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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Cannot see mesh behind shadow catcher

I'm trying to create a shadow catcher on a ground mesh that is also transparent. The ground catches the shadow of items above it but allows the bottom part of a background image (also on a mash) to be ...
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Making a mesh transparent or decreasing opacity so objects inside will be visible

Made a Fire mesh in blender But I wanted to make it transparent so that the inside object can be seen But I tried all possible ways to make it transparent There are certain tutorials to add ...
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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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Any idea why my mesh is doing this when I shade smooth? [duplicate]

I've been trying to fix this for hours from remaking the inside of the mouth and deleting any accidental extra vertices but it still has this problem and appears transparent when I export it to Mixamo
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Cycles Render bake over texture with transparency

I'm somewhat new to Blender so please keep that in mind when providing any answers as I'll probably even need directions to where I could find various settings or menu items. I'm using Cycles Render ...
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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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Partial plane transparency in Eevee? [closed]

Sorry if the title makes no sense at all, I'm not great with the actual terms for things and this is my first post here I've been trying to make a sort of cut-out paper puppet show effect, where I ...
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Particle system visible inside transparent object in render? [closed]

I am new to Blender and I'm currently trying to create particle animations that follow a curve using Particle System Emitter and a Bezier Curve. However, I would like to locate this particle animation ...
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Can I cut out the texture part of an object?

Hello to all members of this forum 👋 Project: I am currently working on the clothes of my character model. The cloth object is just a duplication of the body object with a transparent material (...
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OpenGL 3D ViewPort frame capture with transparency (no checkered pattern)

I attempt to use Blender 2.82 (currently I cannot change version), to render a robot hand holding an object, so that the hand creates an occlusion on the object, but the hand itself should not be ...
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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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Make object a mask to mask another specific object

As shown in the picture, I have a sphere, plane and Suzanne. Is there a way to use the plane as a mask, but only to mask the sphere and at the same time not mask Suzanne?
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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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Rendering issue (JPEG artifact on characters mouth/non-transparent background) how do I fix this?

I am rendering a Roblox character in Blender to make a GFX. I seem to be continuously running into this issue, no matter how many times I re-render the image. How do I fix this?
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Can Blender import videos with transparent background?

I have video with transparent background which I wanna import to Blender sequencer. I've checked in my browser that my video is 100% has transparent background. When I add it to sequencer in blender ...
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Why are transparent colours desaturated when exported? [duplicate]

Sorry if this is weirdly worded but when I render something with transparency using Eevee the colours are weirdly desaturated, sometimes fully greyscale, but only when exported and not in the render ...
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Why my Eevee material with Alpha won’t show correctly

I have 2 objects: 1. An imported Image as Plane (2D). 2. And a simple 3d object. I was following the advice in this video. The Alpha is working fine for #1, but not for #2. They are using the exact ...
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Rendering alpha material for compositing - alpha rendering as black

I'm trying to render something for compositing onto existing footage (like digital makeup). I had this working after looking at lots of threads and videos and wrote down my steps so I wouldn't forget -...
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Image (as plane) is looking transparent when I render it?

I wanted to use different images (png) in my blender file. I already imported them as planes that they are showing when rendered. But they are see through now. What can I do to solve this problem? ...
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Transparent Background Problems

I've been trying to create a candle light using a png image with transparent background but cant seem to get it to work. I unwrapped the plane in edit mode (not sure what it does but someone ...
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Glass casting shadows and not looking real

I'm trying to make these glass planes on the ceiling but something weird is going on with the glass shader. I tried couple of different ones but nothing seems to do the job. I'm talking about shadows ...
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Problem with transparency glitch

I've run into a strange issue with transparency that I'm unsure how to deal with. The following fence post has silver "rings" around it. I need these silver rings to disappear along with the ...
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Why my Eevee render result is transparent?

