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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Transparent color node displays incorrectly in texture viewport, but correctly in blender render viewport

I am trying to make the eyebrowse mesh visible through the hair mesh "in textsure" view mode. So, I am trying to apply transparency through material color nodes. But, the transparent part displays ...
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How to see vertex alpha transparency?

How can I see vertex alpha as I paint it in Vertex Paint mode in 2.8? I get how to see vertex colors, via the node system, in LookDev, but I can't seem to figure how to see vertex alpha as I go to add ...
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Holdout on view layer in Blender 2.8 causing white edges around alpha

I was wondering if anyone could assist? I am attempting to place an astronaut in a phone booth and render the booth and astronaut as separate render layers. They are each on their own view layer and ...
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2.8 Solid view turn off transparency?

I am trying to figure out how to disable transparency in solid view. I can disable it in LookDev via the node editor, but not sure in Solid... The transparent surfaces are sitting on top of ...
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Rotating texture in node mapping make texture gone after rotate more than 90°

I am rather new on blender, in this case i was making an eyeball i want to combine transparent and glossy shader and in the last step i need to rotate the texture to make the transparent side facing ...
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How to eliminate shadows from translucent material on edge of frame?

Been having a hard time getting rid of this grey shading at the edge of the translucent surface. What I'm using: I'm using a principled BSDF shader, transmission of 1, roughness of 0, opaque blend ...
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My transparent background is black

I use Cycles, I think, because all the videos say it's Cycles. Mine looks the exact same. and when I made my background transparent by going to: Properties> Render> Shading> Alpha, and set it to "...
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How to layer (transparent) materials?

I am generating layered patterns using procedural textures. that is easy enough in a single material using mix shader nodes. what I would like to achieve though is ...
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Eevee Transparency gradient

started blender a month ago. I'm trying to combine nodes to create a specific skin effect on BLENDER 2.8, Eevee. The one you would see on the chin of a breathing frog. A skin really tensed, with a ...
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overlapping alpha textures - shading problem [duplicate]

I'm working on a bird that has an object particles system with transparent hair textures. When the textures are not overlapping is not a problem. There are some weird artifacts going on as soon as ...
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Cycles one side transparency

Is there a way to create a material that seems diffuse shader, but can see lights trough it when lights are behind like E.V.E. in Wall-e? I have tried diffuse mixed with gloss and both mixed add to ...
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render on a transparent background (volume is almost invisible) [duplicate]

I ran into a problem. If I render on a transparent background, then the output volume is almost invisible. As you can see, the fire after the render almost disappears. :( That is, I try to get the ...
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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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Node setup for transparent wire fence PBR texture

So i downloaded a PBR texture for wire fence but i don't know how to properly setup the node to make it transparent like in this preview Usually for PBR i only use diffuse, roughness, and normal, ...
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Why all of my textures don't show up on top of the other?

I'm tring to make a landscape texture on blender. I've made different textures, such as grass and pathway. The texture is in png (some of it is transparent) and I want to stack in on top of the other, ...
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can a transparent object hide a specific object behind it?

I have a problem. Can I make a moving object x be hidden behind a transparent plane y so, that every other object behind plane y is visible? Thank You in advance
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Why is my character transparent in the render?

when i render my character is transparent? Why? I have tried changing the setting under the block tab. I started having the problem after hid them for a separate render but when i unhid it it came ...
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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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Freestyle Line style : Alpha not working

I have a secondary line set & line style for hidden edges. I want its Alpha Transparency to 0.2, but it doesn't work. Blender says "base alpha transparency, possibly modified by alpha ...
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Cycles. Is there a workaround to skip rendering transparent tiles? [duplicate]

I have a huge transparent scene, but when I render cycles calculates(samples) the transparent parts. On lower resolutions it is not a problem, but in 8K it takes a while to calculate 2000 samples on ...
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Making a wall made from glass bricks

I need to make a frosted glass brick wall (see the example) for archvis picture. What is the best approach for it? Using just a cube with a texture of framing grout and glass shader for bricks will ...
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alpha over node is adding to the foreground artifact that is not in the background

i'm using blender 2.8 beta and i'm trying to conduct a test in which i make a lightsaber without volume for the haze so that the rendition isn't to long, so i used 2 view layers (used to be called ...
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How to make semitransparency on an image plane of a 2D png in v2.8?

I have checked past questions and this does not seem addressed. Blender 2.8. How can I add additional transparency to a PNG imported as an Image Plane? E.g. make the entire picture half-transparent ...
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UV Wrap seen through object [EEVEE]

Apologies, I'm not entierly sure how to the title this post without it being super long. But to summerize, I use blender for my day job, doing artwork mockups on products, and eevee has sped up this ...
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transparent PNG image not working in cycles [duplicate]

Hello blender community. using Blender2.79b I am working on creating leaf with PNG transparent image file. but alpha part is not working as transparent part. My node setup is wrong ? or any other ...
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Eyes won't show correctly (Overlapping?) (Transparency Issue?)

