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07 July 2005, 07:25 PM
Does anyone know of a resource (website, tutorial, book) that explains the multipass rendering process in LW? I dont need to learn about compositing, just how to set the render just the shadow, or just the reflection, etc. Any suggestion is appreciated.


07 July 2005, 10:49 PM
well, you have psd and render buffer export in Windows>Image Processing>Add Image Filter tab (look in LW manual for more on them), but I'll reccomend ASA_BufferSaver ( plugin from

yeah, and there is something more on this

07 July 2005, 02:02 AM
You might want to investigate Surpasses
Multipass rendering in lightwave is pretty tedious to set up otherwise.

07 July 2005, 02:26 AM
Hi Joshstanley. I encountered the same dilemna as you have before too. If you know how to do compositing and just want to know how to render out the passes, I would recommend rendering out in LW_rla format (don't use deluxe_rla). Below are some good free render buffers:



Those 2 are very simple to use with just a few clicks on the renders that you want. I prefer to use Buffer_Saver from Dstorm (for ease), although both produces similar results. Just remember to set your rendering format to LW_rla, Targa format, LW_png or Jpeg (or others that you know works for you).

07 July 2005, 09:05 AM
This ( Nanogator's technique looks interesting too :)


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