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Rendering Translucent Material Explaination

I encountered a problem with using translucent materials.

I would like to show a plane and a sphere within a coordinate system. The plane is cutting through the sphere, but though both are translucent, it looks like the sphere is before the plane, not intersecting it.

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It seems like it is not a bug, but more a limitation of how the rendering in Unreal works. I found a YouTube Video, where a guy is explaining why the problem occours.

I'm wring my bachelor thesis about a project in Unreal, where I encountered that problem and I'd like to describe why that problem occours, but of cause I cannt use a YouTube video a source for my explanation. So where do I find a proper source for information on how Unreal does the rendering from translucent materials?

And other question, am I correct, that there is no way archiving my goal in Unreal? (I tried that dithering its not working how I like to.) I want to have multiple translucent objects intersecting each other. Here is my material setup: alt text

So can you give eather a way how I can archieve my goal, or a link to a description of how the rendering works and why its limited in the lanslucenticy.

Thanks for your help!

Product Version: UE 4.14
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asked Mar 10 '17 at 03:02 PM in Rendering

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