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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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Why would particles swirl in wind during design but not during rendering?

In a 14 second long animation, I have a particle system emitting objects from a logo, and a plane with force field physics as a wind source, moving during the animation so the particles swirl in ...
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how to add mist in the 2.8 compositor?

I enabled the mist pass in my render settings then rendered via sheep it. however i have no mist settings on my image only a depth. and i cant seem to get the mist to appear
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Any way to render sections and combine them in Eevee?

So im using the noise and bandwidth dodge filter method to make nebulae in Eevee and I want the most quality I can muster. Problem is, doing the max quality and some high samples kinda breaks Blender ...
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Rendering an object within another object

I have setup 2 spheres, and the purple one is inside the blue one. I thought by separating the 2 objects into different layers and adding a light to both those layers through a third layer would fix ...
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Cell fracture question

Once I generate a fracture, I want the collection that the fracture is on. I want it to disappear and reappear depending on the timeline. How would I animate that in blender 2.8?
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How to make objects ignore certain lights in blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 in Cycles, how can you make an object ignore certain lights? Lets say I have a cube in collectionsCube and a bunch of lights in collectionsLights, how do I stop collectionLights from ...
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How can I make two objects look like one?

As the titles says, I want two objects to LOOK like they are actually just one. I dont plan to actually combine anything, for flexibility purposes. Here's an example scene for what I've got going: ...
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Material Overrides for view layers (per object)

I've been a casual Blender user for some time now. Really enjoying the progress in 2.8, and use this now over maya for most modeling needs, and would love to ditch autodesk altogether, but there are ...
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Blender 2.80 object won't show in render (.blend attached)

I'm using Blender 2.80. Object shows in outliner and in viewport, but won't show when I render. I've been struggling for over a week now, what am I doing wrong? Here is the file, the problematic ...
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Grease Pencil export to PSD layers?

I am working at a studio that uses Photoshop as its primary storyboarding tool. Is there a way to render / export Grease Pencil animation as a multi-layer PSD image sequence? Can GP object layers be ...
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Holdout Layer not using AlphaMaps in Blender 2.8

It seems that the HoldOut Option in Blender 2.8 does not use alphaMaps with transparency to create a proper holdout ? can somebody confirm this or do I have to tick some option to get this to work ? ...
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Create custom RenderLayer

I was wondering whether it is possible to create a custom RenderLayer? I would like to have a "Roughness" RenderLayer like DiffuseColor or SpecularColor. Is there any way to retrieve information from ...
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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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Compositor distorts some part of image vs blender cycle

I am trying to use compositing nodes to overlay some object above the other (eye browse over the face). The resulted image is partially distorted compared to normal cycle. I am not sure why. Please ...
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Different View Transform & Look settings per layer in compositor

I have a scene with two view layers. The first view layer contains a starship ans is designed for the Filmic View Transform in Render tab and for the Look set to None. The second view layer ...
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Why isn't my render matching up with renderview mode on blender 2.8?

This picture is in render view mode This picture is what happened when pressed render image.
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My textures are rendering transparent and strange

I am trying to make this cool minecraft effect on blender. I've done all the modeling and tracking. In rendered view it looks fine. But it comes out very weird. I am using blender 2.8 for this ...
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Configuring an object to ignore one light source

I would like to configure an object to ignore one particular light source (sun) in Cycles - to receive no light from the sun. Is this possible? I've looked online, but most posts I found were either 5+...
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Problems with Render Layers

I seem to have nothing but problems with compositing and Render Layers. :-\ Every tutorial I’ve followed so far on Blender Guru, I’ve been unable to replicate the process whether in 2.79 or 2.80. As ...
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How can I make eye brose appear in front of a hair fringe?

I am trying to make eye browse appear in front of a hair fringe to make better facial expression. Vitualize it as adding eyebrowse to the monkey. I am thinking about using composition node, but I ...
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Blender 2.8 Exclude view layer doesn't work?

Ok Ive read Blender 2.8 View Layers - "Exclude" feature and related tutorials, but I'm trying to exclude a reflection plane and ground plane from a render layer. They are in their own ...
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Render image output was disappeared with White screen

In cycle render mode all objects are clearly rendered, but in final render image, objects are disappeared. Here my output->>> https://i.stack.imgur.com/MlMYZ.jpg Help me to find the solution ...
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Blender 3D to Black lines on white background for US Patent

we are filing a patent soon and need to convert Blender 3D files to 2D black and white line work. Having looked at "Render Layer" tutorials, I"m lost. The UI in the tutorials does not match the 2.79 ...
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Struggling to render a 3D model or effect on an image

I'm a bit lost with this. I've managed to composite using a video, but that was following a book and I still struggled. I guess compositing is not my forte... At the moment I'm struggling to render or ...
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Rendering gives me a black screen [duplicate]

In the past this was due to still having an image strip within the Video Sequencer Editor, but this time that's no longer the case. I'm not sure what's happened to cause this, but whenever I try to ...
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How to render an animation with Render Layers?

