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Jagged shadow with custom toon shader

I'm trying to render (using EEVEE) a couple of objects with very simple toon shaders but I can't get the shadows right. I want hard shadows but right now they are all weird-shaped. Here is what I ...
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How could I make a VDB volume not cast shadows?

I imported a VDB volume from Houdini into Blender 2.92 and it creates some weird shadows. How could I make it not cast any shadows? I went into Visibility > Ray Tracing but there's no Shadow ...
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How can I make grease pencil be effected by shadow?

I'm using grease pencil in surface draw mode to make my scene look painted, but I'm not sure how to make grease pencil respond to shadowing. I know grease pencil can't cast shadows, so I set my ...
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Odd shadow cutout

I'm very new to Blender (10 hours in!), and I'm coming across a problem I haven't been able to successfully google. I have an object casting a shadow on a plane. I'm using an Area light pointing ...
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How do I stop eevee shadows changing shape each frame?

I am doing an animation in eevee with one spot light, volumetric fog, the camera and light moving together over different models/objects.. My problem is each time it changes frame all the objects ...
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Smoke is not casting shadows in Eevee

Smoke is not casting shadows in Eevee render. The blend file is given below.
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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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Does anyone know the best way to change shadow colors?

I have used the shader nodes to almost get what I want, however I am running into many difficulties. I am making isometric 2D sprite art to a mod an existing game so I need to work within the confines ...
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Create object with no self casting shadows, but can cast and receive shadows in Eevee?

How do I create an object with no self casting shadows, but can cast and receive shadows in Eevee? (See image. Green: good! Red: Bad!) In the example, the object on the left has a normal node ...
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How to make shadow catcher object invisible in mirror?

I modified and added this car model to my scene but it was having no side mirrors. So I made mirror plane and added mirror material to it but to cast car shadows on HDRI, I used shadow catcher object ...
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How to get correct lightning in the shadows?

I just started learning Blender. After I finished my first scene I saw some problems in the shadows. Is there someone who can help me out and tell what I could improve to get rid of these problems? My ...
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How to keep only Reflections and Shadows but object itself invisible

I want to render only: Object On the white table Table surface reflections Object Shadows on table Emission particles reflections & gloss on table I want White Table is to disappear totally It ...
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How to set a material's color when shadowed

I am trying to create a material that is normally white but turns blue in the shade. I know I can do this by changing my lamp's color, but I don't want all the other materials to also turn blue. Is ...
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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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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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Scene lighting and setup: how would you get such a render?

Just for fun, i'm trying to recreate a scene from the (nice) movie Cherry 2000. Here's a link to the clip. I like the aesthetic, but I can't figure out how they did setup their scene; and that's ...
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How do you affect only shaded areas in Blender Cycles?

I am trying to make a pyramid shaped planet, and want to make the shadowed areas use a different texture (with city lights) than the areas in the light. I have tried using the normals node, but it ...
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Update viewport after toggle of cycles shadows for all objects

I wrote this little script to toggle the visibility of the shadows of all objects. It works quite well, but at the end of the script, I'd like to update the viewport. I tried the "hack" with the ...
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How does "distance" effect ambient occlusion?

In Blender Cycles, there is a distance option for Ambient Occlusion in the World tab. How does the distance option affect AO? What does moving the distance closer to zero do? What does increasing ...
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Cloth simulation dirty in render

I want to take a render picture of the cloth over a car. But every time I render it the cloth shadows are too big and somehow not nice (whole cloth with shadows are just 3 colours). It looks good in ...
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render with no shadows like in solid mode

It is possible to render a final animation with objects to look like when in solid mode and no shadows etc? How could I do that?
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Strange Shadowing on Object with Array Modifier

I'm creating a Map for Garry's Mod PropHunt but having some odd shadowing issues. For example on the supports left and right of the trackbeds: Somehow one of the support array's duplicate has odd ...
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Long Shadow with gradient depending on length

I am trying to use Cycles to create a shadow effect that will decrease intensity based on the length of the shadow. But I am only able to achieve this : What I am doing is I am calculating ...
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How to keep Background while using Shadow Catcher?

I am trying to Create a Chocolate-Bar like something on a Marble Background (Plane with Material Applied) I have added One of Blender's Default HDRI as Lighting & No Other lighting in the Scene.. ...
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Poor normal map result when the model is lit by a strong light

I have modeled a detail piece for a project I'm working on. I've used the multi resolution modifier to sculp it, and then I baked a normal map from a higher subdiv level to a lower one. Standard stuff....
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Strange shadows appearing in my eevee render

I am just starting in blender doing some animations rendered with eevee, I already tried everything to remove some strange shadows(artefacts) in some models but had no success. The top image is the ...
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Blocky, Incomplete Shadows with GPU but not CPU

When rendering this project using my GPU and CPU I get incomplete shadows that show up as blocky. I have an AMD Radeon 5700 XT and AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core Processor. I've tried the following: ...
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missing some shadow in render result

I found out my render result and viewport rendering preview are different, my render result missing some shadow. I've checked and ensure the missing shadow is caused by viewport shading. Please help ...
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How to exclude light from a character

I'm working on a scene where a character is floating inside a cylinder and there's light shining from the bottom. To make it appealing I had to turn the strength to 10000. But my mixamo character can'...
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Is it possible to remove a baked shadow from a texture using Blender?

