# Why is my alpha transparency not working correctly in Unity?

In Unity I have never seen a bug quite as weird as this one.

As usual, I import my texture with a transparent background and then check the alpha is transparency box and apply it, and everything seemed okay. It had worked like it usually does and made the background of my texture transparent. When I apply it to an object or even just paint it onto the terrain it shows the original texture, but in the areas where there should be nothing it replaces it with some nightmarish plaid hell.

I have tried other transparent textures but that doesn't seem to work either same result but for each different picture there is a different pattern and color of plaid. I really would appreciate any help I can get on this because I'm just stumped.

Try using a different shader on your material. Unlit/Transparent should do the trick, though without any lighting.