This page provides information on the Raw Lighting Render Element.
The Raw Lighting Render Element stores the effects of direct lighting on scene objects with no diffuse components or GI contribution.
This is useful for adjusting the brightness of direct lighting during compositing.
UI Path: ||Render Settings window|| > Render Elements tab > Raw Light
The parameters for this render element appear in the Attribute Editor under Extra V-Ray Attributes.
Enabled – When checked, the render element appears in the V-Ray Virtual Frame Buffer.
Deep output – Specifies whether to include this render element in deep images.
Filename suffix – The text added to the end of the rendered file, when saved as a separate file (e.g. myrender.rawLight.img).
The Raw Lighting Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of direct lighting after rendering in a compositing or image editing software. Below are a couple of examples of its use. In this set of render elements, direct lighting affects the back of the alien figure the most due to a strong back-light in the scene as well as the top of the circular machine above the figure.
The Raw Lighting Render Element
The Original Beauty Composite
Brightened Lighting Render Element
Brightened and tinted lighting Render Element
Raised and tinted Lights
Underlying Compositing Equation