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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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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make invisible depending on point of view

suppose I have modelled a room like that: when I look at it from outside like in screenshot, I want the walls whose normals are not going towards my point of view to go transparent. In other words, I ...
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How to map a decal onto a glass mug

Complete noob here. I just started with Andrew Price's donut tutorial for blender 2.8. It's overall very informative (I'll have to watch it a couple more times for it to set in) but I went a little ...
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How to set Z transparency in Blender nodes using the Blender's Render?

The context is like this: If you are using the Blender internal (Blender Render Machine) and you are also using nodes, and want to fine tune the transparency by using the Z Transparency value how ...
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How do I add a thickness to Photoshop pictures? [duplicate]

I imported a Photoshop file as a plane and set the plane on "Alpha blend" (-transparency) to show a figure as a cutout. How can I solidify the parts vithin the outlines of the Photoshop picture/figure ...
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Why isn't my sea texture appearing transparent/translucent?

I have the alpha on my sea texture set to 0.375, blend mode to Alpha Blend, and backface culling and show backface are both checked. I need the sea to be transparent to the point where you can kind of ...
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Alpha not working on reference image

I'm following this beginners course but and we should make the reference image transparent, but it doesn't do anything for me. Why is this happening?
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Can the 3D viewport display animated, textured material alpha)?

Is there a way to make the viewport reflect an animated alpha of a texture (not material)? I create a texture with Z-transaprency and Alpha set to 0. I create a png texture that has transaprent parts ...
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My mirror ball is not shading correctly - it looks too flat

I have a 32x32 UV sphere in blender. I have it set to "shade flat". What I want is each square face to be clearly defined and visible (like shading flat normally does). It looks basically correct in ...
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Blender 2.8 PNG image is not transparent even with alpha blend and alpha nodes

I have a transparent image that I created as a plane and I can't seem to get it to be transparent. I've saved the PNG with the color and alpha data and it still not transparent even with the nodes ...
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SS & Transparency blue tint fix (eevee)

When a transparent material hits a surface with ss enabled, the edges appear blueish. The only way I could fix it is by enabling Screen Space Refractions on the hair, but that disables all the shadows ...
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Texture rendering looks different from preview

I created a 3d duck with png alpha feathers. I merged feathers to the body of the duck. Cycles rendered preview is cool but when I export the feathers take the unalpha texture of the body (not of the ...
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I don’t think cycles is working

So last night I was trying to make a crystal structure like the one in ducky3d’s video about fantasy crystals. I am very new to blender so bear with me. The transparency doesn’t work and I never see ...
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transparent hair texture for the BGE

I'm trying to create polygon hair like final fantasy characters in blender for blender game engine can someone help me out in creating good quality texture with z-transparency I have already tried ...
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Transparent object create opaque alpha channel. How do you get transparent objects over a transparent background?

I have a transparent object that I am rendering without any sort of background, ie film is set to "transparent." Rather than have slightly transparent pixels, the alpha channel is black and white, no ...
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Blender 2.8 Eevee. Can't find Material Blend mode option

I am trying to get alpha leaves in a tree from an older file to work. All the tutorials say got to Material > Otions > Blend mode. And switch the Material's Blend mode to something other than Opaque. ...
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How to make one clear object invisible inside of another clear object?

So for my animation, I have water draining out of a clear sphere. Unfortunately, through the sphere, the flow of water is visible when I don't want it to be. I only want the flow to be visible when it ...
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Reflection on an semi-transparent object

I'm trying to create projection of objects in my scene onto one specific object (in my case a sphere). In theory it is simple, by giving the object a reflective surface but here is my problem, the ...
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Why does alpha channel influence the color channel in node compositor?

I'm trying to swizzle an image using the compositor to generate a texture for a game. As you may know, it is common in Game Dev to have a different image per channel to optimise the texture loading ...
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remove artifacts from transparent image

I'm trying to render an image using cycles and my rendered image has these background artifacts that look like lines. These lines match up with the extent of the picture. I made both images (the one ...
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How can I render a mesh when it's inside a transparent mesh in an animation in Eevee?

