When blender is rendering I can see my model but at the very end the render goes black and the image saves as a black image. I am using cycles. Any help would be awesome!
$\begingroup$ What exactly did you do to fix the the previous issue? $\endgroup$– gandalf3 ♦Jul 26, 2014 at 2:28
$\begingroup$ wohoo you are back! I was rendering two layers at once and my crown was hiding behind one of them apparently. What should I do for this new problem? $\endgroup$– rainJul 26, 2014 at 2:37
$\begingroup$ I was hoping I would be able to tell what the current problem is by what you did to fix the previous issue, but it seems @David beat me to it ;) $\endgroup$– gandalf3 ♦Jul 26, 2014 at 2:39
$\begingroup$ @gandalf3 wow, that is a message I did not except to see :) PS with the @ name in the middle of the message it did not alert me. $\endgroup$– DavidJul 26, 2014 at 2:43
It sounds like the Use Nodes check mark in the compositer is checked, but the image is not connected to the output.
To fix the above issue you can:
If you are not using the compositer on your image, uncheck the Compositing check mark in the Properties window.
If you do want to use the compositer, then you will need these two nodes at a minimum; the Render Layers and the Composite nodes.
3$\begingroup$ You are the man works perfectly. Thanks for taking the time to help me this is my first project on cycles. This community is awesome. $\endgroup$– rainJul 26, 2014 at 2:39
$\begingroup$ Blender 3.0, I have the same symptoms, the solution in this post had no effect. $\endgroup$– ArnaudOct 2, 2022 at 15:09
This is simple. After the render, change the layer in the top right corner from composite to view. Hope this works!
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On the navigation bar, next to the layout names, click the little plus icon. Hover over Video Editing and click on it.
If you see any clips on the timeline, delete them and then render your image again.
It is also possible to inadvertently have no denoiser selected.
❶ In the Properties window,
❷ select the Render Properties tab and
❸ expand the Sampling ⮞ Render ⮞ Denoise option.
Make sure you have a denoiser algorithm selected.
If Denoise is not checked then this is not the reason your render is turning black.
(You should select a denoiser anyway, though.)