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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why is my transparent object is showing image?

i'm trying to make Sight for my AK-47,, but when i tried to make a glass for the sight it showing some random image, this is the setting i did , how to make it transparent 100% like a normal glass ...
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Refections on transparent object - renderd view diffrent to render

Hi I'm staggering with a problem. I made PET Bottles with a Principled BSDF Node. The Material looks nice in rendered view but not in the final render. I'm loosing a lot of the light source reflection ...
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Alpha Channel not encoding into Webm

I'm trying to get alpha transparency to display correctly in a webm format from a .png image sequence. Here is a sample of the image to show alpha is active there. Here are the settings used to ...
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How do I make objects in my bpy script have transparent materials?

I'm working with an old python script that renders three spheres in Blender using the bpy module. Each of these spheres has a unique material (they're simply red, ...
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How to create volume scattering material not throwing shadow?

I'm using Blender 2.83 with Cycles and I'm an absolute newbie to both. I'd like to visualize light rays in a part of the scene (like godrays). For this I put an object using volume scatter material ...
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Object is opaque in viewport and semi-transparent in cycles render

I accidentally made an object semi-transparent. I've been working on this Blender project on and off for several months. At one point I was trying to make an object semi-transparent so you could see ...
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Why does my light source not pass through my glass?

I have been having this issue for about two days now. I've been trying to make my glass window pane transparent, and after a couple guides I thought I nailed it. But when I try to apply my light ...
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How to use an image as texture on top of the Principled BSDF? [duplicate]

I'm trying to create a node setup that allows me to use a Principled BSDF for the yellow lego plastic, but also use a .png with alpha for the face. I can't figure out how to make that work, so my work ...
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Activating one object disables another object's transparency

I have a plane with a displacement modifier and assigned different colors to the z-values by a color ramp. I then animated it that it extends from individual points to the whole plane by keyframing ...
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Emission rendering for vfx

In rendering, I need to periodically get objects with their shadows or emission. A shadow can be made using a shadow catcher, but how do I get the ability to capture light reflections along with a ...
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Transparent alpha channel not working on imported .tif files

I'm trying to import a series of .tif images as planes but I can't get the alpha channel to work. During the import process the Alpha channel box is checked and set to "straight". Under the ...
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How to use a texture colour to define a transmission map

I have a model that has a texture applied to the plane. The red icons are actually supposed to light up because of an LED behind them. To achieve a controllable transmission level on my map I took ...
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How to render a green screen video with transparent background?

I'm just wondering how to render out an image sequence with no background. The image appears perfectly right in the viewer node of the compositing layout and it also appears perfectly right in the &...
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There's a black square when I render alpha channel in Cycles but not in Eevee

There's a black square when I render alpha channel that casts onto another alpha channel in cycles: Notice how the leaves that is over the 'earth' has black squares behind them. It only happens ...
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How do I make my reference image transparent?

Looking to 3D model this Mega Man helmet and trying to find a way to make my refrence image transparent. Specifically looking to use OR add the "Object Data" tool but is nowhere to be found. ...
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Blender Emission Shaders do not work over Alpha Channel

The above picture is a composite of two layers for a scene I am working on. You can see clearly that emission shaders for the sparks work only if there is RGB behind but not if they are in front of an ...
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Can I make an object invisble looking from the outside but visible looking from the inside?

I am trying to create an object that is completely invisible from the outside, and only visible from the inside. To do this, I have experimented with a cylinder with its top and bottom circle faces ...
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Can you use a PNG Alpha Channel to extrude?

I'm recreating some historical stone markers with the inscriptions etched in. My question is if I am able to get a png of the front etchings, would it be possible to extrude just the etching marks ...
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Why does one wing act transparent to the other, but not the other way around?

I bought a model on turbosquid and imported it into my UE4 environment. I was really happy with how it looked but upon further inspection it looks like one of the back wing's transparency is ...
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one side of image as plane is normal, the other is white

I believe this has something to do with the translucent shader but I'm not sure.
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How to fill the edges of solidify modifier with alpha material?

So basically I have a simple plane uv unwrapped to this shape on the left. Using color ramp to indicate that all the white area should be used an the alpha channel so the model itself looks ...
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Volumetrics with an alpha background, can it be done in cycles?

I have a scene with an egg cracking slowly. Inside the egg is a bright light. I used a cube to create some volumetrics and the result is great but I need a transparent background. I found a couple ...
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Why is the transparency on my particles not working once exported to Godot?

I am new to blender. I am using blender 2.8 version. Recently I created a grass setup with the help of a tutorial video. In which I applied transparency for outside of grass using node editor. It ...
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Automatically cut mesh using alpha maps

I was wondering if it is possible to automatically cut an object depending on the transparent parts in it (alpha map) Is it possible to be cut automatically without using a Boolean mod or knifing? I ...
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Keyframed Alpha Isnt Showing Up In Final Render, Despite Showing Up Everywhere Else?

So I added an image as a plane and in the material I animated the alpha of the material in the Principled BSDF node. It shows up in the viewport and while it is rendering, but when I watch it back in ...
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Why are overlapping alpha textures cutting each other off?

