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Why is it whenever i render my object the shadows disappear?

Whenever I render my donut the shadows disapear, even when im in camera mode (ctrl+alt+0), but the shadows are casted just fine when I use viewport shading. (I'm completely new to blender)
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Difficulty with a flat surface that creates shadows

My question may seem simple, I'm new to Blender. I am using version 3.1.2. On a flat surface on which I apply the BoolTool tool to create an opening, my surface behaves strangely. I get ghost shadows ...
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Heavely blurred shadows with the sun node

I'm only posting it because i never found a solution online, i just recently FINALLY found the solution to the problem, and it's so easy. The problem: When i used the sun node the shadows ended up ...
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How to manipulate/stylize the edges of shadows?

I am trying to manipulate/stylize the edges of shadows. What I mean by that is that I would like to split the transition of a shadow to non shadow area into different colours like so Is either of ...
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Particle system rendered as object has weird shadow issues in Cycles, that is fixed when using children or random scale

I'm using particle system to distribute feather objects on a bird body. When I naively set it up and try to render it with Cycles, there is some of the objects shadows are not realistic (many of the ...
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Blender 3.1 Shadow Problems with "Hair" Simulation

I just recently updated my Blender version to 3.1 from 2.9. I wanted to render out a scene I have had, but I noticed many of the cubes are pitch black. I know they have to do with shadows from playing ...
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why are there weird shadows when shading smooth?

I'm trying to make a chopping board, and so far I've added a hole using a bool, and then added a bevel using a mod. However, when I try to shade it smooth, these unneeded shadows are formed. How do I ...
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Shadow showing differently in viewport and render with custom split normals on

I work with Blender 3.0 Cycles X and I am having a problem with the difference between viewport preview shadows and rendered shadows. I am rendering an anime-styled character and I wish that there is ...
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how do i make an object cast a shadow on another object

I want to make an object cast a shadow on another, but I don know how I've got a light with a sphere outside the camera view, I was hoping the sphere would sort of cast some sort of shadow, but it isn'...
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How can I remove white from my backgorund layer?

How can I remove white from my background layer while keeping this blue color (because if I set the ground as shadow catcher I get only black shadow)?
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Shadows that are pretty when rendered with eevee look wrong with cycles

I am trying to render a donut. This is my render with Eevee This is my render with Cycles The shadows in the left side of the donut are very odd since that is the side light is on. My render setting ...
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how do I make the ghost effect for hands like oculus in blender

I am trying to create the ghost effect / toon effect where anything behind the first layer of mesh is ghosted with just the background. how do I make this in blender. here is a link to some example ...
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Why is there no shadows after rendering in Eevee?

I'm relative new to blender, I'm trying to do a turntable for a product and using EEVEE for fast renders, the problem is, there is no shadows after rendering, everything looks ok on the viewport and i ...
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Unexpected result with soft shadows when rendering a beveled cube in Cycles (3.0)

This seems like it should be pretty simple, but I must be missing or misunderstanding something. I have a cube with a bevel modifier on it, and I want it to have pretty soft shadows. But the result is ...
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Long shadow - Landscape - Displacement

I use displacement (With a greyscale) image, to create a 3D looking map. I would like long shadow, as if the scene were light up by a morning sun. I tried to change the position of the sun. I tried to ...
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Object affect volume shadow only

I'm trying to have an object cast volume shadow only, but it should NOT cast shadow nor be visible to the camera. Is this even possible? Here's my test file
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Shadows from box projected texture appearing in the wrong places

I'm working on a semi-procedural planet generator, and the clouds are made using a seamless clouds texture set to box project, but for some reason their shadows are appearing in the wrong places. Does ...
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How to fix my shadow catcher?

What do you suggest I do to fix my shadow catcher plane so that the barrel of the tunnel doesn't leave a gap, causing it to cast a harder shadow?
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Megascan object, viewport shadow is odd black

Updated: Here is my packed Blender file: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/18oEstq5oBS_6ILUNNtZeRxpP4Fthnnhx?usp=sharing Thanks to Lemon! Hi everyone, I've been trying to import Megascan objects ...
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Adding texture to Cast Shadows in Blender 2.8/2.9 Eevee

I have been researching if there is a way to add textures to cast shadows in Eevee. I found what I was looking for on Youtube but it only works in Cycles. Here is the Video https://www.youtube.com/...
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recreating shadows

How could I recreate this enviroment with these soft shadows? and how to make it more realistic? Example with good realistic shadows: My example
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Cycles Emission Material Receiving Shadows

I am trying to follow this tutorial. Around 36:00 in the tutorial, he adds an UV sphere with an emission material that will eventually become the sun. However, when I follow the exact same steps, my ...
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Problem with Transparency/Mix Shader: shadow on the contact zone stays

Hello Blender community! I have a problem during a 3D animation: I am using "Transparent BSDF" and "Mix Shader" to make some components of my assembly disappear. Anyway when they ...
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how to get rid of shadow/dark artifacts on object?

I am trying to render a very high resolution mesh with an image texture applied. I don't know why, but I end up with all these black faces or shadow artifacts (not sure what they are). Using cycles, ...
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cycles shadow issue, one object in the scene is way darker than it should

In my scene, one of the objects get's darker than the others, in the picture, the arms of the model should be the same color than the legs, the same materials are applied. The problem only occurs in ...
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How to render semi-transparent shadows on a shadow catcher?

