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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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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Render a layer only once for all 1800 frames?

I tried searching, but I honestly don't really know what to search for, because I'm a total noob and this is my first animation. I made a planet a few days ago (see this Reddit post, which includes ...
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Object doesn't render - layer conflict?

The object on Layer 8 ("Planks") is not rendering, although it is totally visible in Viewport. If I select all the layers together (the desired outcome), then hit Render, all the layers will render ...
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Renders doesn't display in Node Editor while compositing

I follow that tutorial step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3sSZ6W7rgQ and had to stop around 44:00 - I had rendered my image and when I go into Node Editor there is no way to make backdrop ...
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How can I Z-combine multiple render layers

I have a problem while compositing my render layers. There is a butterfly that goes through a jungle (images as plane). It appears on the foreground, and goes to the background followed by a camera. ...
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How can I switch layers during animation? [duplicate]

I have 3 layers with 3 objects and 3 cameras. Layer 1: cube + camera1 Layer 2: uv sphere + camera2 Layer 3: torus + camera3 camera1 is active from 1 to 79 frame. camera2 is active from 80 to 159 ...
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Refresh Viewer Node's image data when pass index of ID Mask node has changed in python

I followed the answer of this question in order to get a bounding box of visible area of an object in a rendered image. Since I have multiple objects that I add in the scene dynamically through script,...
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How do I make my layers appear in a certain orientation? [duplicate]

Okay, so I am working on this little pet project just for fun. It's a wallpaper for my friend with his gamertag. My problem, is that I can't seem to find the right node orientation/ settings to get ...
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Combine Sky texture with other layers with alpha channel [duplicate]

I have a scene with two different render layers. The first one is a background with Sky texture. The second one is some images of mountains with alpha channel. For second layer I need Transparency to ...
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Blender 2.77 Motion Vectors

I am new to Blender and trying to render out motion vectors on animated objects. I animated a cube and did what I thought was correct and it rendered nothing. See video: http://www.knottypixel.com/...
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How to alpha mask a texture only when the object is behind other objects?

I have an animated object (A) that goes behind other objects (B) and has it's own render layer. All my objects are actually textures mapped on planes (i use blender as a replacement of after effects),...
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How can I render Volume Scattering on all my layers?

I have an interior scene in witch I want to have atmospheric falloff (dust effect). I've created an object that contains my room and I gave it a volume scatter shader (I'm working in Cycles). The ...
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Use render layers in sequence editor

I rendered an animation with different layers (3), and safed every frame as exr. If I render just one frame I can see the every single layer using the "Render layers" node. But if I render the whole ...
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Update texture between render layers?

Is it possible to have blender render one render layer, then before it renders the next, update textures in your materials? I want to render my first layer, and then use the output of it as an image ...
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Why is my smoke in such a bad quality (cycles)?

For a university project I'm working on a 3D scene. Most of it is finished, if I render it with cycles everything is alright except the waterfall. It looks like I rendered it in a really bad quality. ...
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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 layers: what is All Z, Zmask and Mask Layer

Can anyone elaborate on what "All Z", "Zmask" and "Mask Layers" actually mean, giving some easy examples? I can see the pop-up explanations in Blender, but I am completely confused as to what it ...
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Is it possible to use more than 20 layers?

Is it possible to use more than 20 Scene layers or Render layers in Blender?
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Render layer causing image “shearing” in video sequence editor [closed]

I'm having an issue where black "v" shapes or jagged lines show up in my render. They almost look as though the image is being ripped apart and the black background underneath is showing ...
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Render looks “brighter” than in viewport preview

Somehow my viewport preview shows darker result than what comes out in render (check out in corner of the pic) World strength is at zero and ambient occlusion is also disabled. Floor is using bump ...
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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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How can I avoid jagged edges?

now it is last thing in my first project in blender. I made the model below in images and I thought everything is going well until I rendered it then I saw the quality is bad around the object that I ...
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Why can't I see the render layers in the Scene panel?

I want to render an animation revealing only specific objects. I have moved an object to the second layer. All the tutorials I can find suggest using the Layers settings in the Scene panel. Any idea ...
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My blur node does not affect a shadow between rendernodes

so I'm sort of new to blender. I've recently started to experiment with nodes and render layers. Currently, I'm trying to make one object (and the shadows cast by it) blurred. I've tried running the ...
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How to attach background to Render Layers node?

I have created a second Render Layers node to add the background of the scene but first I can get it attached to the second Render Layers node: And when I add background to attach it to the second ...
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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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Where do the white lines come from in my composite?

