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Questions tagged [rendering]

The action of turning a scene into an end product such as an image or movie. If your question is specific to one render engine, please use its respective tag (cycles, blender-internal, etc).

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Blender 2.79b Crashes High Sierra MacBook

I'll try to make this as short as possible, but it's gonna be long. Problem: Blender 2.79b crashes my early 2011 MacBook 15-inch running High Sierra during viewport rendering. Operating theater: 2.2 ...
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How come I can see the outline of objects through other objects when I turn on freestyle?

I turned on freestyle and can see the outline of meshes behind my main mesh. Why is this? I think I figured it out, the object was a plane. Is there anyway to get around this without redoing the ...
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Is there a way to save a material's preview?

Edit: I'm talking about the material tab preview, NOT the render preview. Here's an image of what it looks like on your screen. I think everyone can agree that it's ridiculous for this little image to ...
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EEVEE ignores light-emission outside of the camera frame

Screen Space Refraction = on Motion Blur = on Refraction = off (when I turned it on, the raytraced light dissapeared completely) All Materials are based on Principled BDSF All Materials are set to ...
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Why does my image turn pink when switching from Cycles to Blender Render? [duplicate]

Blender Render renders a lot quicker than Cycles on my Macbook Pro. Why can't I switch from Cycles to Blender Render? The image goes from the planet you see to just a pink mass.
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switching off all the emission & bounce light in Cycles

can anybody help me out in knowing how to switch off all the emission & bounce light in Cycles.
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Blender 2.8: Where can I find light energy/intensity in Cycles?

I'm a super blender noob. I'm a grand total of 2 days in, so forgive me if this is a stupid question, but I've looked online, and can't find an answer. Lamp intensity/energy seems to have been ...
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Background colour in cycles render turning pink

I'm trying to set the background to blue yet whatever I do it still comes out as pink. Any ideas how to fix this?
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VERY long renders. 3 mins a frame? [duplicate]

Im' using OSX 10.11 el capitan. I've followed tutorials such as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amT0st6zLwI to make renders ore efficient. I don't have a GPU yet. I'm using cycles render... On ...
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Preview render resets after rendering a few samples

When I enter the rendered shading mode in Cycles the preview render often gets stuck in an infinite loop: it renders a few samples, sometimes only 1, and then restarts from the beginning. I can't find ...
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Rendering depth map that is linear, aliased, normalized

I would like to export an image that looks like this directly from Blender: I have three requirements: The depth is linear, and also based on distance from the camera plane (not distance from the ...
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Strange Gradient [duplicate]

This is my first modeling try at a person, and I am still quite new to blender, but I was wondering if anyone knew why I get this gradient in my object? It seems to be along some of the edges. Even ...
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Low contrast in grease pencil rendering

I was using the 2D animation environment to do a simple b/w drawing and when I press f12 to export I get a really low contrast image. Anyone knows whats happening?
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Cycles render Blender 2.79b - Texture/Material being rendered solid black [duplicate]

EDIT: So after restarting my pc, and messing around with options I got the texture to show up but it was still broken ( as if it was deepfried ). I retried with a new project and started out with ...
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how i bake my node setup in cycles?

as you can see in the screenshots i want to bake the same result of the viewport as new baked texture,and the same goes for the other nodes beside it, but i dont see anyway to do it, i tried with ...
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particles are shown in viewport rendering but not in final rendering

my blender knowledge is only 2 months old. i have used eevee and cycle both but the results are same.created this grassy field with particles system which seems ok in viewport rendering -- but when i ...
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Why does a modelled object disappear in the camera view? [duplicate]

I have completed a 3d model of a school and I would like to get a shot of it from the road. However the school doesn't show up in the camera view. How do I fix this. I uploaded a Photo. The top ...
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How to get rid of red/orange pixels?

First, what causes the red/orange flecks and is there a way to get rid of them. Second, I made a fire shader hopefully shown below. A lot of first here: First model (glass bowl), first node editor ...
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Smoke renders, but not fire in 2.79 Cycles. However, both are fine in rendered viewport [duplicate]

I have a scene with a rocket launching, so obviously fire is pretty important. However, after setting up the shaders and simulation, I can't get the fire to render. Strangely, the smoke is still ...
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Rendering outputs a wrong image no matter what

I wanted to track a single point in a movie to overlay it with some sort of FX of a GUI. After some testing I finally managed to get to the point where I tracked the point, got the rendered UI stuff ...
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Why does Blender freeze when rendering with render layers?

So as the title say, Blender freezes at the last point of rendering when I render with render layers. I'm quite sure that there is some problem with settings but I can't get what. In principle I could ...
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How to render a large image in halves or thirds? [duplicate]

I am a newbie user, trying to create an image for use in a wall graphic. The final image size needs to be 55,000 px X 5,500 px. In blender I have a render set up and a compositing set up and it works ...
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Video Editing in blender 2.8 - FFmpeg renders nothing

I'm trying to edit a video sequence in 2.8, tried it in 2.79 aswell but same results. I'm importing a mp4 with audio attached to it and the only thing I'm trying to do is to cut it down and render. ...
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No color while rendering smoke

I'm just starting Blender and I have a problem with rendering smoke. I'm using blender 2.8. So while being in solid mode I can see animated colors, but once I switch to rendered mode it becomes grey. ...
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Any reason why “Render Image” won't render even the default cube? [duplicate]