Hi I have a simple plane with a alpha texture of a chainlink as its material. I have set up the situation where two of the same planes are overlapping each other. However it appears that one of the ...
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Shrink-wrap transparent label - render artifacts

What am I doing wrong, please? I applied this "H" label to the jar and get this. It's image plane shrink-wrap-ed around the jar. See my settings down. Even when I move label a bit from the ...
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Alpha semi transparent issue

I downloaded a model of the game FF7re,after adding alpha texture,the part supposed to be transparent can still be seen. Also,the normal tangent creates weird effect(the right picture).I am new to ...
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Bloom in Cycles for animation or ring transparency in Evee?

I am making a space scene and I am having a problem with not being able to solve either one of these problems. Cycles renders the rings around my planet properly by making the space between the ring ...
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Fire not showing up when I make the background transparent [duplicate]

I cant figure out why the fire disappears when I switch to a transparent background with cycles.
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Compositing cg watersplash with water in video footage

I am trying to create an effect where water is frozen in time, resembling the splash of water created by stepping in low water. My issue is in compositing the borders of my water splash into the water ...
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Background doesn't render transparently despite checking Film-->Transparent; RGBA settings (cycles, v2.83)

I'm trying to render an object with a transparent background. As per the instructions I've found online, I have "Transparent" checked in Render Properties, RBGA/PNG selected in Output ...
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Transparency/Transmission not working in eevee 2.81

I got the principled BSDF and simply turned the transmission up to 1 (roughness was 0) I changed the blend mode to Alpha Blend and turned on refractions. In the middle of the cube are a bright red ...
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Blender Hold Out Node Not Working

I am trying to render a layer of Rain with alpha to composite with a train animation. I have done this before successfully with volumetrics, but it isn't working now and I cannot figure out why. Here ...
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Why is my imported object transparent when rendered?

I imported a roblox mesh to blender, it looks fine when it's in viewport shading mode: It looks like this: But when it's in rendered viewport mode it looks like this: It's like it's transparent. I ...
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Why is a PNG appearing transparent in solid view but not in rendered view?

I am trying to make some eyelashes for a model but I don't want to use particles so I've resorted to using a PNG texture on a plane. However it only works in solid view. When I switch to rendered it ...
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Alpha channels in cycles canceling out each other

I have two images with alpha channels that overlay each other. In Eeevee it works fine but in cycles, the front image's alpha channel blocks out the image behind it. Is this something that can be ...
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2 images as planes, one of them shows incorrect control for alpha

I imported image as planes after enabling the add-on. In First image , I have imported Image A as the BG and the alpha is numeric value and can be used to reduce opacity. In second image, I have ...
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Single slider for transparency in Material Preview/Rendered display

My users would like to be able to adjust the transparency of their mesh objects with a single slider in the panel of an addon, where the transparency ranges from invisible to opaque. The desired ...
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Freestyle lines behind transparent plane blender 3d

Please, help me. I have a problem with Freestyle (eevee/cycles) I want to draw cube lines behind with transparency. I have already experimented with groups and collections (already in the past). Post ...
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How to apply opacity to png texture

I have downloaded some free plant gfx models from the internet, and they all come as a seperate .gfx file, and a folder of textures. Following guides online I have tried to apply these textures to ...
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Transparent model does not render correctly, looks ok while editing texture

I have imported a model of this tree and I am attempting to include it within a scene. The area surrounding the leaves shows up as transparent in the texture editor (first picture), but does not ...
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I can't get a photographic image to map to a train wheel

I've been struggling to learn blender for a year, and it's finally all coming together but for one problem. A toy train features prominently, and every thing llooks great except for the wheels. I can ...
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Why are some of my transparent objects rendering as black? [duplicate]

I'm trying to render an image on Cycles, I have a group of grass meshes with a transparent material, but when I rendered the image they looked like this, I tried using a Transparent BDSF node with a ...
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Blender's “View Animation Ctrl F11” shows purple (missing image) background instead of transparency in 2.83 / 2.90

The title almost says it all. In previous Blender versions, when I rendered images with transparent background and saved them as PNG sequence, I could play the animation in Blender with "View ...
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How to make a hair look normal or not blocky

So...hello, i'm new in both blender (started using blender 2 weeks ago) and this forum, and currently i'm trying to edit/posing a 3D model from any game I've succeeded in a few renders, but now i want ...
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Opacity control based on front/back arrangement

I would like to have a long, thin object that zig-zags across the surface. Thin object would go behind another object at one location, and then in front of another object at another location. "...
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How do I make part of a texture transparent?

How to make some part of the texture transparent? I'm using the image below: Is it possible to just use 1 image, by making that the texture won't render ONLY the black color? Is it possible to use 2 ...
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How do i preserve transparency in .fbx file?

I have created a model, in it there is a transparent object. I made it transparent by changing both the alpha values as well as the Blend Mode. My problem now is that I can't retain transparency when ...
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Black lines around alpha cutoff in Cycles?

I have a node setup that applies a png texture to a character's face for the eyelids, but there is a black line around the alpha cutoff. I obviously don't want them there. Take a look at the images. (...

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