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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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Subsurface color disappeared from the Render Layers after Blender upgrade. Does it exist in 2.93?

So I upgraded blender from 2.82 to 2.93, and a render layer called "SubsurfaceCol" has disappeared from the Eevee render layers. This layer appears when a material with subsurface radios is ...
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Disable object rendering "Camera" option per scene/layer

I like to create a batch rendering from my scene while having an object as the background which will be present on all the renders and the other objects which I like to have visible per each render. ...
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Holdout like error in renders affecting particle emission layer only

having a bit of a strange one and I've been through everything I can think of to try and identify a cause. Ive got a render which outputs perfectly for 98%. Im seeing two strange issues which I cant ...
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How to render geometric normals?

When we import a mesh into Blender, we can get a lot of information, and normal is one of the properties. The Normal in ...
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help with gloss reflections!

I'm in dire need of some help here, as you can see in the second photo both, the car and the light that illuminate it, reflect on the ground plane I added. I'd need to keep the car's reflection only ...
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World node output to compositing?

I have an image as "World Environmental Equirectangular map". I also have object meshes in separated Render layers. How can I have the "World Environmental Equirectangular map" ...
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Composite multiple cameras in one image

I need to create a workflow where I can composite 13 cameras together in a file, all filming from different angles in a scene, with different resolutions for each. I already created 13 seperated scene,...
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View layers n00b: holdout & indirect - no holdout, objects, objects still visible

I'm fiddling with view layers for the first time ever. Got a large Archviz project, organized in collections on several view layers. My understanding is as follows: To render out the streets and ...
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How do I prevent a render layer from rendering a composite image

Everything renders fine but I end up rendering the scene twice. What I want is only the first render layer “view layer” to render the entire scene which it does. But the second render layer “flower” I ...
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Eevee cannot finish a render [closed]

Eevee just won't render my project. I have 2 Terrains in the scene with 6 subsurf divisions and a displacement modifier with image texture for the shape of the terrain and I have 3 nebulae as a ...
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Light Linking With View Layers and Refractive Object

I want to make an area light's specularity affect only one object in the scene. Basically I want the exact same image as below, but without the area lights reflection. I want the reflection of the ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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