# compositng: when I use an alpha over node only one layer shows up

I have a render in cycles that I want to use as a still shot but I'm having trouble with compositing layers. I have three separate layers all showing different objects, but when I use an alpha over node only one layer shows up

in-case this is a simple problem I'll keep this post short, but if anyone need's SS then I can provide them

thanks

• Are you sure you turned on the 'Transparent' checkbox on 'Film' section on 'Render' property button? Otherwise the layers won't be rendered with transparent background. – drmad Jun 16 '16 at 5:35