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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Rendering multiple layers separately causes weird black artifacts (2.79b, Cycles)

I have a ground mesh which I have cloned into multiple layers. It is the same mesh, except one has a grass material, and the other is sand. I wish to render these layers into separate render layers, ...
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blender kill particles not viewing in render

I am making a harry potter video with friends and I'm adding magic between the 2 wands. I'm using 2 particle systems with gravity off pulled by a force field for the magic and killing them when they ...
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Transparent elements are different than viewport when saved as .png [duplicate]

I am working on a project where I composed many layers with an transparent background. Now I rendered the whole thing and when I saved it the result looked different than the saved version (The white ...
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Eyebrow rendering Eevee for animation

In eevee rendering mode, I have successfully rendered eyebrow on top of a character's face when the front is facing the camera using "alpha over" node. But, eyebrow would still show up even when ...
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Cropping background image when rendering region

I have this scene with a hand and a knife and I want to get an animation of blood sorta dripping (spraying) from it, but because of SSS I use in palm material it takes forever to render (over 4 ...
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Blender 2.8 Using z height (Depth) gradient to reduce mist intensity

I'm trying to find something for 2.8 but struggling. I want to use the z height (depth on render layer?) to reduce the intensity of mist (composite layer) exponentially as height increases. ...
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how to render multiple things separately

I'm using Blender 2.80. I have a scene, where I fire 20 cannons at the same time, with smoke and fire. How can I render (with Eevee render) some cannons separatley? (i.stack.imgur.com/lXFuK.png)
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Why can't I use put Render Layers in a node group? (Compositor)

When I try to create a node group that includes the Render Layers node, I get an error saying it can't create a group with that node. Is there a reason why or some way around it? I don't want to have ...
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Rendering: Excluding a layer while keeping it's influence (Masking?) [duplicate]

I am making this Christmas Tree but the problem is that I can't render the whole scene in one go because of too many particles. So I have rendered my tree and now I want to render only tinsels wrapped ...
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Renderresult Objects moved in a wrong way

I have a project in which I want to combine three layers. In every layer I have a particle system with a force field, this is why I can't put them in one layer together. I have three layers with ...
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How do I deleted a scene collection without deleting the scences inside that collection

Pretty self-explanatory. In the Outliner Window, I have a few scenes. However, all the scenes are under a 'scene collection' and I would like to remove the scene collection from the hierarchy.
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How to get luminance value of every pixel from the rendered image?

This link below shows how to get value of RGB color and z-depth from viewer node, that corresponding to the value on the pixel information bar (figure below). Link : How to get Color and Z-Depth from ...
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How to save render layers for later use

This is probably a silly question, but I'm struggling with it. When I close Blender and open it up again I now have to re-render the scene to be able to use them again in the compositor. I have read ...
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Child object on different render layer?

I'm learning about compositing from an old pre-2.8x tutorial. The tutorial shows that an object parented to another object can be moved to a different view layer, which is then used by render layer to ...
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How to save Denoising Data and the noisy image of Cycles Render

I'm struggling on how to save all denoising data information like albedo or normal information when rendering an image using python api. It should be something like: ...
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How do I render a render view layer using the command line in Blender 2.8

It is possible to render using a specific scene but I did not see how to select only a view layer. The only solution I found is by unchecking the "Use for Rendering" button for each undesired layers, ...
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scene and camera tracking

how can get the same set up scene and layers that I get automatically with "set background" and "set track scene" in camera tracking? I try to explain better: when you use tracking point in Movie ...
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How to re-render specific view layers?

I have a scene split into several view layers. They are rendered separately and then put together in the compositor. I would like to re-render only some specific view layers, not all of them. How can ...
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2.8 eevee render collections separately but with reflections, and render preview

Hi, how do i render the background and the objects separately in 2.8 eevee while keeping the reflections and transparency? I want to render the objects in the front and the background separately so ...
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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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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 [duplicate]

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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