Utility elements have a wide variety of uses both inside and outside of the compositing process. This page gives an overview of V-Ray's utility render elements and how they are used. Specific usage for each of these utility render elements is linked in the Overview.

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The Utility Render Elements are a group of render elements that are generated for use in a number of different compositing and image manipulation needs.

Some of these render elements are also useful for optimizing renders and troubleshooting issues and aren't necessarily used as images in actual compositing.





Utility Render Elements List

Utility Render Element Examples


Distributed Rendering ID

Extra Texture






Material Select

Sample Rate

Sampler Info Render Element





Unclamped Color Render Element


V-Ray Render Options

V-Ray Denoiser