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Can Blender render pngs with the background transparent?

I would like to render an animation as a series of .png images with transparent backgrounds for use in a video. Is this possible?
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Can I use Cycles materials with Blender Internal?

Is it possible to have a mesh coloured and textured in cycles and then have it displayed in internal? The only reason I ask is because I am building a log cabin and want to put some windows in. When ...
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How to use an object as a mask?

I have a 4 point plane (quadratic) that I would like to use as a mask when rendering.I need this so the mask will be transformed correctly when I move the camera. This plane is covering the area I ...
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How to mask animated objects so they aren't visible past a certain area?

I am animating objects that will be rendered with video footage in the compositor. My difficulty is how to apply a mask so that the objects disappear when they expand past a certain point. Objects ...
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Remove reflection of one object from another object?

I have a reflective object and I want it to reflect only light and not the surrounding objects. I have moved it to Layer 2, but it still reflects the objects from ...
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How to put 2 parts of 1 object on different layers?

I have single object (human model), but I want legs and arms to be in different layers so I can composite it in compositor. I don't want to break it into different object.
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Cannot blur one render layer and then Z-combine it with another layer

this is driving me crazy. I want the trails in this scene to glow: But when plugging the trails into the z combine node the blur is removed. If you have an idea why that is and what I can do to fix ...
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Different Enviroment Map per object/layer. (Blender Engine)

I hope this hasn't been asked previously, I was unable to find a similar question. Is it possible to have different Environment Maps that affect specific objects or a way to have different ...
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UV project from view: Can foreground items block projected image from proceeding?

Imagine a scene with a camera facing a background plane, with suzanne in between partially obscuring some of the background plane. I'd like to do a 'project from view' from the perspective of the ...
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removing shadows between layers

Wow, I got excited when I finally gave up and got help with this problem. I found the exact solution on a previous post: The question was how to keep the shadow of an object in one layer from being ...
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rendering partial mesh object

I am rendering a shoe by stitching its parts and displaying on the browser, as shown in the screenshot. How this works is, a python script reads the blend file containing the shoe model, and spits ...
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composing green screen video behind objects in 3d scene

please as you can see from the image, i want to compose myself behind the desk but the nodes available can only move the image in y-axis (vertical) and in x-axis (horizontal). There is no node to push ...