I have this texture from a game that I'm trying to mod and i was wondering if it's possible to remove the baked shadow on the pants using compositor or another method on blender
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objects do not block shadow that goes to shadow catcher

I'd like to render only the vase and shadow to then overlay on other shelves and walls, and then do the same with other objects besides the vase. If I set the wall and shelf to "shadow catcher&...
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Require help with multiple lights in EEVEE creating a clean and sharp black/white shading (shadows and light bounce)

I'm currently trying out different things for an animation series I've planned and need help with creating sharp and clean black/white shadows and light bounces, when the range of - for example - two (...
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Interior Shadow Catcher

I've got an issue that I haven't been able to solve so I'm turning to the community for help. Here's my objective. I'm attempting to recreate an interior real estate photo to virtually stage with CG ...
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Donut glass cup render has too many grains and speckles + denoiser come out distorted, shadow is also too opaque. What settings may I try out?

I feel I am nearing completion of the tutorial but am still having gaps in knowledge on how to render light properly. 2.92.0 blender file: https://pasteall.org/blend/6474d6f8bd5f4b1abbabaa41478e7e6a ...
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Removing shadows from an object, not the shadow being casted

I've got a model that looks best when rendered through the Workbench render engine, but for a specific scene I would like it to still be able to cast shadows. Is there a certain way for the model to ...
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I am getting strange shadows when using hair cards and cycles

I am getting strange shadows when adding view my hair cards in Cycles. I think it occurs when the hair cards are overlapping but im not sure. Anyone knows if there is a fix?
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Can I turn off Bloom one just one object?

I am trying to animate a "blood moon eclipse" and have been trying to get the moon to glow. It looks good with bloom in eevee, but the problem I ran into is that the "earth" ...
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Object floating in cycles but not eevee

For some reason, objects appear to be floating in cycles, but not in eevee, I'm sure the object is aligned with the flood because the base is clipping through the ground in viewport mode. Cycles ...
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After following Guru's tutorial, the reflections and shadows look weird in the render view

I finished the part where you make the coffee cup, the plate, all glass, then add a liquid, etc Now I was supposed to move onto where I turn that liquid into coffee and such But I noticed weird ...
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Let reflections and shadows continue over edges

I've been trying to get this to work for a few days, but I can't seem to find out how. I want to have an object with two colours (materials) reflect light seamlessly. These objects are generated ...
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Can't change shadow method

In the Render menu in Blender, there is supposed to be an option under Shadows that lets you change the method from VSM to ESM, so I can have less jagged shadows in Eevee. However, for me, the option ...
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Make shadows visible only in reflections

I want to make the shadows of a mesh only show up in the reflection of another mesh. Invisible to the camera. Imagine a ghost that appears only on mirrors. His shadow would only be visible in the ...
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Cycles Textures not showing with shading - Works in Eevee

I think this must be some simple thing that I have missed, but I can't get this model to render properly in Cycles, yet it works perfectly in Eevee. The cycles version is not rendering with any ...
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Is there a dynamic light-amount dependent material change node setup?

I have a mountain scene and I want to reduce snow only from the bright areas of a plane. Is there a way to do this dynamically, so I dont have to use vertex paint, and it reacts to light change? Like ...
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Shadow issues on rotation

I have a rotating in a blender file with a single plane as ground. The object rotates find and the shadow is casted correctly onto the plane, but the shadows of the rotating object itself do something ...
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My shadows aren't rendering in EEVEE but working perfectly in the viewport

I've been modeling and working on this scene for days a couple of bumps on the road but I've been doing pretty good. I've never had problems with shadows, and I've checked every possible forum. It's ...
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Close range shadow rendering

When I render using Cycles, I get the shadows I am expecting: When I render using Eeevee, Some are missing: I have tried the suggestions in this post (turning on Contact Shadows), however the ...
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Material at Viewport Shading some lines seem to appear

I have a problem with my material at Viewport Shading, some lines seem to appear. How can i fix this?
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My object looks black rather than transparent

How to obtain a perfectly transparent rendering? My object is composed of black material on the rendering that I would not like. Can I work on the light path in order to get a more transparent ...
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curved backdrop looks shows a sharp line

Could you help me to identify the problem of shadow on the background as shown in the picture? I don't know the reason why the shadows separate like this, but on the real time rendering I have a nice ...

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