Holdout

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Holdout Node.

The holdout shader creates a “hole” in the image with zero alpha transparency, which is useful for compositing (see alpha channel).

Note that the holdout shader can only create alpha when Properties ‣ Render ‣ Film ‣ Transparent is enabled. If it’s disabled, the holdout shader will be black.

Inputs

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Properties

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Outputs

Holdout
Standard shader output.

Examples

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The checkered area is a region with zero alpha.