02 February 2002, 07:29 AM
He he, My simple answer would be "Whenever you think you can get away with it" :)
I tend to do everything to layers & composite as much as possible, mainly because of the flexibility involved. The number of times clients want to change things at the last minute is mind boggling. If you have everything separated, layered & G-Buffered, that last minute is a bit later, as you can quickly change things; like colour correcting individual elements, adjusting reflections, adding motion blurs & glows etc etc.
02 February 2002, 01:57 PM
i think pass rendering can be really useful when you have heavy geometry to render
just imagine you have been rendering for days a complex dinosaur (fR rendering maybe:) ) and its background and you have to rerender it just because there is something wrong in the bg!! cool:mad:
and of course it allows more flexibility when dealing with color corrections and filters, changing he scene composition..etc
01 January 2006, 02:00 AM
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