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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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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 too 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, both with the same settings. One is the background and the other the principal object ...
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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 ...
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How to make original full-pass image from separate passes?

I'm trying to create an image from separate passes. That is, I have a result image, which without altering the composite Combined RGBA buffer looks like following: On this image you can see a cube ...
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How to get reflections from 3D to show up on real images

Andrew Price released a nice tutorial on how to nicely put 3D objects on top of a real image: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjWoglMYXBE I have seen images, such as this: https://s3.amazonaws.com/...
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How to get rid of an object's reflection?

I am creating a logo for a friend (not getting paid), and I want to figure out a way to get rid of one object's reflection against another without removing the other object's reflectivity. If you look ...
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Placing an animated object over video

I tried to put an object that was animated (quick effect- smoke- fire) over a video (.mp4) and in the compositor section, I am sorta lost as to what is supposed to go there (I followed a tutorial), ...
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How to render nodes + background image?

I finished my work and I want to render everything. The object and the background. I use the nodes to cast a shadow on the background image. I did this thanks to a tutorial on youtube. But the guy ...
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Change things between render layers? [duplicate]

I have two render layers. I want to change some properties, such as object visibility, material settings, etc between these layers. Is there any way for me to do this? I am not looking for a situation ...
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Render layer causing image “shearing” in video sequence editor [closed]

I'm having an issue where black "v" shapes or jagged lines show up in my render. They almost look as though the image is being ripped apart and the black background underneath is showing ...
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Is it possible to enable render transparency for only certain renderlayers?

I am currently rendering a scene that because of polycount issues I have to render on three different renderlayers. However I would like to disable the render transparency for one of those ...
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How do you use the Z-Depth pass? [duplicate]

Whenever I render something in Blender Cycles the renderlayer node seems to have a Z-Depth output, however whenever I try to use it it is completely white. What is it useful for?
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How to add a hdr world background to its own layer?

everyone. I'm have been working on this project and need the hdr background to be on its own layer. I have a bunch of layers that I have put the main objects on and they all have alphas on them so ...
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Alpha in Render Layer Without Combined Pass?

I have a render layer. I need to be able to access the alpha of this render layer in the compositor. I know I can access the alpha by enabling the Combined pass, but I don't need to have a combined ...
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One render layer with background image and one with transparent background

I made an animation with an environment texture in the background and I would like to have one render layer with only the background image and another render layer with all the objects on a ...
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batch rendering several .blend files with the same light setup

I was wondering about the easiest way to render multiple objects (like 100 different objects) with the same light setup without creating a light setup in each '.blend' file. I created a '.blend' for ...
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Object not rendering again

I know I am adding another question to a topic that has already got many answers, yet the answer I seek seems to be not among them. Therefore I decided to list all the possible problems in one ...

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