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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Transparent material from 2.79 is solid in 2.82

I just switched from 2.79 to 2.82 and I face 2 problems. In 2.79 I could simply select a material to be transparent and set the parameters (alpha etc.). I do not find these options in the 2.82 ...
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Alpha-Over Node Not Working

This is my composite setup. From all tutorials, wikis, etc, this should place the movie clip in the background and the wall/thing in the foreground. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?
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My texture fades away as you get further away from the object

I have a star mesh that has a Texture on it for the mouth, which is just a black curve for a smile. The star's material has a translucent shader and the star has a light inside it, creating a glow ...
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Alpha Layer + Transparency Shader Glitch in Eevee

I am following the CG Geek tutorial in which he details modeling a tree in one minute. (https://youtu.be/y7PdiGXbrD0) I'm running into problems when it comes to shading. When I add a transparent ...
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How do I make an object transparent but colored?

So I can make a transparent object but... I can't change the color of it. Any part of the object that is in front of another object puts a colored tint on it (That doesn't really matter since the ...
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Semi texture problem xnalara to blender

So I like to play with game characters and usually download them from deviantart which usually comes in Generic_Item.mesh format with textures however what I don't understand is those textures are ...
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Exporting OBJs that save alpha information properly, so they look normal when imported into eevee

When I first tried exporting my model to OBJ, then importing it into another document, the alpha had a weird staircasing effect: I realized this is because it was still using the alpha from the png, ...
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How do you display transparency when it's NOT selected?

I've got a semi-transparent texture that I want to display in the preview mode (so I can take screenshots for a client without having to fully render the scene). When I select the plane with the ...
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coffee cup tutorial has too strong reflections

I've seen this question asked before but the answers don't solve the issue. I'm doing a blender tutorial by Blender Guru involving a coffee cup and donut. Part 4, Level 3: Realistic Liquid - Blender ...
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Newby question - Alpha Channel not working

I'm trying to make a model of a tree. The leaves are a picture with an alpha channel (tif). As a (material) surface I used the Principled BSDF. Here I tried to change the alpha values (for example, ...
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Alpha Emission in Cycles

it's my first time posting :) I have a question about increasing the brightness emission of an alpha channel using the cycles renderer. I have tried different nodes (including the math node) to ...
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My Blender Object is “see-through” in Unity

I made an object. It looks good in Blender, but if I export it into Unity, it is transparent, and I can see the parts of the Object that I should not see. For Example In Blender: In Unity: How can ...
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Volumetrics don't show through glass

Is it some Eevee limitation or am I doing something wrong ? Here are my SSR and material parameters:
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Toggle mist on / off in cycles

I've created some mist in my World settings using Volume Scatter in the Volume section. Is it possible to quickly turn it on and off for rendering, so that I can create a render with mist, and then ...
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What is the easiest method for making an image plane half-transparent?

I'm just setting up an image and I have to use units, so I want to see the grid when looking from top. Currently the image blocks the grid. Just want to make the image a little transparent. Must I use ...
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Reflections of smooth object renders wrong

i am working on a simple rigid body simulation and was wondering why the reflection of the light in my scene off the spheres look wrong in the final render. Here are what it looks like in the viewport ...
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How to get rid of transparent pixels in cycles?

I'm trying to get rid of transparent pixels in cycles. In Eevee you can set pixel filter width to 0, and it will work. In Cycles you can't set it to 0, only to 0.01. Here's what I'm talking about: '...
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Is there a way to specify where the Transparent BDSF takes effect on the desired object? [duplicate]

Lets say I have a flat 2D circle (bezier that's been filled). The node setup is simply a transparent BDSF + Diffuse BDSF going into a mix shader. Is there a way that you can use nodes to make it so ...
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How can I make a texture be only transparent at the black spots?

My basic problem is, that even when I have managed to make the texture transparent at the black spots, it still remains to make the non-black ones be visualized partly transparent as well. How can I ...
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What's the “Alpha” option in the New Image Texture Node?

I'm wondering whether or not new Blender image nodes are baked with an alpha channel built into them by default. From this photo, it seems that's the case, but I'm not completely sure this is what I ...
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all Photoshop generated images (PNG, JPG, TIFF, PSD) show all black when loaded in Blender 2.8 as reference images

Big noob here getting started with this fine program. I'm currently having a problem I can't seem to solve: I've generated few reference images and saved them as PNG with Photoshop (CS6) but they all ...
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How to control image transparency like photoshop

Im my model in the soup there is curry leaf. And i want to make that leaf transparent like photoshop. As if leaf is dip and floating in the soup. How to control the image. Any suggestion or help. ...
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Why does joining meshes result in a joined mesh with (previously) non-actively selected meshes being transparent?

I am currently working on a character model / rig and I want to join some meshes together to a single object (not parented). However, every time I try joining any mesh, all geometry except that of ...
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How to get rid of black spot from the view

With the alpha texture. Applied on the mesh. From the top view its look good with the transparent zig zag edge. When i view to side view. I can see black spots. How to get rid of those black spots. ...
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Glass: Increase “Transmission Roughness” as the object behind goes far

In the real world, there are some rough glasses that as objects behind them go away, they (the objects) become more blurry, but when we stick an object just behind this type of glass, it's almost ...
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How to have a fake texture on the mesh

I have half sphere and with the projection uv i have applied the texture. But original texture have zig zag which look natural. And my texture have a smooth or circular texturing. How to get the same ...
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Cant see Object with “ocean” modifier through glass

I have a small issue with transmission. I cant see objects with "ocean" modifier through and object with transmission. In the example you will see that the transmission is working on the blue object, ...
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How can I render with a transparent background in 2.82?

Trying to render PNG's and I can only render with a white background! I've checked Transparent;selected RGBA;tried both Filmic and Standard under Color Management...nothing changes render with white ...
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Reflective Glass shader, like those in our window

I want my glass in Blender to be reflective and also transparent, like most glasses of the windows (not MS Windows). They reflect light to the lighter side. For example, during the day, it behaves ...
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Different texture displays for Image Editor and Particle Textures. Why is that helpful?

An image was editor in GIMP with an alpha channel and saved. When I try to view the image as a particle system texture the preview does not show the alpha. When I use the image editor I can see the ...
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Bake through alpha

Here already asked few time similar questions but no one contain answer with solution(and all of them been asked few years ago). Right now I have to work with foliage and need to bake some things. ...
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How to achieve translucent pomegranate material?

Wanting to model a pomegranate kernel, I modelled two objects The outer shell (red outer watery covering) The seed (inner opaque whitish seed) The seed I want this to be opaque, but I don't want it'...
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How to use image as alpha while sculpting?

How are you? So, I'm having this trouble while sculpting where the image I'm using does not apply as an alpha, which would change the way my brush works. It's working more like a Stencil or something ...
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Transparent Materiel White in render

I'm a complete beginner in Blender. I followed this tutorial https://youtu.be/Jmir2bDpZA4 to start learning the basics. All went fine until I got to render my scene. The water that is looking fine ...
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How to cast shadow onto image planes with alpha?

The cube doesn't cast shadow on the leaves but it does on the plane/floor. And the leaves don't cast shadow onto themselves, unlike the one on the top right. Any ideas?
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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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