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 can I combine two render layers?

I would like to know which nodes can I combine this two render layers width? I've made this with alpha over node and transparent rendering. I want such an image but I don't want to lose the ...
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Object contours in depth maps

Notice how in scene 12_peach, shot 21 in the BBB repository the bushes' leafs in the background appear as rectangles in the depth map. I assume this has to do with the way the bush's material is set ...
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Renders doesn't display in Node Editor while compositing

I follow that tutorial step by step: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3sSZ6W7rgQ and had to stop around 44:00 - I had rendered my image and when I go into Node Editor there is no way to make backdrop ...
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Is there a way to have my emission shader only affect the particle system? [duplicate]

I have a scene that has a particle system and other objects. The particles are an object with a pure glossy shader. I have a plane that I have setup as an emission shader to reflect off the particles. ...
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Appended layer not rendering any objects

I'm something of a noob to blender. I appended a model of an engine to the 2nd layer of my project, and for some reason, no objects from this model show up when I render. If I add a cube to the 2nd ...
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Rendering an object through another

Is there a way to render one object through another, but only that particular object? It would look similar to how xray mode functions in the viewport. I'm trying to achieve the effect of rendering ...
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Compositing with Shadows and resources [closed]

I would like to know how to composite a shadow in Cycles. The diffuse already has a shadow. I did the add and then multiply of the three diffuse passes. (Direct, Indirect and color) that is ...
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How to combine layers with lots of objects that have alpha textures?

So here is the problem. I have 1 layer with lots of objects with alpha textures and another layer with 1 solid object, positioned to appear somewhere in the middle of those alpha-textured. I have ...
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How to stop rendering a renderlayer at any moment of the animation?

I have 3 render layers that I'm compositing together in the 4th one. Everything works fine, but even if I don't see the layer in some specific moment blender still renders it. The problem is that I ...
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How to combine a blurred emit pass with rest of render?

I am compositing a candle and I want apply some effect to only the flame. So I activated the Emit pass so it will only be affected, and I applied some glare effects to it. My question is how can I ...
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Compositor, blur only parts of a render

So here's my render: and here's my compositor node tree: The green spheres are on a separate layer from the rest of the ship, so I can apply glow and blur effects to them, without affecting the rest ...
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I have two layers with different objects in an animation how do I render these two layers together?

Question pretty much says it all. Also one more question: in the place where you can click on the layers there is a gold dot in one of the slots and a grey dot in another slot does the gold dot mean ...
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Why Does My Object Not Show in Rendered Shading Mode?

I have had this happen to me a few times prior but instead of just deleting the object and starting over I would like to know why it is that my objects appear in Solid Shade Mode and only a shadow ...
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toon material from blender internal rendered in cycles render engine? [closed]

Is it possible the toon material and specular from the blender internal render engine to be rendered in the cycles render engine by using render layers?
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Is Blender the only open source Non-destructive editor? [closed]

Blender's "Nodes" function seems to make it a non-destructive editor. The "Mix" node enables the user to composite using "blend modes". For me, the "Add" blend mode is the most important of these ...
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How do I render specific render layers using python?

Does anybody know how to choose one or more from multiple defined render layers by name from command line or from the blender python console? To disable all render layers except the ones specified.
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Cannot combine results from different renderlayers?

I am trying to very simply use the compositor, but keep running into the same problems over and over. I have tried both in Cycles and Blender Internal, but to no avail. When I move a sphere to a new ...
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Create invisibility cloak (alpha mask material)

How can I create an invisibility cloak? It should be an invisible object which causes other specified objects to become invisible when it covers those objects.
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How do I composite render layers in 2.69 using Cycles?

I'm using 2.69 Cycles and I have a plane on one render layer and a cube on a second render layer. Also, under Render -> Film, I have Transparent selected so both layers have no background color. I ...
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How to render world position pass

A world position pass is a pass used for composting other elements into the scene after the initial render. In a world position pass the R, G, B values correspond to the X, Y, Z axis (or X, Z, Y). A ...
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Cannot blur one render layer and then Z-combine it with another layer

this is driving me crazy. I want the trails in this scene to glow: But when plugging the trails into the z combine node the blur is removed. If you have an idea why that is and what I can do to fix ...
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Render Layers Without Displaying Them In 3D Viewport

I wam new to blender. I have a large forest I would like to render. Blender gets extreme lag and usually completely crashes when I display the whole scene. I split the forest into multiple layers. Is ...
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Remove reflection of one object from another object?

I have a reflective object and I want it to reflect only light and not the surrounding objects. I have moved it to Layer 2, but it still reflects the objects from ...
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Layers section is not in the render settings panel?

I'm very new to Blender and I have been watching some tutorials on how to make models within it. In every one of these, their render settings (In the properties tab) have a Layers section below the ...
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Preview in Video Sequence Editor doesn't show render layers

I have a scene with two objects: the cube on layer 1 and a cone on layer 2. Under the Layers tab, I have set just the first layer to be rendered. In the Video Sequence Editor, I added added my scene....
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How to create a shadows pass in cycles?

Everytime I am doing one thing another problem comes up, and I have a deadline to follow unless there is a way to create shadows using another software (after effects)? I want to composite this thing ...
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How can I move an object on a separate layer behind another in the compositor?

How can I make the light bar, after compositing (applying the blur effect on it), be displayed behind the ball, not in front of it?
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Is it possible to use more than 20 layers?

Is it possible to use more than 20 Scene layers or Render layers in Blender?