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 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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Transparency of texture in Eevee

Usual nodes for Cycles with alpha transparency don't work here. I learned that need to put Alpha Blend in Blend Mode. But if png image has black color, it becomes transparent. I changed to Alpha ...
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Can't turn off x-ray?

I've somehow turned x-ray on for all objects in my project, or so it seems. No matter which object I put in front of the others I will look right through all the layers of objects until I see the last ...
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cycles transparency not 100% transparent

I'm using cycles to render transparency around some leaves, but the actual transparency has a slight grey tint. I read some other place on google to increase the Transparency under Light Paths in the ...
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Eevee Transparent Render is blank

I have a problem and was wondering if this is a bug. I've created some smoke that I would like to render with eevee. If I change the Alpha Setting in "Film" to "Transparent" I just get a blank, ...
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Text with Transparent BSDF and Black Diffuse BDSF not fully transparent

I spent the entire day trying to figure this one out. I'm using cycles. I'm trying to make subtitles for a video. The reason I'm using blender for this is because I have to hide previous subtitles ...
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Rendering does not process transparency changes over time - Playing my timeline do. v2.79b

Hello dear community :) Note that I started with Blender less than 4 days ago. I have a simple scene with 2 texts, 1 Sun light and another lamp light. I managed to make the lamp light move so that ...
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Blender Cycles - Alpha Over Node - How to get a combination of two layers and get as result something like 1 layer over the other?

Maybe the title is hard to understand so I explain quickly. I have 2 layers, one with a flat text and the other one with the outline of the text (freestyle). If I combine both (with Alpha Over) the ...
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How to make the edges of an object blur (to alpha)?

basically I'm trying to make a plane with a solid colored center and I want it fades out to the edges of the plane (as the image below) on cycles. Thanks in advance. Regards, Gonzalo
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Using opacity map with principle shader and another color map

I am trying to mix a color map and an opacity map for a flower to a principled shader, but can't seem to figure it out. I have tried various ways, but doesn't work, will appreciate any help here.
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Cycles: How can I make a plane both emmissive and transparent?

I have the following situation: I have a scene lighted by a "sun" lamp that gives me good sharp shadows. But I also want to have a large plane with an emissive material placed above the scene to ...
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How to animate translucency of a material per object individually?

I want to create a video with animated text in Blender 2.8 (beta). I have 3 words (individual text objects) of which the locations are animated with keyframes. They slide in next to each other. As ...
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Rendering cutout transparency 2.8

I bumped into strange problem: I have prepared some animation with cubes and text, at some point my text is fading in, but in the early phase it is totally transparent. The shader used for material is ...
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Render from Comand line

I am rendering a scene on some private HPC, they gave me putty to run render with command line: $ srun -N1 -pgpu blender -b test_gpu.blend -o //_###.png -P cuda.py -a everything works fine, but my ...
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How to animate opacity for an animated video with alpha?

I know that by altering the Fac value in the Mix Shader will do that, at least for a simple material, as in the noodle below. But what about a plane mesh with a video texture, with alpha?
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How to add an emissive and transparency mask to a PBR material?

I need to create a material with the following texture maps: diffuse, roughness, metallic, transparency, and emissive. The brighter green is supposed to be glowing, and the small bit at the top middle ...
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Volumetrics behind transparent objects in eevee

I have a scene where I want to put an object with a volume renderer under glass, but I've discovered that my volumes don't seem to render when they're behind a transparent object. I'm new to eevee, ...
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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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half transparent material when import xps file

I imported xps files and some of them have backface culling like issue. https://imgur.com/a/kUhF8Pk even resetting to default material didn't work I also tried 1. turn on and off backface culling ...
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Can I cut out the texture part of an object?

Hello to all members of this forum 👋 Project: I am currently working on the clothes of my character model. The cloth object is just a duplication of the body object with a transparent material (...
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Applying an image with an alpha mask to a plane [duplicate]

I want to place a png file floating over my 3D model's face to create eyes. I've placed the image on a plane that I've UV unwrapped. The problem I have is that when I render the image, you can see ...
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Granular quality on the render of transparent objects [duplicate]

I am getting a 'granular quality' on the render of transparent and translucent objects within a building interior. Does anyone know of a way to avoid this in order to achieve a smooth, sharp, high ...
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How to give an object alpha material?

I'm currently using a plane to conceal a few meshes in my scene (i'm using Cycles). This plane has a white emission surface, the same color as the background. Is it possible to, instead of using a ...
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How to use textures with transparency with eevee's principled bsdf? [duplicate]

the method I was told to use involving mix shader doesn't work
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See-through jelly like substance shader

I'm trying to recreate the little red balls on top of the gunkan sushi. So far I have this. Just a glass shader with a translucent shader added on top. I don't know if this makes any sense but if it ...
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Bloom effect with a transparent background?

