This page provides information on the Light Render Element.


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The Light Render Element stores direct lighting information from lights in the scene, and materials as lit by the lighting. It is a combination of diffuse coefficient and direct illumination. This render element can be used to brighten, lessen, or tint the direct lighting in a composite.

The Light render element is the same as Raw Lighting multiplied by Diffuse Filter.





UI Path: ||Render Elements panel|| > Shading rollout > Diffuse Shading (Direct) - Light

Common uses

The Light Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of direct illumination in a render using a compositing or image editing application. Below are a couple of examples of possible uses.


Light Render Element


Original Beauty Composite





Brightened Lights


Tinted Lights





Compositing Formula

Raw Lighting Diffuse Filter = Light