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 can I fix this transparency issue?

I'm pretty new to Blender and I'm having some trouble with transparency. I tried searching up for the solution, but I can't seem to understand any of them. The objects I'm having trouble with are the ...
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Blender 2.8: Script error: 'RenderSettings' object has no attribute 'alpha_mode'

I'm running the AssetSketcher v2.03 addon on Blender 2.82. Currently, it gives me an error when generating a preview image from a selected object: I checked in API Documentation and it seems there is ...
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I believe this shadow on the glass material is not normal, it follows my camera creating a weird effect, please help me fix it!

So basicly when I move the camera I get these shadows on the windows ( glass material). The shadows follow the camera angle and i would like to remove them or fix them. Im using Eevee. The shadows ...
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Bake transparent textures onto plane

I'm trying to bake a branch made from a cut out atlas onto a single plane for a tree to be used in a game engine. (Branch mesh with applied textures) (Branch ready to bake onto a flat plane) ...
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How to remove white border around objects (transparent background)

When trying to export the objects as a transparent animation/image, the objects are seen with a white border around them. "New to Blender"
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Problem with shadow catcher and a question about alpha blending

I have a model of an object and a ground and I need to separate the two into two different render images. First image -- object with a transparent shadow, second image -- ground without an object. ...
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How do I make a transparent brick texture?

I have a grid set up with a brick texture, and I want to have only the green mortar showing up, so I tried setting the alpha for color 1 and color 2 to 0, but the bricks are still opaque. How can I ...
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Images as Planes in Eevee having weird transparency

I have a weird problem with my viewport. As the images show, there are some very basic objects. But some textured objects are shown through other objects, although they should be hidden. It's obvious ...
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How do I make a crystal glow?

I am trying to make the infinity stones and I am struggling to make them glow. This answers doesn't translate to my issue since the solution involves creating a duplicate of the object scaling down ...
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How do I make a translucent crystal emit light from its core? [duplicate]

I am trying to make the infinity stones and I am struggling to make them glow. My previous question was closed and I have been pointed towards this question: How do I emit light from inside a object?...
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Adding/combining masks together?

I am working on a Stop-Motion Project and am using Blender 2.8 to add green-screening effects via masking using the nodes. In the image, the green screen has a similar shade of green to Doc-Ock, and ...
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Alpha material not see through when overlapped

I have a graduated background image set in camera properties and compositing nodes such that the linear gradient is always the same in any view. I have 4 different materials (shown) with differing ...
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How can i add an glass objet to an motion tracked scene with proper light coming through it?

i have a scene with a cg glass cup and there is no light coming through it, how can i fix that, i thought about HDRI but i dont know if that would help, im quite new to 3d modelling and everything in ...
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Compositor Nodes Mask Layering

I am a newbie to Blender and have been working on using the green screen capabilities for modifying images. I am having some issues with overlapping masks. When I add them together, the top mask ...
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Outline on transparent background

I'm rendering my scene on 3 separate render layers with transparent background. All layers have strange tranparent outline (around hand and laptop on picture) which I tried to fix in compositor with ...
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Transparency/Opacity-What is the easiest way to make an object partially transparent without shaders?

What is the easiest way to make an object partially transparent without shaders? It looks like the Transparency checkbox from the Viewport Display area has been moved/removed in version 2.8.2a... I'...
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Single Object transparency overlay with additive/brighter coloring

I have an object that bends over onto itself. Its one color with some transparency. See Image. The left portion is like a string that has bent around in front of itself. Right now, when the object ...
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Why am I getting strange alpha artifacts rendering the default scene?

Doing a render image with the default scene, I have pixelated squares of alpha transparency appearing on the cubes. Could this be some sort of driver issue? I'm using 2.82 on a Surface Pro 4. Here ...
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Problems with transparent glass image output in Cycles

I'm working on illustrations for a chemistry curriculum. The background world setup is a very light grey with some rough studio lighting approximation. I'm using a volume inside the glass beakers as ...
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How to render a transparent shadow of an object in Eevee?

I'm trying to render some pngs of objects with a transparent shadow to be overlaid on different environments. I've set up a shadow catcher using nodes and it looks fine in the render preview (pic 1) ...
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How to put emission shader on alpha channel image's lines? (transparency, materials, emission) [duplicate]

In the attached image, there is a black plane underneath an image plane with grey lines against transparent pixels. The image plane was imported as image from a .png file. I want to make the grey ...
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Can I shine lamps through a material?

I'm building a warehouse scene and the room has a few sets of windows. I've applied an image texture to the windows so that it looks like they are dirty, but would still like light to pass through ...
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Is it possible to make a transparent sequence with only mist?

