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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Blender 2.8 Leaf Transparency Issue, with Eevee [duplicate]

Somehow i'm not being able to pull this off. I've tried searching on google for solutions but couldn't find it. I thought the setup was quite simple, but it don't seem to work properly. If you ...
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Items are invisible when they are created

I'm posting this for a friend. We are using blender 2.81 While doing the dount tutorial from Blender guru at the end of level one he couldn't move the object anymore. After reloading the program the ...
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Fading Text In and Out - Video Sequence Editor

I'm having difficulty getting text in my video to fade in and out. Currently, if I add text, it simply pops up without any transition. I've attempted doing something similar to fading video clips in ...
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Holdout Layer not using AlphaMaps in Blender 2.8

It seems that the HoldOut Option in Blender 2.8 does not use alphaMaps with transparency to create a proper holdout ? can somebody confirm this or do I have to tick some option to get this to work ? ...
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Blender 2.8 Cycles Importing Image as Plane isn't transparent

I'm importing a logo image as a Plane and putting it on top of an object: However, the image appears with the checkered pattern behind the image - not the actual Blender object ... which defeats the ...
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How do I fix weird wireframe mode reference image opacity?

during wireframe mode, the image should be see through right? But I probably clicked something then the image is now not see through (see image below)... How do I fix this?
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How do i make my glasses look realistic?

I've been stuck for quite a while, it just looks wrong you can surely tell, if some1 could help me i would appriciate it, srry if i do or say smomething wrong, I don'w know exactly how this forum ...
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Blend mode not available

I am trying to create a transparent material, but it still doesn't appear so. I think it's because the blend mode is set to opaque, but I can't change it. In the material settings I can only see ...
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How to use texture alpha with Eevee?

In blender 2.79 I was able to create textures with and alpha channel and use them to make partially transparent materials. I'm trying to figure out how to do the same thing in 2.8. Some online ...
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Texture transparency problem when exporting collada file

I seem to be having problems with my dae objects. I have some space farms and the transparency on the glass is just made using a texture. It looks fine when rendered in blender: But it's for an iOS ...
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How do implement the effect of blur on transparent materials?

I'm trying to create a blur effect when a clear light passes through a transparent material. Here's a quick summary of the picture: And when an object is close to a transparent material, it should be ...
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RenderImage without background

Maybe I'm ovelooking something, but as of right now I'm not sure what it is. I tracked a scene, and then successfully set up a tracking scene. I then added my mesh to the scene, but now when I render ...
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Can't see through BSDF principled/glass 2.8

High risk this question was asked a billion times and I am just too stupid to find the correct answer, so apologiez. I am trying to create a drinking glass, the inside faces are colored red to ...
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Overlap unwrapped texture with transparent image

I'm working on a briefcase and want to make it look like a thread has been woven into it. However the only result I can get is based on the already unwrapped texture. How do I simply overlay, and ...
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Eevee transparent glass on transparent background?

Ok, in 2.8 eevee I have "Transparent" checked on film tab, my material settings follow all listed here https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&...
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Transparent material turns black when unselected

When I select eyebrows it looks good, the material is transparent. But when I deselect eyebrows it turns dark. Why?
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How to layer movie clips with black backgrounds in compositor?

I am using Blender 2.76. I want to layer this movie clip: over this one: So far this is what I have: using this set of nodes: I set "Dilate/Erode" to -100 to achieve this effect. The ...
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How do I change the transparency of an object without changing the material (Cycles)?

I am animating a chess game, and every time a piece eats another piece, I want an effect similar to Chess Titans where the piece fades out of existence. The only problem is that all the chess pieces ...
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How to disable transparent backgroud in eevee render?

When I render an image with eevee, in the background I get this "chessboard" background which indicates its transparent - how to disable this? I tried going to the Render dashboard, then Film and tick/...
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How to create more realistic shadows?

Obligatory disclaimer: This is my first post on blender.stackexchange so forgive me if my post isn't on par with what's usually asked here. Explanation: I'm running v.2.80 of Blender currently and ...
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Fading out of particles

My question is not new, but I really can't get it. I watched a lot of videos with the same explanation, but it didn't work for me. I know that I'm loosing something, but I don't know what exactly. ...
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Object transparency

I have a model of a spaceship. When I render the animation and use it in Lightworks, the rendered model allows the background to be seen through. These are the steps I took: 1. Render tab > Film > ...
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Adjust Background Transparency after Motion Tracking

I have done some motion tracking with some footage I imported and used the 'Set as Background' option so I can see this footage through the camera view. I now want to work on compositing a 3D model ...
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Transparency in Blender 2.8 GPU Python Module

I've been messing around with the new GPU python module in Blender 2.8. But I cannot find a way to make my lines and triangles transparent. The alpha channel is completely ignored. I even tried it ...
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2D Face Animation on 3D Model: Transparent Texture?

I'm following this tutorial on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NlvgMYZgaY&list=PLJtehCu4iIj4T0dqawwRolg8B6DPzmu01&index=46&t=0s The problem is that the character he is using is ...
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Using an opacity map with the Principled BDSF?

