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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Missing 3d text on animation render

I've been making a video with some clips, a couple of photos, and 3D text hovering over them. On VSE, I set, in this order fron lower to higher, an audio track, a video track with a blank sheet on it, ...
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Eyebrow rendering Eevee for animation

In eevee rendering mode, I have successfully rendered eyebrow on top of a character's face when the front is facing the camera using "alpha over" node. But, eyebrow would still show up even when ...
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Compositing Viewer Node No Background

No preview image showing up when I plug the Viewer node in. I read elsewhere that I needed to render the image first. That worked for a little while but now it doesn't work anymore.
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Cropping background image when rendering region

I have this scene with a hand and a knife and I want to get an animation of blood sorta dripping (spraying) from it, but because of SSS I use in palm material it takes forever to render (over 4 ...
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How to get the segmentation mask of an internal object?

I am trying to render the internal cube on top of the external cube in a segmentation mask, similar to the drawing below (please excuse my bad drawing). I've assigned pass indexes to my materials, ...
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Neutralising a photos lighting by using a rebuilt scene to imitate the original light and using that as a counterbalance

I have this picture and I've recreated the scene (in its entirety, including off screen objects) in a bid to remove the lighting (sunlight coming through windows). So i created a sun lamp and tried to ...
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Can't choose Plane Track in Plane Track Deform node while compositing

I created 4 markers and used them to 'Create Plane Track'. This worked fine. Then, in the compositor, I added a 'Plane Track Deform' node, selected an image for it, and chose 'Camera'. Clicking on ...
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Save/Export image from compositing tab in Blender 2.81

Any way to save the pre-rendered picture as JPG/PNG from the compositor?
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Compositor options greyed out

I press Shift-A and scroll to add image and it isn't highlighted, in fact all the options are greyed out. Can anyone please help me understand why? I have reloaded with factory settings.
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How to exclude passes from EXR file when using the denoiser node?

Situation: Blender: 2.81a, Cycles 1 Scene, 1 View layer View layer passes: Combined, Normal, Diffuse Color, Emission Using the Normal and Diffuse Color as inputs to the denoiser. Denoiser outputs ...
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Blender Camera Tracking ground plane - unable to adjust shadow darkness

Hello fellow Blender users, I am having a slight issue with my shadow catcher ground plane when I am doing a Camera Tracking and recomposing my 3D data with the Camera Footage. The ground plane (...
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2.80 - use Eevee and Cycles together for motion blur issue

I have one question about one problem in my experiment with motion blur in Eevee. I know that in this time is not supported and maybe will be supported in future official release as another primary ...
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Compositor Time Node Cap

Trying to set the end of my Time node to a big number but blender won't let me stopping at 32,767. After some suspicious poking it turns out that is also 2^15-1. Is this a bug in Blender or a ...
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Is it possible (plugin?) to use a camera input (solidview or materialview) in the compositor as a preview?

While in the compositor, the usual input is the renderlayer, but when compositing, mostly when checking masks or rotoscoping, having a simple preview instead of a final render as an input is quite ...
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Why can't I use put Render Layers in a node group? (Compositor)

When I try to create a node group that includes the Render Layers node, I get an error saying it can't create a group with that node. Is there a reason why or some way around it? I don't want to have ...
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How to Use D-Noise in the Compositor?

Basically the question. Usually, I let Blender save some additional render passes (mostly ID masks) together with my main rendering for later, in-depth compositing. In the compositor, I pick the image,...
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Index material in 2.8 (Cryptomatte)

I have a lamp. Behind the glass is a source of light. I want to apply effects to the light source in the composer. Previously, this was done using a material index. In 2.8 this isn't possible, there ...
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How to separate environment in Compositor without black cutouts

Nice people of Blender SE. I'm using Compositor to blur my HDRi (as suggested by others on BSE). Cycles render engine. However, the environment behind objects isn't rendered, there's just a black ...
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Pre-determined Color Palette in Render

Are there any existing methods to reduce a render to a specific set of predetermined / indexed colors within Blender (ideally with optional Floyd-Steinberg dithering) ? I've been digging, I can't ...
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How can I render a composition(s) from the command line? [duplicate]

I've never used the python console before so I only know these commands from the documentation that I've looked up. But I've read that it can be a lot faster than just pressing ctrl+F12 because it ...
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How to upscale final render (compositing)

I am working on retro style graphics. How do I upscale my final render through compositor? I'm rendering frames with 480x270 resolution and want to upscale it to 1920x1080 without interpolation (or ...
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Rendering: Excluding a layer while keeping it's influence (Masking?) [duplicate]

I am making this Christmas Tree but the problem is that I can't render the whole scene in one go because of too many particles. So I have rendered my tree and now I want to render only tinsels wrapped ...
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Smooth stepping while compositing

I'm new to Blender's Video editing and was trying to cut a piece of music into a loop when I realized that Blender's compositor doesn't let me move the audio clip without 1 frame step, or change the ...
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Transparency of whole image at the position of an object

Is there a material or render setting which makes the whole rendered image transparent at the spot of an object? I.e. not to create only a transparent object where the background is visible, but a ...
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How to Render Composite layers for timeline video creation

Hi and thanks in advance! I followed the tut to make a planet using Blender 2.8.1.16, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUNfPavsViY which resulted in an image containing 2 layers, Planet and Atmosphere....
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Reduction of total render time by alpha masking?

