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vonbon
12-02-2003, 04:05 PM
is it possible to do layered rendering in light wave

like rendering the specular, reflection, shadows difuse, etc.
in diffrent layers or pictures so i can put stuff in between them
using Photoshop.

Dreamwave
12-02-2003, 04:31 PM
yes, you can...but I can't remember how :blush:

how can you assemble these renderpasses in Photoshop?

angus1965
12-02-2003, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by vonbon
is it possible to do layered rendering in light wave

like rendering the specular, reflection, shadows difuse, etc.
in diffrent layers or pictures so i can put stuff in between them
using Photoshop.

Yes you can. Using the buffers. You can also render to a photoshop .psd file.

Limbus
12-02-2003, 04:52 PM
Use the Buffer export under image process. There is also a nice App around that generates different scene files for the different light passes and so on for you. I forgot the name but it was on flay.com recently.

Florian

vonbon
12-02-2003, 04:57 PM
well i was thinking that maybe it would give each pass
a alpha(shades of grey, not just BW) and then in Photoshop
use the, select "color range" tool on the alpha and use that
selection on the full color image and "ctrl J" to put that selection
on another layer, for each renderedpass, and put my manual addin layer behind them

most likely with some adjustments

unless it would render each pass(spec, diffuse, rflec, etc.) in color

SirReality
12-02-2003, 05:19 PM
I have yet to use it, but perhaps this would be a good use for the RLA export functionality? It should produce many different layers [diffuse, specularity, etc...], but I don't know if Photoshop can read an RLA file. It is commonly used with the Combustion compositing application [and probably other apps by Discreet, as well as Adobe's After Effects]. I don't know what version LW started supporting RLA export, so if you have an older version it may not be an option.

vonbon
12-02-2003, 05:19 PM
Hey thanks Ya'll

I'm pretty sure between the buffer stuff
and the psd export stuff

i'll surely get to where i need to be

Thanks again

anieves
12-02-2003, 06:42 PM
beware of transparencies, transparent objects are not supported in the psd export.

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