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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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split up and render depth slices (for extreme dof)

I'm doing a particle simulation of fire embers swirling around, to be matched up to a filmed plate. The plate has a very shallow depth of field, which creates a problem when comping it in. It takes ...
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Render Layer ID for material in Cycles?

It would be useful for some particular final render to have multiple render layers where the render can choose material features based on a Render ID. Object ID is a similar precedent. Is that ...
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How to duplicate render layer

could be render layer duplicated? With all its properties and freestyle settings preserved ? There is only button for adding, but newly added layer is not set.
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Best Practices For Compositing a Complicated Animated Scene

I'm working on an animated scene that I would describe as complicated. The scene is large so to decrease the memory load, I have each part of the scene split into a separate .blend file. Each ...
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How to handle disabled layers in Multilayer EXR?

I prefer exporting frames in Multilayer EXR with turned off Compositor to save some RAM. When scene involves disabling render layers, Multi EXR just throws them out. Here you can see, that layer "2" ...
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How to append render layers from one scene to another?

I have two scene versions. The scene content of both are equal, but I have added some new render layers to the second version. Now I would like to append the render layers from version 2 -> version 1....
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Can you link render settings across all scenes so they can all be changed at once?

I have multiple scenes to render and in my "master" scene I have set up the render nodes to output the render of all scenes. This way I only have to hit the Render Animation button once and all of the ...
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Renderlayer with different world settings?

is it possible to have a renderlayer with different world settings? In my current case I would like to have a separate renderlayer to create a volume light. Thus I need to create a volume world ...
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How to combine layers with lots of objects that have alpha textures?

So here is the problem. I have 1 layer with lots of objects with alpha textures and another layer with 1 solid object, positioned to appear somewhere in the middle of those alpha-textured. I have ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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Render Layers and Freestyle

I am trying to make an animation where everything but the hair and eyelashes is "Freestyled." I have two different Render Layers: Freestyle No Freestyle I have successfully made the "No Freestyle" ...
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Different materials on same object in different view layers/render layers

Is there a way to apply different materials to the same object in different view layers/render layers?
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Render stops after 1 frame. “Render error (Permission denied) cannot save: '0001.png'”

For some reason today I can no longer render more than 1 frame at a time. I was able to just fine yesterday. After successfully rendering the first frame, render stops and I get this error message: ...
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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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Transparent object showing up in render layer mask?

I have this transparent plane which is the texture face of my character. It's attached to my character which I render on Render Layer 2. On Render Layer 1 I render the background, and on Render Layer ...
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Alpha channel mask

Is there a way to mask not the geometry of mesh but it's alpha channel? Here's my problem -cube: layer 1 -fire with alpha: layer 2 layer 2 masked
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Is it possible to block light and cast shadow on a object where shadow catcher is enabled?

I am currently working on a animated short film. And I have some problems regarding the rendering. My goal ist to have two Renderlayer: 1. Environment/Background; 2. Animated Character + Shadow; So ...
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Rendering and compositing shadows only with Cycles

I need a Cycles render of only shadows cast by objects. The compositor node setup shown in the screenshot works with a simple test scene in which light is provided by the World Background and the ...
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Render layers with and without HDR background

I have a scene with a house in front of the camera and behind the house some trees. I want to render them in separate layers, but I want the HDR image in the background for the first render and ...
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Best way to render passes off different objects?

I have a full detail version of a model and a less detailed version. For style reasons, I want to render my diffuse pass off the full detail model, and my gloss pass off the low detail version. I ...
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Render layer- or render pass-like options when you can't use Film | Transparency?

I have a scene containing An object An animated screen with an image texture/transparency material, which passes in front of the camera, adding a mist-like effect to the scene A background/ground, ...
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How to layer greenscreen footage over existing footage in the VSE?

So I have a series of clips in the VSE (audio, video, what have you) and I have greenscreen footage where the green color has been removed using the keying node. This is the footage I have. And this ...
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batch rendering several .blend files with the same light setup

I was wondering about the easiest way to render multiple objects (like 100 different objects) with the same light setup without creating a light setup in each '.blend' file. I created a '.blend' for ...
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Black rendered images with Cycler and Blender Render

I'm trying to fallow this tutorial, but I am only rendering black images (or videos). I only have downloaded the file and tried to render with Blender 2.74 on MacOSX and Blender 2.76 on Windows 7 (and ...
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Camera tracking rendering problems

I dont know how to explain it but the camera tracking is not rendering correctly on the blender file i attached... It rendering the markers i used and the hole in the wall and it doesnt look right.. ...
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if i have layer 1, 2 and 3, how do i user layer 1 to mask out only layer two using layer mask

I need to be able to animate and rotate my mask, and therefore i want to use the layermask, however it should only mask out the layer right under it. So i want layer 1 to mask out layer 2, and not ...
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(How) Can I get rid of these fireflies in the zDepth pass?

http://imgur.com/a/5PYwv How do i fix the firefly type artifacts? None of the leaves have a glossy surface so that shouldn't be causing the problem? Here's a file of just the front tree. (sorry for ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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-...