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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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I can't see the 2nd layer rendered in the Compositor

I have been following BlenderGuru's Create a Spaceship in Blender tutorial. So far so good, until now when doing the compositing. I believe I have followed every step he mentioned, I have also ...
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Blender render passes

If you set up render layers in blender and you have them all ticked wouldn't blender render all of those layer for you all at once one after the other with all the associated maps that have been ...
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How to hide a portion of a mesh that is blocked by another mesh on a nonrendered layer

I was messing around with render layers and passes in cycles and was trying to render a layer where object1 was intersected by object2 however object2 was on a separate layer that was not being ...
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Sky-only pass with the foreground knocked out?

I'm having some difficulty because even though the Transparent Sky option is just what I need, I don't want it for every pass in my scene - I need the sky to be rendered too in other render layers. ...
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Render layer confusion

I'm trying to composite a shockwave effect with the blender render engine. My scene is currently set up with two render layers: Layer one: Text, two lamps and a camera. Layer two: shockwave. I ...
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Cycles rendering objects all black

I added a texture to the bowl, and it came out rendered black. I unwrapped it, and I did a little node editing, to make the plane glossy and B&W. It looks fine in the preview, as well as in ...
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How to move an object to a different render layer?

I am wondering how to move something to another render layer. I see the render layers next to where it says Global, but how do I switch my objects over to another render layer?
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How to render just one scene?

I have a blender project with 4 separate scenes which get combined in the compositor. Three of them are quite simple and mostly finished, while I am still working on the main one. However, every ...
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Layers section is not in the render settings panel?

I'm very new to Blender and I have been watching some tutorials on how to make models within it. In every one of these, their render settings (In the properties tab) have a Layers section below the ...
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How to stop rendering a renderlayer at any moment of the animation?

I have 3 render layers that I'm compositing together in the 4th one. Everything works fine, but even if I don't see the layer in some specific moment blender still renders it. The problem is that I ...
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Save Render and Shadow Layer Separately

I am trying to create a very simple product mockup using blender. I want to be able to save the actual product (cards) and the shadows as separate png files. I know this is possible, but I am just ...
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I am trying to render two renderlayers, but the second layer black background is on top of the first layer

So, I followed some tutorials and modeled planet Earth and an asteroid. Because it's two different compositions I separated each one in a different render layer. But only the asteroid layer is ...
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All layers are not rendering [duplicate]

I have a scene set up with several layers. Everything is lit correctly and, when I change the shading mode to rendered, everything's just great. The moment I actually render the image though, only one ...
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Fade a render layer to transparent

Instead of editing the alpha for each material, it would be quicker for me in this case to be able to fade out the entire render layer in the node compositor. The "SetAlpha" node seems perfect for ...
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Is it possible to link a modifier for only one Render Layer?

I have a scene in which I want to render some of the same objects in two separate Render Layers, with different modifiers in each Render Layer. I know how to link modifiers using Ctrl+L > Modifiers, ...
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Accessing render layer properties in Python: Increasing “vector” output sensitivity

This is somewhat a follow-up to my earlier question asking how can I get optical flow out of a Blender scene I have successfully achieved that goal by enabling vector output in the render layers, ...
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Repurposing vector (speed) render layer for optical flow

I'm trying to compute optic flow in my Blender scene using the "speed" render layer (appears as "vector" in the outliner window). This render layer is supposed to return the speed and direction of ...
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How can I combine two render layers?

