Comparing render passes and render layers


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Comparing render passes and render layers

So, what's the difference between render passes and render layers? Well, the way I like to think of it is render layers are a way to organize the different elements of the scene - in other words, the objects, their visibility, and what shaders are applied to those objects, how the lighting works, and all that kind of stuff. So, I can the split the scene itself into different versions. Render passes then split render layers into different elements for compositing - in other words, specular highlights, shadows, ambient occlusion, things like that.

So, render passes are used on render layers. To demonstrate this and make this point a little bit clearer, what I am going to do is I am going to create a render here using the simple scene. So, I have a Frankensteins monster toy here, and I have a chrome ball, and I have some very basic lighting, just a directionalLight, a spotLight with shadows, and some final gathering has been turned on. So, what I am going to do is I am going to first cr...

Comparing render passes and render layers
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Comparing render passes and render layers provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

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