Blender Nerd Alpha Mapping in Cycles

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use an alpha map in cycles to make something transparent in certain parts.

We’ll be making a leaf by creating an alpha map from the original leaf texture to use as a mask between a diffuse shader and a transparent shader.

This tutorial assumes you have some basic knowledge of how to use Blender and cycles.

Here’s the node setup:

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