Is there a way to make an alpha layer containing mist, that could be animated, so I can overlay it onto another shot? Perhaps using a noise texture, and key-framing it? I'm not sure exactly if ...
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Creating clear gel pill having translucency issues

I am trying to make a clear gel pill capsule and there is this weird wireframe effect as seen in the photo. Is it a result of the lights or do you think its the wireframe mesh? Any advice would be ...
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White lines appearing when rendering shadows to separate layer and recombining in compositor

I have trawled forums for ages looking for a possible answer to this. I am trying to render shadows to a separate layer then recombining them in the compositor with the rest of the image. This is ...
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Transparent part of my image shows up black

I would like to ask for help figuring this one out. I have a grayscale image with a black background, and I have the same image but colorized and with transparent background. I need a mixed shader ...
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When I render my plant (with diffuse and transparent bsdf, alpha maps) some leaves are like really just black

When I render my plant (with diffuse and transparent bsdf, alpha maps) some leaves are like really just black. And this only happens in cycles not eevee
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Transparency not working in blender 2.8- not sure why

Can't figure out why i can't see my pieces through one another, they are all set to full transmission. Please let me know if you need other screenshots
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problem with the transparency

I'm fairly new on blender (and I'm using version 2.8). I have a strange problem with the transparency of 2 objects. The geometries are identical but are imported from 2 different .obj files. How come ...
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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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Mesh is transparent when imported

I've created a model in Fuse and exported it as an OBJ with all the maps included. But when the model is imported into Blender, the mesh is see-through. You can see the eyeballs and teeth without ...
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How to automatically set image alpha to “channel packed” when adding new image texture?

Normally when you add an image texture in blender, The alpha mode is set to "Straight". But I want the alpha to be separate and not affect the image so I would set it to "Channel Packed" . But I have ...
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Glare Effect Transperancy Problem

when I use the glare-effect with a background it works perfectly, but when the background is transparent the glare-effect doesnt overlap the objece, meaning it doesnt show on the transparent ...
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Z Transparency in 2.8+

In older verions of blender there was option in materials tab called "ztransp" which later was renamed to Z Transparency in 2.79. However in 2.8+ I cant find it at all. Where is it now?
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How to change transparency color in material options? 2.8+ [duplicate]

I have two images. One on black background and the other on white. How to pick a color to act like transparency mask? How to separate it and put in alpha?
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Transparent object within transparent object in eevee does not display [duplicate]

I have 3 objects in blender. They are inside one another(think russian nesting dolls) and each one is transparent except for the inner-most object. My problem is I cannot view all three objects ...
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How to fade an object evenly into transparency to give it distance look in blender 2.82

I'm trying to achieve this depth/distance look effect, where part of the object that is closest to the camera will be solid but farther the object is from the camera I need it to fade evenly into the ...
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Blender 2.8 Eevee transparent BSDF leaving extruded text unfaced

I'm trying an animation in Blender 2.8 (most current release as of 20 Jun 19, although the last couple of releases also do this) which fades up pre-extruded text part way through; I'm running ...
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Empty Image renders in front of transparent object

I am trying to model with a reference image in Blender 2.80. I want to see both the reference image and my mesh in a transparent overlay so nothing blocks anything else. I assigned a material to my ...
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Artifacts and transparency in Modeling layout but not elsewhere [duplicate]

I sometimes have strange artifacts and transparency when I use the Modeling layout tab. No materials use transparency. In Layout, UV Editing, Shading, the 3d view-port window is normal. It happens in ...
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Issue with rendering tranpsarent meshes on transparent background in cycles [duplicate]

I am trying to add a sort of engine glow to a model. I have found a solution that looks good enough for me in the 3D viewport preview, but looks very different in the final render. Here is an image of ...
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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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Eliminating seam between liquid and foam

Bit of a complicated issue here so let me preface this by saying that I am very new to blender, and complex solutions may go over my head. I followed along with Blender Guru's beginner doughnut series ...
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How to remove an environment reflection?

I'm a beginner and don't know how to get rid of the environment reflection that is in every object (Blender 2.8). I also can't find a simple tutorial how to see objects through class. I just can't ...
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How to set transparent property per object for fade in/out, without having redundancy of materials?

Before you comment: I don't want to have 200 materials of the same metal just for fading out at different times. Render layers are out of the question too of course. I bolded it out because I found ...
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Faking a Window Material (Cycles)

Does anyone have experience creating a window material that prevents looking through it. I want to create a material that looks close to a regular glass material, but without showing an empty chasm of ...
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How to render transparent textures in blender render?

I've managed to make the background of the image transparent, but I can't work out how to render the transparent textures on the leaves as transparent and not opaque. How do you do this? here's a ...
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How to make Inflow object not impact the fluid simulation?

I'm trying to render an animation of water dancing. I'm using an animation and a character from Mixamo and designated it as the inflow object. The simulation works and follows the character just fine ...
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Transparency showing as black on a mix shader (multiple image textures)

First time here, still pretty new to Blender. I have an object that I've applied an image texture to. The object is a can with a label that wraps around 90% of it. The object's "label" texture ...
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Why is my glass looked like this? , I follow Blender guru's Part 3 Level 3, but ended up having this kind of glass

I've watched Blender guru's Part 3, Level 3, but ended up with this kind of problem that also encountered by the others as well, but they've already solved it and I followed their instruction, but ...

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