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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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Blender shadow around rendered image side

Can someone tell me how can I delete this shadow from the side of my rendered image? It only appears after rendering. Thank you!
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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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Baking fake reflections/shine and shadowing on a model [closed]

I have a car model that has flat colors. I need to achieve an effect like this except not in real time, How can I achieve it? Thanks!
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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 ...
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Shadow catcher only for some objects

In my scene I want only some of the objects to cast shadow on the Shadow catcher, but all of the objects have to cast shadow (on other objects then shadow catcher), so I can't switch the shadow off. ...
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How do I make my shadow catcher shadows darker?

Hello I've been trying out motion tracking and I made a little scene with a horn on my desk, and I have to big windows on the wall to the right so I replicated that but the shadow from the horn isn't ...
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Blender eevee emission shadows [duplicate]

So still kinda new to blender, and decided to try out 2.8 because of eevee. But I seem to be doing something wrong. Was trying to figure out why the emission wasn't showing a shadow by itself on the ...
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Eevee is not showing shadows in viewport, but they are present in the final render

I am using an HDRi to light my scene and I noticed EEVEE not rendering shadows in the viewport so I was assuming it wouldn't show them in the final render either. On the other side, with Cycles they ...
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Using shadows as texture masks?

I am attempting to make an environment that has hand-painted shadows in the base color texture. This would give me more artistic control over how the shadows are cast. However, I would also like ...
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How to add a 3d object to an image

How would I add a 3d cube to the counter marked in the picture below and have shadows? Example Picture - https://imgur.com/a/CsezXCC
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Render shadow lines problem

Hi there well I'm kind of newish to Blender and my problem is when I do the Rendering I get some ,,shadow lines'' you can see them if you zoom in at the head, how can I avoid them or what did I do ...
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Create grainy/nosy shadows

How can I accomplish this kind of noisy shadows in Blender?
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How to Get only Shadows from a Collection in 2.8 EEVEE?

I want to know is there a way to render Shadows only in Blender's new EEVEE Render Engine. I want my objects in a separate collection and a ground plane on a separate collection(to receive shadows ...
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SFM lighting in blender

So I make thumbnails for youtubers, and one of my clients REALLY likes the look of SFM, I think that SFM is hard to work with and get anything done in. Is there anybody that knows how to make blenders ...
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Shadows on alpha channel PNG's and eevee

I am playing with the eevee render, and I am struggling on how to render projected shadows from objects textured with alpha channel. Here is a reference render on cycles on what I want to achieve. ...
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Faces shading looks strangely segmented after extrusions

I extruded something from this Obj model and the shading looks segmented as if there were distinct models. I have already checked that my normals are not inside out. Normals look ok:
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How to disable this shadow? [duplicate]

the shadow is allways to the right and I dont know why it is there.
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rendering with/without shadows

I'd like to render 60 frames of animation, where actually nothing moves, just the sunlight and the shadows are moving a little bit. I'd like to differenciate the objects and the shadows and render ...
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Is there a way to make gradient shadows?

Fairly new Blender user here. I'm using Blender Render for this next project of mine and I'm wondering if there is a way to make smoother shadows for these arches. As you can see, within the arches, ...
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How to hide object but keep shadow in EEVEE?

This is very easy to do in Cycles, just have to click on the camera checkbox. I cant figure out how to do this in EEVEE. Any help would be appreciated.
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Wrong shadow on the mesh? (bl nodes)

When I cast a shadow on my NPR model, I found that there were always some areas of bump that would not receive the shadow, So I seperate the part of the mesh that went wrong. As shown in the picture ...
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Subsurface overhang causing black shading

I've got a model with mirror, bevel, and subsurf modifiers on it and subsurface is causing some shading issues. I don't know how to fix them other than to just disable it. I've seen another two posts ...
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Bake shadows and import to three js

hope all is well! I was wondering how I would bake shadows and import the model with these shadows into three js. I would also like to change the material of the model in three js dynamically while ...
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Weird Sharp Shadows when normal baked with cage

I am getting this weird sharp edges at the shadow transition when I used cage while baking them. It didn't appear when I when cage was not used, but without cage the edges are very sharp and don't ...
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Discrepancy Between Camera View and Rendering

Trying to render an image of a protein in blender, and finding that the rendered image has weird shadows on it, when these are not visible in camera view, as per the image below. Any idea why this ...
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Objects, shadows and reflections not rendering in EEVEE

I started to work with EEVEE short time ago and I was amazed by the capabilities of this engine. However, I noticed something strange when I was rendering some tests. Some objects/reflections/shadows ...
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Selective ray visibility

In the Object Properties tab i can choose the ray visibility of that object. In other words I can choose if that object is visible on camera, if it casts shadows on diffuse shaders, on glossy shaders, ...
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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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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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How can I use shadow from environment world (HDRI)?

I make an animation in Blender 2.79 and render it using EEVEE in Blender 2.8 as it's very fast. One problem is that if I use HDRI whenever I do this for background, shadow of mesh doesn't appear on ...
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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 ...