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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Animation sequence Render Layers + OpenExr

i am trying to render multiple renderPasses, which i know how to do In a sequence, which i know how to do, using MultilayerOpenEXR which i know how to use. But togetger it just aint working. What ...
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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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Render layer selection when rendering via python

I'm working on a script that renders certain render layers defined in the operator. The script is supposed to make a list of currently enabled render layers, disable all of them, and then enable the ...
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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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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 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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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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Shadow Catcher, Shadow Rendering Behind Tracked Camera Scene

I asked a question before but I think the problem has changed enough to ask it in a new way. I tracked some footage using the setup tracking scene button, and had issues with the rendering. I ...
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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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In Blender 2.8 how do I render the world once for all view layers?

I have a setup where I have one collection that is a background and one that is silhouetted against it. Each of these is in it's own View Layer. The background one rendered straight, the foreground ...
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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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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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The smoke domain is completely filled with smoke

The domain is filled with smoke before the simulation started.
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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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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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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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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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Render layers not appearing in the compositor

I am trying to follow the Kenan Proffitt tutorial on YouTube for two point motion tracking but the Foreground and Background layers are not appearing in the compositor. When I add the video input node ...
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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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Render image output disappeared with White screen

In cycles render mode all objects are clearly rendered, but in the inal render image, objects disappear.
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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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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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Z-buffer output from blender as file

I am trying to synthetically generate depth image mimicing a real Kinect. So I have set the camera params as below using python script. I have setup the nodes and able to get the depth image as ...
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how to have render layer only to render shadow catcher?

I have a building model with complete material and uv setup. Everything is fine, but now i want to render separate shadow layer. HOw can i have seperate layer which only turn on shadow catcher ? when ...
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How to get rid of an object's reflection?

I am creating a logo for a friend (not getting paid), and I want to figure out a way to get rid of one object's reflection against another without removing the other object's reflectivity. If you look ...
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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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Z-Buffer render gives unexpected results

I'm rendering blender's z-buffer to an image using render layers under compositing in cycles, but I'm noticing unexpected results. Here is an example of a typical z-buffer render (not from blender). ...
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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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