Questions tagged [transparency]

Transparency can be anything from an alpha-channel in an image, to shaders in the BGE, to transparency in a material, to the alpha pass in the compositor.

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Animating an Object to Appear / Disappear [duplicate]

I need to animate an object's visibility from opaque to fully transparent in a scene, and this object has many materials that are shared by other objects in the scene. As I understand it, my only ...
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Weird noise in background

I've encountered this strange noise in viewport AND render, hopefuly it's visible in the image. Basically this dark grey / black noise that doesn't change over time (not ray-tracing it seems), it's ...
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Dashed line and Wireframe

I'm trying to render a cube with 2 additional vertical edges on a one of the faces. I use the wireframe modifier for making faces transparent and freestyle for making the dashed edges. The issue is ...
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Keep Refraction and Remove the background object

Hope you're all good, I have a question, I made an object and use the refraction BSDF on it, so it refract the image I put in the background. And I want to keep the refraction of the object but i ...
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How to make transparent glowing particles?

I want to make a simple animation with glowing particles, but in the same time, I want the animation to be transparent. When I check 'transparent' under render settings, particles glow dissappears. ...
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How to hide the light?

The light is not showing at all in the 2nd picture until I add a glass layer. It shows in the render mode and rendered image. How can I achieve a light effect without rendering it out? Thanks a lot!
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How to hide light shape source through transparent window in Cycles?

Shape of area light becomes visible through the transparent window in Blender Cycles. I would like to keep the lighting effects, but hide the source shape. On 1st screen: we can see the steam and ...
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Transparency removes glow effect

Hi I am trying to render my Picture with glow on a transparent Background. I dont get why it does not work. If i set up any background the glow effects works, if i make the Background transparent it ...
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Blender 2.8 Render preview viewport mode having transparent materials

I'm having a problem since a couple of days where my models appears semi transparent in render preview mode. I can see outlines of lights that are behind walls, and I can see the guides for the floor. ...
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Alpha Overlaying Problem

Whenever I try to place two or more images overlaying one another, I get this weird black image overlay. Example: Only one image is at 100% alpha, but the others are 0% so that the first image is ...
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Transparency in Eevee Blender 2.81 not working

I'm editing a tank and I followed transparency for glass tutorial using nodes. I would also like to ask why is my preview different with my rendered? I'm also new to blender so there's probably ...
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Transparent background not working with smoke domain

I hope this is a simple question; I'm in Eevee trying to make an explosion of sorts, but when I render it with transparent turned on the image doesn't show the smoke domain (it shows when transparent ...
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Camera background image not visible through transparent cloth

I have a simple cloth simulation that I want to export as a video. A background image is setup from within the camera. The problem is: The flag is suppossed to be slighty translusent but the ...
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Where can I see and edit keyframes for texture properties?

I am pretty new to blender and I want to animate the alpha value of a texture. (Actually I want to have an object appear and disappear in a pulsating way). I need to do it in eevee, NOT in cycles. I ...
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I can't make my material transparent in Blender 2.80

I can't seem to have my material turn transparent in blender 2.80. Heres some screenshots, is there something I'm missing? This is how it looks in EEVEE: Here is my node setup:
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How to preserve Bloom effect when adding scene to VSE?

I have a scene with the bloom effect applied to 3D object. The problem is that when I add this scene to VSE the bloom disappears and the textures become overexposed. How can I make sure that the ...
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Rendering with a Luminous Outline on Transparent Background

I am trying to achieve such effect on transparent background: What I currently have: Is it possible to get something like this rendered in blender? Or should I use Gimp to manually add my outline?
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Exporting into .dae messes up transparency feature [duplicate]

In Blender 2.81a, when I export to .dae material properties mostly persist. Annoyingly however, a glass surface (transmission set to 1.0) appears opaque. Would anyone know if there is a fix for this? ...
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Background Color Penetrates Solid Object in Eevee as if Transparent

I've been trying to do an interior scene in Eevee and can't figure out why blender is treating an object with thickness and subdivisions as if its entirely transparent Screenshot of material settings ...
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ParticleSystem Textures won't refresh in Blender 2.8

I try to make a particle system follow a movie texture. When I do this in blender 2.79 there is no problem, the particles (in this case simple cubes) follow the movie texture which I load I the ...
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Transparent elements are different than viewport when saved as .png [duplicate]

I am working on a project where I composed many layers with an transparent background. Now I rendered the whole thing and when I saved it the result looked different than the saved version (The white ...
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Text Scrolling in a Window

I'm trying to put together a script to help create scrolling text. I'd like the text to scroll up within a container & be invisible before it enters and after it leaves the container. I've got a ...
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How to use the transparency of the image used in a texture [duplicate]

While following along I was able to use UV mapping for the eyes but once it came to the eyebrows something seems wrong. The example shows eyebrows that look like hair because they have transparency to ...
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Parts of MMD Model transparent when shadeless/exported to .fbx

So I have a MMD model i downloaded a model I want to export to Unity for VRChat. When I import the model it looks fine, but if I press shadeless or export to .fbx, the issue is that some of the ...
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Applying a different material to part of a mesh breaks some of the faces

When i give a different material to a part of a mesh, seemingly random faces outside of the selected area will become transparent.
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Why is this weird line in appearing in Glass material?

