I was making a scene and, due to the bad computer I'm making it on, I have to create the render every time instead of going into render view. Suddenly, the render only showed the background, and I tried to figure out why but all of the normal reasons why that would be the case weren't the case (i.e. hidden, in a different layer). I've only been using Blender for about a month, so please go easy on me. (If you'd like to include a critique of the water or plane/B24 liberator in your answer, please do!)

Before: Render before glitch

After: enter image description here Render: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RqtMF7aQLyeFOmxrncZIgfk0pC-sNb0I/view?usp=sharing

  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Blender SE. The term 'normal reasons' is a little vague :) What's normal for one person might be very rare and unusual for someone else. Try attaching a link to your Blender file for an accurate diagnosis. $\endgroup$
    – OroNZ
    Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 7:15
  • $\begingroup$ @OroNZ If you're going to ask for a blend file, please suggest the method the user should use to upload, ie. blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com , our preferred upload service. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 29, 2018 at 13:40
  • $\begingroup$ @Ray Mairlot: Doesn't this warrant building a link to giantcowfilms into BSE's question UI? $\endgroup$
    – OroNZ
    Commented Apr 30, 2018 at 3:50
  • $\begingroup$ @OroNZ I suspect if that were possible it would have already happened. See: blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/1085/… and blender.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/2391/… $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 30, 2018 at 12:22

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You have your objects disabled for rendering

enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ This question gets asked quite often. Please use the search box at the top. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Commented Apr 28, 2018 at 22:16

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