Any reason why "Render Image" won't render even the default cube? I am using the 2.8 version and nothing seems to render.
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Colors contour from Python

I have several hundreds of objects in a scene. I want to distinguish between them using colors contour. The color is interpolated according to the size of the object. Is there any possible way to make ...
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Blender stuck in Cycles render

I am new to Blender. My model doesn't have subsurf modifier or any materials. In Blender Render my model renders properly, but in ...
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Blender 2.8 slow viewport animation render

I am using Blender 2.8 and I have very simple scene, doing a viewport render animation(Playblast) in Full 1920x1080 resulotion and it is very slow compared to maya playblast. I have i7 cpu with GTX ...
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Z-combine multiple openExr and render with passes [duplicate]

Lets say I rendered 2 different openexr images with some passes and now I want to z-combine them and save them as 1 openexr image with the same passes, how do I do that? I'm using cycles I tried the ...
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Geometry of one object changes (doesn't update) when I render the image

I have a problem, I'm finishing a project and suddenly I have a strange problem. Geometry in viewport looks like that: And in viewport preview render like that: But as I hit render, it changes a ...
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Strange artifacts on cycles render [duplicate]

Do you have any idea what is causing these artifacts on my cycles render? I'm using a sun light source to illuminate the scene. 128 samples. I've pasted a screenshot of the material that the ...
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Eevee hair particles are not rendered properly in the final render

I'm trying to create this bedroom scene using Eevee. As you can see in the image below, the carpet looked fine in the Eevee viewport, however, it looked very strange in the final render. Anyone knows ...
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Blender on Linux Dual-GPU not found (single works, though)

I'm just trying to set up my workstation for Blender and got caught by a weird problem: Installing just a single GPU (AMD Radeon RX Vega 64) in the machine works fine with Blender. The GPU shows ...
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Noise trap - Interior Scene with no glass materials [duplicate]

I want to get rid of the noise but I can't for the sake of god find out what is causing it. I am using an HDRI. I am not using glass materials. I blocked all the HDRI light with objects apart from 2 ...
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Artifacts in my rendering, due to my modeling?

I have modeled a typical church from my city and I don't get how my render reacts on some points: I don't understand why I have so whitish objects in rendering (those white pillars mainly don't look ...
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An object is in the rendered image and I cant find it to remove it

So I made an apartment(not finished) and I wanted to see how it looked and for a while now I saw that only when I render an image I see a floating object. Anyone knows how to delete this object? This ...
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Why does render resolution affect output quality?

The two images below are sections of the same image rendered at different resolutions. The blurry one to the left is rendered at 600x350 and then cropped to the section shown here. So there is no ...
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make an object exclude a light source in cycles

I have a spot light behind a treeline image to project the shadows.. but I don't want the spot light to affect the house or anything else.. I saw many posts saying that selective lighting is not ...
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Cycles (and maybe eevee) gpu scaling

It mostly seems like GPU scaling (both AMD and nvidia) is pretty linear in cycles,.. with a few exceptions: I have noticed that in many car scenes where reflections and transparencies are relevant, ...
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Render Environment removal [duplicate]

How do I render a scene with environmental reflections but without environment(HDR in this case) rendering itself ? https://imgur.com/M0wxCEg ( I want part in red not to render which is an hdr) . ...
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World appearing black [duplicate]

For some reason, whenever I do a test render with Shift + Z, all I get is my character and the world is black. In the World properties, I have a Sky Texture with a strength of four, but it still shows ...
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Blender 2.8 Shader not applying to live render

Hi every time I make changes to any attributes on nodes, no changes are seen unless i press Cmd + z or Ctrl + z. Why ?
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materials modification after changing render engine

i have imported some animated characters in blender from mixamo they were originally makehuman characters which i added them animation by mixamo i used cycle engine for rendering the results was ...
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Best Way to animate lake

I have created a water simulation and set a cube inside the domain to fluid. I was wondering what the best way to make a big lake of water (with realistic ripples) would be. No tutorials seem to go ...
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Blender Crashing When Rendering Simple Scenes

I'm new to blender, only my second day, and I am following a tutorial by the Blender Guru. I noticed something wasn't quite right when he had live render running and his blender was running just as ...
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Where is the “go!” button on the render tab in 2.8?

So I have a scene in the layout tab, I've gone to the render tab, I've chosen "new image", and I can set dimensions like 1920x1080. But all it does is change the size of a large black box. Where is ...
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No render at all on iMac

Sorry if this has been answered elsewhere but I can't find much. When I try to render even the default startup cube, all I get is a blank screen with a few orange crosses in the middle. After some ...
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Are the geometry generated by math functions in blender faster in any way compared to other modelling methods?

As the question says, is an object generated via the blender math function faster in any way than using other modelling methods, especially poly modelling? does it cause faster rendering, view-port ...
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Objects ONLY showing up in Render Viewport Mode [duplicate]

Can anyone help me fix this? My scene is only visible in render view, and not in shaded, texture, wireframe, or any other viewport. I'm sure I've pressed a key accidentally to do this. I've tried ...
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started animation render- how to stop it without losing what has been rendered so far?

I have been rendering a 4000 frames animation and it is still going for 3 days now. Can I stop rendering and retain the mov. file (for the part that has been rendered) without risking to lose all the ...