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Render shadow lines problem

Hi there well I'm kind of newish to Blender and my problem is when I do the Rendering I get some ,,shadow lines'' you can see them if you zoom in at the head, how can I avoid them or what did I do ...
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Create grainy/nosy shadows

How can I accomplish this kind of noisy shadows in Blender?
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How can I get rid of this shadow that appears in meshes intersection?

I Don´t know exactly what is happening, but when I intersect two meshes this strange shadow appears and I can´t find the way to take it out
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How to Get only Shadows from a Collection in 2.8 EEVEE?

I want to know is there a way to render Shadows only in Blender's new EEVEE Render Engine. I want my objects in a separate collection and a ground plane on a separate collection(to receive shadows ...
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SFM lighting in blender

So I make thumbnails for youtubers, and one of my clients REALLY likes the look of SFM, I think that SFM is hard to work with and get anything done in. Is there anybody that knows how to make blenders ...
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Shadows on alpha channel PNG's and eevee

I am playing with the eevee render, and I am struggling on how to render projected shadows from objects textured with alpha channel. Here is a reference render on cycles on what I want to achieve. ...
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Faces shading looks strangely segmented after extrusions

I extruded something from this Obj model and the shading looks segmented as if there were distinct models. I have already checked that my normals are not inside out. Normals look ok:
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How to disable this shadow? [duplicate]

the shadow is allways to the right and I dont know why it is there.
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rendering with/without shadows

I'd like to render 60 frames of animation, where actually nothing moves, just the sunlight and the shadows are moving a little bit. I'd like to differenciate the objects and the shadows and render ...
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Is there a way to make gradient shadows?

Fairly new Blender user here. I'm using Blender Render for this next project of mine and I'm wondering if there is a way to make smoother shadows for these arches. As you can see, within the arches, ...
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How to hide object but keep shadow in EEVEE?

This is very easy to do in Cycles, just have to click on the camera checkbox. I cant figure out how to do this in EEVEE. Any help would be appreciated.
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Wrong shadow on the mesh? (bl nodes)

When I cast a shadow on my NPR model, I found that there were always some areas of bump that would not receive the shadow, So I seperate the part of the mesh that went wrong. As shown in the picture ...
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Subsurface overhang causing black shading

I've got a model with mirror, bevel, and subsurf modifiers on it and subsurface is causing some shading issues. I don't know how to fix them other than to just disable it. I've seen another two posts ...
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Bake shadows and import to three js

hope all is well! I was wondering how I would bake shadows and import the model with these shadows into three js. I would also like to change the material of the model in three js dynamically while ...
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Object not casting shadows on other object

I have this model I want the hair to cast shadows on the face but its not doing it, tho it is normally casting shadows on itself any help?
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Weird Sharp Shadows when normal baked with cage

I am getting this weird sharp edges at the shadow transition when I used cage while baking them. It didn't appear when I when cage was not used, but without cage the edges are very sharp and don't ...
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Discrepancy Between Camera View and Rendering

Trying to render an image of a protein in blender, and finding that the rendered image has weird shadows on it, when these are not visible in camera view, as per the image below. Any idea why this ...
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Objects, shadows and reflections not rendering in EEVEE

I started to work with EEVEE short time ago and I was amazed by the capabilities of this engine. However, I noticed something strange when I was rendering some tests. Some objects/reflections/shadows ...
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Selective ray visibility

In the Object Properties tab i can choose the ray visibility of that object. In other words I can choose if that object is visible on camera, if it casts shadows on diffuse shaders, on glossy shaders, ...
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reduce diffuse light on shadow catcher (Cycles Render)

Is there a way to reduce the passive/diffuse shadow only for the shadow catcher? I'm using Cycles Render. Not that I don't like the cool diffuse shadow, but even for this simple cube render below I ...
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Compositing Shadow pass problem

Here is my problem, I need to create 2D aspect animation from 3D model in blender. From the start my rended image is ok But when I transform it, I need to use the Shadow Pass and it looks realy ...
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Eevee render lights cast own shadow [closed]

I am using Eevee rendering. I have installed Blender 2.8 (tried 2 different versions on each) on 2 different machines. They both have the same problem. All light sources cast their own shadow. The ...
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how to only bake some objects in a scene while leaving others unaffected

So i'm currently working on an animation where i want an interior scene, but since blender hates interiors, i want to bake the room textures so it speeds up the rendering process (and have less noise) ...
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I want to render a scene but have the sun lamp not be effected by a certian object

I have an interior scene that I am making, and I want to light the scene with a sun lamp. The scene looks great, until I add the ceiling. I understand that the ceiling is blocking all of the light ...
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How can I use shadow from environment world (HDRI)?

I make an animation in Blender 2.79 and render it using EEVEE in Blender 2.8 as it's very fast. One problem is that if I use HDRI whenever I do this for background, shadow of mesh doesn't appear on ...
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Eevee shadow problem

Recently I downloaded blender 2.8 for the new real-time render engine, but then I found out that the shadow in the eevee is really unexpected. Just like shown above, the quality of the shadow is bad ...
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How can I prevent object(s) from casting shadows on certain object(s)?

