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Lets say I have a flat 2D circle (bezier that's been filled). The node setup is simply a transparent BDSF + Diffuse BDSF going into a mix shader.

Is there a way that you can use nodes to make it so only a desired part of the circle appears transparent like in the image?

I don't necessarily want this exact pattern, I just made some random shape for the example,

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  • $\begingroup$ @brockmann Thanks for the feedback. That principle is pretty much what I'm trying to go for, although with bezier curve objects. I tested it just now but I had to convert the curve to a mesh object, and add geometry (filling/cutting with knife tool), in order to get it to work. I guess there's no way to be able to make these kinds of shapes with a bezier filled object right? $\endgroup$
    – guest
    Mar 9 '20 at 21:21
  • $\begingroup$ Depends... I'd paint a texture (second answer). $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Mar 9 '20 at 21:26
  • $\begingroup$ I'll mess around with it and see if I can make it work, thanks for the advice. $\endgroup$
    – guest
    Mar 9 '20 at 21:28
  • $\begingroup$ It's super easy. Top view > U > Project from view and then use photoshop as you already do... $\endgroup$
    – brockmann
    Mar 9 '20 at 21:31
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks again dude $\endgroup$
    – guest
    Mar 9 '20 at 21:44