A newbie‘s question: I like to model a train passing through a landscape. The camera is static. Rather than to render the full scene video, there is the idea to render a) the static landscape only as ...
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How to get luminance value of every pixel from the rendered image?

This link below shows how to get value of RGB color and z-depth from viewer node, that corresponding to the value on the pixel information bar (figure below). Link : How to get Color and Z-Depth from ...
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How to save render layers for later use

This is probably a silly question, but I'm struggling with it. When I close Blender and open it up again I now have to re-render the scene to be able to use them again in the compositor. I have read ...
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How to put an sRGB image on top of a filmic render in the compositor while retaining their own sRGB-colors? [duplicate]

When I put an half-transparent sRGB image on top of a filmic render in the compositor, the transparent image will take the color-modus of the render (filmic in this case). Is there a way to keep the ...
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I can't get nodes to work, wondering if it's a glitch or I'm doing something wrong

I can get nodes in Blender to display the image/movie clip I'm trying to display in the backdrop and it plays when I press the play button, but there's no sound and it doesn't display in the preview. ...
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Cryptomatte Pick isn't working. What have I forgotten?

Blender 2.81, 2.81a Windows 10, 2xGTX1080 GPUs, GPU rendering I've been through the Manual and a few tutorials, but I guess I'm missing something. Why can't I get the Cryptomatte Pick working? Is ...
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Rendering scene background in only some frames of an animation

Is there any way to render a specific scene, say the background, during only the second half of an animation while the foreground renders the entire time? For example in a 100 frame clip could I get ...
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How to get glare on “Quick Smoke” (Fire & Smoke explosion)

I have this question that relates to Blenders Quick Smoke tool. Recently I have been rendering CGI explosions and smoke assets to be keyed in later on a short film, but I have this small problem that ...
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Mask in compositing workspace makes video B&W

So, I've never really gotten masking in the compositing workspace and, I need to use it so, why when I add a mask onto a video, does it turn the video black and white? Check out the screenshot.
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Child object on different render layer?

I'm learning about compositing from an old pre-2.8x tutorial. The tutorial shows that an object parented to another object can be moved to a different view layer, which is then used by render layer to ...
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How to capture Depth data of smoke

So me and a few people we going to do something for a competition and for my part in this I need you get the smoke and objects depth data. So how should I do this?
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Why does alpha channel influence the color channel in node compositor?

I'm trying to swizzle an image using the compositor to generate a texture for a game. As you may know, it is common in Game Dev to have a different image per channel to optimise the texture loading ...
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How to achieve a “Photorealistic Camera”

I’m looking to recreate the same look that the Vray Renderer can make. Specifically with the RGB Split. I’ve tried using the Lens Distortion Node from the compositor and slightly upping the dispersion ...
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2.8 Can’t connect compositor nodes

having moved to Blender 2.8 I’ve gone to use the Compositor for the first time and then realised I can’t drag node connections from one node to another node. Like here… https://gph.is/g/E1qmpAD But ...
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When I render my image, and select composite and combined for the render view, only one of the layers is showing

I followed a tutorial on YouTube about how to make a planet in blender. Unfortunately, he didn't show you how to render it. The tutorial has a planet layer, and an atmosphere layer. Then in a ...
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Viewer Node doesn't show up

So I am watching a tutorial and I am supposed to create a viewer node to connect it with a fresnel. I searched through the internet and everyone is saying that I only have to press Shift + Ctrl + LMB ...
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Compositing Workflow/How to compose a render after restarting Blender?

I'm new to Blender (coming from C4D) and currenty working on an architectural visualisation like this: The Image is a placeholder because I can't show the project. I made three view layers Clay ...
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Can I render one layer with perspective camera and other layer with ortographic and compose both?

I have two layers: one has to be rendered with orthographic camera in order to not mess with proportions of objects and other layer has to be rendered with perspective camera. Any way to achieve this? ...
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How to change a specific colour in an image

I have an image with 3 colours I wan to take them out and change lets say blue to a different color I have image 3 colours Red, Green, and Blue. I want to turn Blue into a different colour. Current ...
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Video editing: weird transparency blending with “Alpha Over”

I'm working on a video in the sequencer, and as part of this I want to overlay a scene containing some text. The text is rendered via node-based shading, and in particular uses a "clouds" texture to ...
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scene and camera tracking

how can get the same set up scene and layers that I get automatically with "set background" and "set track scene" in camera tracking? I try to explain better: when you use tracking point in Movie ...
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Compositing: Ho to scale compositing results to different image sizes?

I have a compositing and would like to save the image result to individual files by using different image sizes. Currently I only know the end size of an composting result is based in the scene ...
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How to re-render specific view layers (2.80)?

I have a scene split into several view layers. they are rendered separately and then put together in the compositor. I would like to re-render only some specific view layers, not all of them. How can ...
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How do I properly use core matte to keep green section of shirt on using green screen keying?

I have some footage shot with a green screen and stupid me didn't pay attention to the shirt I had on which on the center of the shirt has some green. So naturally, I have a hole in my chest when ...