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Questions tagged [masking]

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

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Can you use grease pencil to mask render?

I have a render of a 3d weapon with transparent background, behind it is the footage of the weapon's wielder, can i use an animated grease pencil sketch to erase parts of the render and make it look ...
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How do I remove mask off grass

I got this grass & I don't know how to make the mask transparent. Basically I just want to see the grass but the cubes are blocking it since it isn't transparent. I also have this tree with the ...
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Can you use masks to mask out your Hdri background?

I'm currently rendering a small animation which uses a HDRI as it's background and I was wondering if there is a way to mask out parts of the HDRI using an object layer in my project so I can export a ...
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How to mask an imported image as a plane in Blender 2.8?

I have the following scene in Blender 2.8: I imported the Blender logo as a plane (File > Import > Images as Planes ---which is a plugin---). I want to create a rectangular mask on the Blender logo ...
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2.8 evee - can I “mask” a mesh/material outside of a container (like a domain)?

Is there a way to easily define a volume where an object is visible, and hide it elsewhere ? Thanks.
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Subdividing a Mask

Is there any way to subdivide an already created mask. I'm working on a project where I have already manually masked about 50 frames (about 2 hours' worth of work), when i realized that there aren't ...
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Texture Paint doesn't work

I'm new to Blender and I was painting the texture of my model but I accidentally clicked on F mask brush and now I can't paint anymore. I do not know how to remove this I tried to restart Blender but ...
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Highlight text in Blender 2.8. vse

Is there a convenient way to automatically add a black frame behind a written text overlay in the video sequence editor? I mean, I could add a "color" but I'd like my frames to perfectly fit the text ...
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Viewing layer on masks

I have filmed a lightsaber battle and am masking the two sabers in separate masking layers. Depending on where the attacks are, one mask may be in front of the other. Is there a way to keyframe mask ...
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Mask not moving with strip in vse properly

How do I get my mask and its keyframes to move with the strip as I move it across the timeline? I Think there is some kind of bug because I have 2 projects open and both are acting differently when ...
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Is it possible to use Blender mask modifier animations in Unity? Or other solution to making something disappear?

I've created an animation in Blender with the mask modifier to make the characters feet disappear before another action takes place. The dropping and spinning animation is exported as I want to Unity, ...
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rendering a mask

This most likely has already been asked, but here goes. Im rendering some hair, generated from the scalp of a basic head geo. If i just render the hair with the head invisible, i can see through to ...
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Is there a revealing mask on blender VSE? Or other way to solve my problem

I'm working with 3 image. pic1 - background pic2 - object pic3 - object with transparent background So pic1 will be under pic2 but I want to use pic3 to hide part of pic2 and show pic1. I used ...
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Python: get mask data from sculpt mode

Is there a way to access the the mask data from sculpt mode trough python? It seems there is no mask data stored on each vertex trough object.data.vertices[i] or <...
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trying to export mask animation but data dont change when changing frames!

trying to export mask data i managed to do so for a single frame successfully by doing for each point: bpy.data.masks[mask].layers[0].splines[0].points[0].co ...
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Using shadows as texture masks?

I am attempting to make an environment that has hand-painted shadows in the base color texture. This would give me more artistic control over how the shadows are cast. However, I would also like ...
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How to trace the path of an object in the video editor?

Suppose I have a movie showing an object (such as a bird) moving around. I would like to use the video editor to add a line behind the object showing the trajectory. Does anyone have suggestions on ...
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Where is the 'holdout' option for collections in 2.8

I want to ask about the holdout option for collections. In view layer menu I only have 2 options - set exclude and clear exclude, but nowhere I can find a holdout option. Maybe someone knows something ...
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Sculpt mask is not visible when applied [closed]

I have used sculpt mode in Blender for years and never had this happen before: when using the mask brush, the mask is not visible. The brush is supposed to mark the area that is masked with a dark ...
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Mask smaller in Video Sequence Editor than in Movie Clip Editor

The mask I created in the Movie Clip Editor is smaller in the Video Sequence Editor Preview. I know that the mask scaling might be wrong (see answer from here), but I don't use nodes for creating ...
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How to make a landscape with multiple materials?

I want to make a "big" landscape with various materials, which I have to place by hand (not only textures!). So, how could I do it? I heard about masking (?), but I never worked with it, so I'm not ...
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Switching between Image Sequence and Movie Clip for Compositing

So I used an image sequence as a video and edited it using masks. However, I want to insead use a movie clip because I will be able to do more things with it. However, when I replaced the image node ...
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Blender Sculpt Mask bush is not showing the masked area

In my Blender sculpt mode the masked area is not showing up (expected it to show up in black). I don't have any modifier at all (screenshot attached). Can anyone suggest me anything please?
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Achieve Damascus steel style with Cycles

so I'm modeling a katana, and I would like to give it a proper "Damascus" style to the blade, and I was wondering if it's possible to achieve this in a way that doesn't involve me opening GIMP/...
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In Blender 2.8, can a object be both masked (Holdout) and Exclude for a given View Layer?

It seems that Blender 2.8 doesn't support Mask & Exclude together. It is important in motion graphic for example. Or I am overlooked something? I know that I can turn off indirect contributions ...
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How to make a mask follow position and rotation using two location markers?

