I would like to make one of my objects transparent in the 3D Viewport. When I look around I get tons of answers - all different, and some of them a lot more complicated than others and also older from versions of Blender. I can't get any of them to work. I just want the simplest way to make anything transparent; like descreasing the alpha channel or checking an x-ray parameter or something like that. Any ideas?
bpy.context.active_object.show_transparent=True but I'm sure what it does, but it seems like what I want.
Here are some of the links I found:
Blender view-port transparent objects How to This illustrates the effect I would like and it is only a few simple commands, but I can't find the functionality he describes.
Show transparent viewport image (via script) - Very complicated and incomplete
https://www.katsbits.com/tutorials/blender/scene-view-alpha-transparency.php - Very long and comprehensive.
Material Opacity in viewport? - Just what I want, but I can't find the functions.
I also think I read something about an x-ray setting. But this might have been an addon. But that would be fine for my purpose.