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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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How to render depth pass with alpha channel transparency in cycles?

I have a 3D object in the empty scene. I can click on the "transparent" checkbox to make a render with a transparent background. How can I render depth (or any other) pass with transparent background ...
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Eevee : Texture does not work as Glass Material

I have a cube and a textured plane behind a glass material. The cube does show up but not the texture. Any clues of what it could be ?
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Eevee & Glass : how can I avoid that kind of distance clipping?

I'm trying to setup an interior scene in a building : The problem I have is that I would like now to add windows (glass) to get some light (and objects) reflections. I did enable transparency but ...
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How do i make the background of an overlaid video transparent?

I want to overlay this mp4 video over an image as shown. How do i remove the white background from the video clip? Chroma key seems to affect the grey part and not the white background itself.
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Is it possible to setup eyelashes with uv texture without using shaders nor hair particle?

I tried setup eyelashes with uv texture without using shaders nor hair particle system, because hair particle system is a bit naughty and I'm going to use it later on in three.js, which doesn't ...
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Turning 2D Transparency into 3D

I want to get from a 2D transparency map (as used in Poser or Daz) to transparency as a unique material. I could then use Blender to modify geometry by selecting just that new material I named 'trans' ...
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Transparent background in EEVEE not truly transparent

After rendering a short animation in EEVEE with a transparent background, I took it into After Effects and scaled down the frame. In doing so, I noticed that the background isn't truly transparent. ...
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Transparency Issues Blender 2.79

As you can see below, when I select the mesh that uses my material the transparency works, but when I deselect the mesh or render the scene there is a halo of color around the black lines on the ...
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semi-transparent wet cloth material in blender

how can this semi-transparent wet cloth material be recreated in blender using principled bsdf?
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How to make shadow catcher reflect colors [duplicate]

I have recently found out about the shadow catcher in blender. Is ther any way I can reflect colors too? (as you can see it does reflect but it only shows a grayscale reflection) Thank you.
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How to make material semi-transparent in Cycles?

I have a simple shader with a water texure and I'd like to make it semi transparent. Using Blender Internal engine, you can do this just by setting the alpha value on the shader. Is there a way to ...
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No shadows on transparent object ( Blender 2.8 )

EDIT: I've found a solution that works in my case, i've posted that solution below. EDIT 2: Fixed "Eevee settings" to "Material settings in Eevee" So I've got a couple bushes in a scene and I ...
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Rendering PNG (with Alpha On) Issue with Grease Pencil Drawing on Top of 3D Model. Help?

I'm experiencing a render issue in Blender 2.8 with a Grease Pencil drawing over a 3D model, where it creates a transparent edge over the Grease Pencil whenever I export/render it as a PNG with alpha ...
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How to render reflections only

Hello I am trying to render a scene that I want reflections of a plane rendered only (I want the plane to be invisible) I did watch this video and my item didn't have IndexOB https://www.youtube.com/...
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UV Mapping Transparent Images onto a Model, Blender 2.8Beta! [duplicate]

So I am currently trying to figure our how I can take my Logo, and put it across a cube on one face. I want the Cube to be gold. and my label lay across it while allowing the gold to appear through. ...
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images with transparency return to black when bunched

Each plane with grass has transparency on it so that if I just rendered one grass plane it would not be a problem but when i duplicate them then they return to black
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Opaque bar showing above transparent mesh with image texture in Eevee

An opaque bar seems to show above the wheat texture in Eevee. Zooming in while in preview render view makes them disappear, so I thought perhaps increasing the sample size would work, but 1024 samples ...
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Transparent material is black

So I've got this eye texture that is supposed to be transparent, and it was when I was working on a different project, but I decided to restart. So I reloaded everything like the models materials and ...
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Transparent object with png texture renders grey

my object with a transparent material and a png texture with alpha channel renders grey instead of transparent. My setup looks like this (see pictures below) I baked a shadow map and saved the images ...
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Cannot find material option for Alpha blend mode (Opaque, Alpha hashed , alpha clipped etc)

I'm setting up the nodes for a transparent object (eyelashes and hair), and according to the tutorial I'm following I'm supposed to get the options in my materials panel to choose the blend mode. But ...
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how to model sphere with 3 color layer

I am very new to 3D modelling and a bit lost. Can anybody tell me how to build something like this in attachement? I did 3 spheres with transparency but the result of colours doesn't correspond to my ...
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Transparent object shaddows in volume material [Blender Internal]

Currently I am fighting with lighting artefacts within a smoke simulation, when the lightsource is within the volume and especially also within a transparent object within this volume. (Note this ...
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Textures don't show on render

https://blenderartists.org/t/textures-dont-show-when-rendering/1151729/2 I've been having trouble getting the textures to show up while rendering a character I've been working on. It'll show up while ...
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Make Part Of Material Transparent

I want to make the blue part transparent and the non-blue part not transparent, there are no vertices where the grey part is so I can't just make a new material.
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How to get a lighthouse to shine a lightbeam

I was wondering how i can get my lighthouse to shine a clean and realistic beam. I cant get my volume density low enough to get the desired result. Do any of you know how to maybe get a volume ...
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Rendering image with lens distort node and transparent background

