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Compositing object and shadow makes seams between the two

I have this scene where I want to use AO and color balance in compositor but I don't want shadows to be affected. So I made 2 render layers where in first ground plane (shadow catcher) is set to ...
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How to create more realistic shadows?

Obligatory disclaimer: This is my first post on blender.stackexchange so forgive me if my post isn't on par with what's usually asked here. Explanation: I'm running v.2.80 of Blender currently and ...
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Baked and rendered have different shadows

My scene have only one light, i turned off cast shadow of that light. In live render, there is no shadow, but shadows apprear in baked. Live Render Baked
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Sun is not casting shadows

I am at the very beginning of my blender journey, so dont judge me xD i have tried this very basic model of a apartment like room. I am using eevee and i have 2 questions. First im wondering why my ...
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When i texture paint in 2.8 how do i add shadows to see what im painting

When i texture paint I like to paint on the actual object instead of the uv map but it seems that when I set up an object ready to paint its all one colour, no distinguishable features so i don't ...
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Rendering shadows

When rendering scene the shadows render to a different layer. How do I combine them? Do I have to composite them together in an image editor?
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Transparent shadow not appearing in viewer node

I am trying to create a transparent shadow using the compositor in blender 2.8, i used a image invert and viewer node to get rid of the white portion of the image, but the changed image wont show up ...
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Scuffed Shadows

I am beginer at Blender and I was doing my low poly tank, and when I go to render mode the shadow of my gun is kind of weird, and I checked my nornamls and they seem facing the right direction.
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How to filter which objects another object can cast a shadow to

I am trying to follow a CG boost tutorial on how to make large scale forests here. He does this in blender 2.79 and the whole system of render layers has changed in 2.8 My problem is that the object ...
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How to remove the movement of shadows? (EEVEE)

I have a issue with shadows cast from my sun light "Jittering" is there a way I can bake the shadows so they don't move at all from frame to frame? Also it only appears in the render, doesn't seem to ...
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Strange issue with shadows in Cycles

For some inexplainable reason, the shadows on my object are showing up very strangely. Everything showed up correctly until I restarted Blender. I did not change anything to my knowledge before ...
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Eevee - How to cast shadow on a background image

Using blender 2.80 official release I want an object to cast its shadow over a plane (to show the right direction) but then i need the plane to disappear, while leaving the shadow as it was and over a ...
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Problem with disappearing shadow in Eevee

I have a problem with disappearing shadow in Eevee. When object (head) is moving the shadow behind it is disappearing like on the picture. I thought it's about the bloom but it's not. Any suggestions?
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Flickering Shadows while rendering animation

I'm complete beginner to Blender(using v.2.78). While rendering animation scene with camera movement, the shadows are flickering and most importantly the shadows are completely gone after 10 frames. I ...
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Python 2.8 - eliminating shadow by adding emission shader to background plane/image

In Blender 2.8, I have an image/plane ("sky") serving as a background that shows an unwanted shadow from an object in the foreground. Manually, I can eliminate the unwanted shadow on the background '...
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Blender 2.8 - how to eliminate a shadow

I have a scene that I otherwise like, but has a shadow on a plane (image) that is serving as a backdrop. Is there a setting I can adjust on the plane/image that will eliminate shadows cast on it? ...
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Why are my faces different colors with the same material on them?

I don't know why this is happening is it because of the light? Something new with how lights/shadows work in 2.8? This happend on the 2.8 Candidate 1 and 2. I have plane with emission as light in this ...
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Blender Cycles Lightmap Baking

I've got a scene in Blender (simple house) where I want to bake the lightmap of certain objects (e.g. the floor). My goal is to export the whole model in the .gltf format to use it with three js. I ...
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Very harsh shading part of the model

I am getting strange hard shading on a part of my model with point light on current specific position in material mode (Blender internal). I've tried recalculating normals, also they are all pointing ...
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Broken shadows in cycles when object move far from zero coord

I have simple scene: ground plane, light and plane between them. And all works fine in zero (0,0,0) coords, shadows looks correct. But if I move all objects in position that far from zero (5000,0,0) ...
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Shading on model not correct

I can't seem to get the shading on this model correct. Model settings: Edge Split Subdivision surface- 3 subdivisions Of course smooth shading ON Model was based on circle with 120 vertices. My ...
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How to eliminate shadows from translucent material on edge of frame?

