Blender is equipped to deal with alpha channel images, using them to produce visual holes in any surface. In order to use this image transparency, there are a few important steps to follow.
You will need the blendfile saved at the end of the last exercise:
ivy-leaf-03.blend. If you starting this recipe from scratch you can download and unzip the following file from the Packtpub website:
Blender provides all the tools necessary to use alpha channels. You will need to open
ivy-leaf-03.blend to continue this recipe.