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Final Render Transparency

Transparency on final render would be great fro compositing in photoshop with other elements.

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    Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension) responded  · 

    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.

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      • Nermin Kahrimanovic commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

        Thank You

      • kat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @Jeanette - Your suggestion worked! Thank you! That makes it so much faster and easier to create .tifs from Ps for print layout work.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • AdminJeanette Mathews (Admin, Dimension) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        @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.

      • Thrill commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

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