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Why is sun lamp not projecting in parallel… and how to make faded shadows?

I'm using Blender's Internal Renderer....I have some flag shapes, with a sun lamp casting shadows. (see pic) But the sun lamp is not throwing parallel shadows on to the white plane behind it. Why? Is ...
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Blender Cycles - Glass Casting Shadows [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a glass lamp in Blender Cycles that illuminates the scene in a physically accurate manner, but the glass is preventing light from passing through it, creating hard black shadows ...
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Bad shading on icosphere set to smooth

I used an icosphere to model a part of a building, I have autosmooth enabled with custom sharp edges but I can't fix the bad shading. In Eevee it looks perfect, but in cycles I get weird shading that ...
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My model is not reflecting any light / looks dark

I was wondering if you could help me out... in the image I have 2 objs, the only difference between the two is that the one on the right is fully unwrapped while the one on the left is the default ...
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smooth shading error on a low poy model creating sharp edges

I have a low poly model with smooth shading enabled on all faces. unfortunately, when I go into rendered view, I see odd sharp lines on the edges and tris not previously seen in lookdev view: Rendered ...
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Light doesn't cast shadows!

I have a problem. I wanted to cast shadow on a cube. So I created a new file and added plane like this. Why doesn't the point cast shadow on cube?!
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Dark line of shadow caused by hair in evee

I've been working on hair in evee and when I render my screen there is dark and unnatural shadow caused by beard. There is clear dark line which is not created by the texture but because of the shadow....
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Jagged/Weird Shadows on mesh

Hi all, I imported a .stl file into blender and at first the mesh was perfect, shadows were as expected but on the second time of importing the .stl file the shadows are as seen below. How can I fix ...
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Only shadow been rendered

I may have some wrong setting in my rendering, but i cannot find it out. No material is missing, I copied this mesh from one of my other project, it works fine, but working weirdly in this one. Here ...
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Shadow darkness variations?

In my scene, I have one object that's casting a very pleasantly dark shadow (not too dark, not too bright), and on another object, the shadows seem to be much lighter... Is there anything I'm missing ...
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Eevee can't render shadows correctly with transparency?

Eevee now supports Movie Images, but I can't get it to handle transparency and the shadows 'not created' by transparency. I have a plane with a movie texture on it - a moving person, with ...
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Toon shading Shadows shows inaccurate results

I have never worked with Toon-style Shading in Blender, and as a result, never had to play around with shadows too much. I apologize in advance if this turns out to be a simple human error The part ...
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How to get sharper shadows out of an HDRI

I used my Ricoh Theta S (360 camera) to take bracketed pictures of a scene, for the purpose of creating an HDRI. This is the result in photoshop (too large of a file to upload directly). Looking at ...
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Can smoke receive shadows in Eevee on 2.8?

I have a shot with an object in silhouette against a spotlight with volumetric lighting and a smoke simulation. With Eevee is there a way to have the smoke simulation receive the shadow of an object ...
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Blender 2.8 no shadow lighting

I have a blender object for export into BeamNG. Is there a generic lighting scheme or environment that will not create shadows? To clarify, I am looking for a no shadow environment in Blender 2.8 ...
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How to change the Shadow darkness in eevee with HDR map?

My shadow on my scene is so bright, i want change it , is it possible?
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Why does only shadow ray from light path node work in this material setup?

This is initial setup. Red plane and green cube is a single object, red plane has flipped normal (directed inside cube). Another plane is half glossy half diffuse material: It becomes interesting... ...
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Light going trough wall?

So i started just recently learning Blender so keep that in mind. Im modeling a house and in Evee rendered mode seems like light is coming in where my two walls meet.I checked for double edges, ...
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strange shadows after removing doubles

I imported one voxel model from another program. When I tried to parent the armature, it showed error so I remove doubles from the model. After removing doubles from the model, parent error was gone. ...
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The shadows on Eevee are clippy? [duplicate]

I don't know the proper term, but I'm a new blender user and I was trying to create a light and the shadows from it are very clipped, but only on Eevee. Works fine on cycles.
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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?