Questions tagged [world]

For questions pertaining to the appearance or settings of the World in Blender - meaning the environment you see as a background in your scene. World settings and capabilities vary depending on the render engine used, so it is advisable to also specify which render engine you are using when posting a question about the World. Questions about environment lighting may also fall into this category.

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How to get 3D points of a Mesh in world space coordinates? [duplicate]

I have a blender file with this scene (below) seen from the camera. Now I need to get the 3D points of the mesh (the doughnut) in world space according to the camera perspective, pragmatically. ...
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Creating a background with stars

I know the stuff with the noise texture and the colorramp but when moving the camera something looks kinda off. When searching for this I heard terms like "infinte background" and stuff like ...
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How to lessen intensity of world reflection and stop affecting certain objects

I made a simple world shader that makes a blue sky, however this is reflecting to all objects in my scene that should be the default gray color. The quick solution is just to turn off diffuse in the ...
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Why is my World shader with a gradient in 2.8 only showing some of the colours in my colour ramp?

I would like to set the 'world' shader to a gradient, which should be one colour at the nadir, another colour at the zenith, and other colours in between, using a ColorRamp node. There is an answer ...
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Getting different results with the same node setup (World output/Material output)

(Blender 2.82) I'm trying to use the Texture Coordinate node in the Material editor to change the colour of a cube based on the angle between its position vector and another fixed vector. I'm ...
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How to set object at a specific depth from the camera, at a certain pixel

I want to set an object at a certain distance (or depth) relative to the camera; and also at a particular pixel. Example: I set up a camera at a random position in blender. I want an 1280x720 image. ...
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Setting the points of a nurbs curve to (XYZ) in worldspace [duplicate]

I`m trying to snap the ends of a curve, to two points in space. However, I can't get past the fact that It requires worldspace input of a matrix instead of a vector. I've tried to convert worldspace ...
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Black spot in middle of Sun Disk when using Sky Texture, v2.90.0

Unsure if this is a bug or if I am doing something incorrect. I have a World set up with a Background Sky Texture, with the following settings: When rendering out the environment, no matter the ...
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Render result different from material view

I am designing a shield, the problem is, on the material view all looks wonderful, but once I change it to world or render the image it looks awful. You can see it above how it looks, now if I change ...
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How to Append a world with HDRi and nodes from another blendfile?

I can Append things from another blendfile if they're in Collections or various other groupings, but when I do Append -> blendfile -> World and select the World object, I get nothing appended. ...
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HDRI environment texture assigned to background only shows a checkered background

I've just received a project which I imported into Blender with no issues. However, whenever I go from World to Color then select Environment Texture and open my HDRI image which works with every ...
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How to import World Nodes from one .blend file to another? (2.83) [duplicate]

I have attempted to "append" the World part of another .blend file into a new .blend file and although it does import a World Shader, it is the default one found in every vanilla blender ...
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Why can't I change/delete the world background image?

I just want a normal Material and use a Spotlight as lighting, but I cant seem to find a way to delete this background texture image thing? Can somebody help me? The Screenshot was taken in the "...
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Minecraft import world problem

I am doing a Minecraft Animations course and one of the things I need to do is to import a Minecraft world. I used Jmc2Obj and imported the Minecraft world into Blender. However, it ended up looking ...
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Blender how to select on which axis i rotate with mouse wheel

Hello guys im a newbie with blender and try to select on which point i can mouse around with the mouseweehl. Im not talking about objects. I want to select a point on which i can rotate around with ...
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World background images are darker after rendering, than the original image files [duplicate]

I'm quite new to Blender, and have just started to study it (version 2.82) in order to create some effects for my upcoming game project. I'd need a way to render effects (like smoke) on static world ...
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How to get world space coordinate of a image point?

I want to know how to get a 2D point’s coordinate in image editor or render editor in Python? And how to convert the 2D coordinate to 3D model’s coordinate in Python? Thanks.
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How to get 3D point coordinate in world space via 2D image in Python?

I have a 2d image of a 3D model in the image editor, and I have the camera's intrinsic matrix and extrinsic matrix. Now I want to know the 3D model's position in the world space so that it can match ...
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In Blender 2.8 how do I render the world once for all view layers?

I have a setup where I have one collection that is a background and one that is silhouetted against it. Each of these is in it's own View Layer. The background one rendered straight, the foreground ...
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How do you edit exr files in GIMP without loosing light values?

This is the world environment texture in the Gooseberry benchmark: If I open the exr in Gimp 2.10, and save it under a new name, then switch to that new file in blender, this is the result: No ...
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Disney-Style Rendering, Eevee or Cycles? [closed]

I have set out to create my own short movie within Blender, I'm creating the world settings at the moment. I have created the sky and I am about to create procedural clouds, but am un-sure as whether ...
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How to display a world texture as a spherical icon via Python?

I'm building some viewport display tools within a panel. I want to have a spherical icon display for the active world environment texture similar to the Material viewport HDR display. The material ...
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Does “AO” in World Settings apply the GI Effect too (Cycles)?