I try rendering my image as a png with an rgba channel but when I put on the lend distortion node in the compositer it makes it have a black background.
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Opacity of an object in 2.8

I am trying to change the opacity or alpha of an object so its see-through in 2.8. How do I do this? I can't seem to get to figure out how in 2.8. Example of what I am trying to do is below.
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Exported FBX appears transparent in Unity

I'm trying to export an FBX into Unity. In blender, the materials are opaque and have no transparency. However, when I export it into Unity, the object appears transparent. I have made sure to ...
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How to make an original image texture with transparency in Blender Render?

can anyone help me in figuring out a problem that I've been having regarding applying transparency for the image textures that comprise of my model's eye(s)? You see, the eye(s) of my character is ...
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How to combine transparent environments with alpha masks?

So there's this Toei anime from 2003 called Air Master and it had a very unique outro in which the main cast would sprint through their hometown. I'm fairly confident that it's environment CG, given ...
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Transparent fuzziness

I'm having a problem with the Alpha transparency on my PNGs. I'm using planes as a treeline and faking some depth with some that are a little closer up. If you look at the picture provided there is ...
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Texture transparency problem

I wanted to cover my model with fur, but I can't make my hair band look transparent Here's my nodes. I've watched a bunch of videos and tutorials but still can't figure this out. What am I doing ...
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Removing Alpha Channel in Node Editor [duplicate]

five month old newbie who's having some fun, here. I've been experimenting a bit, and got a problem. I was following this tutorial from Zacharias Reinhardt on how to create massive background forests ...
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Object with custom opacity gradient

I would like to create an object with a custom gradient in opacity. I start with a curve (or more generally, a function of all three coordinates) that contains opacity values for the object I want ...
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Animation Nodes - Animating transparency with wait times

This is a follow on from the question here: Animation nodes loop text problem I am trying to animate the opacity fade of the text object and will use a material's mix shader to set it to transparent ...
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Transparent objects block objects behind them when not selected

In renders this the transparency works ok. But in viewport in materials view something is very broken. When I selected the transparent object the object behind it shows up ok. When I select nothing ...
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removing the white border in material 3d viewport when selecting alpha blend or alpha clip

i'm trying to get these leaves to show correctly in the 3d viewport (not render) with the transparency applied and no white border around the leaves, i had to choose alpha clip or alpha blend to get ...
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How to render Alpha background

I downloaded a file from blend swap edit it and I tried to render it with alpha channel but whenever I does this happens It look like it is rendering with alpha channel but it doesn't after when the ...
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Transparency of texture in Eevee

Usual nodes for Cycles with alpha transparency don't work here. I learned that need to put Alpha Blend in Blend Mode. But if png image has black color, it becomes transparent. I changed to Alpha ...
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Can't turn off x-ray?

I've somehow turned x-ray on for all objects in my project, or so it seems. No matter which object I put in front of the others I will look right through all the layers of objects until I see the last ...
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cycles transparency not 100% transparent

I'm using cycles to render transparency around some leaves, but the actual transparency has a slight grey tint. I read some other place on google to increase the Transparency under Light Paths in the ...
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Eevee Transparent Render is blank

I have a problem and was wondering if this is a bug. I've created some smoke that I would like to render with eevee. If I change the Alpha Setting in "Film" to "Transparent" I just get a blank, ...
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Text with Transparent BSDF and Black Diffuse BDSF not fully transparent

I spent the entire day trying to figure this one out. I'm using cycles. I'm trying to make subtitles for a video. The reason I'm using blender for this is because I have to hide previous subtitles ...
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Rendering does not process transparency changes over time - Playing my timeline do. v2.79b

Hello dear community :) Note that I started with Blender less than 4 days ago. I have a simple scene with 2 texts, 1 Sun light and another lamp light. I managed to make the lamp light move so that ...
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Blender Cycles - Alpha Over Node - How to get a combination of two layers and get as result something like 1 layer over the other?

Maybe the title is hard to understand so I explain quickly. I have 2 layers, one with a flat text and the other one with the outline of the text (freestyle). If I combine both (with Alpha Over) the ...
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How to make the edges of an object blur (to alpha)?

basically I'm trying to make a plane with a solid colored center and I want it fades out to the edges of the plane (as the image below) on cycles. Thanks in advance. Regards, Gonzalo
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Using opacity map with principle shader and another color map

I am trying to mix a color map and an opacity map for a flower to a principled shader, but can't seem to figure it out. I have tried various ways, but doesn't work, will appreciate any help here.
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Cycles: How can I make a plane both emmissive and transparent?

I have the following situation: I have a scene lighted by a "sun" lamp that gives me good sharp shadows. But I also want to have a large plane with an emissive material placed above the scene to ...
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How to animate translucency of a material per object individually?

I want to create a video with animated text in Blender 2.8 (beta). I have 3 words (individual text objects) of which the locations are animated with keyframes. They slide in next to each other. As ...
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Rendering cutout transparency 2.8

I bumped into strange problem: I have prepared some animation with cubes and text, at some point my text is fading in, but in the early phase it is totally transparent. The shader used for material is ...