This page gives an overview of the Beauty Render Elements and explains how they are used as layers to composite together.


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Overview


The Beauty Render Elements are the primary render elements that form V-Ray's pre-composited final render Beauty RGB_Color. When rendering a scene, the image that is output is called the Beauty render. This render is comprised of many elements such as diffuse color, shadows, lighting, and reflections that are composited together to form that final Beauty look. All these component elements may be broken out into separate render elements which can be used to control different aspects of the final image during compositing.

With this workflow, sometimes called "Back to Beauty" Compositing, many components in the render from its lighting, reflections, and refractions, to its shadows and Global Illumination can be easily adjusted to fine-tune the Beauty render without the need to re-render the scene, saving time and increasing artistic options.

More information on the process of Back to Beauty Compositing may be found on the Beauty | RGB Render Element page.

 

 

Render Element Examples


The following are examples of render elements frequently used in Back to Beauty Compositing.

 

 


Beauty Render Element

 


Alpha Render Element

 


Diffuse Filter Render Element

 

 

 


Specular Render Element

 


Global Illumination Render Element

 


Raw Global Illumination Render Element

 

 

 


Lighting Render Element

 


Light Select Render Element

 


Raw Lighting Render Element

 

 

 


Total Lighting Render Element

 


Raw Total Lighting Render Element

 


Reflection Render Element

 

 

 


Raw Reflection Render Element

 


Reflection Filter Render Element

 


Reflection Glossiness Render Element

 

 

 


Raw Reflection Highlight Glossiness Render Element

 


Reflection Index Render Element

 


Refraction Render Element

 

 

 


Raw Refraction Render Element

 


Refraction Filter Render Element

 


Shadow Render Elements

 

 

 


Raw Shadow Render Element

 


Matte Shadow Render Element

 


Atmosphere Render Element

 

 

 


Caustics Render Element

 


Self Illumination Render Element

 


Subsurface Scattering Render Element