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Question Sprite sheet/flipbook ao masking or similar

Discussion in 'Universal Render Pipeline' started by skuli_unity, Jun 1, 2023.

  1. skuli_unity


    Jun 1, 2023

    I'm looking for ways to blend or fade-out the alpha channel of a sprite-sheet as it comes into close proximity of 3D objects.

    I've created this situation in Blender to illustrate what I mean:

    I've created this flipbook/spritesheet of a soft cloud loop.
    When a 3D object goes through the sprite it hard clips it creating this hard line, as one would expect.


    In Blender I go into the Shader nodes for the sprite-sheet and add an Ambient Occlusion node which I blend with the original alpha layer of the sprite-sheet. This ambient occlusion node then takes into account the proximity of other objects in the scene and adds a gradient value (black for transparent) where they intersect. This small gradient fade-out results in the 2D sprite cloud not clipping and looking so much better.


    My project is based in URP and has a few restrictions that I hope won't hinder this.
    So I ask, what are the options here to achieve this effect in URP?