I downloaded recent version of the blender 2.91 today and I tried to render the default image with default render engine. But I could find a transparent output instead of the square. Anything I need ...
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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 to Animate Mask to Hide/Reveal 3D Object

So, I'm new to Blender and I'm trying my best to complete my first project. I've modeled a logo in 3D: it's similar to a winding film strip, but a solid color (color A on the top of the film strip and ...
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How do I make objects more transparent by distance from a central point? (proximity fade)

I am making a hologram star map which zooms in. I want the circumference of the map to remain the same as the contents zoom. I found a tutorial which showed me how to use another object (in my case a ...
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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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Blender compositor: problem with saving/previewing semi-transparent pictures

I just created a super simple scene with a beam light (cylinder + emit + cycle render) on which I want to add a bloom/glare effect. So I did that in the compositor directly (I just used multiple glare ...
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My object looks black rather than transparent

How to obtain a perfectly transparent rendering? My object is composed of black material on the rendering that I would not like. Can I work on the light path in order to get a more transparent ...
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Objects are half transparent

I've been using blender for 1 year now, but I didn't see this such a thing in Cycles Render Mode I had this problem 6 months ago and I somehow fixed it, but I forgot how Can you guys help me to fix ...
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No Bone or Alpha Animations in .glb

Why won't my exported .glb keep the bone keyframe animation and alpha keyframe animation? Yet, I translated an object and that carried over to the .glb animation
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single color Musgrave texture

I'm trying to do a single color Musgrave texture, like transforming the white part of the Musgrave texture to be transparent, is this possible to achieve? Attach with an example https://blend-exchange....
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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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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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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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How do I get specular and bump maps or normal maps to work with a texture that has a transparent background?

I am trying to build a polygon wig for a character. I want it to be realistic not low poly this is not for a game. I made a hair image and made the background transparent because I wanted to have an ...
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Rendering black transparency

I am struggling to find a cause for the lack of transparency while rendering movie clips. I have some green screen footage. In the compositor I have added the movie clip and a keyring node. Selected ...
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Alpha transparency in Blender 2.90

I've been trying to learn from a tutorial where the author uses Blender 2.8. He uploads a reference picture and makes it 50% transparent by ticking "use alpha" box and setting "opacity&...
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Using an mxf file but transparency won't appear

I am fairly new to blender. I have an mxf file that I exported out of davinci resolve with the alpha data enabled. When bringing the mxf file back into resolve. The Transparency works but in blender ...
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Transmission material is dark in Cycles [duplicate]

I created an eyeball from scratch. The eyeball requires a clear lens over the iris to be as accurate as possible. But when i enable full transparency in the principled BSDF, it renders slightly darker ...
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Animating Opacity

I'm building a project in which I want to have semi transparent objects for AR. As per screenshot, my floating screen object is semi transparent and also, there is a fade in animation. If I render my ...
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how to use the color black on an alpha texture?

What do I when I have a model that I am painting on, the texture has an alpha layer, and I want to do something like paint the color black over some other color on that texture. when I do this of ...
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Blender Eevee how to render Bloom effect when using transparent background

I need to render Bloom effect while using a transparent background, I need to save PNG sequence with RGBA, when I do this, the Bloom effect is being removed by the transparency since it falls outside ...
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Cycles - Alpha/Transparency Issue

I'm having an issue with alpha in a material. I have this cactus (imported from sketchfab) which has a material for the spikes scattered around. This material is applied to a mesh with faces going in ...
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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. I'm kinda new to blender, here's a picture: Q: How can I improve the glass shader?
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How to add Transparent texture image with another texture

I am trying to mix two different materials together, I want to add one with texture, and another one with a transparent image texture. I made the first texture called wood.001 than I assign new ...
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Rendering animation with transparent background for website [duplicate]

I need to render animation with transparent background in Eevee and then to put that up on my website so video format has to be supported by HTML. Can I do that in blender?
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Mesh appears transparent in Unity, even after flipping normals

Mesh appears transparent in Unity, even after flipping normals. Also tried recalculating the normals inside and outside and didn't work. How it appears in Blender: How it appears in Unity:
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image wont show through transparent sphere

I have imported image as plane, and set the blend mode to opaque (using EEVEE). I have a transparent sphere, but it wont show through the image. Ps: Just to make sure my sphere is transparent I ...
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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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