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I'm really not sure what causes this, I have several volumetric objects in my scene, but this one renders always in front, as you can see below:


The first very obvious thing I tried was to change the volumetrics clipping values, but they didn't really solve the problem consistently. Sometimes you can see the volume through objects, sometimes you can't. This may also be caused by the fact that it's an emission shader that's plugged into the volume socket of the material output, but I'm not sure, as I tried swapping out it for a principled volume shader and the problem persisted.

If you know what's causing this, please let me know!


(comparison with 2 materials)

  • $\begingroup$ I'm afraid this is an limitation for Eevee... If you try to see what is happening when testing "is camera ray" from "light path" node, that makes no effect in the context of this shader node tree. $\endgroup$ – lemon Mar 9 at 16:54
  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, so why don't any other objects with volumetrics have this issue in my scene? This is rather silly to be honest, stuff just shows through solid faces. Have you checked out the actual material in the .blend file? Maybe there's something wrong with it that I'm unaware of? $\endgroup$ – Geri Mar 9 at 17:53
  • $\begingroup$ Could you upload a scene with this object and one of these other objects? for comparison. I need to precise: i'm not sure at all about this possibly Eevee limitation (just seems to be). $\endgroup$ – lemon Mar 9 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ Added it to the OP, but now I'm 100% totally confused about this, the volumetrics just act totally inconsistent. Now, even the other one shows through sometimes, and the first one doesn't seem to all of a sudden. Uhh, I really don't know what's going on here. $\endgroup$ – Geri Mar 9 at 18:54
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    $\begingroup$ Probably because it's not emissive like the other one. I actually scaled the nebula one way down, and the other one up a bit, so maybe that plays a role as well somehow, I really have no idea. $\endgroup$ – Geri Mar 9 at 19:12

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