I have these eyes & there are eyeballs & eyes. The eyeballs are meant to be transparent, & there are until I add the eye? So the black eyes themselves are transparent but once I add the ...
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Control transparency of image texture in nodes?

Here is my problem, i am trying to recreate a handrawn painted texture, and for that i have to mix a crosshatch texture with a watercolour texture using ambient occlusion as the factor in the mix ...
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Cycles getting black shaded areas of emission / transparent shaded faces [duplicate]

I have a terrain mesh that I have shaded using a combination of emission shader and transparent shader. The issues is when I view the model from any angle where there would overlap from itself, for ...
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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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How can I render out Objects with Transparents but without Background? [duplicate]

I want to render out only the trail that I can composite it individually. So when I render it out without a Background -> Transparent Background, then my Trail looks grey and is really hard to see. I ...
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how to solve dark edges image area when using transparency in eevee

SOLUTION that worked for this project: edge fading to 0 AND mark overscan I am trying to adapt an image i made in cycles to eevee. this has a (up & down moving) flat, transparent layer slightly ...
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Transparent BSDF cause noise in depth layer

I have system that consumes depth and RGB output of Cycles renderer. I can observe noise in depth maps when I use transparent BSDF with ...
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Fresnel effect gone..well only partly shown.it changes when moving with camera

As you can see, the right up corner shows fresnel while the other part of the model show white only...any idea? The effect changes along with camera movement. It is not the problem of Zoom in too much....
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How to Make Semi-Transparent Edges Opaque?

The edges of a mesh show up as semi-transparent when rendered on a transparent background. Using the Set Alpha Node makes the edges opaque but fills them with black. I want the transparent edges ...
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Object as transparent mask in Blender 2.8 Workbench engine

I want to archive this effect: Create invisibility cloak alpha mask material But I can't find the option for transparent mask in the material tab in Blender 2.8's workbench engine. I can make the ...
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Transparency only rendering on one side?

So for context I'm using Cycles Render. As you can see in the image below, when I go to render my transparent cube it renders as transparent on one side and then the other sides are left a solid color....
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How to render specular highlights as a separate image with alpha channel?

I'm using the Blender Cycles engine to create graphics for a game; specifically, I want to display a grid of coloured ellipsoid counters for the player to move around. To avoid creating a separate ...
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Transparency Issue I've never seen [Blender Render]

So I'm using a mesh with a blushing texture that I hide in my character's head to create a blushing face with a shape key. I've done this before with no problem. This time I've run into a problem I've ...
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Object and texture transparency separately [duplicate]

Is it possible to make an object transparent but not the texture on it? Like if I want to make a glass with a sticker on it. Thanks!
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XNA model's transparent textures are white Blender 2.8

I have no idea how to fix this problem, this is what I get every time I try to render with Cycles. I use Blender 2.8. I also added a picture of the nodes, if that helps. Rendered: Node setup:
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How to make image transparency of clouds brighter

I am trying to make a pillar cloud using an image transparency. I have a basic node set up for making the image show with transparent background. But I would like to make the cloud pillar glow. I am ...
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Colorramp node makes colors clip or blow out

I've been trying to do little special effects for some of my videos. For example I create a light emitting object that woud cast light on a black floor, later composit the black out and the finished ...
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Product shots - Rendering shadows only below the object, not on the whole shadow catcher

Is there a way to render the shadow and the reflections only below the object? I'm rendering product shots and I want a shadow below them that isn't on a whole shadow catcher plane below the product. ...
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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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Blender Cycles - Can't see Glass through Glass

I've run into a predicament with an archviz project. For some reason, I cannot see the light bulb shining through the glass encasement in a chandelier. The light bulb uses a fake glass material (with ...
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Transparent shader in EEVEE has color glitch problem

When rendering out a sequence with these bushy leaves, on about every 10th frame there seems to be a color glitch, which does not appear in the viewport, only in the rendered png sequence. Do you guys ...
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Transparent character

I was testing out different solutions I had found but for 2.8 how do u get a image textured character to be transparent like he's a ghost or a out of body experience kind of thing. It shows that the ...
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How do I get the material's base color alpha work as transparency in the shader?

How do I get the Principled BSDF shader to display the base color alpha as transparency or without using nodes? Most of the questions seek to interpret the alpha channel of an image texture as ...
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Blender 2.8 Eevee Transparent Background Output

Using Eevee on 2.8 to create some VFX, however, all the video renders I output still have a black background and not transparent. I have selected Alpha channel to be "transparent" to no avail! Can ...
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Eevee alpha texture shadow issue [closed]

I have a problem with shadows when I use the alpha channel textures. I've noticed this issue is on my 2 PC with AMD and Radeon video cards. On 3 PC with Intel and GeForce I don't have this kind of ...