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Questions tagged [compositor]

Questions pertaining to Blenders internal image compositor. The compositor is used for manipulating the final result after rendering.

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compositing problem

I am new to the compositor.I was trying to composite an image.But the image was not fully in there. this is my render. and I want to mix it with this After I composite it,the image was not fully in ...
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How can I turn off light in compositing nodes?

I want to animate this neon light to be complete turned off but it still shows some light after I put zero on everything, what can I do? I basiclly explain everything in this picture. Thanks. And ...
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Value ranges from the compositor

As far as I know, in the compositor, yellow sockets are for images, gray sockets are for values, purple sockets are for vectors. From this, however, I cannot know the ranges of these values. In ...
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Confused about the link between scenes and materials and compositor in 2.80

I am trying to obtain a p-map (position map) in 2.80. Since the only way I found is to have a different material with a Geometry/Position node as input, I need to switch between materials (the "real ...
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Animating Glare angle offset

Is it possible to animate the "Angle offset" property of the Glare node? I am making a photon torpedo that has a glare applied to it, which should rotate when the torpedo is on the way.
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Compositing pixelation (Hot Pixels)

I've noticed that when doing compositing in Blender that I end up with hot pixels that are sharp and distracting. The result in this case was using a color node to layer an emission render pass over ...
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Problem with blur effect in compositor

I am following Andrew Price's Earth tutorial for the lens flare and I set up my sun object just as he did, gave a pass index, etc. and rendered. Around 42:00, he adds a Fast Gaussian blur node with a ...
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Reduce the brightness of a lit area

This room is currently lit, with a sun light and to a large part by the resulting bounce light. I currently like the amount of bounce light, and how it shapes the light in the room. BUT: I want to ...
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Can blender put its render passes together back?

I'm stuck with a simple task. I need to tweak some render passes of the image, and then put them back to the combined composited image. For Cycles I use this scheme from the manual: and it works as ...
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How do I stop the Compositor Output Node from overwriting my images on each new render?

Using the compositor node setup above, when I hit F12, it makes a new pass and the rendered images is automatically saved. The problem is that the new render erases the previous one that was saved in ...
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Why my composite nodes are not working?

I know I could be feeding a movie file to the Compositor, but then it would take 2 steps (1. render video with color correction from VSE, 2. feed it to the Compositor to rotate it -90 degrees and ...
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Update function for NodeSocket?

How do I set a callback for socket input change (value or link change) when having a custom node? I have a socket defined like: ...
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creating mask for particles

I'm not very good with the compositor since I mostly only sculpt. But, I need a way to create masks only for my particles. Say I have the following scene: and all the objects except for the ...
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Can I render the render border with full quality

Let's say the image is my project. I got my composition and camera done and got it rendered. Now I want a close up of my shot without changing the camera perspective and such. Can I render the render ...
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Adding 3D object to Video Clip

I have been a long time dabbler with Blender (back in the NaN days) but I've never really become proficient at it. Thus I am finding it difficult to do everything I need for this one project using ...
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Why doesn't “auto-fit” properly fit the compositor backdrop?

Pressing the "fit" button in the sidebar of the compositor doesn't stretch the backdrop to the edges of the viewport. It's scaled smaller than it's supposed to be. How do I make the auto-fit function ...
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Is there a way to make each icon in this render a hologram?

I made this texture out of an image of icons with transparency, and I was wondering if there is a way to have all the icons on the outer sphere point to the inner sphere with little hologram stems? I'...
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Why are the ID-masks and Ambient Occlusion outputs not pure white?

Whenever using ID-Masks (material and/or object) the result in the render output does not give me a solely black and white image. The whites are slightly darker than they should be. Even when ...
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How speed up rendering of animation recorded simultaneously from multiple point of view?

I'm rendering an animation recorded from multiple points of views and then integrating the result through the compositor. The current solution is creating multiple scenes, one from each point of view....
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keeping render layers at their original resolution when composed

I wrote a script to generate a multiview render of an animation. You can see the result here Still everything is rendered at the resolution of the final image and then scaled down. This wastes a lot ...
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Slit Scan/Time Displacement in Blender's Compositor

How could I make this slit scanning method used in this article? https://nofilmschool.com/2016/11/how-to-create-2001-slit-scanning-effect
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Render Layers and Freestyle

I am trying to make an animation where everything but the hair and eyelashes is "Freestyled." I have two different Render Layers: Freestyle No Freestyle I have successfully made the "No Freestyle" ...
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Should “convert premultiplied” be enabled when using “alpha over” with render layers?

Do render layers use straight or associated alpha? Should "convert premultiplied" be enabled here?
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Black column of pixels when rendering in HDRI pranorama

Was rendering some HDRIs to use in other scenes as lighting when I noticed the very last column of pixels on the image to the left was not rendering and came out as black. Since this is a 32-bit image ...
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Animation problem

I am following this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCc51vABR94 I made motion tracking as told in this tutorial like this: and then went to compositor as told in tutorial and did exact same ...
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How to mask something out as alpha in the compositor when the background is transparent?

