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reflection is visible in cycles render but not in saved image

In my scene I have only two mesh objects: a reflections-only plane and an icosphere. The image renders as expected (pic 1). To be clear, this is not a viewport render. It's a cycles render of a single ...
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Trouble with reflections

I'm trying to get this sphere to: Use an image as a reflection (in this case, a sky .jpeg) reflect other objects too (I'm using Cycles and thought this was default behaviour) Be able to customise ...
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Cycles - glass distortions only (without the glass material visible)

I'm looking for a way in cycles to have the distortions of objects behind a glass material on a separate render layer from the glass material itself. So for example in the images that I uploaded you ...
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Reflection without refraction

If you use alpha to make an object transparent, specular reflections disappear with it. Glass is a complicated shader with refraction, I only want to make an object transparent where only the specular ...
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Why is my circle emitting light at a funny angle?

You can see from the reflection that the light coming from my 'sun' is not in line with the normal of the shape. Instead it comes off to the left at an angle? Any ideas why this might be? I have ...
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Is it normal to get massive cartoon holes like this in Eevee reflections?

Hi everyone, I'm playing around with Eevee's reflections for a project. The actual screen space reflections work fine and as expected, but I'm also getting these huge cartoon cutout holes through ...
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"Infinite" mirror corridor isn't infinite (Cycles)

I'm trying to make almost infinite room where walls, floor and ceiling are mirrors, but every next reflection is getting darker and darker, so I cannot reach effect near to infinity. I'm using a ...
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Giving materials something to reflect while still having transparent background?

I'm modelling 3D objects against transparent backgrounds, so I can render to 2D images (from different camera angles, or animated) and use in a game. So I want the background to be transparent. Yet I ...
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Light Reflection Problem in Eevee

I have rendered a scene both in Eevee and Cycles.. Render in Eevee is really bad and not showing any reflections of the lighting.. Settings in Eevee: Render Properties Screen Space Reflections on.. ...
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Reflecting Light From Glossy Material

I am trying to emulate the dichroic glass effect with the cycles. I can create the light passing through effect using the "is Shadow Ray," but I can't get the reflection without getting it ...
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Mirror-ish reflection on top face of liquid in glass cup model (Beginner)

I am making a Negroni glass and have changed the liquids base colour to an orange (#d0812e). However, the top face of the liquid remains this clear/mirror like colour. Even when putting a HDRI into ...
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Different color/image/video at lat itteration of two mirroring objects?

Currently when you use mirrors the last itteration, tends to be black when you put two mirrors accross each other, what I would actually like is that the end point had the same color as the surface of ...
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Weird flickering from video source as texture

My rendered animation has a weird flickering in it specifically from a video source used as texture and emission. It kind of looks like the first frame of the video is being rendered every few hundred ...
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Why wont the sunlight affect the mirror?

Why wont the sun light be visible over a mirror object in Cycles?
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Reflection from exported mirror doesn't work [duplicate]

I'm trying to export a mirror from blender but whenever I try any format, it's always exported with a white tint and there are no reflections. But in blender, it shows up properly. This is what is ...
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Why does my glass reflection turn black when I play animation?

Trying this new glass tutorial by polyfjord. Why does my glass animation suddenly turn all black when I am a couple of frames into the animation, does this has to do with my drivers??
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How do I remove this weird geometry from my lens

so here is the issue guys: is there any way I can remove that geometry effect from it, making it clear?
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Depth of Field issues with reflection plane in EEVEE

I've been searching and haven't been able to find an answer anywhere but I'm trying to figure out how to make the focal point of a glass object accurate when depth of field is enabled. I am trying to ...
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How to Make a Mirror that Bounces / Reflects Spot Light as a Projector Would?

Playing around and enjoying this method to simulate an image projection as a video projector would in Blender. Using this tutorial. I am now trying to see how it might be possible to simulate "...
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Compositing isn't working through reflection

I have my scene composited to shine like this: I have a reflection cubemap on a sphere, and a camera pointing right at it, to get a good view of the earth seen from an astronaut's helmet. I'm having ...
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Insides of glass is white

The reflections in some areas of my glass material is white. The environment is a dark room with a few point lights. There are no bright light sources or objects in the scene that would make such a ...
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Blender screen space reflection on mac

I use blender 3.1.2 on Mac and I wanted to make a sphere into a transparent object. To do that, they told me to go to Render Properties and click "screen space reflection" and select ...
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Problem reflection between the floor and the room

I don't understand why I have the red colour on the white wall. It seems to come from the floor, a red carpet. I would like to remove this colour and keep the wall white. Do you know how to do this? I ...
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Reflection problem

Guys I'm using blender so I want to create a mirror in it. I was turn on the screen space reflection in both render tab and material tab and reflection plane is also fit to plane object and also used ...
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How to get rid of black shadows in glass ring?

