Questions tagged [volumetrics]

Questions about rendering with volumes (smoke, fog, etc.). Use this tag for both Blender Internal and Cycles.

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Visualizing 3D voxel data in Blender 2.8

right now I'm trying to visualize my scientific 3D data in Blender 2.8. So blenders built in textures or smoke simulations do not lead to the goal. I've read that older releases of Blender do support ...
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Planetary Clouds

Is it possible to create a planetary-volumetric style clouds on the faces of a sphere? Every attempt I try always comes out to look too 2d when approaching the image closely. I tried the volume output ...
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Import and render raw volumetric data

Is it possible in Blender to import and render raw volumetric data (outcome of fluid simulator)? I have a set of 3d arrays of floats in C/C++ and I used to render it frame by frame with OpenGL using ...
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Volume rendering an image stack in Blender Game Engine

I'm trying to create an interactive scientific visualization tool using the Blender Game Engine (BGE). One of the things I want to include is a volumetric rendering of an image stack. An image stack ...
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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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Volume scattering is limited by the fire simulation domain

I have a scene with fire and smoke simulation, adaptive domain enabled . Fire is placed inside a cube with the volume scatter shader . But the light scattering around the fire appears to be limited ...
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Cycles volumetrics: artifacts on edges

I'm creating cloud in Blender/Cycles. While following this tutorial I came across artifacts:. The problem is marked on render (the biggest visible artifact) and seems to appear in areas where faces ...
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Lighting a volume with a bi-color point light (2)

This question is a following of this one I would like to light the center of a cylindric volume with a gradient light White -> Red -> Blue radially from the center to the border. I made a test of ...
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Volume Absorption not working

I am making a cup of coffee. I created the liquid as a mesh with transmission as 0 and applied volume absorption to the mesh in order to create that darker look, however, there is no change in the ...
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Atmospheric fog in Blender 2.8

I am a long time Blender user and I built some nice scenes with it. I also love the new 2.8 but ever since I was working with volumetrics in Blender I was never really happy with it. So what I want ...
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Is there a way to bake volume density information which is generated from an OSL script?

I am trying to generate volume density information (e.g. a mandelbulb) from an Open Shader Language script in cycles. This however only works when rendering with a CPU. My GPU is much faster but doesn'...
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Issue with Volume Absorption inside Glass

first time posting here and very new to blender, Im following BlenderGuru's latest tutorial and I'm having some issues with volume absorption, this is of course not a job, I don't have a deadline, so ...
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Blender EEVEE not rendering smoke simulation

For some reason the EEVEE viewport is actually rendering the smoke simulation, however, on the actual render, it does not seem to render it at all as if it's excluding it. I have checked Volumetrics ...
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Cycles & Blender Render for God Beams / Crepuscular Rays / Sun Beams

I'm having trouble getting the actual beam of light to show in the render of my image. What I want to do is create an image that looks like this: However, In blender render I am unable to get the ...
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Cycles Volume: Dynamic Step Size?

I've been thinking about Cycles' Volume Scatter, and how AMAZINGLY SLOW rendering volumes are. Especially so if you have both a very large, very far away volume (like clouds)in your scene and a very ...
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Weird render faillure material volume

I am just starting with blender and am actually in the middle of my first tutorial from Blender Guru. I just rendered a scene with a coffee cup with coffee in it, and suddenly dark tiles appear in ...
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(2.81 Evee) Volumetric spotlight shows through solid object

I'm trying to add "real" spotlights to my scene, as in stage lighting. Naturally I want spotlight-looking objects present. Problem is, when I place the light inside the object, it still shows through. ...
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Volumetrics - Different results GPU vs CPU

Hey fellow Blendy people, I'm running some benchmark comparisons between various render engines involving a lot of small, simple scenes. Anyway, on my test scene for volumetrics, I'm noticing a ...
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Why i cant see volume in Render but can in preview?

Why I cant see volume in renders, just the light. Preview looks ok, but render not. Not even in EEVEE or Cycles.
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Density texture in Voxel to mesh?

Hi , I am working on a scientific illustration. This is a porous structure of a membrane. How can I create the bottom part of the block? Can I convert the density voxel to mesh?
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How to add glare effect to a object in volumetrics?

Hey guys I need your help!! I want to add the glare effect (fog glow) while volumetrics is turned on in world tab but unfortunately I am not able to do so.
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Render 3D probability volume (3D texture) cycles / eevee

I'm looking to render photorealistic volumes from 3D textures (think MRI scans) together with geometry. So far, everything I've seen to do this is specific for BI, not for cycles or eevee. However, ...
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Volumetrics in EEVEE working in viewport but not in final render

Hey so I'm working on a scene with volumetrics enabled in the Eevee render setting (volumetric lightning is on as well). It shows up in the viewport and it looks fantastic, but as soon as I press F12 ...
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Eevee - Volume Scatter shader doesn't render but shows on preview

I also tried baking indirect light with a light probe and, the volumetric option in the render tab is activated but I still couldn't figure out how to make it appear also on render. Maybe it's not ...
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How to turn normal lights in a video to have more volume