In the movie clip editor, it is possible to create a mask that follows a marker in its position and rotation if the marker is set as LocRot. However, is it possible to achieve similar behavior using ...
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How to use B & W video clips as masks for two coloured video clips

I have three video clips. Below first video of motion graphic with fonts and Gregg shorthand writing, all in black and white. YouTube: https://youtu.be/AAZr-PiJXGw Now I want to add colours to ...
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In making a mask, how do I remove the outer area and lay the inner area atop video?

This is only my first time in making masks in Blender and I wish to learn this for my future motion graphics. See photo below. How do I erase the shaded area surrounding the bezier on a maroon ...
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How do I close the gap in a mask inside UV/Image Editor?

This is my very first time of using masks and I am testing masks. I want to know how to mask areas of a video. FYI, I am new to mask nodes. For any assistance, thanks in advance.
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how do i combine scenes with video footage in Blender VSE?

So, I have a video project I am working on, and decided to move away from Hitfilm Express and give Blender a shot. So, what i used to do in Hitfilm, is i will make a composite shot and then bring it ...
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Blender for VFX [duplicate]

I wanted to know where can I began learning VFX in blender. I know that blender has a great compositing, camera tracking and masking etc. capabilities and I want to know how can I use them effectively ...
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My mask object shows up when adding the scene into the VSE

So, I have a setup similar to this (the first answer on the forum). But the mask object still shows when I import it into the VSE. It seems like the VSE is calling straight from the 3D view, and not ...
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How to make a shiny panel on a matt texture

I'm wondering how I can add a shiny panel to the back of this object. I have a mask uploaded but am unsure of how to link the nodes up without undoing the other finishes on the material. Any help ...
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Texture masking problem, wall becomes transparent under cracks?

Hi I want to make a texture combining a plaster texture with an alpha-masked cracks/weathering texture. It works if I mix them but I don't want the cracks to be everywhere so I added a pointiness node ...
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How to put a mask into 3d space

I'm trying to make a vfx scene where a mesh I created passes behind an object in real life/the video. I've tried to make a mask around the real object, but that makes all of the objects that are ...
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Make an object disappear by moving through a mesh

is it possible for me to make an object disappear by making it move through a mesh. For an example. I have a car modeling, and i want it to disappear after the end of the road. I don't want the car to ...
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How to make a simple mask like in Hitfilm?

So, I want to use Blender for motipn graphics, and I previously used Hitfilm Express. One of the most frustrating things in Blender is creating a mask. But how does one do that like in Hitfilm? In ...
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How to render invisible objects casting their z-depth alongside other visible objects

I've been looking for some sort of way of rendering invisible objects as transparent pixels depending if they're in front or back of visible objects in the scene. For example, I have a clothed ...
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Track + Mask 3D eyes onto a prosthetic Alien mask?

I'm making a short film with an alien in, the alien will be an actor with a latex mask covering most of his head (except his mouth.) My plan is to give the mask green screen eyes and tracking ...
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Masking of markers by parenting them to trackers

I am here to ask something about masking i did for a video recently. Actually i was tracking markers to add something from blender. Later I wished to remove markers. I mask the markers and made them ...
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How make UV Textured mesh with material instead of specific colour?

Just trying to replicate table with epoxy. But can't figure out how to create a complex material. I have a textured table top but can't replace black strip with a material. Eventually, I wanna get ...
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How to use an invisible emitter as mask for its particles? (Cycles)

Or in other words: How can I make those parts of my emitted objects/ groups, that are behind their emitter from the camera's point of view, disapear despite the emitter itself being transparent/ not ...
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Contain mesh within another mesh boundaries?

I'm trying to limit a mesh within certain boundaries so that I can then scale it really big and the mesh never goes out of boundaries of a box. I've tried using boolean but I get a plethora of ...
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What is a paint slot (compared to an image with a UV mapping)?

Learning texture painting mask with the help of Blender official User Manual... nah... just kidding ;-) In the Texture Paint mode, "painting slots" are displayed in the tool shelf of the 3D editor (1)...
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Masking out one texture on top of another with precision detailing

In my model, you will notice a silver paint that is applied to the surface of the black material. I'm looking to layer the silver material on top of the black material and then perfectly mask out the ...
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Filmic color management and masks

I recently had the problem of having to mask (rotoscope) some footage in the movie clip editor and render out some elements to put in there. For rendering those 3D elements, I wanted to use the filmic ...
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Edge Mask Issue - Render nodes

I'm getting this weird edge when trying to use a mask in my composite, is there any way to get rid of this? Here is the issue: Here is my render node setup: Here is my render layer setup: The ...
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Get layers/masks of shadows and reflection and other interactions with light

I have this scene: There is this cube, that sits on a plane with wave like end. The cube has metallic material and the plane is colored. And Its rendered version would look like this I am using ...
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How to edit animation of mask in move clip editor?

I can't edit the animation of the mask in movie clip editor. Can we get the animated data of mask on Graph Editor or Dope Sheet?
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How to delete a mask in the movie clip editor?

I can't find find a way to remove masking data in the Movie Clip Editor. How to get rid of it?