I have a scene in which one object is partly covered by another one and in the end I only want to have the visible part of the objcet which is partly covered in the composite. So far I use the pass ...
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Broadly, How to combine pre-rendered images in openEXR or openEXR Multilayer format, in the compositor?

My setup i5 2500K processor @ 3.3 GHz and 24GB ram. Using Blender v2.79b I have created (unfortunately) a extremely memory hungry animation, which my pc can't handle in one chunk! I have broken ...
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Transition effect (common material to grid material)

Please tell me how i can achieve this transition effect. Only Compositing? Or can this effect be achieved in another way? Suppose I want to apply this transition effect to only one mesh in the scene.
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Composition not showing on the background after openning the project again

I finished the composition, placed the last nodes, i really liked how everything looked so I saved. I closed blender, reopened the project when I got back, and now It't just a black background. At ...
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How to partially blur an image in the compositor?

I want to blur an image I used as a background in the compositor but have it blurred more towards the top and in focus in the foreground. Is this possible to do with nodes? Thanks This is the node ...
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How can I create and project a symbol/rune on a sculpture? (like Blizzard's games)

How can I create and project a symbol, rune or logo to a sculpture and make it look like it is from a Blizzard game? What are the sculpt brush settings to project it on any surface (flat or round), ...
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What render settings are used by the combination of RenderLayer Node and File Output node?

I'm not sure what are the render settings that will be used when rendering through the compositor and the Render Layer and File Output nodes. The nodes themselves have some settings, but not all ...
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How to improve the contrast and colors without getting clamping?

Is there an alternative node I could use to improve the contrast and colors while being sure it will never clamp the values?
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How to Make Highlights Glow

I'm creating this scene with a "Star Wars" feel. And in Rogue One, The ships had this large highlight like the metal of the ships were glowing from the lit sides only. I'm also noticing some slight ...
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Custom compositor node - connecting input to output

I am trying to make this simple node group that would simply connect the input to the output so it would simply repeat an image like below. What is the problem with my code? It's like nothing is ...
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Deleted compositing layout — How to bring it back?

I mistakenly deleted my compositing layout. I've tried to open the file without the Load UI and I've also restored the settings to default but still can't find the layout. Although if I open a new ...
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Render Result doesn't match my background image in Camera View

So I'm making a movie where I'm compositing my animated characters into a real life scene by compositing them into a picture like Augmented Reality! So it's just an image but for some reason the ...
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Blender 2.8 - Object index pass in Eevee

I need to isolate filters on some objects in the compositor and Blender 2.8 does not have the options to setup object/material passes in the View Layers. Is there anyway to achieve this in Blender 2.8 ...
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Defocus Node - Compositor

The Z pass is only defocussing inside the boundaries of the Tea Caddy. I presume this because the Caddy is divided against the background? Is there a way to extend the defocus effect of the edges of ...
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Why are all the movie clips I import into the compositor not working?

When I import a movie clip into the compositor in blender, it shows up in the backdrop as completely transparent, showing the black and grey tile pattern to signify a transparent image. Anybody know ...
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How to make the top part of a render less saturated/more pale?

How to make the top part of the render less saturated/more pale? The Mesh needs more of a pale color in top part to match the background. How?
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Force materials to render on top of others

In Blender Internal there is Z Offset setting for Z-transparent materials, which put one object over another on shader level only. But what about Cycles, how to do it w/o compositor?
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how can i make black and white alpha video effect

I mean using a real footage (not 3d)just like the "Renaissance (2006)movie" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM5KCoWNXF4
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Black and white levels

Even I think that this is a more general question in art, guys at graphic design stackexchange told me to ask it here..... So: Here's a simple image I took from pixabay, in a video about compositing, ...
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Run VSE movie strip output through Compositor or Compositor movie clip output through VSE within one project possible?

I wish to add a movie clip into Blender then simultaneously use both VSE and Compositor (nodes) to produce various video effects. The VSE offers some nice options, and so does the Compositor. So far, ...
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How to sample Image A with coordinates from image B, using compositing editor nodes?

I need an operation, mathematically written as ImgOut[x,y] = A[ B[x,y].red , B[x,y].green ] Is it possible to implement this with blender compositing editor nodes?...
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Render stops after 1 frame. “Render error (Permission denied) cannot save: '0001.png'”

For some reason today I can no longer render more than 1 frame at a time. I was able to just fine yesterday. After successfully rendering the first frame, render stops and I get this error message: ...
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How can I render pixel art images with no AA and transparent background?

My question is: How can I render a pixel art image with cycles (low resolution) which is ready for use in a game? That means: no border antialiasing, a transparent background, and a real 1:1 pixel ...
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Linking Mist pass to OutputFile Node Image cannot be performed using Python API?

When attempting to link the mist pass output of a Render Layer node to the input image content of an Output File node, I found ...
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What's the input of the render button?

So, recently I'm finding my way into blender video editing and compositing, however, I usually do these things in different projects because I don't know how the blender renderer works. My question ...