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Blender allows the user to control whether an object can be visible in the 3D view space separately from whether or not it will be visible in the render, through the visibility property. Use this tag for questions about control of an object's visibility property.

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Transparent BSDF makes object and shadow invisible, but not through Mix Shader

this is my first post here, I'm new to Blender and I'm having an issue trying to achieve a certain effect. I'm trying to make an object become invisible when you look at it from certain angles. I'm ...
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Make visible certain sub collections and their contents

I've had a good look online but can't seem to find an answer to making sub collections visible. I've attached an image that shows the main collection called Block Garage which is ticked and then ...
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How to hide/unhide objects in a particular ViewLayer?

I am trying to hide/unhide objects in a particular ViewLayer but it's hiding in the current view layer only. ...
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Why are particles barely visible when rendering transparent background?

When I render a particle system with a black background it looks great. When I render that exact same animation with transparent background to composite it later in Premiere, it is barely visible and ...
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Collection that is set to indirect only is still visible when placed through geometry nodes

I am trying to achieve that an object is set to indirect only in specific view layers in Blender 4.0.2 since I do not want to see the door when I'm looking at it directly or from a perspective, but I ...
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Object ray visibility per camera

I would like to be able to toggle the ray visibility of an object but only for specific camera's. This is because I have a room with multiple camera angles I wish to render, however there would be an ...
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Remove invisible (inner) faces

My question is very similar to this theme quellenform shared great example for polys, visible in camera I can't to remake nodes for polys, visible in all directions, to delete all inside geometry. ...
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Spotlight size visibility in viewport

I work in millimeter units. Therefore, all architectural work is carried out in millimeters. But I noticed that the blender is designed for meters. All Gizmo objects are always very large. I searched ...
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How can I create a large amount of ragdolls (a collection consisting of many rigidbodies and constraints) more conveniently?

Using Blender 4.0. I'm trying to experiment with Ragdoll physics in Blender and I'm curious as to how I can create a large amount of them without tediously selecting objects and marking visibility and ...
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Why in Cycles render result has most partly black color, different

File to download ----> ============= After I press F12, the rendering result is like this: But in viewport it renders normally: These are my settings: These are my sun light settings: These ...
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Control Visibility (Viewport-Render) of All Modifier at once

I have a Collection, in this collection I have Multiple Mesh with each multiple Modifier. I would like to control the visibility in Viewport and Render of all Modifiers with same name at once. I have ...
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Invisible Circle mesh

I'm unable to see circle mesh.When I started using blender it was there but after a while it suddenly disappeared as it becomes invisible
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Header option gone?

I've used Blender a couple of times since the new Blender 4.0 release. It did not have any problems until recently when I opened Blender the header option was gone. The essential tools to edit are ...
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The visibility for renderings of objects is switched off, but is still displayed for random frames in the viewport and for associated renderings

I use an object (the sphere in the middle) exclusively as boolean for an animation and don't want it to be visible in the renderings. Therefore I have switched off "Show in Renders" in the &...
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How to make baked sound f-curve trigger a layer's visibility?

I want to animate a picture of a puppet with two images, one with a closed mouth and one with an open mouth. I want to trigger the open mouth when an audio track goes above a certain volume. This ...
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Mesh with soft-body physics not appearing in render?

I have a scene with multiple objects keyframed from rigid body sims, but since I can't keyframe soft body sims I don't know how to render it properly. In fact I don't know how to render it at all, the ...
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Can I make a mesh object transparent to sun light in Blender yet stay opaque in the viewport, using Cycles render engine?

I'm building a landscape with a visible moon. The moon should shine its light over the landscape. The moon is a round transparent plane containing a moon image + a light emitting object behind it to ...
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Mask Brush Not Showing in Sculpt Mode

When I select the Mask tool in Sculpt Mode and try to paint, nothing shows up. Mask is turned on in Overlays and set to 1.0. The Strength is set to 1.0. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank ...
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Final render is empty when a specific object is shown (Cycles)

I'm using IvyGen with an array modifier. The final render shows no objects when the collection with all the Ivys is enabled in the final render, but is completely fine when enabled in viewport or ...
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How to make an object in the animation influencing visibility of another object

This is my first post and I was searching for my answer on the forum but could not come up with a solution. I have an animation where I show how the biopsy probe penetrates the brain to reach a tumor ...
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How do I toggle visibility on a specific material group?

I have a mesh with diffuse and normal textures, and I've parted it out into several groups so I could distinguish metallic sections from non-metallic. Let's say that the main texture group is A, the ...
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Light not working

I have 132 spot lights in the scene but last 2 are not working, although the data is same. I added another area light and it's also not working, although the previous one were working. I've closed and ...
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Image plane visibility after camera movement

I added an image as plane B z=0. Then I added another image as plane X z=0. X is above B as I wanted, X uses B as background image. But when I walk/navigate the camera, X would disappear. Increasing z ...
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How to make HDRI invisible but keep other background nodes visible?

