My problem is that I have made a in Blender render a plane with grass texture and I have made some rocks in a separate blender file with Cycles render. The problem is that when I do BR then it renders only the plane and the rocks are plain grey and when I do CR then the plane is grey but the rocks are looking good. Hopefully somebody can help me quick how to solve this issue

The video I used to do the rocks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRDFMYfsIcU

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not quite sure what you are asking.. You have to set up materials for the render engine you want to use. Or are you asking how to combine BI renders with Cycles renders? $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jun 25 '14 at 19:24
  • $\begingroup$ Sorry if the question is not to the point I'm a bit confused. Yes I would like to combine the Bl and Cycles renders $\endgroup$ – Puljuke Jun 25 '14 at 19:48
  • $\begingroup$ Here's an example file you can play with. $\endgroup$ – gandalf3 Jun 25 '14 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much this is interesting. One more thing, I would like to ask for your advice. How much time do you think I would need to put these on the same scene. Only the tree is a bigger file with 17 mb-s Woodland path Realistic rocks Skydome Animated tree $\endgroup$ – Puljuke Jun 25 '14 at 21:25
  • $\begingroup$ Oh and I totaly forgot the wolf(really beginner work) would need to go there too Wolf 5.57mb $\endgroup$ – Puljuke Jun 25 '14 at 21:41

The reason why you get gray a plane or rocks, is that materials are different in BI and Cycles, so to use, let's say Cycles, you have to "port" your materials (basicly remake them, with the tools availiable in the render engine); Since materials are different, when you switch between the renderers it applys a default materail to objects that don't have a propper one; That material just so happens to be gray. So I don't think it's possible to mix them, without using the compositor and transparency.

  • $\begingroup$ It is probably a duplicate question then, I didn't know what to enter into search since I just discovered the effects of Bl and Cycles renders today when I tried to combine two separate files that I need for a university project. Thank you for the link that clears it up somewhat, shame that I have no time to do it since my deadline is tomorrow $\endgroup$ – Puljuke Jun 25 '14 at 20:52

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