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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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Blender render: Shadows for animation [closed]

I'm wondering how people create shadows for their animations. While Cycles indeed look a lot better than Blender-render, the latter is a lot faster and perhaps better suited for longer animations? So ...
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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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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 ...
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Cast shadow from object onto plane with material/texture

How do i get a shadow casted from an object or text onto a plane with a material and texture? If the plane has no material and texture it works fine, but as soon as i add a simple blend texture the ...
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BGE crashing animations and game if shadows disabled in render properties

and few seconds after close game.If shadows enable in render properies all fine. What can causing this please? I,m finishing game and cant complete menu settings if shadows not working. thanks.
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Cycles rendering weird bubble shadows [duplicate]

I have no idea what is causing this, but for some reason when I render my scene in Cycles it gives me these shadow spots. What's more weird is that it's only when I'm rendering interiors and it only ...
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Remove plane while keeping shadows intact [duplicate]

I have watched BlenderGuru's camera tracking tutorial and tried to do the same with cycles but i want to remove the base plane which is used for shadows while keep the shadows intact. How can I do it? ...
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Is there a way to create a “highlight catcher”?

I'm trying to make an image which will be composited as an overlay on something else (this is a view from the top looking down): Since I'm going to composite it on something else, I made the plane ...
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Looking for the logic behind some simple flat UI drop shadows

I'm currently trying to create continuity from a blender render to an element on an html page, and attempting to match the box-shadow property of an html element to the way drop shadow looks from a ...
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Smoke Domain casts grayish box

First of all, I'm new to the forum so please forgive me any mistakes (also in my english). Setup: I'm currently rendering a Smoke simulation in Cycles, for which I've also setup a ground and wall ...
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Lights shadow looks odd

I once again am in need of some help. I am using a spot light to light the side of a ship because I will be using a mask to have a digital display of a phone. The light looks extremely odd and ...
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Faces have weird colors/shadows while the normals are all correct

I have a problem with my multi-object scar i downloaded from the interwebs. Some objects have one color while others have another color: as you can see the magazine is white/gray while the handle and ...
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Clear reflection on floor surface (beginner)

Im aiming for the effect like this (Mint logo reflection) but my reflections are blurred and grainy
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Rendering shadows on transparent background / converting model from cycles to internal render [duplicate]

I'm trying to render a model over existing video footage. So I need to render the shadows on a transparent background so it can be superimposed on the footage. I know there is a way to do this in the ...
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How can I increase the darkness of shadows without increasing the strength of the lamp? [duplicate]

I want to create a shallow and dim lighting effect around my scene, but I also want the shadows to be slightly darker. Unfortunately the only method I have found to make shadows sharper and darker is ...
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Model is almost black at some angles.

I've been trying to create a simply low-poly cat model, but I've run into an issue. When I try to rotate around my model, it appears black at some angles, which makes modelling difficult. Here are ...
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Shadow baking on long roads/environment

I could find a proper explanation of how people bake their shadows for racing games? All baking examples and tutorials are about interior lightning or some small area etc. I really don't even know ...
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How to take away shadows where I don't want them?

i only want to have the shadow of the rope showing, but as you can see somehow shadows are being cast onto the layers which doesn't look good. I'm pretty new to blender and tried to mess with the lamp ...
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Shadows have lots of noise [duplicate]

i only want the ropes shadow to show but there's lots of noise around that shows the thingies.
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Material for character silhouette

I wanna make a animation made out of silhouettes (as a solid shape of a single color) like this, or this or even like this. Some people say to not put any material at all, but then that ...
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Why are some of the faces on my mesh lit up?

I'm relative new to blender, and I found myself working on some models for a game. Recently I was modeling this door, but at some point I've noticed that some of the faces are lit up for some reason. ...
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Restrict hdri from casting shadows

Is there any way to stop the hdri from casting shadows ? I only want the reflection/light.