Been having a hard time getting rid of this grey shading at the edge of the translucent surface. What I'm using: I'm using a principled BSDF shader, transmission of 1, roughness of 0, opaque blend ...
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Screen Space Shadows in Eevee [duplicate]

do you have any solution for turning on the shadows to actually work in Eevee while not in frame? When a part of an object goes out of the camera frame, the shadows just start to dissapear.. Same ...
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how to remove the ugly shadow as shows in that photo? [duplicate]

I trying to put smooth shadow on my final render view like you you can see on the right.
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overlapping alpha textures - shading problem [duplicate]

I'm working on a bird that has an object particles system with transparent hair textures. When the textures are not overlapping is not a problem. There are some weird artifacts going on as soon as ...
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How to make a shadless material that would allow shadows? [duplicate]

I've been successful to achieve shade less material in Blender by following set up: but is there any way we can allow these materials to cast shadows? Thanks.
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How can i fix weird shadows in blender 2.8 eevee

I have weird glitches with the shadows on my model
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Determining if Cycles light rays provide direct illumination or self-shadow

I am looking to render Saturn and its rings. The sun illuminates the diffuse material of the rings on their sunlit side but their backlit side needs to have an emissive shader. However the rings must ...
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problems with shadows glitching in Raytrace animation renders

id be appreciative of some help with this issue. I am rendering out a simple building walkthrough and all of my shadows keep glitching and changing direction. Ive attached an example. I am rendering ...
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How can i reduce the size of my shadows?

I am lighting my scene with an spherical environment map. As you can see in the image below, the shadows casted on my shadow catcher are way too big. How can i change this?
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Is it posible to get the coordinates of the shadow from its rendering?

I need to know the volume of the shadow cast by an object by a light or at least the coordinates of the contour of the shadow in the floor. I thought that it would be possible to get the coordinates ...
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Make eevee shadows darker?

Ok I’m trying to get darker, noticeable shadows in eevee, yet I’m barely getting anything, even with contact shadows on: What can I change?
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How to get shadows information in cycles

I have a WIP looking like this Now I want to do something about a background and I want to do it in a similar halftone style. But when I'm applying it the same way as I did on the models, the dots ...
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Product shots - Rendering shadows only below the object, not on the whole shadow catcher

Is there a way to render the shadow and the reflections only below the object? I'm rendering product shots and I want a shadow below them that isn't on a whole shadow catcher plane below the product. ...
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Why are squares appearing on my model in Eevee?

I created a lighting scene in blender 2.8. with a plane as the background. For now I hid my objects because they are not the problem here. And I also like the positions of the lights. While rendering ...
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Motion Tracking Invisible Object Not Doing Its work properly

Okay, I am not very good in the motion tracking sector, but basically, the shadows are very weak and I have no idea on how to change that, they are so weak to the point of being invisible at some ...
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How to remove all shadows, lights and gloss from render? 2.8

I do not have any camera nor lights yet whenever I switch from LookDev mode with textured models to Render preview it all suddenly gets darker and glossy. I've noticed that adding light to the scene ...
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Cycles shadows different in live render and final render

I'm a beginner in blender and i can't figure out why the shadows in my scene are different in live render and final render. The shadows seem to be less pronounced in the final render. That makes it ...
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Shading artifacts on the render

I am trying to model Cap's Shield but when I render it, there are some artifacts near the star. Can anyone tell me what's the issue here? Blend File (Please your own hdri since the file would be too ...
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cycles - different effects when order switched, even with opposite factor

I was trying to fade shadows out and found animated shadow fade on Blender StackExchange. In the setup described above, shadow rays are multiplied by a factor, and that's applied to the factor on a ...
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Using a different normal for shadows and shading

I'm using modified vertex normals for making an anime-style toon shading. The thing is, if an object is placed between the light source and the object with modified normals, it's shadow hasn't got it'...
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How to merge overlapping shadows?

my shadows are overlapping and have light outlines around them on top of other shadows creating a very ugly effect, I have a screenshot below to demonstrate the issue. The red outlines show the ...
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Make an object not cast a shadow in eevee

Is there a way to make a single object not cast shadows in Eevee?
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Jagged and ugly Shadows in Eevee

I’ve created a low-poly stylized tree in Blender 2.8 and rendered it with Eevee. Some of the shadows on the leaves are very jagged and quite ugly. The entire scene is simply a camera, a sun light ...
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Sun casting square shadow rather than monkey?

I am doing a tutorial on game design and have lit my plane with the sun lamp. I am trying to get an object (suzanne) to cast a shadow by switching to GLSL. However, the light itself seems to casting a ...
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Blender 2.8 Evee - weird Shadow/Outline?

On any other object shadows and outlines look soft and normal. Why is it that this object has these black outlines? And on the bottom there are white outlines.
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Help with lines/noise in Evee

i'm getting noise in my evee renders, i'm not very familar with evee so I have no idea how to fix it, here's a screenshot to show what the noise i'm getting looks like here: The red mark is caused by ...
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Is it possible to setup eyelashes with uv texture without using shaders nor hair particle?

I tried setup eyelashes with uv texture without using shaders nor hair particle system, because hair particle system is a bit naughty and I'm going to use it later on in three.js, which doesn't ...
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Cycles Plane With Equal Shading On Both Sides

I made some grass, but with the lighting I am using one side is dark because there is no light shining on it, so I want it to have no shading, but the problem is I still want it to change colors with ...
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Weird shading after extrude, tried everything (i think)

I am trying to exctrude some faces and after I do it I am getting really weird shading. I have tried: -splitting nonplanar faces -removing doubles -increased vertices Is there anything else I can ...