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Difficulty with a flat surface that creates shadows

My question may seem simple, I'm new to Blender. I am using version 3.1.2. On a flat surface on which I apply the BoolTool tool to create an opening, my surface behaves strangely. I get ghost shadows ...
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Trying to produce a shadow that is exported with an object

Potentially an impossible task, but feels like it should be able to be done. Is there a way to cast a shadow onto a transparent shadowcatcher, than export the .glb file so that when I use the image in ...
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Compositing CG Shadow with Real Footage Shadows

First off, I am exceptionally inexperienced with Blender nodes. I will try my best to understand, but forgive any foolish questions I may ask! I have a project I'm working on for a friend where I have ...
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Strange shadow on render

I have strange shadows on render, but in editor I don't have them. Anyone know how to remove them on render? Help me, please
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Discontinuities in my shadowing during render? [duplicate]

I am trying to get smooth shadowing for a 3D diagram I am working on for a scientific paper. The yellow and purple sections should have a uniform shadow across their top surfaces but there are these ...
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How to create a strong shadow without a bright light source?

This is my first post that I have done so I will try my best to explain my problem. Additionally, I am not an expert at lighting but I have a decent amount of knowledge to know the basics. I am ...
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Heavely blurred shadows with the sun node

I'm only posting it because i never found a solution online, i just recently FINALLY found the solution to the problem, and it's so easy. The problem: When i used the sun node the shadows ended up ...
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Tweaking shadows when compositing over a background image (Blender 3.1)

I'm compositing a 3D plant over a picture of a street, inspired by a tutorial from a guy creating really good ones. I want the plant to receive the shadows from the buildings and cast its own shadow ...
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Contact shadow distortion

When I put on my contact shadows in Eevee, there is a distortion that looks like it is trying to replicate a god ray effect for shadows that I don't want. I added a Vanilla sphere with none of the ...
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Why is there uneven smooth shading? [duplicate]

When creating this mug, some crazy shadows appear when connecting the mug's handle to the actual cup. Auto smooth with normals does not fix this. Blend File:
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shadow catcher python script

I am a newbie on blender I want the shadows on the objects and plane. So I write this script. ...
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How to get rid of the blue shadow around intersecting particles?

I usually like to sculpt parts of my meshes separately and assemble them together for easier modifiaction later on. But I usually notice a blue shadow around separate intersecting meshes or particles ...
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How to manipulate/stylize the edges of shadows?

I am trying to manipulate/stylize the edges of shadows. What I mean by that is that I would like to split the transition of a shadow to non shadow area into different colours like so Is either of ...
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Eevee Shadow clipping issue even with shadow distance

I don't really know what's happening, when moving in certain areas, the shadow comes back, but if I look slightly away, the shadow keeps trying to disappear. I've been trying to solve this for a while,...
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How can I fix this alpha shadow issue?

I downloaded this model but, The feather results are not what I want. I prefer to use the cycles renderer and I have disabled the shadows of the objects. How do I get rid of those self-shadows?
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When I go in to rendered view, my object gets this weird shadow pattern

This is the shadow problem I get. There are no problems in either solid nor material view. Picture: Blend file:
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SMOOTH SHADING ARTIFACTING AFTER JOINING 2 MESHES [duplicate]

I made a separate object to model feet apart from the base mesh before joining it, making it one mesh. I then filled in all the faces between the two and as I did this I found that the smooth shading ...
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Problem with baking soft shadow to texture (Newbie Question)

I’m just beginning to learn using Blender. And right now I have discovered the principle of texture baking. What I’m trying to do is to simply bake the light/shadow from a lamp onto a cube (or rather, ...
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Particle system rendered as object has weird shadow issues in Cycles, that is fixed when using children or random scale

I'm using particle system to distribute feather objects on a bird body. When I naively set it up and try to render it with Cycles, there is some of the objects shadows are not realistic (many of the ...
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Eevee bad quality shadows near another face

So I am doing an architecture design for my art class and I decided to use Eevee to speed up the render time for the animation I was planning. However, I have some issues with the lighting here ...
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Blender 3.1 Shadow Problems with "Hair" Simulation

I just recently updated my Blender version to 3.1 from 2.9. I wanted to render out a scene I have had, but I noticed many of the cubes are pitch black. I know they have to do with shadows from playing ...
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why are there weird shadows when shading smooth?

I'm trying to make a chopping board, and so far I've added a hole using a bool, and then added a bevel using a mod. However, when I try to shade it smooth, these unneeded shadows are formed. How do I ...
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water refraction

I am a beginner user of blender and I hope that stack exchange not only is for experts. I like to "make" a swimming pool in blender / eevee with water and refraction , without animation and ...
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disable shadow only from background

I have a question to which I cannot find a specific solution online, is it possible for me to disable the shadow that a figure casts only on a background, without therefore removing its shadows from ...
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Shadow showing differently in viewport and render with custom split normals on

I work with Blender 3.0 Cycles X and I am having a problem with the difference between viewport preview shadows and rendered shadows. I am rendering an anime-styled character and I wish that there is ...
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Incorrect lit shadows (shadows too bright and there should be no light)

