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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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Blender 2.80 - Image Editor - how does Set Curves Point work?

I have found two Set Curves Point entries in the keymap in the Image section in Blender 2.80. Only the mask mode provides curves in the image editor. But here the hotkeys does exactly nothing. And we ...
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how to bake diffuse with mix shader?

So in the left corner you'l see albedo/diffuse bake result, in the right corner it is how it should look and how it looks in viewport and at the bottom half is shade node scheme. I dont understand how ...
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Get the active mask in the clip editor

I am writing an addon that displays in the Mask mode of the Clip Editor. I only want my panel to display when there is an active mask selected. Currently, it shows only when in mask mode and the video ...
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How to parent a mask to more than 1 Trackers?

I have done a track where are many trackers. Now I have created a mask around this object that I have tracked allready and I would like to parent the mask to all these trackers so that the location, ...
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Can I mask objects using Cryptomatte in 2.8

I have 3 balls that are travelling down a pipe, I have a background image which I have aligned my pipe to a hole in the image. In order to make the balls appear as if they came from the hole in the ...
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How to see an object by looking throug another object?

I am making a portal and I want to make it so you can only see objects through the Portal, like in Picture 1.Picture 1
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Mix RGB node not working as mask

In this tutorial, When I add in the mix node and try to do the mask, it makes my mountains disappear and then when I adjust my white on my coloramp down, it starts masking in wierd pole-like things. ...
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Selectively mix shaders based on color input

This might be a bit confusing, so my apologies before hand. I'm making a shader/nodegroup that emulates colors under a blacklight. For most colors (greens, reds, blues), it works just fine and looks ...
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Is there a way to make a real person in a video appear as if they're a ghost using masks?

How do I overlap two frames in blender to make a person in the video appear as if they were a ghost? What I mean is that I want to make a person in the video transparent like glass, as if they really ...
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Box Mask won't Translate

I'm compositing movies, a man on a green screen over a beach scene. I have used a Box Mask to exclude some rubbish in the edges of the green screen shot. This all works fine - see screenshot. Of ...
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How do I use blender masks to make it look like there is magic in my videos

I'm working on learning how to use masks in blender. I would like to use the masks to make it appear as if there is magic in my videos. Such as when a person in the video lifts they're hand a certain ...
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How can I create an object which masks and cuts into other objects?

I'm looking to create a object that masks and cut into other objects. So far this is what I have. The second object in that image needs to be transparent and will take a chunk out the first cube. ...
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Creating a portal effect in Blender 2.8

I would like to be able to make a portal effect in Blender 2.8. The idea is that you can look through a 'window' from one world to another. This could be achieved by looking between 2 scenes, or 2 ...
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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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Save cycles material with mask as image

I want to export this texture as an image so I can use it in unity. How do I do this?
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Using alpha texture as a mask

I have some grass with several flowers sticking out of it. Grass and flowers are meshes with PNG images with transparent background. Alpha channel is set up properly, textures are perfectly see-...
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How to hide objects dynamically using a mesh?

I'm looking for a way to hide objects dynamically in the viewport using an object. For example, every objects touching or inside a given object would be hidden, and every other objects would be ...
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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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Texture that only visible in shadows

I am trying to shade an earth model. Trying to show night lights on the dark side, but I am having hard time on figuring out how to use light path node, to isolate night emission at the sunshine. I ...
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Blender RGB masking with segmentation. How to? If possible

I have a 3d small garden with 15 plants. Each plant have leaf objects. Formally they are just a leaf objects with different XYZ location/rotation/scale. Take a look I want to get something similar to ...
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Masking selected vertices for sculpting

I have 3 questions related to masking in blender. I'm using latest 2.80rc2. Is there a way to mask a subobject or selected vertices inside a mesh? Can we mask a selected vertex group? For example, ...
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blender particles system object acting as mask

i'm wanna know if it's possible to have another mesh to hide part of a particle system like hair in hte viewport? i know that under vertex group we can influence the density etc... i also know that in ...
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How can i apply gobos to a spotlight to make it look like a real life moving head light?

as you may know most moving head lights used on live stages and dj shows have a gobo feature which allow the light to be restrained on some parts of the spot, as if a cookie cutter was placed in front ...
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Compositor updates every time I edit my mask

I am currently trying to learn video compositing and editing in blender, using 2.80. Whenever I'm masking within the image editor, the compositor does its processing on every single interaction with ...
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how can I do a 3d mask to hide a mesh in 2.8?

See the transparent plane that has a cube hole in the middle? I want it to hide the cube that is under the plane. How can I do that? I'm in Eevee.
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How do i mask body parts underneath clothes and armor?

Hi i have been following along with a tutorial on creating a game character, and he is using shape keys to shrink body parts under clothing, but it seems like it would be a lot easier to just hide the ...
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Wrong tracking marker position [duplicate]

I have encountered a serious problem when using tracking markers: I tracked a single point over a range of 3000 frames in small steps e.g. I manually corrected the position every 50 frames. When ...
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Applying different colors to multiple displacement maps

I have combined two black and white displacement maps (one for terrain and one for buildings) with a MixRGB Node in the material editor and but the output of the MixRGB to the displacment input of the ...
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Can I apply something like a mask to apply proportional editing to only some connected vertices in blender 2.8?

Can I apply something like a mask to apply proportional editing to only some connected vertices in blender 2.8? For example I only want to move the verts on the right side of this leg in proportional ...
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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 ...