I'm making a glass ring in Blender and am running into a very persistent problem with very dark shadows inside the ring. I am working with the Cycles render engine, as in Eevee the glass just appears ...
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Why does the Shader to RGB node remove Screen Space Reflections?

Starting with 3.2, any material that includes a Shader to RGB node cannot have Screen Space Reflections, no matter if said node is connected to the shader that actually gives the reflections. This ...
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object transparent in render

an object in my scene (actually multiple) are all transparent in render. this is because of the transmission box i have unchecked in the object properties tab i have the box checked in order to not ...
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The Texture is gone in the rendering [duplicate]

I am very new to Blender. My texture/material is gone in the render result.
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How to Create Fire Reflection in Eevee?

I'm making a fireplace. The Eevee rendered image has no fire reflection when using a Principled Volume shader on both stainless steel and glass surface. I tried using a Reflection Cubemap to no avail.
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Layering with reflections and shadows

So I'm trying to figure out how to do a thing using layers, that can technically be done without, but might become necessary if I have a lot of complex geometry. I created a file and render to ...
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Blender reflects an HDRI that no longer exists in a project and ignores current ones

I am using Blender 3.2 and I have project that I started with 2.8 or 2.9 if that matters. I changed the HDRI map but no matter what, when roughness is low, it reflects that old HDRI, it even reflects ...
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How to change the way an object reflects the environment?

I would like to know if it is possible to adjust the way a mesh reflects the environment map. I have 2 meshes on my scene. One seems to reflect the environment correctly (it's an imported mesh), the ...
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Remove reflection

Hey Guys, Is there any way to mute the reflection in the cup? It makes it feel unreal.
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Blender Reflection Plane Subsurface Lighting? (3.0.1) (Eevee)

Hi, I'm trying to get these lamps to show their subsurface lighting in the reflections. How do I do this? I was also trying to get a mirror to reflect into the window reflections, however it just ...
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How do I reduce reflections from the background?

I have these blue reflections on the yellow surface. What is a good way to get rid of them? Yellow surface should still look "wet".
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How do I get rid of the black lines in my ground plane texture?

this is my current eevee render I just want my render to look like this one below Nodes for the ground plane: The Blender file: Blender file
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Light source reflection is just a circle

So here I have my scene. The point light in the lamp looks great except for in the reflection, as you can see. I've tried to disable different visibility check boxes in the properties menu but that ...
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Constraint controlled reflective mesh

Is there a way to use constraints such that a mesh with reflective material will be at the correct angle to reflect light from a point source to a target object? Or if not with constraints, is there a ...
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Faking acurate reflections with an environmet texture on a model with a normal map

So, I've tried making cubemap-like reflections on a model with an environment texture (the ones that come with blender for now). The sphere on the right has just the regular reflection from the ...
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Eevee Reflections Clipping at an Angle

In my current project, Eevee is clipping my reflections when at an angle. In this screenshot, the camera is pointing downward and the top of the red cube is being clipped. The cube's reflection can ...
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How do I add an emissions node to a material with a mixed shader?

I am making a scene where there are curtains behind a window and lights are supposed ot emit through the curtain and be seen through the window. The issue im having is that the glass is too reflective ...
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Transparency with a Mirror

I made my background transparent to add a different background to it, I got to get the windows to show the transparency background as shown here But in my mirror, it shows a black background on the ...
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remove reflection of light but keep surface reflective

I have a material in my scene that is reflective and it seems to be reflecting the source of the area light. I tried to find the ray visibility options but I'm using eevee so they aren't there. how ...
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Why is half of the smoke not showing in the reflection when I turn on "indirect only"?

I have a character that is emitting smoke and standing on a plane with glass shader. I want to render the plane with the reflections and the smoke separately. However, when I turn on "indirect ...
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Light emitting object from behind the camera not reflecting from another object EEVEE [duplicate]

As title says, I have a big cube serving as a room, image below: There is also a cube with a metallic texture that reflects the lights of the cube, image below: But as you can see in this image, the ...
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White dots in glass cup's reflection

When I make glass cup object, I notice there is alot of white dots on my glass cup's reflection like this (For your info, this is in render view mode) Since then, I try this tips https://www....
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How to only render reflections on surface and keep the background transparent?

I want to render a scene with a glossy object and a glossy floor plane and I want it to have a transparent background. I can do it without the reflections on the floor but when I try to add the ...
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how do I make seamless reflections on curved Geometry? (See picture)

How do I line up the reflections on this geometry so it is more seamless? As you can see in the picture it doesn't quite line up.
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How to achieve a retroreflector material in Eevee

A simple way to obtain a very good retroreflective material in Cycles is by connecting the Incoming output of the Geometry Node to the Normal input of Principled BSDF (ang raising the Metallic ...
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How do I reflect the movement of an armitage on the opposite side, without rotating the Mirror axis?

It really needs the pictures to explain but essentially I have 2 wings. 1 wing which has a Mirror modifier which reflects to the other side. I'm adding bones to the original wing in order to make a ...

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