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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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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 ...
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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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Absolute black shadow takes forever to render with custom shadow catcher node

I am trying to render this scene without the objects so only the shadows and reflections remain. I have a custom nodeset that separates the shadows and the reflections which is why I don't use the new ...
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Where is the denoiser?

Can someone tell me where this denoiser is? I know it's in the renderlayetab, but i can't find it i can only find view Thanks
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Blender .svg importer dispays curves in incorrect Order [duplicate]

Why does the .svg Blender editor display the imported curves in the exact opposite order of the original svg-file, unless I set the Shadeless property on their materials and switch to Rendered ...
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using samples in blender cycles render layer tab

I recently ran into the samples in the blender cycles layer tab (see picture). Somewhere I read I could change the sample rate for a specific layer. This can be useful if one layer doesn't need as ...
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Render Layers causing pixelation

I used this answer (Prevent shadow on object/material A, allow for object/material B) and it helped me a lot. However, this method is causing these jagged black pixels when I am combining them. What ...
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How do I combine three rendered animated layers? [duplicate]

I animated these 3 layers and than tried combining but couldn't do it. I know how to combine rendered images from different layers in compositor but I'm trying out animation. Please help.!!!
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Why has everything only one colour in my final render? [duplicate]

i am new to blender and this amazing 3D community .I was working on a fun project but the fun project become a headed I don't know how .I got wrecking ball , cubes and a base but problem is everything ...
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How to render a hdri on a separate layer

What's the best way to combine 2 render layers with a HDRI background? I wanna have 3 layers and having one layer be denoised and have a separate layer just for the HDRI.
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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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How to set individual shadow catcher objects per render layer

I am using blender version 2.79. Is there a way to set an object to be a shadow catcher in cycles settings per render layer? Example for a scene setup: Render layer 1: qube = red material sphere = ...
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How to render displacement of cycles material output into normal map?

I'm using blender to render sprites to 2d game. I'm using render layers to separate output into different layers my game engine requires, including normal map: However, when using a texture with ...
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Best way to change a value between render layers?

I have a setup where I am re-rendering the same geometry on several different layers. I want to change a property in the geometry's material before each layer runs (probably via a driver). The goal is ...
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Can you view 2 or more layers simultaneously?

Is it possible in Blender to view 2 or more layers at once? Thank You
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Cuda error with render layers [duplicate]

I have a scene that rendered perfectly with my GPU, in 960x540. As I had a Cuda error when trying to render this scene in 1920x1080, I decided to use Render Layers. Now, I have a Cuda error every time ...
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Difference in render preview and actual render

In my preview, the scene renders perfectly. In the actual render, only the shading of the objects is visible on the ground. I know i've moved some things around between layers to clean up my scene, ...
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Force draw objects in front of others

Here is what i want to do: I want the penrose triangle behind the flask. The triangle is partially in front, but i want part of it to render behind the flask. However the flask is glass, so the ...
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The colors of the layers of my first 2D animation are wrong for some reason

I've just created my first 2D animation and I used separate layers and the "voxel heat diffuse" addon that you can find here. With it I've been able to make the 2d animation faster. But,anyway,there ...
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Nodes: How do I make a node render layer transparent?

Update: I realised I didn't have the background transparent in one of my layers but then encountered the real problem. With the scene I'm creating that involves space, I've done some stars and ...
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How do I rearrange the list of render layers?

This may seem like a strange question but I set up a space scene with stars and planets and etc and each had their own layer except the planets which I accidentally put on the same one as the stars. I ...
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Glow effect with multiple render layers not working

I'm trying to composite 2 layers with different colours, each with a glow effect. Unfortunately, when I combine them it produces a render that is way too bright and drowns out the colours of each ...
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Cycles render layers - make overlapping parts transparent

I am using Blender Cycles to render the following 2 layers: However, I would like the overlapping parts in image 2 (see arrows) to be transparent, not black. I have already searched for many ...
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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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Object turns white when rendering/render Layer Colors disappear

Help, where is the color?! I tried everything going through material etc. Im barely learning on youtube with blenderguru but I don't know why my objects colors disappeared when rendering.
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How to have Denoiser ignore certain objects?

I have a scene with some objects that have image textures. Denoising the entire scene makes the image textures on certain objects to look less sharp. How do I get Blender to denoise an entire scene ...
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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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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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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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Python: How to display per render layer properties in a UI list?

I'm trying to make custom properties per render layer but I get an error. I tried to add a property to bpy.types.SceneRenderLayer and it seems to work. Then I try to make an UIList to show the render ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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Black render below surface

I am having a problem with my render layers. For clear illustration, I created a plane and a box. The box is partly beneath the plane. The plane is on my first render layer and the box on the second. ...
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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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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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Halo/border in masked images

This question is related to: http://blender.stackexchange.com/questions/67346/where-do-the-white-lines-come-from-in-my-composite The solution in the above link solves for 2 render layers. I am trying ...
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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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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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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 ...