Questions tagged [render-layers]

Render layers are used to separate pieces of a scene for rendering. Those layers can then be treated differently in the compositor.

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Is there any way to not overwrite when I re-render ? Without changing the prefix everytime manually?

I just want to output new renders every time i render rather than those previous one being overwritten - again, without changing the prefix itself ! So eg : Render001-Normal becomes Render002-normal ...
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Final Render is glitchy and not what I see in Camera Viewport

I'm a noob here so please be easy on me. I've searched around the forums with no answers to my problem that I could find. I've spent quite a long time (because I'm a noob) getting this to look the way ...
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Can't save a single pass from an OpenEXR MutiLayer file

So, I'll try to make it as clear as possible but I just started working with OpenEXR MultiLayer Output and I might miss some important info. Important to know I render with Cycles. I'm working with an ...
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Not able to render properly

I am trying to learn blender, and I've been doing a fun project based on youtube video last time. I've spend good bit of time on it but I seems to can't Render it properly This is the project And ...
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Body mesh is rendering over clothes mesh when duplicating/mirroring clothes mesh

When editing this model. I duplicated the shoe on the right foot and mirrored it to the left foot. I also duplicated the tights on the left leg and mirrored it to the right leg. It seems that the ...
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Generate 3D Profile of Space Occupied by Moving Closed Objects

The image below illustrates a model of six rigid links connected by six revolute joints. I've written a Python script to make the mechanism articulate around its joints and move relative to its fixed ...
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How to set up render layers for large project

I am working on my biggest project yet, it’s a video of the Falcon 9 rocket launching and landing from a launch pad. It’s around 4500 frames long. How would a professional animator split up the ...
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How do you get 2 render layers from an exr file?

I am compositing a scene with 2 render layers. I saved it as an image sequence of EXR files so that I can close the program. However, after compositing, the Exr doesnt keep data from separate render ...
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Stylized fur with Freestyle

can somebody please give me some advise? I need to set the stylized fur to render with outlines and contures (Freestyle function). This is what my model looks like: This is how the fur should look ...
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The smoke domain is completely filled with smoke

The domain is filled with smoke before the simulation started.
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How to render objects only with their materials diffuse color or without lighting

I am currently trying to write a python script with bpy and Blender 2.9 to render images of a couple of thousand wavefront objects with material information. I only need the "true colors" of ...
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How to disable Background layer rendering?

I’ve done tracking of the footage, and I’ve setup the tracking scene. As you probably know, once you setup the tracking scene, Blender automatically creates two “Render Layers” nodes in the compositor....
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How do i add the render layers node? its not there at all. In fact there are no nodes

How do i add the render layers node? its not there at all. In fact there are no nodes As you can see there is literally no nodes even though i zoomed out a lot of times.
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Render a scene twice but once it renders with an extra object

Hi i have a scene with a kitchen and i am using the sky texture and a large volume to create godrays, except to make the scene less noisy i am rendering it twice with two identical scenes but one has ...
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Unit of the color in of the Diffuse Direct/Indirect passes in Cycles render

When I read a pixel's red value 1.0 from these passes, is the value I read radiance, radiosity or irradiance? Is it 1.0 W/m^2 or 1.0 W/(m^2sr)? My understanding is that a sensor is sensitive to ...
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How can I mask a layer using another layer in the compositor without manually masking

I want to mask a layer having freestlyle lines alone of a cube (rest transparent) using an upper layer containing a sphere passing past the cube in the compositor using nodes such that the ...
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transfering compositing nodes with render layer nodes

I have two projects. In one I have a lot of compositing nodes including a lot of render layer nodes. I have found a way to append nodes but it does not work with render layer nodes. Is there a way to ...
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How to Alpha matte an object with another?

Excuse me, I have two render layers, one for Suzan, the other is for a circle, and I want to set the circle to be the alpha matte for Suzan, like the image below: I tried to do it, but the result was ...
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what is the difference between scene layers and render layers

https://docs.blender.org/manual/en/2.79/render/post_process/layers.html could someone please make a clearer explanation about the difference between the scene layers and the layer layers?
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Cancel the tracking scene, return to default render layer [duplicate]

I did camera tracking and applied set up tracking scene...then it create its own render layers....like it create foreground and background layers....I want to return to default render layers...but ...
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Making a portal effect in Cycles [duplicate]

Case I followed this outdated tutorial to create an effect that I want (being able to see a completely different world through an object (a shield in this case). I got this to work in blender 2.8+. ...
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Render layers different from viewport

I just made a simple scene to test render layers, but they're different from the Cycles viewport (black actually). https://blend-exchange.giantcowfilms.com/b/WLaKYGzj
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playing with View Layers - are they always all rendered?

