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How do i get rid of these black shadows?

I'm trying to render an animation about this children's crib. Essentially I'm creating a "How to install" guide as the printed one is dated and difficult to understand. Using Blender 2.78 in cycles, ...
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Emission plane is casting a shadows in cycles

My emission objects (which are flat planes) are casting shadows parallel to their faces. Rotating the planes causes the shadow line to move but not to diffuse. Blender screenshot: Render with ...
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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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How can I remove shading on a plane but still allow shadows from other objects to be cast on to the pane?

I have objects on top of an 'Images as Plane' plane and I'd like it to not have any shading/gradients in lighting, so it looks like it would if I opened the image in an image viewer with maximum ...
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The "Shadow" option is not available in "Show Layer Properties" (Blender 3.5)

When I turn on Cycles to render, I have no "Shadows" option in "Show Layer Properties" (Passes > Light > Other > ...), but in the video tutorial everything works perfectly....
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How do I make shadows through glass and liquid more transparent and less opaque?

Andrew's glass: My glass: Light paths settings: None of these seem to change the shadow (or rather the cup's?) see through What settings can I possibly fiddle with? the more the merrier! :)
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Is it possible to have a node value correspond to how much light is hitting that pixel? [duplicate]

The puzzle I'm facing comes from when I was participating in Nodevember, so although I can think of ways to manage this by using baked image sequences or sync'ing up a mask to roughly match the ...
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Cast a shadow with HDR world lighting?

I have quickly created a bed in Blender and I'm using HDR lighting on the World node in Cycles, is it possible to create a shadow underneath the bed without adding more 'light' to the object? So ...
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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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How to get transparent shadows using a spot with irregular/deep buffer?

I'm using Blender's internal renderer, trying to get some transparent shadow using a spot light with deep or irregular buffer switched on. Contrarily to this answer, the manual for 2.77 states this ...
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3D Scene in VSE: Hide an object keeping the shadow

I have a scene (add / scene) in my VSE, and I made the lights and shadow to match those of the background footage. Now what would be the best way/strategy/approach to hide the plane, only retaining ...
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How do I darken shadows from a shadow catcher in the compositor?

I am working on a shot of a car sitting in a plane integrated into a video I shoot. When I rendered the image sequence I separated the shadow from the car (when I was rendering the Car itself I ...
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Text render has weird shadows

I made a super basic design just a 2 texts with curve modifier. But when I render it (cycles mode) it has weird shadows. I tried to adding smooth modifier, edge split modifier, increasing sampling ...
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Create Simple Shadow Under Object in Blender Render

I have an 3D model that I would like to export to SceneKit in iOS. Everything is working except simple shadows underneath the object. I looked over this question and this simple tutorial here. What ...
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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 setup correctly the spot lamp

Can someone give to me any suggestion to set up correctly the spot lamp ? I would like that the light is like the one that you see on the last attached picture. I watched a tutorial,I tried different ...
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My model is not reflecting any light / looks dark

In the image I have 2 objects, 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 with no changes safe for the texture to ...
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Posterized shadow pass in Cycles?

I rendered a shadow pass for my scene but unfortunately it is coming out a little odd compared to what I was hoping for. It looks posterized. Is there a way to fix this? I was looking for more of a ...
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How to make toon shader more realistic and clean crooked shadow in models?

How can I make my toon shader more realistic? I have a crooked shadow in my character model, how can I correct it?
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Fix creases on a curved surface

Basically I am working on an aircraft and I had to cut out the windows (I use the Knife Project tool ) But I have these weird shadows/creases. I know the topology is terrible but this is a quick ...
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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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