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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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How to update the selecting state of the Mask Points in Image Editor and Movieclip Editor with Python?

I'm writing a new add-on for the masking. I tried hard to find how to update/redraw the Image Editor or Movieclip Editor, but I didn't find helpful information. I share my test code below. If you try ...
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how to have surface deform ignore masks on character mesh?

I have character libraries that include a complete character mesh in addition to cloths that use Surface Deform -- instead of armature parenting -- that give less distortion (character mesh showing ...
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In PaintWeight, Is it possible to select multiple bones while Vertex Selection Mode is ON?

I do not intend to use Mask Modifier because I have a hair mesh that contains 5-10 layers on top of each other and I would rather work with two mesh surfaces that are stacked visibly in edit/Weight ...
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How can I use one object to mask another object?

I have a boat, on a plane of water. The plane of water goes partially up the side of the boat (the inside of the boat has no water, due to a Boolean modifier). I want to erase the entire plane of ...
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Cutting dynamic holes into objects with an animated object

What I'm trying to do is making parts of a house transparent to see inside. However, simply deleting the geometry for every "window" i want to make is not viable. The transparent area should ...
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Tracking mask is not working with Blender's compositor

I have tracked an object in Blender with a marker in some footage, then created a mask for that object and parented the mask to the marker. This works great in the Movie Clip Editor: the marker ...
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Edge Gap in Shadow Catcher Material Masking Blender Eevee

so I'm trying to render an object with shadow, since eevee doesnt have shadow catcher, (blender 36.2) I use "material shadow catcher", then separate the render in two layer (the object & ...
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Extracted Game Model - Many Mask Textures

[Reference Question] SMITE model materials nodes I am wondering about extracting SMITE models using Umodel. I am able to extract the models and apply the diffuse textures and some others that are ...
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Convert specific faces on planar mesh to image mask

Suppose I have a planar mesh like the following screenshot, with 4 faces (and face indices sloppily drawn on): Is there a way to turn this mesh into an image texture, to use as a material mask? If so,...
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Making a Cinemagraph in Blender 4

I'm completely new to Blender and I'd like to make a cinemagraph from a video in Blender 4.1. I've found a few tutorials (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RY6ZPt42b8) but none for Blender 4. I've ...
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How to add reflections like glass on transparent image?

I imported some image (png which have already transparency aplied) in blender as a plane (a rectangle with 2 transparent stripes in the middle and 3 black stripes) in shading and other modes it ...
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How to combine two render node outputs into one composite, side by side? (Sum, mask, ramp?)

I am attempting to make a video output from Blender which has the (1) video natural to the left side, and (2) a black and white alpha mask on the right side, kind of like this but L/R instead of top/...
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How to hide object without his geo-node attributes

I have some issues with ray visibility. I added growing grass geo-nodes to the Cube, and want to hide cube with shadow catcher mask. But by that grass is also hides. So how can i hide the cube without ...
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Can I convert color attribute to mask?

Good day. I need to adapt blender material to UE5, but this engine doesn't support color attributes, so I need to replace it with texture mask. Can I convert these color attributes to masks? Blender's ...
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Parent mask to plane track using clip with vertical aspect ratio

Using Blender 4.0 (and also the beta 4.1), I can make four tracks on a clip, make a plane track from those tracks, and then make a mask parented to that plane track which deforms exactly alongside the ...
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How do I go about making a opacity mask for the borders of the planar mesh?

I want to make a procedural black and white mask/matte for planar objects' boundaries to use as a texture blending component. Something like this, but I did this in Photoshop, and obviously I want to ...
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How to treat a group of vertices as one in Sculpt mode?

I am very new to Blender, and very much learning. As of right now, to get a feel for how Blender works, I just use premade models, that I try to edit (the base figure from DAZ Studio, namely). I have ...
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How to select geometry and remove it with slope mask?

Program: Blender 2.9.2-4.0 Geometry and mask created in Gaea I'm facing a problem, I don't understand how I can select vertices for further deletion, ONLY those in the white area? My goal, by any ...
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Compositing: Mask layer opacity keyframes are not saved

I am working with the node-based compositor in Blender 4.0.2. I have a mask. The mask consists of several layers, animated to follow action in the clip. As the mask layers pass the subject, I set a ...
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Is it possible to make mesh with dissolve shader not mask geometry behind it?

I have a dissolve shader in one of my projects, but I have a problem that when the mesh turns invisible from the shader effect, the mesh still mask some geometry behind it. Is it possible to make it ...
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Adding a Mask modifier to any mesh is causing it to instantly disappear, no matter the settings

I tried this in Blender 4.0 and 3.4 and started new projects and the issue shows up in both. It didn't happen for a couple of spheres for some reason and it doesn't happen to duplicates when I ...
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How to determine if a tracking marker is inside a mask?

How can I determine whether a camera tracking marker is inside or outside a mask that I have created in Blender using Python? For instance, if I create a mask in Blender's masking area for a specific ...
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What are clearcoat and ao masks? How do I use them?

