I'm Really Confused, There is no Z and Mist under Render layers, I tried clicking what I could and still no clue why they are not there. I'm trying to put mist in the Simulation.There is no Mist and Z in Render Layers, and i have No Clue

  • $\begingroup$ You need to enable those render passes in the renderlayer settings. $\endgroup$
    – J Sargent
    Jan 10, 2018 at 14:46
  • $\begingroup$ Z pass is Depth pass now. Mist must be enabled to be available in the nodes and this depends on render engine $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Jan 10, 2018 at 14:47

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Enable mist and Z for the view layer.

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For older versions of blender (2.79 or previous)

enter image description here On the Scene tab(yellow circle), make sure that Z and Mist are checked(red circle). Also, make sure that the render layer in the Scene tab matches the render layer in the node editor (green circle).

Z is now called Depth.


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