So I saw this video on Aquaman-style Visual Effects, and I kind of understood how that worked. The problem was that the tutorial was made in After Effects, which I do not have access to, so I decided ...
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I can't render volumetric lights in Eevee with an orthographic camera

So this is the problem I'm having, when I render volumetric lights in Eevee, they don't show up with an orthographic Camera, but they do when using a perspective camera. Why is that? is there a way to ...
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Black spots on Z-Buffer (Depth Pass)

To begin, I'm using a MacBook Air 13" early 2005 model. I cannot render high-quality images with ease. I can only render on the iMacs my school has allowed me to use. If samples/quality is a part of ...
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Volumetrics material not showing in final render (Cycles)

I have a scene with a sphere that has a Volume Scatter (Anisotropy 1; Density 0.1) material. When I preview it in the viewport (at 750 samples), it seems to be in the scene fine and how I like it. ...
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Multiple volume scatter objects - smoke and fog

Hello I have a problem in which my smoke simulation is inside the giant box which has volume scatter and absorption shaders. During rendering the smoke domain is visible as shady object around the ...
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Volume+Caustics?

Is there any way to make caustics work in a volumetric environment? When using the Cycles render engine, light passing through a Glass BSDF in a volumetric world will not show through on the other ...
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How to make volumetrics work

I've been reading a lot about this, but I can't find the solution. Anything I've tried so far hasn't helped at all to solve my problem. The scene is simple. There's a sun light outside which is ...
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Problem with Volumetric and Compositing in a Complex scene

I am new to the Blender community. Recently, I'm working on a school animation project which I created some animations and applied volumetric scatter in the scene to create depth. Unfortunately, due ...
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strange artifact when rendering volume

I'm using a volume scatter shader to render an atmosphere for a planet. To save on time I used a spherical gradient and ran it through a color ramp to get white only on the rims of the sphere. This ...
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OSL Volume in 2.79

I'm learning to work with OSL but it seems something has changed between Blender 2.79 and previous versions regarding OSL Volumes... ...
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Adding a Texture to a Volumetric Drastically Increases Render Times?

so, I've been trying to render clouds using Cycle's Volume Scatter node in a way that doesn't murder render times. Plugging Volume Scatter into the Volume option of a Material Output, works fine, ...
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“Inside & Outside” volumes IE glass within glass (cycles)

How can we manage "glass" interfaces which have a different volume (absorption) on each side of the interface. For example colored liquid within a colored glass. I understand that to manage correct ...
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Does GPU volumetric rendering work with Mac Pro Radeon D700s?

Has anyone successfully rendered smoke (or any volumetric shaders for that matter) with GPU on a Mac Pro with Radeon Firepro D700s? I saw that smoke/fire is supported on Open CL (as listed here: ...
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Why is my beer black?

I've been following this blender guru tutorial (Link to relevant section of tutorial) However, once I try to render the beer material it is coming out black I've followed very closely with the ...
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Volume material is not rendered onto environment map

I have an object with a volumetric material in the scene which renders a bunch of clouds correctly from my camera. I set up a cube to create an environment map by setting up the texture as environment ...
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Voxel data as image sequence in cycles

I have image sequence of an object. How to render it in cycles as voxel or volume? Image sequence represents a slices of 3d object. Images are in .png. I would like to turn theese slices in 3d object ...
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Object ID or Material ID using Volume Scatter

If I have volume scatter in the scene both the object ID and material ID passes are affected by the volume scatter: with the volume scatter off, ID passes look fine: is there a way to get clean ID ...
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Cycles Volumetric Lighting Render Issue (2.81)

I have a simple volumetrics setup for a nebula-esque scene. Now, the render has to loop, so I used multiple boxes with the same noise textures in them. In Eevee, this works great, but in cycles, each ...
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Volume Absorption density of whiskey

In fluid in a glass it mentions using a volume absorption node. Below are the settings suggested for red wine in the answer from @gandalf. Any clues re what settings, particularly density, to use ...
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Lines appear volumetrics

I am using a Volume scatter node to get a foggy effect, but I get these lines showing up on the floor.
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Fire bleeding in eevee

I was messing around with fire in realtime with eevee, but I was cornered by this strange comportment, with the original size of the model the fire seem to bleed through the geometry, but when a scale ...
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Get smoke color from flow object Vertex Color

I have an alembic cache of an animated object with animated vertex color and I'm using this as a flow object for a smoke simulation. All that is generating smoke well, but... Does anyone know how I ...
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Discrete Version of OBJ Mesh for physical simulation

I am using SOFA physics simulation to deform a yarn, first i have to get a discrete. version of the OBJ mesh. which is know in the format of VTK There is an example in SOFA tested on bunny.obj and it ...
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how to make edge fade away with principled volume shader

how can i make edge on the atmosphere fade onto nothingness, right now it is to noticeable where it ends. I am using only principled volume shader and the density is at 0.0003. Changing density does ...
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Volumetric lighting doesn't work

I am using Blender 2.8 with Eevee and there is a light source behind a window, if I hide the window the light works but not with the window. I tried to change the material setting but without success....
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Volumetric lighting is glitching out?

Trying to do volumetric lighting in Eevee with an area lamp. I followed this tutorial but whenever I add the volumetric material to the cube I get this weird stuff: I'm wondering if maybe its because ...