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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Part of object disappears when viewed through a transparent material

When using the Blender Game Engine, the parts of the model viewed through the windows becomes transparent and it's not a clipping problem. If I select a glass object the model viewed through the glass ...
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Shadow objects appearing in render

I'm having another rendering issue that I can't seem to figure out. I have a video that, when rendered on my local machine, turns out as it should. However, the company that I am submitting the ....
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Soft lighting through translucent material in cycles

I'm making an interior scene in which all light comes from a window with a curtain. This is an image that shows the effect I'm trying to achieve: The light source is a plane with an emissive material ...
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Composite blur effect cut off at edges with transparent background

I know several questions have been asked regarding a problem with glow effects not showing up with transparent backgrounds, but I have a slightly different issue. For me, the glow effect does show up, ...
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How can I make transparency act as expected with the internal renderer?

Seems like a z-buffer issue. Everything seems fine in the material preview, but in the render the sky (or transparency, if no sky) "bleeds" a pixel or two between the intersecting part (intersecting ...
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No transparency on imported planes [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Blender to do some 2d cut-out animation, so I'm a complete newbie. After separating my drawing into parts in Photoshop (with transparent backgrounds), and saving them as PNG's. ...
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How can I receive shadows on an image-plane and at the same time ignore incoming lights? (Cycles)

In the Image below I've placed some 'feathers' on top of each other. They are made of image-planes with transparent backgrounds. The problem I have is that I would like the feathers to receive ...
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Glitchy-looking transparent alpha channel PNG when imported as “Image as Plane” in Cycles [duplicate]

I'm following this tutorial, and when I import the reference image I get a glitchy plane: (the one on the right is the Image as Plane, while the one on the left is an Empty with an image) I have ...
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Weird static-y appearance of object

I'm working on some motion graphics that involves making text appear from behind objects and other text. I was able to get the first word appear correctly using empties, texture mapping, and mix ...
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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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Is it possible to enable render transparency for only certain renderlayers?

I am currently rendering a scene that because of polycount issues I have to render on three different renderlayers. However I would like to disable the render transparency for one of those ...
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Rendering fire animations with transparent background

I'm creating a simple fireball sprite for my game and I want to render a fire animation. I would like to get the upper images with transparent background, but when is set the transparency on under ...
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Particles emitted from video layer

I am trying to compose a shot that combines video layers and 3D. In the shot, there are two video layers, one is the background and one is an alpha layer of a ghost floating around. They are both ....
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How can I make a partially transparent texture?

I want to make leaves with a texture on a plane, so that the leaves are colored and background transparent?
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blender cycles renders alpha black but shows up fine in material tab [duplicate]

As you can see it shows up just fine in material mode, so that must mean my node set-up is right. I also noticed that the the tree and bushes don't have this problem. Is it a shadow issue? blend ...
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Alpha in Render Layer Without Combined Pass?

I have a render layer. I need to be able to access the alpha of this render layer in the compositor. I know I can access the alpha by enabling the Combined pass, but I don't need to have a combined ...
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Simple opacity material in cycles? [duplicate]

Does anybody know how to achieve a "simple" opacity material in cycles? I'm fully aware of transparent node and mixing it with different shaders, but that's not what I'm looking for, for various ...
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Pixelated paint strokes on transparent Blender-created texture

Version: 2.76b, Renderer: Cycles I have a material on an object. This material is made up of two textures: One created in Photoshop, which is semi-complete, and a second one that was created within ...
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Transparent textured planes produce black artifacts

Having problems with hair transparency using cycles. I ported over a model from daz studio (have done this a few times before with no issues). Using a simple mix shader, transparent top, diffuse ...
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Raytraced transparency not showing other transparent materials beneath?

I've tried and tried to figure out what setting I'm missing, and I'm starting to believe that maybe it just doesn't work. I'm using the internal Blender Render. I have a subtle blend transparency for ...
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Alpha rendering with White background

I have applied a material and texture to a blender mesh. It renders in the 3D view with a white background in the texture paint mode. Is there a way to show the transparency correctly in this view?. ...
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Dust on image, using alpha node on a mask

I would like to add some dust on my character, with the "add" option selected, the dust becomes white instead of black. I tried to use "subtract" for a second attempt but I can't find out how to ...
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Transparency is showing up white on UV mapping [duplicate]

As you can see by the screen shot my label has transparency that's instead showing up white when I uvwrap the label on the bottle. I know it has to be something simple but there's no option to make it ...
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Glass shader appears black when touching another object

Here are renders of the glass: As you can see, the first image looks fine, but when the glass is broken and on the ground it appears black. How do I fix it? I have never had this issue in any ...
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Render semi-transparent volume with cycles

I want to render an image of a fire in cycles, but as a png with a transparent background. Without a transparent background, the output image looks like this: But as soon as I tick the "Transparent" ...
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How do I bake a transparent shadow texture using Cycles bake?

