

I've started working with Blender a month ago, so have very little if any understanding of it... Currently I'm working on a grass for my forest project. Down below will be link to the final render of ...