This page provides information on the GI Render Element.

 

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Overview


The GI Render Element is a color image that stores indirect lighting information coming from reflected diffuse light in a scene (without direct light and reflection contributions) when Indirect Illumination is enabled. It is a combination of diffuse coefficient and indirect illumination.

This element may be used directly in Back to Beauty compositing and adjusted for brightness and color to control the final image easily.

For even more control of indirect illumination without re-rendering the scene, the GI render element may be re-assembled by multiplying the Raw GI Render Element by the Diffuse Filter Render Element:

Raw GI x Diffuse Filter = GI

 

 


 

UI Path: ||Render Elements panel|| > Shading rollout > Diffuse Shading (Indirect) - GI

 

Common Uses  


The GI Render Element is useful for changing the appearance of Indirect lighting after rending in a compositing or image editing software. Below are a couple of examples of its use.

 

 


GI Render Element

 

Original Beauty Composite

 

 

 


Darkened GI

 


Tinted GI

 

 

 

Compositing Formula


Raw GI x Diffuse Filter = GI