I created a starry sky with a noise texture and used an HDRI for lighting. If I activate transparency in film, I also hide the my noise texture. How do I hide only the HDRI texture?
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Disappearing object animation not immediate

Despite keyframeing the objects at different times, they seem to simultaneously spawn and disappear at the same time, when running animation. How do I get these objects to appear and disappear as per ...
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Visibility in viewport

Newbie to Blender, working my way through Blender Bros tutorial. Despite having visibility turned off on all objects I can still see some. If I select them nothing is highlighted in the scene ...
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Object turns permanently invisible when adding visibility keyframes

I'm trying to keyframe the viewport and render visibility of a simple plane with an image sequence for the texture. The sequence starts at a certain frame so I want to keep it hidden before that so it ...
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Visibility Driver Help

I'm having trouble with a driver. I have the driver using a single property linked to a custom property. I want the driver to turn the visibility on when the custom property's value is "1", ...
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Displaying an object in front of another object

I have 3 objects. I want one of them to show in front of the first one but not the third one. I don't mind compositing but I prefer without (I am using eevee to render). The dotted orange line shows ...
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Is there a way to avoid geometry nodes calculating if the object is hidden via the Outliner

I observed that when the container geometry for a geometry node tree is hidden with the eye icon in the outliner, the tree is still evaluated. Is there a way to avoid that? I would have expected that ...
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Hide an emission object but keep it's glare effect

I'm using the glare node in the compositor to create a lens flare effect. Is there any way to make the emission object not appear in the render, but keep it's glare effect? I've tried turning off ...
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Set specific values for ray visibility on lights

In other software (houdini, 3ds max) there is a way to set lights to have specific Ray multiplier values. For example having diffuse at 1.0 but volume scatter at 15.0. This would make its volume ...
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Why can't I see my objects even though Hide is off? [duplicate]

So I've been working on this for few days and I made a house and terrain in my file a few days ago. Today I made a Phonebooth collection which is working fine with hide on and off. But the collections ...
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the object behind is visible

While editing, the text is behind the curtain. but during rendering (picture 3) the text appears in front.
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Disabling an object from viewport and render simultaneously?

I'm wondering if theres an option im not seeing of toggling an object off/on in both viewports and rendering? Im a concept artist so i do a lot of iteration with duplicate objects, and its ...
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How to make lights in eevee not react to volumetrics?

I have a scene with heavy volumetric scattering in eevee, and i'm lighting my main object with a point light. I want to keep the effects of the light hitting the object, but I want to elminate the ...
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Make object visible when intersecting with target path of curve modifier

I am creating an animation of a laser pulse traveling down a waveguide. To represent the laser pulse, I am using a long cylinder-like object with an emissive shader. To make the pulse follow the ...
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Hair Particles not Reendering w/ Weight Paint Object Animation

I am making an animation that follows the "grow grass in Blender 2.8" tutorial for the floor plane. There is more going on in the scene, but all of that is working properly. In viewport, the ...
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Object mesh is not visible

Object mesh is not visible and in scene collection it appears in pale color. How to make the object visible?
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Creating "Text Cloud" like in comics

I need to create the "Text Cloud" like in comics. There should be "layers". The top layer is "Text" - the object inside the "Text Cloud". It should be higher ...
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Is visibility inverted between objects and modifiers?

I copy and pasted a driver from a modifier's visibility buttons to an objects visibility buttons, but the resulting visibility is opposite for the object. As in, a driver value of 1 for the modifier ...
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How remove hair from a model consisting of one mesh

I have found this project and would like to make some changes, I would like to remove the hair but I don't know how to do it. I don't want to remove piece by piece, there is a fast trick? https://...
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When looking at normals, even when it's a new blend, it looks as if I have duplicate faces

New to blender, following and following Udemy tutorial. But my objects always look like they're stacked or duplicated, even after merging vertices. So I created a new blend and added new objects in. ...
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Python script to delete all hidden object

I found a script to delete all hidden object of my scene but it wont work. I'm not an expert at this, at all, do anyone knows how to achieve that? ...
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Fade in object ray visibility WITHOUT using alpha

I know this question has been asked before but none of the answers solve my problem. Here's my problem: I have one (initially hidden through ticking off Camera in the visibility section) object that's ...
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Fluid simulation visibility of domain

I am trying to run the fluid simulation in an animation project. Say, the start of simulatin is frame 40, end of simulation is frame 60. But the total animation goes to frame 200. The domain and ...
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How to make bezier curves thicker so they are easier to see?

How can I make the bezier black lines easier to see? Basically I just want them thicker. They are super difficult to see against textured terrain and I need to constantly select all just to see where ...
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Changing render visibility of multiple nested collections

I have many nested collections with some suffixes as below [Main Collection 1] -[Sub Collection 1] --[Sub Collection 1 ON] --[Sub Collection 1 OFF] -[Sub Collection 2] --[Sub Collection 2 ON] --[Sub ...
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objects not showing in render [duplicate]

some objects arent showing up in the final render and i have no idea why. they used to and they just decided not to. (ignore the windows in the final render image i used a jpg) materials will be ...
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Can't make camera wireframe visible

It was visible before, but now I can't really get it to come back. The only way I found was to go through viewport overlays and tick extras, but I don't want it to look like this: This is what I'm ...
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