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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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Transparency on OBJ after export - Why and how to stop it

I have a OBJ Rose which when popped into blender looks great. I'm trying to export each individual petal as its own OBJ to manipulate separately elsewhere. Every time I export each or even the whole ...
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Jagged edges on transparent png

Hey there just trying to render a transparent png from Blender 2.8 then import it into After Effects to use a Stroke Layer Style. When I do that though I get this jagged result... My setup is this......
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Can't texture paint on model while using alpha

Hello! Please, can anybody help me, I am stuck. So, here is the model and I wanted to paint over my base color using texture slot with alpha. The problem is I am not able to paint on my model, when I ...
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How to paint vertex alpha for use in Unreal/Unity or cycles

How can I paint vertex alpha in Blender 2.8 so it can be used either for Unreal/Unity or even for use in cycles renderings. And how can I see this in a viewport?
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Blender 2.8 Fading Image using Images as Planes? [duplicate]

Is there a way to fade your image using images as planes? I did a few online searches, I thought maybe it could be done using Nodes somehow? Didn't seem to find much related to version 2.8 for this ...
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Why my transparent object will cover the opaque objects overlapping it?

Although i know somebody has asked this kind of question already, he doesn't get a answer,and sorry for repost it, hoping someone could figure it out. Here's the problem. So I've got a transparent ...
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Problem with textures/faces

Sometimes one part of my model takes strange transparency and i dont know why. When i import model to unity it looks even more strange.
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Why does the eye look like that and how to solve it?

I'm using Eevee. I followed a tutorial to create an eye. It looks great from the front: Its side shows some weird circles (I know it might be due to the transparent lens but I don't know how to solve)...
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Where is transparent view in blender 2.81

So, in blender 2.8, you would jump to Transparent view by hitting z > 2. But in blender 2.81 beta, there's no such option and every build I get, there isn't either so it's not a bug.
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Empty spaces after load FBX to Spark AR

I'm trying to load a 3D model I made in Blender to Spark AR as FBX formatted file. After loading, some spaces of my model looks just empty. When I remove the material from Spark, the grey object ...
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Model looks weird in rendered view

I have modeled a googly eye and added a simple principled shader with full transmission but when I view it in rendered view, there is a weird black thing along it's edge. I have not encountered it ...
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Problem Alphas Help

Problems with alpha blending. displayed on the other side. Why is that?enter image description here
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Reflection-edge and pixels artifacts

How do I get rid of the double edges and pixel blobs in this image created with Blender? I used reflection and transparency to create the "membrane" with a glossy look; enhanced using multiple lights. ...
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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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Eevee can't render shadows correctly with transparency?

Eevee now supports Movie Images, but I can't get it to handle transparency and the shadows 'not created' by transparency. I have a plane with a movie texture on it - a moving person, with ...
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Leftover space in material file generating black background

I am playing in my first session in Blender. I have successfully (for the most part) added two meshes to a rather simple cylinder. The first mesh is transparent and I have used shading to ensure the ...
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Transparent Cloth Shader [duplicate]

I hope u can help me out, I want to make a Ghost with this shader. Would be nice if someone can help
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Blender 2.8 Cycles - Winter landscape, weird artefacts in few of the cut-out trees [duplicate]

I come across an issue when rendering tree particles. All of my trees in the attached image are from the source tree. The source tree is free of alpha mask problems. As one can see, most of them show ...
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How to bake transparency/Alpha in Cycles?

I have two cubes in the scene. The larger cube is made transparent by decreasing the alpha value, and contains a solid red cube inside. As seen in the picture above, the transparency works fine in ...
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Blender 2.8 PNG image for material not showing transparency

I know this has been asked a ton, but i cannot seem to find the answer. Basically, I am importing an OBJ with an mtl file. The colors of my model all show up correctly, however, I have an logo (.png w/...