Splitting a scene into render layers


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Splitting a scene into render layers

I would like to show you how to split up a scene into render layers for easy compositing. In this scene, I have my dining room geometry with some basic lighting texturing applied, and I also have a volumetric lighting effect established, and this is using this directional light and this volume surface. If I open up the Attribute Editor for the directional light, you'll see it has a physical light shader applied, and that's part of what's necessary to create the volumetric lighting effect.

I am going to go back to my renderCam camera, so you can see from the point of view of how I am going to render. I am going to switch to the Channel Box, and the first thing I want to do is create a render layer that contains all my room geometry and lights. So, I will select the roomGeometry group, go to the Render Layer Editor and choose Layers > Create Layer from Selected. I am going to double-click on this and call it roomLit_RL.

The RL is just there to remind me that this is a render ...

Splitting a scene into render layers
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Splitting a scene into 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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