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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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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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 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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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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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 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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Help! Transparency and refraction not showing up in viewport like tutorial

I am brand new to Blender and following CG Boost's beginner tutorial series. I'm at the part where he's adding a bunch of drops on the surface of an apple, and I set everything identical to the video,...
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How do you make flat shading for games?

Just wanted advice on how to make flat shaders/renders like this for game characters. Especially transparent ones like the frog's raincoat and the glass cover of the terrarium. Any help would be ...
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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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Am I able to make such animation in Blender? Which file format to use for output?

Here is the example of animation. https://youtu.be/6YYgVNy40O8?t=47 0:49. There are 3D golden rings, photo of skyscrapers in it. I am not going to copy one to one this composition. I want to use ...
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Blender 2.8 transparency/alpha clip not working

Doing exactly what was suggested in Making a realistic infinite mirror tunnel Alpha transparency not working I ended up with: a Material: In Render: What am I missing?
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Uncheck texture slot 'alpha' on all selected objects with code in Blender 2.79

In Blender 2.79 I am trying to go through all the selected objects and uncheck the alpha influence from all the texture slots in all the material slots. So far I was trying with things like this, but ...
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How to make a reference model see through / semi transparent?

I imported a 3D model into my project to use as a reference. I would like to be able to make that model see through so that I can model over it without it blocking my own model. Is there a way to do ...
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Ghosty/Transparet Object in render

Im using blender 2.8 and cycle render engine I rendered this photo but as you can see the flower and the grass next to it are kinda transparent this problem didn't happened when I used Eevee engine ...
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Material is always black and on Cycles

I tried to assign different materials to face - they work correctly only on Eevee rendering. When I tried to render using Cycles - the surface always black - doesn't matter what the material or base ...
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Why does my background end up black?

Whenever I try to render something with transparent activated, when I save it, the background is black. I'm using cycles. I go to Render Properties > Film > Transparent and I checked transparent. I ...
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Startup cube not display as other objects

I started to learn blender on Dell Latitude E7450 with Intel Corei7 in order to participate a contest but after the laptop crashed I switched to Hp Protect Smart with AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD ...
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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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Liquid inside a cup is being Transparent

I added a new material for the liquid.Its IOR is set to 1. But the liquid can be seen through...
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Glossy or transparent glass reflection not achieved due to reflection from environment

I decreased the roughness and increased the transmission of a simple cube to get a transparent glass like image but the Environment texture is being reflected in the object.. ]3]3]4 []5
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I have tried to import EXR files to Davinci Resolve with the LUT's

Here are some pictures of my settings and result: On the right side of this image is the EXR file imported normally, and on the left side is a PNG without transparency. That's the look I want to get ...
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How create transparent seamles texture? [closed]

Somebody know how may I create my own transparent texture like this: And once i have created it, how I have to set up the shader editor? Thanks in advance!
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Can't always view object within a transparent box

I have a transparent box with a few objects within it. Depending on the view, the objects inside are visible and sometimes not. I'm running Blender v2.82a. Figure 1 shows the objects visible. ...
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EXR color difference to PNG

To avoid the problems that PNG has with fire Transparency, I exported the images in EXR format, but when I compare them to the PNG counterpart, the colours in the EXR image are way to blown out. Why ...
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How to make one mesh transparent?

I'm making an animation in blender. To be able to draw, I need to put a mesh down to draw on the surface as the placement of where I want the drawing to go is at a weird angle so I can't use the ...
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Blender 2.82 Parts of solid (opaque) objects in cycles renders are slightly transparent in photoshop

After rendering my scene in cycles with a transparent background, I saved the image as a PNG with alpha with 0 compression. I thought everything was fine until I examined it very closely. Certain ...
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Best practice and method for transparency with leaves?

I'm modelling leaves as a solid mesh using Displacement for texture (no Image Texture files). Leaves need Subsurface scatter (SSS) and translucency. I can add Subsurface Scatter with the Principled ...
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fluid simulation shows hdri with low opacity in render

So I have a fluid simulation starting at frame 60. And from frame 0-60 I can see my hdri at render with low opacity. It is a problem, because I want to make a transparent animation what I can layer ...
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Incorrect white background in compositing [duplicate]

Really straight forward question here, basically I have a few doors I want to render with an alpha layer and a shadow catcher, then I want to use the compositor to add in a PURE white background ( HEX:...
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Transparent Coffee Cup with Color Volume Makes Strange Objects

I'm following the Blender Guru beginners tutorial, and as I was making the coffee in the cup, it looked alright until you look at it from the side, where you see that it has all of these weird ...
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Tracing Geometry with an Alpha Channel?

I have not used a forum before to get an answer for a technical question, so bear with me. also, my spelling is pretty bad :) ok so, I have an alpha channel for a logo that I want to animate. I want ...
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Control multi-material object transparency

I'm animating the assembly of an equipment, I have a couple of materials repeated on multiple objects, and also some objects have multiple materials assigned (so there is a blue paint material, red ...
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Problems with Transparency when rendering with Volumetric shaders

When I render it in viewport then it looks normal: For the fire, I just youse a normal Principled Volum shader that is plugged into Volume of the material Output. I render with two layers one for the ...
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transparent Image texture render black

I made a png image with transparent borders. I put it on my plane and did the nodes, it works fine in Evee, but when I turn it in Cycles, it renders black instead of transparent. Please, could you ...
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Is it possible to see an image as plane through a transparent object?

I'm trying to put transparent objects(using eevee) infront of an image imported as a plane. But I can't see the image through the transparent object. Is it possible to do that or am I wasting my time. ...
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Having two different wall materials, with graffiti on both

I am working on an abandoned hospital. I would like to add graffiti here and there on the walls. The graffiti is a PNG with alpha. I have managed a rudimentary look and feel on a test piece, to be ...
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Alpha masks with a solidify modifier - objects with no edge?

I am trying to use planes with a solidify modifier and a transparency mask to quickly test the look of different images for a lightbox I'm making. However Im having trouble getting the rim of the ...
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How do I make objects translucent but keep background images solid?

First of all, new to Blender (about 2 months now) so if this seems like a basic question, I apologize. Here is my situation.. When modeling, I am using the Background Image for referencing front, ...
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how to use the color black on an alpha texture?

What do I when I have a model that I am painting on, the texture has an alpha layer, and I want to do something like paint the color black over some other color on that texture. when I do this of ...
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thickness dependent transparency

I am using a transparent material but it seems that I only have a transparent surface. How can I get the result that a thinner part of my object is more transparent than a thicker part. I now the ...
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Transparent material from 2.79 is solid in 2.82

I just switched from 2.79 to 2.82 and I face 2 problems. In 2.79 I could simply select a material to be transparent and set the parameters (alpha etc.). I do not find these options in the 2.82 ...
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Alpha-Over Node Not Working

This is my composite setup. From all tutorials, wikis, etc, this should place the movie clip in the background and the wall/thing in the foreground. Does anyone have any idea what I'm doing wrong?

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