Newbie here, working with Blender for less than a week, so forgive my ignorance!

I've a simple 100 frame animation I'm trying to export with a transparent background.

Under "Output", I've picked PNG, with RGBA ticked with a color depth of 16. Under "Film", transparent is ticked.

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I can render a single image (F12), and I end up with the correct transparency, but when I render it as an animation, the transparency is gone on all the frames, replaced with black. Check out the two images below - one is the animation frame export, one is the single image export.

What am I doing wrong?

animation frame

F12 export single image

  • $\begingroup$ I think I just answered my own question! In my compositing node, I did not have "use alpha" checked! All seems good now. $\endgroup$ Feb 1, 2018 at 15:51

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I did not have "use alpha" checked in my compositing node. Does that make sense...?


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