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V-Ray 3.0 Render Elements & After Effects

V-Ray 3.0 Render Elements & After Effects

“Working with render elements is absolutely essential if you want to adjust your render in post, and add in amazing effects such as exposure adjustments and lens effects. Render elements have been around in V-Ray for ages but they continue to improve their functionality. When saving out your renders it is most beneficial to adopt a high dynamic range format which avoids flattening the image into a compressed range of color values. V-Ray offers support for Deep Images and the OpenEXR 2.2 format and DWA compression. We'll explore in this article how to adopt this workflow and carry out your post production in After Effects.

Why render elements?

Render elements are absolutely essential if you want maximum control to retouch your images in post. They give you a whole host of abilities including specific selections, adjusting specular reflections and even fully re-creating your RGB beauty from a selection of render elements. These elements are particularly useful if you work in a multi-disciplinarian studio where you are required to pass your images onto a re-toucher. They will be eternally grateful if you're able to give them as much information as you can.” – Paul Hatton

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Posted by Michele Yamazaki