When I check the Ambient Occlusion checkbox in the World Settings, the scene becomes brighter, but it also applies the AO effect. So this is the question: Does this option, apply both AO and GI to ...
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Convert world.light_settings to Blender 2.8 (bpy)

I'm trying to fix: ...
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World HDRi map - colors doesn't match?

I've created a custom environment texture (see below) and tried to apply it to the image. For some reason the texture comes out blue. The photo itself is not tinted (daylight-balanced floodlight and ...
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How to move multiple meshes to the world origin at the same time?

I have about 50 meshes in my blender scene and I want all of them moved to the world origin. I can do this for each single mesh by going into the world and editing the transform. (See picture) ...
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How to import from .blend specific scene.world correctly? [duplicate]

The procedure should be fairly simple but it is giving me a hard time. Example: ...
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How to separate environment in Compositor without black cutouts

Nice people of Blender SE. I'm using Compositor to blur my HDRi (as suggested by others on BSE). Cycles render engine. However, the environment behind objects isn't rendered, there's just a black ...
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Where is Environmental Lighting in 2.8?

I took a break from Blender for a year or two, and now, after updating to 2.8, I can no longer find the Environmental Lighting setting that was in the World tab. Has this been removed, or displaced, ...
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world grid is visible in render (how to remove?)

I've been trying to find a solution for quite some while and I couldn't find one so I decided to make a post here. I've been trying to learn motion tracking with blender and I got the track and I ...
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Mesh objects take the color of World (Blender 2.81a)

In my Blender project, there is a two-dimensional mesh object. It has the color white. In the "solid" view it indeed shows up white. However, when rendering a video or picture ("rendered" view), it ...
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Viewport Shading Setting vs Render Image [duplicate]

I used the viewport shading setting to create material that I like and it renders in Cycles ok as per image below. My scene lights and world are switched off on purpose - I just want to use the ...
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weird artifacts while making a kaleidoscope

I'm fiddling around with a kaleidoscope, but there are some weird artifacts in the render. The artifacts are the ripped lines coming from the ball and you can clearly see faces of something(color ...
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Render in Eevee with default skyboxes? ("Scene World' ticked off in Viewport Shading) [duplicate]

How can I render using these skyboxes? Thanks!
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Use of a cubemap as environment map

in both Cycles and EEVEE, I can easily set an environment map using the nodes (Environment map node -> World) and use an equirectangular image as source. Equirectangular images are not very good at ...
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World nodes dont seem to work in EEVEE

So it seems whenever i change from the specified views such as numpad 1 2 3 ect the world becomes blank but when i orbit on my own the effects go away. here are some pictures to show you what i mean. ...
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How to disable env HDR reflection only for one object?

I have scene with 2 objects, 1 light and background HDR. For object 1 i need light reflection and background reflection. For object 2 i need only light reflection without background. Is any simple ...
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Blender 2.8 Cycles Projecting world background to an object

How can i project world environment hdri texture to an object,like camera mapping, i know i can use a material that has only shadows for later compositing it,and rendering the world environment alone, ...
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Displace Earth Terrain with Transparency

I am animating a logo for a local church and I am quite the perfectionist. I need to extrude the land from Earth without a center/water/core. I have created the wire frame already thanks to various ...
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what do these options affect?

Because I wanted to know effect of options of world tab in properties editor, I set each color option as green, red, blue. Rendering image showed me only 'surface' option being meaningful. I want to ...
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World colour is creating some fog like effect in eevee

I've been using blender internal for most of my projects. I got a project done in internal into EEVEE and the world colour created some fog like effect on the screen depicted below: The weird thing ...
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How to control reflection of environment color on materials

In a scene I have an asphalt material made using a Principled BSDF node whose color, roughness and normal values are generated using noise and voronoi textures. World uses an environment texture with ...
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How do I remove world lighting for a certain object?

I want to prevent a specific object in my scene from being lit by the world background. How can I make this happen?
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How Can I Achieve This “image bleed” Background Effect?

I am new to blender and I'm trying to figure out how to get objects and images to bleed onto a background. Video E.G.: Look at the background and how objects are being printed onto it I ...
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How to change world in blender 2.79?

I created two materials for world, World and WorldMask. How to change world from World to WorldMask using python script?
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Removing Glow From World Background

Im very new to modeling, and have what i hope will be a quick question. I have been putting together a basic outdoor scene. I changed the background colour to a sky blue colour as this seemed most ...
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Hdri is not showing in 3D view [duplicate]

I've been using blender 2.8 for past two weeks but I can't use HDRI image as environment if I apply that I'm only getting a color
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Blurring HDRI maps in Blender 2.8 EEVEE

How to blur HDRI images set to the environment? There is no definite way, I see many posts on the internet being quite misleading, like how to do it in compositing but it doesn't seem like it quite ...
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Why is viewport scene violet? [duplicate]

I've switched from C4D (getting too costly for a retiree) to Blender 2.8. I've created a simple scene consisting of the monkey atop a plane. Why is everything in the viewport and eevee shaded in ...
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Changing the color of the Sky (Sun Lamp)

With the Sun Lamp sky settings, is there any way to change the color of the sky (for example, a redder color for a sunset) or the color of the sun itself?