I have got some clearcoat and ao mask files for a 3d model. What are those and how do i use them?
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How to reveal unmask a series of object using animation keyframes or nodes

I have a set of traffic lights, Which I'm using a Boolean method to unmask/Reveal as I move my Boolean mask up and down the Z axis. I have also keyframed my Boolean so each traffic light gets ...
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Tried rotoscoping, Did it for 13 hours and the mask is scrambled on all frames

I have been trying to mask. this is my first time masking in blender. I have set the mask to outline the chair and any movement. I have made two masks but the mask in the video is mask 001 i didnt ...
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Is it possible to do clipping/mask in blender similar to clipping in drawing programs?

In, for example, Photoshop, you can make a certain layer be visible only where there is a selected mask layer underneath it. I'm trying to style my 3D model in Blender for 2D. How can you achieve the ...
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Is it possible to "apply" a grease pencil mask?

I would like to commit the changes made by a grease pencil mask to the affected grease pencil layer. The reason this is important is that I have a mask that is getting skewed by an armature animation, ...
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Convert Position to Selection (Boolean) in Geometry Nodes

I wonder how I can convert the position output of geometry proximity node into boolean value in order to connect it to the selection input of the instance on points node. Basically I want to use the ...
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What is happening with my sculpt tools/viewport?

I have just finished sculpting the body of my model and moved on to do the hands separately. I joined the objects, remeshed, and checked the normals of the final object. I have cleared masks and ...
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Need help converting a distance value to a decimal value between 0 and 1

I have an object (a rollaway shutter panel) that I have set up with the Mask node and a linear gradient. I have another object (the shutter handle) that I want to use to control the Mask threshold ...
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Does masking vertices help render faster?

So, I typically mask vertices that are not visible when rendered, for example, in a character, the skin under the clothes. Does that help render faster or it doesn't make a difference?
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Grease Pencil Masks - Partial Transparency

I'm attempting to recreate this mask transparency effect I did in Procreate where it's not a perfect mask, and you can still somewhat see the masked object through the mask (pictured below). Notice ...
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How can I mask a Hair Modifier using a texture image? Vertex groups not working with hair

I'm relatively new to blender. I've found countless videos showing how to weight paint a vertex group or how to create one selecting the vertices and then use the group in the Factor value of many of ...
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Shader map along normals inside cycles from center to the periphery of an object

Hello Blender Community, I have an object that consists of a simple sphere with geo nodes based tentacles applied to it. I want to create a mask with a color ramp that alters the color beginning from ...
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How do I delete Mask data blocks in Masking tab

Blender noob coming from Houdini. How do I delete these mask data blocks in the masking tab? They seem to keep getting created but I have no idea how to delete or clean them up.
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Object masking/ dynamic hiding in render is not exporting to .glb

I'm new to GLB export. I am using a series of models generated in a structure deformation calculation code as .ply files, that I import in my scene. Each model represents the studied structure at a ...
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Is there a way to tie points in a mask to a subject that varies across moving frames?

I am trying to create a mask over a moving subject in a video, and I would like to know if there is a method to modify the various points of it more precisely than moving them individually frame by ...
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How do I assign different material zones, based on this black & white map?

Please excuse me if I get terminology wrong here; I'm still learning. I have a mesh that is a humanoid figure with metallic clothing. When I channel-unpacked one of the included textures, I found ...
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How do I copy a sculpt mask from one object to another?

I made a mistake while sculpting by making a mask and sculpting only a quarter of my object, thinking I could mirror the object after to create the whole thing. But when I mirror the object, there ...
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Using a hand painted mask texture to hide part of the results of a shader node

So I want to have several node textures in one material partially masked in different ways and I was wondering if you could manually paint masks to hide certain parts of a shader node´s results to ...
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How to create an silhouette/outline mask

How would you go about creating a mask ONLY of the silhouette/outline of your mesh? I want to use it to fade the outline of the mesh into transparency but using popular methods like the fresnel into a ...
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Slide mask in sculpt mode

I would like to translocate the mask itself that I use in sculpting. For example, I didn't get the mask quite in the center here: So I would like to move it the same way you use GG to move vertices ...
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How to mask texture with normal?

On the following screenshot, the black region on the torus is controlled by the normal on the Principled BSDF. Now in Cycles rendering, I want the blue dots to only appear within the black region on ...
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Blender 2.81 and Manuel Bastioni Lab : Mask in sculpt mode not visible

I have created a simple character in Mb-Lab without finalising the character yet. I wanted to make some adjustments in sculpt mode on the eyelids. Because the eyeball is always transforming together ...
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Alpha threshold for object index layer

[EDITED] Using cycle mode, I am trying to get a mask image of the rendered object which object index layer. But when compared with the "composite" layer, "object index" layer does ...
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How to create a masked image using blender python scripting in blender

I am a beginner at blender. I have 5 cylinders present on the field in the shape of a plane, like this one: I have 100 images in which the cylinder's shape and position are randomized. I want to ...
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Grease Pencil mask masking layers in the the wrong GP object

So I've got a mask in a Grease Pencil object that, besides from affecting the specific layer I've set it up to mask, it also has an effect on layers on other GP objects.....? For the layer in the same ...
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Brush Tool For Mask

Is there a brush tool just like in photoshop to paint white or black for smooth transition instead of using the mask tool, which is line based?
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Clip the area around displacement

Is there a way I can only have the displaced are show without the rest of the plane? I want to take the displaced area and potentially move it onto its on base without the rest of the plane.
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Mask not rendering

I wanted to add blur to the video but it isn't showing when i render it, it just shows the default video.
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