I am doing a project where I have a cube in the center surrounded by other cubes and I want to composite them in after effects, however, I need the center cube on its own layer and the surrounding cubes on a separate layer. So I was wondering if anyone could help me out with some render layers? I saw some options but I am not really sure if what I am doing is right? For example I can have a beauty, shadow and specular pass to name a few. Someone showed me how to do render layers in 2009 with the linking type system but in 2008 its way different. I searched around for some tuts on 2008 render layers but it seems like the good tuts are all in 2009 maya... I appreciate any help at all! Thanks a lot in advance!!