Questions tagged [shadows]

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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 ...
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No shadows on transparent object ( Blender 2.8 )

EDIT: I've found a solution that works in my case, i've posted that solution below. EDIT 2: Fixed "Eevee settings" to "Material settings in Eevee" So I've got a couple bushes in a scene and I ...
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Eevee Render Shadow Only with Environment Texture Lighting

In the image below, I am using an HDRI environment texture to light the scene with Eevee as the render engine. I want to render out just the floor with the shadows from the foot but not show the foot. ...
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Transparent object shaddows in volume material [Blender Internal]

Currently I am fighting with lighting artefacts within a smoke simulation, when the lightsource is within the volume and especially also within a transparent object within this volume. (Note this ...
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Blender 2.8 - How to render shadows to separate file outputs

I'm doing a simple product mockup with an object sitting on a plane. when rendering What i really would like is two files to move into photoshop for editing... One file with the product on a ...
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Baking shadows onto transparent plane

So i know that in Blender Render it is possible to bake shadows only and export them as a PNG. But in Cycles, i cannot seems to easily find a way to do this. I play Second Life, and so with that ...
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Noob lighting question

I'm trying to recreate this render: But my render is coming out much darker: I'm using the cycles renderer in the 2.8 beta. It's a sun light with a light gray world color. The colors are just ...
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How can I fix this jagged Shadows?

I already subdividied the surface, but still getting this raw shadows in between of the spheres. What can I do?
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Shadows in studio option crashes Blender

I am using Blender 2.8. Using it on MacOS High Sierra on a MacBook Pro (Mid 2010). I have a problem when I attempt to select shadows in Shading dropdown window under options. It just crashes ...
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Certain shadows don't appear while playing in BGE

I can't get certain shadows to show in BGE. I have the correct lighting with the sun and hemi lamps. When I'm editing in BGE, all the shadows show like I want. But when I press p to play, all ...
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Shadowcatcher, how to separate shadow and object

I'm currently trying to render some assets (in cycles) for an application I'am developing. As I need objects to appear separately the idea is to have object A, shadow A, object B, shadow B and so on ...
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Direction of shadows from my sun

Hi I have a scene with a fence as the single mesh. I have a HDRI as an environment texture and a sun lamp, to add some colour to my light. But the shadows from my fence don't point in relation to my ...
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shadow clipped when zoom out ( eevee )

I like the shadow here but when the camera zoomed out, the shadow gone. Is this normal? how to fix this?
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How to make longer shadow

I have a shadow in this scene that only shadows his head and a part of his leggs, if you look closer you can see that the shadow goes away. How can I make my character's shadow 100% on the ground? ...
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.obj's won't shadow

I'm trying to animate on Blender but before I do that I'm rendering 1st to test everything. I've added a .obj and a light object. The settings of the object have shadows able. I will be able to see ...
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Smoother shadows in Blender 2.8 (EEVEE)

So recently I've been really diving into Blender's 2.8 beta, and most importantly EEVEE render engine, and I can't seem to get around these nasty looking shadows. is there a feature I'm missing?
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Spiderverse Shader/ Seperate Highlights, Midtones, Shadows

Has anyone figured out a way to make a Spiderverse shader in blender? Mainly, I am wondering if there is a way in Cycles to separate light channels cast on a sharer as highlights, midtones and ...
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Cycles: How can I make a plane both emmissive and transparent?

I have the following situation: I have a scene lighted by a "sun" lamp that gives me good sharp shadows. But I also want to have a large plane with an emissive material placed above the scene to ...
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Shading Render Not Present In 3D View

back again with my sword :D I've figured out rendering and everything thanks to you guys but this time I'm asking about why there seems to be a shadow that I don't think should be present when ...
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How works lights and shadows from the 3D view ? [blender 2.8]

In the window preferences i can toggle and play with the lights that are used in 3D view ("studio light"), and im trying to understand them as i would like to reproduce these settings in Unity. Are ...
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Cast 2d image shadow on to my 3d object

Is it even posible? Hello everyone! I have placed a background image to my project and also a plane with an image as its material. As you may see in the picture I attached (it is not in camera view),...
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How to handle shadow for multiple objects in one

I'm having a little issue, i'm trying to make my first actual character model, but since i want to use it in a game that will have customization, i need the parts of his body to be separated into ...
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Why does my light path create this kind of effect?

I'm following Blender Guru's cave tutorial and when he comes to render the crystal & cave, his result looks nice But mine looks terrible (I follow exact same step) The light just seems appear on ...
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Join two parts of object faces to match shadow [duplicate]

What do i have to do to join highlighted group of faces with others, so shadow will be the same when joined. All faces are already part of same object (Joined them via Ctrl + J). I tried merging them ...
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Bump map causes strange shading [duplicate]

What is causing this strange shading when adding bump/normal maps? This happens in the viewport and the final render. See image below were the sun transitions into shadow. It should be more smooth. ...
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Only shadows appear in render

I have a problem with shadows. All objects disappear while rendering, there are only their shadows. I guess something is wrong with render settings. The first one is a screened preview render, the ...
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Problem with shadows that should not be

I am a beginer . I am using glossy on an object like on the ukelele youtube tutoriar(tuning keys) to give a metal look. it looks great but there are shadows next to holes of the object(as if they are ...