I'm making a scene with a spaceship on Earth's orbit. I won't have it in the same scale so I need to prevent the spaceship from casting shadow on the Earth. Ideally, the spaceship would be created ...
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Bake Texture without Shadows

I'm making a model and I'm ready to bake my textures. When I bake them, they seem to include the shadow onto the model as well. I've read up and people are saying to use a Emission node rather a ...
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Shadows not calculated properly for some of the faces in the mesh

I'm running into this issue guys where I'm rendering these dark faces even though the normals are correctly placed. I used the knife tool to cut-up the mesh for most of teh scars and cracks you see ...
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Shadow Catcher + Free Style External Contour

I want to have External Contour outlined from my scene, except for the ground, which is a shadow catcher. How can I achieve this? Here is the problem: Because of the ground, the bottom contour of ...
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How do I exclude an object from AO in Blender Cycles?

I have a scene where black text is on a gray surface. With AO, this makes the text are to read. I want to eliminate AO on the gray surface so I can see the black text, but keep it in other details ...
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Some shadows are too sharp in the render [duplicate]

do you know what is causing this type of shadows? Does it have something to do with the way the mesh is?
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Shadow pass can't capture the shadow from emission

This can be solved using shadow catcher. I'm just curious why shadow pass can't deal it. So if i use lamp/light then shadow pass works fine. it can render the shadow from that light as i expected. ...
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how to properly use shadow pass?

Normally i used shadow catcher method (so don't suggest this option). But this time i'm just trying to figure out how to use shadow pass ? I create a render layer only for ground and turn on the '...
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How to enable shadow catcher and disable self shadowing at the same time?

i have a model of a building and i want the wall to be shadow catcher ( i want to render the building as shadow catcher only). But the problem (see the attachment ) , the wall have self shadow. How ...
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The shade is gritty

Reading a pre-made file into Blender and rendering, the shadow portion is grainy like this. Also, the vicinity of the ceiling becomes white and the pillar lines disappear. I want to make the shade ...
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Global disabling of shadows in Cycles

I am using daily builds of 2.79 version and can't find Shadows checkbox that has been here some versions ago: Ways of doing it on per-object basis are not acceptable, need single-click solution like ...
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How do I fix my smooth shaded model?

How would I fix the shading under the nostrils without adding too many sub divisions? (my computer us quite old) This model will be for a game if that information helps.
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Cast a shadow with HDR world lighting?

I have quickly created a bed in Blender and I'm using HDR lighting on the World node in Cycles, is it possible to create a shadow underneath the bed without adding more 'light' to the object? So ...
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How to remove the edge of shadeless object?

I am trying to somewhat paint my object to a pure color. However, there is always a contour around it like On the top, there is mug that I changed to pure yellow. However, I can always see the black ...
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Camera Tracking Shadow

I was following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVPcT0dJmoY&t=346s which is a bit old but I was able to get it through the camera tracking and to the point of adding 3d objects to ...
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Get layers/masks of shadows and reflection and other interactions with light

I have this scene: There is this cube, that sits on a plane with wave like end. The cube has metallic material and the plane is colored. And Its rendered version would look like this I am using ...
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Light casts wird shadow on glass!

When I try to make the glass cover for my clock, this is what happens. The strange ball appears to be a shadow that is cast by the light source. When I tick off specular for the light source, the ...
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Volumetric Lighting not showing very well

I'm making an old dusty attic render and I've come across a bit of a problem. (Or several) I'm using 300 samples and the Denoiser, and as you can see in the following picture the rays are not showing ...
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How do you cast very dark shadows?

I'm working on a space scene in blender and I've run into an issue with my shadows. In normal planet scenes, the shadows on the planet are so dark you cannot see the rest of it. With mine, even when I ...
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How do I keep a mesh from rendering but keep it's affect on shadows and reflections? [duplicate]

I'm trying to render a 3D perspective on our company logo and I like the way it looks with a white plane below it, but I need the whole thing to have a transparent background (so that it can be ...
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Why is my object not rendering with details?

I've made a toothpaste tube and lid, and i've gone through all the settings I know about (i'm still getting used to blender). For some reason the details are washed out in the render and I don't know ...
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Too dark shadows with spot lights

How do I make shadows more transparent (I am using spot lamps to illuminate the scene)? Shadows actually look fine but in my scene I want them barely wisable and I can't turn down the lamp brightness ...
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Why do shadows on walls have a cloudy texture? [duplicate]

When I render interiors with Cycles my the shadows (or Ambient Occlusion?) have a cottony/ cloudy texture.Maybe someone can help me understand what I am doing wrong or how I can fix this. Thank you ...
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Boxy Shading in Cycles [duplicate]

I'm making a mountain model (in cycles render), but for some reason when I get close to the mountain the shading looks boxy instead of smooth. I have smooth shading on, and I put a subdivision ...