"Invisible" Shader

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Author: Abigail Black

Created: 02/21 at 09:39 AM

 

Category:
Animation
Blender

Using a Glass shader, presuming that a normal 'skin' texture has already been created:

Go to Shader Editor
Between the last shader for the 'skin' and the Material Output -> Ctrl+A -> Shader -> Mix Shader
Ctrl+A -> Shader -> Glass Shader
Glass Shader:
Beckmann
Rough = 0
IOR = 1.000
Glass Shader into upper Mix Shader shader input
'Skin' texture into lower Mix Shader shader input

Slide the Mix Shader Factor to turn object invisible

WARNING: When transitioning between visible and invisible, the contours of the object can be seen through the 'body'.

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Using a Transparent Shader, presuming that a normal 'skin' texture has already been created:

Go to Shader Editor
Between the last shader for the 'skin' and the Material Output -> Ctrl+A -> Mix Shader
Ctrl+A -> Shader -> Transparent Shader
Ctrl+A -> Texture -> texture (for this, I used Voronoi)
Ctrl+A -> Converter -> Math
Transparent Shader BSDF output to Mix Shader upper shader input
Voronoi Texture Factor output to Math lower Value input
Math Value output to Mix Shader Factor input

To turn object invisible, slide Math Value from 1 to 0.

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