I am new to blender and I am following Blender Guru's donut (beginner) tutorial. I am having problem in compositing tab. When I do render and switch to compositing tab, the rendered image is not shown in Render Layers node. I tried searching online for solution but most of them were for blender 2.7.

Thank you in advance.

here is my .blend file. Hope this helps.


  • $\begingroup$ Have you pressed on the Backdrop button (Compositor header menu bar)? $\endgroup$ – moonboots Aug 27 '20 at 6:24
  • $\begingroup$ The preview image in the Render Layers node might not always update after rendering. However, you should still get the correct final image. To view the output of any node, you can use the Viewer Node (Add > Output > Viewer). If you connect it to the Render Layers node, it should display your last rendered image in the background. $\endgroup$ – Ectras Aug 28 '20 at 11:37
  • $\begingroup$ @moonboots, yes I have pressed the backdrop button. But still the rendered image is not shown. $\endgroup$ – raiKage Aug 30 '20 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ The linked file seems to be private. $\endgroup$ – lemon Aug 30 '20 at 15:03
  • $\begingroup$ Try enabling "use nodes" from the top of your compositing window. $\endgroup$ – Carlos Fernandez Jan 15 at 4:06

Add a viewer node or if your Node Wranglar is enable controll + shift left click on the Render layes

  • $\begingroup$ Tried it but nothing changed. I have added link to .blend file if it helps. $\endgroup$ – raiKage Aug 30 '20 at 15:01

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