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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How to composite shadow on different view layers?

I'm trying to learn how to do this to save on render times during animation in Blender 2.81. I want to use this on a project that will have moving characters, moving camera, etc. Everything works ...
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how to add mist in the 2.8 compositor?

I enabled the mist pass in my render settings then rendered via sheep it. however i have no mist settings on my image only a depth. and i cant seem to get the mist to appear
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How to disable word background transparency only for one View Layer on Eevee

Eevee doesn't have the Environment pass, so I'm looking for a solution to have one View Layer with the World background and another View layer with the background transparent to composite on top of ...
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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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Why is pure white output gray? [duplicate]

I'm trying to sequence frames into video, and I noticed all of my output is a bit darker than it should be. So I set up a pure white render through the compositor, and that's gray too. compositor ...
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Diffuse render pass looks different from original texture

I have tried to follow these instructions on how to get a diffuse render pass of a brick texture that exactly replicates the original colors of the texture. But even with all the settings in place I ...
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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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Creating a BW (not grayscale) image from alpha - Blender 2.80

Community on StackExchange, I'm trying to get a black and white image from an image with an alpha-channel in the Eeevee renderer. alpha -> black rest -> white I used the alpha-channel from the ...
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compositer scale node translates image diagonally downwards

when I use the scale node it commonly also slightly translate the image towards the bottom left. in this example I'm up scaling an image to a frame exactly 2x its original size as you can see there ...
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Modify shader via Angle of Shadow

Simply put, I'm using two color ramps to add a texture X distance from the cartoon shadow and trying to subtract from the more horizontal parts of the shadow using True Normals as FAC, the result is ...
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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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How can we create a Bar code with the Texture Node Editor?

I had seen a post about how to create lines but one of the Answers by Lemon was excellent.. He used the Shader Node Editor to create a Barcode Generator. Here is the Link: How to make a barcode like ...
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How can I add / link nodes in / from the Texture Editor / Compositor?

I would like to add some nodes to the Texture Editor, I would like to edit their default values and then link them together. I have found something on here that was helpful but they deviated to the ...
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Color Match Assets for 2D Animation

I want to mix some blender assets with preexisting footage but I can't get the colors to match exactly. For example, create a new eevee scene with only a plane and a camera (no lights). Match the ...
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VSE and Compositor

Can you add a strip on the VSE to add a compositing to a strip of video or do you need to compose the part of the video separately?
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How Can I Control The Normal Pass In The Compositor

I am trying to change the bump value inside the Compositor just like the other pass,like Direct indirect color glossy diffuse. i search on the manual i did not find how u combine all pass with the ...
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Cutting video (not in the regular way)

How do you remove part of the background on a video and put it on another video. what I mean is something like this https://youtu.be/UcRtFYAz2Yo?t=14 .I believe it has to do with mask or green screen ...
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How do I create a custom node group for the compositor?

I have made a script that adds a panel, it has buttons that when pressed, nodes are added to the Compositor. I would like to add another button that then adds them to a group. I have looked around ...
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Masking out parts of an object for compositing

I am making a model of an Arc Reactor. In the model, there are some wires and a sphere with emission material, inside a glass material to create a glow effect. Now I want to make these emitting ...
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Can't crop image's size in Blender 2.8

Hi I want to make pixel art from my 3D renders and I found that scaling render result in compositor and pixelating it with node gives better result than rendering with low resolution. Problem is that ...
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How to do cyclical compositing?

I am trying to simulate the effect of long exposure on cameras. Using motion blur is a good strategy for short exposures but when I want an extra large exposure (to do some sort of light painting) the ...
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How to layer movie clips with black backgrounds in compositor?

I am using Blender 2.76. I want to layer this movie clip: over this one: So far this is what I have: using this set of nodes: I set "Dilate/Erode" to -100 to achieve this effect. The ...
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Compositing object and shadow makes seams between the two

I have this scene where I want to use AO and color balance in compositor but I don't want shadows to be affected. So I made 2 render layers where in first ground plane (shadow catcher) is set to ...
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Can you replicate Optics Compensation in VSE?

The Effect "Optics Compensation" in After Effects is great to compensate the distortion of certain lenses such as Fisheye lenses or wide angle, etc. I have only so far been able to replicate this in ...
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Compositor distorts some part of image vs blender cycle

I am trying to use compositing nodes to overlay some object above the other (eye browse over the face). The resulted image is partially distorted compared to normal cycle. I am not sure why. Please ...
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Applying glare to selected color only

I have a scene setup in Cycles that contains multiple light emitting objects on a single layer. Is it possible to apply glare only to blue colors without having to move these to a separate layer or ...
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How can i change the background from my animation in compsitor?

