Use the Render Layer Editor for After Effects Composites


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Using the Render Layer Editor

When rendering CG you have the option to render in render passes. Render passes split up a render into different shading components. For example, you can render the diffused color separate from specular highlights, separate from a shadow, for instance. Now normally when you render in Maya, you get a beauty pass, and that's all the shading components combined, that's what you are used to seeing. But you do have the option to render as render passes, and these are great for compositing, it gives you a lot of flexibility because each component is on a different render, which you can affect separately. There are several ways to create render passes in Maya.

There is a simple way, which is through the Render layer Editor, and there is a more advanced way, where you go through mental ray and use the Contribution Map System. We are going to start with a Render layer Editor. Now we are not going to use the result of this for the final project, but this is very good to know, and I'll show you a q...

Using the Render Layer Editor
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Using the Render Layer Editor provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

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3D + Animation Video
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After Effects Maya
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