Hi I'm trying to render a shadow for a 2D sprite. I want it to be semi-transparent. I have a shadow-catcher plane, the object is invisible for the camera and my rendering engine is Cycles. However, ...
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Shadow from unknown source on my object

I'm new to Blender and still trying to figure a lot of stuff out. I wanted to make some cloudy miso soup, so I added a noisy image texture to the soup object. There's a curved shadow on the soup that ...
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Pixelated shadows and obvious seams when rendering

whatever I do, I keep getting these annoying shading lines when I render. my GPU is an rtx2070 super and I'm using OptiX render settings. I was editing an old project and had to import the fbx to a ...
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No shadow for a specific object for a specific light

There are many objects in the scene, and multiple lights too. Now, if I do not want a specific object's shadow for a specific light, what should be done? Note that there are a few answers like this ...
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Image on plane as particle hairs - Shadow problem

I'm trying to create grass by using images on a plane and then using those in a hair particle system. However in some areas I'm seeing the shadow from the plane instead of the grass itself. Grass ...
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Weird shadow stripes in workbench - glitch

I think this should be considered a bug. If you take a look at the screenshot, you'll see dark stripes going across the viewport. They only appear with shadows enabled in Workbench. The level of ...
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Shader vs. Vector Node - not producing any shadows for displaced geometry

TL;DR: Why are shadows showing when rendering displaced geometry with Shader-Nodes but not with Vector-Nodes? I have created a super simple shader via node setup. I'm using Cycles, and the material ...
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Help with lighting setup

The following screenshot is a photoshop mockup and basically I just want to recreate it in blender to have some more control over it. So far (I'm really new to blender) it's looking not that bad. The ...
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Material with full transmission still casts dark shadows, how do I avoid that? (Cycles render)

(I'm using cycles render) I'm trying to create the look of 'essential oil' blobs on a surface. I want the oil to look very clear, only slightly colored. It looks how I want when the blobs are not on a ...
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Light gives weird black spots in cycles render

I have some objects with weird black spots in cycles render, in rendered view and in the final render. I realize that it has something to do with light because, when I go to the sun settings and ...
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background and shadows became solid black

in render window everything is fine but when i save it in any format like png , jpg ect. shadow and background colour become black. I didnt change anythind and i tried it with default cube. Screenshot ...
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Shadows flickering in Eevee animation

I'm trying to render a 10 second, 30 FPS character turntable in Eevee: The scene has two lights - a spotlight and a sun with disabled shadow casting, at a nearly 90 degree angle from each other. The ...
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Shading issues with boolean

Before you leave a comment, I know this is a common issue, but I have tried all of the solutions I have found. With that being said, I'm modelling a bishop as part of one of my first projects. I'm ...
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Coffee cup looks foggy after rendering

I’m following BlenderGuru’s donut tutorial, and right now I am modeling the coffee cup. The problem is that the cup looks kind of foggy after rendering (see attached screenshot). There’s a weird black-...
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How could I remove these jagged shadows?

I tried removing these jagged shadows with the Shadow Terminator Offset slider in Blender 2.90 but they don't go away even if I crank it at 1, plus I'm getting horrible dark shadows all over the place ...
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Recreating Minecraft-like Voxel Lighting in Eevee or Cycles

I've ported the model of a world from the game Minecraft into Blender to transfer to another game engine altogether, however I can't seem to properly recreate the in-game lighting for baking. From ...
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How to cast object shadow only and mask the shadow of the object with the object?

I have an object sitting (clipping a bit) on the plane. I can achieve the shadow only via the node tree. But I want the object itself to mask the shadow. I mocked up what I want in photoshop for ...
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How do I make the object not cast a shadow but also not miss the shadow of another object?

How do I make the object not cast a shadow but also not miss the shadow of another object?
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Light leaks in shadows

This happens all of the time, even with other modeling programs (UModeller and Probuilder). I suspect it is a Unity problem, and I have asked there, as well. I have checked all seams, especially ...
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unwanted shadow changes in eevee

In the pictures you can see on the blue logo shadow change. What can i do so my shadows are consistent throughout multiple frames ?
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Why are the shadows disappearing for a few frames

In this portion of a longer animation, the shadows suddenly disappear for a few frames then reappear. This doesn't happen when I scrub thru the Timeline in the 3D window, only in the Render. I ...
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Adding curved shape to box with seamless shading?

Suppose I have an empty box, and I want to add a bowl shaped surface starting partway down. See the image below, showing cross section of the box and the annotation depicting what the bowl shape ...
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Problem with shadows when filling faces in edit mode

I've been working in blender in edit mode and I think I've accidentally activated some sort of feature with a shortcut or something. Now every time I create a new face in edit mode, it gives that face ...
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Shadows are green, light or intense

I am following BlenderGuru's tutorial on Blender, the donut, and everything has been fine except for this. First, I noticed in medium-light renders a greenish hue or tone. I had the donut laying on a ...
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When I open my project all shadows have gone

I am using blender 2.9 am creating a room with chocofur model manager for furniture, etc, it looked nice with all the shadows and lighting but I have saved it every step of the way, but now when I ...
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