I'm trying to bake a transparent png image with Cycles. It drives me crazy trying to work out how to do this. Can anyone guide me how to accomplish it, or is it possible at all? White background ...
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Can I render each layer with transparent background? [duplicate]

My question: How can I export the PNG file ( like the attachment file ) from blender file? How can I render each layer with transparent background? I have a blender file. https://www.dropbox.com/s/...
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Can Freestyle draw lines when an object is behind a transparent plane?

Can Freestyle draw lines when an object is behind a transparent plane (or any other transparent object)? The render below shows the issue, the freestyle lines that should be drawn on lower arm and ...
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Can blender use the Alpha channel of an image as transparency on a plane?

I was wondering if I used Photoshop to make a portion of my picture transparent, Would Blender be able to use those transparencies while importing the photo using the Import images as a plane Add-on
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Render ONLY the Alpha Channel

I would like to render just the alpha channel in an animation, in order to use it as a matte when editing video. How would I go about doing this?
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Is it possible to create that borderlands edge outline look on a transparent object? In BGE?

Can I add an edge outline to an object in bge (say a human) thats transparent? Ive tried everything except code and cant figure out a way to do it. Thanx for the answers!
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Object not casting shadows on itself

I created a scene, which was mostly a sky of blue with random clouds covering the world, and I want the clouds to look more solid. But rendering the clouds makes them one flat blob. Its just white ...
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Has the “Use Alpa” option for textures been changed?

I'm using .dds textures and I just upgraded to 2.76. Many of the textures I'm handling have an alpha channel that must be disabled. In 2.73 there was a checkbox on the textures tab that said "use ...
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Label not showing up as transparent… or showing at all [duplicate]

Any ideas why this label is not showing up transparent? I believe I have all my nodes correct. These nodes are so complex someone should start a online Blender NODES academy...
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Alpha Over node doesn't work correctly?

Here's the first output: The second: And after using Alpha Over node: Blend file:
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Emitting Light from Object

I'm trying to create a semi-transparent wrapper around a light source. This could be gems, brightly lit console buttons, magical semi-transparent glowing fruits, whatever. Anywho, I tried the ...
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Have it so animation has transparent background to overlay stuff in video editor (transparency)

I was wondering if anyone knows how to make it so the animation renders with a transparent background so in the video editor, I can overlay "Scene" and it will have a transparent background, thanks.
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See Through Render Layer

Edit: Please looks at the image below. It is a better view As shown in my render above, you can see the exhaust of the ship somehow protruding through the engines. The exhaust and the ship are ...
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White background for animation

I'd like to create an animation (mp4 video) with a completely white background and use a hdri environment texture for lighting. If it was just an image I'd have no problems, simply by setting Film to ...
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How do I prevent losing contrast when compositing semi-transparent images?

I have a scene with an object and a mirror object, simulating a mirror floor. If I fully composite the image and save it with a white background from blender, the mirror image looses a lot of contrast ...
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Transparent textures that allow light to shine through

I was wondering if there is a way to edit a png texture to allow light to shine through its alpha channel. As though the transparent alpha not actually present in 3D space to block the light. I am ...
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transparency texture problem with particle system (shows wireframe)

i want to animate this scene with falling leaves using the particle system but they are not transparent for some reason. (you can still see the wireframe and on a darker background it seems to be ...
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Texture Painting not working with a blank image

I'm trying to texture a model using a blank image as base, with transparency. However, no changes are being shown, which is driving me insane. Using not-blank textures works fine, so what am I missing?...
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How to add edge outlining to transparent objects in bge

I was wondering how I could take a transparent object in the bge and give it a borderlands style edge outline so that the object is still transparent but has a black edge. Right now Im using a ...
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UV mapping artifact - Black edge (alpha area)

What could the problem be? Thanks!
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image rendered in blender differs from image saved to disk

I have my rendering set up like so: the idea is to combine the normals and the depth in to one texture which i can use in a game i am making. I could do 2 separate images, one for normal and one for ...
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How can I make the outside of a sphere transparent

I want to make the outside of a sphere transparent so that when I'm looking at it, all I see is the inside of the opposite face. If I'm close enough to the sphere that I can only see a small section ...
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Ogre: Alpha-Blend Texture

I'm using MakeHuman and Blender for modelling, and I'm using Ogre to display my model. There is nothing wrong with the way I load into Ogre (make an entity from the .mesh file). Most Recent Update: ...
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Can a glass object be made to act completely transparent to only the object contained inside of it?

Say I put Blender's iconic monkey inside a glass sphere (hollow, but solidified around its exterior). All lamps and camera(s) are outside the sphere. Using Cycles. What I want to accomplish is for ...
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How to create an image whose alpha value changes according to a curve through time in node-editor?

I connected an image-node with a composite-node and connected a value-node into the alpha of the composite-node. I changed the values and the image changed its transparency. Then, I connected the ...

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