I'm having this issue for years now, and I'm not sure if I am doing something wrong on my end, or if what I would like to achieve - or expect to see - is even possible. My question is about ...
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How do I render specific render layers using python?

Does anybody know how to choose one or more from multiple defined render layers by name from command line or from the blender python console? To disable all render layers except the ones specified.
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Rendering multi-layer EXR leaves small gaps between layers [duplicate]

I know this is kinda a hybrid issue, but I think the problem here lies mostly with Blender. I've rendered a multi-layered EXR file of a character I did in Blender to color and adjust it further in ...
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Only render what's visible from camera's view when creating multi-layer EXR?

I've rendered a character in Blender and created a multi-layer EXR, which I want to edit and color in Photoshop. I separately rendered different body parts like arms, shoulder armor, the head etc. ...
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(Blender Game Engine) How can I make scene/layer visible through a certain object without using python?

I am needing a python-free way to make a layer or scene ONLY visible through a certain object. I want to make like a portal effect where you look through an object into another layer or scene. If ...
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Render Layer Z in orthogonal and perspective projection

In my current Project, I use a Render Layer node and it's z output to obtain a depth image of the scene. My question now is, the distance obtained from this output, does give me the distance from the ...
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How to access render layers?

I'm rendering static images in Blender under Windows 10 and I want to have all the render layers available for post-processing, etc. My problem is that the render layers are available only so long as ...
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How to add a hdr world background to its own layer?

everyone. I'm have been working on this project and need the hdr background to be on its own layer. I have a bunch of layers that I have put the main objects on and they all have alphas on them so ...
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Network Render addon compositing issue

2.78 I have the network render addon setup but it is not working as expected. I have a blend file with a simple cube with a blur composite on it. Using Blender Render it produces the blurred cube. ...
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How do I composite a transparent texture over a masked Render Layer

I tried to composite a transparent texture over a masked Render Layer, but the render layer mask doesn't detect the transparency of the texture. The layer with the transparent texture has ...
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Joining render layers [duplicate]

Obviously the opacity isn't what I want lol. I'm a little stuck on how to merge Little bit closer, but it's still transparent...
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Can't combine render layers when compositing

I'm trying to add a glowing sun effect to my scene for an animation in "Blender Render". I put the sun in its own render layer, and the scene in its own. In the compositor I had the sun render layer ...
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Compositing with render layers that are unchecked

I am making an animation that has two render layers RL1 and RL2. Frames 1-10 contains only RL1, Frames 11-20 contains a mixture of RL1 and RL2, Frames 21-30 contains only RL2. In order to save time I ...
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Does the Network Renderer addon support multiple render layers?

I have a blender scene that has multiple blender layers that I would like to render using the network renderer. Are the slaves able to render out all the render layers and return the composited image ...
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How can I blend a moon/planet (textured sphere) into the background (procedural sky texture)?

I've been trying to tackle this challenge for a week or two now and I'm still somewhat stumped. I am trying to create the effect of a moon or large planet seen in orbit from the surface during ...
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Cycles: Export each light into separate files

Sorry in advance if this has been answered. Is there a way to set each of my 3 lights (key, fill, rim) up in such a way that Blender will render them all individually? I have looked into File output ...
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Compositor and rendered image not the same

I have set render layers, combined in compositor. Post processing is checked for compositing. the rendering rendered all 3 layers but the final outcome is only one fo those layers. the viewer and the ...
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Freestyle on Render Layers

This may be a question for the developers. I am using several Render Layers to separate different freestyle line styles. There is a freestyle option to cache the View Map, which works great if you ...
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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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How can I render all render passes to files in Cycles?

How can I render all render passes for all of the frames of an animation in Cycles to different files or a file with multiple layers? I'm going to do the final compositing in another compositing ...
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Make a black background transparent in the compositor

I'm having trouble adding a render layer, the layers I have are: Stars Sky Clouds Billboard (problem) I've managed to merge together stars, sky and clouds. However I'm having trouble adding the ...
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How do I use the compositor to render with different color management profiles?

I'm using several scenes to render several images at the same time with the File Output nodes in the compositor. I have different Color Management settings in my scenes. Yet when I render my images ...
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can i render seperate layers at seperate times?

I am currently trying to render a scene that I will turn into a poster. The final render is spread across three separate layers. I am rendering at a resolution of 6000 x 9000 with 1080 samples. My ...
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Ground Transparent but keeping Shadows [duplicate]

Say I have a cube on a plane: How do I make the ground transparent but also keeping the shadow that the cube passes? I want a solid shadow, not a transparent shadow as other answers detail. Like this:...

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