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I have a scene where I have a few different render layers that I need to put on top of each other for the final render. Everything works fine when I have transparent background checked for the render but I need to also have the environment background image behind everything. Also, the camera moves and displays different parts of the background, so I can't just alpha over everything on top of an image texture. Is this possible? Thanks in advance!

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  • $\begingroup$ you could add another render layer that only have the environment background pass enabled and compose it underneath the other layers $\endgroup$ – user2816 Jul 10 '16 at 20:59
  • $\begingroup$ related: blender.stackexchange.com/questions/42470/… $\endgroup$ – cegaton Jul 10 '16 at 21:53
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Enable Environment in the render layers.

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Enable Film, transparent.

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Then composite your layers with transparency together, and place them over the Environment using Alpha Over.

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  • $\begingroup$ Could you attach a .blend please, I can't reproduce your results, my background won't show up. I tested this in a recent daily build. $\endgroup$ – WhatAMesh Sep 7 '18 at 10:31

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