In Node Editor (Compositing) there are no previews in the "Viewer" and "Composite" nodes. The Backdrop works and the "Render Layers" nodes also show their preview.

I found this question but this doesn't help. I can do F12 as much as I like. There are no previews in compositor.

So it looks currently:

So it looks

I want it to look that way (screenshot from a YouTube video):


Is there an option I could have disabled accidentally?

(I am using Blender Render engine, not Cycles.)


In the Compositor

  • Select Node First. Toggle Node Preview.

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  • Make sure you click on a Viewer. It should have a highlight.

  • Make sure Backdrop (Show Backdrop) is enabled.

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  • $\begingroup$ The OP is talking about the preview thumbnails on the nodes themselves, not the backdrop. $\endgroup$ – PGmath Jan 6 '16 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ Backdrop works. My problem (and as I look at your screenshot: yours too ;-)) is that the nodes themselves have no preview. - Check the screenshot I posted from the YouTube video. $\endgroup$ – theHacker Jan 6 '16 at 17:59
  • $\begingroup$ Now my reading skills are like those of Steve Harvey. I take full responsibility. Still a Great Night folks. $\endgroup$ – atomicbezierslinger Jan 6 '16 at 18:23

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