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: set the “world” environment colour to white

I Just ticked the "World Background" box and now everything shows up. in the third picture, i loaded factory settings and now everything is ok. but if i restore the program i will loose all my ...
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Blender 2.8 - where is Multiple Importance Sampling?

I am working on my render and I have an hdr word background, I am trying to activate Multiple Importance Sampling like in previous Blender and I can't find it. Anyone knows where is it or what ...
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World Background Solid Colour Cycles [duplicate]

I'm new to blender, and would not consider myself to be 'good' at it. I'm trying to create a changeable sky texture that I can use for an animation by changing the world colours using sky nodes and ...
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Why object doesn't emit light?

I followed this tutorial. Rechecked, but still no light on a surface from emitting object. Here is properties of the emitting object and the world:
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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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Looping background (png image) in Blender for a car chase scene

While animating a car chase scene I need to have a background image (that includes trees, buildings etc) which moves from right to left and gets repeated in loops. I Couldn't find any driver or ...
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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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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 I reset the transforms of an object to the original values?

I think I accidently pressed something, and now I have the origin of the object away from the origin of the world, although, my other objects are working fine, and they "originate" from 0,0,0. I tried ...
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World background is not being rendered

I cannot seem to render the world background even though I have set the transparency and the alpha channel. How can I solve this? I have uploaded a blend file:
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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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World background a finite distance from the origin?

Blender treats the world background as infinitely far away, meaning that moving the background as seen through a camera moving through the space does not scale. Is it possible to have Blender treat ...
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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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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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How to get world back?

I started to learn blender, deleted the world icon-thing in the outliner panel and now, I don't know how to get it back -.-
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Only the world color is being rendered [duplicate]

this is my first post. I'm fairly new to Blender (CG in general) and am having trouble rendering my scene because the only thing being rendered is the world color. I know there were a few other people ...
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Cycles Render Engine on but still no Surface Option

I am having a problem. I am following a tutorial for a Minecraft animation in blender but the person wanted to change the sky color so he used the surface tab to do so once background was enabled. I ...
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how would you light such a scene?

I'm trying to build a light setup to get a render like this reference: Background gradient, a lot of light on the front and quite dark and blue shadows. But I'm not sure how to achieve it. Eg : what ...
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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 large is the blender “world”? [duplicate]

Sorry for the "newbie" question. When I create an object on the "stage", especially a large object, if I push it far into the back ground, it starts to disappear. If I push far enough it seems to ...
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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 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 get a Fresnel node to only affect one part of an object? Ie) The top of an object

Just had a quick question. In the image below, I am trying to get dust to show up at only the white parts of an image. I am trying to get a PBR dust effect where when you look at it, at an angle, ...
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How to clip Background Sky Texture to above Horizon

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to clip a Sky Texture Background to above the Horizon only, anything below it should be black. I tried using the clip function of the mapping node but the ...
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What has shut off rendering and display of the world background?

Yesterday I was playing with world settings while testing lighting, and now I can't get it to display again as the world background in the 3d view. I've gone over every setting I can think of - the ...
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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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World image not showing [duplicate]

When I try to use an image for the world sky material it doesn't show the image in viewport and render, instead it shows the base color and it's black in render view, it is only happening with new ....
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Use skybox texture as world texture

I have skybox texture which is a cubemap. Something like this: Is there is any way to use such texture as world texture? It I just use this texture for world I get bad result:
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What is the Ambient Color in the Blender Internal Renderer exactly?

I'm using Blender 2.77 and I have currently arrived at the native Blender Renderer engine, and I fully want to understand how it works and how I can use, adapt, modify it for my own Blender projects. ...
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Background is not moving with respect to camera position

I have a simple animation where the camera is moving to the planet's location. The issue that I'm having is that the background is not moving with respect to the camera's location. What is the proper ...
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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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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 Scatter in World makes the sky turn black [duplicate]

While using the "Volume Scatter" option in Blender the Background turns Black. (I am using Blender 2.79). Here is my issue in detail. The first image below shows a normal scene with Blue sky (Set ...
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World Background Image: Environment Texture does not scale right

I try to use a background image for the World. I read that HDR images are best for that - so I went out and took an HDR image. But I cannot get this image scaled and applied right to my scene, it ...
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Setting up a Sky: bpy.context.world = None

I am trying to set up a sky in my script using bpy.context.scene.world.use_sky_paper = True which results in the following error: ...
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Change World Background in Time

Very new to blender. Can I change the world (background) and their different textures within one project? I can create multiple worlds, but only use one of them in one project, there is no ...
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How to increase light samples for world volumetric scattering only

How do I increase volumetric light samples without increasing pathtracing samples for physical surfaces. I want to improve only that part, that is the samples for the scattering through the medium, ...
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rotate the world

I just started in Blender. How do I rotate the world? I´ve been trying and so far just can make the object rotate. I would like to use a tool witch I can grab the world and rotate it, like in Google ...
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World background texture not showing in render

I just started out using Blender Render. I wanted to create a starry background for my world and did so, and it appears nice and fine in the preview for both texture and world. Yet when I render the ...
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Spherical background image

I'm trying to experiment with an animation project that requires the use of a spherical background image. The image I wish to use comes from a program that outputs six images; one for the top, bottom, ...
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Noob - world color affecting rendered (plane) image

Just started with Blender yesterday, and already loving it. Here's the blend I created mostly with a couple of youtube tuts. A simple PNG with transparancey, and a camera that tracks along a path ...
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Image or Movie inside Text? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get an image or movie inside some text to achieve something like this : HOWEVER I'm aiming for the the text to be on a transparent background so i can re-purpose the text for any ...
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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. :)
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Cyles. How can I add a sky to my scene?

Well, I'm doing a project and I keep trying to add in a sky but It never works and I don't know whats wrong.
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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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How can I make the background color change when my character steps on a plane?

I'm quite new in the blender world and am trying to create a small game. I try to make the background color change to a random color each time the character steps on a plane. However, I am having ...
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360 world based on different pictures

We are modelling interiors in Blender one can walk through in the browser (three.js). You can get close to windows, but can't go outside. We are struggling with getting a good experience of the ...
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Objects missing in final render [duplicate]

whenever I try to render an image all the props/rigs and sky appear in the final render but the actual scene/environment does not. this is what I'm trying to render: this is what is rendering: ...
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Make an object the new gravity point

say, I want to make a both sided flat world - plane with things on both sides, having gravity pull them towards it. Or a spherical world having its own gravitational pull. Are any of these possible?