For a project I’m working on, I needed to have Blender load multiple transparent PNG images as planes. It required a bit of experimenting how I could best do this, but I managed to do it as follows:
Blender 2.82 Transparent Images as Planes
Note: I use Blender EEVEE rendering engine, but it seems to work in Cycles as well.
To achieve being able to load my transparent PNG files as planes in Blender, I simply went to Edit -> Preferences and under Add-ons, I selected Import-Export: Import images as Planes (add a checkmark, save your preferences in the bottom left corner).
Now you can simply drag and drop your transparent png files into your Blender working area!
How to remove black outline on transparent PNG plane
And then I ran into a problem: a black outline was showing on my transparent PNG images. Luckily I was able to remove this by going to the Object Data Properties and checking ‘Use Alpha’. See image below for where you can find this setting exactly:
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