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I'm trying to create a shader that has a transparent area using an alpha mask. I can't get it to work. I used the Cloth tag. Please help me!

 

Link to the working C4D file: https://www.dropbox.com/s/b2d0cu4h97t7b7r/AlphaMap.zip?dl=0

 

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Unfortunately, to be able to help you, one will have to have Arnold. I am not sure how many people actually using it here. Did you try on one of the Arnold forums?


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To use an alpha mask in a texture, you need to do the following:

 

1. Create an additional "image" node, and place the alpha texture in there. Then, connect that new image node to the input of the standard shader, and connect it to: Main - Geometry - Cutout Opacity.

 

2. Right click on your object and add an Arnold Parameter tag and disable the "opaque" option.

 

3. Click on the material tag and enable, "tiling". You had tiling turned off, and it needs to be enabled. This could be a bug. Not sure.

 

4. Your alpha texture was inverted vertically. So, I had to open it up in Photoshop and flip it. Make sure all of your textures are oriented correctly.

 

Everything should be good now!

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