Setting up render elements


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Setting up render elements

In production, we want to have maximum control over the image. And the best way to do that is to separate each one of the render components out to its own file. For example, we can have the diffuse stored separately from the reflections, separately from the shadows and so on. That way we can sandwich all of these components together in a compositing program like After Effects. And control each one separately and really fine-tune the look of the rendering. One of the things that we want to do in this case is to apply the ambient occlusion in post so that we can control the amount of contact shadows, that are applied to the diffuse and the reflection components of the rendering.

So we need to cope with that first. Let's go into the material editor. Remember that there are multiple ways of applying ambient occlusion. The conventional way is through the Arch and Design material. We double-click on that. Remember I mentioned that inside Arch and Design, in special effects, there is an ambient occlusion s...

Setting up render elements
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Setting up render elements provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the Creating Product Shots in 3ds Max

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3D + Animation CAD
Software:
3ds Max
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