I have a problem with flora shadows on one exact scene layer. Top image is older version and bottom is newer. As you can see on top image there are correct shadows with no light on trees and the ...
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how do i make an object cast a shadow on another object

I want to make an object cast a shadow on another, but I don know how I've got a light with a sphere outside the camera view, I was hoping the sphere would sort of cast some sort of shadow, but it isn'...
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Blender casting strange shadow based on where I'm looking

I'm currently experiencing an issue I can't find an answer to anywhere, It seems like something is casting a shadow in my scene that any lights I place can't overwrite. And the area it covers changes ...
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Cycles baking shadows issue

I'm working on a realtime graphics application and I'm using Blender's Cycles to bake indirect diffuse textures as well as shadowmaps. The context allows me use both of the above as baked data and ...
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How can I remove white from my backgorund layer?

How can I remove white from my background layer while keeping this blue color (because if I set the ground as shadow catcher I get only black shadow)?
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Shadow Clipping in Eevee

I have an issue with shadows in my renderers that "snap" suddenly depending of the animation frame (you can see theconcerned shadow in the image below). This seems to be a clipping problem ...
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Contact shadows on glass ( INSIDE view )

I am making an animation with a mesh deforming itself on a 100% transparent surface , but i need to make it so the part of the the mesh pressing against the surface appears darker ,from an inside ...
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Shadows that are pretty when rendered with eevee look wrong with cycles

I am trying to render a donut. This is my render with Eevee This is my render with Cycles The shadows in the left side of the donut are very odd since that is the side light is on. My render setting ...
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How to fix shadows from floating height map?

I have plane with displacement modifier using height map (32-bit float) and adaptive subdivision. Another plane as shadow catcher. The problem is that my shadows on shadow catcher are not accurate ...
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Same Shadows Remaining on Duplicated Object

I'm new on blender 2.93 on Windows 7 64-bit and it is amazing! But i was wondering what causes this shadow issue? whether i use array modifier or straight out duplicate the road object and lay it side ...
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how do I make the ghost effect for hands like oculus in blender

I am trying to create the ghost effect / toon effect where anything behind the first layer of mesh is ghosted with just the background. how do I make this in blender. here is a link to some example ...
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How to get a clean shadow catcher layer pass?

I am new to blender and I am trying to somehow get my character's glasses shadow to be rendered to a separate layer. When I try to render the shadow using shadow catcher, the resulting shadow is too ...
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How to fix shading issue with Object in view port

Strange shading issue in view port. How can I fix this? The Left object is what I'm going for in the view port shading. I've attached the blend file. Using Blender 3.01 on Ubuntu 20.04
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Coloured shadows from HDRI

I’m trying to reverse engineer my render in Blender Octane (image on the right) back into Cycles (image on the left). But the shadows are really grey and dead. Is there a way to revive the shadow ...
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When using particle system some assets dont use their alpha channel / Weird Pixels and Black Planes(picture in disciption)

So I am rendering a scene I created with some assets and trees from sapling tree generater. But in my render there are thesee weird pixel/shadows and when looking closely i noticed that some bushes ...
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Geometry nodes weird shadow

I created a setup to generate simple tents using geometry nodes. The problem is that if I set "shade smooth" something weird happens with the shadows (regardless of wether I use cycles or ...
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How can I make an object not drop a shadow in eevee but keep the shadows on itself?

I dont want this shadow to be cast, but I want the shadows to be kept that are on the mesh of the projector object. So the method of disabling the shadows in the materials settings won't work. Im ...
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Avoid shadows when intersecting objects [closed]

I am trying to make a stone stair embeded in a concrete wall, but when I render the image, shadows appear at the intersection of objects. I tried fiddling with Ambient occlusion but that won't change ...
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Best way to lighten only shadows?

I have a simple scene (in Blender 3.0): in which I have a problem with shadows. The texture of the topographic map will go on this relief. So I need the shadows to be lighter - maybe something like ...
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How to Apply Interpolation to Mesh casted Shadow

I have a simple question, you know how there is a way using color ramp on the texture to make the color sharp (Setting the Constant on ColorRamp) i wonder is there a way to do that same with the ...
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Is there a way to do Stencil Shadows in Blender?

Is There a way to do Stencil Shadows (Stencil buffer) in blender ? or at least a way to cast texture in a shape of seperate mesh
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Why is there no shadows after rendering in Eevee?

I'm relative new to blender, I'm trying to do a turntable for a product and using EEVEE for fast renders, the problem is, there is no shadows after rendering, everything looks ok on the viewport and i ...
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Sharp shadows and specularity in cycles

I am learning Blender (3.0) and I cannot find a good tutorial on this (or at least one that actually is up to date) I have an issue with the shadows rendering. In Eevee it looks smooth and the eyes ...
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Shadow showing in Viewport but not Render

I'm new to Blender. I have camera tracked a scene in AE and moved over to Blender via AE2Blend addon. I have added the video as image background and added an object. I have added a plane and set as a ...
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Shadow is different depending on the camera position

I have this strange behavior on my project. With my camera setup, the shadow on the ground look strangly flat. But if I move the same camera to a different place, it's ok. I've checked normals ...
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