View Full Version : mia material x: remove opacity in alpha

08 August 2009, 04:34 PM

I have a scene where I use mia material x shaders. It's a simple groundplane and an object. Now I want to render the scene in two seperate pieces, background and the object. The object layer should carry the shadows and reflections on the can I do that. I could set that up in maya with no problems but mia and idea. The scene has raytraced shadows and FG enabled. So it's not possilbe to just remove the ground because it reflects some light.

this is the simple way...abolutely perfect would be to have the fron, back, shadows and reflections in seperate layers. but for the start let's keep it simple

any help is greatly appreciated



08 August 2009, 02:39 PM
Do you have Maya 2009? If so - pass contribution maps are the way to go. Set up as many passes as you want, and a separate contribution map for each object:

For this, you'll need to go into your mia shader and click "upgrade to mia_material_x_passes" to get it to work right.

If not, they you can use a render layer where the ground "primary visibility" is turned off, so it still causes reflections, and then do another where the object primary visibility is off, to just catch the shadow of it.

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