I have baked a set of maps in Substance (making trim sheets) and would like to plug them back in in Blender, incl roughness, metal, normals etc. I would like to have those, my base colour map as well ...
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blender 2.8 renders png with transparency inverted

I have a png with transparency, not an alpha channel: I have set up my shaders like this tute: https://www.katsbits.com/codex/alpha/ My object renders the transparency inverted from the texture map (...
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Using alpha texture as a mask

I have some grass with several flowers sticking out of it. Grass and flowers are meshes with PNG images with transparent background. Alpha channel is set up properly, textures are perfectly see-...
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How to use an opacity mask in a material in Blender Cycles?

Following a tutorial about creating a stylised tree, I ran into a problem. The tutorial is for Maya instead of Blender and Substance Designer. I modelled on Blender. In the tutorial for Maya they ...
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Water Material Not Working the Same in Eevee as it Does in Cycles

I am working on a scene where the water needs to be somewhat transparent and reflective (like water generally is). It looks great in Cycles, but when I switch to Eevee, it does not look the same or ...
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Multiple materials with transparency

i have been trying something with no results and after searching the web i could not find a solution, i don´t even know if it´s possible to achieve what i am trying to accomplish. I have one material ...
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Transparency not working suddenly?

Last I checked this was how to make a png alpha. Help, please.
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Transparent shadow not appearing in viewer node

I am trying to create a transparent shadow using the compositor in blender 2.8, i used a image invert and viewer node to get rid of the white portion of the image, but the changed image wont show up ...
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Where is the x-ray option in 2.8?

I need to use the x-ray option for weight painting but I can only find the wireframe option using Z. Where can I find the x-ray?
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Material Problem - Transparency Display Vs Result

I'm brand new to blender and this website. I've created a couple of models recently, nothing major. I want to understand materials more and trying to create cartoony water. A bit like this: https:/...
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Subdividing mesh causes certain parts of mesh to be visible through transparent textures?

I'm editing a mesh where the tips of the hair is partially transparent, and when I do anything to the mesh (tris to quads, subdivide, adding edgeloops) it causes parts of the mesh to be visible ...
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Blender 2.8 compositor isn't saving me any time?

I'm trying to squeeze out some animation highlights for a sizzle reel and wanted to save time by reusing my background with the compositor. Here is what was being rendered before I used a transparent ...
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2D cutout object transparency

EDIT 2: I realized with cycles on it almost works as suggested but I only get a "shadowed" version of the tree to control tranparency: Do you know how to make it so it shows the original color ...
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Is it possible to set “blend characteristics” for objects depending on their relative proximity to other objects?

This is what I need to make happen. I need to know how much of it can be done within Blender, and of that which can be done in Blender, how to do it. If object $A$ is in front of object $B$, $A$ will ...
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Separate alpha from color in Shader Editor

In the Shader Editor, I can create an RGB node and in there, I can set an alpha value as displayed in this screenshot: However, no color separation node in blender supports extracting that value and ...
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How do I fade in/out an object in Blender 2.8 Eevee?

I'm kinda new to using Blender Eevee. I used to use Cycles, but that took too long to render. I'm doing a text animation with a video in the background, and I want the text to fade in and fade out. ...
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Light path node and Emission

I was hoping, is there a way to remove the reflection of the emitting material on the table and still retain the energy from the emission? Thanks in advance...
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Images on plane turn out black when exporting it to Sketchfab

So, I wanted to export my 3d model to Sketchfab but all the images I imported in Blender by using the 'Image on plane'add-on turned out to be not transparent at all. I haven't changed anything about ...
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Blender 2.8 simple approach to overlaying dirt?

In Blender 2.8, within the boundaries of a big rectangle I have several overlapping objects (planes and text) to which I would like to overlay a semitransparent layer of dirt. Will this work? (a) ...
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Modeling transparency

I finished modeling and perfecting my rabbit but the transparency glitch got me. Is there a way to make the rabbit look solid as suppose to transparent? I put a link up. https://drive.google.com/...
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How can I make eye brose appear in front of a hair fringe?

I am trying to make eye browse appear in front of a hair fringe to make better facial expression. Vitualize it as adding eyebrowse to the monkey. I am thinking about using composition node, but I ...
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Transparent color node displays incorrectly in texture viewport, but correctly in blender render viewport

I am trying to make the eyebrowse mesh visible through the hair mesh "in textsure" view mode. So, I am trying to apply transparency through material color nodes. But, the transparent part displays ...
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How to see vertex alpha transparency?

How can I see vertex alpha as I paint it in Vertex Paint mode in 2.8? I get how to see vertex colors, via the node system, in LookDev, but I can't seem to figure how to see vertex alpha as I go to add ...
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Holdout on view layer in Blender 2.8 causing white edges around alpha

I was wondering if anyone could assist? I am attempting to place an astronaut in a phone booth and render the booth and astronaut as separate render layers. They are each on their own view layer and ...
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2.8 Solid view turn off transparency?

I am trying to figure out how to disable transparency in solid view. I can disable it in LookDev via the node editor, but not sure in Solid... The transparent surfaces are sitting on top of ...