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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Broadly, How to combine pre-rendered images in openEXR or openEXR Multilayer format, in the compositor?

My setup i5 2500K processor @ 3.3 GHz and 24GB ram. Using Blender v2.79b I have created (unfortunately) a extremely memory hungry animation, which my pc can't handle in one chunk! I have broken ...
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Compositing Mist Over Multiple Render Layers

UPDATED (mushrooms and far trees are background, buildings on right and some vegetation on both sides of middle building is midground layer) I adjusted the values on the colorramp and the factor to ...
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In Blender 2.8, can a object be both masked (Holdout) and Exclude for a given View Layer?

It seems that Blender 2.8 doesn't support Mask & Exclude together. It is important in motion graphic for example. Or I am overlooked something? I know that I can turn off indirect contributions ...
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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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Noise reduction on only one layer

To reduce render times I want to apply some noise reduction on a simple scene using Cycles. I don't want to apply it to all scene because it blurs a bit the first plane (A), so my idea is to separate ...
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Override samples and branched path tracing

Branched Path Tracing provides AA samples and multiplier samples for different rays: diffuse, glossy, etc. So Total sampling for each ray is defined as AA*multiplier. But what is renderlayer's ...
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Blender 2.8 View Layers - “Exclude” feature

Does anyone know where the "Exclude" and "Mask"-features can be found for the View Layers, (formerly "Render Layers") in Blender 2.8?
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Trasparency is not correct

I am making a short clip of tracking and then making 3d object injected in it. I want to make series of png of 3d object then combining my original footage and that 3d object. The problem is when it ...
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How to position the center of the Glare Node effect (in ghost mode) off center?

It seems the Glare node in Ghost mode is always centered in the frame. I have 2 render layers: 1 for the Background and the Asteroid (with Object ID). 2 for a Sun object (A light emitting Sphere ...
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Hot element's glare in a colored lamp in rotational animation?

The problem was acceptably solved by using ideas from Hexbob6's reply, plus the ideas from the link he gave me in discussion of his reply (the link is in the discussion of his reply). Problem's very ...
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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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How to use an invisible emitter as mask for its particles? (Cycles)

Or in other words: How can I make those parts of my emitted objects/ groups, that are behind their emitter from the camera's point of view, disapear despite the emitter itself being transparent/ not ...
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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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Switching resolution wipes rendered layers?

If you render with the usual F12 render button, then any previously rendered layers get blanked out and re-rendered. If you are manually rendering via the button on nodes in the compositor, you can ...
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Render Vertex Colours in Blender Internal

I don't like using cycles and prefer using blender internal render. So how can I render my vertex colours in Internal render. like as a material.
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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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When I render the scene, the dress gets weird

I don't even know whats going right now. So im just going to post an image hoping someone can help me lol. The Left is before render and the right is after render. P.S. when is (Shift-Z render its ...
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copying settings

As a newbie I'm probably clumsy with controls... I have imported an OBJ several times, the first test was giving me a smooth surface, but I cannot remember how I got there and am unable to duplicate ...
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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 render only one render layer?

How to render just one render layer? Rerending only freestyle on previous render and Adjusting Freestyle in the Blender compositor explain how to separate the rendering into "normal render" and ...
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Assign camera to renderlayer

Is there a workaround to assign a camera to a renderlayer? I have multiple renderlayers (each with a different part of the scene). I would like to combine them into a single rendered multilayer exr. ...
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How can I render all layers?

If I put each character on a different layer, can I still render my animation with the characters in the scene?
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Images in the Render Layer nodes of the Compositor disappear

Images in the Render Layer nodes of the compositor disappear each time a new layer is rendered. It only keeps the most recent rendered image. The other layer nodes are blank. I've set up my scenes ...
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Denoising Not Showing In Blender Cycles

Ive gotten blend 2.79b and I heard about the denoising feature. I went into the render layers tab but it's no were to be found. I'm in cycles render.
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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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Transparent layer rendering in the Blender Render Settings

How can I get the transparent layers in the Blender Render (Not Cycles Render) settings?
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Rendering Layers while compositing showing overlaping Problem!

I have an Animation, at the 1st frame, the green box is behind the Red Box. At the end of my animation, the red box in front of the green box. I want to each box is rendered as separated layers. My ...
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Which cycles rendering pass is antialiased

In all render passes that Blender Cycles support, which one are antialiased and which one is not by default. And, if possible, how can I turn all the anti-aliasing for all of them completely? I got ...
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How to get glare on a specific emission reflection

I am attempting to make a red dot sight that is (relatively) physically-correct, but I would like to add a bloom/glare effect to the red dot. Basically, a face that emits red light reflects off a ...
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Scene complexity and VRAM

I'm going to build my new workstation/rendermachine and im stuck with the question: "how much vram do i actually need?" More gpu accelerate the rendering process, but the max vram load is given by ...
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Render view is different from texture view

I have imported a mode to blender and i am using Cycles Render. When i switch my viewport to Texture mode it shows textures just fine as shown in the image below But when i switch to Renderer Mode ...
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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 create a render layer in blender python

In Blender's 'Render Layers' tab in its 'Scene' section there is a list of render layers. I wish to know how I can create a new render layer and customise that layer using a script. For example, to ...
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Cycles standalone Render Layers and Composite nodes

The Blender version of Cycles can use the result of specific render passes as the final composite image. For example, normals can be rendered instead of the regular image, as seen in the image below. ...
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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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How to avoid switching layers and import an object directly into a specific layer?

I am using the multiprocessing package in Python to do renderings in parallel. Meanwhile the rendering is being done I want to import an object into layer ...
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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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Alpha compositing with layer masking [duplicate]

Ahhh yes this problem again... So I have a rather complex set of compositing layers to set up, some nodes masking areas and others just splitting up the scene components. Now I've run into this issue ...
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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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How to use the new render pass API for an external renderer?

I am developing an addon for an external renderer and want to register custom render passes. Last time I implemented this feature I had to resort to images because Blender only had hardcoded render ...
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Volume scatter without rendering the volume object

Below is an uncomposited version of my Earth render. You can see the light haze around the edges. That's the atmospheric scatter sphere that's a little bigger than the Earth itself. Once the light ...
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How to take away shadows where I don't want them?

i only want to have the shadow of the rope showing, but as you can see somehow shadows are being cast onto the layers which doesn't look good. I'm pretty new to blender and tried to mess with the lamp ...
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How to set visible render layers with Python?

How can I set my scene's visible layers from Python? I'd like to make layers 0 and 4 visible. Here's what I've tried: ...
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Composite interior and exterior separately

I'm trying to make an interior scene where I want to composite the exterior separetely form the interior. So, before I go any further I want to set up the layers to accomplish this. In Layer 1 I've ...
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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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Object outline appears when using ID Mask

I have an ID Mask, and this yellow-like line appears in my render when I'm using the ID Mask node. (The line appears around the drawers on the right side os the image) I tried using the Fast Gausian ...
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Is “value” Blend mode same as “luminosity” Blending mode from Photoshop?

I tried for so long to look info for this problem and found basically nothing. I am trying to adopt a technique from Photoshop to Blender to match the colors of 2 different scenes, but end up in the ...
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screen composition in blender

How do I do screen composition in Blender. Cinema 4d has buffers you can render out and replace the screen with images or videos in after effects. How do I go about placing moving pictures on the ...
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How do you create mask and “give it a diffuse shader” in this tutorial?

https://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?287130-Quick-Tutorial-How-to-Model-a-Damaged-Planet I am working on this tutorial but I am stuck on creating mask to the sphere or something. I have ...