I would like to know which nodes can I combine this two render layers width? I've made this with alpha over node and transparent rendering. I want such an image but I don't want to lose the ...
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Different render per layers? [duplicate]

I have like 15 Layers, and a other one with light. I need to render the 15 layers separate but still keeping the light from the apart layer. And i need to leave the computer rendering in the weekend ...
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Object contours in depth maps

Notice how in scene 12_peach, shot 21 in the BBB repository the bushes' leafs in the background appear as rectangles in the depth map. I assume this has to do with the way the bush's material is set ...
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Is there a way to have my emission shader only affect the particle system? [duplicate]

I have a scene that has a particle system and other objects. The particles are an object with a pure glossy shader. I have a plane that I have setup as an emission shader to reflect off the particles. ...
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Appended layer not rendering any objects

I'm something of a noob to blender. I appended a model of an engine to the 2nd layer of my project, and for some reason, no objects from this model show up when I render. If I add a cube to the 2nd ...
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Rendering an object through another

Is there a way to render one object through another, but only that particular object? It would look similar to how xray mode functions in the viewport. I'm trying to achieve the effect of rendering ...
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Compositing with Shadows and resources [closed]

I would like to know how to composite a shadow in Cycles. The diffuse already has a shadow. I did the add and then multiply of the three diffuse passes. (Direct, Indirect and color) that is ...
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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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How to combine a blurred emit pass with rest of render?

I am compositing a candle and I want apply some effect to only the flame. So I activated the Emit pass so it will only be affected, and I applied some glare effects to it. My question is how can I ...
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Render Layers Without Displaying Them In 3D Viewport

I wam new to blender. I have a large forest I would like to render. Blender gets extreme lag and usually completely crashes when I display the whole scene. I split the forest into multiple layers. Is ...
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Compositor, blur only parts of a render

So here's my render: and here's my compositor node tree: The green spheres are on a separate layer from the rest of the ship, so I can apply glow and blur effects to them, without affecting the rest ...
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How can I move an object on a separate layer behind another in the compositor?

How can I make the light bar, after compositing (applying the blur effect on it), be displayed behind the ball, not in front of it?
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Cannot blur one render layer and then Z-combine it with another layer

this is driving me crazy. I want the trails in this scene to glow: But when plugging the trails into the z combine node the blur is removed. If you have an idea why that is and what I can do to fix ...
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I have two layers with different objects in an animation how do I render these two layers together?

Question pretty much says it all. Also one more question: in the place where you can click on the layers there is a gold dot in one of the slots and a grey dot in another slot does the gold dot mean ...
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How to create a shadows pass in cycles?

Everytime I am doing one thing another problem comes up, and I have a deadline to follow unless there is a way to create shadows using another software (after effects)? I want to composite this thing ...
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toon material from blender internal rendered in cycles render engine? [closed]

Is it possible the toon material and specular from the blender internal render engine to be rendered in the cycles render engine by using render layers?
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Is Blender the only open source Non-destructive editor? [closed]

Blender's "Nodes" function seems to make it a non-destructive editor. The "Mix" node enables the user to composite using "blend modes". For me, the "Add" blend mode is the most important of these ...
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Preview in Video Sequence Editor doesn't show render layers

I have a scene with two objects: the cube on layer 1 and a cone on layer 2. Under the Layers tab, I have set just the first layer to be rendered. In the Video Sequence Editor, I added added my scene....
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Remove reflection of one object from another object?

I have a reflective object and I want it to reflect only light and not the surrounding objects. I have moved it to Layer 2, but it still reflects the objects from ...
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How do I composite render layers in 2.69 using Cycles?

I'm using 2.69 Cycles and I have a plane on one render layer and a cube on a second render layer. Also, under Render -> Film, I have Transparent selected so both layers have no background color. I ...
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Cannot combine results from different renderlayers?

I am trying to very simply use the compositor, but keep running into the same problems over and over. I have tried both in Cycles and Blender Internal, but to no avail. When I move a sphere to a new ...
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Create invisibility cloak (alpha mask material)

How can I create an invisibility cloak? It should be an invisible object which causes other specified objects to become invisible when it covers those objects.
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How to render world position pass

A world position pass is a pass used for composting other elements into the scene after the initial render. In a world position pass the R, G, B values correspond to the X, Y, Z axis (or X, Z, Y). A ...

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