Creating render layer composites


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Creating render layer composites

Another feature of render layers is their Blending mode. This is found in the Render Layer Editor. You can see I have Lighten, Darken, Multiply, Screen, and Overlay, and the point of this is really to allow you to do quick and dirty compositing within Maya, without the need to necessarily go out to another compositing package, such as Photoshop and After Effects. This functionality is so simple that this is something that's good for previews, but if you really want to do actual compositing, it's actually better to use Photoshop or After Effects.

I'll demonstrate one way that this can be used. For instance, I am going to use the ambient occlusion render layer that I set up in combination with the roomLit render layer that I have set up to fake global illumination-type lighting. So the first thing I am going to do is I am going to select the volume light render layer, and I am going to click on the Clapboard icon, so we get the red X there, so that means this is going to turn off...

Creating render layer composites
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Creating render layer composites 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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3D + Animation Photography
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