Final Render Transparency
Transparency on final render would be great fro compositing in photoshop with other elements.
Hello all! We’re reverting this behaviour in our next release so you’ll be able to do transparent background renders again. We’ll be using pure white as the fill color for the environment to give it a neutral lighting so you can colorize it easily in post if necessary.
Kristian Matthews commented
Export opacity / translucence correctly.
Currently my glass is plain white after exporting and you can't see the inside.
Walter Solano commented
Hey guys! You can disable the background if you Render Export to Photoshop!! Enjoy!!!
Linda Grant commented
How is this still not a thing? There is a box to uncheck background soooo why doesn't it save that way. And if this feature was started when the answer to this was posted on January 24th 2019...why isn't it done in May of 2020???
Bianka Sys commented
Queing for this feature as well.
Travis Welk commented
How is this still an issue? Is anything being done to get transparent backgrounds back on PNGs? Adobe is destroying our workflow with this.
Lukas Dreher commented
Still waiting for this to happen :)
Frederic Simard commented
Hello. On other render software, when we use for example glass material on an object, there is actual alpha transparency in the final render. I want that, it's very odd that this isn't standard. Now all I get it opaque glass with the background color in it.
The goal is to place many of these files in InDesign and we can see the objects behind that transparency.
Or put the transparency inside a channel mask.
I would like to be able to save transparent PNG or at least PSD with 8bit to avoid too big files.
Another Question: Why are the PSDs in "RGB linear" instead of sRGB?
Is there an update on this release?
Is there a release date for this feature? It would be really nice to work with that A transparent background render is so important for a 3D application
Nermin Kahrimanovic commented
It would be great to be able to Render in .png format with a transparent background (like in previous versions). For me to have transparent images, I need to render as PSD - Open Each Image in Photoshop - Remove Background - Export as png. This has doubled the time it takes me to create the final version of my renders, especially If I render an object with 20 different angles.
There surely must be a fix to this?
I understand your "we can’t use transparent lighting/reflections" comment, but could we not have the object reflect on a chosen color (e.g Black or White) but just remove the colored backgrounds?
I unchecked the background box and even deleted the background image completely and I still also get a png with a white background in the png. Hoping there might be a preference or something that I have to update. The other option is to export as photoshop file and then remove the layer there. Seems useless to me
@Jeanette - Your suggestion worked! Thank you! That makes it so much faster and easier to create .tifs from Ps for print layout work.
For anyone else experiencing this problem, a temporary solution is to export as PSD, delete the background layer and save as PNG. It's a good enough answer that I can live with for a week or two. But I would really love to export to PNG directly again with a transparent background.
I used to be able to export a model with a transparent background by going into design mode, going into environment settings and unchecking the background layer. But that does not seem to be the case anymore.
Another thread contained a message from about 8 days ago that has a similar problem: https://feedback.adobedimension.com/forums/552559-adobe-dimension-feature-requests/suggestions/17420401-final-render-transparency .
The model now exports with a background, irrespective of the settings that I give it.
Hoping to hear from you soon, and thank you for a great product.
Hi Janette, I was able to save a png with a transparent background...until I wasn't. Even with the background box unchecked I still wind up with a white background in the png. Is there a bug or some sort of work-around?
@Thrill - I'm sorry can you go into more detail here? This question/comment wasn't really asked or answered well. You can turn your background off in Dimension if you want to render it transparent.
- Go to Design Mode
- In the Scene panel select the Environment
- Turn off the checkbox next to "Background" in the properties.
Your render will now have a transparent background.
That's ridiculous Jeanette. That's double the work. We just used Dimension for 20 product renders and had to open each in Photoshop separately just to save it as transparent. That's a total pain in the arse and shouldn't be the case.
Hello! If you save as a layered .psd the transparency of the 3D content is preserved on a separate layer from the background image or color. Is that the functionality you were looking for?