I created an animation-a turntable-and i want to change my background color .I can do this in the compositor? I know i can do this from the world tab but i used a Hdri and i cant change the color ...
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Different View Transform & Look settings per layer in compositor

I have a scene with two view layers. The first view layer contains a starship ans is designed for the Filmic View Transform in Render tab and for the Look set to None. The second view layer ...
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Glare node issue

I have been experiencing strange glitches with the Glare node in the compositor. Frankly, I cannot quite figure out what causes it, since it seems to depend on randomness—frame, camera distance, the ...
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How can i obtain a 247 white in blender 2.8?

I want to obtai a 247 white background.In blender 2.79 to obtain this you should set the RGB (R=0.930,G=0.930,B=0.930 and A=1).In blender 2.80 the result is not the same.I obtain a grey color.
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Blender compositing, blur node problem

I am using mask for motion tracking scene, and I want use blur for mask in compositing. what is problem: blender node is bluring mask and make it larger, that causes problem for me, is it possible to ...
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Invert primary values in a photo

I am interested in trying to edit infrared photographs in Blender to match this process. In this process, the user uses Photoshop's Channel Mixer to swap the values of red, green and blue channels (...
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Transparent shadow not appearing in viewer node

I am trying to create a transparent shadow using the compositor in blender 2.8, i used a image invert and viewer node to get rid of the white portion of the image, but the changed image wont show up ...
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Combine layer with indirect Gloss without hdri in Composite

I want to combine two render layers and a video clip. In the first layer I got My Object, in the second one I have a mirror. This all is lighted by a hdri, which I checked for Transparent in the ...
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Blender 2.8: link Render View to a single View Layer for rendering (multiple viewlayers, multiple cameras)

I've got several Collections (created with bpy.data.collections.new()), each consists of its own Area Light and multiple Cameras. I've got a View Layer (...
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Z-Combine desaturates reflection Layer

I am trying to combine some layer in the compositor with Z-Combine but in the last step the reflection is loosing its color. In the top of the first picture you can see the part of compositing that ...
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Karaoke like subtitles - which mode/view to use?

my goal is to add some nice effects (karaoke like) to a video. That would be eg - smooth color change/dancing ball (like here https://youtu.be/6Zqx7kOAHas), magnifying glass, focus change. With ...
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render compositor only in 2.8

I am creating a transtion render animation using two images. I have done it before in 2.79 and used render layers to render the compositor nodes only. However in 2.8 this option is not available, and ...
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why blender motion track didn't render the movie?

I build a motion tracking animation, but the render result didn't shows my video. I make sure my nodes are linked right. what's wrong with my animation? please help me!
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Partially disable File Output Node in compositing?

A File Output node like this ... ... will generate several images at once (here: A001.png, ..., A250.png and B001.png, ..., B250.png and C001.png, ..., C250.png, all in folder D). For reasons ...
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Problems with Render Layers

I seem to have nothing but problems with compositing and Render Layers. :-\ Every tutorial I’ve followed so far on Blender Guru, I’ve been unable to replicate the process whether in 2.79 or 2.80. As ...
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How can I make eye brose appear in front of a hair fringe?

I am trying to make eye browse appear in front of a hair fringe to make better facial expression. Vitualize it as adding eyebrowse to the monkey. I am thinking about using composition node, but I ...
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Blender 2.8 Exclude view layer doesn't work?

Ok Ive read Blender 2.8 View Layers - "Exclude" feature and related tutorials, but I'm trying to exclude a reflection plane and ground plane from a render layer. They are in their own ...
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ID mask noisy when using Volume Scatter for World volume

I've made a sword in this medieval blacksmith scene an ID mask so that I can give it a glare effect without affecting the rest of the scene, but because I used Volume Scattering for the world volume, ...
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why can't I render only freestyle stuff while using eevee?

I'm working on a cartoon character using eevee and I want to add freestyle to it. in 2.79 I used to render freestyle lines in a separate layer and since I only used cycles, I could just hide the mesh ...
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Blur specific area in compositor

Why this node composition doesn't blur the Material.018? What am I missing?
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Background image not appearing in motion tracking render

I have another project that is exactly like this one but that one works, even though they have the exact same compositing setup. Any reason why this one doesn't show the background? Blend file: https:...
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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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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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Struggling to render a 3D model or effect on an image

I'm a bit lost with this. I've managed to composite using a video, but that was following a book and I still struggled. I guess compositing is not my forte... At the moment I'm struggling to render or ...