So, I heard some people recommending rendering an animation in layers to render faster and save on memory. So I have attempted a simple scene(.blend included) where I have three Render Layers. One ...
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How to layer (transparent) materials?

I am generating layered patterns using procedural textures. that is easy enough in a single material using mix shader nodes. what I would like to achieve though is ...
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How can i render only one object but still have the rest affecting it?

Is there any way in blender, to render only one object from this big scene but still have the rest of the objects affecting it ? I need to change material to this small piece but i dont wanna render ...
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Create a sphere with multiple layers and a chunk cut out showing them

I have a graphic that I plan to use in a video. Right now it's 2D and I plan to animate the layers as we discuss each point. I'm brand new to blender, but was wondering if it's possible to translate ...
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Produce an image of Object or Vertex IDs instead of pixel values

I am currently rendering a set of 3D objects from ShapeNet. I am getting color and depth outputs of the object from several viewpoints using the code in this repository. I was also trying to produce ...
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Rendering objects only for left or right camera in 2.8

I am working on a stereoscopic animation in 2.8 where some objects in the scene should be visible only for the left eye and others only for the right eye. I use multi-view stereoscopy in cycles. I ...
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My render layers are gone (Video Sequence Editor)

I tried to render my Video by using "Render Animation", but it just gave me an error that said "All render layers are disabled". I tried to enable them, but it appears that there are no render layers. ...
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Losing textures when rendering multiple render layers

I'm using blender internal render (faster rendering) and I have set up my scene for multiple render layers to be rendered into separate files using the nodes in compositor. Pretty standard setup. Each ...
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Rotating Star Sphere - Need Help reducing render “load” (Blender 2.8 Newb)

(Using EEVEE Only) I ultimately want a really beautiful starry sky that sloooowly rotates as my scene (3-5 minutes) plays out. I followed this tutorial that shows how to make a star-filled half-...
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Basic Nuke comping of Blender image

I need to isolate object from a scene after rendering it in Blender and the be able to edit those mattes separately in Nuke. I already know about the mask function but I have a scene that is basically ...
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blender 2.8 : temporarily show all visible objects in the scene

When dealing with collection, the object in the 3d viewport will be visible depends on current selected view layer. Some objects won't be visible as they have been excluded from current view layer. ...
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Why does Blender freeze when rendering with render layers?

So as the title say, Blender freezes at the last point of rendering when I render with render layers. I'm quite sure that there is some problem with settings but I can't get what. In principle I could ...
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Node settings to composite my character within real footage through camera tracking

I'm following a book on character creation in Blender and I'm currently trying to composite my character within real footage through camera tracking. I'm at a part where I'm trying to set up the ...
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Render Layer - Blender 2.8

I try to change my workflow from Blender 2.79 to Blender 2.8, but I struggle with the new layersystem. In previous versions you could go to the 'Outliner' window an say to each object by click if it ...
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mask layers : are they ignored by freestyle?

does freestyle ignore Mask Layers from the Renders Layers tab ? I have checked the layers I want to be used as masks, but it doesn't seems to work. The only way I found for now is to duplicate some ...
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Render multiple view layers with layers starting at different times

I have 3 view layers, layer 1 has an object visible the entire animation. Layer 2 has an object visible for 2/3rds the animation, and layer 3 has an object visible for 1/2 the animation. While ...
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How to catch light without the object it is hitting on for compositing? (2.80)

I want to render a neon sign along with its emitting light on the wall behind. Then composite it to a real video with Camera Match. I suppose I'd need to render the light with transparency (somehow). ...
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Any way to not re-build bvh for different render layers?

Currently rendering out a scene which has two render layers, I'd like to re-use the BVH from the first render layer for the second if possible. Taking ages to re-build the same stuff for the same ...
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Blender 2.8; Combine Cycles and Eevee render engines into single composite

I am wondering if it's possible to set up the following scenario: Initiate render -> Eevee render into render layer with specified render settings -> Switch to Cycles render engine with specified ...
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Can't put keyframe on exclude layer

I want to put keyframe on exclude and extrude but I can't do so, I want create a scene as on this video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zu6zbf7tdoU For details watch last five minutes I can't add ...
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Problem getting background transparent with effect in the compositor

I'm having trouble setting the background to transparent with the Lens Distortion filter applied to the render. When this effect isn't on it is transparent with no problems. I've tried plugging in ...
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rendering objects in a scene separately

I know that it is possible to render diffrent parts of a scene in different layers but if the object that i am rendering on a specific layer is occluded by an object from another layer will the ...
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Confused about the link between scenes and materials and compositor in 2.80

I am trying to obtain a p-map (position map) in 2.80. Since the only way I found is to have a different material with a Geometry/Position node as input, I need to switch between materials (the "real ...
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Replace single render pass?

I have a few render layers mixed together to form my final image, as is rather customary. I'm using a mist pass and a couple of math and mix nodes to get a nice gradient to white the farther away an ...
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How speed up rendering of animation recorded simultaneously from multiple point of view?

I'm rendering an animation recorded from multiple points of views and then integrating the result through the compositor. The current solution is creating multiple scenes, one from each point of view....