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 create an all-around night sky in Cycles?

So I created a night sky following this video https://youtu.be/9vbq6HOgA2w It was going pretty well until I noticed that only half of the world actually looks decent. The bottom half/ middle is this ...
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How to make a bone NOT inherit location from parent? Or how to position bone at world location?

Lets say I have two bones, A "Root" bone and a "Child" bone, the "Child" bone has the "Root" bone set as its parent. How can I make it keep its world position while the parent moves? Now, the reason ...
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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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How to setup scene for Isometric workflow? In order to import 2D ISO image to make it in 3D

You know we can make 2D isometric renders of 3D images, right? I want to do the reverse; I import an isometric image and want to use it to create the 3D model. An illustration of the work I'm trying ...
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How can I use a mask in World Textures

I have a cycles world setup with 2 textures rendering out as equilateral (for 360 deg video). I would like to use either a mask shape or an object from the filed of view as a mask between the 2 ...
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How to translate plane coordinates x,y to equirectangular?

I have a procedural texture with a circle made by formula X ** 2 + Y ** 2 < R ** 2. It looks like a circle on a plane. But if I try to use this formula in the World environment - the circle is ...
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Can’t find light in scene/why is it so bright?

Ok I have a scene that used to be a darker/less yellow world lighting before I started adding some lights/emissive planes. I wanted to go back to the lighting I had before, so I changed the world ...
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How does “distance” effect ambient occlusion?

In Blender Cycles, there is a distance option for Ambient Occlusion in the World tab. How does the distance option affect AO? What does moving the distance closer to zero do? What does increasing ...
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Renderlayer with different world settings?

is it possible to have a renderlayer with different world settings? In my current case I would like to have a separate renderlayer to create a volume light. Thus I need to create a volume world ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Environment(world) texture engulfing meshes in Camera view

Left panel shows how i want the cam view to be and the right panel shows the cam view.I am new to blender.The environment hdr seem to engulf meshes in camera view. I guess it is something to do with ...
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EEVEE how to disable background light

I‘m currently having an issue. I want to disable the background light so that objects won‘t be influenced by it. In Cycles this is easy: inside the „Ray Visibility“ option of the world tab you just ...
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Background color is not the exact color I set

When rendering the background color is not the exact color that I set under the world settings. Does anyone know why is this happening?
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Is it possible to use SSAO in Eevee without world lighting?

I'd love to use SSAO in eevee to just add a little depth to my scene, but I've created a studio-esque lighting set up, and as such need to keep the world lighting dark, only lighting my scene with ...
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Can't disable lighting in blender render

I've been working with cycles for most of the time I've done blender, and now that I'm trying to use the default engine for something, I can't figure out my problem. I have a scene with some objects ...
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360 Video Environment

I am making an animation in which I need to have a 360 video in the background as the environment texture in World panel instead of an HDRi. Is there any way to so this? Thanks.
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Prevent World from coloring Glass

I have a scene with some glass windows that show through to the World background. For now, the world is just a flat color. But in post, a different background will be photoshopped in. So I need the ...
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Ruler doesn't start from mouse & scale on object & pose mode is different

The ruler's start point appears at certain distance from the mouse As for the issue on scale, I've set my scene to metric. I'm using armature to drive keyshapes so on object mode the armature's ...
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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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World background image issue

For some reason I can't seem to find any of the options to make the image I've selected a world background image in blender (2.76). They tutorials says options like influence and angular map but I ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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?
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How to play video in background of animation?

beginner here. I've animated a model moving and don't know how to properly add a moving background. I've added a mp4 video as the background, and it shows up when i switch to camera view, but when i ...
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Fabric material

could anyone help me to set up a fabric material of a traditional Bedouin tent. I am trying also to define available world setting as desert environment. My material doesn't look as what i would like. ...
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How to delete world (unlink) fwithout get the Name (2.8)

How to delete world without get the name of world in blender 2.8. For add world i use ...
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Do I need low poly model assets for videogames - enviroment or “world”

I have a question about the creation of assets for video games. Usually for the game objects a high poly model is prepared, to then transfer the details on a low poly model, so that it can be rendered ...
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Rendering Animation Only showing world background?

When I am in my file and choose to look at the work space in the render mode instead of object mode everything appears to look correct. The 2 planets and tie fighters I have moving are in place, ...
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Dont let world texture affect lighting of objects?

I've done exactly what they did here to make the background show as a COLOR (for transparent objects in my scene, etc) but not be EMISSIVE, so it doesnt reflect off onto glossy/diffuse objects in ...
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How do you apply a texture to your World?

I'm trying to apply a sky texture to my World by using the Node Editor, but it makes the texture become black-and-white instead of my expected result. Is there another way to apply textures to Worlds, ...
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My environment texture is not displaying

I have enable equirectangular, pressed 5, not sure why this is happening. Please help.
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Solution to lots of Emission Materials Causing Noise in the Render

I'm creating a low poly space scene, and I'm using a emission material for the stars. I knew this would be a problem because it would create noisy renders, but I thought I would find a solution! :) ...
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How to change the Coordinate Reference System of a model to align with another?

This is my first question on Stack Exchange :) I just can't figure out how to align two models based on different Coordinate Reference Systems (CRS). This is an imported DXF file based on Amersfoort ...
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How to Fix Overly Refractive Window?

I just recently got back into doing 3D work after being out of it for over a decade and jumped back into Blender. The problem I'm having is with some strange scaling with an HDRI image I have. In ...
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Environment Texture glitching out

My Image Texture is glitching out and does not appear normal. It looks fine in renders, though.
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Background World Texture (Cycles) No Render

Using Nodes with Cycles Render Background only shifts hues with adjustments. Thank you for any input. :)