I'm playing with View Layers since I have to separate a lot of stuff from a scene. It's working great but I was wondering how it does impact the render performances. If I have, let's say, 10 View ...
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Blender Output Multiple Passes When Rendering with Specific Naming Scheme (2.8.2a)

My render setup looks like this: and my file output looks like this (the mist pass is put in that folder with the names "Image0000.png" and "Image0001.png"): but my desired ...
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Blender 2.79 (rendering 6 render layers)

So Im working on an animation using 2.79's Internal render and I need to render 6 different render layers so that rendering the animation won't be so slow (because as of now its taking hours to render ...
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Object not rendering without applying the modifiers

hope you all having a good time. I have a scene with a plane that has 2 modifiers (Array and Curve) I can see the object in real-time viewport (both cycles and evee) but when I render the object (...
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Viewer node in compositing doesn't show anything

Viewer node in compositing doesn't show anything, I've rendered the image, unplugged and replugged the nodes, but it never displays anything for some reason. uploaded the blender file here
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How do I render only the background and the reflections in the plane but not render the actual car? [duplicate]

I am trying to render only the background and the reflections of the car and I don't know how. In the outliner tab layer 1 is the car, layer 2 is the background, and the rest of the layers are various ...
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How to copy Linesets between scenes?

I want to copy Linesets from one file to another. I appended the required scene from the source file to the target file. Then following THIS ANSWER from blenderartists.org, I tried copy-pasting the ...
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How to create wireframe fade off effect like this?

Can this be done with freestyle lines alone? or do I have to render separate layers and do it in the compositor?
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Save PSD (or TIFF) with passes as layers? [duplicate]

I wonder if there is any way in Blender for saving render results in PSD (from what I can see it is not supported) or TIFF file with layers from passes (for example refletion pass, object id, material ...
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Blender: render different periods of a sequence into different files

TL;DR: is it possible to render automatically frame X to frame Y into file first_part.mp4, and frame Y to frame Z into ...
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Blender python (bpy) rendering incorrect depth

I am new to blender. I am trying to render RGB composite images, albedo and depth map of the context scene in blender. RGB images are rendered well, but the depth image is renderer incorrectly. I am ...
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Rendered Image not showing up in compositing tab

I am new to blender and I am following Blender Guru's donut (beginner) tutorial. I am having problem in compositing tab. When I do render and switch to compositing tab, the rendered image is not shown ...
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Output to alpha channel the intensity value of the point corresponding to the texture in projector

I am super new to Blender and I am looking for a solution to get a certain mapping from the texture of the projector to the alpha channel of my output image. In my Blender scene, there is a camera, a ...
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How to load a render from cloud-servis into compositor with passes?

I have a cloud rendered png image and I cannot find a way to load that rendered image into compositor as render layers. Of course i can import image with image node but, I cannot use passes like depth,...
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How to render a smoke simulation separately from the scene it's in to then composite together in post?

I have a short 120 frame animation that contains a smoke simulation which uses 2 collision objects. It has a large bake file so I want to render just the smoke on my pc while the animation without the ...
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Passes between render layers 2.8

I have a large scene so I want to render it layer by layer and then combine it in compositor. However, separate view layers are not intersecting with each other (for example if sun is on the ...
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Problem with render layer (normal) in eevee

I have a material made up of two principled BSDFs separated by a mix shader which has a mask. The render works fine but when I see the render layer (normal) it only takes the normal map of the first ...
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Accidentally deleted nodes in compositing tab. Can't recover it?

I accidentally deleted the 'Render Layer' and 'Composite' Node. I panicked and didn't know what to do, so I thought maybe if I close my file, itll come back when i open it again. So I closed my file, ...
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Render layers and volumetric scattering

when I try to render separate layers I have no transparent background reason for volumetric scattering. is there a way to solve this?
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ID Mask by Pass Index in bpy

New to Blender, and the documentation for bpy is throwing me for a few loops. I got a setup in the compositing layer working for my desired goal as shown: This renders an image and a color-coded mask ...
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How do I darken shadows from a shadow catcher in the compositor?

I am working on a shot of a car sitting in a plane integrated into a video I shoot. When I rendered the image sequence I separated the shadow from the car (when I was rendering the Car itself I ...
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How to denoise animations using Blender's Temporal Denoiser?

I've been diving into the secret Blender Animation Denoiser function mentioned in February of 2019 by Pablo and documented on the Developer Site. Here are some things I figured out after digging ...
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Empty Render Layers node in Compositor

I was trying to make some adjustments in compositing, but Render Layers are not showing anything. In the UV Editor "Render Result" is correct. Re-rendering scene from Render Layers node doesn't help. ...
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Can I render isolated objects but keeping all the impact of other objects and their materials?

So I chose all the objects I don`t want to be rendered and changed their visibility, and then rendered the object I want, but it looks different while being isolated. Can I render it like if there are ...
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how can i make blender render only the visible parts of the object?

(i use blender 2.79) it seems when blender renders an object it does render also the non-visible back of that object and for that reason, it increases the rendering time. so to test my theory I had ...
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The number of samples in the render view does not go up

I don't speak English, so I use a translation tool! The number of samples doesn't go up in the viewport render view, but somehow the number of samples goes up when the blender is minimized! Is there a ...
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I have an idea about a faster way to render and i want know that this idea will work or not?

(i am not native english speaking, Sorry for bad english) Let me explain that idea by an example suppose i have a scene with some 3d modals and or may be some fixed lights or may be moving lights and ...
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Outline on transparent background

I'm rendering my scene on 3 separate render layers with transparent background. All layers have strange tranparent outline (around hand and laptop on picture) which I tried to fix in compositor with ...

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