Translucency and transparency

(Position 5)

TechTest Model using Translucent blending

Translucency is acomplished by usual alpha blending methods.
Model has smooth transition between opaque and transparent areas. That is, object is blured and blended into the background.

TechTest Model using Transparent blending

Transparency is done by alpha testing.
Limit between the opaque object and the background is sharp, but rounded, not jagged.