How to Render Transparent Background PNG Images in Blender

How to render transparent PNG images in Blender Cycles and EEVEE render engines
How to render transparent PNG images in Blender Cycles and EEVEE render engines

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The settings for the “Cycles” and “EEVEE” rendering engines are as follows for saving rendered images with transparent backgrounds (PNG format, for example).

How to Render Transparent PNG Images in Blender’s Cycles Render Engine

Transparent PNG output settings in Blender 2.9 Cycles render engine
Blender cycles render output settings
  1. Go to Properties Editor > Render Properties > Film tab
  2. Check Transparent so that the World background is transparent. Product Rendering Tools add-on has this and many other features that make your work easier.
  3. Go to Output Properties, then down to the Output Tab. Copy the settings in the image below to your Blender project render settings.
Blender 2.9 render output settings
Blender render output settings

How to Render Transparent PNG Images in Blender’s EEVEE Render Engine

Transparent PNG output settings in Blender 2.9 EEVEE render engine
Blender’s EEVEE transparency output settings
  1. Go to Properties Editor > Render Properties > Film Panel
  2. Check Film > Transparent so that the World background is transparent
  3. Go to Output Properties, then down to the Output Tab. Copy the settings in the image below to your Blender project render settings.
Blender 2.9 render output settings
Blender file format output settings

NB: If you are looking for a way to render transparent videos in Blender, check out ‘How to render transparent animation videos in Blender’s Cycles and Eevee render engines

A Blender interface screen recording demonstrating the utilization of the Product Rendering Tools Addon in Blender.
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