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Questions related to masking. Masking is used for many different things, such as compositing, hiding geometry, etc.

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Want crack map as Segmentation mask

I am completely new to Blender and I want your help to get a mask of cracks that I generate on any surface. For my project I need to generate cracks on the object and get on the cracks as an output (...
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How to mask an entire faceset during sculpting

I am working on multiple objects all required to preserve some details, which can be done using masking in sculpting. Can any one help me with a script which can mask first/single faceset on one click....
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Keyframed mask not playing in editor

I was working on a project. When I masked the string out and pressed the "Add" Button in the editor, I played it, but my mask doesn't play. Someone please help! (Before anyone asks, yes I ...
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Rendering only a single mesh in an environment and having everything else (behind it & overlapping it) masked out/transparent

I have a completed scene in which I wish to render all the animated characters separately from the stationary environment, with everything but the characters being transparent (including everything ...
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Can we use "Grease Pencil" to mask other objects?

I'm trying to use a "greasy pencil" to cut out other objects. Like this red cube in the example. The white cube and the pink circle are in a collection. I want to make an object go through ...
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How can I plug this .tga mask node into a gltf 2.0 file?

Until then the Blender documentation gives instructions for applying the metal texture, roughness, opacity and normal map to glTF files. I've been googling it a lot and I didn't find anything right. ...
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Create a mask for an imported Video

I’m pretty new to Blender. I’m searching for a SIMPLE way, to create a mask for an imported (steady)video. I’ve looked several tutorials, but everything seems so damn complicated. In Apple Motion it ...
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VSE: strobing Video frames AS WELL as the masking frames?

I have a 60 fps (which I have to leave as is since changing it will mess up all the video and audio sync) video. I have a video strip that I want to strobe down to 10 fps (so Strobe value under Strip ...
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Make another user button missing?

The Maskedplate has a Fake User button, but there also should be a number button that you can click that would duplicate it and make another identical layer? I'm trying to duplicate another of the ...
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For sculpting, any alternative way to quickly mask any complicated mesh?

In Sculpt mode, it is tedious to completely mask any complicated geometry. For example, let's mask the ears on the following model: There are lots of areas which are not covered by the mask, for ...
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Unequal weighting between black and white in cycles; white has greater weight than black

Using blender 2.92.0 I'm having an issue where the weight of the color white is greater than that of the color black when using nodes. It's hard to explain, so please check the images, I'll try to ...
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Why isn't mask working - compositing

I don't understand Blender and how it operates. The following mask and compositing node tree "RH Scroll Door Frame RH" is set up exactly the same as the one above it (everything within the ...
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Masking in footage something that comes into view and leaves

I have footage where the camera pans and e.g. a carpet rod comes into view and then leaves the view. I want to create a mask to later remove the rod with e.g. inpaint. Objects which are there for all ...
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How to change sculpt expand shapes without numpad?

I'm trying to learn blender sculpt expand feature. I would like to change shape of the mask, normaly you can do this by pressing numpad-2, 3 etc. I have no numpad, and I'm emulating it, but pressing ...
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ColorRamp does not invert properly

I have a gradient texture in a colorramp to control a mask for shading, but it is masking the opposite part of what I want. This is what I have: And I want to have this, but opposite, where the white ...
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Masking not working in compositor or image editor

What am I doing wrong, where it states "RH" in the RH Alleyway compositor group, there is a wall which should cut off the white circular highlight, for testing purposes I have cut off the ...
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Masked symmetry sculpting?

What I'd like to do is make it so I can symmetrize sculpting the edges, but only the edges and nothing else. Furthermore I'd like to set it so affecting the north also does the south, the east does ...
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Masking half portion of the image to make object transparent during animation

I created an animation of different object and then I combined them in Compositing. I would like that a particular moving object would become transparent after crossing a certain portion of the image. ...
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how to make mesh mask an image

I'll try to explain this as best possible. I'm trying to make a mesh mask an image like the galaxy skin from fortnite. how can I do this? I want the image to be only visible where the mesh is as you ...
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How can I paint specifically the vertices underneath another mesh?

I have a base body and make clothing for it, but in the game we use an item mask (just a texture of the body that's white, but black underneath the clothing) to clip out the parts of the body ...
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How to increase texture mask opacity?

I'd like to stencil an image texture onto a surface; however it's not in the colors that I want. So, I instead use it as a texture mask. This allows me to paint with whatever color I want but still ...
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Render only objects being scattered using geometry nodes

this my first time using geometry nodes. How do I render only objects being scattered on a plane?
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using video file mp4 as animated fill or add video and mask with another imported element of grease pencil?

do you know how to use masking for a video file imported in blender to use in 2d animation ? or maybe is it possible to use fill with video as source file ? used this example but it did not work .. ...
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Create mask from geometry (for tracked scene)?

