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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How do I render a render view layer using the command line in Blender 2.8

It is possible to render using a specific scene but I did not see how to select only a view layer. The only solution I found is by unchecking the "Use for Rendering" button for each undesired layers, ...
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scene and camera tracking

how can get the same set up scene and layers that I get automatically with "set background" and "set track scene" in camera tracking? I try to explain better: when you use tracking point in Movie ...
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How to re-render specific view layers?

I have a scene split into several view layers. They are rendered separately and then put together in the compositor. I would like to re-render only some specific view layers, not all of them. How can ...
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2.8 eevee render collections separately but with reflections, and render preview

Hi, how do i render the background and the objects separately in 2.8 eevee while keeping the reflections and transparency? I want to render the objects in the front and the background separately so ...
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Why would particles swirl in wind during design but not during rendering?

In a 14 second long animation, I have a particle system emitting objects from a logo, and a plane with force field physics as a wind source, moving during the animation so the particles swirl in ...
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how to add mist in the 2.8 compositor?

I enabled the mist pass in my render settings then rendered via sheep it. however i have no mist settings on my image only a depth. and i cant seem to get the mist to appear
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Any way to render sections and combine them in Eevee?

So im using the noise and bandwidth dodge filter method to make nebulae in Eevee and I want the most quality I can muster. Problem is, doing the max quality and some high samples kinda breaks Blender ...
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Cell fracture question

Once I generate a fracture, I want the collection that the fracture is on. I want it to disappear and reappear depending on the timeline. How would I animate that in blender 2.8?
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How to make objects ignore certain lights in blender 2.8?

In Blender 2.8 in Cycles, how can you make an object ignore certain lights? Lets say I have a cube in collectionsCube and a bunch of lights in collectionsLights, how do I stop collectionLights from ...
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How can I make two objects look like one?

As the titles says, I want two objects to LOOK like they are actually just one. I dont plan to actually combine anything, for flexibility purposes. Here's an example scene for what I've got going: ...
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Material Overrides for view layers (per object)

I've been a casual Blender user for some time now. Really enjoying the progress in 2.8, and use this now over maya for most modeling needs, and would love to ditch autodesk altogether, but there are ...
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Blender 2.80 object won't show in render (.blend attached)

I'm using Blender 2.80. Object shows in outliner and in viewport, but won't show when I render. I've been struggling for over a week now, what am I doing wrong? Here is the file, the problematic ...
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Grease Pencil export to PSD layers?

I am working at a studio that uses Photoshop as its primary storyboarding tool. Is there a way to render / export Grease Pencil animation as a multi-layer PSD image sequence? Can GP object layers be ...
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Holdout Layer not using AlphaMaps in Blender 2.8

It seems that the HoldOut Option in Blender 2.8 does not use alphaMaps with transparency to create a proper holdout ? can somebody confirm this or do I have to tick some option to get this to work ? ...
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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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My textures are rendering transparent and strange [duplicate]

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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Configuring an object to ignore one light source

I would like to configure an object to ignore one particular light source (sun) in Cycles - to receive no light from the sun. Is this possible? I've looked online, but most posts I found were either 5+...
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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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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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Rendering gives me a black screen [duplicate]

In the past this was due to still having an image strip within the Video Sequencer Editor, but this time that's no longer the case. I'm not sure what's happened to cause this, but whenever I try to ...
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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 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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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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Create a sphere with multiple layers and a chunk cut out showing them

I have a graphic that I plan to use in a video. Right now it's 2D and I plan to animate the layers as we discuss each point. I'm brand new to blender, but was wondering if it's possible to translate ...
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Rendering objects only for left or right camera in 2.8

I am working on a stereoscopic animation in 2.8 where some objects in the scene should be visible only for the left eye and others only for the right eye. I use multi-view stereoscopy in cycles. I ...
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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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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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Node settings to composite my character within real footage through camera tracking

I'm following a book on character creation in Blender and I'm currently trying to composite my character within real footage through camera tracking. I'm at a part where I'm trying to set up the ...
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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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How to catch light without the object it is hitting on for compositing? (2.80)

I want to render a neon sign along with its emitting light on the wall behind. Then composite it to a real video with Camera Match. I suppose I'd need to render the light with transparency (somehow). ...
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Blender 2.8; Combine Cycles and Eevee render engines into single composite

I am wondering if it's possible to set up the following scenario: Initiate render -> Eevee render into render layer with specified render settings -> Switch to Cycles render engine with specified ...
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rendering objects in a scene separately

I know that it is possible to render diffrent parts of a scene in different layers but if the object that i am rendering on a specific layer is occluded by an object from another layer will the ...
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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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keeping render layers at their original resolution when composed

I wrote a script to generate a multiview render of an animation. You can see the result here Still everything is rendered at the resolution of the final image and then scaled down. This wastes a lot ...
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creating more than 20 render layers and connect them to different scenes

I'm trying to render an animation simultaneously from 32 points of view and integrate the result in a composed animation. I followed this answer: How to create a render layer in blender python and ...
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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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Should “convert premultiplied” be enabled when using “alpha over” with render layers?

Do render layers use straight or associated alpha? Should "convert premultiplied" be enabled here?
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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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