I want to make a simple tree following [this tutorial][1], but when I add a translucent shader it ignores alpha transparency and I can see texture planes. how can I fix it?

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UPD - answer below works, but also the original approach from this tutorial works with Cycles (not Eevee). [1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7PdiGXbrD0&ab_channel=CGGeek [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/LHjKL.jpg


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The Add Shader is probably not what you're looking for, it probably adds the datas, plus you can't plug your alpha mask (that's why your alpha channel is ignored). What you could try is a Translucent and a Transparent mixed into a Mix Shader (also, maybe try to mix your Translucent itself with a Transparent before mixing it):

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you! I think the problem is that I used Eevee, probably this tutorial designed for Cycles. The approach you described works well, but it makes leaves a little darker, using Add shader somehow makes them a little brighter. Thank you again! $\endgroup$
    – Rumata
    Aug 27, 2021 at 23:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Rumata You can use Hue/Saturation or RGB Curves to pump up the colors a little. $\endgroup$ Aug 27, 2021 at 23:48

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