I'm trying to use this render as an overlay on an image in Photoshop. I tested blend modes in photoshop, but didn't get the result I was looking for. When I set the alpha to transparency in the scene ...
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How to remove unwanted refraction (bent-straw illusion) from cycles material?

I am working on a render of Saturn as part of a scale model of the solar system, and have run into a problem with the transparency of the rings. I am using an alpha-mapped png image which seems to ...
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Clear Hard Flat Plastic Surfaces Without Glass effect

Let me start off with saying, I am new to this. I downloaded a model to play around with, as I know I am not good enough to make this item myself just yet (a jewel case) but I wanted to learn how to ...
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Transparent background [duplicate]

I rendered an animation as an png image sequence and I wanted to put a picture in the sky background (the render would mask the picture behind it) in another video editing software. When I imported it ...
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I am seeing the domain box in smoke render

as you can see when I render I see transparent box in my rendered view please someone help me
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Transparency problem

I have two layers of geometry for the eyes: The top one for the eyelids and the bottom one for pupils. This is what it looks like without the 2nd layer: And this is what it looks like with both ...
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How to make world background transparent [duplicate]

How do I get Cycles to render the world background transparent?
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Hair/Eyelash transparency problems with Fuse created characters

Blender 2.79b I think Fuse characters alpha/transparency channels might be broken. To test this, I made a side by side comparison with the model next to a square tile. The model's eyelashes (and ...
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Chroma Key Render isn't the same as viewer

Please take a look at my node setup, viewer output, and then render. I used the viewer node at two points so that I could make sure my color correction nodes were not the problem and even if I take ...
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Should “convert premultiplied” be enabled when using “alpha over” with render layers?

Do render layers use straight or associated alpha? Should "convert premultiplied" be enabled here?
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How to make image texture transparent

I am making a white curtain and want it to be somewhat see through. I am using and image texture that is jpeg and not png. and wonder if this makes a difference. I have seen others make objects ...
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How to make Eevee viewport background transparent?

I would like to view my meshes in Eevee rendered viewport with an alpha background when using HDRI lighting. How do I use HDRI lighting without seeing the HDRI image in the background of my Eevee ...
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Rendering issue (JPEG artifact on characters mouth/non-transparent background) how do I fix this?

I am rendering a Roblox character in Blender to make a GFX. I seem to be continuously running into this issue, no matter how many times I re-render the image. How do I fix this?
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Shadows on alpha channel PNG's and eevee

I am playing with the eevee render, and I am struggling on how to render projected shadows from objects textured with alpha channel. Here is a reference render on cycles on what I want to achieve. ...
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Blender 2.8 transparency & volumetrics?

Can somebody walk me through the process of getting volumetrics and transparency working in EEVEE. I recently hopped on from 2.79 but all my glasswork just isnt working. I tried all the alpha channels ...
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Rendering with background, but saving with alpha?

Excuse me for my language) I want to setup render view like V-Ray Framebufer in 3Ds Max: I'd like to render object and see it on a background image. But it still needs to have alpha-transparency, so ...
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Why is my animation render all white?

I'm working on a gold logo with a transparent background to throw on some videos. I'm in Cycles Render and it's taken me a long time just to get the glossy logo to look shiny. My render is all white ...
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I cannot figure out how to Rig Eyes

So I'm trying to rig eyes on my rig. They have two layers on with the eye whites and one with the pupil. When I try to move it, it can go into the skin of the character and look like it's floating....
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During a Cycles render an object behind glass looks striped [duplicate]

Using Cycles I rendered a object inside a tube (it's glass material). The problem is the object edges are striped as shown here: The same thing happened for another project too: In the first ...
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Bake transparent textures onto plane

I'm trying to bake a branch made from a cut out atlas onto a single plane for a tree to be used in a game engine. (Branch mesh with applied textures) (Branch ready to bake onto a flat plane) ...
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Combination of Mix shader and transmissions node leaves behind black artifacts [duplicate]

I'm trying to make an object transparent but when I use a mix shader and transparent BSDF node and turn the transparency to the maximum value it still leaves behind these weird artifacts. Why is that? ...
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Why does my transparent png have artifacts around it?

I'm trying to project an image onto an object using UV mapping and an Image Texture node. The png I am using is transparent, but when it's projected onto the object there are places where it is not. ...
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Why are all the movie clips I import into the compositor not working?

When I import a movie clip into the compositor in blender, it shows up in the backdrop as completely transparent, showing the black and grey tile pattern to signify a transparent image. Anybody know ...
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How do I get specular and bump maps or normal maps to work with a texture that has a transparent background?

I am trying to build a polygon wig for a character. I want it to be realistic not low poly this is not for a game. I made a hair image and made the background transparent because I wanted to have an ...
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Fresnel and blend option not showing in transparency panel

I'm creating a material for which I need to edit fresnel and blend options in the transparency panel and I don't have it. What am I missing (blender v2.79) ?