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How to render with the Workbench settings as if it were a screenshot

I'd like to use some cameras to render images with the same settings as the workbench, effectively just using them to take a screenshot. Is there a way to do this? I'm completely new to rendering so I ...
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How to automatically copy settings from viewport shading to workbench render Engine? Thank you

How to automatically copy settings from viewport shading to workbench render Engine? Thank you.
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no bpy accessable atribute for Workbench Sampling

I'm making a very bodged script to export textures for a game and need some rendered with AA and some without. When adjusting this setting it comes up in the editor terminal as ...
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How to achieve Workbench studio light in EEVEE and Cycles

In Workbench studio light. The light and shadow is at the same corner whatever we rotate the object. I guess I need to use a texture and emission instead of adding a light. Any help would be much ...
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How to quickly render a custom asset browser prop preview

I currently have a few dozen models that I'm organizing into an asset browser catalogues. The default preview icon for each asset is rendered from a fixed angle in a workbench renderer, but I would ...
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Eevee renders default cube black

I'm really a newbie on blender, I barely know how to use the program and I'm watching a tutorial playlist to get started on this. A problem came up. When I use the "Material Preview" option, ...
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Workbench cavity not appearing when rendering animation from command line

The Cavity feature of the Workbench render engine Properties / Render Properties / Options / Cavity provides the expected results when rendering an animation from the UI Render / Render Animation (...
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Most things not rendering correctly

Description: This occurs in pretty much every part of Blender, but here is an example in geometry nodes Solid view: Workbench: Eevee: Cycles (how it's supposed to look): note: I'm just making this ...
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What exactly is the workbench render engine for?

I'm new to blender and I've been wondering what the workbench render engine is used for.
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How to keep blender work speed consistent as the file size gets larger?

As I'm working on a project in blender, the speed that things work, being edit speed or any function of the system, gets dramatically slower as the file gets larger, my file is currently 237kb, and ...
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why does my model look like this

I don't know how to really explain this problem besides that my model looks weird in every mode besides workbench and Eevee the final one is Eevee i just forgot to add text here is the file download ...
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Viewport resolution downscaling option for Eevee and Workbench

Currently I have a laptop (4GB ram ; Intel i5 2.5GHz ; no graphic card). I want to use Blender 2.93 on my separate 1080p monitor but this introduces a problem : the Blender viewport is incredibly ...
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Faster render with Workbench?

What are the tips and tricks for making workbench render faster? Since I am using workbench for debugging purposes, I don't care much about the quality of the render as long as it gives me a rough ...
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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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Why no color in my explosion? And why doesn't cycles or eevee render smoke? Rendering problems Ubuntu 20.04/blender 2.8 or 2.9

I've been following this explosion tutorial. While I've managed to get a pretty great-looking explosion shape, it's just grayscale -- no color, even though I'm certain I've followed the shader edits ...
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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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Grease pencil object is refusing visual effects

I'm new to blender 2.92 and I've a book with cool tutorial series with quick-start guides for blender 2.80, and I've learned many things so far! But a problem arises when I try to apply an effect to ...
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replicate both screenspace and world space valley in eevee material?

in the "workbench" rendering engine of blender there is an option called "cavity" where you can enable a feature which is called "valley" which basically is similar to ...
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Workbench Outlines not appearing when rendering animation from command line

The "Outlines" feature of the Workbench render engine Properties / Render Properties / Options / Outline provides the expected results when rendering an animation from the UI Render / Render ...
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Shadows in Workbench

So Blender Devs were working on a cool feature of Workbench engine, that is rendering sharp shadows. They are rendered in the way that SketchUp viewport or ArchiCAD and some other CAD-like programs ...
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How would I get this 3 tone lighting effect for edges?

I want to get this effect that defines the edges and then colors them with 3 tone coloring, I've tried with freestyle but I want to get the same effect, I think this wad one is workbench
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How to render with same style as seen in solid viewport? [duplicate]

I'm new to Blender and I like very much the esthetics of the viewport. Is it possible to replicate those settings when rendering it? I got this look when those settings are applied. Bigger ...
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Workbench renders quite slow

I'm cutting a project in the blender "Video Editing" tool, and I am working on my rough cut. To be able to send it and watch it outside of blender, I'd like to render it with the "Workbench" renderer. ...
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Trying to get depth-information in Workbench

I am normally using Cycles to render large quantities of images and I'm getting the depth-values by linking the depth-output of the renderLayer-node to the alpha-input of the Composite Node. I then ...
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Why is UV mapped texture not visible on workbench in B.2.8?

I made a simple factory building with two materials. One material [factory_floor_material] is assigned to the floor of the factory. One material [factory_wall_material] is assigned to the walls of ...
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Turning off anti-aliasing: inconsistency between 'info' window and valid python commands

I want to render an image without anti-aliasing. Using the UI, I select the Workbench engine. Then, under Sampling, I set Render to No Anti-Aliasing. This displays the following commands in the info ...
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Blender 2.8 - WorkBench - Gradients appear very low quality

I'm building some models for a game that doesn't have any light sources so all the shadows and highlights are painted into the texture. Because I don't need any light sources I'm using WorkBench as ...
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Rendered image background has strange stripes

I have created a little scene. However, the right half of the image produced has white/grey stripes in the background. What is causing this? I am using the Workbench render engine. I believe this is ...
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freestyle on workbench engin in blender 2.8

in blender 2.8 ,is there is any way to make real time freestyle on workbench engin or (real time edges outline) --- like CAD software (no lighting setup just focus on modeling design with clear sharp ...
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How can I use the workbench engine on a headless server? [duplicate]

I'd like to use the workbench engine on a remote headless server (linux). However, blender crashes giving me the following error: Unable to open a display Is ...
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How do I set the workbench render background colour in 2.8?

I have set my render engine to workbench. I have set my world viewport display to completely black. In both solid and rendered view the background is black. If I render an image though I get a grey ...
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Blender 2.80: How to obtain a white background using the workbench render engine? [duplicate]

I'm trying to obtain a white background for a render using the workbench render engine. I have set the "Viewport Display" inside World settings to white but the background renders light grey....
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Blender 2.8 view material transparency and textures at the sametime with Workbench

I am using Blender 2.8 Workbench and trying to visualize some materials which have transparency and others which use an image texture. I can see transparent materials when I use material rendering and ...
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How to get black outlines in Blender 2.8 Workbench Render? Currently all my outline lines are white!

I am trying to render out a cartoon version of the model shown in the image, but as you can see, I am getting white outlines when rendering using blender 2.8 workbench engine. I have set the outline ...
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API access for workbench render settings

In Blender 2.8 how do I change the settings for the workbench render properties via python? The settings for the workbench render, not a viewport. For example if I manually change the lighting to FLAT,...
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Will it be possible to render out the Workbench viewports in Blender 2.8?

In the same way as you can currently render the active viewport in Open GL? Some aspects of the Workbench renderer look as if they will be very useful for NPR people.
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