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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Reflection of world lighting in glass

I am using a glass shader on some tile material, and a background shader for the world lighting in a scene. I am able to see the sphere that I believe is the world lighting source reflected in the ...
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Is there a way to use a WORLD MATERIAL for lighting, and have another WORLD MATERIAL for visuals? [duplicate]

I just can't get the scene to work properly with a single HDR texture. Spent 3 days on this, playing with the material, curves, input, photshop, etc. No way to obtain what I want from a single ...
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How does mist pass work in Eevee?

I see tutorials for more advanced stuff and cycles, but how do you do a basic mist pass in Eevee? (The sort that would be in old games to hide draw distance) I know it probably has something to do ...
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A pop to select environment texture doesn't come up

When I click the circle next to color swatch under world property, a pop up is meant to appear so I can select environment texture, but nothing appears.
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Shadow catcher plane transparency problem in compositing

I'm new to blender and need some help with compositing. I tracked a video footage to camera solve and placed a 3d car in compositing. Shadow catcher plane showing world background on my footage floor ...
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Gray background of world [duplicate]

When I render or when I use the verge3D app manager and open the model, the world background is gray and not white, even after setting the world color to white. I cant figure out what is doing this. ...
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I cannot see or render an image as the world background in cycles

When I set the background to an option from blender it works fine but I wont work when I select an image from my computer. In the screenshot I have an image selected but its just coming up as one ...
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Shadows and Reflections

I am trying to make this But I am stuck on this image None of my walls or other materials are picking up the white emission and the back of the corridor is getting light from somewhere. Any ideas in ...
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Render Animation with layers

I'm trying to render an animation using version 2.90.1, but my PC has no chance rendering it all at once, cant even get past the first frame without vram used up. I tried doing it with layers and I ...
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How to make an object not receive light from world?

I have a project of a character laying on a plane and the world is full of stars. Problem is the colors of the world are reflecting on the character whereas i want him to be free from all reflections. ...
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How to set world's background without effecting the lighting? [duplicate]

Is there any way to make the world's background white without making everything way too bright? I simply want to make the whole world white, without effecting the lighting.
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Can I bake light from Nishita Sky Texture?

I want to bake the light from a Nishita Sky Texture to a model in Blender 2.9. I thought it was possible, but now I can't manage to do it. I have Nishita set up as the sky in Cycles (obviously) but it ...
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Did compositing in Cycles, went to eevee for the background, went back to cycles… and all my compositing had been deleted [duplicate]

How do I solve that? I had a beautiful planet and now the planet is all pink and plain, not really what I want. Everything that was in the compositing editor is not there anymore.
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Blender 2.90.1: HDRi rotated and repeated [duplicate]

All the hdri (downloaded from hdri haven) appear to me rotated and "duplicated?", I have reset blender to factory values (version 2.90.1) ​​and it remains the same, could someone tell me why ...
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Rendering with studio light setup in World

I have built a perfect setup on the Viewport with only studiolight, in my case sunset.exr, rotation 69 degrees and strength 0.4. When I switch the Viewport to Render mode (I work with 2.90 and Cycles) ...
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Can't get transparent glass in Eevee [duplicate]

So I am trying to make a glassy transparent cup according to a tutorial but I seem to have misclicked something and now every default material when I change the viewport into preview material is the ...
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Minimum amount of illumination in Cycles?

I'm rendering a satellite in orbit of the Earth for a client. The sun is head-on so there is nothing to light the back of the satellite. Since this doesn't look great and more of the satellite should ...
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Multiple sun objects using the Sun Position add-on

Is it possible to have multiple sun objects (different coordinates and UTC zones) with the sun position add-on.
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How to Stop World Properties from Affecting Scene [duplicate]

I'm trying to add a sky in my scene by adding a light blue gradient to the world. The problem is that it lights my scene too bright, as you can see in the picture, the underside of the tree is lit and ...
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How can I add two world backgrounds? [duplicate]

I made a space themed world background for my blender eevee scene. The only problem is that space is dark so the rest of my scene isn't lit up well. The way my scene is set up, it seems like the best ...
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World: Nishita (2.9) is too blown out and values don't work

I thought I had this figured out, but I guess not. Here is my world settings for a little scene I mocked up: Changing the Sun Elevation achieves nothing. In fact, adjusting most of these values does ...
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New 2.9 Feature - Sky Texture (Nishita) is Changing my Sun Elevation and Generally Misbehaving

Yay, a new version. More confounding behavior? You betcha. I have a scene set with my Sky Texture (in the World Nodes) having a bunch of settings that help me set the scene. Among those, a Sun ...
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No environment texture but there is one in the reflections [duplicate]

...something strange here. I have a scene with a node setup with no environment texture, but in all reflections i see one. The world tab and shader nodes are empty and it should be a dark, grey ...
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Missing Ray visibility and ambient occulsion settings

I recently downloaded and installed blender 2.83.3 and couldn't find the Ray visibility, ambient occulsion, volume and settings in the World properties section. These options were available in 2.83 ...
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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) ...