So, in blender 2.8, you would jump to Transparent view by hitting z > 2. But in blender 2.81 beta, there's no such option and every build I get, there isn't either so it's not a bug.


The shortcut Z to show the shading pie menu still exists in Blender 2.81 and 2.82. However it's 4 to enable Wireframe mode, 2 is for the Material Preview mode.

Shading pie menu

You can also enable Wireframe mode by clicking on its icon.


If you're referring to the X-ray mode, it can either be toggled through Alt+Z or by clicking on its icon.


  • $\begingroup$ So there isn't such a thing as Transparent view in blender 2.81? $\endgroup$ – Pro Effects MAX Oct 22 '19 at 1:04
  • $\begingroup$ You didn't mean wireframe mode? Please explain what you mean then. Are you referring to X-ray? That's a different shortcut than you described in your question in 2.80. $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Oct 22 '19 at 6:02
  • $\begingroup$ Are you using a different keymap than the standard one? $\endgroup$ – Robert Gützkow Oct 22 '19 at 6:08
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I'm talking about X-ray mode and yes, I'm using the Fluid-Mantaflow branch of blender 2.81 $\endgroup$ – Pro Effects MAX Oct 23 '19 at 23:52

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