I want to create masks from geometry. Here's my situation - I started by tracking a video sequence, then created geometry (corresponding to the space I wanted to replace) and then, using a material ...
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In 2D animation, how to gradually reveal an object, while keeping the backgrount unchanged? (version 3.0.1)

I am working on a simple 2D animation. I have few "images imported as planes", among which a plane I use as a background. Now, I would like to have an effect of gradually revealing an object,...
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Object as cut mask

a few days ago I started to learn Blender. I only have experience with Affinity Designer and Illustrator Layers and Masks and stuff like that. I have this little scene: Link to the file: Blender File ...
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Material nodes grey value of 0.5 results in a numerical value of 0.21

Why is this the case? Connect an image texture, generate an image of 0.5 grey scale, connect to map range 0 to 1 TO 0 to 10. Plug that into Wave Texture scale, see the results? A scale of 5 on the ...
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Individual segmentation mask for instances (blender 3.0)

I am working on an application where I want to create segmentation masks of individual instances in a scene. I've created these instances by using the 'instance on points' node in geometry nodes. The ...
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Masking out Overlapping Instances in Geometry Nodes

I am an experienced Blender user but very beginner in Geometry Nodes. I have an object onto which I am instancing small water droplets, using geo nodes. Maybe it is completely wrong but, to have more ...
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lock/freeze face set?

I know I can click H while hovering over a face set, if I want to only sculpt that. But what if I need to see the other objects in order to place my sculpting correctly? There must be a way to lock or ...
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How to use an object to mask out other objects in 3.0?

I am trying to figure out how to use a transparent object to mask out other objects. Other people have asked similar questions, so here's the links to the others I found: Create invisibility cloak (...
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How do I mask whole cells in a Voronoi texture?

I'm trying to overlay a Voronoi noise texture in Blender, I'd like it to blend into another texture with fewer and fewer whole cells across a gradient. I've tried two methods but neither quite gives ...
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How to remove cavity from edge masks?

How to remove cavity from edge masks on node editor? The obvious way would be to subtract a cavity mask from the edge mask, but that does not work, the mask is simply diminished on the cavity, instead ...
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How Can I Create a Sculpt Mask Based Purely on Face/Vertex Selection, Instead of By Manually Painting It?

This question gets asked from time to time, and doesn't seem to get any attention. Here's one of the more recent instances: Converting a vertex group into a sculpt mask I find it frustrating that the ...
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How do I create a mask in python?

I'm writing a script for some transition effects in Blender in the VSE. Currently I'm trying to have the script create a mask that can be used. I call ...
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Technique to displace the top surface of a mesh only. Advice needed

I am trying to displace a mesh, only the top surface. You can see there is some kind of a stretch on the sides. This is the shader node: I would also like to use that "mask" that allows me ...
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combining alpha over nodes

I have two masks of different parts of a picture. In each mask I want to completely replace the colors in the mask...a different color for each mask. Should I be trying to do it in the compositor ...
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Is it possible to use normal map as a mask while mixing shaders?

If I have a normal map that adds scratches to a surface and I want to add some dirt inside these scratches can I somehow use the normal map as a mask while mixing two shaders or is there any other way ...
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Need help with a simple intersection of masks question

Where my body and shoulder masks intersect at the neck they are cancelling each other out and none of the image shows. The math node is addition so I thought they would combine together. I want a hole ...
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Mask a displacement?

Blender File: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OSVhKAGRYp-l9eqZiaR-o_XeKvsDtmE-/view?usp=sharing Hello, I'm trying to only have the tan camo areas displace this texture. I tried plugging the mask I ...
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MovieClipEditor : Load frames using a script when filesname are not enumerated

Got a folder of image files from time-lapse imaging which need to be read into the MovieClipEditor. The filenames are not enumerated following blender's convention, and there's value in not modifying ...
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MovieClipEditor : Exporting Coordinates of MaskLayer Spline which has a TrackMarker as parent

In the MovieClipEditor, exporting the coordinates (ControlPoints and Handles) of a MaskLayer Spline, assigning a MarkerTrack as a parent does not affect the coordinates. That is, even though the ...
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Holdout like error in renders affecting particle emission layer only

having a bit of a strange one and I've been through everything I can think of to try and identify a cause. Ive got a render which outputs perfectly for 98%. Im seeing two strange issues which I cant ...
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Image-editor refuses to load (or show) entire imagesequence

I am doing a short animation of a bomb with lit fuse in Blender 2.93.4. Underneath the bomb it says "Ceci n'est pas une bombe" - so it's a parody of the famous Magritte painting. When the ...
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Green Screen tracking marker crunch?

So I found a website that provides practice green screen plates for you to work with, they also provide some general tips on what you can do to track the shot effectively. However im just getting into ...
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Can you Apply a Mask (hide) to a Model Based on the Camera's Field of View?

I need to render a model in pieces. That is, I need to split the model up so I can render it equally N number of times. However I need to capture every vertex in the process (or close too it). It ...
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Correct way to hide a part of mesh in weight paint mode

I'm aware a similar question exists. There is no proper answer and I'll elaborate why I ask this again. I'd like to show only the upper body of my character, so when I weight paint the arm, I won't ...
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Is it possible to mask parts of a model to let them always appear top of other objects?

I recently work on toon shader in Blender cycles and EEVEE and quite curious how the game achieves this effect. What I want to do is to somehow "see through" the hair and when the hair cover ...
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Composite differents parts of render. (Creating Masks)

Can I have different compositor nodes for different parts of my render? I presume the way to do it would be using masks but I just cant figure out how to create/make them work. Half of my render is ...
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How do I hide parts of the mesh while weight painting? [closed]

https://youtu.be/6LCPkH8XiBc So I'm trying to do weight paints in Blender for my character that has quite a bit of overlapping mesh on the head. From what I've read you go into edit mode, select the ...

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