I cannot understand why this weird line in appearing in my coffee I decreased IOR of my glass and increased density of coffee. I moved light, checked if I have two materials and nothing is working. ...
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Glass Not Clear

I modelled a wine glass, set the thickness to 0.002 mm, set the material transparency to 1.... and when I render it looks boxy and grey. I checked the lighting, and made sure the normals were all ...
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How to render an image with holdout material in Cycles 2.8? [duplicate]

thats almost litterally the question asked here but these don't seem to be working with 2.80 Can Blender render pngs with the background transparent? i have PNG, Rgba, 8bit, 15% compression and the ...
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How to Set Transparency to One Specific Color in EEVEE

What I want is assign the black color as an alpha or transparent, then the red color as a normal shader. I'm using EEVEE. My render result: What I actually want (edited in external app) : My node:
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Blender rendering problem - blurry and semi-transparent frame

I'm new to Blender and I have a little problem with rendering. While I'm rendering my frame sequence via camera that is animated using tracking data from Nuke, there are few frames that are semi-...
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transparent textures in Blender Render turn solid black when in Blender Game mode

I'm working on a model for my game in Unity, but I find whenever I change from blender render, to blender game, that transparent texture turns into solid black. I've checked everything and it shouldn'...
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how can I use images as transparent textures/ removing artefacts? [duplicate]

I have attached a photo of a black background with a leaf on top, I was wondering how to get rid of a few artefacts that are quite big? I have tried attaching the alpha to the principled shader also, ...
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My glass material isn't transparent in Eevee

When using Eevee, an object with a glass material (in this case: Principled BSDF, trasmission set to 1.0) doesn't seem like it can be looked through: it's completely opaque. See for instance the ...
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Stacking two textures with alpha on top of each other [2.81, Eevee]

So I've been trying to stack two textures with alpha on top of each other and while I can remove the Alpha on each with enabling alpha blend the problem is the textures bleed into them. From what I ...
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Make object transparent only on bottom

I have a hat object, and I want to make most of the bottom transparent. I'm making an app where a user can place a hat on their head. However, if I place the hat in the correct position, and the ...
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How to make the transparency of my objects back to normal?

I was making a well, and I think I clicked a button and it turned all transparent How can i get it back to normal?
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Weird artifacts in shadow when rendering transparent objects

I'm rendering a transparent cup with water + transparent plate. However, the right bottom part of the shadow seem quite off. It has artifacts in the shadow. https://imgur.com/a/djoP72f This is the ...
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Blender 2.8 exporting meshes materials with 0 opacity (G3DB/G3DJ) (LibGDX)

I'm attempting to use LibGDX and an fbx-conv to create a 3D game as detailed here. The model loads but does not show so I decided to check the G3DJ file and found that the opacity was set to 0, ...
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Looking for an alternative to Holdout, that doesn't require background to be transparent

I want the white bands of the cone to completely fuse with the white of the background. As it now, because fo the shadow effects, that's not the case I was thinking about using the holdout shader for ...
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Meshes are semi-transparent

I was on wireframe view using the knife tool on a mesh and when I finished and went out of it I realized everything was semi-transparent and I don't know why. Here's a screenshot: I want to know how ...
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Some meshes / materials are completely transparent on MMD models

While working with MMD models in blender, I've come across this issue with completely transparent materials or parts on the model. I've looked all over stack exchange and found similar problems, but ...
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Transparency of whole image at the position of an object

Is there a material or render setting which makes the whole rendered image transparent at the spot of an object? I.e. not to create only a transparent object where the background is visible, but a ...
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Material preview mode transparency (Blender 2.8 Eevee)

I am in the material preview mode in Blender 2.8, using Eevee renderer. What material settings do I need to set, to get a transparent object in the viewport? The use-case is when modelling an object ...
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Plane is visible despite blend mode set to alpha blend

I'm rendering in EEVEE, the material settings for the leaves are in alpha blend for the blend mode, and I've had this issue with my leaves. In the light the plane is still visible almost like a ...
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Glass not rendering correctly

I've no idea where this grey is coming from. Transmission 1.0 and Roughness 0
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Alpha texture images appear lighter than the original image

I drew a cube in the 2D drawing tool and printed it out as a png file, and imported it into the blender using the Shift + A, Images as Planes function. But here is ...
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Grease pencil layer transparent in compositing

my grease pencil layer is transparent in my compositing scene (As you can see in the picture below we can see building backgroung scene through the character). I do not understand since my material ...
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Transparent BSDF with a sine wave

I'm making a light mask setup which should be giving me a sine wave of transparency, which would then yield the projected light to be a sine wave. I'm using 2 transparency shaders, one set to fully ...
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Baking a diamond Material [duplicate]

I made a diamond material for my mesh diamond. How can i bake the material as a texture for the diamond, so i can it export for a game
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How to map a decal onto a glass mug

Complete noob here. I just started with Andrew Price's donut tutorial for blender 2.8. It's overall very informative (I'll have to watch it a couple more times for it to set in) but I went a little ...

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