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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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Blender Compositing not working

As stated in the title, my blender compositor is not working. I have followed this tutorial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWcCkQ3943Y) but the compositor effects do not show up, even after ...
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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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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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Why does my object not show up?

This is meant to solve this problem once and for all. What is every reason an object isn't showing up in a render or viewport in when using the cycles render engine?
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Render is taking way to long [duplicate]

So I'm rendering an animation of 420 frames and each frame is taking more than one hour. I have two render layers, with the same settings one is the background and the other the principal object of my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mask single object

I have a text object that I want to mask behind another object. However in order to do this, I need to use render layers, where they become separate and I have to recombine them later on. Is there a ...
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Transition from one background to another as object moves in front of camera

I have a mesh object passing in front of a camera; the camera is locked in a fixed upward view. The background to the scene is a sky full of moving procedural clouds. I believe the node setup is ...
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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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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 to layer greenscreen footage over existing footage in the VSE?

So I have a series of clips in the VSE (audio, video, what have you) and I have greenscreen footage where the green color has been removed using the keying node. This is the footage I have. And this ...
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Alpha over layers but maintain environment background

I have a scene where I have a few different render layers that I need to put on top of each other for the final render. Everything works fine when I have transparent background checked for the render ...
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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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Driver based on Render Layer

I want to drive a property in a Cycles material based on the current Render Layer or Scene being rendered. Is there any such property? If not, is this something that could be made as an addon, or is ...
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How to render a very complex scene using Render Layers?

So that the Alpha Over property is implicitly applied to every frame after I do it on the first frame. I am using Cycles Render, and Blender 2.75 Edit - The full image has soldiers and the plane. ...
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(How) Can I get rid of these fireflies in the zDepth pass?

http://imgur.com/a/5PYwv How do i fix the firefly type artifacts? None of the leaves have a glossy surface so that shouldn't be causing the problem? Here's a file of just the front tree. (sorry for ...
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compositng: when I use an alpha over node only one layer shows up

I have a render in cycles that I want to use as a still shot but I'm having trouble with compositing layers. I have three separate layers all showing different objects, but when I use an alpha over ...
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Renderlayer with different world settings?

is it possible to have a renderlayer with different world settings? In my current case I would like to have a separate renderlayer to create a volume light. Thus I need to create a volume world ...
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Preview render selected renderlayer?

is it possible to preview the selected renderlayer in the viewport? I have a couple of renderlayers with override materials that I would like to check in the viewport, but it seems previewrender ...
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Blender rendering only part of the objects [closed]

I have a question regarding my rendering using motion tracking. As you can see the rendering only shows a small part of the actual 3d model (tears of steel rig). Does anyone know why this occurs? ...
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Light ignoring a solid object to illuminate object hidden behind the solid object

I have a scene where it would be great if the following would be possible either through Cycles or Render Layers. I want to have a light source behind a solid object (no transparency or glass shader)....
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How can I update a specific layer of a multilayer exr file?

Is it possible to "update" parts of a multilayer exr while retaining other render layers? Let's say I have two layers A and B. I render both layers to the same exr and later I decide to re-render ...
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Substitute for Multiply node?

I have two render layers. I am trying to layer one over the other so it creates an inverted effect through the computer monitor. If you haven't noticed already, my current problem is that the black ...
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How to render individual objects (one per frame)

I have a quick question for anyone who may know... I have in my scene multiple objects and I want to render each of them individually. Is there any possibility to render each of them individually ...
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Render Layer showing through other Layers

I have a question about render layers. When I use the compositor to connect the layers together my first layer is always seen-through. For instance I can still see it in rendering even if the object ...
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Seamless 4 camera setup

How to postion 4 cameras and render a scene partitioned in 4 pieces ? Cameras should positioned seamlessly 2 on bottom and 2 right above. Then how to setup in compositor that 4 images are merged in 1 ...
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Getting this weird halo in my reflection

Im getting this weird halo in my reflection when rendering. Does anyone have any suggestions to help with the node setup I have going on here for reflections to help get rid of this. It was ...
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Render pass that output center of object of each pixel

I am looking to create a render pass that takes a scene and outputs, for each pixel, the 3D world coordinate of the center of the object to which that pixel belongs. In other words, all pixels that ...
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Is it possible to give each render layer specific render settings?

For example, I have a RenderLayer with my scene that I can render with my GPU, but I have a scene that's point density intensive (still crashes my GPU with 2.77) and needs to be rendered with CPU. Is ...
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Artifact when DOF is applied to layered render

Notice that the background follows around the skin of the body and cuts through the hair, which is on a separate layer from the body
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Render Layer ID for material in Cycles?

It would be useful for some particular final render to have multiple render layers where the render can choose material features based on a Render ID. Object ID is a similar precedent. Is that ...
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Render layers added back in order after applying glow in compositor

I've just had my first attempt at applying glow in the compositor using different render layers. When I try and apply the layers back together however there is a drastic effect happening that I have ...