The Total Lighting Render Element stores all direct and indirect lighting in the scene.
The Total Lighting Render Element is a color image that includes the effects of both direct and indirect lighting on materials in the scene, including the diffuse component. It is a result of adding the vrayRE_Lighting and vrayRE_GI render elements, or of multiplying the vrayRE_Raw_Total_Light and vrayRE_Diffuse Render Elements.
Note: Specific objects can be excluded from this Render Element by disabling the Generate Render Elements option in the VRayObjectProperties node for the selected object(s).
UI Path: ||Render Settings window|| > Render Elements tab > Total 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.totalLight.vrimg).
The Total Lighting Render Element is useful for brightening or dimming all lighting during compositing. Below are a couple of examples of its use.
Total Lighting Render Element
Original Beauty Composite
Brightened Total Lighting Render Element
Brightened and tinted Total Lighting Render Element