I imported images as panes to create mist effect using PNG images. These are not appearing in the final render but are appearing in the viewport in render mode.

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  • $\begingroup$ Link to the image drive.google.com/file/d/11sllNa-BkFEZ-Od-tiV9eCP2c2h0CWh-/… $\endgroup$ – Sherry1221 Jan 22 at 16:34
  • $\begingroup$ have you checked the render visibility in the Outliner? $\endgroup$ – moonboots Jan 22 at 16:48
  • $\begingroup$ Yes @moonboots, all are visible. I realised I might have dragged and dropped them in the viewport. These are appearing as Empty in the layer panels. Is there a way to convert them to image planes? Thank you! :) $\endgroup$ – Sherry1221 Jan 22 at 17:20
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    $\begingroup$ so they are not Images as Planes but Reference or Background images, you need to reimport as Images as Planes, or create a plane and give it the image $\endgroup$ – moonboots Jan 22 at 17:24
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    $\begingroup$ @Sherry1221 for future reference, any future new information, please add to the body of your question as an edit. Many users choose not to read the comments, and the comments are also not searchable and thus not useful for future visitors looking for an answer to their questions. Thanks :) $\endgroup$ – Timaroberts Jan 22 at 21:13

When you drag an image into the viewport, or use Add > Image > Reference, or Add > Image > Background, those images will have no real geometry (they are just an empty with an image associated to it), and as such they are not renderable. They are just reference.

Use Add > Image > Images as Planes (or File > Import > Images as planes) to have an object that has 4 vertices and a face with the image used as a texture on the material.


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