I'm making a scientific animation where I have one molecule enter the scene, undergo a reaction, and appear to change into another object. Right now these are two separate objects. The molecule that ...
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Object Visible in Viewport but Missing in Final Animation Render

I found this free-motion graphic template in Youtube by ukramedia. It's a nice and smooth template for creating intros for videos. I followed all his instructions on how to modify his template, it ...
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Objects not showing in viewport on Solid view

Greetings fellow blenders. I got tired of looking around for a fix and writing here is my last resource. I updated Blender from 2.80 to 2.81, and surprise: All objects in the viewport are displaying ...
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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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Image Texture Darkens Entire Glass

When I add an image with a transparency layer on the bottle, it darkens the entire bottle and I have no idea what's going on. I followed this guide to the word but can't seem to figure out what I'm ...
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Alpha in Cycles isn't totally transparent, possible Mix node issue

Having a rather frustrating and nearly impossible to search for issue with transparency in Cycles, specifically a dark outline around the texture as you can see in the included images. I seem to have ...
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Images not displaying correctly with transparent objects in Blender 2.80

I have an "empty" plane in which I am displaying an image. In Blender 2.80 this object seems to have trouble interacting with transparent objects in the 3D view, although this technique worked in ...
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Eevee transparency and transmission

I have this kind of weird scene I'm working on where I have a cube of water (principled shader with transmission set to one and IOR of 1.333). Inside of that cube is a plane where I'm using a gradient ...
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Water droplet particles appear dark and muddy (2.8)

I made a particle system on this can to make it look "sweaty" but the water drops are far too dark for me. Is there any way to make it look clearer/lighter/more reflective?
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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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Invsible objects

I just installed Blender 2.81. When I first started it, I saw the orange outline of the selected cube, but not the cube itself. The objects show up in edit mode, but disappear when I return to object ...
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Video editing: weird transparency blending with “Alpha Over”

I'm working on a video in the sequencer, and as part of this I want to overlay a scene containing some text. The text is rendered via node-based shading, and in particular uses a "clouds" texture to ...
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How to make a texture transparent in Blender?

I've been making a scene of an office. I have to put in a office chair that has a mesh, but I'm struggling with the texture as I can't make it transparent. Does anybody know how to fix this? Or where ...
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Why is volume losing color when hidden behind glass and how do I make it keep its color?

Everything is done in Cycles. I created a very simple blue volume and gave it to a cube. I also added a principled shader to make the outside look like shiny glass. The cube on the left has only ...
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Make an object a mask (render as transparency)

I need a plane to act as a mask. I want objects in front of it to show up, objects behind the it to not show up, and where the plane would have rendered to be transparent pixels. You can think of it ...
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How to fix transparency problem?

I'm currently watching CG Geek's VFX tutorial and in his video, there is no transparency box around the subject but I do. How do I fix it? Much appreciated!
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Funky UV projection render result

I modeled a phone with a screen behind a glass texture. The screen has been smart UV projected and I put a short 250 frame clip on it. I then animated the phone to spin with glee. Looks great in the ...
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Missing object in blender 2.80

but, after rendering it become like this i already check all the cameras on ray visiblity
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I can't make a sphere blend, with transparency, with another (Earth - Clouds)

sorry for the noob question, but I'm following this tutorial and when comes the part to make the Earth appear "behind" the clouds, it doesn't work. I'm stuck at this for a while and I can use some ...
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Diffuse bake alpha

It's simpe. I have a plane. On that plane is a texture of a leaf with alpha transparency. Works when I render/switch to rendered preview. Now I want to bake that image of a leaf to another plane, so I ...
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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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Fade in/out Image in blender cycles

I am trying to fade in an image as a plane in blender. I've tried numerous variations and cannot get the image to be transparent. The closest I could find was this video but there are no FAC values ...
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Why isn't my PNG transparent? [duplicate]

This is the print of my screen. Already abled the Alpha chanel in the imported image. (the image is imported as a plane)
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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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Why is my alpha texture repeating as a triangle shape?

I've been designing a 3D intro where a logo, split up into 64 squares, comes out of the bottom smoothly. I used an online tool to split up my logo into 64 squares. For example, is the top left ...
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(2.79) How do I make a plane transparent without making the texture transparent?

I want to make the plane with the texture transparent, but I don't want the texture to be transparent. to be clear, the texture is a png file with some parts being transparent, but I cannot figure out ...
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animation rendering: extrapolate previous frame on transparent areas of the next one

I have a sequence of frames, which I want to render to video. The first frame is fully non-transparent, and the next ones are border-rendered - they are partially transparent. And these transparent ...
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Export transparent material in GLTF in blender 2.8

I am trying to export a glass material in gltf. Here is the material principled shader, notice I have transmission set to 1.0: this gives me this result in cycles (the glasses have the glass material)...
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Strugging to render my fire animation with Alpha/Transparency correctly

i've made a little fire animation using the particle system that i'm happy with, but i'm really struggling to output it correctly as a 4second .Mov with alpha/transparency enabled so i can import it ...