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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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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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Mask Size does not fit node editor

Disclaimer: I have never used Blender before today! I realize that this can be some kind of noob question, but please bear with me ;) I have long been fascinated by the Cinemagraph effect, and wanted ...
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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?
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How to delete mask data blocK?

Open Uv image editor...mask...make a square mask. It's named "mask". HOw do I delete the actual data block? I can delete the mask obviously, but the data block remains still.
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Copying mask key frames but different shape

can I copy keyframes of one mask to another but with different starting shape? I need to move it only in x-axis and y-axis, I mean no need to further change the shape. Just to like parent this mask of ...
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masking objects rendered

I am using objects (those in image below) to mask parts of others (3D modeled holes in ground and wall) in camera motion tracking . Those masking objects are in different "background" layer, so they ...
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How to apply a property to multiple keyframes? 2D masking/strips/vse

Hi so I'm making a 2d mask to apply to strips in the vse. ANd I made a ton of keyframes for said mask...basic movement and transformation. After I made this though, I realize I want to scale the mask ...
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Dynamic paint on changing geometry

I want to use dynamic paint (wave) on a mesh which geometry is changing, and it seems dynamic paint doesn't support this. The aim is to have dynamic paint a large scale object (ocean) with a small ...
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How to make object appear only inside a defined region

I want the green signs to move in the direction of the blue arrow as depicted in the following image, however it should be visible only inside the red area, as if it was fading in/out of the air as ...
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Removing face details with Movie-Clip-Editor

I try to use blender for removing (e.g.) eyebrows from a face in a video clip. I did some practice and came along with this procedure: Add tracking-points to face Mask the area that I want to ...
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Transparent object showing up in render layer mask?

I have this transparent plane which is the texture face of my character. It's attached to my character which I render on Render Layer 2. On Render Layer 1 I render the background, and on Render Layer ...
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How to improve the Annoying Orange effect?

I'm working on a project that is using the annoying orange technique. It works fine but the mouth is surrounded by that shadow. I know it due to the feather of the mask I'm using. Do you guys have ...
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Can a mask hide only one object and not the others?

I want to make the word "SECRET" disappear behind the horizon. That is, I need a mask for the lower half of the image, but if I do this, it also hides the sea..! How can I accomplish this?
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VSE: how to duplicate an existing mask?

So I'm in a scenario where I made a mask, but I need another version of the same mask only inverted. Basic question: How do I duplicate the existing mask so I have different mask profiles of the same ...
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Are vertex groups that had Mask Modifiers applied to them gone forever?

I may have been using this wrong, but I've been applying materials to a complicated object, and using Mask Modifiers (and hitting apply) to hide the parts I was done with and didn't want in my way ...
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How to utilize material (or object) index behind a refractive material in cycle?

The material (and object) index works only when the object is uncovered by other objects. But the thing is the object can be visible behind a transparent or semi-transparent objects. In cycles it ...
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Can I use some image as a mask for weight painting?

I want to apply some effects on model surface, but I want them only on specific parts of the surfce. Is it possible to import greyscale image and use it as a mask for weight painting, so black parts ...
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FBX export time takes 5 times longer when using mask modifier

I have a mask modifier on my mesh which masks out about 50 vertices. When exporting to FBX in ASCII the export time is about 30 seconds with the modifier disabled. When enabling the modifier, the ...
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how to set the mask to be the correct size in the compositor?

I have been doing car removal with mask using a tutorial I found on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVyJj9tcTDY&index=33&list=PLrh6CSb2iXxQZq9Y79GbTtrQlC0giLSrI&t=0s. I think I ...